re: Riedel: 'SPRING' FEVER Jun 11
2007, 02:39:44 PM
I think the standard response to Tony idiocy should henceforth be, "Blah blah blah blah blah."
re: spring awakening: clearly the greatest musical ever produced on the gr Jun 11
2007, 10:22:58 AM
Actually, the original title of "You're the Top" was indeed "You're the Blah." I hear Bock and Harnick eventually replaced their repeated Blahs in "If I Were a Rich Man." And who could forget Weill and Brecht's ode to general malaise, the "Blah Song." Sadly, it was cut from LoveMusik.
re: Your Personal Tony Disappointments Jun 11
2007, 10:00:59 AM
Personally, the biggest disappointment of the night was that they chose not to have a splitscreen shot going on during David Hyde Pierce's acceptance speech so the world could see Raul's reaction.
re: What A Shock Jun 11
2007, 09:45:17 AM
Oh, so very much to say. I'd like to say there's a universe in which I would have found Raul's performance award-worthy...but there is absolutey not. It's histrionic, over-the-top, and lacks all the subtlety that a role like that (a character who spends the vast majority of the musical being informed on relationships by his much more flamboyant friends) calls for. You know, like that singularly bland and untalented Larry Kert gave in the original production. I mean, he's CLEARLY no Raul b
re: Children of Eden: What went wrong? Apr 16
2007, 08:26:40 AM
Dottie, I saw the same production (friend in the cast). I actually liked the show better than Wicked in terms of book and score.
re: What Is LaChiusa Up To? Jan 15
2007, 03:46:58 PM
I swear there was something he was working on, like perhaps a commissioned opera, although I couldn't find anything through Google so I might have made that up one night.
re: To anybody in New York... Jan 15
2007, 03:25:58 PM
It's absolutely frightening that I clicked on this thread, almost as if I could SMELL the word karaoke...
re: Josh Groban as the Phantom Jan 11
2007, 10:15:27 AM
Meh. So not good. And I love how they reverbed "to beeeee" to hell and back in an attempt to squash an obvious inability to hit that note.
re: Yvonne DeCarlo dead at 94 Jan 10
2007, 04:54:32 PM
oh, all my childhood memories of watching the Munsters on TBS just came flooding back. I remember the first time I found out she was Carlotta in Follies. Total shock. What a performer and what a loss.
Anthony will be appearing in the movie musical adaptation of 'Sweeney Todd'. The movie is directed by Tim Burton and filming began in December 2006. The film tells the infamous story of Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett.
We are not able to release information about Anthony's character at the present time.
Guess it's a somewhat substantial
re: the monument! Jan 10
2007, 12:47:04 PM
Really? This does sound like a shill to me. A far better way to introduce your show after joining simple to post this would have been to say you're in this show, give us some details, invite people to see it and talk about it here. Not so hard.
re: What's Adam Guettel Been Up To? Jan 10
2007, 11:20:57 AM
A little of the music has leaked out. Guettel often writes music on "ah" for the vocal line (several of those "ah" passages remained in Piazza, you'll notice). I think Audra premiered a song of his once like that.
re: NY Philharmonic MY FAIR LADY - let the casting begin! Jan 9
2007, 02:19:54 PM
You're right. Rachel does look and often play a lot younger. is she quite right vocally, though? I'm not sure I buy it. I'd kill to see her Mother come around again, though. I love Marla Shaffel but I'm also uncertain she's quite age-appropriate anymore, looks wise. She'd be good, too, though.
I also think Benanti is a good idea, so long as she doesn't get sick.