I mean, we'll find out in a couple of days, but I suspect that your predictions are wrong. Be More Chill is not going to immediately stagger like any of the truly devastating flops that might have been better off closing in previews (e.g., The Visit, The Scottsboro Boys, Bridges of Madison County etc.). It may not be a hit, but the way you are describing this show makes it sound like it is about to be a complete fiasco financially.
Be More Chill may very well flop once the audience drys up in a few months, but just because there is a hand-full of seats left each night does not mean this is a massive disaster the same way we see with other shows time and time again. Proof will be in the grosses, but I suspect there will be a decent start for this song.
Cast Albums Grammy 2019? Feb 11
2019, 04:40:37 AM
After Eight, out of curiosity have you listened to the cast recording? I suspect that you have. Which I find so bizarre because you didn’t like the show. Why do you keep exposing yourself to material you don’t like?
Great West End Musicals Feb 10
2019, 07:16:20 AM
I know it may technically be true but Spider Woman is not what I think of when I hear West End musical. Famed Broadway director, writers, star. Spider Woman was a Broadway Musial paying rent in and presented to west end audiences, that’s all.
Mike Barrett said: "Im not sure why anyone is surprised that on a tour a 71 year old is going to miss some shows. She's in a major leading part, is touring nearly every week, it must take a major toll. Be disappointed all you want but anyone thinking she's not human and should be there every single show is just being ridiculous in my mind. She's human."
Poor decision making on the part of Betty Buckley or the Producers to take this on.....the missed perfo
Company London Feb 7
2019, 04:06:15 PM
The show was cancelled during the first act tonight apparently. Craig is still sick and the understudy couldn’t continue, also sick. Very unusual for shows to be in this predicament!
Based on now at least three recent examples: Fun Home, Gentlemen's Guide and The Band's Visit we can see that the "Best Musical" Tony definitely has a noticeable and lasting impact on ticket sales. In theory I would have thought the acting Tonys should help box office, but to be honest there appears to be countless examples where the impact seems rather unnoticed or slim. There is only one Tony Award I'd bank on as a Producer, and that's the Best Musical award.
I agree she is replaceable but I honestly believe it's more the fault of the writing and character than her as an actress. I don't know if anyone in that role could have saved the show.
Company London Feb 7
2019, 03:36:28 AM
Chita was also there last night! So cool. Re: Footlight Parade yes very few of us are 70 years old and ‘know’ what we are missing in terms of the original production, sadly.
Company London Feb 6
2019, 06:53:05 PM
Also, they completely cut Tick Tock with this understudy.
Company London Feb 6
2019, 06:52:02 PM
It doesn’t begin with it. It begins with New York City sounds and sirens etc. while Bobbi walks into her apartment with the balloons saying 35. Then she sits down and listens to msssages eg Patti saying this is a dirty phone call. Then ‘overture’ as in cast recording begins. Then more dialogue. Then title song starts.
Rosalie has missed 1.5 performances this week (that brings 2.5 in total). The understudy is a black woman, which is cool and a bit novel considering some of the dialogue. I’m going tonight and hoping the understudy will be on again. Also, I’ve already seen Craig sick and I don’t want to go through that again!
RENT Live on Fox Feb 3
2019, 04:45:57 PM
I wish I could enjoy her but she sounds so piercing and out of tune I just can’t. I cringe when I think of her singing the line “there’s only us” (if I recall the lyrics correctly) in “Another Day”. But if you can genuinely enjoy that performance that’s good - it must make the OBC recording much more thrilling.
GeorgeandDot said: "Rosalie Craig sounds like she has a killer voice. I don't really understand the comments about her voice only being ok. I do think they'll probably have to replace her if they want to bring this to broadway and have the production make any money."
When I think of killer voice I think of Betty Buckley (in her prime), LuPone, Bernadette Peters (in her prime), Ebersole, Ripley (in her prime), Marin Mazzie, Donna Murphy (in her prime)