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Profile: Contributing Theater Writer & Critic, The Times-Picayune and nola.com, New Orleans

Host of Stage & Screen on WTUL 91.5 FM in the New Orleans.

Stage & Screen spins the best of Broadway with Original Cast Recordings, Interviews, Reviews and News LIVE every Sunday morning from 10 AM - 12 Noon CST. Listen to our live webcast at http://www.wtulneworleans.com/


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re: North Shore Music Theatre Closed For Good  Jun 16 2009, 02:01:21 PM
Unfortunately, when theaters go bankrupt, subscribers are often (more likely than not) the last to get their money back, if ever at all.

Banks and major creditors get their money first, pretty much making the subscriber take the short end of the stick.

It's sad, but that's the way the cookie crumbles.


re: 'N2N'- 6/25 Performance Cancelled???!  Jun 12 2009, 11:44:04 AM
No more Next to Normal at all on TDF.

David Stone and Co. gotta make hay while the sun shines!



re: Shrek Gypsy reference?  Jun 11 2009, 03:43:12 PM
qolbinau: The Wicked reference isn't in the Cast Recording because in the actual show, it isn't heard until the Encore/Playoff of "What's Up Duloc?"

The cast recording omits the encore, though they used the encore ending for the Tonys.



re: DREAMGIRLS original orchestrations  Apr 21 2009, 02:26:04 PM
Thanks to Steven Suskin's new (fabulous) book "The Sound of Broadway Music" -- I now know this!

Michael Gibson's charts were replaced by Harold Wheeler.


re: Idinia Menzel on Private Practice  Mar 27 2009, 10:06:22 AM
Sadly, just because she'll be returning doesn't mean this show's writing will get any better. Oh, the things I watch because of Aurdra.



re: Changed Schedules?  Mar 22 2009, 10:39:29 PM
Nope. Shows would need to start selling additional performances way in advance. You would have known something by now. Spring Break is not a special schedule week for Broadway -- like Christmas or Thanksgiving weeks. Especially since Spring Breaks are observed by different schools at different times -- falling any time during Lent. Everyone's typical 8-show week schedules are still in place.

re: NEXT TO NORMAL Headed to Broadway's Longacre Theater, Previews Start Ma  Mar 19 2009, 04:15:23 PM
Any word on what's taking the Longacre now that N2N is at the Booth?

re: West Side Story LOTTO  Mar 11 2009, 10:36:46 AM
They pulled the names outside the night I went. Although the names were 'taken' in the lobby, they did pull them in front of our eyes under the marquee.



re: Phylicia Rashad to take over as Violet Weston  Mar 5 2009, 08:35:50 PM
I totally thought this was an April Fool's Day joke.

Strangest thing I've read all day. Guess I'll see the show a fourth time now (note my avatar...)



re: 2nd preview of BLITHE SPIRIT  Feb 28 2009, 10:04:34 AM
Last night was a delightful evening of theatre. I agree about the chemistry of the actors on stage. Angela Lansbury was a treat. She was a little tentative - repeating/paraphrasing lines, but she's well on her way. She's a septuagenarian leading lady (long retired from the stage) back on the boards after only her second public performance. I was happy to look past her slight awkwardness because of her determination, passion, and go-get-'em vim.

This show was like eating a big box


re: Jersey Boys Discounts  Feb 9 2009, 05:00:41 PM
haha, no.


re: RENT Filmed LIVE on Broadway! -- Released TODAY  Feb 3 2009, 02:16:42 PM
The Blu-Ray version of RENT is stunning. I have it hooked up to my 50" plasma with 5.1 surround sound using all digital connections. The color, sharpness, and clarity is amazing. You can see the tiny hairs on the backs of cast member's hands, not to mention the picture stays in focus even with quick camera moves! If you already own a 1080p TV, look for a deal on a Blu-Ray player (mine came free with my TV) and get this one on Blu-Ray.

re: It's official? AfterElton.com's 37 Hottest Guys in Theater  Jan 29 2009, 09:42:52 AM
#38 - Sean Palmer

re: shows that you what on cd's  Jan 27 2009, 08:20:00 AM
um...this thread makes me...what's the phrase I'm looking for...

Oh, yeah - a little upset.

Bad duhm ching!

Haven't we already had another 30 threads just like this?!


re: You Just Got Patti LuPWNed! Hilarious Remix.  Jan 26 2009, 03:40:30 PM
Saw this on Perez last Friday. It made my day! Anyone know who made it?



re: HAIR Cast to Be Unveiled Throughout Week; First Tribe Members Announced  Jan 26 2009, 03:37:50 PM
Pianolin717 is right...it usually has to do with contracts being finalized.

But another layer to this onion probably is...

Jennyish: The rolling out of cast members throughout the week puts HAIR in multiple news cycles this week, rather than one press release announcing everyone (and likely one day's worth of HAIR coverage.) It's a classic marketing technique, annoying as it may be.



re: Broadway Souvenir Shops  Jan 16 2009, 05:25:28 PM
Best of luck with that one. The souvenir shops in Times Square have never been known for values. Like the merchandisers in the theatres themselves, the tourist shops mark up, mark up, mark up.

Occasionally you'll find a value...but these shops have astronomical overhead (rent being one of factors). Sad to say, but the Playbill Store might be your best value.

Also, try eBay...


re: Is the Playbill logo always yellow?  Jan 12 2009, 03:45:57 PM
The Playbill logo is traditionally yellow. What show was it in blue for?

Some time between 1973 & 1974 they switched to the current logo (yellow and block letters) from the groovy late-60's swoopy script (that took up a larger portion of the front cover)


Mr. & Mrs. Fitch at Second Stage Dates?  Jan 9 2009, 07:54:48 AM
Anyone know the dates for Douglas Carter Beane's MR. & MRS. FITCH at Second Stage?

2ST website still says Spring 2009...

xoxo


re: Amateur production of CABARET (Is this allowed?)  Dec 26 2008, 11:48:01 AM
Stealing staging and scenic/costume designs is regional/amateur theatre's dirty little secret. Audiences and actors alike should demand more. Unfortunately, this is the status quo for many theatres around the country. What's even worse...when some theatres do indeed pilfer the original stagings off of shows - even when they do them well, they sometimes (often) miss the point and make a show particularly soul-less. I've sat through many shows like this, and although I'm reassured by the stagi

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