I have never seen a production of Carousel use the song. Perhaps everybody is copying the NT/LCT choice. I considered myself a Carousel fan for years and I was legit shocked when he started singing it in this production.
I actually know quite a bit about the real Roy Cohn. I first saw Angels in America during the 03 HBO miniseries. The portrayal and the writing was so mean spirited and over the top that I looked into him to try and get a realistic view of him. I was left thinking that he was one of the greatest Americans of all time. A true believer that a small federal government was the best way for all Americans to prosper. I hope someday the Kushner estate is forced to pay damages to Cohn's ances
I cannot believe people like this play so much. I have always found it vapid, overly long, occasionally slanderous and downright mean spirited. It's shameful the way Kushner wrote the Roy Cohn character.
Cohn passionately believed in his politics as passionately as Kushner believes in his. Kushner makes no attempt to write Roy as anything other than a cartoon villain who's actively trying to ruin the world.
It will all be downhill for Platt after DEH. Especially since he wants to transition to a recording artist. HA! Producers have already done his Pops a solid, I doubt they'll need to keep casting Ben to curry favor and get help with future productions.
Obviously that was on a much smaller scale that Great Comet's renovations, but I recall seeing Rent around the time it closed and wondering how another show would ever play that theatre. The outside was covered with graffiti and the balcony was lined with a dirty metal bar. Obviously they did a major renovation before the next tenet opened.
GhostXmasPast said: "I will give O.P. Credit for initiating one of the classic and funniest troll thread / parody threads in the history of this board.
If - on the off chance - my high praise is off base, the O.P. needs to seek immediate help to cure the voices he / she must hear in their head - or perhaps it is radio signals received through fillings. Whatever.
In the spirit of my first thought - Perhaps Theater Guy should explore nefarious contributions
I was planning on seeing this one. Very excited about it indeed.
but then they announced the deranged Steven Pasquale was starring in it and I will have to pass. The man is so unhinged and crazy on twitter that I seriously worry about the safety of anyone alone in a room with him. And he's playing Booth? I hope the secret service have their eyes on him.
Panda Express is irrelevant and unrelated to the story. Follow the money!!
It's clear that Marc Platt helped them fast track this mediocre musical to Broadway and then ran an a bullying PR campaign to instill in everyone's mind that Ben was giving the best performance ever. He then engineered Jake G and Jon Jon B to be taken out of consideration clearing the way for a bought Tony.
GeorgeandDot said: "I don't understand why someone would go so far out of their way to attack a performer. Platt seems like a nice, quiet, polite guy. I've met him on a couple of occasions and I have never gotten the impression that he was anything other than a kind, humble person. Also, I've heard many people say that his performance isn't their favorite, and that's ok, but I've never heard anyone say that he "sucks." It