What I can no longer like? Aug 9
2019, 12:38:34 AM
Explain how HAIRSPRAY is transphobic ? Are you talking about the character of Edna? Because I don't see how that would fall into that category when the character is supposed to be a biological woman, not a man in a dress or a man in drag.
They are definitely the same costume designs from the NBC live version, but I think they're new versions, eveline's is certainly not the same size as the one that mary-j-blige
I respectfully disagree Aug 7
2019, 05:47:05 PM
I can remembering a couple times seeing HAIRSPRAY on a two show day and seeing both Matinee and Evening shows consecutively and noticing more energy in the evening. But generally I avoid matinees because alot of actors avoid the stage door after and just stay inside to relax or go get food
ABC’s The Little Mermaid LIVE Aug 7
2019, 12:37:34 AM
^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
quizking101 said: "FANtomFollies said: "Queen Latifah as Ursula? The most uninspired casting in a looooong time."
Says you. I’m ready for her to knock the sh*t of “Poor Unfortunate Souls”."
If she pre records it maybe, Live she can barely belt. Look at live versions of 'I know where I've been' and "When you're good to Mama" and compare to in the studio- major let down
Casting What Could Have Beens Jul 29
2019, 10:55:54 PM
Wasn't it rumored that Loretta Devine was going to join the cast of 'hairspray' as Motormouth Maybelle? I distinctly remember hearing this but can't seem to find any info on it. Also, jackee Harry as Madame morrible in 'wicked', I think she announced she was going to join the show. Anybody else remember this stuff?
Patti LuPone FANatic said: "nasty_khakis said: "My guess is she was asking for too much in negotiations or didn't want to do all eight or something. There is ZERO way she'd be any worse vocally than Nene/Wendy Willams/Sophia Vergarra and others I'm blanking on but know were rough."
Actually, I think Sofia Vergara was good vocally, in this video clip. She certainly was better than I expected. Now, I don't know much about the first two you
Has anyone recognized actors anywhere but a show? Jul 25
2019, 05:54:51 PM
Not so much Broadway related but still funny: the actor, Terrence Howard almost hit me with his car by accident. It was in the Hollywood area right after Michael Jackson had passed away. It was my first time in LA and I was scouting out famous houses and had just left Michael's house and was crossing the street when he skip to stop sign and nearly hit me. Lol. He didn't say anything to me, and I just kept walking to get my parents car, quickly. Lolzz
NOTE TO ANYONE WITH BEETLEJUICE SIGNED PLAYBILLS: mine was signed with gold paint pen, which is literally rubbing off when I rub the signatures. so I will have to Matt it in a special frame to protect the signatures. Just wanted to give other people a heads up in case theirs was signed the same way and they wanted to preserve the signatures. I'm still over the moon to have the playbill, just wish they had used a regular sharpie of some color instead of paint pen which a lot of times doesn
Kad said: "I think there's a good argument to be made that "You Can't Stop the Beat" is the final touch that makes Hairspray work like gangbusters. Yes, the rest of the show is great, but that finale is just such an explosion of joy and such a catchy song that you can't help walking out of the theater on cloud 9."
I definitely second that!
Who Have You Gotten Stuff Back From? Jul 23
2019, 05:27:42 PM
Wrote to THE CHER SHOW, KING KONG, BEETLEJUICE. Heard back from all three today and received cast signed playbills from all three. All three took 11 days and no donation was required.
Chowd95 said: " I just listened to the new soundtrack and.. it's disappointing. If they were going to use the original backing track for "Circle of Life" then why not use the original vocals as well? The new singer can't hold a candle to the '94 vocalist (who's name escapes me). "I Just Can't Wait To Be King" is ok, but like everything else here it lacks energy. "Be Prepared" flat out sucks. It's two minutes of spoken dialogue wit
JP2 said: "It's 2019 and some of y'all want one of the greatest female villains to be payed by a man. I just...
Can you expand on what you are saying.the way I'm reading this is that you are saying that in 2019, the idea of a man playing Ursula is outdated, overdid or something, when it's really the opposite. Disney is not one for gender blind casting. Lol. In 2019, Disney should be more open minded with casting
Grace2 said: "I really need yalls help, I desperately want to see this show before it closes. I have one free day... one... and that is closing day July 7, 2019. I want to student rush it. What time should I get online and does it matter that my friend is in high school? Would her id work? I really want to see it before it goes so what do you guys think? Do i need to be there all night?"
I'm not sure what this particular Rush, but I have seen some theaters turn d