BWW Reader Feedback - 6/8/10

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

GLEE Season 1 Finale Set for June 8 2010/03/09
Posted: 6/8/2010
Jackie - When can we get this on DVD - I'm buying it!

Photo Coverage: Broderick Leads CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY 2010/06/08
Posted: 6/8/2010
touche - Funniest show I ever saw. Great job by the entire cast last night!! My stomach muscles are still hurting from laughing so much!! Thanks...

EXCLUSIVE: Changes To LOVE NEVER DIES, More To Follow? 2010/06/06
Posted: 6/8/2010
Patrick - When will tickets be available for the new York shows. We are planning a trip there over thanksgving. Anyone know????

Hallmark Channel HD's Original Movie 'You Lucky Dog,' With Henstridge and Hamlin, Premieres 6/26
Posted: 6/8/2010
Rachel - June 26 on Hallmark Channel I think at 9 eastern time but I'm not sure, maybe 8..Time is off but date and channel is right

NBC News' Matt Lauer To Sit Down With President Obama, Airs 6/8 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/8/2010
Edward - I think Matt came across as pushy, confrontational, sarcastic, and biased. I wondered if he would have treated President Bush the same. I doubt it.

Broadway League Awards Honors Lannan & Best of Touring Broadway with Broadway League Awards 2010/06/
Posted: 6/8/2010
Shirley - Mike: Congratulations on your latest award. Hope I will be following this one up with Congratultions after the Tony's next week. Shirley

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Heads Into Recording Studio, 4/19 2010/04/16
Posted: 6/8/2010
Lauren - Wonderful for stores. but why isn't it on iTunes?!

Clay Aiken Releases New Album 'Tried and True' Today, 6/1 2010/06/01
Posted: 6/8/2010
Mary - Thank you for a great review!! Clay is a true talent! The new CD is fantastic! Love every song!

Tepper to Present ANNIE on Broadway in Fall 2012 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/8/2010
Billy - GRETCHEN BIEBER for GRACE? ERIN WHYLAND for ANNIE? ANNALEIGH ASHFORD for Lily?

Madrid acoge las audiciones para Los Miserables 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/8/2010
Beatus ille - Decidnos ya el reparto; que ya sabemos que esto es pura estratagema publicitaria. Las audiciones privadas ya se hicieron...

La gala de los Premios del Teatro Musical ya tiene presentadores 2010/06/08
Posted: 6/8/2010
Oscar - ¿Y quien hay detrás de estos premios? ¿Por qué han cambiado de nombre? No me parecen nada serios...

The Centre Theater Presents OLIVER!, 6/4-27 2010/06/01
Posted: 6/8/2010
Guest - looking forward to seeing it - have heard many good things about it.

Tepper to Present ANNIE on Broadway in Fall 2012 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/8/2010
loannie76 - they better not do what they did with Macy;s for the 20th anniversary. disaster. If they are smart they will cast all unknowns , exccept Andrea should be hannigan

EXCLUSIVE: Changes To LOVE NEVER DIES, More To Follow? 2010/06/06
Posted: 6/8/2010
@LoveShouldDie - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA needs NO sequel. http://www.loveshoulddie.com

THE CW To Air MOONLIGHT On Thursdays Starting 6/3 2010/06/03
Posted: 6/8/2010
Angela - I love the show, and I am glad that they are at least showing re-runs. THis show should have been picked up for a second season!!

Jude Law to Receive President's Prize at Vary Int'l FIlm Fest, 7/2-7/10 2010/06/08
Posted: 6/8/2010
dolorescraeg - he deserves the award. he's a multi talented actor and gives it everything he's got. i saw him portray hamlet twice. unforgetable....

Tepper to Present ANNIE on Broadway in Fall 2012 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/8/2010
Sean - anyone notice THE second poster who says that he got a part and didnt know about it lol this is too funny

Photo Coverage: Broderick Leads CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY 2010/06/08
Posted: 6/8/2010
Concerned Fan - Kristen Johnston I love you....but it is called a bra....

EXCLUSIVE: Changes To LOVE NEVER DIES, More To Follow? 2010/06/06
Posted: 6/8/2010
katrina clark - I really don’t see why people dislike love never dies so much to me its one of the best plays of this year and I personally like it better then the first phantom. But I also think that people should understand that its not going to sound and look the same because it isn’t the same it takes place at a different time and a different place so the music has to be diffrent.so in all the music is great the songs are wonderful and I think the stars ramin karimloo and sierra boggess are by far the best phantom and Christine ever. So two thumbs up for Andrew Lloyd Webber and his brilliant story love never dies.

Tepper to Present ANNIE on Broadway in Fall 2012 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/8/2010
Sean - This is a farce. there is no way they casted yet.. For a production in this capacity ... they wouldnt cast for it until at least 1 year prior to opening .. which would be Fall 2011... I.E. 1 year and a couple months a way from now... so this post is a joke... these people havent auditioned and the produceres never even had auditioins..

Tepper to Present ANNIE on Broadway in Fall 2012 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/8/2010
Patti LuPone FANatic - Can you imagine the hordes of stage mothers that will descend on the casting people, like a plague of locusts?

