On The Twentieth Century Previews Feb 22
2015, 09:09:50 PM
I was there this afternoon as well. James Moye, after a tentative beginning, was terrific; he sang it beautifully, and with more rehearsal could/would be a dynamite Oscar.
It's Kristin Chenoweth's show though, and she is absolutely brilliant. It's the perfect marriage of actress and role; she knows it and appears to be having a ball with it. Having seen the wonderful, if inconsistent, Madeline Kahn, I imagine Cheno's performance is what Hal Prince was hoping to get from Kahn and didn't.
HONEYMOON IN VEGAS struggling on Broadway Feb 15
2015, 10:32:23 AM
I saw HONEYMOON IN VEGAS last night, and I was entertained from beginning to end. Brash, funny, silly, and old-fashioned in the best sense, it is a complete charmer.
Between this and ON THE TOWN – which I also loved – the Big Broadway Musical Style people around here are so nostalgic about and wishes they had seen is alive and there for everyone to experience.
And I loved it, far more than any of the stage productions I've seen. Arguably, it works better as a film since now it is one seamless story with a clear beginning, middle and end. I can't wait to see it again.
Is Anyone Else Watching Oct 12
2014, 08:53:01 AM
"Whether you liked the play or didn't is irrelevant. God bless PBS for bringing this to the TV screen. This is the kind of PBS I grew up on!"
^^^ THIS ^^^
I'm with PJ about THE NANCE, btw, but I'm thrilled PBS filmed and broadcast it. I'm also thrilled with the new "Theater Close Up" series showcasing off-Broadway plays they've created. Bringing less high-profile productions to a public that would NEVER get the chance to see these plays is a brilliant move, and very