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Donna Murphy as George in Sunday in the Park

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One of her apparent dream roles that I'd pay big bucks to see! A few other nice anecdotes about her relationship with Sondheim and Sondheim musicals here:

https://www.broadway.com/buzz/198864/stars-on-sondheim-donna-murphy-reveals-her-intense-preparation-for-a-sondheim-audition/?fbclid=IwAR3gd7CWEWNCW1H2t0Db9w9eXw_UpP_TJ52m5xyuJv3NeKr_BX7CjaUCExI

 

 

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She'd make a terrific Dot. But as George? Not interested in seeing that as a trouser part, and unlike Company, you can't flip his gender. 

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I'd be interested only if she learned to project as far as her microphone.

I love her voice and have enjoyed her on various recordings, but many people who have seen her live will report to you that she can't be heard in a theater. It has been so bad that on the two or three occasions I did venture to a show she was in, I went to the Sound Engineer complaining that she couldn't be heard. All three times, I was informed by the Sound Engineer that this was a note given to her daily. She just refused to do her job – to be heard.

Sorry, Ms. Murphy, I was a huge fan, but after dropping hundreds of dollars to see you live in various productions and always finding myself barely - if at all - able to hear you, I'm confused why you still work in live theater.

For the record, my hearing is fine. I've seen hundreds of shows and only rarely find myself straining to hear.

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I heard her perfectly fine in "Hello Dolly" and "The People In The Picture".

Just give the world Love.
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I've seen her a few times and never had any problems hearing her nor have I ever been aware of anyone else mentioning that.

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ARTc3 said: "I'd be interested only if she learned to project as far as her microphone.

I love her voice and have enjoyed her on various recordings, but many people who have seen her live will report to you that she can't be heard in a theater. It has been so bad that on the two or three occasions I did venture to a show she was in, I went to the Sound Engineer complaining that she couldn't be heard. All three times, I was informed by the Sound Engineer that this was a note given to her daily. She just refused to do her job – to be heard.

Sorry, Ms. Murphy, I was a huge fan, but after dropping hundreds of dollars to see you live in various productions and always finding myself barely - if at all - able to hear you, I'm confused why you still work in live theater.

For the record, my hearing is fine. I've seen hundreds of shows and only rarely find myself straining to hear.
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You should ask for an assisted hearing device, it is nothing to be ashamed of.  I have never heard anyone say this about Donna Murphy before, and I have never had trouble hearing her in anything.

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I’d love to see a Donna Murphy as George and LuPone as Dot. Give me that Concert!!!
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SouthernCakes said: "I’d love to see a Donna Murphy as George and LuPone as Dot. Give me that Concert!!!"

This sounds like the most hamfisted, go for broke, **** it concert of all time.

1 ticket please 

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Never had a hard time hearing Donna. She's a phenomenal performer. Her presence is INCREDIBLE and her performance as Fosca is one of the greatest musical theater performances of all time.
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BenElliott said: "Never had a hard time hearing Donna. She's a phenomenal performer. Her presence is INCREDIBLE and her performance as Fosca is one of the greatest musical theater performances of all time."

Of course I was 25 years younger then, but I had no trouble hearing her in PASSION.

I also have no interest in seeing Georges Seurat played by a woman. Really, what is the point?

 

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I watch her in Passion pretty regularly. 

And I saw her in Dolly and had no trouble hearing her. 

And, I don't know, I'd love her as George. And I'd love Lupone singing Dot. I'd buy a $200 ticket tomorrow. 

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The Sondheim roles I want to see her in are Rose in Gypsy and Lovett in Sweeney. And preferably soonish.