BWW Reader Feedback - 2/21/11

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's reader feedback from the last day. Catch up below to see what other BroadwayWorld.com readers have to say!

Laura Bell Bundy Cast in New TBS Pilot 2011/02/16
Posted: 2/21/2011
Guest - This is reality???? What on earth is TLC doing in scripted shows? By the way, TruTV's Operation Repo is all fake! It's NOT reality, it's not even actuality. Well, actually, it's not reality! LOL

Altar Boyz se presenta por vez primera en México 2011/02/21
Posted: 2/21/2011
Clemente Sánchez - Gracias por el link José Juan. Saludos BroadwayWorld Mexico

Diana Ross to Make Appearance on OPRAH, 3/25 2011/02/21
Posted: 2/21/2011
bill goulding - Loved Miss Ross for so many years. Miss Ross gives you a great show always and her stage costumes are worth the price of admission alone!!! One of the last of the great divas who gives you glamour and a true legend with so many incredible hit songs to her credit. Have my ticket for her St. George Theater on Staten Island upcoming concert on March 20th. Cannot wait to see this great superstar do her thing...Miss Ross is the best!!!

Review Roundup: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL 2011/02/18
Posted: 2/21/2011
Terry Sprunger - I took my 13 year old daughter to see this musical as part of a season package at the Alliance Theater; she didn't want to go, because she thought it was going to be like the movie... it was not at all like the movie. She gathered several friends to see it multiple times during the monthly long stay in Atlanta. I must say, even seeing it several times myself, it was a Great show. We travel to NYC for shows and I can tell you it was as good or better than Broadway. Raw Talent and hard work by the cast really paid off. The cast made themselves available after each show for pictures and talking with people, something a 13 year old kid will never forget in their life. The show is not just for kids, you will find it entertaining and it will take you back to your high school days. I can promise, you will feel good when you walk out the door and consider going back again to see it. For once LA... ATL got to check something out before you. You will enjoy this show.

Discovery's 'American Treasures' Premieres 2/22 2011/02/14
Posted: 2/21/2011
Danny Dancer - I'm looking forward to this program taking the place of the previously embarrassing 'reality programs', Survivors, Jersey Shore, The Bachelor, etc. and adding some real interest with real people who come across interesting things. Also I would like to how to contact the two gentlemen to see if they would be interested in one of my 'found mysteries'. I have had my own success in tracking down research on several Japanese Swords & 'confirming' their rather significant makers but when it comes to confirming the origin of a piece of art, steeped in mystery, I have come to logger heads with my limit to the art world. There are significant features in the piece that makes it more outstanding than a simple negative quipped off by someone who doesn't follow through with research.

BroadwayGirlNYC: Les Mis Memories 2011/02/20
Posted: 2/21/2011
herb - the song "Empty Chairs, Empty Tables' made me think of my service days and of my buddies who never came back from Vietnam-- every time we play the DVD of the show, my wife knows that i will be very sad for the rest of the day

Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change Advisory For Don Pasquale 2011/02/17
Posted: 2/21/2011
Peter - I agree with both jb and Patrick. We sat in Row K in the orchestra and were very positively impressed. In fact the entire cast was a delight. Mariusz Kwiecin was splendid. And the music, Don Pasquale is I think an underappreciated opera, it moves nicely and there are many poignant moments. Bravi!

Signal Ensemble Theatre Opens Dario Fo's Accidental Death of an Anarchist, 2/14 2011/02/14
Posted: 2/21/2011
M Krevsky - This play by Signal Ensemble was exceptionally well done - tight - brilliant performances - outrageously funny - a fine evening of theatre.

