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Mack & Mabel is coming back

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Mack & Mabel is coming back#0
Posted: 10/18/03 at 12:01pm
Jerry Herman may have said the prospect for a Broadway return of Mack & Mabel is bleak (as reported by Dollypop at the book signing) but Goodspeed will be doing the show next year (with a current Broadway director at the helm). This hasn't been announced yet so probably Mr. Herman could not mention it.

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re: Mack & Mabel is coming back#1
Posted: 10/18/03 at 12:13pm
the director most often associated by Mr. Herman with this title is the one who did the LA Reprise version with Doug Sills and Jane Krakowski...Arthur Allen Seidelman, now on B'way with SIX DANCE LESSONS. Don't know if Goodspeed is interested in him or not. That Reprise version had choreography by Dan Siretta, who just choregraphed VERY GOOD EDDIE at Goodspeed and has a long history there. Seidelman/Siretta also did the recent GMHC concert version of MACK & MABEL in NYC with Leslie Uggams and the Rockettes (among other notables). i'm a big fan of this script and watch for news of it!
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re: Mack & Mabel is coming back#2
Posted: 10/18/03 at 12:42pm
Any idea which ending they may be using?

What a great part for Donna Lynne Champlin.
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re: Mack & Mabel is coming back#3
Posted: 10/18/03 at 12:44pm
This show is in a constant state of "revival".

First London...then LA....now???

I getting tired of all these revivals of M&M. This show has more lives than a cat.
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re: re: Mack & Mabel is coming back#4
Posted: 10/18/03 at 12:54pm
Urgh, Mack and Mabel. Dull dull dull.
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re: re: re: Mack & Mabel is coming back#5
Posted: 10/18/03 at 3:56pm
yeah Jake, there are probably many "Golden Age" fans who would feel the same about LAST FIVE YEARS..."dull, dull, dull...can't we hear someone else sing? why don't any of the songs connect to each other, it's like the characters are in two different worlds." *wink* bear in mind, taste is subjective. Two of the greatest ballads ever written are in M&M: "I Won't Send Roses" and "Time Heals Everything." Then there's the torch song standard "Wherever He Ain't." True, "When Mabel Walks Into a Room" is the standard Dolly/Mame title production number, but "I Promised You a Happy Ending" and even "I Want to Make the World Laugh" are very interesting and challenging songs. Hopefully forty years from now, people will be "reviving" LAST FIVE YEARS more than nine times (to borrow from Mr. Tuttle's analogy of "more lives than a cat"). And there will still be folks calling it dull and swearing it will never work. Hope springs eternal!
Will: They don't give out awards for helping people be gay... unless you count the Tonys. "I guarantee that we'll have tough times. I guarantee that at some point one or both of us will want to get out. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life..."
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"I Won't Send Roses"....one of the greates ballads ever written for the Broadway stage?


Oh my. NOW I've heard everything.


Yes...this and "Memory". May they live forever.
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again, Tuttle, taste is subjective. You obviously like sarcasm. "Won't Send Roses" may not rank in your list of "greatest"; imagine my chagrin. You can indicate your superiority to "Memory"; what's next in your scintillating discernment? Not liking "Feelings"? Your originality is simply stunning.
Will: They don't give out awards for helping people be gay... unless you count the Tonys. "I guarantee that we'll have tough times. I guarantee that at some point one or both of us will want to get out. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life..."
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Saw the original & loved it. It is said it had a downbeat ending. Well, wasn't it supposed to ? My choice for the leads in a revival would be Douglas Sills for Mack & Cheniworth( pardon me if I misspelled her last name) for Mabel. The score was one of the most melodic in many a moon. The tony nominating committee must have been drugged & not thinking straight when it failed to nominate the score. What a body of work Jerry Herman has & the pity is he has been away from Broadway far too long
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Thank you TX.

At least I do have originality. Something quite lacking.

And now..on with revivals!
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re: Mack & Mabel is coming back#10
Posted: 10/19/03 at 4:51pm
I'd rather see "Minnie's Boys!"
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re: re: Mack & Mabel is coming back#11
Posted: 10/19/03 at 5:22pm
Hey, The Last Five Years is just my logo. I like things thoroughly modern I'm afraid.. I'm not a massive fan of all the traditional shows.
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re: re: re: Mack & Mabel is coming back#12
Posted: 10/19/03 at 8:35pm
Sills/Chenowith were in the LA Reprise version, too bad you missed it ROXY. i'd like to see MINNIE'S BOYS as well. i think the point, TUTTLE and LAST FIVE, is that this thread is about a show which you don't like. It's a free country...for you not to like it, and for us TO like it. Why would you keep following this thread if you're not interested in the show? why not leave it to us who are? just a suggestion, no offense meant...
Will: They don't give out awards for helping people be gay... unless you count the Tonys. "I guarantee that we'll have tough times. I guarantee that at some point one or both of us will want to get out. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life..."
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re: re: re: re: Mack & Mabel is coming back#13
Posted: 10/19/03 at 10:33pm
Great. Another..if you don't like it don't read it comment.


Thanks for another obvious statement.