Black Rep Concludes Their Season with THE ME NOBODY KNOWS 6/2-6/27 2010/06/01
Posted: 6/8/2010
John - Saw the show last weekend -- very talented young performers in an excellent venue!!

Photo Coverage: Peter Pan Opens at Paper Mill Playhouse 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/8/2010
Jessica Keefe - Mark Hoebee is amazing!~

EXCLUSIVE: Changes To LOVE NEVER DIES, More To Follow? 2010/06/06
Posted: 6/8/2010
@LoveShouldDie - Love PHANTOM? Don't want to a see a nonsensical sequel in which Raoul becomes a drunkard, Meg becomes a murderer, Christine becomes a slut and the Phantom becomes a composer of trashy vaudeville? You're not alone. Visit LoveShouldDie [dot] com to find out the awful truth behind? the non-awaited sequel, denounced by the estate of PHANTOM's original author, condemned by PHANTOM fans everywhere and ridiculed by the international press.

FELA!, IDIOT, Michele, Morrison, Zeta-Jones et al. to Perform at 2010 Tony Awards; Full Line-up Anno
Posted: 6/8/2010
iteachbass - One question - What does the organization have against SONDHEIM??? The current Sondheim on Sondheim is receiving outstanding responses from the audiences, and tickets are all but gone! Not to mention, BARBARA COOK! She is a true Broadway Legend. She should be performing and presenting. I guess B'way has gone the way of everything else - no taste in the community.

General George G. Meade School Team Win Adele Magner Memorial Award, Given 6/7 2010/06/02
Posted: 6/8/2010
Elaine - As an educator who has been fortunate enough to work at Meade, I have seen first hand all the hard work and dedication Lori Odum puts into The Philadelphia Young Playwright's program. I want to offer Lori and her student , Jamekea Lee my heartfelt congratulations on a well deserved award.

It's Official! Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch to Star in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Starting 7/13 2
Posted: 6/8/2010
ELLIOTT - i'M A FLORIDIAN, I WILL BE FLYING UP FOR BOTH YOUR PERFORMANCES...HOW HOT IS THIS????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU BOTH IN BROADWAY THEATERS, CONCERTS ARE GREAT, BUT YOU BELONG ON BROADWAY, WELCOME BACK. WARM REGARDS, ELLIOTT

FELA!, IDIOT, Michele, Morrison, Zeta-Jones et al. to Perform at 2010 Tony Awards; Full Line-up Anno
Posted: 6/8/2010
Joe - Amen! Revivals provided the main interest this year as musicals go. And, though there were some compelling new plays, revivals were the most interesting Broadway work this year.

Des Moines Educator Receives National Theater Award 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/8/2010
Guest - Congratulations Ms. Gaines! We are very proud you are part of our youth's higher standard in education as well as our community.

Tepper to Present ANNIE on Broadway in Fall 2012 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/8/2010
obroadway - wow, I see I was cast in ANNIE for 2012 and I didn't even try out for it. and auditions are not until 2012...LOL!!!!!

EXCLUSIVE: Changes To LOVE NEVER DIES, More To Follow? 2010/06/06
Posted: 6/8/2010
CARLOTTA ROJAS - Please read THE LONDON TIMES. It´s now confirmed: LOVE NEVER DIES will close in London next August because poor tickets sales. It was obvious.

REVIEW: Stumbling BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS 2010/03/03
Posted: 6/8/2010
I. Lennon - I missed Backwards in High Heels in Saarasota, Fl When and where in Florida is it going to play after May 30 in Florida?

Tepper to Present ANNIE on Broadway in Fall 2012 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/8/2010
Billy - I Wonder if Annaleigh Ashford play Lily, Gretchen Bieber for Grace, Sean McCourt should play Daddy Warbucks, Michael Rupert for President Elenor Roosevelt, Erin Whyland for Annie & Lisa Jolley for Hannigan & Gavin Creel for Rooster.

Neil Sedaka to be Memorialized in New Musical LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN, March 2010 2009/11/20
Posted: 6/8/2010
Sally - Saw the show @ Malvern June 2nd 2010. Fabulous. Enjoyed it better than Buddy.

Tepper to Present ANNIE on Broadway in Fall 2012 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/8/2010
chris - I think it was a sarcastic post..........

Madrid acoge las audiciones para Los Miserables 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/8/2010
Alquimia Teatro - Mucha suerte a todos los participantes. Estaremos ansiosos por saber cual es el reparto definitivo.

Photo Coverage: Peter Pan Opens at Paper Mill Playhouse 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/8/2010
Marie Lacey - Incredible job Gen !! (As always.)

Tepper to Present ANNIE on Broadway in Fall 2012 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/8/2010
Elise - i agree!

