re: From Marc Shaiman on the Tony's Jun 8
2009, 11:06:26 AM
I had to come out of the woodwork to check on you guys, and as usual was delighted to peek behind the curtain. My life has become frightfully pedestrian. As I sit, I'm considering getting up from this desk and running away from everything. Join the circus, or the nat'l tour of Mamma Mia... I'm sure they need a sequin stitcher or a Keyboard 9 player.
Back on topic... I am dying to know how the closing number was born. Stitched together from pre-existing thoughts, or banged out in
re: From Marc Shaiman on the Tony's Jun 7
2009, 11:33:20 PM
I thought I smelled the old days. The musky, yet sticky sweet smell of BWW04. DAME, Namo, Pal, Pati B... it's almost intoxicating enough to make me forget the dead hooker in my trunk.
re: Hunter Parrish's photo as Melchoir in SPRING AWAKENING. Aug 29
2008, 08:47:06 PM
The woman with the laptop was there with Michael Mayer on August 22nd when I saw it. They were in a box, balcony right. They were clearly observing the new cast. The laptop would be for notes. I think it's even cooler to see something like that. I had just as much fun watching the show, and watching their reactions to it.
Recently, I saw Young Frankenstein and Spring Awakening, and I know that they were both encouraging drinks to be taken to your seats. I seem to recall people drinking at their seats at August: Osage County and Boeing-Boeing, but I'm not totally sure.
Help me with a little research! Regional theatre, BW,
Amanda Watkins as 'Sweet Charity' Feb 18
2007, 05:38:38 PM
The 'Sweet Charity' tour is heading out of Rochester, NY tonight. I saw it and have to say I really liked it.
Molly Ringwald was sick, and for the weekend here understudy Amanda Watkins jumped into the red dress. Rumor has it the number of refunds requested was in the single digits. Unlike the rest of the audience, I was hoping for an understudy. I had heard things about Ms. Ringwald's performance, and wanted my first taste of 'Sweet Charity' to be free of stunt casting.