BWW Reader Feedback - 7/21/10

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

InDepth InterView: Julie Andrews Talks Despicable Me, Obama, GLEE, Hollywood & More! 2010/07/21
Posted: 7/21/2010
ChristnaBarrett - It's so impressive.

Taylor Hicks Launches National Tour at the Highline, 7/25 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/21/2010
BabyDoll - LOVE Taylor Hicks!!! He's a fabulous performer, don't miss these concerts!! He's really fun LIVE!! Taylor is looking good! America Voted Right - He's My Favorite American Idol!!!!

Versión en concierto de 'Flor de Nit' en Barcelona 2010/07/21
Posted: 7/21/2010
Miguel Ángel - Sólo se podrá acudir con invitación? No hay manera de comprar una entrada??

THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WAY Makes NY Premiere 8/14 At NY Int'l Fringe Fest 2010/07/21
Posted: 7/21/2010
Daria - Saw this brilliant play here in Los Angeles and am glad that East Coast audiences now get to experience it as well!

Taylor Hicks Launches National Tour at the Highline, 7/25 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/21/2010
Marian - Would love to see Taylor appear in concert again in Birmingham, AL. He puts on a fantastic show, and really gives his all to his audience.

Synthesized Music on Bway - Can You Tell the Difference? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/21/2010
Zanna - During the overture to "South Pacific" when the music swells and that entire live orchestra rises out of the pit, it knocks you over and takes your breath away. THAT moment in the theatre could NEVER be synthesized.

THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH Opens NVA's Season 10, Opens 7/31 2010/06/29
Posted: 7/21/2010
Richie - I would love to buy a DVD release of the play. Do you plan on filming a live performance? richie95@hotmail.com

PIAZZA's Guttel to Compose for HBO's 'Miraculous' Pilot Starring Butz, LuPone, Langella et al. 2
Posted: 7/21/2010
EJ_2010 - Reidel called it Sondheim, but sounds like a Rodgers tell-all.

Cortland Repertory Theatre Presents BRIGADOON 7/28-8/14 2010/07/19
Posted: 7/21/2010
Anon - Whohoo! Emily Brockway is amazing. Get to see this!

PIAZZA's Guttel to Compose for HBO's 'Miraculous' Pilot Starring Butz, LuPone, Langella et al. 2
Posted: 7/21/2010
Brian - Is it my imagination..but isn't it Adam GUETTEL?

BOOK SPOTLIGHT - THEATER GEEK: The Real Life Drama of a Summer at Stagedoor Manor, the Famous Perfor
Posted: 7/21/2010
Stagedoor Fan - There is something special about Stagedoor that is hard to put a finger on. The buildings are kind of run down, the dorms are HOT and crowded, some of the basement theaters smell moldy, but there is some sort of special love there that that creates a magically supportive and hard-working environment that can only be trickling down from the people who run it. Cindy, Debra, Barb, Konnie,....and many more are pieces of a puzzle that when put together are amazing. STAGEDOOR ROCKS!!!

Taylor Hicks Launches National Tour at the Highline, 7/25 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/21/2010
Vicki Gentry - Oh Taylor...I want to come see you but my husband has been layed off from his job and I can't afford to come. I'll be with you in spirit though. I did get to see you once in Tampa Florida when I was visiting my cousin. You are my favorite American Idol EVER!! I live in a small town called Lenoir in NC (just a little over an hour from Charlotte). Bring your tour to Charlotte sometime and maybe by then I can afford to come there. SOUL PATROL!!

Synthesized Music on Bway - Can You Tell the Difference? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/21/2010
SayWhat - I want to SEE and HEAR the orchestra. I do not go to any musicals with no REAL orchestra.

Globetrotters to Play Historic Game On Ice in Central Park 2/9 2010/02/01
Posted: 7/21/2010
jud Murphy - when will the harlem globtrotters be coming to ct or massachusetts ? 2011 ? Judi Murphy

Joes Pub Announces Olatuja Project 8/12, Irka Matteo Band 8/14 & More 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/21/2010
Henry Brown - Also performing in NYC at Gramercy Theatre on 8/4 is Leela James! Tickets are available at http://www.livenation.com/event/000044A6E97F88F0?.... Hope to see you there!

LOVE NEVER DIES Blog: A Very Acrobatic Warm Up - Part Two 2010/07/21
Posted: 7/21/2010
CARLOTTA ROJAS - Boring. Very phatetic. LOVE NEVER DIES = LLOYD WEBBER DIES.