Starz Picks Up 'Torchwood' For Summer 2011; Barrowman Returns 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/8/2010
TimeHorse - A couple of nits. Firstly, Torchwood, being fully HD since the beginning, was broadcast on HD.Net as well as BBC America and for the first two series of Torchwood, the HD.Net was the U.S. premier of Torchwood in HD, since BBC America was not yet broadcasting in HD. Secondly, the REASON Torchwood: Children of Earth had such brisk sales at the iTunes store is because FOR MOST AMERICANS IT WAS THE ONLY LEGAL WAY THEY COULD SEE THE EPISODES IN FULL HD! BBC America *claimed* to broadcast Torchwood: Children of Earth in HD in July of last year, even now, a year later, their HD channel is only carried in a pittance of markets and even if the channel had gone online in most markets in time for the show's rerun, any rerun of Torchwood: Children of Earth was going to be cut for time. So that 1-time, "HD" broadcast of Torchwood: Children of Earth was the ONLY time you could see the show in full; but so few people had HD on that day, and having pulled the rights from HD.Net, they had effectively killed any chance of Torchwood: Children of Earth in the U.S. So, the iTunes Store was America's only choice for Torchwood in HD. Hopefully, this will be solved -- at least for those that can afford the premium package -- with Torchwood's broadcast on Starz HD (they had better darn well broadcast it on Starz HD!!); finally I have an excuse to watch the otherwise content-bereft Starz network, which hasn't had anything worth watching since Doctor Who (1996). But there you have it: Torchwood in HD in the US! Finally!

Liza Minnelli Performs at the Paramount in Asbury Park, 6/18 2010/04/24
Posted: 6/8/2010
doreen - I got to see her twice at the Arts Center and NEED to seeher again. I was privilagted enought to see all those wonderful old times, Sinatra, Sammy Davis etc, andd when you see Liza, its unforgettable

Photo Coverage: Luzhniki Arena in Moscow Hosts Billy Idol 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/8/2010
@Myself_admirer - I was here and that was amazing!

Photo Flash: The Dior Dinner At The Cannes Film Festival 2010/05/21
Posted: 6/8/2010
frances Willington - And as for Dior dinner guests.....The Winner was Mathilda May with Lily cole as runner up. How can so many rich women manage to look so awful. John Galliano, hide your face in shame.

Photo Flash: The Style Star Night Party At The Cannes Film Festival 2010/05/21
Posted: 6/8/2010
Frances Willington - I have not seen such a gang of badly dressed, crumpled, untidy looking guests at a party for years. my teenage kids can look more chic.

EXCLUSIVE: Changes To LOVE NEVER DIES, More To Follow? 2010/06/06
Posted: 6/8/2010
Doug Maida - YOU ARE CRAZY! i saw the saw a few weeks ago. yes, it needs help as every show does including shows like "gypsy" in the beginning. if you don't know first hand from which you speak you shouldn't speak. a srt8 director?!!!!! get real! that has nothing to do with anything and there is so little dance in this jerry mitchell has nothing to work with. the book is weak i'll give you that much but on a positive note the "special effects" are incredible!!!!!!!!! lighten up i just saw 6 musicals in the west end two weeks ago and i think AVE Q is far more in need of songs & story. i guess it's great for str8 high school boys that like musicals ( imagine that ) with furry puppets. half the audience left at intermission. it's stupid show.

Review: 'Legally Blonde' - National Tour 2010/02/05
Posted: 6/8/2010
Sammy K - Where ddi you find that information?

Review: 'Legally Blonde' - National Tour 2010/02/05
Posted: 6/8/2010
Sammy K - *did. What's with all the kids from the Disney Channel? LOL

Vanessa Hudgens to Star as Mimi in RENT at the Hollywood Bowl 2010/04/09
Posted: 6/7/2010
Mish - whaaaaat? Rosario was awesome! i luv her husky voice!

Vanessa Hudgens to Star as Mimi in RENT at the Hollywood Bowl 2010/04/09
Posted: 6/7/2010
MIsh - no waaaaaaay. rosario had a real husky cool voice, it was really awesome...SHE was awesome!

MSNBC Presents HARDBALL Documentary RISE OF THE NEW RIGHT 6/16 2010/06/03
Posted: 6/7/2010
niv - Except for military industrial complex spending/2 wars/billions in tax breaks for the richest companies, those are all ok by you...

The Brooklyn Studio Lab Presents EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, Opens 6/25 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/7/2010
Anon - first

Jubilee Theatre Announces Marcus Dawson's World Music Event 4/26 2010/04/16
Posted: 6/7/2010
Benny Adams - Marcus, my wife and I were completely elated by your performance. It was as if we had traveled around the world with you. We brought guests with us to the performance, and one of our guest was a 27 year old young man with autism. It was a joy for us to see how much he and his family also enjoyed the performance. We all cried, we laughed and we never knew our evening would be filled with so much joy. God has groomed you for the world to see and hear Marcus and we are excited to see you and your family enjoying the Journey, and helping to reveal autism to the world.

NUNSENSE Breaks Box Office Records at Gretna Theatre 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/7/2010
Linda - "Nunsense" at Mt Gretna was wonderful! What a talented cast! If you have the opportunity to see this show, it is hilarious and is sure to make you laugh.

Napa Valley Opera House Announces Summer 2010 Schedule 2010/05/19
Posted: 6/7/2010
Angus - what bands are playing at battle of the bands?

