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Broadway and the Coronavirus  Mar 10 2020, 09:33:09 AM

Carmilla said: "Square Peg2 said: "Although it sort of makes sense to me that if you're wearing a mask, you're less likely to touch your face, which is one of the major recommendations, so who knows."

I would want to wear a mask specifically for that reason. I realized that I really do touch my face often. So I've started wearing a scarf instead. I think of it as a human version of an animal's cone of shame ?


Best Scene Changes  Aug 28 2019, 03:29:41 PM

Grey Gardens, the end of act I, Big Edie finishes singing, Will You, standing in front of the exterior of the house. She's standing there in tears. Suddenly the house opens up and she's pulled backwards into the house which then closes back together like it's sucked her in and trapped her there. Act II opens years later with her still trapped there as an old woman.

Playwright Matthew Lombardo talks Dunaway and  Jun 27 2019, 10:21:28 AM

I saw a production of this starring Mulgrew's understudy, Paula Ewin. She used the original set on some kind of abbreviated tour. The charm and interest of the piece was that you felt your  were in Hepburn's living room, sharing an afternoon with her as she spoke to you about her life. This only works if the actor is convincing enough at replicating Hepburn for you to suspend disbelief and go with the premise that you are having tea with Hepburn. Ewin pulled it off beautifully. B

Playwright Matthew Lombardo talks Dunaway and  Jun 21 2019, 07:11:16 AM

logan2 said: " I'm always on tender hooks and worried what might happen."

It's more likely you're on tenter hooks. Though tender hooks seems more comfortable.


Gifting Actors  Jun 17 2019, 01:50:37 PM

I'd bring something small and memorable, like a nice vest made from the skin of the last actor you stalked.

Ginger Minj and Jinx Monsoon from Drag Race in Xanadu Tour  Jun 12 2019, 06:07:28 PM

ACL2006 said: "who's playing what role?"

I believe they're playing Melpomene/Medusa and Calliope/Aphrodite, the tracks Mary Testa and Jackie Hoffman played. Though I'm not sure which is playing which.



Tootsie controversy  Jun 12 2019, 11:30:49 AM

I don't think the show itself is at all trans-phobic. But I think transphobic people will mistakenly see it as affirming their trans-phobic views (straight men dressing up as women to gain access to women's bathrooms.) In my opinion, to buy into, or even argue that notion only lends credibility to the transphobs' misguided fear/hate by acknowledging it.

In my opinion, it would be wise to ignore the controversy. It's not right to direct blame at the show, when the sh

Shorts in the theater  Jun 12 2019, 09:30:56 AM

Not all shorts are disrespectful.

Tootsie controversy  Jun 10 2019, 03:07:20 PM

SweetLips22 said: "'I'm not gay but $20. is $20.'"

Put THAT on a t-shirt and I'll buy it!

Musicals that make you laugh and make you cry?  Jun 3 2019, 12:29:13 PM

Grey Gardens

Sunday In The Park With George

Into the Woods



Really, there are thousands. It's a thing.

Hugging Actors At Stage Door  Jun 3 2019, 12:11:13 PM

I would suggest that asking a stranger for a hug is also inappropriate. It puts them in the uncomfortable position of having to say no, which can be awkward. So some will end up saying yes when they really want to say no. Do not hug, or ask to hug strangers.

FOSSE/VERDON  May 30 2019, 06:31:34 PM

GiantsInTheSky2 said: "Are you trolling, or are you really THAT big of a pain <>? Who cares about knife accuracy, unless it’s actually a plot point?"


I'm neither a troll, nor a big pain...
The knife stood out to me and took me immediately out of the moment as much as seeing a gladiator wearing an iwatch would. When you add up a lot of these little anachronisms in one series, it becomes an issue. If it doesn't bother you

FOSSE/VERDON  May 30 2019, 09:52:45 AM

Condensing events for times sake should not be done if it changes the meaning of those events. To me the shocking thing about the sex scene with Ann was the very fact that it happened when they show it happening, right after heart surgery. It said a lot about him in that he would even ask her to do this. And it says a lot that she would give in and do it against her better judgement. To me, it actually felt more like power and abuse, than sex. And none of that comes into play if you remove th

FOSSE/VERDON  May 26 2019, 08:15:10 AM

The Wikipedia page on payphones says, "On average, pay phone calls generally cost 5¢ into the 1950's and 10¢ until the mid 1980's. Rates standardized at 25¢ during the mid 1980's to early 1990's."
I interpret this to mean that it was only a nickel until it changed to a dime sometime during the 50s. Then it remained a dime until the 80s.



FOSSE/VERDON  May 16 2019, 06:26:29 PM

PerforMeg2 said: "BTW a very fun PBS documentary on YouTube from the early '90s about Bob, showing him dancing early in his career, with Verdon commenting...forgive me if others have posted.!"


I thought this documentary was far more entertaining than Fosse/Verdon is. I find it a ploddingly depressive exercise with editing that constantly reminds me

Great Scores But Weak Shows?  May 14 2019, 02:10:58 PM

Sondheim's Passion has an astonishingly beautiful score with a terrible story.


Teaser trailer for Judy w/Renee Zellweger  May 12 2019, 08:04:24 AM

Does anyone know what they're trying to replicated at about :15 in the trailer? I can't think of any Judy film, or any press film or photos for that matter, that shows her jumping into a pool, particularly showing her from underwater. Unless it's just her jumping into the Esther Williams underwater filming tank at a studio party. Though I'd think there'd be filmed evidence of this somewhere. Only pool photos I've seen are Judy, Mickey etc at L B Mayer's home pool f

Horror On Broadway  Mar 28 2019, 11:12:02 AM

brox22 said: "The Innocents by William Archibald
Based on Henry James novella "The Turn of the Screw"

This is what season 2 of "The Haunting of Hill House" is set to be based on. I believe titled, "The Haunting of Bly Manor", which is the name of the estate "The Turn of the Screw" takes place in. 

In anticipation of this, I recently watched one of the many movie versions of the book,

Horror On Broadway  Mar 26 2019, 03:02:54 PM

When I saw Doyle's Sweeney Todd, there were a few people that would titter and giggle whenever anything intense happened (like Epiphany.) I think some folks get uncomfortable at things that are too scary or too intimate and they giggle as a release. Then it gets contagious and other people hear it and giggle too, thinking it's camp. We saw this happen with Sondheim's Passion. People found it easier to deal with as camp than as the actual intensity that was intended, especially in

Evan Hansen IS a sociopath  Mar 16 2019, 07:04:46 PM

Impossible2 said: "artscallion said: "In summary, you pretty much have to be a Batman villain to be classified as a sociopath. Evan, on the other hand, just a mildly messed up teen."

He doesn't show any of the traits of any of the Cluster B personality disorders, even the lesser scale ones.

He doesn't have the over the top emotional reactions of someone with Borderline Personality Disorder nor the ME ME ME or crueltraits of someone wit

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