Loopin’theloop said: "Soaring29 said: "Kelli is a subtle performer- she isn't one of those showy "killed it!" performers. She's proven that she can pull off comedy though in several things and that her acting is fantastic. Kelli is great in The King & I. Vocally it isn't that challenging for her but she is still wonderful and her acting is amazing. Not everyone likes her subtle style however which is fine. Sometimes subtlety isn't enough f
Kelli is a subtle performer- she isn't one of those showy "killed it!" performers. She's proven that she can pull off comedy though in several things and that her acting is fantastic. Kelli is great in The King & I. Vocally it isn't that challenging for her but she is still wonderful and her acting is amazing. Not everyone likes her subtle style however which is fine. Sometimes subtlety isn't enough for people.
Patti Lupone would actually be a better choice for the film adaptation as she is a better singer but lol of course she would never be offered much less accept the role. Close really can't sing the role at this point and her vocals were not nearly as good as Patti's when she first played the part.
I've never really been that interested in this show- there is some fantastic music from it but I've never been a big fan of the idea of a show within a show. And some of the songs aren't that great to me- I Hate Men is a lyrically brilliant song but musically it is grating to listen to for aesthetic reasons, Why Can't You Behave? is a bore, Too Darn Hot doesn't really do anything for me. As a huge fan of Kelli's, the show seems a bit disappointing since she doesn't
It's a constant complaint nowadays that there are too many films that are translated into musicals but what movies do you actually think could make good musicals if put in the right hands? Mine would be:
1. The Heiress: This is a fantastic film as well as an excellent play that could make a great piece of legit musical theatre if done in the right hands.
2. The Piano: The film score is so haunting that you can only imagine how incredible a musical of this m
Huh it's funny because I remember discussing this with a pianist about three years ago and really the only things that come to mind are songs Kristin Chenoweth has sung. And some of them aren't even ones that are mainly associated with her! Here's a list:
1. Glitter And Be Gay(obviously this one is one she is famous for)
2. Vanilla Ice Cream(she's sang this in concert before but it's not one of her staples)
That was just a side point regarding the fact that there are more female MT actors then males. I guess I could change the title to "Why Don't More Female Actors Costar In Broadway Shows together?" but it seems like hair splitting at this point.
Because their divas!!! Lol, well maybe a little, but I digress. Why don't more Broadway Divas actually star in a show together? Look we have The Rink, we have Side Show, we have War Paint, we have Wicked. But shows with two female leads are ridiculously hard to find and there are more women working in musical theatre then men. And it's not like two female leading shows would be a box office flop with the right elements. Why haven't Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O'Hara star
This is a great question that I wish I had asked first lol, but props to you for doing so.
My opinion is that it really shouldn't be that close in terms of time- even Piazza which will be 15 years old in two years should not be revived until 10 years or more to me. The Color Purple on the other hand did not really have a strong impact when it first came out and with all of the racial and gender issues that have come to the forefront of our country made the show a surprising h
Yeah I still don't understand what the hell people think when they say Chenoweth is stating that- she is clearly not. Another example of how people can completely misconstrue a person's words and even the actual point/discussion being raised.
Obviously this was simply a reference to how Christians can be perceived as people who are nice 100% of the time and that simply not being the case- as for the Tony, what she meant was that they didn't promote her for the NOMINATION more so than the win because she says that she got nominated anyway despite the alleged lack of promotion. Not sure how people can take it as her saying that she did not win the Tony because she was a Christian.
Looking back at this thread and from my own memory, it seems as if the race was perceived as such a nail-biter but in retrospect, is is it possible that it wasn't?
I think what went against Kristin is the show itself- although it was definitely a hit, The King And I''s later opening and the pedigree of LCT/Bartlett Sher largely overshadowed On The Twentieth Century which even On The Town(which opened five months earlier) seemed to have more exposure than leading
The video is gorgeous as always but it makes me wonder- is Kelli the favorite right now for Best Leading Actress In A Musical? I personally wouldn't mind if the waiting time was longer(the longer the wait, the sweeter the victory) and for an original musical, but do you think she can pull it off? Or is this Stephanie J. Block's year?