That west end production was about as bland and miscast as you can possibly aspire to. Boring and the singing was bland and boring. The best that can be said about the production was that the tap routines were neatly and cleanly executed.
THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread Nov 5
2019, 08:40:09 PM
The answer to all of this is “No, please stop. Don't continue. She is terrible. The whole mix thing is badly done and really? No one can sing anymore? Must they all flatten the note -boring and meaningless. And, Michale Jackson jacket geez what a cluster...
How about just sing the song - it's beautiful enough as it is - it doesn't need a fussy arrangement. She scoops and slides - a clear indication that the vocal technique is harder and harder to keep up and in shape. That is why she made the right decision to wind-down the opera career. Best leave now before it becomes more than apparent that the voice cannot negotiate the genre. However, the tone of the voice is still beautiful to say the least. But if you quest
you could take the comment, "her - I mean them." as either, a self- correction because this is the first time according to the show, "a transgendered person stars in a leading role", or to the referencing "White Men," or to the fact that one character is "strangely attracted to her" that would be because of the middling of the characters sexual being. Or, it could be as many of the offense brigade these days declares, that it was a off-the-cuff sn
it isn't foolishness and many, many performers have no say so in the design - it is laziness and inattentiveness and it is obvious when a critic feels compelled to comment upon it. Just because a performer collaborates or says I want to look like this or that, doesn't mean it's in the best interest of the character or the actor - get real. It could be not wanting to be critical in a moment during the design process when it's easier to make the decision and ge
Okay so the NYT hired or assigned a writer that isn't necessarily sensitive or tactful. Yes the wonderful performer is large - as if that needed to be pointed out unless you are blind, in which case, after reading the review, even the blind now know this fact. It doesn't need to be pointed out, she knows she is large, and so does the audience. What does need to be pointed out is that the costume designer is untalented and unskilled at adapting styles to fit every body type
Just because it's name has been "officially" changed, doesn't mean it has been changed. It will ALWAYS be the gypsy robe and there is not a blasted thing anyone can do about it. The Legacy Robe will always be mentioned in the future with a (subset title, Gypsy Robe) long after all you have self-congratulated yourselves on this small, picayune, obnoxious, and sanctimonious exercise. If you really want a challenge, try getting the "N-word&
It comes down to a couple of criteria when casting an extensive musical like MFL. Cast someone who can do it, it you cannot take the role on and do it for the full 8 shows don't do it, you aren't meant for musical theater you don't have the talent. Andrews did it and in the original key and, WITHOUT MICROPHONES for every blasted performance - didn't miss one. The use of microphones changed without a doubt the degree of talent that would be acceptable in theatre from that
Why would it be awkward to call out someone who is contracted to do a job and they failed to deliver? Like, I mean, Like Oh My God, Like, I mean, wow, Like OMG that is wonderful, like, OMG. Boring, illiterate and obnoxious and is clearly, look at the broadcast tape, ill-equipped to do this type of spot for a live television production.
NPH is absolutely guilty of a passive aggressive moment, or a less-than-direct slap, if you will, but he summation was correct,
I am happy that this has spurred the discussion, and that is my last thought on the subject from the desk that, according to some, issues pathetic and disgusting opinions. A statement that doesn't achieve anything except make the source feel better and vindicated, but not necessarily valid or correct.
I am sure all of the people called "gypsy" are ready to march on theatre row with just how offensive this is. It is picayune gesture at best and I want to know just how many gypsies you might know in real life. It is a reference to constant movement from place to place or show to show as it were. I am self-aware enough to know when I see a ruse and a false pretense of good works or actions. This has nothing to do with being white and again you point the finger of j
Oh brother! Talk about asinine and absolutely over the top "PC" - I mean WTF. Go ahead destroy the true meaning of the ceremony. It will always be known as the gypsy robe no matter what you call it...Snowflake Cape Ceremony, Ultra-sensitive Garment Give away - sad. Just stupid and waste of time and brain cells. But hey, I am surprised they don't go further and make sure everyone in the show receives a robe so that no one's feelings are hurt or th
I knew Jan personally and she was beyond reproach as an actress and a human being - full of kindness and hilarity. When I stopped her one day on 43rd street to say how much I loved her in Corum Boy, I began to cry because of the fact that I knew her and witnessed a performance that was well beyond the cast arround her. She hugged me and said, "you have just made it all worth the struggle." It will take time to not think of her and the tears not flow, but I wi
What is really disturbing about this post, is that you would even discuss it as a possibility out loud, let alone think of it....seriously?
Norm Lewis and Tamyra Gray to Join the Cast of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Dec 19
2017, 12:00:00 PM
They actors in the show have all decided to leave - one more dancer has sliced his foot on the stage. all of the current dressers, what little they have, are moving to Frozen. Do Lewis and Gray know they will have to dress themselves? management is so cheap they are even trying to have the actors out on the wigs themselves and they actors are rebelling about the continuing up and down the stairs to make changes and the wigs are falling apart due to the sand and water and there are no replacem
The Broadway League's offensive strike to try and deflect against it's own members being subjected to this scrutiny is laughable. Many of these producers are likely guilty of this behavior and much more, so their glass house is standing on sand. Abusvie behavior on all levels is clearly a part of the their broadway history either in lore or fact - they better clean their own doorstep before trying to clean others. They knew the practices of these casting directors, and if