I recently saw the UK tour in Southampton, no less - I couldn't help but take part of this novelty. They also arranged Titanic walking tours for the run too, so you could go around the city and look at some of the historic sights related to Titanic (e.g. the White Starline offices).
Anyway, it was a nice day but I personally find the show rather emotionally unsubstantial. It almost feels like a documentary rather than something dramatic, soaring, interesting. There must be somethin
Alice Walker's writing in response to this is very nice and very brave - while also being quite civil and respectful,
" I have been urging a questioning and reconsideration of all the so called “holy” books for over forty years. The Bible, like the Koran, like the Talmud, and others that claim to teach the best way for people to live, must be interrogated, questioned, and respectfully deconstructed."
Plus Company, too. In fact Warren already lost the Olivier to Clarke and I would give the Tony to Clarke too. Anyway, maybe I’m pessimistic but Tina is exactly what you’d expect - a kind of cookie cutter jukebox musical with all the cliche twists and turns you could expect. Cheap humour. Tenuous use of songs. Melodrama etc. but combine this with these classic songs, the interesting if cliche story and amazing amazing star turn, I personally don’t need much more. It was hard
songanddanceman2 said: " 'They definitely don’t. Hope Mill’s entire reason for existing is creating theatre up North using Northern actors and keeping it in the North.'
Utter rubbish, this is Hope Mill and Aria Entertainment. Their Hope Mill productions of many of their shows have transferred to London, the recent UK tour of Hair came from Hope Mill Theatre. And none of what Hope Mill do with Aria has that northern Moto, most lead actors are from e
Death Becomes Her Musical, Starring Kristin Chenoweth Oct 8
2019, 04:13:07 AM
Is it me or is Kristin one of those people that always seems to be coming to Broadway in something? Reminds me how Chita kept saying for years and years that The Visit was coming ‘next season’. Although then it did lol.
In this alternate Gotham universe if only these awful Finance bros were born 30 years later and could have seen Bernadette Peters in the role. And Arthur/The Joker, too. They all would realise that there is nothing better to live for, and there probably would be world peace.
The Inheritance looks like a flop, sadly. Wicked also is not having its best days anymore - I do hope we get some exciting casting choices in the future when they need to resort to stunt or star casting in a few years.
I guess when you look too closely it doesn't make much sense for them to know every single word off by heart. But I'm able to suspend disbelief. It's not a real city. In Gotham City maybe finance bros spent their nights in musicals and/or gay saunas hehe.
The London artwork did always feel a little Sex & City-esque to me, but I don't know if it actually felt like that in the show. So maybe this time they can achieve that a little more. Also, I 'heard' from a pretty good source that Craig was not asked to take to the show to New York.
Sondheim in “Joker” Oct 6
2019, 02:15:42 PM
One of the scenes also seemed inspired by the Burton Seemey Todd film!
Sondheim in “Joker” Oct 6
2019, 12:25:31 PM
Have we discussed this? No need to think too hardly which song is involved in a pivotal, shockingly violent, plot point.
In some cases, such as Carrie, bootlegs are the only reason the show survived and had a second life. In the 2011 'pre-off-broadway preview' night where the creators thanked Betty Buckley for her performance, the audience clapped. I'd say not even half of those people actually see Betty Buckley in the role.
If people use bootlegs as an alternative to actually seeing a show (and could afford to go otherwise) I see it as a problem, that's not for me though.