Saw the show today. I agree that Laurie Metcalf was great. I very much disagree with blaming the audience for laughing. Annie is such an over the top character that the Paul Sheldon character has to balance that out. Unfortunately Bruce Willis was flat flat flat. The only tension was when people saw Paul tied to the bed and knew what was coming. To be honest I don't think I've ever been to a comedy that got this much laughter and today too the audie
According to reports the cast is NOT all white so all of the whiteblaming and whiteshaming is not only out of place but just a cheap shot at being racist in a manner which is deemed acceptable by many lately. Why just bash the white cast? Why totally gloss over the people of color in the cast? I'll tell you why....because it's convenient and whiteblaming and whiteshaming is a prevalent form of racism nowadays.
Skimble, please consider the source - the source of all the negativity - theater snobs. The place is wildly wildly popular so many people are crazy about the place and go repeatedly. I suggest you check it out once and form your own opinion. The food is ok, nothing special, and a little expensive for what you get but so is anything in the theater district. People don't go for the food anyway; they go for the experience. It can be fun. Yes, it gets very
Verbal abuse in the audience Jan 21
2015, 10:08:33 AM
I think that this is definitely a case of racism - on the part of Collier Meyerson. It doesn't matter what color she or her hair is. Wearing her hair in such a manner was completely thoughtless, (especially to one side, as it is) knowing that there would be people sitting behind you. She may has worn a large sombrero. But she didn't think. Well, yes, actually she DID think - only of herself. If she herself doesn't consider her hair "tame" it sounds like she's unhappy with it - so why not
Jake Gyllenhaal Stage door Dec 26
2014, 01:42:44 PM
Stage dooring comes with the territory. Always has; always will. Yes, they don't HAVE to do it but if actors are so annoyed by it they should find another line of work. (Then again, where can you find a part-time job that pays so much money?) It makes as much sense as working in a stable and getting mad if you get sh!t on your shoes.
Yes. I went with a few friends and we all hated it. Danny Burstein and Jan Maxwell were the only thing that kept me awake. Although I didn't care about any of the characters and thought all of the music was horrifically dull and forgettable, Danny and Jan were good despite the lousy material they were given.
Rob Marshall to Bring FOLLIES to the Big Screen? Dec 2
2014, 10:27:30 PM
Good God that was one of THE worst shows I've ever seen. With Peters, Paige et al. I couldn't even get up to walk out because multiple people in my row were fast asleep. Dead serious.
re: I Just Saw CATS For The First Time... Nov 25
2014, 12:12:17 AM
If you're saying that the Winter Garden theater was the best thing about the show you're basically admitting that the show itself is a pretty crappy show.
How important is BroadwayWorld to Broadway? Apr 14
2013, 01:00:06 PM
By "Broadway" do you mean the same Broadway that was a success for, what, well over 100 years before BWW came along? Maybe "important" is just a really bad word choice.
Grey Gardens for rent Feb 2
2013, 09:20:37 AM
$150K for winter? Is that for a month or the whole winter (in a summer town)?
AP Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 4:30 PM LOS ANGELES — Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the singing Andrews Sisters trio whose hits such as the rollicking “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B” and the poignant “I Can Dream, Can’t I?” captured the home-front spirit of World War II, died Wednesday. She was 94.
Andrews died of natural causes at her home in the Los Angeles suburb of Northridge, said family spokesm
Best Les Miz Summary Ever Dec 30
2012, 02:15:43 PM
The majority of the film was in Extreme close-up; so extreme that they often didn't fit their whole head in the shot. I would think that this may have saved money on sets (which seemed almost entirely CGI) and costumes (which often looked like "costumes" and very bad ones at that). Due to these closeups, one of my foremost observations in the film was the state of every characters teeth, making me wonder just exactly what kind of makeup (?) or effects they put on them to look so yellow and dirt