Altar Boyz se presenta por vez primera en México 2011/02/21
Posted: 2/21/2011
José Juan Vallejo - Excelente adaptación y traducción de Altar Boyz. Los números y las coreografías son geniales. Chequen el video... y si tienen oportunidad no dejen de verla! www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR9yK51jaIk

LOVE NEVER DIES Cast Change - Thaxton To Play Raoul, Graham To Take Over As Christine? 2011/02/16
Posted: 2/21/2011
MarilynC - Never felt it was more fanciful than the original story - people do change over time with life's experiences and disappointments - and to the extent one has to 'suspend disbelief' it's worth it for the gorgeous music, brilliant performers, and emotion. Yeah, I admit it, I'm a phan of the show. :-)

LOVE NEVER DIES Cast Change - Thaxton To Play Raoul, Graham To Take Over As Christine? 2011/02/16
Posted: 2/21/2011
Caroline - How about its character assassinations and absurd storyline?

FUNNY GIRL to kick-off Keeping Scores concert series at BRT 2011/02/21 Page 2
Posted: 2/21/2011
Jerome Elliott - Congratulations to Nashville for luring Scott Logsdon to helm this fantastic project. Those of us who have worked with him in other parts of the country can attest to his excellence in creating unforgettable musical theater experiences.

Groff, Smith & Karimloo Pick Up Whatsonstage Awards! 2011/02/20 Page 2
Posted: 2/21/2011
comedyclaire - Whoo, recognition for the amazing Chess 2010/2011 Tour. Congrats to Legally Blonde, and, as ever, Wicked for Best West End show :)

ANNIE Comes To Unity In San Luis Obispo 2/18 2011/02/04
Posted: 2/21/2011
Tim - Brennan Heil gives a genuine and heartfelt performance, with excellent vocals. This little actress is going to go far... Truly enjoyed the show!

ALKY reading presented at the Laurie Beechman, 2/21 2011/02/21
Posted: 2/21/2011
@RyanCDuncan - Come on down tonight, it's gonna be fun and full of laughs on a cold night.

7th Stage Productions journey through The Colored Museum reaches destination 2011/02/19 Page 2
Posted: 2/21/2011
Peggy Umphress - I completely agree with your comments about Bobby Ray Cauley, Jr. His performance as Junie Robinson rivals anything I have seen on Broadway.

Photo Flash: Tom Cruise Visits ROCK OF AGES! 2011/02/21
Posted: 2/21/2011
Ruby - tom has really long fingers weirdly :/

Full Cast Set for Kennedy Center FOLLIES 2011/02/15
Posted: 2/21/2011
cat - Eric shaffer is an amazing director, who is tight with Sondheim. I am sure he will do the right thing.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Announces Summer 2011 Tour 2011/01/03
Posted: 2/21/2011
Kathy - You had a show booked in Brainerd, MN that got canceled due to poor weather will you be rescheduling that show?

Sydney Theatre Company Extends IN THE NEXT ROOM Through 2 April 2011/02/20
Posted: 2/21/2011
David Lord - I think that link should go to Tracy Grant Lord and not Cy Grant, whoever he is!

BroadwayGirlNYC: Les Mis Memories 2011/02/20
Posted: 2/21/2011
Ortho - I remember very well my going to Les Miserables. The next day I was one of several assistants at a lethal injection at the state prison. Great mood enhancer.

LOVE NEVER DIES Cast Change - Thaxton To Play Raoul, Graham To Take Over As Christine? 2011/02/16
Posted: 2/21/2011
MarilynC - NO, Jess is right - amazing score and brilliant actors - I really do not understand the haters, but, to each his own - I think people with musical taste and underrstanding appreciate it - my kids and I love it and only wish we could afford to go back to London to see it again (or even Australia - as if).

LOVE NEVER DIES Cast Change - Thaxton To Play Raoul, Graham To Take Over As Christine? 2011/02/16
Posted: 2/21/2011
MarilynC - HI, Sam - the critics aren't always right - trust me! The show has the best music I've heard in many years - I keep going to B'way shows and the Metropolitan Opera and being disappointed with the crap they're offering, and I wind up in a rant saying, what do the critics have against Love Never Dies, it's fabulous? Trust me!!! :-)

Ebony, Fashion Fair Cosmetics & Macy's Celebrate Eunice Johnson, 2/1 2011/02/01
Posted: 2/20/2011
J. White - This is a truly elegant event.

