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high fidelity#0
Posted: 3/15/06 at 7:28pm
what do we know??
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re: high fidelity#1
Posted: 3/15/06 at 7:29pm
That they're making it into a musical.

That's it.
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re: high fidelity#2
Posted: 3/15/06 at 7:38pm
Directed by Walter Bobbie, who left the Sweet Charity tour because of this.

It has a book by David Lindsay-Abaire, with music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Amanda Green (Adolph's granddaughter, I believe).
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re: high fidelity#3
Posted: 3/15/06 at 7:41pm
yes, i know all of that..i meant casting wise
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re: high fidelity#4
Posted: 3/16/06 at 12:36pm
They are still casting, nothing has been decided yet. It is aiming to start performances on Broadway in Nov, probably after and out of town tryout
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re: high fidelity#5
Posted: 3/16/06 at 12:45pm
I really, really hope that this turns out well. But it just seems like a bad, parody-heavy idea. I have serious doubts as to whether David Lindsay-Abaire can do a musical book (it's a completely different skill than writing a play). And Walter Bobbie? Yikes.

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re: high fidelity#6
Posted: 3/16/06 at 12:52pm
i am curious about this as well since it is one of my favorite books and movie.
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re: high fidelity#7
Posted: 3/16/06 at 12:57pm
It's one of my favorite books as well. Didn't care much for the movie. Only reason it was any good was Cusack's performance. One question, WHY Walter Bobbie? That's the one part that makes no sense and worries me more than a little bit.
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re: high fidelity#8
Posted: 3/16/06 at 1:08pm
I'm a HUGE Nick Hornby fan - High Fidelity is one of my favorite books and I enjoyed the movie. I've heard some of the music from this score, and I really enjoy it. I'll be excited when it comes to broadway.
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re: high fidelity#9
Posted: 3/16/06 at 1:16pm
Will Chase played Rob in a few workshops according to his site. Love him!
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re: high fidelity#10
Posted: 3/16/06 at 1:33pm
Julia Murney did readings/workshop, as far as I know. And sounded mighty fierce in them! Can someone PM me what the story of High Fidelity is? I'm not familiar with the book or the movie.
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re: high fidelity#11
Posted: 3/16/06 at 1:37pm
Amanda is Adolph and Phyliss's daughter.
Walter Bobbie (Yuckee)
Where are the good musical directors?
Wasn't Jenn Collela part of it also?
I hope she doesn't leave THE TIMES for this.
She is so great in TIMES!
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re: high fidelity#12
Posted: 3/16/06 at 1:40pm
Christopher Gatelli choreographing.... no worries there!
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re: high fidelity#13
Posted: 3/16/06 at 2:07pm
I have a friend who was offered (and took) a part just a few days ago, so they're probably still piecing together the cast. I didn't get a lot of info from him but he seems to have great faith in the piece. And I don't know where, but if they still aim for Broadway in Nov (as someone in this thread said) I suppose they probably are going out of town as he said he starts rehearsals in August.
I'll let you know if hear anything else.
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re: high fidelity#14
Posted: 3/16/06 at 2:34pm
i hope SF gets another pre-bwy re: high fidelity
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re: high fidelity#15
Posted: 3/16/06 at 2:47pm
i have a friend who was offered the show too and i can't wait til you all find out when its official! you're gonna be HAPPY!
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re: high fidelity#16
Posted: 3/16/06 at 3:50pm
I hope your friend is Will Chase. :o)
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re: high fidelity#17
Posted: 3/16/06 at 4:09pm
I've heard some of the music with Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott and the music's great...I'm glad to hear that something is coming of the show!
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re: high fidelity#18
Posted: 3/16/06 at 4:48pm
I saw on the Best of Broadway link over at ATC that this show is slated for SF for a Pre-Broadway engagement. Can't wait to get tix for it. I happen to love the movie (though I haven't seen it for quite some time) and have no problem with the choice of director and look forward to hearing some Green-Kitt tunes.

I saw Will Chase in Lennon out here last year and enjoyed his voice, so I'd be happy with that casting as well.
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re: high fidelity#19
Posted: 3/16/06 at 4:54pm
Jenn Collela played the lead in the last workshop. Jill Paice played it in the one before that
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re: high fidelity#20
Posted: 3/16/06 at 6:59pm
MissNY, were you able to see the workshops? If so, what's your take on the material presented? I'm not familiar with either actress you named...any history on them?
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re: high fidelity#21
Posted: 3/16/06 at 7:05pm
They should preview in San Diego.
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re: high fidelity#22
Posted: 3/16/06 at 7:14pm
How come?
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re: high fidelity#23
Posted: 3/16/06 at 7:25pm
I'm wondering what Bobbie is doing on this team too. This is a great book from the extremely talented, dare I say, brilliant Nick Hornby and was made into little more than an art house flick, if you will. I'm not quite sure why this is someones big idea for a Broadway musical mounting but much of the recent movie to musical fare going soon to Broadway, reek of potential disaster. I've also heard the demos and performances aside,(IMO) it's not melodic, is lyrically odd and won't be everyone's cup of tea.

Without getting into specifics and/or hurting any feelings (as I know many more than would like to admit, lurk here), let's PRAY they don't keep much of the workshop(s) cast. They would mostly (IMO) fall under the WRONG, glaringly inappropriate, and what were they thinking, categories.

And being that it's the same casting co. as Wedding Singer, let's again hope everyone there learned SOMETHING!

And that's my 2 cents.
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re: high fidelity#24
Posted: 3/16/06 at 7:30pm
i can't and will not say...but you will be happy...really you will.
i am wondering who is going to do the lili taylor role...i love her SOO much. she needs to work a lot more.

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