All of this is to saythat I don't envy musical theater performers their profession. As someone with a 9-5 office job, I don't think I could deal with the uncertainty. "What I Did For Love" and all that."
This is also true of actors who are in non-musicals.
Glenn won't be receiving a competitive Oscar in this lifetime. The Wife was her last chance at an actual win. Now let's get the talented woman an Honorary Oscar for her entire body of work.
You Fanboys are ridiculous. Why was The Wife her last chance to win an Oscar? Is she planning to retire? She is 71 and appears to be in good health. Would you be happy if she walked out on the ice and died?
Skip23 said: "Yeah, it would be nice to see a Non-PC spank for the Diva. That's what Shrew is all about, after all."
If you believe spanking is what Shrew is all about, you don't know the play! The only hitting in The Taming of the Shrew happens in Act 2 Scene 1. KATE hits Petruchio and he replies, "I swear I'll cuff you if you strike again." She does not!
Miles2Go2 said: "Saw it again tonight. I saw it originally right after it opened on Broadway. Was initially disappointed that tonight Lenk (and ARI’EL STACHEL) we’re out but their understudies were great. Still cried like a baby toward end of Act 2. So glad I saw it again before it closed."
Did you see another musical called The Band's Visit? The one playing on Broadway does not have an Act 2!
Jarethan said: "I think that ITW would get lousy ratings (at least after the second commercial). Its score is just not accessible to a typical TX audience. If they are going to try Sondheim (music and lyrics), I can't actually imagine too many (any?) that'd get good ratings. Maybe Passion or Assassins (he said snarkily).
I have to admit that I have hated every live production of ITW that I have seen to date...and have loved many. HE just doesn't have broad audi
GeorgeandDot said: "Both are too old for the part and you're delusional if you think Corey Cott is a "name." West Side Story doesn't need a name to sell tickets. The name of the show is a name enough, especially if it has good word of mouth.
Also this is an Ivo Van Hove production. I wouldn't expect to see conventional casting. I doubt you'll be seeing your favorite <> chorus boy in the lead role."
INTO THE WOODS is the superior musical. The second act shows the consequences of what the characters do to get their wish. The second act is darker than the first. Many people have grown up with the Disney version of these stories. With INTO THE WOODS, Sondheim and Lapine used the original versions which many people don't know.
I've directed the show, saw the original production on PBS, and have seen other productions. I am always moved by NO MORE, NO ONE IS A