My name is Roman. I'm 57 years of age, born on November 11, 1961 and a native born Texan. I first saw Miss Patti in concert at the Paramount Theatre (Austin) in 1996. I finally got to meet her in person at the same theatre in November 2000. I've met her also in Dallas (2001), San Francisco(July 2001: spoke with her briefly as she left in her limousine).. met her backstage in Houston, Texas (November 2003), saw her perform in "Regina" in March 2005 in D.C. and last saw her in her dressing room at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (March 2006) following her performance in "Sweeny." Most recently, I traveled to NYC in May 2007 to see "Avenue Q", "Drowsy Chaperone", "A Chorus Line" and saw the fabulous Angela Lansbury in "Deuce." Both Angela and Marian Seldes were delightful at the stage door. Most recently, I had the wonderful chance to see Miss Patti backstage in Dallas (on January 22, 2008) when she performed her "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda" show on the SMU campus. She was a "doll." Next stop, NYC.. and "Gypsy" on June 10, 2008. I most recently saw Miss Patti in San Antonio, Texas after her "An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin". She is coming to Austin in March 2010. I have my tickets. During my last trip to NYC in June 2010, I saw: "La Cage Aux Folles, "Addams Family" and "Dietrich and Chevalier." In March 2011, I saw "Lombardi", "Priscilla Queen of the Desert", "Wicked" and "Chicago." I can safely say that "Chicago" is now my FAVORITE musical. I just saw Terra McLeod (Velma) and Tracy Shayne (Roxie) in the national tour of "Chicago" in Fort Worth, TX (6 18 2011). Then, I saw "Chicago" once more the following weekend in Houston. Now, "Chicago" is my favorite musical. I saw: "Chicago" on June 8, 2013; "The Nance" on Sat. June 9th and also "Pippin." Finally, I saw "Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike" on Sun. June 10, 2013. I LOVED Pippin. It was so magical!
One more entry from the "Search For Roxie" contest. I liked this particular submission. She has a good voice. It looks like she took the time to learn the intricacies of "Hot Honey Rag". Her name is Megan Meyer. P.S. Be nice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy5-tZP5yYQ
I hadn't noticed these #search for roxie videos. Some are better than others, obviously. One, I noticed that her leotard was so dark, that she blended too much with the black curtains. Another one submitted a video with decent dancing ability. You could see her legs moving, but minus the footwork. We'll find out soon enough who are the best submissions.
Mr Roxy said: "To the original poster What do you expect expect for your $400 or whatever you paid for it? Only kidding. By the way understudies are sometimes better than the star. Case in point Anne Runalfson went on for Julie Andrews in Victor Victoria and was great. Whatever happened to her anyway ?"
I remember watching her when "Julia" came out. I was around 7 or so. At the time, I was too young to realize the significance of her role until much later. I bought her Sunset Boulevard Canadian recording on MP3. There is one audio cd available for 55.00. The MP3 recording is available for 7.99. She was always a classy lady.
I just saw "Merely Marvelous: The Dancing Genius of Gwen Verdon". I rented it on Amazon. I really loved it. I especially liked the part that she was the main person who sought to secure the right to the play "Chicago", from the original author. As I understand it, she tried for many years to secure the rights from Maurine Dallas Watkins. When the author passed away, her heirs allowed Gwen Verdon to have the musical rights to the play "Chi
There is always a limited version of the choreography available to those performers. I call it Fosse 2.0. If you look at the duration of her contract (Jan. 6-- March 29, 2020), that time falls during the dreaded winter months. If she turns out to be good, then the show has given itself a shot in the arm to handle usually dicey grosses during wintertime.
Chicago The Musical In Concert I just found out about this on Bianca Marroquin's Instagram Page. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is joining forces with "Chicago The Musical" for a three day event: October 4, 5 and 6, 2019. The cast includes: Lewis Cleale as Billy Flynn, Matthew Deming as Mary Sunshine, Tari Kelly as Velma Kelly, Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart and Emily Skinner as Matr
For those who have never had the joy of a performance by Ute Lemper, this is your chance. She will be at the York Theatre from Sept. 17-22 in a theatrical piece about her 3 hour telephone encounter with Marlene Dietrich in 1988, when Ute was 24. I am listening to her in an interview with Julie James on Sirius XM Ch. 72. https://yorktheatre.org/on-stage/rendezvous-with-marlene