Ledaero said: "I’m not sure whereI stand on the question of qualified straight actors playing gay roles, but by definition you don’t need to ask this question of actors who are publicly out."
Right, but the casting pool then becomes very limited if you're only looking at people who are out in the public/those actors are big enough names that it becomes a stretch for actually casting them. Or it means relying on the creative team knowing whethe
Miles2Go2 said: "As I recall, in another thread someone posted an interview with Lopez where he stated that they attempted to recruit famous gay actors, but didn’t have any luck with that. Also, in that same thread, it was mentioned that it’s probably illegal or at least against equity rules to ask actors during auditions what their sexual orientation is."
I’m not sure where I stand on the question of qualified straight actors playing gay roles
two ladies tickets said: "It’s interesting how some productions of Three Tall Women don’t list the boy in the cast, making him a surprise character but some productions do."
When I saw the recent Broadway production, I was mainly surprised that they kept it a surprise! I’m still not sure why it mattered whether or not anyone knew in advance that this particular low-impact character would be making an appearance.
Fan123 said: "BTW, personally I prefer that Florence sings 'Someone Else's Story'. I just don't see Svetlana, under intense pressure from the Soviet government and with her kids' wellbeing at stake, singing that song. It's about a womanwho's freer to make choices than Svetlana is at that point, IMO."
I agree completely. At least when the lyrics aren’t rewritten for Svetlana - as they weren’t at the Kennedy Center a couple of ye
JuneJune said: "I thought his acting was actually pretty good. He didn't steal any scenes, but I thought he had a good enough chemistry with Reneé and Erika. Some of his line deliveries were actually very similar to Kyle's (not a fault). He felt natural in the role and I didn't have a problem with his stage presence."
I’m wondering if his biggest problem is inconsistency, because when I saw Mean Girls on Saturday night there
keen on kean said: "The new decade begins in 2021."
Any ten-year period is a decade, so it’s kind of impossible to be wrong about this either way. Our culture overwhelmingly conceptualizes decades in terms like “the ‘50s” or “the ‘80s,” so I’m quite sure that most people see a new decade as starting this Wednesday - but, again, no one is wrong as long as they’re referring to a period of ten years.
Kad said: "delivering "The Ad-Dressing of Cats" with all of the solemnity and importance of a Shakespearean soliloquy."
I actually thought this was one of the most amusing things in the movie! I think this song is intended to be ironically humorous to begin with, setting such a silly text to grand, reverential music and making it the finale. Judi’s ridiculously earnest delivery just enhanced that effect for me. A Daniel Fish Most Happy Fella? Dec 24
2019, 08:45:16 AM
After Eight said: "Are you equally fine with others not being fine with it?”
Of course. I was disagreeing, not attacking.
“And remember, one person's “radically reimagining” is another person's “destruction.”"
For me, I could choose to simply ignore the radical production and my relationship with the work itself would be unaffected. But I admit that I’m not what most people wo
After Eight said: “Well,at least until there are no longer any past hits left to destroy!"
I don’t know what Daniel Fish will do with The Most Happy Fella. I’m skeptical that I could really enjoy a production with a tiny cast and orchestra (the other things I’m hearing about it are quite intriguing). What I know he won’t do is destroy the show. He won’t destroy my memory of seeing thrilling producti
daisybeetle said: "One of the scenes was strictly spoken/sung in Italian , and we were wondering if that was the case in the Broadway production.”
Yes, significant stretches were performed in untranslated Italian in the original production. I believe the creators have stated that their intent was to give the audience a taste of the disorientation that Clara would be experiencing.
AEA AGMA SM said: "I don't think I've ever seen Google Maps suggest Amtrak since that's not considered mass (public) transit. It would be akin to Google suggesting Greyhound, Megabus, or an airplane for that matter as route options."
I hate to be contrary (honestly!), but Google Maps does indeed offer me Amtrak and Megabus as options where appropriate (like when I’m traveling to NYC from Baltimore, where I live).
JDonaghy4 said: "I dont think he was acquitted of anything."
Just as a point of information, he was indeed acquitted of one accusation in 2005. This tends to happen a lot with rich and powerful people. The victims interviewed in Leaving Neverland are obviously credible.
Broadway61004 said: "I can't speak for Australia, but I can say here in NY the only heat-related thing that would cancel a show would be if it was so hot the power went out (as in the 2003 blackout when shows were canceled for several days). But otherwise, rain, snow, hot, cold, shows will be on."
Well, there have been a few isolated days in past years when shows canceled performances for either a blizzard or a hurricane, but definitely not for hot weather.
Well, that explains why they can't be arrested for doing it. It doesn't answer the question that the OP is getting at. It is curious to me that someone who wouldn't be caught dead associating with an anti-LG
Jarethan said: "Re By The Sea, I know that your observation is right-on...I just wish it was a better song. Again, however, over familiarity doesn’t help."
I don't think "By The Sea" is a bad song at all, but it just doesn't hang together with the rest of the score, to my ears. It sounds jarringly different to me. I wouldn't want to simply cut it, for the reasons given elsewhere in this thread, but I wouldn't hate it if it we