GavestonPS said: "...I've had a couple of days to think about that paragraph claiming Prince treated her "like a stupid chorus girl". I think the passage speaks volumes about LuPone, not so much about Prince. As I said above, she could have handled it by simply saying, "I'm sorry. I thought that was what you wanted. Tell me what you would like instead." Escalating the matter to the point of PTSD was her choice."
10086Sundays said: ""Monster" is definitely meant to be the 11 o'clock number. I just feel in terms of character development, it doesn't work as such. Elsa feels like a monster. We already know this. She's hurt her sister, again, that's bad too. Again, though, information we already have. I think it just didn't feel like it was moving her forward. And then she gets captured.
After she's captured, the show follows the movie plot
DrewJoseph said: "Could it be they're saving the ice palace for Broadway? Would it fit in the Buell theater at all? I mean, they saved the ending flying carpet for Broadway with Aladdin. It just seems weird to not do it right now. Ofcourse the 'taking out the back wall' for the massive sets was still when Bob Cowley designed it. After that they changed the whole creative team.
New ending Feb 13
2012, 03:36:14 PM "I think there should be an "abstract" way to depict her full rampage with lighting, sound effects, perhaps having Carrie walk slowly out into the audience as we hear car breaks, thinks crashing, flipping over, people screaming. I get that it's not going to be literal, but it shouldn't be "hidden" or removed either."
Delurking for a minute just to add my support for Besty's directorial idea. I wholeheartedly agree that the destruction's scope needs to be exapanded in some way, a
I think it's LaChiusa's best, and perhaps most accessible, score. The story is classic and compelling. The cast was, on the whole, extremely talented. But on stage, while good, the show was not a greater elevation of its parts. Listening to the CD, however, is nigh on perfection.
Linda Eder 'Now' New CD Jan 30
2011, 02:04:16 PM
BettyBoy, were the signed copies a limited offering? I don't see that they are available anymore when I go to her site; all that's listed in a link to buy the regular CD. Am I just missing it?
Which Parade CD? Sep 9
2010, 09:18:52 PM
While I believe one can never have too many Parade CDs, the original recording is the must have if one is choosing only one. I think the Donmar production's edits for a cleaner book (and smaller cast) benefit most from a live performance. However, I don't feel that the changes improve upon the CD experience as a whole.
Besty, thanks for the info. I haven't listened to the clips yet, but it's nice to hear that the correction of Orbach's pitch in places has been nicely done (I too shared your pitchaphobia!). Not that I would have expected otherwise, bk.
Inside the Belasco Theatre Apr 6
2010, 07:06:22 PM
Smaxie, I knew it couldn't be long until you were here! Thanks for the info; I didn't know that there were plans to recreate the Tiffany fixtures.
Anybody know if the apartment is being renovated?
Inside the Belasco Theatre Apr 6
2010, 06:28:38 PM
Thanks for the update and for sharing the shots! Where's smaxie with some more insight?
Wall to Wall Sondheim Mar 22
2010, 10:31:16 PM
Well, I came to this too late except to hear "In Buddy's Eyes" and "Sunday."
I do enjoy my CD, but was anyone able to record the whole program? Please PM if so!
ETA: Well, apparently Sunday wasn't the last of it, but still, I'm sad I missed the bulk of the rebroadcast!
Anyone else find it strange that they bothered to film the Broadway cast for the alleged DVD release if the show was to be significantly reworked? Unless a "re-written" book/score is just the addition of I'm a Believer.
Yes, it was well known that Grammer was in discussions for this double role even before he signed on as George. Albin's a juicier part, Hodge is only temporary, and as wildcat said, word is that this switch is indeed the carrot that got Grammar to commit to the production. Riedel even had an article in November that quoted a production source referencing this as a possibility.
jonartdesigns, I think that's a great idea (if we actual