I'm not a huge Judy Garland fan and I'm possibly one of the few people on earth at this time who disliked 'The Wizard of Oz' but Tracie opened my eyes to what a powerhouse Judy must have been as a live performer.
It was almost devastating at the end when the pianist walked out and announced she died two weeks later at the age of forty seven
Just back from END OF THE RAINBOW! Mar 22
2012, 02:29:45 PM
I saw this last September in Cardiff. I was aware of the fantastic reviews the show and Tracie had received in London and as Cardiff was an easy step for me I went and I was so glad I did.
I thought it was a great show, a little slow at first but moving, funny and extremely touching.
Tracie Bennett turned in an incredible performance with an energy I won't ever forget.
I came away with the impression that she was channeling Judy. I've watched Tracie on British TV sinc
Smile The Musical May 16
2010, 09:20:02 AM
I wish Marv would get over himself and allow a full recording to be made, I love the four tracks that were done for the Unsung Musicals series.
I'm in the UK and several years ago when I discovered this wonderful score through my visits here, I sent to Samuel French for a copy of the demo recording. They came back to me and said it was the express wishes of Mr Hamlisch that this recording never be sent to the UK. Bit of a 'gulp' moment all in all...
re: NINE - 'Take It All' Nov 23
2009, 11:12:48 AM
I can't fathom out why I had such low expectations for this film, but I must confess to really liking all the pieces I am hearing.
My high hopes for the La La Song, are now stratospheric...
re: How many times have you seen Wicked Oct 19
2009, 10:39:48 AM
Twice. In previews in London and again a month later to confirm if it was really that good. I concluded it was, so did my daughter.
Have the original cast recording and the German.
re: New Fame Trailer Jun 21
2009, 06:58:19 AM
I had a few tingles, I loved the original film back in the days of VHS and never missed the TV series, it was huge here in the UK...
re: What Broadway stuff did you get for Christmas 2008? Dec 24
2008, 10:36:39 AM
Howard sing Ashman. It's always great to hear how the songs were born. The Smile disc is peachy, Ashman and Hamlisch sing with so much vim and vigour, their enthusiasm is palpable, who knew from listening to this, it could end so badly.