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Ruthie gives the best performance of her life and the rest of the cast aren’t too far behind. My only snag is the script is quite poor at times.
It’s press night tonight. I really hope it does well.
After a stream of naff juke box musicals, reality TV casting shows and Gone with the Wind (LOL) London is really suffering.
re: Drowsy in London Jun 9
2007, 09:49:55 AM
I wouldnt say Benny Hill is a national treasure anymore. He was very much in the 70's but now most of just find him dated and very sexist. Still BH exports very well.
I think the last NY show to do well in London was Chicago. I guess it's too early too tell on Wicked - although this show is doing well despite getting mostly bad reviews
Drowsy in London Jun 9
2007, 06:54:22 AM
I have to say I quite agree with them, especially the one from the Guardian and the Indep.
I guess it suffers because the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park is bringing back it’s fantastic production of The Boyfriend. This last year stared Summer Strallen aka Janet Vandergraff
However I think it's me and the critics who are alone everyone who sees it, loves it. It didn’t get a standing ovation but it still got a a big cheer. Despite this I’ts very easy to get reduced tickets for
re: John Doyle's next projects May 21
2007, 04:54:33 PM
He did do an acotr musican Into theWoods about 8 years ago. I hear it was really but alas I never go to see it
John Doyle's next projects May 18
2007, 06:56:21 PM
He has just directed Lucia de Lammermoor for Scottish Opera and it got amazing reviews. A production of Peter Grimes is coming to the met and Merrily we Roll Along to the Watermill Theatre (Berkshire, UK)
Does anyone know what happened to Barnum? and if plans to direct a different piece in San Diego or anywhere else
I would love to read both scripts. Where did you get yours from?
I very much like the sound of the first recording. The second one sounds a bit pop for my tastes. Although im maybe biased due to my love of classical and opera
If John Doyle could somehow combine the first version, with I love to Travel, Dress Big and new version Ariodane (Maybe for her to sing) and restore the original ending then I think we would have a perfect show.
re: Sondheim's Bounce--opinions? May 17
2007, 07:47:31 AM
About this time last year SJS gave a talk at the Queen’s Theatre in London. He said something along the lines of …Chicago was 85% there, Washington was 90% there. Were doing some re writes and rehearsed reading then hopefully a new staged version will appear after that
I too would love to see the Frogs, although I think the changes Nathan Lane made are a bit too didactic. I think that’s why it didn’t go down too well at the Lincoln Centre. The fleshing out of characters is great and
It was great coming to NY and knowing the recordings of Company and Grey Gardens so when we saw them we had familiarity. However also great to be knocked back by the wonder tht is Curtains - Also really sad to see the last Kander and Ebb show to open. But at least when I get the recording, fantastic NY memories will flow back
Curtains - Recording Apr 3
2007, 03:51:41 PM
Curtains was one of the highlights of my recent NY trip. I love it. I guess it will get recorded?
New York Trip Jan 22
2007, 10:36:49 AM
Hello, I'm planning on flying over from London in March to see Grey Gardens and Company. Do you think these shows will still be running?