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| re: Question for the people who think Shrek has an unmemorable score. Feb 4
2009, 09:53:55 PM|
To answer your question: yes.
The melodies in both shows were fine (though, In Young Frankenstein's case, inappropriately bouncy) and nice to listen to. However, leaving the theatre, I didn't remember a single song. In Shrek, the only song that stuck with me was "The Wall." (Perhaps because I'd listened to the demo.) In fact, the song that most impressed me in SHREK, the act one closer whose name I can't remember, is totally absent from my memory, except for the fact that it was good.
| re: NORMAN CONQUESTS to open at the Circle in April Feb 3
2009, 09:11:01 PM|
You know, I wasn't too excited at first.
But I think I definitely need to see these plays. All of them.
| re: Liz Callaway to appear in 'iSondheim' Feb 2
2009, 07:27:27 PM|
Aaron Lazar was attached to this, but he may be out- he's doing Impressionism around the same time.
| re: How strong a singer is the hilarious Peter Benson? Jan 31
2009, 04:24:29 PM|
He sings on the Pajama Game cast recording, in the role of Prez. He sings wonderfully, though he is best in character roles.
| re: SAY NO to this 'Special Tony' stuff! Jan 31
2009, 04:18:43 PM|
I think the logic behind a special Tony (something I agree with) would be that to honor all three boys in one slot would be to honor the role, not the actors. Thus, they shouldn't really be nominated as best actor, but instead given an honorary award to honor their achievements.
| re: TOBIAS RAGG -- Help! Jan 30
2009, 06:00:56 PM|
I've always found that Toby is much more effective when played by an adult pretending to be a child. Adults have the faculties to truly sketch Toby's character that teenagers simply do not have. One need not look farther than comparisons between the recent revival (with Manoel Felciano's masterful performance) and the recent movie (where the young boy playing Toby was ineffective and not particularly deep.)
Trust me on this, cast an older actor- you won't regret it. That is assuming, of
| re: New Usnavi Announced Jan 30
2009, 05:58:09 PM|
As it should be.
| re: High Schools and Sondheim Shows Jan 30
2009, 05:02:50 PM|
I've heard of one instance where a high school did SUNDAY. Not sure how it was, but I know it happened.
| re: Speed-the-Plow Recoups Jan 29
2009, 06:20:06 PM|
Good for them!
Rock on, Speed-the-Plow!
| re: Another PIVEN outburst Jan 29
2009, 05:12:01 PM|
1) Foster; THANK YOU for acknowledging that NPH deserves several awards for his performance on "How I Met Your Mother."
2) I don't trust Page Six. This actually ended up being quite the photo, and could definitely have been their intention in the first place. Personally, I think they asked him to rip it off for the photo and are now hoping to make an ass of him because their article is dead, but that's just me.
| re: Caissie Levy, Sasha Allen Join and Lawrence, Ryness and Swenson Confirm Jan 29
2009, 05:04:27 PM|
Personally, I thought Bryce Ryness was incredible in the Park, so I'm glad he will be back. He and Will Swenson were the stand-outs for me...
| re: Pal Joey Backstage tour on broadway.com... with one hell of a blooper Jan 29
2009, 05:00:00 PM|
I noticed that too..
| re: New broadway show Jan 26
2009, 11:37:04 PM|
I still contend that ZOOLANDER would make an incredible musical. In fact, i could break that script down right now and come up with a treatment, telling where every single song should go.
It really has everything one needs for a good musical.
| re: Cast Recordings You Wish You Hadn't Bought Jan 26
2009, 05:09:39 PM|
Into the Woods Revival
Hello, Dolly! Revival
How to Succeed Revival
| re: ANNIE NATIONAL TOUR! Reveiw 1/24/09 Jan 25
2009, 05:13:01 PM|
I had Tianna Stephens- great singer, terrible terrible terrible actress.
| re: ANNIE NATIONAL TOUR! Reveiw 1/24/09 Jan 25
2009, 04:22:59 PM|
You know, I saw this, and my Annie was different, so I can't pass judgement, but I thought Hannigan was mediocre at best.
I did, however, think the show was surprisingly well-put-together, and was rather surprised by its quality, in a good way.
| re: Tony Winner Vereen Hit With 10 Million Dollar Lawsuit Jan 19
2009, 04:02:29 PM|
This is bizarre...
| re: shows that went through development hell? Jan 18
2009, 04:40:25 PM|
Scarlet Pimpernel comes to mind...
| re: ANNIE NATIONAL TOUR! Jan 18
2009, 01:34:51 AM|
It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
The cast was mediocre. Hannigan was terrible, Rooster was average at best, and Lily St Regis was bland.
Annie was a great singer, but an absolutely dreadful actress- really bad.
I found Oliver Warbucks to be quite charming, if not as gruff as a Warbucks should be. Grace Farrell, though, was delightful.
The redeeming factor here is the material- which is really just spectacular. This production (directed by Martin
| re: Zaks Helmed 101 DALAMATIANS: THE MUSICAL Tour 'Unleashes' in Fall '09 Jan 16
2009, 06:26:09 PM|
You know, Emma Zaks is going to make an adorable dalmation...