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re: What's a Charm Song?  Aug 30 2020, 03:18:32 PM

I am currently reading "Song of Spider-Man" by Glen Berger. In it, he discusses how he gave Bono a sixty song compilation of Broadway music.

"So David had the office burn a four-CD compilation. Sixty songs from the last sixty years of musical theatre, divided into the strictest of categories. There were exposition songs, eleven o'clock numbers, Act One closers, charm songs, anti-charm songs, show-stoppers, character-driven songs, torch songs -- a

Novels that could be musicals/plays?  Aug 10 2020, 05:39:33 PM

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg 

Do You Have a Famous Look-Alike?  Jul 16 2020, 12:08:55 PM

I look enough like Jonah Hill that James Franco did a double-take when we were both in the audience of Lobby Hero. 

I'm sure that wasn't the reason, but I am told I look like Jonah Hill maybe once a week.

The Minutes & American Buffalo Will Now Start Performances in March  Jun 25 2020, 02:14:13 PM



And now... for a miracle... Virginia Woolf announces a return? Please?

MUSIC MAN Seems To Have Been Rescheduled For April 2021  Jun 24 2020, 12:54:47 PM

Exchanged my July two tickets to a single April 24th ticket. I hope I get the refund. I'd love to have that $500 back, lol.

The Music Man should do the right thing and postpone/cancel the run now  Jun 23 2020, 05:11:01 PM



I originally had tickets for Saturday December 5th. Now mine are showing for July 3rd, 2021. 

Phase 3- Broadway Reopens?  Jun 20 2020, 06:17:56 PM

Why so catty? Unnecessary, they asked a question about Broadway reopening on a Broadway board.


Users like you are why these boards no longer thrive as they once did.  

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Film In The Works  Jun 11 2020, 04:26:40 PM

I would only be interested in Rachel Bay Jones reprising her role for the film.

Susan Egan  Jun 9 2020, 02:26:44 PM

My introduction to her was Hercules. 


"I Won't Say (I'm in Love)" has become a standard for any Disney fan and it's, personally, one of my favorite "If I Loved You" songs.

Lea Michele Twitter  Jun 4 2020, 08:59:34 AM

dexter3 said: "Her. Career. Is. Over."

Honey, she hasn't done truly of note since the Obama administration. 

Cheyenne Jackson role for broadway return  Jun 1 2020, 03:44:09 PM

BCfitasafiddle said: "He was supposed to be in the Magic Mike musical. Sad how that just fell apart. I would've thoroughly enjoyed seeing him in that show... "



Too bad the sh-- hit the floor on that one. 

New Broadway Book: "Flop Musicals of the Twenty-First Century"  Jun 1 2020, 03:38:52 PM

 Can only say I've seen half of one. I saw Escape to Margaritaville at the Chicago tryout. Two hours before curtain, while waiting for my friend, I grabbed a table and a margarita pitcher for us at a restaurant. She showed up and immediately announced she was pregnant (and therefore, couldn't drink the margaritas.) I was never wasteful person, so I finished the pitcher and went to the show. I posted on instagram about having margaritas before the show, Broadway in Chicago comment

New Broadway Book: "Flop Musicals of the Twenty-First Century"  Jun 1 2020, 03:28:53 PM


This looks to be a modern follow-up inspired by NOT SINCE CARRIE and SECOND ACT TROUBLE, focusing on 10 shows from the past 20 years.

Here are the 10 shows:


1 Spider-Man: Tu

RIP Larry Kramer  May 27 2020, 12:05:02 PM

Mart Crowley, Terrence McNally and now Larry Kramer all in the span of three months. 


This is really rough. Rest in peace. 

Why Are Sondheim’s Books So Expensive?  May 26 2020, 08:59:00 AM

I've purchased three copies of Finishing the Hat. 

One from eBay, one from Chartwell and one from Penguin Random House. 

The one from eBay claimed they didn't have the book in their inventory and refunded me my $40. (The listing is still up, however.) 

I ordered my copy from Chartwell for $45 on May 9th and haven't heard anything about it being shipped, I'm sure COVID is delaying them. I haven't requested a cancellation. 


What musical is said to be unpopular and obscure, but actually isn't?  May 20 2020, 11:10:27 PM

Merrily We Roll Along comes to mind. 


I've also heard people mention Starlight Express, but it's been running for decades in Germany. (Do they ever do English performances? I'd love to see it.)

Best Broadway song ever?  May 15 2020, 11:37:43 PM

I think "So What" from Cabaret is the perfect Broadway song. 


It sets out what it's intended to do by introducing a character and furthering the plot of the story. 


I also believe "Soliloquy" from Carousel is a great moment in musical theatre.

Best Plays ABOUT Pandemics (Or Smaller Outbreaks)  May 15 2020, 04:05:00 PM

It seems a lot of companies are putting on a virtual reading of Lonely Planet which is about HIV/AIDS. 

Antoinette Nwandu's PASS OVER directed by Spike Lee now on Amazon Prime  May 15 2020, 01:34:41 PM

A fabulous production I saw at Steppenwolf a couple years ago is now streaming on Amazon Prime.

Significant Other - OBC Livestream - 5/14/20  May 15 2020, 01:09:55 PM

Watched the first act last night and thought it'd be up for 24 hours so I could watch this morning. 


Dang, I wish I could watch the second act.

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