Such a surprisingly charming show! The only problem I had was the oddly dated choreography, orchestrations and prom outfits. The story it’s based on is from 2010, so why did it feel like 1985?
I found the book funny and quick witted, performed by a top notch cast, led by Brooks and Beth! Caitlin is a terrific foil for the shenanigans the wacky showfolk who blow in to “help”, and she has such a lovely voice!! I actually got a few tears during the final ant
It's difficult to live up to De Mille and MacMillan, and Peck did not. The choreography was well danced and not even close to one of the big problems with the production, but save for Blow High, Blow Low, it didn't inspire either.
I left out, out of courtesy, what a terrible actor the Louise was. The other dancing actor, Jigger, was only slightly better, but both did dance beautifully.
Hi all. Long time no read around here...but saw this last week and am confused by what has been posted by most.
This is indeed a big mess. The only good acting on the stage is from Colin and Gemignani, imo. Mendez is a fun Carrie and gets all of the laughs, which were sorely needed. Mueller is a fine Julie, but only gets to act with Mendez. She and Mendez actually have chemistry, but she gets nothing back from Henry.
I loved Mr. Henry in Violet and especially in Porg
Hey everyone...I'm not sure many folks remember me, but I still stop into BWW occasionally to read the buzz on a new show, and may even post a review.
I used to love coming to BWW for the lively discussions and often hilarious threads, especially on the OT board...but the fun drained like a sieve when "she who must not be named" began ranting. I hate to give power to someone so vile, but that's the truth. While many reasons also must have contributed, I'm no
jhud, Harvey and short stole the show, IMO. "Timeless to Me" was the best number by far, but Hudson out sang everyone by SO far...And seemed so comfy in her skin! Much better than her perf in "TCP"! Much better acted. Maddiie seemed winded when she was dancing, but was fine and a nice singer. Grande was funny, but surprisingly not powerful vocally, made me miss Kerry. Better than Bynes tho. Very nice work by Cameron and S
Hey all, I've read a lot of this thread and want to specifically thank Pal Joey, along with others, for being so thoughtful and eloquent. I'm in agreement with tazzy on this issue. I don't understand the reason behind Ms. Murin's blog post and especially don't understand why so many of her colleagues are so moved as to stand up for her misguided and offensive writings. I have never seen this woman on stage, so I can't say if it is sad or not that I don't care if I
It actually played twice on Broadway, in 1976 with Patti LuPone as Rosamund and Kevin Kline as Lockhart. He replaced Raul Julia who did the workshop. It closed and reopened in 1977 with Bostwick and Rhonda Coullet as Rosamund (so different from LuPone, but I love her on the recording.)
It was nominated for two Tony awards in 1976, Best Book and Supp. Actress for LuPone. In 1977 it was only nominated for Best Actor, which Bostwick won.