Dolly in the title song is for sure the best ever. But some other favorites:
- the Leading Player in the 2013 Pippin revival - Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton - Both Elphaba and Glinda in Wicked - Shakespeare in Something Rotten (both his cameo in the opening number and his first actual appearance for Will Power)
I also like in the script to Bye Bye Birdie that we hear so much about Birdie throughout the first half of the first act then when we finally do meet him,
The movie is iconic, the musical was fun but only because of the recall from the movie. It didn't really bring anything new and the most obviously new things (the songs) were the most forgettable. This is a terrible idea and I am fairly certain it will bomb. Agreed that a live musical or professionally filmed version of the Broadway show would have been a better choice.
In the order of when I saw them, not by favorites:
Oona Laurence - Matilda Andrea Martin - Pippin James Monroe Iglehart - Aladdin Jessie Mueller - Beautiful Christian Borle - Something Rotten Renee Elise Goldsberry - Hamilton (did not see the full original cast) Andy Karl - Groundhog Day Ben Platt - Dear Evan Hansen Jenn Colella - Come From Away Amber Gray - Hadestown
DoTheDood said: "Not to mention Almost Famous, which has not made an official announcement either. Pretty much all of those have been heavily rumored, minusThe Heart of Rock & Roll.
I am curious how much BroadwayTeachingGroup are in the know because it would seem very scummy if they are just guessing what shows will land this summer and asking people to pay money for the chance to see them."
As someone who has attended before, that is not an accurate d
I saw it on tour and really enjoyed it. I don't think it's the greatest musical of all time or anything like that but it really was fun and that counts for something. I personally liked the Huey I saw on tour (can't remember who it was) more than the filmed version I saw with Kimball. And "Steal Your Rock 'n' Roll" is such a crowd pleasing thrill. Whenever I hear that song to this day it makes me smile.
I agree it is refreshing and truthful. It may seem like a glamorous job to a lot of people, but it is a job and there's going to be times that it sucks.
I was at a workshop with Renee Elise Goldsberry towards the end of her Hamilton run (after Lin & Co. had already left). She chose her words carefully but it was clear she was very ready to be done. She even commented about thinking about her shopping list one night while performing Satisfied because it had become so second natu
joevitus said: "Mr. Wormwood said: "I'm really shocked by the reaction to this. For those who think they should just use makeup, etc to age the actors - isn't that precisely a major problem the original show had? I don't think it had to do with how they looked, it was that they couldn't convincingly play 40 year olds. And for those who say "but what if someone dies?" or "what if they aren't big names?"... so what? Could any of those th
I'm really shocked by the reaction to this. For those who think they should just use makeup, etc to age the actors - isn't that precisely a major problem the original show had? I don't think it had to do with how they looked, it was that they couldn't convincingly play 40 year olds. And for those who say "but what if someone dies?" or "what if they aren't big names?"... so what? Could any of those things happen in 20 years? Of course and they cross that
Richard Linklater - Merrily We Roll Along Aug 29
2019, 10:37:40 PM
I think this is a really cool idea and clever. Perhaps the best way to tackle a troubled show in a way you never could on stage. Count me in as a customer in 2039!
Ugh, I am so tired of this story. I wasn't totally sold that her intent was to make fun of boys dancing in the first place but even if it was, she apologized twice and seemed genuine in wanting to listen to people from the dance community. That should be enough and it's time to accept her apology. People make mistakes. We cannot get so ridiculously upset every time someone says something they shouldn't but we do thanks to the internet and manufactured outrage.
Are Playbills environmentally friendly? Aug 16
2019, 09:43:35 PM
Apparently I'm in the minority but I like the playbills and would prefer to see the shows find other ways to go green. I would pay a small amount for them if that was what happened because I like to collect them but I think it's a great souvenir that should be free because the tickets are expensive enough to begin with. I've struck up conversations with people in Times Square after shows just based on me seeing the playbill they're holding or vice versa. I am not anti-environment but I would not
I know this has been talked about to death but I continue to be fascinated by the opposite trajectory of Tootsie and Beetlejuice. Tootsie went from a hot selling ticket with the best reviews this side of Hadestown to a poorly sold show with a general consensus that it's nothing special. Beetlejuice went from tepid reviews and box office receipts to ever increasing sales and more and more people talking about how fun it is. Things have changed so dramatically since the Tonys for those two
It does seem like it's becoming more common to do it alphabetical (for jukebox shows) or not at all. I find it super annoying. I'm not reading it during the production but like to look it over before the show and at intermission. Yes, I know I could look on my phone but it's handier to have it in the playbill.
Broadway Buddy said: "I think Wicked can stay on Broadway but it should transfer theatre’s. Music Man will hit big and it needs a huge house. I was in the Marquee for Tootsie a couple weeks ago and I really disliked it because the lobby was super confusing and to get to the theatre in the hotel didn’t make any sense to my dad and I. But I loved how they decorated the Palace for Spongebob."
Why in the world should Wicked transfer theatres when it's sti