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Marshall and producers back out of Gershwin musical

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https://www.broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=28569

"Irreconcilable differences?" Sounds like a major divorce to me.

Was it something Connick said? He's the only one left, along with the writers.
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They saw "Grease" perhaps?
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Dolly Levi beat me to it.
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I wish the best for this show...it sounds like it'll be great!
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I don't understand why Reidel isn't all over this...isn't this kind of backstage drama his forte?
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Riedel's column comes out Wednesdays and Fridays. Hopefully we'll get some scoop from him tomorrow.
Whatever happened, it sounds like it was for the best if it means Marshall is a goner.
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ah...I see. I'll check it tomorrow then.
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Lol, Smaxie. Thanks for posting.
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I'm sorry, but when did Kathleen Marshall become the go-to director for shows that needed fixing? I understand that she's a great choreographer (except for in Grease), but her direction isn't anything special. The Pajama Game was good because of the components, including the chemistry between Harry and Kelli. Wonderful Town was nicely done, but it was hardly the most thrilling direction that's been on Broadway. They definitely don't need her on the show to make it successful.
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They say its similar to Crazy For You. I say when you need a fluff director, bring in the STRO !
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How do you "fix the book" on a piece of fluff? Isn't a mild-mannered book the point in fluff?
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Michael Blakemore and Jack O'Brien are much better directors for farce. They have much greater comic sensibilities than Kathleen Marshall and their conceptual footprints really make a show sparkle. I'd love to see either one of them tackle this.
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This show ain't necessarily so needed anyway.
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See Riedel's column for the story. Sorry I have no link.
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"..but her direction isn't anything special. The Pajama Game was good because of the components, including the chemistry between Harry and Kelli"

Which was casting by Kathleen Marshall, the director.

Anyways, I wonder what Rob Ashford is doing. This seems like a really good project for him. Although I know he is very, very close with Kathleen Marshall (I'm referring to her tony speech when she says something along the lines of them moving to New York together back in the day). So i'm not sure if he would get involved. Or even Jerry Mitchell if they wanted to keep it director/choreographer instead of seperating it.

I hope William Ivey Long is costuming this.


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