InDepth InterView: Julie Andrews Talks Despicable Me, Obama, GLEE, Hollywood & More! 2010/07/21
Posted: 7/21/2010
bill goulding - i loved when Julie asked one her daughter's high school singing chums if she was going to sing any "Rodgers & Hammerstein" and she did not have a clue who they were!!! I recently met a young man who told me he was interested in pursuing a singing career. I made him a CD containing songs by my favorite singers who I feel are geniuses (Garland, Sinatra, Bassey, Peggy Lee, etc.) and told him to give a listen and study their flawless phrasing and vocal abilities. I ran into him a month later and asked him what he thought of the CD. He told me "I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet" however I noticed he was "texting" someone for about five minutes I am sure about absolute foolishness. The majority of these youngsters have no sense of any musical history and could care less about sharpening their skills by just listening and studying the musical greats (and I include Dame Julie in this category of musical giants). Instead of texting all day give a listen to Sinatra's expert phrasing in any song he performs, etc. etc.

InDepth InterView: Julie Andrews Talks Despicable Me, Obama, GLEE, Hollywood & More! 2010/07/21
Posted: 7/21/2010
Sharon - I became a devoted Julie fan at age 7 when Mary Poppins was released, and remain so till this day! I think it is wondeful that Julie is still so successfully involved in so many different projects. My own daughter, now 11, is a big Julie fan too. We share a love for Julie and her work and that is very special to me. Thank you for such a great interview!

InDepth InterView: Julie Andrews Talks Despicable Me, Obama, GLEE, Hollywood & More! 2010/07/21
Posted: 7/21/2010
Anneke Muller - That was one fantastic interview...the best since long!!! So you know: even in The Netherlands there are very devoted fans of Dame Julie Andrews and that's for this reason: She IS and will always be a very special very modest lady, and in her profession that's not always easy to find!! So THANKS FOR THIS WONDERFUL INTERVIEW! Anneke Muller, The Netherlands

InDepth InterView: Julie Andrews Talks Despicable Me, Obama, GLEE, Hollywood & More! 2010/07/21
Posted: 7/21/2010
Tim - Just adore Jooles.....the last Star ! from the golden age of Hollwood, Broadway, London and televison. I hope you meet her Aileen, it's an experience you will never forget. Cheers Tim

Synthesized Music on Bway - Can You Tell the Difference? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/21/2010
Robert Wills - If people can't tell the difference, we may as well let the performers lipsynch the songs to a tape. I'm sure they would be of acceptable quality. It would save the performers voices. The producers could pay them less and charge us less. I'm all for it, right? "The theater is so much more". Exactly. that's why we need live musicians in the pit.. Forget the amplification. Let's have quality sound, not quantity sound.

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill Announces Upcoming Events, 7/19-12/31 2010/07/19
Posted: 7/21/2010
ANDY - yeah , i have buy uggboots on your website ! it is really high quality with proper price . i like it !

InDepth InterView: Julie Andrews Talks Despicable Me, Obama, GLEE, Hollywood & More! 2010/07/21
Posted: 7/21/2010
umfi37 - Let me say, thank you, thank you, thank you for this interview! As a life-long Julie fan, I read a ton of her interviews but rarely do I come across one as well-researched and just plain brilliant as this one! It was incredible! Oh, and I'm a Star! fan, too!

InDepth InterView: Julie Andrews Talks Despicable Me, Obama, GLEE, Hollywood & More! 2010/07/21
Posted: 7/21/2010
tess - I adore Julie Andrews.. God Blesss her with so much success in the future..cheers! tess

Playhouse on the Square Presents HAIRSPRAY 6/25-27 2010/06/21
Posted: 7/21/2010
Friend of Arts - I saw this show and there is no mention of the powerful voice of Jackie Murray. She played a MARVELOUS Motormouth Maybelle and should have been mentioned in this article.

Tony Orlando Is Steppin? Out To The St. George Theatre For A Benefit Concert 9/10 2009/08/06
Posted: 7/21/2010
cheryl fisher - I always loved your music, and remember all the words to Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree. Its good to see your still performing. love yah Cheryl

InDepth InterView: Julie Andrews Talks Despicable Me, Obama, GLEE, Hollywood & More! 2010/07/21
Posted: 7/21/2010
Aileen A. Beato - Dame Julie Andrews is the best actress there is!!! The perfect example of woman of elegance and talent!!!! Oh, how I wish I will have the chance to meet her!!!

Broadway Blog - Write for BroadwayWorld International 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/21/2010
PastorErnst - If you ever need more writers for Canada - Ontario (Toronto/GTA), let me know! I am interested.

GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy Rewrites Charice's Episodes? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/21/2010
dan - people took this negative especially because she's set to appear on Glee. more than showcasing the cast's musical/acting prowess, the show has done a real great job in teaching people of all ages to embrace who and what they are. rachel berry (lea michele), in one episode even expresses how proud she was of not getting a nosejob just like her idol barbra streisand. and i bet the casting directors offered the role to her for her talent and natural looks. the girl tries hard to fight the fame monster, but that move (botox whether for cosmetic or purely medical purposes), especially publicizing it, did more harm than good. and i so agree with quiapo (netizen), "what oprah spent years building, vicki belo destroyed with a single botox procedure." i still hope, though, that her real talent would overshadow this controversy in time.

The Broadway League Joins Harlem Chamber of Commerce For HARLEM WEEK 7/25 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/21/2010
Jen - Chambers can keep their members updated about their activities by creating their business communities on www.nualerts.com - 14 chambers including Berkeley Chamber are using nualerts to offer members incredible marketing exposure. Check out our Chambers on Social Media report at http://tinyurl.com/348z83m

Funeral Services For Larry Keith To Be Held 7/22 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/21/2010
Miriyam Gevirtz - Larry was a good friend and a gem of a person. He had a wonderful sense of humor, a generous heart, and a serious side that made him a great soul. One of the lights of the world has gone out. We'll miss him. Miriyam (formerly Maureen) Gevirtz, first wife of Larry's good friend, the late Stanley Gevirtz. I think they are telling jokes in heaven. My condolences to Larry's family and friends.

Australian Musical THE SAPPHIRES to Big Screen Treatment 2010/06/03
Posted: 7/21/2010
Irene Jimbidie - My name is Irene Jimbidie and I am a student from Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. I am studying at the University of Technology Sydney. I was very honoured to attend the 'The Sapphires' show in Sydney on my last block in May thanks to Stella who also is studying the same course as myself. The ladies looked gorgeous in their costumes, and THE VOICES of these ladies, soooo beautiful. I had never heard of the four sisters prior to this show. Hope more Aboriginal stories are brought out in the open for the Australian public to learn about our history and our talents. I can't wait for 'The Sapphires' to hit our screens soon. I am actually trying to get one of my daughters to be in this feature film.

Australian Musical THE SAPPHIRES to Big Screen Treatment 2010/06/03
Posted: 7/21/2010
Irene Jimbidie - My name is Irene Jimbidie and I am an Aboriginal student from Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley region of Western Australia studying at the University of Technology Sydney. I was so honoured to attend The Sapphires show on my last block study in Sydney in May thanks to Stella who lives in Sydney and is studying in the same course as myself. What a wonderful story and the girls looked so gorgeous in their costumes, and THE VOICE of these ladies, so beautiful. I never heard of this story before of the 4 sisters. Hope more Aboriginal stories can be brought out for the Australian public to know about our history and our talents. I can't wait for the feature film to hit our screens and I'm actually trying to audition one of my girls for a role in the film.

Variety on Lloyd Webber's Plans For 'OZ' 2009/04/25
Posted: 7/21/2010
ed m - Don't agree with the above comments. People said the same about making a sequel to Phantom and it's out now and it's terrific. I expect ALW's Oz will be great too.

Actor Larry Keith Dies At Age 79 2010/07/19
Posted: 7/21/2010
Jonathan Brody - I'm so sad to hear of Larry's passing. Condolences to you Lisa. I was in Titanic with Larry and he was such a talent, such a pro and such a nice guy. I'm sorry to say I hadn't seen him for a number of years, but will hold on to the fond memories I have of him. The fondest of all being the beautiful kiddush he sang at the seder I hosted in the basement of the Lunt Fontanne while we were in previews, it brought a tear to my eye then and the memory warms my heart!!

GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy Rewrites Charice's Episodes? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/21/2010
NoBotox - I like Charice but because of what she did I think it will also be ok if Glee drops her. Imagine some little girl who look up to her would immediately think that you have to have cosmetic procedure done to you to get something good life (considering there is no parental supervision which is a common thing). Oh well... what's done is done. Let's just wait and see.

Synthesized Music on Bway - Can You Tell the Difference? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/21/2010
amanda - personally my untrained ear can't tell the difference. in theory i'm not thrilled to be paying just as much to hear a "digital orchestra" instead of actual musicians but it won't stop me from going to see shows. Going to see a broadway musical is not just about the orchestra...it's about the script, performances, cast, lyrics, music, sets, atmosphere, etc. If synthesized music gives the producers the ability to offer cheaper seats, or to keep a show running longer...I'd prefer the experience (if for some a somewhat diminished experience) over nothing. I understand the anger and upset this decision has caused, and I feel terrible for the hard-working musicians who are being replaced by machines. In a perfect world I would love a full orchestra because I'm sure for some that could make or break their theatrical experience but for this audience member the theater is so much more.