BWW Reviews: THE THREEPENNY OPERA from Seattle Shakespeare Company 2011/02/19
Posted: 2/20/2011
Nancy - Lighting was awful! Impossible to see singers in the dark and awful lights at back of stage shining in audience's eyes. The production lacked the ominous, dark feel it should have - not threatening like it should be.

Photo Coverage: 9 Works Theatrical Revisits Rock Musical RENT, 2/12 to 3/6 2011/02/12
Posted: 2/20/2011
Oliver Oliveros - Thanks Jean =)

Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change Advisory For Don Pasquale 2011/02/17
Posted: 2/20/2011
Patrick - We were at The Met on Saturday and came away thoroughly beguiled by her performance. Her enthusiasm and joy was infections and she quite stole the show; a memorable afternoon at the opera to be sure.

Maxwell C King Center Announces Their Upcoming Events 2009/03/03
Posted: 2/20/2011
c england - carolle burnett

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from RIVERDANCE- ON ICE! 2011/02/19
Posted: 2/20/2011
Fern C, Shanklin - saw te show 2/19/2011 riverdance on ice and it was amazing and the skaters were so incinc with the dancers what is the name of the two that were together dancing and who was the beautiful lady alone in the beautiful gowns she wore

Brava Hosts The Real Housewives of Atlanta Two-Part Reunion 2011/02/10
Posted: 2/20/2011
Jorja - I am just curious. HOW CAN YOU BE A HOUSEWIFE of any city without a husband? Nene and Phadrea are the only married women on the show, that is until Cynthia married Peter at the end of the season. So isn't that an OXIMORON of a name for a show? Like I said, I am just curious.

Martha Graham Dance Company Returns to Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 2/3 2010/01/21
Posted: 2/20/2011
victor j. hughey - When will the Martha Graham dance appear in the metropolitan detroit area again

truTV Presents Lizard Lick Towing 2011/01/20
Posted: 2/20/2011
MArilyn - I love the show but is it true or staged?

Brava Hosts The Real Housewives of Atlanta Two-Part Reunion 2/13 2011/02/13
Posted: 2/20/2011
JES - I think Kandi keeps her cool better than anybody else in the cast. Look up fake and you will see Sharee's picture next to it. NeNe is so overbearing there is no way you could win an argument with her as she will overmouth (not a word, but a reality) you everytime. Kim just needs to go somewhere. She is a pretty lady so I don't understand why she feels she has to act and look so trashy. Pheadra, just a joke period. Cynthia should have never married Peter. It seems as if he is just a mooch and will take her down if she lets him. Good luck to her and SHE DOES need to watch NeNe!!!! Well there you have it for me. Like watching a train wreck. A twisted mess but you just can't turn away. I will be watching the next season as I'm reeled in now.

Adele Announces North American Tour Dates 2011/02/07
Posted: 2/20/2011
liz park - adele is absolutley brilliant shes a total class act after i listen to her voice need to touch up my makeup as tears appear from nowhhere,she trully is fantastic she has so much sole in voice cant beleive that one girl can have so much talent shes an inspiration.

Glenn Close to Play Susan Boyle in New Biopic? 2011/02/19
Posted: 2/20/2011
janniflannigan - Glenn is such a remarkable actress that I have not one shadow of a doubt that she can and will amaze us if she plays this role. The age & countenance matter not with someone like Glenn. She will BE Susan Boyle. Wait and see, if this truly goes down, she is up to the challenge.

RIVERDANCE ON ICE To Air 2/19 2011/01/10
Posted: 2/20/2011
jonathan - what dvd??

SPIDER-MAN Spokesman Says NO Truth to Co-Director Report! 2011/02/20
Posted: 2/20/2011
David Allen - I know Mr. McKinley's work... having seen many a circus and The Boy From OZ. If anyone can do it, he can. I say Congrts to Mr. McKinley.

RIVERDANCE ON ICE To Air 2/19 2011/01/10
Posted: 2/20/2011
jonathan - just colorado?? or did they skip one of Sasha's numbers for fk'n sports news everywhere!!! they advertized it, and??????

Sierra Boggess, Hugh Panaro & Carolee Carmello Headline Broadway Bound REBECCA Reading 3/18 2011/02/
Posted: 2/20/2011
Dana - i have heard the music from the original production in vienna and it is great! so excited!!

SPOTLIGHT ON LEA SALONGA & LES MIZ on Blu-ray & DVD 2011/02/20 Page 2
Posted: 2/20/2011
hickstud - Yeah...I though the same thing. She even says.."I haven't played her since 1996." ...hilarious.

Photo Flash: Stacey Todd Holt, Michael McCormick in THE PRODUCERS at NCT 2011/02/11
Posted: 2/20/2011
liketheatre - Good show. Good performances

Beowulf Alley Theatre Presents Scatter The Dust Concert, 3/6 2011/02/17
Posted: 2/20/2011
Kikuyu - We saw "Scatter the Dust" at an open mic night, and they are fantastic! We're really looking forward to seeing more of them in Tucson. You'll be impressed by their musicianship and take on traditional celtic tunes.

Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Crawford in THE WIZARD OF OZ; Previews Begin! 2011/02/07
Posted: 2/20/2011
qemamt03 - glad to see you back in action michael, would love to come see you in action again.i last saw you at sheffield arena doing the lloyd webber tour of his music,sadly even though i was near the stage i couldn't see your face(my stupid optition wouldn't give me any glasses till a few yrs later Grrrr,bah humbug).......excellant voice you captivate me.

Photo Coverage: June Allyson Tribute in L.A.
Posted: 2/20/2011
Terry Herbst - She was totally wonderful, and she had many fans in South Africa. I remember her feistiness and unconventional beauty. Her movies were highlights for my sister, Lynette, and I, and the memories I have of them, and of her, will last to the end of my life. I truly believe she was under-rated as an actress, and no-one has taken her place. Rest in peace, Miss June. We love you. Terry Herbst, 14 Raleigh Street, Port Elizabeth, South Africa 6001

THE IDEALIST Reading Available Via Extended Webcast 2/23 2011/02/18
Posted: 2/20/2011
Robin lane - If this is a pay per view event why the disparity in prices?

David Cassidy Plays Valentine's Concert at Drury Lane 2/14 2011/01/11
Posted: 2/20/2011
Neveragain - I had taken my wife yo this show. Yes the highlight was the dinner. This man stood on stage and yes thanked everyone for his success. But also told everyone how he was into horse racing and how many millions he spent on it and how much he had. Please don't brag to everyone on how much you have and can't sign any autograph's or sing a couple of extra songs at the end of your show! In my opinion you are nothing but a has-been with out any class. Would never waste our money again!!!!!!!!!

SPOTLIGHT ON LEA SALONGA & LES MIZ on Blu-ray & DVD 2011/02/20 Page 2
Posted: 2/20/2011
eek - um obviously the writer didn't know that she played fantine this time

LOVE NEVER DIES Cast Change - Thaxton To Play Raoul, Graham To Take Over As Christine? 2011/02/16
Posted: 2/20/2011
Sam - Well, RUG just love to sell tickets there with 50%, they feel like fairies when they do so :) That's why.

LOVE NEVER DIES Cast Change - Thaxton To Play Raoul, Graham To Take Over As Christine? 2011/02/16
Posted: 2/20/2011
Olaf - Says person with no taste or wits. A perfect example of modern primitive person.

LOVE NEVER DIES Cast Change - Thaxton To Play Raoul, Graham To Take Over As Christine? 2011/02/16
Posted: 2/20/2011
Sam - Nope, the hates are quite right cause majority of theatre critics are with them on it :)

SPOTLIGHT ON LEA SALONGA & LES MIZ on Blu-ray & DVD 2011/02/20
Posted: 2/20/2011
Kay - Love her. She's so classy.

Glenn Close to Play Susan Boyle in New Biopic? 2011/02/19
Posted: 2/20/2011
Kathy - I read Boyle's book, and if there's ever a movie, whoever portrays her will need to really delve into her life and get to know her as much as possible. She's a very complex person with a very real disability, but she's also a smart cookie with a lot of drive. I think it would be an interesting story if handled properly.