Tepper to Present ANNIE on Broadway in Fall 2012 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/7/2010
theatermom - I know a few and just emailed them also to inquire!

Photo Coverage: Shakira, Mango and Unicef Present Charity T-Shirts in Madrid 2010/06/04
Posted: 6/7/2010
peace - where can you buy this shirt?

Tepper to Present ANNIE on Broadway in Fall 2012 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/7/2010
theatermom - As a theater director and a parent of a child who could be considered for an orphan role I would be GREATLY disappointed to learn this show was already cast!!!!!!!!!

Tepper to Present ANNIE on Broadway in Fall 2012 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/7/2010
TheatreDiva - That cast list is crap. I know a lot of those people and they have no clue about the production

Tepper to Present ANNIE on Broadway in Fall 2012 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/7/2010
Lindsay - I can't wait for this!

The Second City Returns To Denver 9/14-10/10 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/7/2010
Phil Morgan - This promises to be a great show! I love the fact that they are reprising pieces from the company's history; a real tribute and celebration to a national treasure indeed. Can't wait!

Tepper to Present ANNIE on Broadway in Fall 2012 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/7/2010
Billy - I Know it's not until 2012 & I Wonder if Annaleigh Ashford should play Lily & Gretchen Bieber might play Grace in the Broadway revival of ANNIE.

ATW Gala to Feature Performances by Harry Connick Jr., Megan Mullally & Kelli O'Hara, 6/7 2010/06/0
Posted: 6/7/2010
S Ginz - Any pictures of tonight and the high school band accompanying him?

Chicago's BWWers Predict '09/'10 Non-Eq Jeff Awards 2010/05/22
Posted: 6/7/2010
William - Hey, Jason. Thanks for the reply. I cannot speak for Paul or Trish, but nope, I personally did not see all of these productions either because I wasn't on staff for BWW.com yet, we weren't invited to a given press opening, or I merely could not find time to see each of the season's offerings. Our predictions are made in an educated awareness of Chicago's companies and in good fun, the way our (and many other in the non-NYC-based theatre community)Tony predictions were picked. Like you said, I hope no one cares enough to feel hurt or offended, but my apologies go out to anyone who might have been.

Basset, Campayno Set For CLO Cabaret 'S WONDERFUL 6/17-9/5 2010/06/03
Posted: 6/7/2010
Terri Tuttle - Go Jessica! Toronto Ohio is sure proud of you!! Pittsburgh is lucky to have you!!

'24' Star Cherry Jones Removes Herself From Emmy Consideration 2010/06/05
Posted: 6/7/2010
Betsy - Cherry Jones was great as President Allison Taylor! Cherry Jones makes you feel any character she plays. I did not like the story line protrayal in the last episode of "24" after she had been such a strong character in the past years. What's up with the writing. I am going to miss "24" and my President from Paris, TN!!!! Betsy E., Paris, TN

Vanessa Hudgens to Star as Mimi in RENT at the Hollywood Bowl 2010/04/09
Posted: 6/7/2010
Mish - NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! U AREN'T FUCKING SERIOUS? god my generation is sucking & sucking even more each day. & getting stupider & stupiderrrr by the second! WHAT THE HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL? i'm sorry but NUH-UH

Tepper to Present ANNIE on Broadway in Fall 2012 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/7/2010
Schmergo - If that is the real cast list, there's a shocking number of decent-sized 'names' in the ensemble. Also-- interesting that the cast list doesn't include President Roosevelt?

BWW TV: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Now Available for School Rentals 2010/06/03
Posted: 6/7/2010
Andy - I just hope that this news isn't the death knell for Broadway's longest running show, and I shudder to think of how they might butcher the chandelier scenes (although i do have some ideas of my own).

Tepper to Present ANNIE on Broadway in Fall 2012 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/7/2010
ISingActDance - I HIGHLY doubt its cast if its not until 2012. ha

It's Official! Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch to Star in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Starting 7/13 2
Posted: 6/7/2010
guest - Favorite. It's about time she came back to Broadway!

AY QUE FUNNY Plays The National Comedy Theater, Begins 5/6 2010/05/04
Posted: 6/7/2010
Comedy Lover - This was the funniest show I have ever seen!~

Tepper to Present ANNIE on Broadway in Fall 2012 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/7/2010
Elise - where did u find that information?

The Brick Presents The Wedding of Berit Johnson & Ian W. Hill 6/19-26 2010/05/24
Posted: 6/7/2010
NorseNance - And Berit's mom will play the Beer Barrel Polka on her accordion!

