One that I just noticed recently, listen from the 30 second mark of "Let's Not Talk About Anything Else But Love" from The Addams Family and tell me that's not "Harry Houdini, Master Escapist" from Ragtime.
I enjoy the score for The Addams Family but I didn't feel any of the changes or new songs written for the tour helped the show at all. They just muddied it even more. They should have just cut "In the Arms" and called it a day.
quizking101 said: "I spoke to my friend before we went to go see Oklahoma yesterday. She basically called it “a good performance by a cover band that you are painfully aware is a cover band”"
That could be said of all of them. It's also how I feel about most of the cast albums for shows like Beautiful, Jersey Boys and even Mamma Mia. Most of the time I'd rather just listen to the original recordings of the songs.
2019, 07:05:58 PM
I've seen some official accounts liking and commenting on curtain call pictures posted on social media which I found odd.
Phantom of the Opera - And why I finally get it Mar 20
2019, 03:48:51 PM
I love the new windowcard with the world tour artwork so much more than the blue clouds they’ve been using. The new art is updated but a throwback to the original mask and rose which we haven’t seen in a while. I hope they update the marquee too.
Waitress London Cast Recording??? Mar 19
2019, 09:49:33 PM
I bet it’ll be a live recording. A lot of West End cast albums seem to be recorded live these days. At least the quality is significantly better than recent live Broadway cast recordings like On Your Feet.
I saw Bonnie & Clyde out of town with Stark Sands as Clyde and it was a bit different than what ended up on Broadway. The entire opening was different with a song called "Short Order World" sung by Bonnie. There was no young Bonnie and young Clyde. We didn't see Clyde until his first scene after the opening number attempting to steal Bonnie's car. There was a song addressing Clyde's impotence called "This Never Happened Before" which you can hear on the alb
Video - My One and Only (Tommy Tune) Mar 18
2019, 03:41:29 AM
Still waiting for an official release of that title in better quality. I’ve watched parts of it. If I’m not mistaken, Victor/Victoria was filmed the same way and eventually released on DVD and blu ray but Will Rogers Follies never got the same treatment.
I finished the documentary today and I found it upsetting. There's no damning evidence provided beyond their words, but if he did it it's upsetting and if he didn't do it and they're lying it's also upsetting. We may never know. The slumber parties, and the faxes and phone messages which are documented are all very unusual and highly unsettling. How any of this will effect the musical remains to be seen.
Cruel Intentions the Musical Mar 8
2019, 02:14:44 PM
The cast album is available digitally now. I didn’t get to see the show but it’s a fun album. I’m surprised how many songs I knew considering I was mostly listening to Broadway cast albums in the 90s. I do remember the movie and it sounds like the majority of the dialogue on the album is lifted straight from the film.