With that said, MP is my favorite film of all time and I have been skeptical about this entire project.... but man oh man, was that trailer magical. This is going to be the movie event of the year. I cannot wait!
SomethingPeculiar said: "I wonder if Andrews was ever offered Sally in FOLLIES (in the 1985 concert version or in another revival)? She would have been 50 at the time of the live recording-- the perfect age, and still in good voice."
I think Julie is much more of a Phyllis than a Sally. She performed “Could I Leave You” in the original off-Broadway production of “Putting it Together.”
Clearly she still has a soft spot for live theatre— she hosted the PBS mini-series on Broadway in 2005, she’s directed three stage musicals in recent years, and her Netflix series was all about the theatrical arts. I think if she could appear on Broadway again, she would, but her in
Worse British/American Accent Jul 21
2018, 10:06:33 PM
I haven’t seen every Nicole Kidman performance, but those that I have, her native Australian accent always comes through at some point.
But accents to me are kind of like the icing on the cake. What matters is the substance of the goods inside and she generally gives very good performances regardless of her accent.
She clearly still has a passion for live theatre. She hosted the PBS documentary series “Broadway: The American Musical.” She has directed 3 musicals for regional theatres in the US and for the Sydney Opera House. Just last year, she sang and performed in a children’s show about the performing arts for Netflix called “Julie’s Greenroom.”
FOLLIES to return next season to RNT; cast recording in the works Jan 31
2018, 03:42:41 AM
Lately, a lot of people have been suggesting this Benanti-O’Hara pairing for a “Follies” revival and I’m convinced that it will become everyone’s go-to answer for “Who should do ‘Follies’?” and then in 10 years Bart Sher will announce he’s reviving it at the LCT and everyone will get excited for the Benanti-O’Hara pairing, and then he’ll cast Lauren Ambrose in both roles.
(No shade to Lauren— am actually really excited to see her as Eliza, but it did feel like her name came out of left
I know I'm an isolated case, but Bernadette Peters is a much more exciting name to me than Bette Midler.
That is not a knock on Bette-- it's just that as 20-something musical theatre fan, Bette Midler is really just Winifred Sanderson to me. (And I should and want to experience more Bette-- any suggestions where to start besides the Dolly CD which I own?) OTOH, Bernadette and her voice were a fixture of my childhood in Cinderella, An
Is the NT Follies transferring to Broadway? Dec 23
2017, 10:50:36 AM
To each their own. I think Julie's rendition of "Could I Leave You" from "Putting it Together" is one of the best there is-- I'm not sure what you mean about her voice, I think her 80's and 90's voice is perfect for the score, although if it's a reference to her accent-- is there any reason Phyllis couldn't have been a British immigrant? Honest question. As for Carol, I think she could have brought a heartbreaking honesty to Sally that would have been beautifully effective. This is a Sally who c