Tepper to Present ANNIE on Broadway in Fall 2012 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/7/2010
Billy - The 2012 Broadway Cast of ANNIE will includes Erin Whyland as Annie, Lisa Jolley as Miss Hannigan, Sean McCourt as Daddy Warbucks, Gretchen Bieber as Grace, Gavin Creel as Rooster, Annaleigh Ashford as Lily, Nicole Bocchi as Molly, Kelsey Fowler as Pepper, Maya Goldman as Tessie, Juliette Allen Angelo as Kate, Rachel Resheff as Duffy & India Scandrick as July. the ANNIE ensemble comprises Krysta Rodriguez, Wesley Taylor, Michelle Kittrell, Rusty Mowery, Kristin Carbone, Brad Anderson, Leslie Kritzer, Michael DeVries, Emma Zaks, Jesse Nager, Casey Leigh Thompson, Andrew Rannells, Gaelen Gilliland, Josh Franklin, Candice Marie Woods, Timothy George Anderson, Emily Padgett, Tony Mansker, Ioana Alfonso, Andy Pellick, Kathleen Nanni, Manuel Herrera, Vasthy E. Mompont, James Tabeek, Stephanie Kurtzuba. Swings: Rod Harrelson, Becky Gulsvig, Constantine Rousouli, Kate Rockwell, Arbender J. Robinson, Cara Cooper, Kristoffer Cusick, Melissa Fahn.

It's Official! Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch to Star in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Starting 7/13 2
Posted: 6/7/2010
Melissa - I AM SOOO EXCITEDD!!!! and yes! Welcome back to broadway Bernadette!!

It's Official! Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch to Star in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Starting 7/13 2
Posted: 6/7/2010
Andrew - Welcome back to broadway Bernedette!

Bourne's SWAN LAKE Returns to New York @ NY City Center Oct. 13 - Nov. 17 2010/06/03
Posted: 6/7/2010
Bob Honsinger - I saw this production when it was last here in 1998. It was breathtakingly good. A smashing combo of the traditional interpreted in a ballet notable for the strength and proficiency of the dancers and their capacity to be tender as well as macho; its quicker tempo just made it more exciting. An incredible evening!

Darius Campbell to Play Escamillo in CARMEN at London's O2 Arena, 5/23 2010/05/21
Posted: 6/7/2010
lisa - Janice - look up the reviews. He was only there for one matinee performance and he was TERRIBLE. Really, opera singing should be left to trained opera singers.

Photo Coverage: Barbra Streisand and Gayle King at NYC BookExpo 2010 2010/05/27
Posted: 6/7/2010
Steven S - She's holding a remote control. There were two large screen at either end of the stage and she was showing some of the photography from the book and telling stories...

EXCLUSIVE: Changes To LOVE NEVER DIES, More To Follow? 2010/06/06
Posted: 6/7/2010
Milly - So they are desperately trying to make some, or better to say, any possible changes they could think of, hoping that they could imrove THAT thing?! Lol, guys, admit that you failed already, that it is clear (otherwise you needn't so much changes that fast) and made a poo show with poo plot and stop your useless attempts. You can't make a good hit show while treating it like Frankenstein monster-sewing it from dead pieces in one!

EXCLUSIVE: Changes To LOVE NEVER DIES, More To Follow? 2010/06/06
Posted: 6/7/2010
Ron - O'Brien is gay? Well, it could explain partly sequel's problems, gay person can't proper stage a musical about love between man and a woman, cause he doesn't get it, lol

Top Ten Tony Award Moments: #9 APPLAUSE, No Ovation 2010/06/05
Posted: 6/7/2010
james render - it was deligtful to see bonnie performing on stage. she has a light and charm that could brighten up an auditorium. it has been years since this clip, and i think bonnie's abilities were under realized by the theater,flim ,and tv. medium. she's a gem !!! i remember her appearance as "johnny fevers" love interest on "w.k.r.p. in cincinatti" and her bits with "shroeder" the building maintenance man, in "one day at a time" she had a great comic timing and vulnerability, that was so very attractive, and her concern with a costar:valerie bertinelli, when val' got a broken nose with two shiners from an accident with the kitchen door, was endearing

BWW Reviews: Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Presents Exceptional Production of HAMLET 2010/05/30
Posted: 6/7/2010
Chris Gibson - Lona, I'm not sure who you're referring to in particular, but there are several local actors in the cast. Part of the problem at this time of the year is the fact that there are, literally, a dozen or more shows that are opening around the same time, so the talent base is spread thin. However, I understand where you're coming from, and can see why you would be frustrated about this. I do hope you enjoyed the production, nonetheless. Chris

HURLYBURLY Plays The American Theater Of Actors, Opens 6/2 2010/06/01
Posted: 6/7/2010
K Fuzz - lovely words. excellent play. i was spellbound from curtain to curtain. thank you for mesmerizing me!

Showtunes Theatre Co Presents FOLLIES 6/5, 6/6 2010/06/05
Posted: 6/7/2010
T Warman - The show Follies was a huge disappointment. All the effort of cast, director etc was lost by the poor audio set up. The mikes did not always pickup the vocal, and it was one of the poorest set ups I have ever heard. If you and cast put all the hard work into productions why not invest in a system that works? TW, Tacoma itswren@peoplepc.com 6/7/10

The Fugitive Kind Presents GAY BLUES, Opens 7/2 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/7/2010
shadow_man - The National Library of Medicine pubs confirm that sexual orientation is natural, biologically induced in the first trimester of pregnancy, morally neutral, immutable, neither contagious nor learned, bearing no relation to an individuals ability to form deep and lasting relationships, to parent children, to work or to contribute to society. From the American Psychological Association: homosexuality is normal; homosexual relationships are normal. The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Psychological Asociation and American Psychiatric Asociation have endorsed civil marriage for same-sex couples because marriage strengthens mental and physical health and longevity of couples, and provides greater legal and financial security for children, parents and seniors. America's premier child/mental health associations endorse marriage equality.

