Gypsy Who Should Play Herbie & Uncle Jocko ? Feb 9
2019, 05:21:44 PM
I guess it depends on how old Rose will actually be in the movie, but maybe they could convince Sondheim to reprise his iconic performance as Rose's dad from the original cast recording :P
RUGANTINO on Broadway, 1964 Jan 4
2019, 05:42:24 PM
I think it might have been some sort of limited engagement, since the show was performed in Italian with most of the original cast from the Roman production. It was known as the show where people laughed twice at every joke, since the English speakers would rely on surtitles while members of the Italian American community would just listen to the actors, hence a delay in the reaction. I think it might still be the only musical ever performed on Broadway in a foreign language and, funnily enough,
Company London Dec 18
2018, 05:21:02 PM
They previewed Ladies who lunch from the upcoming cast recording on Michael Ball show on BBC last Sunday and it sounded gorgeous. The new orchestrations are wonderful.
I mean, I think the play is derivative, but I think it's part of the point. With its evident references to AiA, Love! Valour! Confession! etc, the play is putting itself in dialogue with previous gay plays, showing the inheritance of previous works of LGTB-themed theatre. The only time it gets a bit too much is when Tristan says goodbye before leaving for Canada - that's really a Belieze's rip-off
Company London Oct 20
2018, 11:28:12 AM
The producer tweeted that he's working to make the cast recording happen.
brian1973 said: Apart from the fact that the strong word of mouth is that Patti isn’t very good in this..."
She's not bad by any means, I actually really liked her monologue before Ladies who Lunch. She's just very Patti.
The Inheritance Oct 6
2018, 04:40:18 AM
No it's not extensively rewritten, they added a few lines, cut maybe a couple and *I think* changed the position of the second interval. All its problems are still there.
So, I was at the first preview last Wednesday, and I really enjoyed it. For the purists, you won't find this production that different from any other revival of the show, because at the end of the day all the changings are pretty superficial. If on the one hand this production is not nearly as brave and groundbreaking as it could have been (or as it claims it is), on the other it preserves the meaning and dynamics of this beautifully written show withouth the cringiness often associated w
West End King and I Aug 2
2018, 04:16:06 AM
She hasn't been on yet, I think she's not even in London.
It's a play that's better when it's funny than when it's dramatic, it's hard to talk about it without spoiling it tho. It generalizes a bit too much on the point it tries to make and I felt like it gave it away poorly. Like, it momentarily raises an important question but then drifts aways on something else.
Sorry, I know it's generic, but it's really really hard not to spoil it. Try reading some London reviews.