re: Michael Arden in THE CLOSER Aug 3
2009, 11:15:49 PM
He played a schizophrenic character and one of his "friends" (which is what he calls his voices) speaks only in French, so he spoke in French to Charlie (that young girl) a lot.
Thought he turned in a really stellar performance.
Kudos to THE CLOSER for their use of prominent theatre actors!
re: Into the Woods Revival Nov 30
2008, 01:04:43 PM
The production was really unfortunate, in my opinion. I thought Vanessa, though a fine voice, was a horrible choice for the Witch. The additions to and cuts from the script and music made no sense and only hindered the overall beauty of the story.
re: The Last Five Years? Oct 10
2008, 03:26:00 PM
I remember...I was going to a party in college with a friend of mine and she had a huge collection of cast recordings. I told her to play a really awesome song for me. She played "Climbing Uphill" from TL5Y and I was so blow away and was hooked from that point forward.
But. . .in this age of Broadway. . .that's few and far between.
re: The Last Five Years? Oct 9
2008, 03:35:13 PM
PARADE is amazing...really gorgeous stuff. Some of it really just sends chills through your body.
SONGS is really mixed for me; some songs I adore and others I can't even listen to. And the lack of true plot can be annoying...if you take it as a "song cycle" (so to speak) it's a decent work but not his best.
And I've heard very mixed things about 13 but never never heard it so I can't speak to it.
'member when he was in 'Kindergarten Cop'? "Mister Kimball, are you all riiiight?"
re: August seating question Jan 1
2008, 08:46:56 PM
you should just spring the extra cash and sit mid orchestra, center. that's where i was. sweet seats, row M, i was in.
re: August: Osage County question Dec 29
2007, 05:33:29 PM
Side question, anyone know roughly when the script will be available for purchase? I was in the Drama Book Shop a few weeks back and it wasn't there, though the show is still awfully new.
I bought BUG and KILLER JOE...great, great plays. Disturbing, screwy, messy and violent... but GREAT plays.
(Sorry to kind of divert this to a Tracy Letts question...)
and you know, it's worth it just for the Act I and Act II endings/caps. They're AMAZING. I mean, the ending of the whole show is amazing, but...if there was ever a hook ending that made you want to come back for more, AUGUST has them. Lots of them.