'Masterchef' Starts Cooking in the USA, 7/27 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/21/2010
JANEEN - I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A COOKING COMPETITION SUCH AS THIS, I AM HOPING TO APPLY FOR THE NEXT ONE!!!

CIRCUMCISE ME To Play Final Performance 6/27 At Bleecker Street Theater 2010/06/02
Posted: 7/21/2010
fran - Will you be apprearing in other cities? If so, when and where (plese send me your schedule) thank you - fran3474@aol.com

Elizabeth A. Davis & More Join Cast Of WOLVES At 59E59, Previews 8/4 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
bencikanek - Read more about the cast here: http://kidswithguns.com/meet-the-cast-of-wolves

Taylor Hicks Launches National Tour at the Highline, 7/25 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
sisymay - whew!!! Hot pic!!

Taylor Hicks Launches National Tour at the Highline, 7/25 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
giovanna - Ditto, sisymay!!

GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy Rewrites Charice's Episodes? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
EYA - My husband and I are true admirers of this young talent. Charice, as lyrics in one of the a popular song says "stay as sweet as you are." You,ll go far this way.

Photo Flash: Kanye West Visits The King Tut Exhibit 2010/07/07
Posted: 7/20/2010
suzyNJ - why is this news? why is this on "BroadwayWorld"?

BWW Recap: 'Broadway Winners' with Baldwin, Kudisch, Gemignani and More! 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
Jim Sergio - It's odd that this review omits the amazing performances of Christina Bianco, as well as Bill Daugherty and John Easterlin. Those who were there that night , as well as those that have seen other reviews of the event, know that this Broadway World review was a bit perfunctory, to say the least. Also the concert is part of the Summer Broadway Festival series, not the Cabaret Festival, which is coming in October. "That is all."

Girten Hosts 10th Annual Mookie Jam at Lincoln Hall, 7/28 2010/07/19
Posted: 7/20/2010
Kir - I have been to many JAMS and they are always a blast! The line up this year looks AMAZING!!!

Actor Larry Keith Dies At Age 79 2010/07/19
Posted: 7/20/2010
Dawn Nickerson Fox - I was about to leave a condolence message about Larry, when i looked up and saw the name Abba Bogin. Hello Abba You were musical director for a show I did called "Riverwind"!! What a wonderful time we had! I live in Florida now. Life is good. Are you on Facebook? Best regards and hugs Dawn Nickerson Fox

GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy Rewrites Charice's Episodes? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
Oliver Oliveros - Valid insights, guys.

Legacy Theatre Offers Children's Musical Theatre Summer Camp, Annie to Play 7/9-8/1 2010/07/19
Posted: 7/20/2010
olivia - omg! this is just what i am looking for! please contact me about this! i would love to be in this next year!

Beach Boys, Turtles et al. Set for Annual Seaside Summer Concert Series, 7/22 2010/07/16
Posted: 7/20/2010
Bill Tumilty - When are the Turtles coming to perform in Atlanta, Georgia? They're one of my favorite groups of all time.

A CHORUS LINE Special: 'My Inner Cassie'
Posted: 7/20/2010
Lee - She was in the highly successful "high school musical" and its sequels. Ms. Reed is getting the last laugh now on her critics from back then,

Photo Coverage: Kellie Martin Promotes TV Movie 'The Jensen Project' in New York 2010/07/14
Posted: 7/20/2010
Don Treact - The first, two-part, episode has taken all year to deconstruct. When Jessica is with "feminist interviewer" or Kat Sawyer-Young, the latter leaks the plot, causing Jessica to say, "I don't think you should......people......stop the tape!" What's missing is Sawyer-Young saying, "I can't, I don't know how it works!!!!!!!!!!!" This requires then that there be a "Kansas" to Jessica. The bet's that her "Kansas" is her novels not being made to "congeal" in homes. One confirmation: When P-I Baxingale says to Jessica, "You do murder well," she says, "Thank you, I think." Captain Caleb helps her at his yacht: "What an unexpected pleasure!" So why the victim?

