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Joanna Gleason Appreciation

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Joanna Gleason Appreciation#0
Posted: 11/13/05 at 3:03pm
Is it just me or everytime DRS is mentioned no one seems to mention Joanna Gleason. I saw the show in july and loved it so much. I escpially love Joanna and every scene she was in. For me she stole the entire show espically with the number "What was a woman to do?" Plus she seems so funny and the type of person who would be great to hang out and laugh with.
So for this thread I have decided to show my support for Ms. Gleason and the great work she has done in DRS, Into the Woods and in other mediums including her great stint on "The West Wing".
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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#1
Posted: 11/13/05 at 3:06pm
I adore her. Such a great wit to her performances.

To me, nobody has ever been able to match the blend of comedy and drama that she brought to The Baker's Wife.
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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#2
Posted: 11/13/05 at 3:14pm
I couldn't agree more. The Bakers Wife was by far the best part of Into The Woods. I love the show, it's one of my favorites, and Bernadette was amazing, but Joanna stole the show. Her acting is superb, as it is in everything she does, but I would love a solo album. I absolutely love her voice.
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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#3
Posted: 11/13/05 at 3:18pm
She's a doll - absolutely WONDERFUL in this show! For an insight into just how funny she and the other cast members really are, take a look at this video:
http://www.broadway.com/gen/Buzz_Video.aspx?ci=512808

Joanna may have gotten a few negative vibes from stage door fans who resented the fact that she didn't come out to sign their Playbills. I understand that it just makes her uncomfortable and so she chooses not to do it. I can tell you from personal experience, just send her your Playbill and she'll sign it and get it back to you right away.
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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#4
Posted: 11/13/05 at 3:23pm
Sometimes people forget that despite being on stage everyday, some actors are painfully shy.
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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#5
Posted: 11/13/05 at 3:24pm
Very true.
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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#6
Posted: 11/13/05 at 3:31pm
I still remember seeing her in INTO THE WOODS (thankfully perserved on video/DVD)...she is simply a class act!
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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#7
Posted: 11/13/05 at 5:23pm
I love her! She was amazing in ITW and although I've never seen her in DRS, she sounds like her same old wonderful self on the cd. Joanna love!
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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#8
Posted: 11/13/05 at 5:32pm
I love listening to Nick and Nora - her performance on the cd has such an aura of fun.
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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#9
Posted: 11/13/05 at 6:42pm
I have Nick and Nora on right now! :)

She's wonderful -- in DRS, anywhere. I just think in DRS she ends up being overshadowed by others, but she is nonetheless great.
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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#10
Posted: 11/13/05 at 7:07pm
love her, love her work.....
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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#11
Posted: 11/13/05 at 7:59pm
"What was ..." is one of my favorite songs from that show. My favorite is the overture.

She is a great performer. Anyone who didn't see her in into the woods needs to go and get the video!
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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#12
Posted: 11/13/05 at 8:41pm
This needs to be in capitol letters to express how much I love her. I LOVE JOANNA GLEASON!!!! lol

Actually, I truley adore her! She is a fabulous actress with the most superb sense of comedic timing.

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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#13
Posted: 11/13/05 at 8:57pm
She's one of the nicest, sweetest, most amazing performers I've ever had the joy of working with.
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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#14
Posted: 11/13/05 at 9:11pm
Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, I love Joanna. She just seems to have the best personality from what I've seen. I first saw her on the West Wing, great performance.
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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#15
Posted: 11/13/05 at 9:14pm
Love her. She has such great comic timing. I think that she was my favorite part of Into the Woods, and managed the huge feat of stealing the show from Bernadette.
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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#16
Posted: 11/13/05 at 9:29pm
What did you work with her on TheatreDiva? I'd love to hear about it.....
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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#17
Posted: 11/13/05 at 10:15pm
I adore Joanna, first through the Into the Woods tape and now in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. I'm rather surprised you think no one who sees DRS mentions her, I mean Norb gets mentioned the most but in most reviews I read all of the 5 gets mentioned. Nonetheless, she is wonderful, and brings a great quirk to the role.
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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#18
Posted: 11/13/05 at 10:52pm
I designed the costumes for a benefit in LA that she was in. My assistant was obsessed by her, and I got them to take a picture together.

She was nothing but a doll.

My assistant STILL talks about it!
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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#19
Posted: 11/13/05 at 11:57pm
I LOVE Joanna Gleason! For me she was the best part in DRS because I was SO excited about finally seeing her live, after seeing ITW so many times on video....She was phenomenal, and I couldn't wait for her to be back on stage.
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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#20
Posted: 11/14/05 at 12:00am
I love her talking voice. Random, I know, but it's so smooth and pretty.
Well, I'm glad he got away with it.
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re: Joanna Gleason Appreciation#21
Posted: 11/14/05 at 3:22am
Joanna Gleason is absolutely DIVINE!!! Also, She IS married to Chris Sarandon, Who is DIVINE as well!! They must be a perfect couple! I wish they would do more together! LOVE TO JOANNA, CHRIS & FAMILY!!!
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