The Fugitive Kind Presents GAY BLUES, Opens 7/2 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/7/2010
shadow_man - For those of you claiming homosexuality is a "lifestyle", that is a false and ignorant statement. Homosexuality is not a choice. Just like you don't choose the color of your skin, you cannot choose whom you are sexually attracted to. If you can, sorry, but you are not heterosexual, you are bi-sexual. Virtually all major psychological and medical experts agree that sexual orientation is NOT a choice. Most gay people will tell you its not a choice. Common sense will tell you its not a choice. While science is relatively new to studying homosexuality, studies tend to indicate that its biological. http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/03/differen... http://www.newscientist.com/channel/sex/dn14146-g... Gay, Straight Men's Brain Responses Differ http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,155990,00.htm... http://www.livescience.com/health/060224_gay_gene... http://www.springerlink.com/content/w27453600k586... http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2008/06... There is overwhelming scientific evidence that homosexuality is not a choice. Sexual orientation is generally a biological trait that is determined pre-natally, although there is no one certain thing that explains all of the cases. "Nurture" may have some effect, but for the most part it is biological.

The Fugitive Kind Presents GAY BLUES, Opens 7/2 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/7/2010
shadow_man - This was taken from another poster that shows why we need to legalize gay marriage. If you don't feel for this person after reading it, you simply aren't human. "I am not sure what our President thinks of this dicission but coming from a poor family and knowing what discrimination is all about I would assume he would not care if "Gays" have equal rights. The whole reason why they are asking for rights to be considered married is from the same reason why I would be for it. My own life partner commited suicide in our home with a gun to his heart. After a 28 year union I was deprived to even go his funeral. We had two plots next to each other. But because we did not have a marriage cirtificate "(Legal Document)" of our union his mother had him cremated and his ashes taken back to Missouri where we came from. That is only one example how painful it is. His suicide tramatized me so much and her disregard for my feelings only added to my heartach. That happened on March 21 of 2007 and I still cannot type this without crying for the trauma I have to endure each day. Oh did I mention I am in an electric wheelchair for life? Yes I am and it is very diffacult to find another mate when you are 58 and in a wheelchair. "

The Courtyard Theatre Presents MOTHER OF HIM June 6- July 4 2010/05/12
Posted: 6/7/2010
Guy - We'd love you to make this wonderful show, here are a few of our latest reviews! THE STAGE Mother of Him by Evan Placey The Courtyard Theatre "Claustrophobic, intense and intriguing" "Evan Placey’s tight domestic drama" "a new work of many strengths" - not least the maturity with which Placey details the horror of a mother who finds her own flesh and blood inexplicable. "Sensitively directed by Guy Retallack" "it also boasts one of the best casts on the fringe with a magnetic central performance of Greek-like gravitas from Madeleine Potter". "a magnetic central performance of Greek-like gravitas from Madeleine Potter" "it also boasts one of the best casts on the fringe" "his seriously talented young stage brother - played on the night by Gideon Leibowitz, provides some much needed comic relief" "Jennifer Thompson and Sarah Cherkowey are subtle character studies that enrich this heartfelt production" "this heartfelt production" by Jonathan Lovett THE BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE Mother of Him by Evan Placey The Courtyard Theatre "Madeleine Potter gives a fine performance as Brenda, a professional woman coping with bringing up two boys on her own, desperate to prevent events from harming Jason, who is played by the remarkable and totally convincing Gideon Leibowitz. She is great at showing both the iron control and the lack of it" "Even the scene changes seem to grow from the play, Retallack’s direction never seems contrived. This is a play that explores rather than offering explanations but this production certainly makes its prize winning seem fully justified" "the remarkable and totally convincing Gideon Leibowitz" "Madeleine Potter gives a fine performance as Brenda....She is great at showing both the iron control and the lack of it" by Howard Loxton THE PUBLIC REVIEWS Mother of Him by Evan Placey The Courtyard Theatre The Public Reviews Rating: ***** "Madeleine Potter’s exemplary performance as Brenda leading a very strong cast" "Tom Golding as Matthew is outstanding, creating an insular teenager who knows that he’s living on borrowed time" "Gideon Leibowitz as the eight year old son Jason is a joy to watch as he deals with the pressures of his family" "you can’t help but be swept away with each of the characters journeys as the clock ticks leading up to the last day of Hanukah" "Mother of Him comes to us from Canadian playwright Evan Placey who has won a string of awards with this epic study of a family at crisis" "Added to this mix are fantastic ensemble performances leaving no weak link, this is a great night at the theatre that does what theatre is supposed to do which is to entertain yet enlighten us" "fantastic ensemble performances leaving no weak link" "this is a great night at the theatre that does what theatre is supposed to do which is to entertain yet enlighten us" by Dominic MacInnes WHATSONSTAGE Mother of Him by Evan Placey The Courtyard Theatre WOS Rating: **** "Madeleine Potter is excellent as the tormented, indomitable Brenda" "Tom Golding is a perfect sulky teenager, one can sense the confusion and rage bubbling inside" "American actress Madeleine Potter is excellent as the tormented, indomitable Brenda and Tom Golding is a perfect sulky teenager, one can sense the confusion and rage bubbling inside" "There is not a false note or less than honest performance in the entire play" "Truly worthy of mention is the performance by Gideon Leibowitz who plays Jason, the child. It is Jason who provides most of the comedy and he carries it off with confidence, humour and charm" "The lighting by Giuliano Bocca and sound by Matt Eaton are wonderfully atmospheric ,and the play is expertly and sensitively directed by Guy Retallack. by Aline Waites

