| Britain's West End Theatres Reopen in October Sep 14
2020, 03:22:56 PM|
I would hope/assume that the production would not hold grudges against anyone that chooses not to work to protect their health. On the flip side, those without work who are not in a high-risk category (and who do not come into contact with a high-risk category) may be happy that they can work*
* More likely is the whole thing is going to collapse from a 2nd wave and no one will work.
| Time For A Gypsy Revival Sep 10
2020, 06:22:51 AM|
Gypsy seems to be one of those shows that is well known, respected - even adored - by insider theatre circles but not really known to the wider public. I think we overestimate its appeal sometimes. I mean, the 2003 revival had Bernadette and Sam Mendes and still couldn’t make a profit - and the LuPone version struggled even more. I agree that this show is never going to go anywhere. They would need a massive name. Bigger than Sutton Foster, and maybe even bigger than Audra.
| Time For A Gypsy Revival Sep 9
2020, 11:48:40 AM|
I believe Bernadette's Gypsy lost about half of the $8 million investment according to the NYtimes.
| Imelda Staunton in GYPSY is streaming for free Sep 8
2020, 03:15:36 PM|
I really don't like Bette Midler's version, either. A staged filming, a TV movie and a Hollywood movie and yet we still don't have a good record of the show. Why couldn't they film Patti, or Bernadette?
| 2009-2010 Musical Revivals Sep 8
2020, 07:27:54 AM|
I miss A Little Night Music dearly, which I saw with both casts. I’m sure there are a lot of threads back then but:
* The excitement of having CZJ and Lansbury was amazing. Lansbury was so funny and I thought CZJ was also very good with a warm, pleasing voice - much better than her unfortunate and awful Tony performance. It felt like a very glamorous evening. I loved how intimate the production was in that intimate theatre and found the design choices tasteful and simple. Of course man
| If one musical survives 200 years from now Sep 6
2020, 08:19:49 AM|
| Time For A Gypsy Revival Sep 5
2020, 04:15:44 AM|
So sad that people forget her .
Can anyone suggest a song to listen to that shows Audra’s belt? This would be my only concern with her in the role. She is indeed one of the only people that could mount a revival though in my opinion and have a chance at making money while in theory being able to handle the demands of the role.
| Loading out in progress at the August Wilson Sep 1
2020, 04:56:56 PM|
Well I loved mean girls, and the set*, and I still found it funny. But of course I realise people don’t like jokes since about 2012.
* while I appreciate the humour, I personally found that of course it’s difficult to dismiss the mean girls set as being ‘just’ on a USB. The investment, quality and artistic use of those projections in my opinion were of a high standard - nothing like very very cheap projections I’ve seen on many a show before (especially outside Broadway). And much much
| Seth Rudetsky’s “Stars In The House” Concerts Aug 30
2020, 01:34:25 PM|
Was there meant to be a next to normal reunion last night? What happened to it? Even when I search google a title says next to normal reunion it links to the sideshow one. Did they cancel it last minute and repurpose since Ripley was still around?
| New Tony rules are likely to ice out The Lightning Thief Aug 30
2020, 11:37:03 AM|
It would be nice if they gave him a nomination even if they didn’t give an award though.
| Dear Evan Hansen movie? Aug 29
2020, 06:19:52 AM|
To be fair, regardless of his actual age I have to agree that he looks older for his age (30+) and is far too old for the character. I really enjoyed his stage performance and am hoping for the best for this movie - but it’s hard not to have some concerns. I mean how many high school characters have a receding hairline? In general, like Alice Ripley in n2n I also wonder if the strength of his performance is oriented for the stage not screen. Maybe it’ll be a surprise though and Ben will become t
| Dear Evan Hansen movie? Aug 29
2020, 04:54:15 AM|
Well, if it is Winslet I’m hoping for success means an increased likelihood that she plays Dot with Jake G in a movie adaptation, or Diana, or Desiree.
| Oklahoma subtext Aug 28
2020, 04:54:27 PM|
It’s because in the scene with Curly and Judd in the dark like 5cm away from each others’ face. Personally I didn’t find it to have much gay subtext though. It was more that Curly was a cunning manipulator and was willing to exploit the loneliness of Judd - who was clearly not gay but lacking any kind of social interaction - to achieve his own ends.
I know some might claim it was over directed or a misinterpretation but I miss the revival dearly. I loved everything about it.
| Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created "Sunday in the Park with George" Aug 25
2020, 03:15:31 AM|
I’m quite sure in typical broadwayworld fashion they posted the article after I posted this hehe.
| Seth Rudetsky’s “Stars In The House” Concerts Aug 23
2020, 06:41:26 AM|
Just like when I saw the show, go figure.
| Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created "Sunday in the Park with George" Aug 23
2020, 06:05:51 AM|
Have we discussed this? Looks like James Lapine is releasing a new book:
| What Show Would You Like To See At Encores? Aug 22
2020, 01:33:10 PM|
Jordan Catalano said: "We also desperately need “Dear World”."
Yes. With Bernadette or Buckley!
| Lazarus Aug 22
2020, 10:22:44 AM|
LightsOut90 said: "They showed a filmed version a few years ago in Brooklyn, wonder why its never received a bugger release...?"
Interesting. Was it a high quality filming? If so, I assume the reason must be rights/contractual/money? It seems like the perfect thing to sell to Netflix right now. I’m sure it would happen if it could.
| 74th Annual Tony Awards will go digital this fall Aug 22
2020, 04:16:25 AM|
Surprising that Aaron Tveit wasn’t at least nominated for either next to normal or catch me if you can. Hopefully he can get at least some recognition such as a nomination this time! Knowing his luck they will pull the whole category lol .
| Lazarus Aug 21
2020, 03:34:12 PM|
Did anyone see this? I am intrigued by it because of Michael C Hall, Bowies death and the context of his life in which he wrote some of the material/had some of the vision behind this. But I must admit reading/listening it didnt appear to make a lot of sense.
Is it that he is a dying alcoholic/drug addict and most of the show is in a psychotic state to help explain the madness? (Eg he is not really an alien, and the ending might be him finding reconciliation in death).