dearalanaaaa said: "I also went to the Jesus Christ Superstar rehearsal last year, and for me, the bags were a bit much for a theatre setting. At intermission, I often need to message people to check up on them, or I'd like a simple photo of my playbill at the seat. This wouldn't work for the everyday theatergoer. Plus, you can just hide the phone anyway."
You could easily go to the lobby at intermission, unlock your phone and text. Also, I don't think ta
ElphabaGoodman said: "Bettyboy72 said: "That clip didn't thrill me. The music was swallowing her voice and the diction wasn't great. One thing about Lenk-her diction was flawless with the accent. Also, they all seemed to be flailing around during the choreo and that didn't really work. How old is Papi supposed to be? That dude looked 40."
Papi is supposed to be fairly young and Adam Gabay (son of Sasson Gabay who plays Tewfiq) is only 21
That clip didn't thrill me. The music was swallowing her voice and the diction wasn't great. One thing about Lenk-her diction was flawless with the accent. Also, they all seemed to be flailing around during the choreo and that didn't really work. How old is Papi supposed to be? That dude looked 40.
I skipped the chili because I really didn't want to take a risk. I mean what if it gave me gas or heartburn? Chili is one of those things that people respond to in very different ways. Im sure many people are lighting up the theatre in the second act. Gross.
I did enjoy this show but got a free ticket through Audience Rewards. When I see a play I always envision what it would be like without its set. I once took a playwriting course and the instructor said that a solid play should be anchored by its dialogue-if you have to rely on staging then you might want to work on it more. A good play should deliver in a bare black box or a Broadway production with a large budget.
I don't see this play doing well without all the bells and wh
I also saw the show twice in Chicago and as another poster said, I found it richer and more satisfying. I was there right after Cher's visit and some of the ensemble were telling me that Cher wanted it lightened up. I also saw the show both before and after that tacking Mamma Mia style ending was added. (That new ending was Cher's demand.) Previously the show ended with the Believe as a ballad sung by SJB. It was somber but gorgeous. Had much more gravity.
Broadway-The Cher Show. There's a reason it got so few nods. It was better in Chicago and that isn't saying much. The book is atrocious. When you find yourself bored in a show about Cher, you screwed the pooch. The costumes, choreo are divine and SJB is giving a master class. Aside from that, a snooze. You can even tell the ensemble is tired, bored and over it from their Instagram posts. A totally lost opportunity. They should have waited until she passed so she wasn't sticking he
I've seen Alice twice in cabarets in Ptown post N2N. Her voice was lovely, soft and powerful. It had healed and she sounded tremendous. I think she often pushes into that rock voice for shows, possibly at the advice of a director or music director. When she isn't pushing she sounds sublime.
I'd kill to see her do this. She's actually the right age for Norma. Contrary to previous casting, Norma isn't geriatric. She has the primal acting chops to deliver a perfo
Count me among those not excited for Ferguson. The gay minstrel show aka Modern Family does nothing for me. I find him grating and he tends to play everything the same. I was really hoping for Parsons who brings gravity, pathos and intelligence to his comedy.
"Serious" actors don't balk at nudity if it serves the piece. I assume Jessie is on board. Whether they alter the staging or something to decrease the vulnerability of the actors during the nude scenes remains to be seen.
I think Jim Parsons would be fantastic in the O'Hare part. He will sell tickets and have the audience in the palm of his hand. I think the play is ok. It's an entertainment I enjoyed but not great. Penises will get butts in the seats. I do wonder if they will scale down the nudity or put a low wall in front of the shower so it is less gratuitous.
The play works on an incredible meta-level as the audience is forced to confront its own issues with male nudity and masculinit
If they want to get butts in the seats for this old chestnut, they should consider some non-traditional drag casting, like Jinxx Monsoon for Velma. They really have the opportunity to do some interesting casting and freshen the show up. This show has not been begging for a tour yet IMHO.
Just finished and overall found the thing a dirge from a start to finish. The last moments with the montage were more effective than the whole series. I found that to be a problem. The montage showed an emotional arc that was never established during the series. It fabricated that the episodes took us on that journey. It didn't. Not for me anyway.
The last montage is a testament to the work of Williams. Just give her all the awards. Without her, this endeavor would be a
MCfan2 said: "Wasson interviewed Reinking for his book. She said many of the same things she said here. He also interviewed other people, and they brought different perspectives. Ann Reinking says Fosse wasn't abusive or exploitative. Cheryl Clark told him to his face he was exploitative, and walked off the set of "All That Jazz."
That's what a good biography does; it brings a wide variety of perspectives to one person's life, as it should. You can