The Fugitive Kind Presents GAY BLUES, Opens 7/2 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/7/2010
Joe Mustich - Yes indeed, what is "gay" marriage? But kudos to CT and the rest of New England for supporting marriage equality. Onward to equality and fairness, Joe Mustich, Justice of the Peace, Washington, Connecticut, USA.

Photo Coverage: Diddy-Dirty Money Performs On ABC's Good Morning America 2010/06/04
Posted: 6/7/2010
Jeff - Diddy - Dirty Money is great! Every song they've released really has been top notch. They're performing in Atlantic City in July and I'm definitely going. I love what they're doing and I bet its a gonna be huge!! Get your tickets now if youre interested: http://www.houseofblues.com/tickets/eventdetail.p...

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING Begins Performances 5/5 2010/05/03
Posted: 6/7/2010
melissa - will you be coming to San Fran anytime soon?

Shakira Brings 2010 Global Tour To Mandalay Bay 10/16 2010/06/03
Posted: 6/7/2010
alex - she deserves it.

BWW Review: THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/7/2010
Pam Douglas - The Screwtape Letters was an amazing experience that left me wanting more! I recently saw The Screwtape Letters with a group from my church and everyone was very impressed with the production and its wonderful messages. We all found ourselves laughing thoughout the entire show, the was very smart and witty. I recommend this production to all chruch groups looking for a special evening with truthful and powerful religious insights.

BWW Interviews: 'Gays for Glee' Sensation Jeigh Madjus Talks to BWW 2010/05/31
Posted: 6/7/2010
Amy R - Yay Jeigh! I am so happy for you! Miss you! xoxo

Idina Menzel Website Offering Prizes for Birthday Wishes 2010/05/30
Posted: 6/7/2010
Bethany - Happy Birthday Idina!! B.Marvel

EXCLUSIVE: Changes To LOVE NEVER DIES, More To Follow? 2010/06/06
Posted: 6/7/2010
Troy - Carlotta Rojas, only a very nasty and bitter person could write what you just wrote. What's wrong? Are you a singer that never made it to Broadway? That must be the case because you resort to gay bashing and trashing successful people's work? I think you need some serious therapy to deal with your major issues!

Riverside Theatre's Annual Family Festival To Feature Free Multicultural Events Throughout June 201
Posted: 6/7/2010
Holly - SOLOMON HICKS teen guitarist/vocals will be playing/singing Duke Ellington songs. @ the ARTZ ROOTZ RHYTHM festival 6/11/10 @ the RIVERSIDE CHURCH theater. *** see: Solomon's videos on www.youtube.com or google.com or www.myspace.com/kingsolomon7865

Paula Abdul Added as 2010 Tony Awards Presenter 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/7/2010
Fan - will watch this for Paula, shes awesome

EXCLUSIVE: Changes To LOVE NEVER DIES, More To Follow? 2010/06/06
Posted: 6/7/2010
GuestGuest - Would a heterosexual director do a better job then?

Paula Abdul Added as 2010 Tony Awards Presenter 2010/06/07
Posted: 6/7/2010
Lucie - I LOVE PAULA!!!!

Inaugural Rugby 7's Collegiate Championship Airs 6/5-6 2010/06/03
Posted: 6/7/2010
Old Rugger - It might have been, but the referee won't call it if the momentum of the passer keeps him or her ahead of the receiver of the pass. The ball has to go forward from the passer to be called forward, and the receiver has to catch the pass ahead of the passer as well for that call. Good catch tough.

'Escorts' The Docu-Musical Returns To Rising Action Theatre 2010/06/06
Posted: 6/7/2010
eric the half a bee - this "play" was so bad, it was laughable. at first, i kept thinking it was a parody that was about to morph into the real thing, but no. the guys look nice and all, but it's more tease than show. the songs were dreadful and sophomoric, and though the performances were credible, but these guys ain't really singers. save your money and your time.

LOVE NEVER DIES Changes Likely Before Broadway Run 2010/03/11
Posted: 6/7/2010
CARLOTTA ROJAS - LOVE NEVER DIES = LLOYD WEBBER LIES.

