I ran into Tyne Daly on the street once while she was on her way to film the Terrence McNally documentary. We had a lovely conversation about GYPSY.
Robert Creighton- who I worked with on CAGNEY- and I ran into each other twice. Once at a performance of On the 20th Century, the other on the street near Penn Station. He remembered me both times and gave me a big hug.
Another time, I had an appointment at Roundabout's admin offices, and Santino Fontana just casually showed up.
I have a lyric-writing masterclass with Susan Birkenhead next month. The amount of "buzz" (pun intended) this show is getting makes for a very exciting prospect when the day comes!
2019, 02:47:50 PM
Forgive me folks, I meant no disrespect or offense. Cinderella is my favorite fairytale so I am a little protective of its adaptations! Hahaha...I happen to love both the R&H and Disney versions, as well as Into the Woods, but my concern is Webber's hit-or-miss record with his shows. For every Phantom or School of Rock, there's a Starlight Express or Woman in White.
2019, 02:02:51 PM
I know it has its fans, but I ain't one of them. To me, the plot is so ludicrous that it actually tarnishes the original Phantom experience for me. I really hate to say that about a show, but this is almost on the level of PUFFS and SILENCE THE MUSICAL as a parody operation.
Logistically, I can't see how it would do well on Broadway because it's still big, production-wise, and would have a hard time recouping...especially if one compares it to the longest-running Broad
2019, 01:58:47 PM
Really, Andrew? Couldn't you just let Rodgers and Hammerstein have this one and, you know, make something brand new?
If MOANA does become a full-length Broadway spectacle, it will undoubtedly go the FROZEN route and have a ton of new material written for the adaptation. It's not like Lin-Manuel Miranda is afraid of hard work...Lol
I agree that I'd love to see more young performer versions of "classic" shows. I think Tams-Witmark recently released a kids' version of ANYTHING GOES, which is fascinating to me. That being said, keep the JR. label away from anything Sondheim...Into t
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Company yet. What I love about the show (among many things) is that every character gets their own little chance to shine. It may be Bobby's star vehicle/story, but it is still one of the best ensemble pieces I've seen.
I write and perform my own one-woman play, and I agree that it'll almost always turn out better if you utilize a director. Also, interacting with the audience is something great you can do in this kind of piece, especially if you are telling a very personal story.
If you'll be in the city on July 26th, I am actually performing said piece at The Tank Theatre...feel free to ask me for details...would love to have any of you in attendance!
I didn't care for Descendants, but it's obvious that it has a large following and Boyce was one of the main characters! He was only 20 years old...just stunning to me. I think Estelle Getty said it best on an episode of Golden Girls: "Every year without a headstone is a milestone."
I guarantee you Descendants 3 will rightfully have a post-credits message in his memory.