Photo Flash: DANGEROUS BEAUTY Opens at the Pasadena Playhouse 2011/02/12
Posted: 2/20/2011
DPHOL53 - Phenomenal production with layers of intellect and artistic beauty at every level. A smart, intriguing piece of theater for the theater-goer who is tired of run-of-the-mill or even circus-like commercial works now on Broadway or revivals that have been done again and again. The sets, costumes and lighting are exquisite. It speaks to the poet, historian, politician and especially romantic in all of us. As a new musical, it needs some scene tightening , possibly even additional musical numbers in the first act to enhance the story with less dialogue. The show is a bit long but worth every minute if you venture to embrace a work in progress. A "star is born" in Jenny Powers! She is charismatic, passionate and luminous as she offers her soul to bleed throughout, but especially riveting in her final number. The cast and creative team are A-list and deserve kudos all around! A must see!

BroadwayGirlNYC: Les Mis Memories 2011/02/20
Posted: 2/20/2011
D.K.Milgrim-Heath - Part One The Play Les Miserables For Me A Very Special Outstanding Memory By D. K. Milgrim-Heath©2011 The play Les Miserables holds for me a very special outstanding memory- As it was shown as a slightly school abridged version quite magnificently. Never hearing of this play before Miami Children’s Theater in 1985 made their debut if it- As the title role centered on Jean Valjean played by my son as his casting was so fit! This production was solely done by a cast and crew of 40 ninth graders just to let you know- With all great skills pulling off this school version (forgetting these were all still children) still so!

BroadwayGirlNYC: Les Mis Memories 2011/02/20
Posted: 2/20/2011
D.K.Milgrim-Heath - Part Two The Play Les Miserables For Me A Very Special Outstanding Memory By D. K. Milgrim-Heath©2011 A believable transformation to nineteenth century Paris these children brought this hit musical to be- As you the playgoer felt like you were there on Broadway quite close to reality! So mesmerized as these talented young people acted in a play of dialogue totally voiced only all singing- For two hours and 15 minutes short of the actual musical’s running time of three hours was swinging! Being a real honor seeing the quality of Les Miserables done by young acting students giving homage to Broadway world- By observing this version-I imagined the stupendous staging by which the actual play on Broadway had unfurled!

Photo Coverage: 9 Works Theatrical Revisits Rock Musical RENT, 2/12 to 3/6 2011/02/12
Posted: 2/20/2011
Jean - For March 4 8pm showing of Rent, please text +639175393536. Thanks!

St. Patrick's Day Parade Queen Contest Held In Chicago 2/21 2011/02/17
Posted: 2/20/2011
Gari - isnt sunday the 20th?

Photo Flash: Dean-Charles Chapman Stars In BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL At Victoria Theatre 2009/12/18
Posted: 2/20/2011
ashley choi - I love Dean omg hes soo fit!!! im going to marry him!!!

BREAKING NEWS: SPIDER-MAN Bringing in Co-Director McKinley? 2011/02/20
Posted: 2/20/2011
jeremy - ^ your a moron.

Glenn Close to Play Susan Boyle in New Biopic? 2011/02/19
Posted: 2/20/2011
D.K.Milgrim-Heath - (Part 1) Another Susan Boyle Biopic To Be Acted In With Glenn Close Unofficially By D.K.Milgrim-Heath©2011 Another Susan Boyle biopic to be acted in with Glenn Close unofficially- Will Glenn Close really be taking the Susan Boyle role most truthfully? The UK Sun paper is reporting firstly by their media glory- Promoting Susan’s life in a movie developing into that incredible success story! This being an incredible leading movie role memorable to be cast- Can Glenn Close conquer this role in full accolade blast? This will be her biggest role yet another of course rather complicated- But all her roles are this way her talents being so appreciated! Talents from the live stage to the movies is quite the actor’s personal feat- Not any actress can play Susan Boyle perfectly in every way without any defeat.

