Rent on the Broadway documentary

bronxboundexpress Profile Photobronxboundexpress Profile Photo
bronxboundexpress
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/15/04
Rent on the Broadway documentary#0
Posted: 10/21/04 at 11:02pm
I'm glad Jonathan Larson stuck to writing and not singing.

Were they playing the karaoke cd as the background music on that section? The "no day but today" theme they played like 3 times sounded like the end of a TV show theme song.

They did not do anything on THE CIVIL WAR? I wonder why.

They also could have done more on PHANTOM and CATS.
GovernorSlaton Profile PhotoGovernorSlaton Profile Photo
GovernorSlaton
Broadway Legend
joined:5/14/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/14/04
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#1
Posted: 10/21/04 at 11:04pm
"They did not do anything on THE CIVIL WAR? I wonder why."

Really? You do?
They did do a lot on Cats though, and on Cameron Mackintosh.
luvtheEmcee Profile PhotoluvtheEmcee Profile Photo
luvtheEmcee
Broadway Legend
joined:12/9/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/9/03
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#2
Posted: 10/21/04 at 11:05pm
*sigh*
Nice that all you can get from that was that Jonathan wasn't a good singer. Way to boost the seriousness of it.
A work of art is an invitation to love.
BwayTheatre11
Broadway Legend
joined:6/25/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/25/03
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#3
Posted: 10/21/04 at 11:05pm
As much as people hate CATS and Phantom, they are very important parts of Broadway history.
CCM '10!
MyNameInLights Profile PhotoMyNameInLights Profile Photo
MyNameInLights
Broadway Legend
joined:8/20/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/20/03
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#4
Posted: 10/21/04 at 11:06pm
bronx, your tact and tastefulness is IMPECABLE.
"The stage is where I live and come alive and act out all the things that go on in my life. It's not just what I do for a living, it's my shrink and my love affair. No one in my life has ever or ever will kiss me on the mouth like this lover called my relationship with my performance."
bronxboundexpress Profile Photobronxboundexpress Profile Photo
bronxboundexpress
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/15/04
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#5
Posted: 10/21/04 at 11:12pm
I just love reading the replies!
NoDayButToday2 Profile PhotoNoDayButToday2 Profile Photo
NoDayButToday2
Broadway Legend
joined:7/29/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/29/04
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#6
Posted: 10/21/04 at 11:32pm
I think there should have been less about Wicked and more about the older shows. Don't get me wrong I love it but I love other shows too, and they used about twice as much time on wicked as they did with the other shows and it's still so new! Was pleased with the Cabaret section though re: Rent on the Broadway documentary Would've been cool to see Avenue Q on there, Les Miserables deserved more time, as did a lot of other shows. They should've made a part 3...
luvtheEmcee Profile PhotoluvtheEmcee Profile Photo
luvtheEmcee
Broadway Legend
joined:12/9/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/9/03
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#7
Posted: 10/21/04 at 11:33pm
I did a LOT of squealing during the Cabaret segment. It made me really happy to see all of that stuff. re: Rent on the Broadway documentary
Miss that one, too.
A work of art is an invitation to love.
kates
Featured Actor
joined:10/12/04
Featured Actor
joined:
10/12/04
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#8
Posted: 10/21/04 at 11:39pm
I thought tonite was part 3? I thought there should have been more time on the Les Mis, Phantom, Miss Saigon section-they kinda just brushed over some great shows. I loved the Jerry Orbach commentary though. I had never heard the story about the director who died opening night, I found it very reminiscent of Jonathan Larson and Rent...
"Commit a little mortal sin, its good for the soul"
MyNameInLights Profile PhotoMyNameInLights Profile Photo
MyNameInLights
Broadway Legend
joined:8/20/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/20/03
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#9
Posted: 10/21/04 at 11:46pm
"I just love reading the replies!"

Hahahaha!! Go away.
"The stage is where I live and come alive and act out all the things that go on in my life. It's not just what I do for a living, it's my shrink and my love affair. No one in my life has ever or ever will kiss me on the mouth like this lover called my relationship with my performance."
spiderdj82 Profile Photospiderdj82 Profile Photo
spiderdj82
Broadway Legend
joined:6/24/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/24/04
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#10
Posted: 10/21/04 at 11:48pm
I told you the Jonathan Larson segment was great. Hey, Emcee.......were you jumping up and down when they showed Adam? re: Rent on the Broadway documentary I have already stated my opinions on what I wished they would have cut and added so I won't go there again unless asked to.
"They're eating her and then they're going to eat me. OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!" -Troll 2
bronxboundexpress Profile Photobronxboundexpress Profile Photo
bronxboundexpress
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/15/04
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#11
Posted: 10/21/04 at 11:53pm
lol

