Disney's ALADDIN filmed for release Sep 13
2019, 07:48:18 PM
Its interesting they went with McCalla over Courtney Reed, considering she not only originated the role on Broadway, but also closed the show in the West End. I remember seeing/listening to a West End live video earlier this summer with autoplay on, when I was like wait I know that voice. So i look and I think I know that face, and had to check the website to see it was actually Courtney Reed. Honestly the only thing can think of as to reasoning is that she might not look like shes in her
Stephen75 said: "I imagine they are going for a queer-themed production of this show, between the casting and the artwork. It seems very pointed. Not to imply that Izzard or Everett aren't good enough for it, but it does seem like their is a very specific vision for this production/the dynamic of George and Martha."
I agree in the casting of Izzard, Everrett and Tovey, but isn't there a bigger gay/queer name to play George. Cough*Nathan Lane* Cough Cough....
barcelona20 said: "Given the small cast, small orchestra, and practically non-existent set, can you think of another relatively recent Broadway musical that is so cheap to produce and run?
Even Title of Show had some set pieces if I recall right? What other cheap shows am I forgetting?"
Next to Normal is arguably one of the cheapest hits in recent memory. It had a capitalization of $4 Million and had running costs of about $225K. It was basic
Just Laurie Metcalf in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Sep 11
2019, 12:13:15 PM
Izzard seemed like a very interesting take on George. It had me really excited to see how an over the top personality’s take on George played against such Metcalf’s great yet traditional stage craft. His personality made up for his lack of acting prowess in my opinion. Everett makes this goes from one of my highlight I was looking forward too, to I’ll catch it when its on TDF. Letts and Moreton might not be marquee acting names, but they had just come off of August: Osage County, so they
little_sally said: "magictodo123 said: "little_sally said: "I know everyone is back to school/work this week so the falls were expected but should we be worried about Mean Girls?"
Huh. I'm beginning to wonder the same thing. That's quite a drop. And I wonder how much of a draw Renee Rapp will be...maybe it can float by on name for a while? We'll see! I think it might be a lull right now but maybe it'll pick up as the holidays app
VintageSnarker said: "I wonder how much Cursed Child was hurt by Harry Potter/The Wizarding World taking a hit as a brand after the Fantastic Beasts sequel. I can't imagine it has to do with the replacement cast since the original cast were pretty unknown."
If I had to place my finger on it, Curse Child was hurt the mostly by the prolonged delay between the releasing of ticket blocks. The show sold 85% of tickets for the first year of its Broad
I am guessing they have higher aspirations for this, as it makes no sense to stage a Tennessee set Christmas Carol, in Boston, where it has little relevance in terms cash grab Holiday fare. If it goes well, I wouldn't be surprised if its brought in for a run on Broadway next fall. 9 to 5 was a mixed bag, but I will say I still enjoy listening to the score. It felt like a paint by numbers adaptation, but Dolly is arguable one of the greatest living American
When Disney truly adapts High School Musical for the stage and not just a quick cash grab touring production, I would presume they might adapt the trilogy in rotation. HSM3 is significantly better than HSM 2 and is very much the most traditional/staged of the 3 in the series. I don't know if I like it as much as the HSM, but HSM3 is a good sequel.
DoTheDood said: "broadway213 said: "Some of the seats over to the sides (i.e. the "Orchestra boxes",) at the palace are absolutely awful. I have sat all over at the booth- all the way back and all the way to the sides) and never had too much obstruction..."
I've only seen one production at the Booth,dead last Mezz, but was still felt like a great seat. Never felt too far from the stage and was a lot better than I was expecting when I saw my
Lara Spencer Laughs at boys in ballet Aug 26
2019, 02:56:52 PM
Having finally watched the initial video after seeing the fallout and internet rage machine, I have to say Spencer did nothing wrong. She’s clearly making a joke about the attention span of a 6 year old, and not the activity itself. It’s further emphasized by her longing for the days her child being content with just playing with play dough, instead of signing them up for ballet and dropping $1K on a class only for your kid to be bored and want to quit halfway through. Yes its part of his schoo
Yes, its very similar. I don’t think they went with showing only the darkest skinned cast members on the marquee though. It really confuses me considering half of the cast should be white, and one of the biggest complaint
West Side Story Revival Marquee-What are they thinking? Aug 22
2019, 06:47:35 PM
Has anyone else seen the upcoming West Side Story revivals new Marquee up at the Broadway? Its on par with Tootsies original marquee in terms of boring and bland, and in my opinion ugly. Its literally just a close up photo collage what I assume are members of the cast, with what Id guess is Arial font over it, spelling out West Side Story. Dont get me wrong, I like it when people try something new, but considering West Side Story has one of the most iconic marquees, nearly all productions
n2nbaby said: "Holy crap, you weren’t kidding about the ticket prices. Premium is $149 and most orchestra are $99-$115. Interesting. I wish other shows would follow suit."
As stated in other threads, to the point I sound like a broken record, but Frozen has have major issues building up its advance. If you looked on ticketmaster for a ticket this week on Monday, Frozen had probably only sold between 30%-50% of its tickets for the week. When the week is over tho
It will most certainly be a revival, but Paula Vogel will be and deemed eligible of the award/be one of the marquee recipients of the award alongside the productions lead producers if the production happens to win Best Revival. Thus she won't have to pay the $2K to receive her statuette.
Its the John Cameron Mitchell/Hedwig Rule, that allowed Mart Crowely to be nominated and win for The Boys in the Band, and Kenneth Lonergan to be nominated for
BritCrit said: "The Prom and Be More Chill ended on a high.
As for Tootsie... to quote a line from one of the songs... “Ya really f***ed it up...”
It’s interesting that two musicals with somewhat uncertain long-term prospects (Frozen and Beetlejuice) could survive the autumn doldrums pretty well, because Beetlejuice will benefit from Halloween themed marketing, whilst the growing hype for Frozen 2 could help the Broadway version gain an Aladdin
darreyl102 said: "^I was speaking to the poster who said that Queen would knock the s*** out of 'poor unfortunate souls', something I've never seen her be able to do live. I'm fully aware of the history of the song, and it doesn't have to be as big as it was on Broadway but I'm saying that I don't see the tifa doing anything but the okay performance she usually does when she sings"
Sherie Rene Scott, ruined the enjoyment of me listen
ABC’s The Little Mermaid LIVE Aug 6
2019, 01:44:02 PM
The announcement reads like they will likely be including some aspects of the Broadway production, which if I had to guess would be the costumes. Yes everyone laughed at the heelys, but other than that and flounder’s over-sized T-shirt, the costumes were quite beautiful in my opinion. It was the set and props that were an eyesore with so much mother of pearl paint, everything looked like plastic. In addition to the uninspired staging that caused the reimagined act two climax to be one of the big
Pashacar said: "AntV said: "This is closing too soon. Sales have picked up this summer and it's doing much better than all the other shows that are closing soon. Some may say it's simply a rush to see it before it closes, but I think the netflix movie announcement and casting helped create interest in the show."
Agree, it’s been a notablytougher ticket lately than it has been in months, more than just your typical closing bump. Would have b