Shows I Would Love To Have Seen

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Shows I Would Love To Have Seen#0
Posted: 8/10/03 at 11:55am
In No Particular Order:

1. Gone With The Wind (London)
2. Metropolis (London)
3. Lautrec (London)
4. Napoleon (London)
5. A Clockwork Orange (London)
6. Mutiny On The Bounty (London)
7. I Had A BAll
8. A Time For Singing
9. Rags
10.Breakfast AT Tiffanys
11.Sherry
12.Drat The Cat


I have seen many trainwrecks of shows over the years & most of the above qualify ( some for many reasons & others for no apparent reason)
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re: Shows I Would Love To Have Seen#1
Posted: 8/10/03 at 12:17pm
Speaking of Sherry! (exclamation point, please), there is a forthcoming studio recording which should be out early next year on EMI/Angel, with Nathan Lane as Sheridan Whiteside, Carol Burnett as Lorraine Sheldon, Bernadette Peters as Maggie Cutler, Tommy Tune as Beverly Carlton, Mike Myers as Banjo, and also featuring Tom Wopat, Lillias White and Phyllis Newman. It has a big 60s sound to it, and while the score is not a lost classic, it's a really fun listen.
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re: re: Shows I Would Love To Have Seen#2
Posted: 8/10/03 at 12:25pm
So Sherry is finally coming out. How about Nathan Lane reviving his role in the recent The Man Who Came To Dinner by doing Sherry . I think this time around it would succeed.
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re: Shows I Would Love To Have Seen#3
Posted: 8/10/03 at 1:17pm
What Sherry! needs most is some judicious pruning. The songs all run on the lonnnnnng side. An incidental number, "Crockfield," for example, runs over six minutes and a big number for Sheridan in Act Two, "Marry the Girl Myself" is an astonishing nine minutes long.
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re: re: Shows I Would Love To Have Seen#4
Posted: 8/10/03 at 9:23pm
Haven't they been working on that SHERRY! recording for about three years?
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re: re: Shows I Would Love To Have Seen#5
Posted: 8/10/03 at 9:23pm
I would have love to seen:
Les Miz & Cats
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Gypsy w/ Angela Lansbury
Gypsy w/ Tyne Daly
The Producers w/ Matthew and Nathan
Cabaret w/ Natasha Richardson and Alan Cumming
Cabaret w/ Gina Gershon and Matt McGrath
Cabaret w/ Molly Ringwald
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Preston, don't you want to see TWHM with TGC?
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I would have liked to have seen "The Shadow Box" and "Ivanov" with Ralph Fiennes.

Oh well!!!

addition to the serenity prayer: Help me hide the bodies of the people I had to kill because they pissed me off!!! :-)
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My Fair Lady w/ Julie Andrews/Rex Harrison
Camelot w/ Jules
Gypsy w/ Ethel Mermann (sp)
Gypsy w/ Angela Lansbury
Sweeney Todd w/ Angela Lansbury
Chicago w/ Chita Rivera
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Preston, I simply asked if you would like to see TWHM ("The World's Happiest Musical" aka HELLO< DOLLY!) with TGC ("The Goddess Carol" Channing) Geeze, you've gotta explain everything to kids today!
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Forgot one:
Liza in Chicago whens he replaced Gwen Verdon.
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I saw Liza play the role twice.
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Excuse me. I am unfamiliar w/ your Carol Channing / Hello, Dolly! lingo.
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I hope you know who TSMrW and TAMrMCC are!

Also TWGM.
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The first one that popped into my mind is
PRIVATE LIVES, Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence
then that makes me recall
LADY IN THE DARK, Gertrude Lawrence
THE KING AND I, Gertrude Lawrence
WEST SIDE STORY, Carol Lawrence
the list can be endless...let me start at the "A"s.

p.s. PJ, In case no one has broken this news to you, Liza is a SHE.

Yours for a better Broadway!
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Sweeney Todd w/Angela Lansbury
Camelot w/Robert Goulet & Julie Andrews
Chicago w/Chita & Gwen
They're Playing Our Song w/Lucy Arnez sp?
Black Comedy w/the gentelman that played Mr Belvidere (can't think of his name.
Will Roger Follies w/Tommy Tune
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A few that immediately come to mind...

Annie Get Your Gun with Ethel Merman
Hello, Dolly! with Pearl Bailey
No, No, Nanette with Ruby Keeler
Sail Away with Elaine Stritch
Ballroom with Dorothy Loudon
They're Playing Our Song with Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein
On The Twentieth Century with Madeline Kahn

...and that's just for starters.
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Sunset Boulevard
She Loves Me revival
The Sound of Music with Laura Benanti
original Into the Woods
Sweeney Todd with Angela Lansbury
Gypsy with Tyne Daly
Camelot with Julie
Tenderloin with Patrick Wilson and Sarah Uriarte Berry
Private Lives
Whistle Down the Wind
Jane Eyre

there are many more


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The two shows I wish I could have seen are Carrie & Side Show. Had the opportunity to see both, but passed, and now I'm kicking myself.
Disclaimer - my screen name here does not imply any fondness to ALW's "The Phantom of the Opera", and in no way endorses or supports any production of said musical
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Shows I Would Love To See#21
Posted: 8/11/03 at 10:00am
Carrie
Metropolis (London)
Whistle Down the Wind
The Beautiful Game
The Whitches of Eastwick
Side Show
Dance of the Vampires
The "new" Big River
The "new" Nine
...this is wrong on so many levels... Diane Lane in "Must Love Dogs" "If you have poo, now is the time to fling it" -- The Monkey's from Madagascar
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Oh, there are so many...and technically I could have seen all of these, though I don't suppose I would remember too much about some of them. I know I saw the Hello, Dolly revival in 1978, for instance, but it remains a vague, hazy memory...(my apologies to certain forum members, but at least I knew enough to want to go!)

Gypsy with Angela Lansbury
Chicago with Gwen and Chita
Annie (OBC)
Dancin' (Had I been more aware, I would have needed to see this several times...)
Woman of the Year with Lauren Bacall
Nine
My One and Only
Sweet Charity revival
Big Deal
Jerome Robbins' Broadway
Kiss of the Spider Woman with Chita
Side Show (I turned down a ticket to that, too...I so failed.)

Those are just what immediately come to mind...
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To Victoria Grant


The name of the party who played Mr Belvedere was, I believe, Christopher Hewitt ( the original Roger De Bris in The Producers film)

Re Will Rogers - Tommy Tune directed & choregraphed it but did not star. The star was Keith Carradine
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re: Shows I Would Love To Have Seen#24
Posted: 8/11/03 at 7:19pm
STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
THE LITTLE FOXES -TALLULAH BANKHEAD
SHE LOVES ME
SAIL AWAY
BALLROOM
HIGH SPIRITS-TAMMY GRIMES&BEATRICE LILLIE
and to steal a few from BROADWAY BULLDOG
LADY IN THE DARK
PRIVATE LIVES
KING AND I


I saw GONE WITH THE WIND in LONDON..talk about train wrecks!
I sat there for 3 hours with my mouth open in disbelief. Accents were dropping like flies, no one seemed to know what they were doing and this was about 6 months after the show had opened.

A few months later it opened in Los Angeles. Thinking that maybe it was just an off night, I went to see it again. Just call me Mr. GLUTTON FOR PUNISHMENT. The only thing that had improved was......was.....nothing...nothing had improved!

Live theatre....YA GOTTA LOVE IT!











LINK: Tracy, you look beautiful behind bars!

TRACY: It must be the low-watt institutional lighting!
Updated On: 8/11/03 at 07:19 PM