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DIANA TO TRANSFER#1
Posted: 8/12/19 at 12:18pm

I got to it first I gOT TO IT FIRST

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DIANA TO TRANSFER#2
Posted: 8/12/19 at 12:25pm

congratulation to diana

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DIANA TO TRANSFER#3
Posted: 8/12/19 at 12:27pm

Okay werk! So This is coming in after Lightening Thief. I havent heard any buzz around this show - any good?

At least we have another Original Score!  

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DIANA TO TRANSFER#4
Posted: 8/12/19 at 12:34pm

YESS!!!!!

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

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DIANA TO TRANSFER#5
Posted: 8/12/19 at 12:34pm

I thought this got trashed by the critics when it was at La Jolla. Did it sell well enough to warrant a transfer, or do the producers just not care?

A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
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DIANA TO TRANSFER#6
Posted: 8/12/19 at 12:39pm

Busy day for the Longacre!

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DIANA TO TRANSFER#7
Posted: 8/12/19 at 12:42pm
I don’t think this will do very well at all
2020 is starting to look a lot like this past years shows
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DIANA TO TRANSFER#8
Posted: 8/12/19 at 12:42pm

disneybroadwayfan22 said: "YESS!!!!!

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

Will it, though? I hear the show is a dud and so is she. 

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DIANA TO TRANSFER#9
Posted: 8/12/19 at 12:43pm
I saw it in San Diego and I thought it could've used another tryout or two before Broadway but I guess coming in this season made sense. The music wasn't super memorable imo and I thought the storytelling was pretty uneven but it did have some great moments with Jeanna de Waal as a definite highlight. I think if the creative team just refocused on what story they wanted to tell it could be pretty successful.
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DIANA TO TRANSFER#10
Posted: 8/12/19 at 1:04pm
This show was a train wreck in SD.
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DIANA TO TRANSFER#11
Posted: 8/12/19 at 1:05pm
I was super excited to hear this For a world premiere I thought it was well done. And yes with a bit of refocusing and reworked slightly I think it could be so great. Almost six months later I’m still singing “pretty pretty girl in a bit pretty pretty dress”. Plus the costumes are stunning
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DIANA TO TRANSFER#12
Posted: 8/12/19 at 1:08pm

little_sally said: "I thought this got trashed by the critics when it was at La Jolla. Did it sell well enough to warrant a transfer, or do the producers just not care?"

I think it sold really well and extended at least once.

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DIANA TO TRANSFER#13
Posted: 8/12/19 at 1:55pm
I mean, Diana DiGarmo was great on American Idol all those years ago and all, but a whole jukebox musical about her?

I didn’t know she had that big of a catalog.
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DIANA TO TRANSFER#14
Posted: 8/12/19 at 2:13pm
Let us not forget that the last two musicals that came to Broadway from La Jolla Playhouse were Summer and Margaritaville...
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DIANA TO TRANSFER#15
Posted: 8/12/19 at 2:21pm

I saw it near the end of its run here at the La Jolla Playhouse, and was happy that I did.  Enjoyed it very much.  The entire cast was excellent, particularly de Waal as "Diana".  Friends liked the show enough that when it extended, they saw it a second time.  I will be tempted to make yet another cross-country flight when it transfers to Broadway next year.

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Posted: 8/12/19 at 2:26pm
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.
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DIANA TO TRANSFER#17
Posted: 8/12/19 at 2:42pm

I saw it at La Jolla -- liked it but it did have some storytelling flaws and a few numbers that were cringe worthy (particularly the dancing paparazzi number).  I thought there was enough there for it to work -- i just hoped they did some actual work since closing and aren't just going on Broadway because a house has opened.

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DIANA TO TRANSFER#18
Posted: 8/12/19 at 2:52pm

I saw it as well, loved it despite its flaws. With some improvement, this could be a hit. 

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DIANA TO TRANSFER#19
Posted: 8/12/19 at 2:55pm

Ch... These producers be wasting money. lol

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DIANA TO TRANSFER#20
Posted: 8/12/19 at 2:57pm

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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DIANA TO TRANSFER#21
Posted: 8/12/19 at 3:26pm
Try-out reviews aren’t everything, so some editing will be needed. The most interesting thing about this is the fact Diana will be in direct competition with Six, another musical exploiting America’s love for female British monarchs. Both are pretty risky, but Six’s fanbase could make it more successful...
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DIANA TO TRANSFER#22
Posted: 8/12/19 at 3:38pm

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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Every time she’s been on a Broadway stage she’s given an untouchable performance. The talk of the town in 2007 was how ridiculous it was that she wasn’t nominated for “Grey Gardens.” Everything is subjective so if you disagree that’s fine, I don’t care. I’m just wondering if this show could be the one to get her a nomination.

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DIANA TO TRANSFER#23
Posted: 8/12/19 at 3:48pm

CindersGolightly said: "Every time she’s been on a Broadway stage she’s given an untouchable performance."

Really? Untouchable? I agree that she's great and all, but I think "untouchable" is a bit of an overstatement.

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DIANA TO TRANSFER#24
Posted: 8/12/19 at 5:21pm

I saw this in La Jolla and it's terrible... a turd in a pretty frock.  None of the parts (nor the actors) sound or act like the actual people.  Yes, there is a vague resemblance, but de Waal is vanilla.  She has none of Diana's charisma.  Erin Davie was excellent.  I actually thought the Camilla character was more interesting.  I'd like to see a musical about her (i.e. like Evita).   

The music is generic and doesn't help.  I didn't believe that any of the "characters" needed to sing.  And the songs were banal in the extreme. The costumes were fine and the staging was adequate but the set needs some pizzazz.  This needed to be completely rethought.  I'll be interested to hear if anything is changed.  It was a big,fat turkey if you ask me.

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DIANA TO TRANSFER#25
Posted: 8/12/19 at 5:30pm

mlsheehan said: "I saw this in La Jolla and it's terrible... aturd in a pretty frock. None of the parts (nor the actors) sound or act like the actual people. Yes, there is a vague resemblance, but de Waal is vanilla. She has none of Diana's charisma. Erin Davie was excellent. I actually thought the Camilla character was more interesting. I'd like to see a musical about her (i.e. like Evita).

The music is generic and doesn't help. I didn't believe that any of the "characters" needed to sing. And the songs were banal in the extreme.The costumes were fine and the staging was adequate but the set needs some pizzazz. This needed to be completely rethought. I'll be interested to hear if anything is changed. It was a big,fat turkey if you ask me.
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“None of them sound like the actual people”...Considering that James Hewitt has an atrocious singing voice (YouTube his performances on Celebrity X Factor if you dare!) that might be a good thing...