My personal dream is for someone to take the book “Girls Like Us,” by Sheila Weller and use the music of songwriters she put in her triple biography: Carly Simon, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell. Not a biomusical, but a musical using the music of the three women. King’s music could go so much further then beautiful did
I feel a bit confused because they’re so close in age...yes, Solea is 24 or 25, but by no means does she read so much older that they need a younger actress to play younger Eva, unless they plan on having some kind of silly gimmick like having Eva “duet with herself.”
The upside is that Solea is a stunning performer and this puts her a step closer to Broadway. I thought for sure she’d replace in Hamilton by now, but c’est la vie. Hopefully 2020 i
I’m assuming since it begins previews in 5 weeks, we’ll see little if no new casting from the tour.
I’m truly not sure how this is going to play out in the long run. Yes, there’s quite a few empty theaters this fall, but that doesn’t mean throw a show in to fill space. I’m all for people giving things a go, but can TLT sustain a 16 week run?
I don’t have enough good things to say about Paris Nix. Really. He performs with so much energy, enthusiasm, and joy and his ability shines through so much. I’ve yet to find see anyone touch Daveed Diggs’s Lafayette, but Paris is probably #2.
Tituss has been extremely focused on getting the musical version of The Preacher’s Wife he wrote off the ground. He wrote the music and lyrics for it. Last year, it had a successful lab and I guess had regional interest.
That being said, I’ve been a huge Tituss fan since he did Guys and Dolls. Part of me wants to say he’d be an obvious and fabulous choice for Ursula in The Little Mermaid remake, but I would love him on stage. Is there a role for him in the Company rev
I don’t know what to make of that. I don’t think I liked it. The scale seemed off to me (cats aren’t that small) and for being computer generated, some it looked an awful lot like people in unitards. I also think they made Jennifer Hudson look flat-out ugly, not old tired and downtrodden.
When Beautiful closes, it will 1 month short of it’s 6 year anniversary since previews began and 3 months short of it’s 6 year anniversary from opening. When it comes down to it, the run has been nothing short of spectacular.
Many talented people have come out of this show to move on to bigger things—Abby Mueller, Alysha Deslorieux, and Paris Nix, to just name three really started to start breaking through with Beautiful. For people who grew up with Carole King,
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Congratulations on a long, successful run and what will surely be many, many regional, community, and school productions.
I think Alison Luff has a beautiful voice and Stephanie Torns has given a performance that rivaled or exceeded every billed Jenna, but my gut says Sara will come back to close things up. Regardless, there’s a wealth of veteran Jennas and new talent to get through the next 5.5 months.
I’d love to see Sara Bareilles take another go at the score of a show. Her
I’m excited to go next week. Talked to a few people who were at the dress rehearsal last night and while I didn’t get many specifics, I got a lot of “It’s a damn good time!” and told that it’s “tighter.”
I really enjoyed the show in Boston, while still admitting it needed a lot of work. I would see it for the spectacle and amazing Sonya Tayeh choreography alone. I, too, used audience rewards points to help get this ticket as a birthday present for myself. And because I won’t almost $300 for mezzanine seats. But that’s a personal choice.
I enjoyed the show much more then The Cher Show. Like, eons more. I though The Prom w
The show wasn’t my favorite of the season, but it had some fabulous performances in it (Brooks Ashmamskas! Chris Seibert! Caitlin Kinnunen! Beth Leavel!) and it brought a lot of people joy. The older I’ve gotten, the more I realize the importance of that. I’m sorry it didn’t make back it’s investment and will leave many out of work, but I think this could become an important piece of theater for schools and community theaters.