Probably wanted to come to Bway after the tour, but the bad reviews/poor performance on the road lead to its demise.
I saw the tour launch at Paper Mill Playhouse. I am a huge fan of Deborah Cox, and I thought she was remarkable. Witnessing her performing those iconic songs was a great experience. However, outside of Cox, the show was REALLY bad. The book was horrendous, the set was dirt cheap, the projections were laughable. I can definitely see why this didn't come to Broadway.
It is a dreadful show.
I had a free ticket otherwise I'd never have gone. The "expanded" book w the sister rivalry was just soooo baaaadd.
The show was one of the worst things I ever saw when it played the Pantages in LA. Also Cox must have been having an off night, she looked and sounded exhausted and over it. Truly horrible all around.
What happened? Everyone associated with the show had a heart attack over the gunshot sound effect at the top of the show.
You do not want to, or need to, ever see this dreadful show.
Cox was wonderful in a horrid production of a lifeless musical.
It was Jebus awful enough said
It is probably the worst professional musical I've ever seen. But if they could get Jennifer Hudson signed on I'd be there front row centre to hear her perform this incredible catalog of songs.
qolbinau said: "It is probably the worst professional musical I've ever seen. But if they could get Jennifer Hudson signed on I'd be there front row centre to hear her perform this incredible catalog of songs."As long as they got someone else to come on and do the acting scenes for her x
Gurl, there is no acting required. This is like high-school level writing here.
qolbinau said: "Gurl, there is no acting required. This is like high-school levelwriting here."LOL
I'll pile on and agree. A truly awful piece of 'musical theatre.' Cox was the one and only highlight (and is genuinely a very nice person and gracious with her fans). The whole time I was watching it at Shea's in Buffalo I was thinking -- is this real, or am I trapped in some SNL skit of actors acting in a horrible production? It was laughable for all the wrong reasons.
I saw it in London and thought although it was not a good musical, it was at least fun for the most parts. Not sure what happened with the transfer though.
We have a production coming through Jacksonville in a really small venue that even I haven't heard of. I can't get any information off their website. Is this a nonequity tour, a regional tour, or even less? If Deborah Cox is still in it, then I'm in. If anybody knows anything, please educate me.
I still haven't forgiven Cox for her performance in Jekyll & Hyde. She used up all her Aida goodwill with me by ruining those Wildhorn key changes.
qolbinau said: "Gurl, there is no acting required. This is like high-school levelwriting here." No i'd put it lower like- a combo of reality show & soap opera all done on the cheap.
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