When I first read this, I mistakenly saw it as "Yank to play limited Broadway run this spring..." and I wondered how a show that never quite made it in spite of a big push could end up with a week on Broadway over ten years after it never went anywhere to begin with, who could possibly gain by it and what could be weirder.
Yanni playing on Broadway is weirder. I had no idea he was still around.
It sounds as though his understudy will have done more performances than Steven by the time the play closes, if he hasn't already. I hope he is able to recuperate.
Just curious, whether you find the performance worthy or not: would a Tony nominator be allowed to nominate Brian Avers?
South Pacific vs King and I vs My Fair Lady Jan 12
2019, 12:05:41 PM
South Pacific and My Fair Lady are both beautifully written shows. The King and I is not quite as strong, but its classic status is nevertheless deserved. Each production was excellent but I would rank them 1) South Pacific, 2) My Fair Lady and 3) The King and I.
Jarethan said: "Personally, I enjoyed Star, but IMO it paled next to the Judy Garland version. Gaga surpassed my expectations, and gave an excellent performance,but I don't think she was better than people who were not even nominated in her category, e.g., Julia Roberts, Tony Collette, Nicole Kidman, off the top of my head, or Judy Garland, for that matter. Did she really give a performance that justified a first-time-out win?
Regarding Bryan Singer, it is fascinating to see how he has been erased from all discussion of Bohemian Rhapsody. No one thanked him at the Golden Globes, he hasn't been interviewed once in the massive promotional push for the film and Rami Malek did not bring him up once at the talk back I attended in November. It's as though the film directed itself...which, to those of us who weren't crazy about it, would explain a lot.
GeorgeandDot, I saw "Bohemian Rhapsody" with two African American women. While I loved Rami Malek's performance I thought it was a pedestrian movie that told the story of a unique pop star in conventional if entertaining terms. I would never have even considered it for Best Picture. They, however, loved it to pieces. They loved Queen as well, and spoke so passionately about how much Freddie and Queen had meant to them I was sorry I hadn't been able to
Streganona said: "GreeneStreet said: "I would love to make a suggestion but I’m not that familiar with musical soundtracks."
GreeneStreet, I have a suggestion for you. I read one of your other posts, mentioning Carmen Jones. The soundtrack to the film version has Marilyn Horne (uncredited originally) dubbing Dorothy Dandridge as Carmen, Pearl Bailey, Harry Belefonte. It's quite wonderful."
RWPrincess said: "Im just curious. Brian Avers is listed as the understudy for both Steven Pasquale and Jeremy Jordan. Since he seems to be on everyday, what happens if he gets ill or if Jeremy does? Would they cancel the show that day or would they have another unannounced understudy lined up?"
Good question! I imagine they have someone else lined up by now.
It's odd that no official announcement has been made. For the star of a show to
I wish I had been around to see the original production of My Fair Lady. I love Audrey in the film, and have a feeling I would have liked her more than Julie, but agree that it's wrong to assume Julie's Eliza would have been no different than her Mary Poppins or Fraulein Maria. I do get sick of the big deal made over this bit of casting and think Hollywood over compensated in giving Julie an Oscar in '64 while not nominating Audrey (although Mary Poppins R