MISS SAIGON Star Ima Castro Lends Voice to SACRIFICE Musical Coming to West End 2010/06/06
Posted: 6/7/2010
Chrissy - One Night or Forever is one of the most haunting songs I've ever heard

BWW Reviews: New Jewish Theatre Closes Season with Outstanding Production of LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FL
Posted: 6/7/2010
gerry mandel - I'm in total agreement with Chris's review. I have just racked up more charges on my Amazon account by ordering bio's by Caesar and Simon. The NJT production had me - and the entire audience - energized with laughter throughout the evening. I hate to single out anyone from the cast, since they were all superb, but I've got to mention Alan Knoll, Bobby Miller and Gary Wayne Barker as absolutely brilliant in their comedic timing and three-dimensional performances. The show is not just about jokes and wise-cracks; it has depth. But Neil Simon, this cast and director Coffield know how to entertain to the highest degree.

Inaugural Rugby 7's Collegiate Championship Airs 6/5-6 2010/06/03
Posted: 6/7/2010
michael - Didn't the Cal pass to tie up the game at end of regulation look like a forward pass? If it starts on the 22 , and the next player catches inside the 22 sure seems forward to me...

MISS SAIGON Star Ima Castro Lends Voice to SACRIFICE Musical Coming to West End 2010/06/06
Posted: 6/7/2010
Gemma - Some of the best new theatre music I've heard in a long, long time. Tons better than most of the sub-standard stuff on the London stages at the moment

Lukaba Productions Takes Over Theatre Building Chicago 2010/03/19
Posted: 6/7/2010
EPB - I know the principles of Lukaba and I can assure you TBC is now in committed hands. Well financed, committed to the arts and neighbor Lukaba should be welcomed with open arms. Time will tell, but I think TBC is certainly headed in the right direction with this change.

MISS SAIGON Star Ima Castro Lends Voice to SACRIFICE Musical Coming to West End 2010/06/06
Posted: 6/7/2010
Aaron - I have to agree. Just can't wait to see this new show

Photo Coverage: amFAR Gala - Party & Backstage 2010/06/05
Posted: 6/7/2010
Michael - Did you have to have facial hair to attend this event? :-)

Fiasco Theater Presents TWELFTH NIGHT 6/2-20 2010/05/10
Posted: 6/7/2010
Steve - We saw Twelfth Night last night. Its what you hope theatre will be. Go see it.

Vagabond Players Presents THE WAITING ROOM 6/4-27 2010/06/02
Posted: 6/7/2010
William Walker - Pat Innes is being played by William Walker ( Frank McDougald Understudy)

FELA!, IDIOT, Michele, Morrison, Zeta-Jones et al. to Perform at 2010 Tony Awards; Full Line-up Anno
Posted: 6/7/2010
Nick Mayor - They should forego the Tonys this year. One of the worst seasons ever. As for The Addams Family, those reviews were the worst in a decade and no show is "entitled" to airtime, especially a show is so utterly awful. It hurts the entire Broadway community when a show like this is such a flop but when you pick a composer so utterly devoid of talent, why should there be a surprise outcome? When a season cannot produce a single really good musical with a totally original score and book then it's time to reconsider giving out any honors.

MISS SAIGON Star Ima Castro Lends Voice to SACRIFICE Musical Coming to West End 2010/06/06
Posted: 6/7/2010
Ann - I just listened to the recordings on the website. She gave a moving performance that had me in tears! Beautiful songs

Photo Coverage: British Academy Television Awards - Arrivals 2010/06/06
Posted: 6/7/2010
nshreeve - Also, the lady near the top is not Joanna Page. She is Katie Piper, the victim of an acid attack. I suggest you change that name blunder pretty quickly....

Liza Minnelli Plays Chicago Theatre, 6/6 2010/06/06
Posted: 6/7/2010
Colt - LOVE LIZA!

.22 CALIBER MOUTH Invitation-Only Concert To Be Held 6/29-30 2010/05/28
Posted: 6/7/2010
Deb Armelino - Lauren, you are an astounding talent - you are so bright and brilliant. One of a kind. I pray .22 makes it and hits the greatest success, as it deserves it - it is so compelling and powerful. I will see you on the 30th (as I will be singing a tribute to Susan Reed on the 29th) - all the best!

Photo Coverage: Music Saves Mountains Benefit Concert 2000/01/01
Posted: 6/7/2010
Marge - thanks for the photos, they are better than mine which were taken from the last row of the balcony. But, you could have at least gotten the names right....

BroadwayGirlNYC: Jeans on Broadway? What to Wear to the Theatre 2010/05/27
Posted: 6/7/2010
Minkey84 - There is no hard or fast rule and it really depends on the show in question. It also depends on the city. I find Broadway audiences to be much more casual than Australian audiences. I guess Theatre is still a really special event down here because it doesn't happen that much, and we don't have a lot to dress up for down here, whereas on Broadway it's more "Oh, I'm at the theatre again." But seriously, if you wore anything dressier than a potato sack to RENT you looked like an idiot. Everyone was in jeans there. However Chicago inspired a dressier audience and a much dressier me. I tend to go pretty casual (casual, but not gross) to Broadway , a) because the shows I've seen tend to be younger shows, like In The Heights and Rent, b) because everyone seems pretty casual on Broadway, c) I'm a tourist, I d



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