I tend to think that 11 o'clock numbers have to extremely emotional and heartfelt. And usually they close the loop of the I Want song. If we use these standards:
"She Used to Be Mine" - a classic number, where Jenna's dreams of winning that pie contest are over. She sings about all the ways she's failed. That closes the loop of "What Baking Can Do" where Jenna dreamed that baking would free her from her life.
I've never really gotten how "Carousel" glorifies or excuses domestic violence. 19th century and mid-20th century attitudes towards domestic violence were really different and horrifying if your husband happened to be an abusive lout.
But even within those confines Hammerstein takes care to show that Billy's behavior crosses the "not okay" line repeatedly. The recent revival cut this scene but there's a scene showing Billy gambling and losing
I have no faith in the Jackson estate. They are still peddling the myth of the Jackson 5 performing happily and Berry Gordy being this amazeballs producer who made their dreams come true.
I think an interesting musical could be made using what Michael himself said about his extremely lonely childhood, where he was pushed to constantly perform and abused by his dad. How like many child stars he became hooked on uppers and downers as a kid and could never really kick the habit.&nbs
This is gross. Even if the pedophile accusations aren't true there's no doubt MJ was a deeply troubled, traumatized person and the victim of abuse. His family estate wanting to make a cheery biomusical of this is gross.
Ok I had tickets to Slave Play today. However a trip to the podiatrist for a severely sprained ankle turned out way longer than I expected, made worse when I fell on the way home in the pouring ran with my walking boot. Is it possible to post-date my ticket? Or am I just better off getting a ticket off tkts?
The run lasted four months and Porgy and Bess languished in mediocrity for decades until 1976 when the Houston Grand Opera produced the work to glowing reviews. This is when the piece secured its reputation as a classic....
This is nonsense. In 1952 Leontyne Price sang Bess to rave reviews. The rest of her career is history. There's a wonderful pirate of her and William Warfield.
I don;t know why the Gershwin and Heyward could not have intended for Porgy and Bess to be an artistic project AND a commercial hit. The two are not mutually exclusive. Gershwin traveled to South Carolina and anyone who hears the score can hear the love he put into this work. However he also made several performing editions for B'way.
It is a shame he died in 1937 and did not live to see Porgy and Bess performed in opera houses around the world.
joevitus said: "Out of curiosity, is the goat cart omitted from this production? Is the line at the end of the opera changed from "Bring my goat" to "Bring my cane"?
I wonder if this aspect of the story/character is gone for good."
Porgy arrives on the goat cart but at the end he asks for it and for whatever reason it’s not brought to him so he walks off with a cane, it was one part of the production I found confusing since he spe