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
And the only reason I responded with what I did, was from personal experience. Two years ago, I directed a teen production of "13:The Musical." During auditions, only 2 african american girls came and one was HORRIBLE - basically tone deaf and was completely wooden during the cold readings. The other looked WAY too old next to the other kids auditioning (I believe she was like 16 or 17 when the rest of the kids were 12/13) so she would have completely stood out amon
Well, here is my question. Was the student that wanted the role actually talented enough to do it.....Was she an alto when the part is a soprano......was she horrible with the dialogue, etc. You don't cast someone JUST because it matches the ethnicity of the character in question (unless it's integral to the plot or specifically stated). Now, if the student could do that character justice, and it was only cast the way it was because they wanted a white girl, then yes,
Hands down, my best experience was the recent revival of "HAIR."
It was my very first Broadway show and I was the first name called in the lottery that day. I was seated in the second tier on the left side by the ladder that came up from the stage. During one of the songs, the cast climbed up the ladder and started messing with me and flipping my hoodie up. Then, at the end, I went on stage and sang/danced to "Let The Sunshine In."