Great casting, but this is something that really annoys me:
This is not a "site-specific" production. A site-specific production would take place in the Bechdel family home. I find it annoying how marketers have started calling anything that is produced outside of a traditional theater space site-specific. Okay, rant over.
On my first theater trip to New York, I saw Ms. Carroll in Agnes of God. It was the first time I had seen someone who looked like me onstage in an authoritative and powerful role. As a person of color, it's something I've never forgotten. Ms. Carroll was a legend who lived with grace. Rest in peace to a very special woman.
I worked in classical music from the early 1990s until 2009. Domingo's penchant for aggressively pursuing female colleagues -- and, in cases where the woman was of a lower stature than himself, not taking no for an answer -- was well known even at the beginning of my career. A prominent soprano (now deceased) once told me she slapped him so hard after he made an aggressive pass at her backstage that she thought he might have to cancel a performance. It was not the first or the tenth time
FosseTharp said: "LarryD2 said: "I have never been a particular fan of her writing. Her overlong reviews read like rambling Tumblr posts, and her opinions usually display a keen grasp of the obvious. I always thought it was a slap in the face to the many established (and better) journalistsin NYC and elsewhere that she was essentially handed this plum job with no experience. I assume she comes from some kind of moneyed background, since many people wouldn
I have never been a particular fan of her writing. Her overlong reviews read like rambling Tumblr posts, and her opinions usually display a keen grasp of the obvious. I always thought it was a slap in the face to the many established (and better) journalists in NYC and elsewhere that she was essentially handed this plum job with no experience. I assume she comes from some kind of moneyed background, since many people wouldn't leave a secure, salaried position for the unstable career
bk said: "LarryD2 said: "Ben Vereen admitted to inappropriate behavior and misconduct. His statement is in the BWW article linked in the first post. Isn't this a settled matter?"
Not here, not ever. Everyone must have their endless outrage. Mr. Vereen apologized. What else do you want? And someone brings up Mr. Barbour? Again? He paid the price for his actions and STILL people cannot stop. Do you people ever actually listen to yourselves? I don't
I thought it was a charming show. I took my 12-year-old nephew, who really enjoyed it and is probably the target demographic age-wise. That said, as a forty-something child-free gay man, I wasn't bored. And I don't think it's too kiddie, either. I wouldn't have taken my younger nieces and nephews, and at the performance I attended, I didn't see many toddlers or really young kids.
I was working on Broadway at the time, though not on this production, and I recall that Mackintosh and Nunn wanted to bring as much of the London cast over as possible. But Jackman was already committed to The Boy From Oz, and he wasn't going to do two big musicals back to back. In the end, Gabrielle was the only British cast member who transferred -- Hensley did it in London, of course, but he's American.
She was fine as Laurey but, to be honest, nothing special. At the time, there was a lot of thought that she'd break big, and a lot of publicity around her, but it never really happened. She didn't get a Tony nomination and, as other have already said, hasn't been back on Broadway since. She works steadily in the UK.
The play just closed at Williamstown Theatre Festival last week. Critics were asked not to review it, and it looks like they complied -- I can't find any from even the local outlets up there.
Sadoski, Lopez and Park were all in that production. Jesse Tyler Ferguson played the role that Urie will play. The parents were played by JoBeth Williams and Jamey Sheridan -- since neither of those roles were part of the casting announcement, I assume they are either being recast or Williams
Speaking of SUNSET BLVD. in LA, I was told that Kathleen Turner was the first person approached to replace Glenn Close when she left for Broadway. Turner declined because she wasn't confident in her singing. That led t
The only outlet that matters in terms of ticket sales is the New York Times, and it got a rave from Ben Brantley. The other, less positive reviews will likely have no tangible effect on the box office.
I don't know if they are offering refunds if cast members are out. The show is currently doing SRO business, so I wouldn't be surprised if they'd be happy to have a few premium tickets they can resell on the cancellation line. I would personally go see the show even if Eva was out, especially if a refund isn't offered. But that's just me. Chacun son gout.
Piparoo said: "SpookyFish13 said: "Last I heard she was on a 2 week vocal rest due to nodes-like symptoms. But the fact that the show hasnâ€™t made an official announcement is kinda bad news. Usually shows donâ€™t announce stuff like this if they think thereâ€™s a strong chance the vocal rest will be extended. They wouldnâ€™t want people to book tickets for after sheâ€™s scheduled to be back