AADA81 said: "Part of the problem here is that audience expectations have narrowed in a sort of PC-censoring. Carousel, My Fair Lady and The King and I take place centuries ago, give or take a hundred years. To complain that these characters portray perspectives or behaviors that we in 2019 find offensive is silly, because people DIDN'T think thisway back then. Like it or not, they just didn't. To superimpose21st-century sensibilities on characters living in a different era o
It was eligible for awards in musical categories at the Oliviers, the Lortels, and the Drama Desks. I have not heard anyone classify it as anything but a musical, albeit one that uses Dylan songs instead of an original score.
These shows don't exist in a temporal vacuum and they aren't behind glass in a museum. The repeated need to settle into a defensive, nostalgic, rail-against-the-PC-police posture every time someone dares to wonder if maybewe should be looking critically at what these shows are saying and portraying before we stick them up before an audience for the umpteenth time is wearying.
Society has changed since these shows were written. That's tru
Saw this last night. So much talent and resources wasted on such an empty project. Incredible vocals, dancing, slick staging and design... in the service of a thin, dead-end story devoid of conflict and with barely-there characters. Joshua Henry is a phenomenal performer, as is Ryan Vasquez, and they and the rest of the cast try to sell this. But you just can't.
The best you can say is that it's short and moves quickly.
bk said: "It wouldn't matter if they'd waited five years, because the exact same outraged people in this thread would be posting then and let me tell you how little that matters in the scheme of things.
But it's fun to judge a show prior to knowing a single thing about it, not to mention judging a person based on what you've read. I'm not a judge and I'm not a jury - I have no idea if the allegations are real or not real. I have no idea if this will
JBroadway said: "If I can get a dirt cheap ticket to this, I’ll CONSIDER seeing it for 1 reason, and 1 reason only: Lynn Nottage. She is the only ray of hope that this project has, if they allow her any creative freedom, that is."
I had hoped that Nottage would mitigate the tone-deaf nature of this project, but that interview in the Times did not fill me with confidence.
NOTTAGE It’s really hard to traffic in absolutes. Do I b
After that truly terrible interview in the Times with Wheeldon and Nottage about the project, I have very little faith in them or this.
Bad Shows vs. Being a Victim of their time? Oct 10
2019, 10:22:09 AM
What do we mean by “bad”? Very few people would take issue with the quality of the writing of shows such as those. What’s at issue is how they express social issues, which is a very different thing than the issue of their quality.
Really? My post saying that he had burnt bridges and engaged in "bad behavior" and that made people reluctant to hire him was deleted? That isn't hearsay- Guettel literally talks about his troubling relationship with sex and drugs HIMSELF in this article in 2003: