New Les Mis Footage Dec 1
2012, 11:36:34 AM
Is anyone else confused by how in the trailer, there's the "Who was that girl" exchange between Marius and Eponine, and yet there's still the "I do not even know your name" lyric in A Heart Full of Love?
Forbidden Broadway set list Oct 8
2012, 11:02:02 PM
The Into the Woods number was in when I saw it about three weeks ago. It started with Sondheim singing about the "Agony" of putting up Into the Woods in Central Park, and he was later joined by Donna Murphy and Amy Adams in their respective costumes. I don't remember too many specifics, but I remember a bit involving Amy Adams being endearingly clueless about what she was getting herself into.
Gypsy 2nd National Tour (Bernadette Peters/Susie Martin) Sep 30
2012, 07:51:43 PM
So in Bernadette's concert at Carnegie Hall, she tells a now fairly well known story about how she was in the tour of Gypsy at the age of 13, and though her mother had put in her bio that she played Dainty June, she was in fact only the understudy, and that a young woman named Susie Martin played June. Curious about who this Susie Martin was, I found an article about how she was injured by a falling set piece, and her understudy (presumably a 13-year-old Bernadette) stepped in. Does anyone know
Musicals based off of NOTHING else Sep 6
2012, 06:55:27 PM
MarkBearSF: Sunday in the Park with George is based on (or inspired by) a painting. Assassins is based off of actual people. Into the Woods revolves almost entirely around already conceived plot lines (at least the first act.)
Into The Woods - TIX / LOTTO / LINE Jul 28
2012, 06:48:12 PM
Any updates on how today went? Planning on getting in line around 5 tomorrow morning, but I'm kind of nervous about the weather.
Thrilling theatre moments/twists Jun 30
2012, 02:04:05 PM
Danny, I am SO on board with you. Everything about that production was so captivating. I also loved the transformation from bubble bath to full attire during "Glitter and be Gay."
Here's a clip of "Make Our Garden Grow" from the MZ production at the Huntington in Boston, starting with the flowers emerging. One of the most powerful moments I've experienced in a theatre. http://youtu.be/txvq4KI43P8
A Little Night Music- Protagonist? Apr 15
2012, 04:38:44 PM
I directed a production of ALNM last year, and I treated Desiree as the protagonist. The question of whether she will be able to surrender a "life of muddle" for a more "coherent existence" is what drives the journey of the musical, from exposition (Glamorous Life) to rising action (Weekend in the Country) to climax (at least what seems to be a climax...Send in the Clowns) to a resolution fit for a romantic comedy. As far as who the antagonist would be, you have Fredrik, who chooses a life with
Seriously, I think this has the potential to be spectacular. As much as I enjoyed Patina's performance, I have a feeling that Raven will bring that certain spark that I didn't necessarily get when I first saw the show.
And I know this isn't the point of the thread, but I just want to say: What's wrong with judging a per
S*** Broadway Gays Say Jan 22
2012, 11:02:35 PM
I agree with the above comments. Some good material, but it gets lost in some bits that simply aren't funny. Trim it down and it'd have a much better effect! I'd recommend keeping the comments that are snarky while still showcasing your love/obsession with musical theatre (e.g. Alice Ripley is the weirdest person alive...I worship her) and cutting the bits that come off as unnecessarily bitchy (e.g. the comments about Barbara Cook, Emily Skinner, etc)