"Our new production of Tommy will be a reinvention aimed directly at today," said director Des McAnuff. "Tommy combines myth and spectacle in a way that truly soars. The key question with any musical is "Does the story sing?" and this one most certainly does. Tommy is the anti-hero ground zero. He is the boy who not only rejects adulthood like Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye, but existence itself. He becomes lost in the universe as he stares endlessly
Something happens between the 45 and 50 second mark in "There Is A Fountain/It Don't Make Sense" of the 2007 Donmar Cast Recording of PARADE. I don't know if it's a chair or feedback from a microphone but it is loud and pronounced.
2019, 10:31:22 AM
I was incredibly bored. It takes some real "talent" to turn one of Disney's highest-energy outings into a complete snooze. Naomi Scott was the saving grace. She was wonderful to watch and the updates to the character of Jasmine worked well for me. Will Smith look genuinely uncomfortable during the musical numbers. I think I'd rather watch DUMBO again.
Oh and WHAT happened to the character of Jafar? No humor, no camp, no charisma-- just 2 hours of bug-eye
Jingjo2 said: Kind of like the new Rocketman movie (also sung by Taron as Elton John)this story is mostly fiction and also unauthorized, even Liza walked out half way through"
Are you saying the Elton John film is mostly fiction and unauthorized? Because by all accounts (and the fact that Elton and his husband are EPs), it's very much authorized and much more true to life than at least BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY was.
TheQuibbler said: "I’m actually pleased that she’s doing her own singing because I think it frees up the performance a bit. I found it distracting in Bohemian Rhapsody, for example, whenever they’d switch to Mercury’s real vocals because it never looked like the sound was coming out of Malek’s mouth and I think the performance suffered. While I’m sure Zellweger prerecorded her vocals, she can align her vocal performance with her on-screen performan
I adored it. The score sounded the best it has ever sounded and the cast was first rate. Casey Cott started out a little shaky with "Amazing Journey" but nailed "Sensation" and all of Act 2. Mykal Kilgore gave the greatest rendition of "Eyesight to the Blind" I've ever heard and while I appreciated Wesley Taylor's energy and characterization, the accent rivaled Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.
TOMMY essentially boils down to two main messages--
I'm sorry if this has been discussed before, but is TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD selling any merchandise?
I couldn't find any at the theater, though I admit I wasn't looking very thoroughly given the crowds navigating the theater. I did an online search but came up empty. Are any of the theater shops around Times Square selling anything?
DeepVSexyWitch2 said: "I'm not sure which Bohemian Rapsody you watched but I saw the one where they made his queer lifestyle his downfall in a "if only he had stayed with his wife..." bull**** type display."
Almost worse was the insinuation that he desperately wanted to be straight and spent years jealously pining for his ex-fiance (which is just one of dozens of inaccuracies that plagues the ridiculously simplistic, almost ridiculous, screenp
I'm hoping this starts the decline of the narrative that A STAR IS BORN is the front runner for the Best Picture Oscar. It is certainly a better quality film than BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, but does not reach the brilliance of THE FAVOURITE or ROMA or BLACKKKLANSMAN or BEALE STREET.
I mean, come on, this isn't even the best version of A STAR IS BORN... (though no where near the worst... Babs...)
Kennedy Center Honors '18 Dec 28
2018, 12:40:37 PM
Im really surprised no one has mentioned Kelly Clarkson who, vocally, easily offered the best female performance of the night
BrodyFosse123 said: "she's had 2 kids. maybe give her a break.
What on EARTH doesthat have to do with anything? It can be a creative choice. She most likely is trying to showcase other vocalranges over what people generally expect from her. Kelli O'Hara did this by choosing roles which showcased her acting range (and vocally, most notably) instead of sticking to one type of role. Kristin Chenoweth has also done the same with her choices."