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Posted: 8/12/19 at 5:40pm

JSquared2 said: "CindersGolightly said: "What’s Erin Davie’s role like? Is there a potential nomination for her in this show? She’s so overdue for Tony recognition it’s insane."

How exactly is she "so overdue"?? She's been in 5 Broadway shows -- and 2 of those were as a replacement!
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You beat me to it.  I was going to say the same thing.  There is more hyperbole in this board than a Trump speech, at least until I turn the channel.

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DIANA TO TRANSFER#27
Posted: 8/12/19 at 5:44pm

It's funny how some ideas for a musical, before you know anything else about the show, instantly make you roll your eyes. The gut is a funny thing.

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DIANA TO TRANSFER#28
Posted: 8/12/19 at 5:56pm
I was hoping this would transfer. I think curiosity about the subject matter will supersede any potential bad reviews, especially with her sons in international news so frequently.
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DIANA TO TRANSFER#29
Posted: 8/12/19 at 5:59pm

Honestly, I keep forgetting this show is a thing.  I can't imagine it having a huge draw.

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DIANA TO TRANSFER#30
Posted: 8/12/19 at 6:09pm

Jarethan said: "JSquared2 said: "CindersGolightly said: "What’s Erin Davie’s role like? Is there a potential nomination for her in this show? She’s so overdue for Tony recognition it’s insane."

How exactly is she "so overdue"?? She's been in 5 Broadway shows -- and 2 of those were as a replacement!
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You beat me to it. I was going to say the same thing. There is more hyperbole in this board than a Trump speech, at least until I turn the channel.
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I welcome the enthusiasm and positivity of contributors such as CindersGolightly.   This is a website that exists in part to celebrate everything Broadway.  How does it serve any of you to insult other members who express their appreciation for Broadway performers?  The negativity on this website is disturbing.

 

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Posted: 8/12/19 at 6:13pm

No one was insulted, and this board exists to discuss Broadway, good or ill. Calm down, Oscar. 

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Posted: 8/12/19 at 6:20pm

I literally could not imagine anything worse than watching this.

I would even see Cats again before I'd even consider it...

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DIANA TO TRANSFER#33
Posted: 8/12/19 at 6:59pm

CindersGolightly said: "What’s Erin Davie’s role like? Is there a potential nomination for her in this show? She’s so overdue for Tony recognition it’s insane."

 

Her performance was good, VERY good!  A nomination?  Sure, why not?

 

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Posted: 8/12/19 at 9:33pm

Having seen both shows in their previous runs, I find it hard to honestly believe de Waal would be considered serious competition for Warren. A possible contender for sure, but that’s about it.

 

disneybroadwayfan22 said: "YESS!!!!!

It'll be a huge close race against Adrienne Warrenand Jenna de Waal for the Tonys next year!
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Posted: 8/12/19 at 10:04pm

I saw this in San Diego and was very disappointed.  I hope they've done some re-tooling and some recasting (Charles, specifically).   I mentioned this in my review of the show, it desperately needs a device, maybe she is being interviewed and she's remembering her life, or build the show around her iconic dresses (which were stunning), or even MORE bold, have the actresses playing Camila and Diana change parts at intermission.  One of the issues is that the writers are American, pretending to be British, and you can tell.  Having seen SIX a few times now, the score/lyrics for Diana lack all of the charm/tongue in cheek/wit of SIX (which is written by Brits).  

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Posted: 8/12/19 at 10:13pm

MollyJeanneMusic said: "I got to it first I gOT TO IT FIRST ...."

 

Congratulations on a stunning achievement.

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Posted: 8/12/19 at 10:41pm

BalconyClub said: "MollyJeanneMusic said: "I got to it first I gOT TO IT FIRST ...."



Congratulations on a stunning achievement.
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Why thank you, Mx. BalconyClub. DIANA TO TRANSFER

"It's you." "It's me. Orpheus." "Eurydice..." *crying*
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DIANA TO TRANSFER#38
Posted: 8/12/19 at 10:47pm

disneybroadwayfan22 said: "YESS!!!!!

It'll be a huge close race against Adrienne Warrenand Jenna de Waal for the Tonys next year!
"

 

YES??? Did you see it??? No way girl! Go Adrienne!!!

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Posted: 8/13/19 at 1:19am

wow this season is going to be TRASHY and yeesh this is going to BOMB idk why but it has major Scandelous/Amazing Grace vibes going on.

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DIANA TO TRANSFER#40
Posted: 8/13/19 at 5:54am
I’d rather this production transfer

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Posted: 8/13/19 at 6:01am
Ive never inderstood America's obsession with British Royalty. I didnt care about them then, I don't now.

I know she did some lovely, philanthropic things but was largely an unhappy woman.
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Posted: 8/13/19 at 1:00pm
There’s definite an audience for this, with women being the primary Bway ticket buyers.

That said, in La Jolla this was very rough sitting through. An 80s rock musical of Diana’s story is actually a good idea but this team went for the obvious and cheap, with all the depth of a Lifetime TV movie.
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Posted: 8/13/19 at 2:04pm
This is going to flop SO BAD !!
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Posted: 8/13/19 at 2:58pm

There’s definite an audience for this, with women being the primary Bway ticket buyers. 

Really?  The only Americans I know who show even a passing interest in Diana are all gay men.  And even then, just a handful.

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Posted: 8/13/19 at 3:17pm
And even they weren’t enough to keep The Cher Show open..
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Posted: 8/13/19 at 9:19pm
I think a piece based on Diana’s life should be more of a play-with-music than a musical, and it needs a framing device...like her cooperation in the Andrew Morton book. That makes the most sense to me.

I tried enjoying the recording I was given, but...it’s rough as a whole. Hopefully it comes to Broadway almost completely redone, like Soft Power is going to be.
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DIANA TO TRANSFER#47
Posted: 8/13/19 at 9:23pm

BJR said: "There’s definite an audience for this, with women being the primary Bway ticket buyers.

That said, in La Jolla this was very rough sitting through. An 80s rock musical of Diana’s story is actually a good idea but this team went for the obvious and cheap, with all the depth of a Lifetime TV movie.
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I can't speak to quality of this production, and this is not my cup of tea, but I agree with BJR. There is definitely an audience for this: Diana was incredibly popular here, especially with American women. Its an instant recognition of a story the average person knows to be tragic and familiar. Im not saying its critic proof, but with the right marketing, this could really sell.

 

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Posted: 8/13/19 at 10:37pm

Absolutely. Diana had a huge following among American women, many near her age, fascinated by the young new princess.

Well, now that age (late 50s) is a prime ticket-buying demo.

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Posted: 8/14/19 at 12:17am

exactly. i would imagine many of the people who were shattered when she died now comprise the prime theater ticket buying demographic. again, i have no idea if this show is any good or whether it will actually sell, but the general subject matter/theme seems ideal.

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DIANA TO TRANSFER#50
Posted: 8/14/19 at 12:40am
I think it’s a great idea for a musical - I mean, Evita - But this all seems basic. Bland music. Bland design. Etc