If you google Spencer Henderson the picture of Liza with a Z comes up so I believe he is one of the two men. He died in 1993 at the age of 44 from complications from AIDS. He was in the Broadway cast of Promises Promises, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Zorba and danced on many television shows. He choreographed as well, most notably for the film Steel Magnolias (my fave of all time).
A google search of Jimmy (James) Roddy also brings up the same picture... further searches
I came here from the other message board to see what y'all were saying about this, but it doesn't look like there's much chatter here. Apparently the Local 802 president, Adam Krauthamer, has cited an old rule which bars orchestrators from playing in the pits of shows they have orchestrated and so Charlie Rosen was fired just hours before the first preview of Be More Chill.Â
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He DEFINITELY doesn't forget her - he has PTSD induced nightmares about Kim that haunt him every night. In fact it could be argued that the entirety of MISS SAIGON is one of Chris's Vietnam PTSD nightmares (this is how I would frame the movie)
Though, to your point it always seems like such a weird choice for Ellen to sing "You've been with me two years and not shared things you've done." Again, a perfectly normal lyric however unnecessary. It could
I attended the reading and it was really wonderful... though... that doesn't always transfer to the stage. So much can change when it's up on it's feet and no one is reading stage directions. We shall see but I am very hopeful - the cast is terrific for sure!
My money would be on Downstate.... though plays out of NYC are rarely awarded, this is a play by an author who already has a pulitzer at a theatre that already has a few pulitzers - in Chicago no less, New Yorker's weekend getaway spot. This is at least on their radar.
My other two bets for the "nominee" slots would be SLAVE PLAY by Jeremy Harris and USUAL GIRLS by Ming Peiffer.
It's definitely between Slave Play and Downstate...
Is Light in the Piazza problematic? Nov 30
2018, 12:30:46 AM
The Light in the Piazza is a tragedy. It’s not a happy ending. It’s very sad knowing that this whole thing will fall apart soon. A similar ending happens in “the graduate.” It is supposed to be upsetting for the audience. That is why it is scored with sad music.
Clueless is my favorite movie of all time and I would HATE to miss this musical, but I am out of town on business for the complete run of the show. :O Should I make a pricey quick one night trip to NYC to see this???? I came here trying to see if it would transfer or get extended but it looks like that's a no go.
What do you guys think? Should I come back for one night to see the show? I need to decide ASAP.
The Scottsboro Boys? Nov 18
2018, 12:43:28 AM
It had a terrible marketing campaign that didn’t even put Kander & Ebb above the title. They didn’t do enough publicity and they had a smear campaign against them for all the wrong reasons... this needs a revival with a big star and a flashy staging!
I think the thing missing from the original was flashiness. It needed more razzle dazzle. The material is so dark that it needs some over the top ridiculousness.
TotallyEffed said: "It reminded me a bit of Sex and the City with the way characters always had fabulous apartments falling into their laps and a seemingly disposable income. It makes it quite hard to relate to."
I felt like this was directly explained in the script. It's actually the main focus of the plot... who has money and who doesn't and where it comes from... and what you do to get it... and what you do when you have it... the play is called "inhe
Saw this last week in London and it was remarkable. Everyone will want to compare it directly to Angels in America because it is indeed a gay fantasia but I think it stands on its own. This attempts to answer the question of what it means to be gay in the prep era. We have our rights now, we're out of the closet, and w have a prevention for AIDS so now what? In my late thirties I have been asking all the questions and going through all the same trials as the characters in this play a
brian1973 said: "imeldasturn said: "No it's not extensively rewritten, they added a few lines, cut maybe a couple and *I think* changed the position of the second interval. All its problems are still there."
Problems? WTF? It’s the most perfect piece of theatre you could ever hope to see."
I was also at the second preview last night - also from New York to see the show. Rosalie Craig is a star! She was really amazing! Patti LuPone singing "Ladies who lunch" directly at Bobbi was chilling. "here's to the girls who just watch" sent a chill to my bone. She also sang the whole song sitting down and not even facing the audience. It was spectacular.
It makes sense. Regardless of "competition," producing is a FULL TIME job. Rubin is able to do it because he has a large and very competent staff with lots of experience. If these are new Broadway producers they should probably take one step at a time. It makes sense to wait. Plus the show needs soooooooo much work. It was a complete mess in Boston. Beautiful show but the book is in shambles. Fix the book and let it run for years!