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 Aug 8 2020, 04:58:05 PM

If this film was just footage and tape of Howard Ashman working with Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury, Jodi Benson, etc. on their performances I would've been happy. What a special tribute to Ashman this is. And I agree, his wit is unparalleled. "Poor Unfortunate Souls," " Gaston," (the list can go on and on) are treasures. 

I screencapped a cheesy photo of Alan Menken from the doc I wanted to share but can't figure out how to embed it. Needl

LES MISERABLES: THE 2019 STAGED CONCERT Released Digitally Today  Aug 5 2020, 01:19:24 AM
I was going to skip this because Enjolras has a man bun and the little girl who saw Les Miz and walked away wanting to be Enjolras cannot approve of such things (that's me).

Why the hate for moulin rouge  Jul 28 2020, 11:49:14 AM

There's a moment in Moulin Rouge near the end of the show where Toulouse-Lautrec tells Satine that he will make her immortal as ensemble members assemble upstage in costumes based on his masterpieces of Mademoiselle Cha-U-Kao and Jane Avril. As an artist and Francophile, it represented to me what could've been instead of the crass commercialism on stage but c'est la vie.

I mentioned this brief moment to a friend who had seen the show a few times

Irish Rep: The Weir  Jul 25 2020, 08:02:46 PM
As someone who was thrown into the digital realm this spring and can barely get my presenters to consider upgrading to an external webcam and ring light setup, color me impressed by the Irish Rep!

Do you think the Phantom film should have been made earlier?  Jul 22 2020, 06:23:49 PM

This film led to some really steamy Patrick Wilson/Gerard Butler fanfic on LiveJournal so I vote no.

Do You Have a Famous Look-Alike?  Jul 16 2020, 11:47:06 AM

I attended the Tonys and after parties in 2009. Anne Hathaway was a presenter and her hair styling and black cocktail dress where strikingly similar to my hair styling and black cocktail dress so much so that I had people grabbing my arm breathlessly telling "Miss Hathaway" how much they loved her work. My friends and I still joke about this.

She's not the cute ingenue anymore so I don't hear it as often, but Zooey Deschanel was my twin for a while there (it&

What Shows Were Great Surprises?  Jul 15 2020, 03:03:01 PM

It was a Friday night and my friend had received comps to Roundabout's production of The Winslow Boy (then in previews). I said sure, it's free and if it was anything like previous Roundabout productions at the American Airlines Theatre, would be good for a nap. I really walked in blind and had zero expectations and the first 10 or 15 minutes didn't grab me but I remember getting more and more into the drama unfolding on stage and then Alessandro Nivola showed up and

Did Kevin Anderson get fired from Sunset Blvd with Patti Lupone?  Jul 13 2020, 04:27:27 PM

AEA AGMA SM said: "Though did she sing it in performance? It's already pretty well-known that the score and lyrics had already gone through a lot of development between when the World Premiere recording was done and the opening in London."

Actually ... none of the videos I pulled up of Patti singing this live have that lyric, and I think one was from an early preview ... how odd.


Did Kevin Anderson get fired from Sunset Blvd with Patti Lupone?  Jul 13 2020, 04:08:05 PM

wiggum2 said: "random question, which of the Normas sang the line "I'm sick to dead of that old filling station shirt, stained with yesterday's dessert in The Ladys paying? It seems most of the videos I have found on YT have the lines

Shut up, I'm rich
Now some platinum blonde bitch
I own so many apartments
I've forgotten which is which


I honestly just streamed the world premiere album on Sp

Did Kevin Anderson get fired from Sunset Blvd with Patti Lupone?  Jul 13 2020, 11:10:41 AM

I recall being kind of wishy washy about seeing the revival because hey, it didn't have the opulent set. I went with a friend regardless courtesy of TDF and had a fantastic time courtesy of a patron who might've had a little too much to drink at intermission leading to an audible shout of approval when Michael Xavier came on in just his swim trunks to start the second act. The audience erupted in laughter and support and Michael turned to the house and preened while the orchestra

Did Kevin Anderson get fired from Sunset Blvd with Patti Lupone?  Jul 12 2020, 01:12:09 AM

If we're going to go on a detour, I'll do my part: "Sunset Boulevard" (Hugh Jackman)

Someone above mentioned seeing Bryan Batt understudy and I'm jealous (and I've tried to find "audio" of that for years). John Barrowman had his fans, did anyone manage to see him? I can't say I've been too impressed by what I've found.  Anyone see Ron Bohmer on the ill fated tour?

To bring it bac

Actors With Unhealthy Singing Technique?  Jul 11 2020, 01:02:45 AM

Reading through this thread and saw Ruthie Henshall's name. I haven't heard her sing in quite some time (not that I was looking for her either) so out of curiosity I turned to YouTube to hear what her voice sounds like nowadays and found this ... "I Still Believe" (Lytham Festival) ... yikes. 

Did Kevin Anderson get fired from Sunset Blvd with Patti Lupone?  Jul 10 2020, 08:37:24 PM

imeldasturn said: "...several critics in the States pointed out that Alan Campell sang the role better, although his acting wasn't the best."

Ain't that the truth. Granted I saw Sunset Blvd. on Broadway a few times as a young babe and thought that Alan Campbell was pretty dishy but had a moment a few years ago when listening to the American Premiere Recording where I thought to myself, "God, that is a terrible line reading, Joe," several times

Could social media and cameo aid in the issue with fans thinking they’re friends  May 27 2020, 05:46:59 PM

I have not used this service (missed out on chipping in for my friend's birthday message from Lance Bass that one summer) but I am amused by the pricing, talk about social credit ...

Why Are Sondheim’s Books So Expensive?  May 26 2020, 12:20:42 PM

So these two books that have been sitting on my desk shelf since my friend who worked at Knopf gave them to me for free in 2010 are worth around $300 together? Nice, but I think I'll keep them around

Park Avenue Armory not refunding service fees  May 5 2020, 01:26:02 PM

Many theater companies and cultural organizations are providing some wonderful and inventive digital content on a weekly basis, but not a peep from the Park Avenue Armory. I'm quite surprised as I know I have pivoted my giving to organizations that are really making an effort right now virtually. 

Shut down until June 7  Apr 30 2020, 08:13:55 PM

fosterfan2 said: "I agree,and I'm a big fan of both LuPone and Lenk. The only way I'd pay $400/ticket for any kind of show is if someone brought Lennon and Harrison back from the dead and reunited all 4 Beatles."

But will they stagedoor?! wink


Competing Benefits - Sondheim or GLAAD?  Apr 26 2020, 02:51:35 PM

LizzieCurry said: "From Adam Feldman. Says they'll "live on," but doesn't give a time frame.

Good to know.  I've been obsessively binging on The Sopranos and sometimes lose track of the time.

PHANTOM will be the next ALW musical to stream for free  Apr 19 2020, 12:33:40 AM

Wick3 said: "scripps said: "And Hadley Fraser as Raoul is my quarantine boyfriend. "

I recall when I last saw Phantom on Broadway back in February, Raoul's shirt was halfway unbuttoned and even wetduring that last scene with the Phantom and Christine. I was hoping it would be the same for Hadley but sadly it wasn't.

I like a man who isn't afraid of guyliner, wet shirt or not 

PHANTOM will be the next ALW musical to stream for free  Apr 18 2020, 07:16:57 PM
I might've just watched this on my laptop while on the phone with my friend who did the same ...

Is there more to the story about Crawford not singing in the encore other than having to preserve his voice? It was honestly kind of a tease.

And Hadley Fraser as Raoul is my quarantine boyfriend.

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