antonijan said: "Can the person shouting "gun" get prosecuted? "
The same thing crossed my mind. Unless you actually saw a weapon, yelling out such a thing is the height of irresponsibility. I know that things happen and people become excitable in such situations, but to yell such a thing without any evidence is crazy.
bwayboy22 said: "This makes me think of LaChiusa's First Daughter Suite at the Public a few years ago. Who would imagine figures like Barbara Bush and Nancy Reagan breaking into song, but still it worked so well. The composer is challenged with finding a style of music that fits with the rest of the piece, but doesn't betray the true nature of the various figures represented."
Interesting. I guess you could argue that Nancy was an actress before
AADA81 said: "I agree he's a triple threat. He's a solid actor, his dancing is superb and, quite honestly, he has one of the best tenor voices I've ever heard on Broadway. The singing is what really blew me away when I saw OTT because it was so unexpected."
So true. I loved him in OTT. That voice! Especially when he belts "Lonely Town." What a magical show. The quintessential New York musical.
While we might not know everything about the royal family, if the queen is breaking into song, Broadway-style, behind closed doors, that would have to be the biggest 180 degree turn in personalities I've ever seen from a public persona. Same goes for a song and dance Diana.
I agree with much of what has been said. If you're asking the question, you must have some passing interest in seeing it. If so, I'd go. Otherwise, you're just going to get the responses that you, well, have received. Some like it, some don't. Which doesn't help you much. If you have any interest at all, I'd see it.
I just recently saw Wicked for the first time. I held off for a long time because I don't like
I will be really interested to see the reviews on this one. As fascinating as her life was, I just have a hard time wrapping my mind around this one.
The queen breaks into song? Now, I can see a musical with an imaginary queen in an imaginary kingdom doing this. But QE is still alive, she's very real to all of us, we've seen her image, and we know too much about her to ever envision her breaking out into song. It almost sounds comedic. But I don
What a ridiculous and inane, if not totally elitist, comment. Anyone who is a true theater lover will support and relish performances wherever they’re given. And if I’m not mistaken, South Coast Repertory, a Tony Award recipient for regional theater, is right next door.
Saw this production in LA a year or so ago. I don't know if it was the one touting itself as the anniversary version or not, but it was awful. I felt zero emotional connection to it at all.
I liked RENT the first and second time I saw it. But this version just was not good. The scene between Roger and Mimi, while moving me a bit when I first saw the show, was awful. Looked like a high school performance.
The dude playing Angel didn
Diana Jan 10
2019, 11:10:17 PM
Not quite sure what to make of this either. Thought about driving down to La Jolla to see it, but the more I think on it, the more Im not so convinced it would be something Id be interested in seeing. Im just not sure what more you can say about her life than has already been said. And I cant even imagine how you would tell her story in music. In what genre will this story be told? Pop? Jazz? And what will the queen have to sing about, and in which genre of music could she possibly do so.
Clearly I was overthinking the meaning of the play a bit too much. I was thinking there was something even deeper to it than what you pointed out. I noted the bookend comments she made about not much of importance happening, but the in between left me looking for something more complex than, again, you noted in your analysis. But if that deep meaning was how you outlined it, I guess I didn't really miss anything. Some shows just don't resonate as much as othe
Most underrated Jan 4
2019, 10:42:51 PM
For those who were especially fond of TBV, what was it that you enjoyed so much? I was an English major so I can usually pick up on the deeper meaning and/or nuances behind a more cerebral play or musical. But for me, while TBV was somewhat entertaining, I didnt find it particularly deep. What was I missing? Also, that one song that Ariel sang was just beautiful, but I didnt really find his part all that prominent. Or at least, prominent or evocative enough to land a Tony. My opinion, of course.
Having seen her at the Cort in Bright Star, and then again at the Ahmanson, third row center that time, where I could witness her character interpretation up close and personal, I would gladly watch Cusack read and interpret the telephone book. I definitely became a fan and find her brilliant.