BJR said: "A) Who cares? Being someone's grandchild (and not the one who runs the estate) gives you 0% more expertise on their very public work than anyone.
B) Mount your own then."
I can't wait until these shows are in the public domain so we really see what creative directors do with them. They might not all work, but I'm excited for the opportunity. Sadly the way this country is going Congress will keep extending copyright law
Caught the show in Philly last night. Holy backphrasing Batman. I don't know if Javert ever sung two lines in a row as written. The show has devolved into cartoon (something that's been happening for years now), but I've never seen it played this badly & broadly on a major tour.
Also the new tour orchestrations were horrible. Incredibly synth heavy with a weird piano solo in On My Own. I'm actually wondering if a couple players were out and they couldn
Jordan Catalano said: "Trust me. It's coming. Like Dame said , this is a labor of love and in no ways a cheap one. So while it's easy to say "it's taking forever I give up on hoping it ever happens", I just say (as someone who's seen it) - it's coming. I promise.
Can you tell us when? As I said the last update I got via Kickstarter said it would be out last year.
We're not. Hasn't been an update for Kickstarter Backers in exactly a year. I emailed him a couple years ago when there hadn't been an update, and he apologized and gave one at the time, but I've stopped caring now. I consider the money lost. If the movie is ever finished I'll watch it, but I'm not holding out hope.
Theater_Nerd said: "No. The show is called MAN of la Mancha and this particular classic isn't begging for a gender-bending revisal. Some things should just be left alone."
But the MAN of the title is Cervantes not Quixote. So it's not a crazy idea that you could have a male Cervantes who enlists a female prisoner to play Quixote in the play within the play. Cervantes could still function as narrator and perhaps even take on t
dramamama611 said: " Regardless of WHY any performer doesn't want to appear, no one should be forced to do so."
No one is going to force them to be there. Now there may be penalties for not performing as their contract requires, but they're free to not perform and risk being kicked out of the Rockettes. The problem is that it seems they want to be able to be in breach of contract while also not being penalized for being in breach of contract. It doesn
I'm as liberal as they come, but I totally understand the position of the union here. None of these Rockettes will be promoted by name, and thus they won't individually be "endorsing" Trump. This is no different than asking the staff at a restaurant to do their jobs when a VIP they may not like comes in to eat.
yankeefan7 said: "I am one of those that thinks a revival should come only after show has been closed for at least 10 years.
Well Hairspray has been closed for just about 8. By the time they got financing in place and a theater for a revival it would probably be 9 years at the earliest. It's hard to believe it's been that long since Hairspray closed, but it has.
That said, I do think a revival is a bad idea for all
I really liked it at the Public, but I LOVED it at the Signature in VA when it was four hours long. I felt the cuts made to get the running time down hurt the show, and the three act structure worked much better to denote the three primary time periods of the story.
I remember reading they were planning on licensing both versions of the show, but I'm not sure if that came to fruition.