Page: 1

Most Thankless Broadway Job Ever?

Mister Matt Profile PhotoMister Matt Profile Photo
Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/17/03
Most Thankless Broadway Job Ever?#1
Posted: 3/8/08 at 11:22pm
Ok, so it's some special TV concert, but is that Molly Ringwald who gets to sing the one line "You can say that again"?

I mean, seriously?
Sarah Jessica Parker performs Annie
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
blaxx Profile Photoblaxx Profile Photo
blaxx
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/28/05
re: Most Thankless Broadway Job Ever?#2
Posted: 3/8/08 at 11:37pm
God, she does suck at singing. I wouldn't say the other girl's (don't know if it is Ringwald) job is thankless - she sounded A LOT better than Parker, ouch!
Listen, I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is "artistic". - JANICE
NCGuy Profile PhotoNCGuy Profile Photo
NCGuy
Broadway Star
joined:4/8/04
Broadway Star
joined:
4/8/04
re: Most Thankless Broadway Job Ever?#2
Posted: 3/8/08 at 11:49pm
I think that might be Allison Smith.
Flaunt It
Broadway Star
joined:10/26/05
Broadway Star
joined:
10/26/05
re: Most Thankless Broadway Job Ever?#3
Posted: 3/9/08 at 10:11am
In LIFE AFTER TOMORROW Sarah Jessia Parker says she never thought she was that good at singing and was always embarassed to perform the songs in public.
mattonstage Profile Photomattonstage Profile Photo
mattonstage
Broadway Star
joined:12/30/06
Broadway Star
joined:
12/30/06
re: Most Thankless Broadway Job Ever?#4
Posted: 3/9/08 at 10:18am
That is Allison Smith, who was the final Annie on Broadway.
I killed the boss, you don't think they're gonna fire me over a thing like that!!!!
MissAnneThrop Profile PhotoMissAnneThrop Profile Photo
MissAnneThrop
Broadway Star
joined:2/9/04
Broadway Star
joined:
2/9/04
re: Most Thankless Broadway Job Ever?#5
Posted: 3/9/08 at 1:05pm
Allison Smith was on KATE & ALLEY in the '80s and she sang Tomorrow during one of the episodes.
And I Am Always So Vitriolic
husk_charmer
Broadway Legend
joined:10/19/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
10/19/06
re: Most Thankless Broadway Job Ever?#6
Posted: 3/9/08 at 1:35pm
I love that SJP makes it quasi-sexual.

That said, she isn't bad, I'd like to hear more of her "Annie"
http://www.youtube.com/huskcharmer
Schuyler
Featured Actor
joined:5/20/03
Featured Actor
joined:
5/20/03
re: Most Thankless Broadway Job Ever?#7
Posted: 3/9/08 at 4:45pm
Allison Smith was not the final Annie on Broadway. Alyson Kirk was.
acrocksyo Profile Photoacrocksyo Profile Photo
acrocksyo
Broadway Star
joined:11/16/05
Broadway Star
joined:
11/16/05
re: Most Thankless Broadway Job Ever?#8
Posted: 3/9/08 at 4:59pm
I don't think she sucked. She was singing like she talks. Nothing wrong with that. She was a teen anyway. And it's not like you have to be an uber good singer to be Annie, Andrea McArdle got better with age and training. So give SJP a break!

She still looks like a horse.
http://theaterfag.blogspot.com/ Reviews and the like
dramamama611 Profile Photodramamama611 Profile Photo
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/4/07
re: Most Thankless Broadway Job Ever?#9
Posted: 3/9/08 at 7:32pm
As for Molly Ringwald: I saw her in Caberet a number of years ago and was REALLY impressed with her, much to my suprise.

(Side note: a woman in the front row had an apparent heart attack during the Ringwald's opening number, and she showed so much class is stopping the show and calling for house management. By the time they started the show up again, at the begining of that number, it was almost 40 minutes later. By the END of the song, you'd forgotten what had happened. At intermission, house management made a very class announcement that the woman removed was reportedly fine.)
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
Dollypop
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/15/03
re: Most Thankless Broadway Job Ever?#10
Posted: 3/9/08 at 9:28pm
Most thankless job on Broadway? Understudying Carol Channing
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
BroadwayBound062 Profile PhotoBroadwayBound062 Profile Photo
BroadwayBound062
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/27/06
re: Most Thankless Broadway Job Ever?#11
Posted: 3/9/08 at 9:35pm
"Most thankless job on Broadway? Understudying Carol Channing" or Merman
Genius lasts longer than beauty.
LittlexFallxOfxRain
Featured Actor
joined:2/25/08
Featured Actor
joined:
2/25/08
re: Most Thankless Broadway Job Ever?#12
Posted: 3/9/08 at 11:35pm
Oh my gosh that was aweful....that being said, she's a very tallented actress. She's just not a singer.
christhefish Profile Photochristhefish Profile Photo
christhefish
Broadway Legend
joined:5/21/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/21/07
re: Most Thankless Broadway Job Ever?#13
Posted: 3/9/08 at 11:50pm
I don't think that she was awful. she was just a kid. kids are gross anyway.
Chason Profile PhotoChason Profile Photo
Chason
Featured Actor
joined:8/11/07
Featured Actor
joined:
8/11/07
re: Most Thankless Broadway Job Ever?#14
Posted: 3/10/08 at 2:23am
Wouldn't the most thankless Broadway job EVER be the person who scrubs the toilets after the audience leaves? Even Molly Ringwald hasn't had to do that, yet. And, please - no disrespect at ALL for the persons that DO have that job. Thank you.
George: Rubbing alcohol for you, Martha? Martha: Never mix, never worry!
LePetiteFromage
Broadway Legend
joined:1/19/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/19/08
#15
Posted: 3/10/08 at 2:40am
Updated On: 5/7/09 at 02:40 AM