seriously, did anyone think that sounded like some version of the music other than the cast recording? it sounded canned like a karaoke cd.
kates
Featured Actor
joined:10/12/04
Featured Actor
joined:
10/12/04
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#12
Posted: 10/21/04 at 11:58pm
I agree bronxbound, I'm not sure what it was, but it wasn't the OBC recording
"Commit a little mortal sin, its good for the soul"
luvtheEmcee Profile PhotoluvtheEmcee Profile Photo
luvtheEmcee
Broadway Legend
joined:12/9/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/9/03
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#13
Posted: 10/21/04 at 11:59pm
haha, actually, spider... I was crying! But I did manage a small squeal of "ADAM!!"
A work of art is an invitation to love.
kissmycookie Profile Photokissmycookie Profile Photo
kissmycookie
Broadway Legend
joined:7/21/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/21/04
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#14
Posted: 10/21/04 at 11:59pm
actually, it didn't sound bad at all. it was a great segue from Larson's take on it, to AP's version...

but then again, i get the feeling that you'd have disliked Cole Porter himself singing "Anything Goes"
touchmeinthemorning
Broadway Legend
joined:9/3/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
9/3/04
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#15
Posted: 10/22/04 at 12:00am
umm...how did they forget to do anything on Dreamgirls???
"Fundamentalism means never having to say 'I'm wrong.'" -- unknown
spiderdj82 Profile Photospiderdj82 Profile Photo
spiderdj82
Broadway Legend
joined:6/24/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/24/04
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#16
Posted: 10/22/04 at 12:02am
I have seen it 5 billion times already so it didn't really effect me the way it did when I first saw it (I had tears running down my face), especially when the director of RENT sounded like he was about to cry when talking about Jonathan.
"They're eating her and then they're going to eat me. OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!" -Troll 2
ljay889 Profile Photoljay889 Profile Photo
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/4/04
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#17
Posted: 10/22/04 at 12:05am
I missed the first hour of the show. Did they have a section for the Original production of Chicago?
kissmycookie Profile Photokissmycookie Profile Photo
kissmycookie
Broadway Legend
joined:7/21/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/21/04
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#18
Posted: 10/22/04 at 12:06am
right after A Chorus Line during the Bob Fosse sequence
ljay889 Profile Photoljay889 Profile Photo
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/4/04
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#19
Posted: 10/22/04 at 12:07am
Ok Good. Did they actually show clips of the production?
kates
Featured Actor
joined:10/12/04
Featured Actor
joined:
10/12/04
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#20
Posted: 10/22/04 at 12:08am
Yes, if I am correct, they showed clips of the original with Jerry Orbach, the revival with Bebe Neuwirth (sp?) and Anne Reinking (sp?) and then the movie. I thought it was one of the best segments
"Commit a little mortal sin, its good for the soul"
GovernorSlaton Profile PhotoGovernorSlaton Profile Photo
GovernorSlaton
Broadway Legend
joined:5/14/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/14/04
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#21
Posted: 10/22/04 at 12:09am
All I Care About as sung by Orbach, and Chita and Gwen dancing (as well as other Roxies and Velmas).
ljay889 Profile Photoljay889 Profile Photo
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/4/04
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#22
Posted: 10/22/04 at 12:09am
NICE! Can't wait to get the DVD now. Thanx.
Jon
Broadway Legend
joined:2/20/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/20/04
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#23
Posted: 10/22/04 at 12:12am
Seeing Chita and Gwen do "Hot Honey Rag" was amazing.

They SHOULD have mentioned:

FALSETTOS - the first Broadway show to deal with AIDS

URINETOWN - the first show after 9/11/2001 - it made it OK to laugh.

AVENUE Q - the show that beat WICKED!

I guess the filmmaker only likes big glitzy shows.
kates
Featured Actor
joined:10/12/04
Featured Actor
joined:
10/12/04
re: Rent on the Broadway documentary#24
Posted: 10/22/04 at 12:17am
I agree Jon, I didn't really see the method to what shows they chose to feature and those they chose to ignore...I could obviously see why some featured shows were influential, but I think they left alot out and added some fluff material. They could have included Assassins in the Sondheim section and its postponment due to 9/11 (or maybe its just that Assassins is my favorite Sondheim...)
"Commit a little mortal sin, its good for the soul"