Wayman_Wong said: "I saw the original ''Sunday in the Park With George'' on Broadway many, many times, starring Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters, and their PBS filming and 1994 reunion concert. Plus, the meh Menier Chocolate Factory version and 2017's radiant revival, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford. I know the show so well, frankly, I was tempted to skip the S.F. Playhouse production, but I'm glad I didn't. I doubt anyone will ever trul
Thanks for the reviews. I might give it a chance then. They did a terrible casting job with "Into the Woods" and then after I saw their "Promises, Promises" I vowed I'd never see another musical there again. Since "Sunday" is my favorite musical I've been torn between wanting to see it and worried they'd botch it.
I never saw it on stage, either, but it's definitely my guilty pleasure cast album. The songs are infectious, clever, and original. They especially stand out compared to many of the current lighter Broadway shows, where the music all sounds derivative.
SonofRobbieJ said: "It stuns me that people on this board don't understand why it would be important for gay actors to play gay roles."
I'm not gay, but I suspect I'm older than many of you, and like SonofRobbieJ I'm floored that there seems to be such blithe disregard of the historical precedents that would make the idea of casting non-gay actors in gay roles problematic. Even though there have been great inroads, the subtext that it's okay
It's a shame. The actual events are so interesting. I wish they hadn't succumbed to usual impulse to stuff shows with the usual stock characters and simplistic conflicts. Is it too much to ask to have a story that's closer to the complexity of real life?
What Adam said. Their motives can't be more transparent. They only want people who are recognized as TV and movie stars. I can't believe they're turning their backs on actors who have devoted their lives to the stage.