I saw the show on whim in NYC when my friends wanted to rush the matinee show of "Bright Star" before the evening performance of "Tuck Everlasting" that we were in the city to see. I didn't even know what it was about and when I found out that it was bluegrass musical written by Steve Martin, I was not that excited. But, then the houselights went down and I fell in love with everything about the show. Side note - "Tuck Everlasting"
Ok - now I just finished listening to it and I feel that I just need to listen to it a few more times because right now I can't get the movie out of my head to really enjoy it (curse of loving something that is adapted). I like a lot of it but there are also things that I am not a fan of. But, this is something I believe I will come to love ESPECIALLY if I see it.
Overall I'm curious to see the show as a whole but I wasn't sold AT ALL from the live performance of the first song they did. But, I love everything War of the Roses/Tudor Dynasty so I still want to see it. But........I just hope it's not just belty pop songs with no substance.
The "Tina" cast recording is out today and I am loving every second of it. Adrienne Warren doesn't sound exactly like Tina Turner but she definitely has the energy and is KILLING every song she sings on this album (I have had "River Deep Mountain High" on repeat since the single was released a little while ago). I am all ready on my second listen of the album and I can't wait to see Adrienne and the rest of the cast tear up the stage in pers
I didn't say the producers owed anyone anything (I even said I understand the business model of NOT doing it). If the show is selling out then by all means - MAKE THAT COIN. But, the point (and hope) is that shows run a long while and as many people as possible see it. What better way than to make sure that those that can't usually afford it are given that chance? But, as stated, Broadway is a business and people have to do what they ha
Greedy Producers May 18
2018, 09:15:14 AM
I feel like such an old BWW Fogey thinking "People weren't so snarky back in my day" (when they were).
I'm sorry you had to go through that and - while I understand the business model of doing it - hopefully producers will realize that no matter if it's Tony season or not, theatre should be for everyone. Every little discount helps us folk who don't have money to drop $150 for a 2+ hour show.
newintown - I think it is that she made an overall blanket statement instead of "There are some film actors....." Plus she added that extra zinger of "Not in my country" meaning American film actors can't do stage work. That was my issue with it. I agree that there are some actors/actresses that do VERY WELL for film but not so much for live theatre. But, there are some that do amazing at both. &nb
Dancingthrulife2 said: "would love to hear how you reached your conclusion that "she makes it sound like it ONLY happened to her" from the only passage in the article relevant to her firing"
This is not the first time she has said something about the incident. What she said in the article was WAY subdued and was fine. But, my comment was the MANY, MANY, MANY things she has said about it (including in her memoir).
Did she say anything "Wrong?" Not necessarily, but my god she loves to complain about things. "Not in my country they can't." Seriously? There are many Hollywood actors that do just fine on the stage and eventually make it their second home. What gives her the right to bash them if they want to try a new medium. Uma may not have been great but she gave it a shot, so I can't fault her for that. In the same vein, Hollywood can
I really liked the production overall. I will give one big complaint though...........Brandon's vocals were mainly on point (especially "Superstar" which he slayed) as Judas. My issue with him, is that he was emotionally dead until the end of the show. During the "Last Supper" I kept saying out loud, "Cry.....Get Mad.....SOMETHING." Judas is pushed by his emotions whether or not he is mad that his friend is going agai