ljay889 said: "Some actors that I think would make a good Andy: Kyle Dean Massey, Colt Prattes, and Nolan Gerard Funk."
To be honest, I think Richard Fleeshman - who played the role of Andy in London - will take a bit of beating. Not only was he incredibly hunky, but he was so winning with his personality. Most people raved about Jonathan Bailey’s performance as Jamie (I felt it was far too broad and over-acted), but Fleeshman’s performanc
givesmevoice said: "Larry is kind of a thankless part, plus it makes sense that Joanne’s husbands keep getting younger. (And one reason she offers him to Bobbie is that they’re closer in age.) Could Sieber be Harry?"
I agree - it is a thankless, almost ‘background’ role. I would say that he does the least by far.
Hugh Jackman in The Music Man Jul 27
2019, 02:23:29 AM
Just to verify :,when does The Music Man actually open (or begin previewing) and at which theatre? Just wondering whether it will be possible to arrange a trip to see both this and ‘Company’? Is Company an open or limited run?
Will both shows be running at the same time? And if so, does anyone know when tickets go on sale?
Sorry, lots of questions there, but any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
COMPANY eyeing a spring 2020 transfer at a Shubert theater Jul 23
2019, 11:01:04 AM
Any speculation as to which month this will open (or even start previewing)? If rehearsals begin in January (as has already been mentioned), then this would suggest a March/early April previewing period, wouldn’t it?
She gave one of the most thrilling performances I’ve ever seen in Next to Normal and it is a performance I will never forget. She isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, she’s strange, her voice isn’t cookie cutter but dammit, I think she is incredible."
I agree that she was amazing in ‘Next to Normal’ during the Broadway run. One of the best performances I’ve seen.
Andrew Lloyd Webber memoir part 2? Apr 19
2019, 09:41:07 AM
No, I think he’s made it clear in interviews that there will be no part 2 of his memoir. I enjoyed reading it and wonder why he stopped where he did. Maybe he stopped at Phantom because that was his last mega-hit, although I think Sunset is regarded as a ‘flop-hit’, if you see what I mean? Certainly, Aspects, Whistle Down the Wind, The Woman in White, The Beautiful Game and Stephen Ward all had very short runs. School of Rock could be argued to be a hit? Anyway, maybe he doesn’t want to write ab
To be honest, I doubt Elaine wants to do it anymore. I can see it would be a tempting offer for her (2 shows per week in a high-profile lead role like this - when is an offer like that likely to come up again?) but I still doubt she would play second fiddle to Bette. I’d love to see her do it though and Bette and Elaine are quite good friends, I think.
qolbinau said: "Theyve already sold most of the tickets. I predict theyll phone it in with a dependable but not exciting choice, or if they get a star theyll extend the run. "
I tend to agree! I think it is a show that needs a star for a sustained run, but since this is a short run and since it’s already heavily sold, why pay the fee of a star when the tickets have already largely shifted? I wonder how many people bought tickets expecting a big star for this? Q
Bernadette Peters, anyone? Sally Adams needs to have charm and BP could pull this off. She has also done a couple of Merman roles before. She’s very different to LuPone, but I think she could pull this off, especially for such a short run.
I believe Patti LuPone was probably the original choice. I really think this part would fit her like a glove and I do believe she would be able to send herself up - I’ve seen her do this very willingly in concert where she tells stories about her experiences. She’s committed to Company in London until March now though.
Patti to return to Encores? Oct 10
2018, 12:18:53 PM
What do you think? I can’t think of anyone more likely to play Sally in ‘Call Me Madam’. I bet she’d definitely be willing to do this. I’d be surprised if she isn’t going to be cast for the February mounting, even if Company does extend slightly or be in the process of transferring.
Patti LuPone would definitely be the obvious choice. Or how about Donna Murphy?
How old is the character of Sally Adams meant to be? Forties seems appropriate to me (though Merman was probably much older when she played the role), so even someone like Sutton Foster could probably be suitable. It is musical comedy after all.
When are they likely to announce casting information for this? Is it usually a last-minute announcement at the Encores or is casting usually kn
Will Sunset Boulevard tour? Feb 8
2018, 12:09:33 PM
I believe that Bernadette Peters was considered as Norma as a replacement to Betty Buckley back in the nineties. I’m sure I remember reading that. I think Bernadette had certain conditions, including the fact she wanted ‘input’ in relation to who her understudy would be. Negotiations obviously eventually fell through and Elaine Paige transferred instead. I’m fairly certain that Bernadette was approached though.
CindersGolightly said: "It might have been mentioned before, but do we know when Bernadette's contract ends? Wanting to see her in August but I think I heard she's leaving before then. Anyone know?"
I think that if the show is still running (hopefully), then Bernadette would still be there. I imagine if the run continues, she’d be there for a year. The bigger question, unfortunately, is whether it will still be running in August
LuPone and Webber Jan 27
2018, 06:40:08 AM
I wish LuPone would make additions to her memoir. It stops at the end of Gypsy, but she has done much more since then and I’d love to read about those more recent experiences. Maybe one day she will. Who knows?