If you are in Chicago or plan to visit next month you must check out David Cromer's production of Tracy Letts' Bug at Steppenwolf Theater. I saw it saturday night and it was unbelievable. It's amazing to think he wrote this after the oklahoma city bombing, and it's probably even more relevant now as conspiracy theories and fact are now almost completely blurred. Carrie Coon is giving what may be her best performance to date as Agnes (her monolouge in the se
I think this is only being done because of the rise of Cynthia Erivo (who I was lucky enough to see in the london production). Speilberg has said on many occasions if he was offered The Color Purple today he would pass it on to a female african american filmmaker. So, Im thinking Dee Rees for this could be kind of amazing, although Mudbound had some issues, but the filmmaking was not one of them. And as much as I love the Speilberg film, I think John Doyle's production has the come the cl
So yesterday I attended the first show of the season at the great paramount theater in aurora IL. I have been a subscriber there for the past 3 years and every show, even the terrible ones are insanely professional and extremely well produced.Â
So, when I walked into this production I was excpecting something fun and adorable. Like I’m sure most my first exposure to the show was on MTV. I found it cute and fun and not much else. But, yesterday I walked out feeling alm
Im super curious how this will be received as well. I didn't find it the huge disaster that others have proclaimed, when I saw it in Chicago. I thought Samantha Barks was very winning and charismatic, you couldn't help but fall in love with her. I do hope she has better chemistry with Andy Karl then she did with Steve Kazee...who appeared to be sleep walking through this thing. But I did love Jerry Mitchell's staging, the Opera scene was the highlight, where the show felt like it
Carousel - Lyric Opera Production in Chicago - Steven Pasqual's end of the soliloquy
The Color Purple - Meneir Chocolate Factory - Cynthia Erivo's I'm Here balling when she say I'm Beautiful. The best part because of the size of the theater and that it's in a round is that you could see everyone else balling their eyes out.
Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theater - When the Phantom let's Christine go at the end.
I remember seeing this show when I was 15 with Vanessa Williams, Howard McMillan, and Brian Stokes Mitchell. It was abosuletly thrilling. I always thought this show would be a great vehicle for Andrew Rannells, not sure why but I could see him killing some those songs of Molina's. I think you would need a name for Aurora, I agree Katrina Lenk would be beautiful, but if a star is needed I would say someone like Jennifer Lopez or in a real stretch Rihanna.
I saw this yesterday and gotta say was kind of surprised, I was expecting something just terrible based on some of the posts, but surprise it was actually a pretty decent pretty woman.
I loved the staging of this piece, I think this is Jerry Mitchell's strong point. I whole heartly agree the opera scene is wonderful and magical, and felt very different from the rest of the show. I also loved David Rockwell's Sets, especially his neon hollywood blvd.
Gotta be Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I saw the production a few weeks after it opened in London and was super psyched. The team was just fantastic, directed by Sam Mendes and a score by Shaiman and Whitman, starring Douglas Hodge. When it came to intermission, I thought Oh, God...this is terrible, it was bloated and over-long, and the score was kinda generic. And the factory tour did not get better, but got worse, with the only redemption at the end.