Glenn Close to Play Susan Boyle in New Biopic? 2011/02/19
Posted: 2/20/2011
D.K.Milgrim-Heath - Part 2 Another Susan Boyle Biopic To Be Acted In With Glenn Close Unofficially By D.K.Milgrim-Heath©2011 Susan promoted Scottish actress Elaine C. Smith towards playing her this a role to be won- A major Hollywood actress for the role was only wanted early on -that final say was done. As the singing voice of an angel can Glenn Close come close to any of that? There’s ONLY ONE SUSAN BOYLE THE WORLD KNOWS THAT DOWN PAT! The famous forever footage debut singing style of Susan Boyle is ingrained in the world’s heart- Changed the world forever internationally of when Susan had that important pivotal part. Yes-Susan really dreamed fully of “I Dreamed A Dream” her lifelong dreams- That became 2009’s quite world’s most watched video on YouTube it seems! If Glenn Close masters her Susan Boyle Role such a winning feat this is to be- Towards showing Susan Boyle herself and the world the ‘Glenn Close effects’ those acting talents even more superbly!

BREAKING NEWS: SPIDER-MAN Bringing in Co-Director McKinley? 2011/02/20
Posted: 2/20/2011
ettore - ..SO THEY CAN RUIN THE SHOW! I personally saw the show two days ago and loved it very much; the story is good, costumes and coreography are beautiful, settings to take breath away and the crowds went crazy: only thing I wasn't crazy about were the songs, but that is very personal cause I am not a big U2 fan and very traditional Broadway shows' tunes lover: anyway many ballads were very good. I think all the bad revies are over exagerated the cast works very hard and you can tell it and see it: I'll never forget the face of a 10 years old boy sitting in the 5th row when one of the stunts dressed as Spider Man jumped from the balcony just close to him: his expression was a once in a lifetime joy he will remeber all his life. so in conlusion I hope the show will have a great success cause it is deserved and I hope It will stay as it is.

Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change Advisory For Don Pasquale 2011/02/17
Posted: 2/20/2011
jb from Toronto - Whhat an outstanding Norina Rachelle Durkin was!, Brava! We were initially disappointed by this cast change, but came away thinking we had had a real treat. We are sure we will see more of her in future

Bésame mucho, el musical de las pasiones en el Coliseum de Barcelona 2011/01/18
Posted: 2/20/2011
Erika - This was a wonderful performance! My fiancée and I spent Valentine's week in Barcelona and we went to see Besame Mucho our final night there. It was incredible! Neither my fiancée nor myself speak much Spanish but we were both able to understand the concept and loved all the music! The dancing and singing was unlike anything else I had seen! Thank you so much for a mucho fantastico evening!!! Erika and Joe - B.C Canada

RIVERDANCE ON ICE To Air 2/19 2011/01/10
Posted: 2/20/2011
Eunice Muir - Watch Todd Edridge. He surprised me..

Kathy Griffin, Loretta DeVine to Guest Star on GLEE 2011/02/19
Posted: 2/20/2011
Gary - I hate Kathy Griffin. I think she is awful.

Share Your LES MIS Memories to Win a LCD TV, Blu-ray Player & More! 2011/02/19
Posted: 2/20/2011
swatk - It appears you have to be a member of Facebook to enter the contest. This is never specified in the instructions at the beginning but after you enter it demands that you "like" it from Facebook. This I can't do because I'm not on Facebook and don't want to be. I entered. As my e-mail was required to post this, if you need further verification of my identity e-mail me.

Richard Jay-Alexander Offers Theatre Workshop in Miami Beginning 2/19 2011/02/19
Posted: 2/20/2011
@justbecasue1 - Lea was not first spotted for glee while doing Les Miz at the Hollywood Bowl. She had already met Ryan at least 8 months earlier. She did however go on the audition for glee while she was in LA to do Les Miz.

Glenn Close to Play Susan Boyle in New Biopic? 2011/02/19
Posted: 2/20/2011
Jason Rey - Norma Desmond Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil Alex Forrest Patty Hewes Sarah Cooper Gertrude Paulina Salas Férula Trueba Iris Gaines Jenny Fields Heck, even Cruella De Vil. And somehow Susan Boyle would be her biggest role yet? ...Strange. Just strange.


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