Were they already in rehearsals? I think this is too bad. Jesus Christ Superstar was excellent.
I'm guessing they were struggling with content. Hair is pretty dirty. And dated. Once the Rent fiasco happened, and they realized they'd be up against the GoT finale, it was over, Johnny.
The message of The Wizard of Oz Nov 24
2018, 06:00:15 PM
Right, yes, that's the more overt message, I guess. This other interpretation kind of turned the whole thing on it's ear.
I remember getting weepy reading it.
The message of The Wizard of Oz Nov 24
2018, 04:05:19 PM
Forgive me for this thread, but a couple years ago, some very bright poster here wrote out an interpretation of the story that blew me away. I've been searching for it for an hour, but can't find it.
It was something along the lines of how we all leave home like Dorothy, have adventures that fundimentally change us, and we eventually long to go "home" to a simpler time, which is never possible because it is us that has changed. Therefore the real magical part of the story is not Oz, but
I am so angry right now that you could stir-fry vegetables on the back of my neck! I called about getting tickets to LA Buckley in Hello, Dolly! at the Pantages, and was told they were subscription only. What the actual <<edited by BWW staff>>?? I never heard of such a thing as that.
So only well to do people can enjoy theater. I find this very, very sad.
Spielberg's West Side Story Oct 2
2018, 12:28:06 AM
Sorry, but I think Ansel is hotter than ****, bro. His lips are like two red, fluffy pillows.
I'd let him do unspeakable things to me.
It's good to have a sexually magnetic Tony and Maria. It makes their love at first sight make sense. Like with Leo in Romeo and Juliet. You totally fell for him with her.
The joke is that Dolly has such an unstoppable will that even though the plot has advanced to the next day, dolly will not be stopped from eating her meal! So, the rest of the cast is in the court house on Sunday morning watching her eat at the restaurant on the night before,"
Again, I'm sure it's my own slowness on the uptake at play here, but I don't understand your explaination. Are you saying that Dolly's hunger is so po
I have a question. I'm sure it's a stupid question. But I'm so curious.
How is it that Dolly is suddenly eating her meal in a court room?
Official Bernadette Peters in Hello, Dolly! performances thread Jul 16
2018, 09:00:16 AM
The very first Broadway show I saw was The Magic Show in 1978. My mom took me for my 8th birthday. And, now the final show I will likely get to s'ee with my mom was Bernadette Peters' final performance of Hello, Dolly! It couldn't have been more perfect.
Peters is adorable. In good voice (all things considered) and looks AMAZING.There were times when she looked like a beautiful painting of a woman at the turn of the century.
The moment she appeared at the top of the staircase
I agree in principle with most of the things people have said about being open to new interpretations of ahows. But it's just different with WSS. Robbins is part of the very DNA of what the show is. It will be impossible not to compare, and impossible for the new version to measure up to what Robbins created.
I'd love to be proven wrong, and if history is any indication I may well be.
I don't like the idea. The show is Bernstein, Laurents, Sondheim, and Robbins. To eliminate the work of one of these men just seems wrong.
It would just be strange to see it with different choreography.
Spielberg's West Side Story Jul 4
2018, 07:06:39 AM
The original movie works despite one lead who is just adequate (Wood) and one that is just terrible (Beymer)
It works because of Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, and to a lesser extent Russ Tamblyn. But most of all because of Jerome Robbins'choreography. Nearly 60 years later, it still is electrifying and fresh. Spielberg will have to incorporate it, or it will be a very hard sell for me.
I'd much rather them do this as a live TV event, with no goddamned commercials, though