I have never understood the OBC Mimi. She has one of the worst singing voices I've ever heard. It was actually the film soundtrack that made me fall in LOVE with Mimi's songs [and they are now my favorite from the show]. I've gone to watch clips of the OBC Mimi and... it's pretty ear-bleeding.
LuPita2 said: "It's at 8pm on Fox, it will be very sanitized, therefore, not worth watching."
The only thing that they'd have to take out is any swearing. The movie version wasn't 'R' so I doubt much will be cut. If they said it was going to be a 2 hour version, I would be worried. Let's watch first and then complain.
We should just be happy that Live musicals are even happening each year. It allows exposure to those that might never get the chance to see the show or introduce those to musical theater. As long as the essence of the show is there, we should be happy people will get to see a great show.
I think Jennifer Hudson is an amazing casting decision. However, how is this film being done? I'm picturing CGI cats morphed with the faces of the actors. Will it all be CGI cats or motion capture? It all is just so bizaare to me. It seems impossible to get other Broadway shows to get film adaptions [Miss Saigion/Oliver/My Fair Lady] were all very close to being made, but never made it past development. How in the heck does this? I'm just beyond confused.
As she ages, she just gets more and more crabby. I've never been a LuPone fan, as she has no care for fans of hers. Saying her fans stand because they spent money? THEY spent money to see YOU. She just seems bitter and sad at this point. Glad she's retired. Over the headlines of her being nasty. I wouldn't be surprised if that's why she was fired by ALW.
She might be too old for the role, but Vanessa Hudgens would be a great Maria. I wouldn't be surprised if they cast newcomers for the majority of the roles. I do think Anita could be a role that might involve stunt casting.
I really wonder how they will tackle all the non-singing dancing scenes. I really think they will reduce the length of all the stand alone dance numbers.
I love the film as well as the OBC recording. I was very excited to hear that the musical version would be coming to Fox as I thought it was a fantastic combination. The biggest problem was that they decided to make this a 3 hour program. They should have figured out a way to condense the show down to 2 hours as the constant commercial breaks felt like they came every five minutes. I loved the scene/song about Hanukah but it easily could have not been included. As peop
Liza's Headband said: "Call_me_jorge said: "“Live! In Concert?” Will this be more of a concert than an actual theatre performance?"
Correct. It's a "staged" concert; not a theatrical performance or full-scale production. Not sure how everyone is missing this. There are going to be a lot of disappointed musical theatre nerds come April...."