CATSNYrevival said: "Can we at least assume she's playing Tony?"
No, because if they’re throwing out the libretto (as Jordan’s post implies) there’s no guarantees at all about what the end result is going to look like, including whether it will have traditional character breakdowns.
HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND (MTC) Jan 17
2020, 04:38:38 AM
It’s a slight play that feels kind of like a throwback to the stuff you’d see in the ‘70s or ‘80s, but Cariou and Bierko are enjoyable stage pros. It’s worth seeing if you can get in cheaply or for free.
fosseboi008 said: "I believe this happened with Rondi Reed years ago. I think she was currently in Wicked as Morrible and had to jet over to “August Osage County” to fill her original role. Don’t remember all the circumstances. "
It was the final performance of A:OC on Broadway. Elizabeth Ashley had been playing Mattie Fae but took sick. The producers asked Reed, who was appearing in WICKED, to step back in for the final performance. She agreed,
JRB’s tasteless tweet Jan 10
2020, 11:51:11 AM
We’re talking about a guy who wrote an entire musical about how his ex-wife was a nagging talentless bitch who was holding his genius back. Tasteless is exactly what I expect from him.
And Deborah Warner. And Sam Gold. Perhaps the directors aren’t the problem in these cases...
Jeremy O Harris on men not being able to be Jan 8
2020, 08:12:09 AM
My guess is that JOH will continue to ride the success of SLAVE PLAY to a couple more commissions, which will lead to disappointing results, while continuing to market himself as a brand. It will fizzle out eventually. DADDY was a disaster of a play that was rightly trounced by critics. He has a play opening at Playwrights Horizons in the spring, and that will be a test of whether there’s really any there there.
I liked SLAVE PLAY mostly for the brilliant performances and Robert O’Hara
Hamilton Chicago closing performance Jan 5
2020, 02:24:22 PM
I hope they give Cervantes a stint on Broadway. He deserves it for carrying the show in Chicago throughout its entire run.
Michelle Williams and Thomas Kail engaged! Jan 1
2020, 09:32:12 AM
It’s really no one’s business what goes on behind closed doors in anyone’s personal life. It’s 2020, after all. Having a baby before marriage is no longer scandalous, nor is divorce or even leaving your spouse for another person. It may be painful, but that’s life. The Post story is gross.
Remembering Jerry Herman Dec 27
2019, 07:45:29 AM
In addition to Mr. Herman’s wonderful contributions to the world of musical theater, he is also inspiring as one of the longest-surviving celebrities who was diagnosed with HIV in the early days of the epidemic. Rest In Peace, sir.
Walsh is in his upper 80s and, as someone else pointed out, has not been on Broadway in several decades. Perhaps he felt he couldn’t sustain eight shows a week.
A Daniel Fish Most Happy Fella? Dec 21
2019, 11:32:46 AM
Based on the casting notice, they are not using traditional character tracks. The show will have seven performers, all but one of whom will be female or non-binary, so I don’t think it’s likely anyone will be playing one single character. We’ll have to wait and see.
A Daniel Fish Most Happy Fella? Dec 21
2019, 07:18:34 AM
I heard about this a few months ago, when I was up at Bard for their Korngold Festival, and heard that (unsurprisingly) Mary Testa is going to be in the cast. Since this is going to be a non traditional production, I guess it’s not clear what role/track she will be doing yet. Eager to see how this turns out.
East Village said: "So New York Magazine now sends a college student out to write theater reviews. Not interested "
Helen Shaw has two degrees from Harvard. Where did you go to school?
Greater Clements Dec 16
2019, 02:46:15 PM
I saw the play yesterday afternoon and found it to be one of the most satisfying experiences I’ve had in a while. The three hours flew by. Judith Ivey is extraordinary in the leading role — that’s a word I don’t toss around lightly — and Edmund Donovan is very good as well.
I thought the final twenty minutes were devastating.
The staging is problematic as, no matter where you sit, your view will be obstructed at some point. I was initially seated in the center section and was
The Pirate Queen (2007) Dec 13
2019, 07:57:53 PM
Linda Balgord in this might be the ugliest professional singing I’ve ever heard.
This board in the old days Nov 15
2019, 08:46:49 AM
As a board member for almost 14 years, I agree with Auggie27’s assessment. There was definitely a feeling of cliquishness that was dominated by a few posters. These people tended to commandeer conversations and ignore or deride those they felt were beneath them. Some are still around (though in a somewhat diminished capacity), others are a distant memory.
There is definitely nothing to gain from romanticizing the “good old days”. Jordan’s observation about personal attacks and question
Sad News: Ann Crumb has died Nov 1
2019, 01:32:15 PM
A couple years ago, I went to see a production of OTHER DESERT CITIES at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philly. (I had a friend who was involved with the show.) I was surprised to open my program and see that Ann Crumb was playing Silda, the role that won Judith Light her Tony. She was far and away the best aspect of that production. I think that was one of her last stage appearances as she was diagnosed shortly thereafter. Rest In Peace.