Synthesized Music on Bway - Can You Tell the Difference? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
Joseph - This is disgusting... I won't even dignify this by listening. If it didn't make a difference they why not just put up a big screen at the Palace Theatre and show the film version of West Side Story for $130 a seat every night. This is sending a message that the pit "musicians" in a live "musical" are not as important as those on stage which is despicable! There should be no debate about this at all! If you the producers are selling a Live Show then that is what they are selling! A LIVE show. If I want to see people singing to Synthesized music I can go watch Karaoke for free. It is sad enough that they are eliminating musicians left and right from pits all over Broadway, thus reducing the sound you are paying to hear, but now to actually replace them with synth is just downright unacceptable!

Photo Coverage: Julie Andrews Holds Book Signing 2010/07/11
Posted: 7/20/2010
Anya - I am looking forward to lots of future work from her daughter, Emma. It is wonderful that such a team works well together and contribute to humanity and the arts. I wish I could have been at any of the signings within the past 10 years. Oh well, someday. LOTS OF WELL WISHES ! ! : )

Marcia Samuels Productions Presents TELL HELL I AIN'T COMIN', Opens 9/15 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
Damita Cox - This play is riveting. The first time I saw it I wanted to know why the Bishop was in Hell. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. Everyone should see this play. Pastor Cox

Epic Theatre Ensemble Launches 9th Season With MAHIDA'S EXTRA KEY TO HEAVEN Starring Hope, Pawk & M
Posted: 7/20/2010
tiksch - Does anyone know a unicycle teacher for my 8-year-old son in Brooklyn?

MADAME PASCAL Plays The Nuyorican Poets Cafe 7/31, 8/1 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
Eric - Hey, Adam heard about this and he says he's extremely flattered!

BBC's 'Doctor Who' Ends Season on High Note, 7/17 2010/06/30
Posted: 7/20/2010
sam - Seriously only 13 episodes please after all the wait. We should not have to put up with this they need us people should walk on shows that make us wait a year or two for half a season. I'm done

MADAME PASCAL Plays The Nuyorican Poets Cafe 7/31, 8/1 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
Megg - What?

GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy Rewrites Charice's Episodes? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
Marilou Wolf - Poor Charice. We like you for your talent and naturalness. It is really a turn off having this negative publicity. I wish you well all the time. Tell your mom not to succumb to all kinds of pressure that might affect your career. Don't let other people use you for their own benefits and publicity. Your mom should decide based on what is good for you. You don't owe your success to these people. You owe it to GOD and to yourself and to Oprah who sincerely would want to help you. I hope you learned your lesson. This is your life not theirs. Try if you could, lessen your time in the Philippines. You need to focus here. God bless and more success. Keep up the good works!

BOOK SPOTLIGHT - THEATER GEEK: The Real Life Drama of a Summer at Stagedoor Manor, the Famous Perfor
Posted: 7/20/2010
Shawn - I'm working at Stagedoor right now! Quite an amazing place.

Photo Coverage: Kellie Martin Promotes TV Movie 'The Jensen Project' in New York 2010/07/14
Posted: 7/20/2010
Don Treact - I apologize, as James Bond said to Goldfinger. The eight postings did suddenly jump into place back at the change in cast for "Night Music." So: it remains an inspired web site! It's good not to be Goldfinger in that. He so often has the lead on Bond's thinking. Bond: "I've been doing some math, Goldfinger. The gold bars each weigh, there are, you'll have two hours max." So one comes in as if Goldfinger like this: "Who said I was going to view each Jessica Fletcher episode?" "But, if not viewed........................"

SHREK THE MUSICAL Comes To Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre 7/13 2010/07/13
Posted: 7/20/2010
Rebecca - We show Shrek the Musical in N.Y.C. just days before it closed. it was terrific! We are very excited to head to Chicago this August to see it again!

Esposito, Pettignano Lead SWINGIN' ITALIANO! At Patsy's Italian Restaurant 7/13 2010/07/06
Posted: 7/20/2010
Jeanette - What about Patsy's other son Sal, Joe's Brother?

GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy Rewrites Charice's Episodes? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
ufo2005 - Agree with everyone. Many in P.I does not have a good intention for her. They want to pull her down so here ya go. They got it! She will move on and learn and she should stay in US. To all the haters...Thanks for the publicity... you will suffer as a crab and charice will move on with lots of $$$. To Dr. Belo... hypocrite wishing you more problems and sickness in life. Never did this but I'm tired of P.I crabs and elites.

Actor Larry Keith Dies At Age 79 2010/07/19
Posted: 7/20/2010
Abba Bogin - I was Musical Director for a number of shows that Larry was in, and we became very close friends. One of his most marvelous portrayals was Nathan Detroit, in a USO package of "Guys & Dolls" that went to Vietnam in 1967, and I was honored to provide the music. Larry was a true gentleman and a distinguished actor. His passing is a great loss for all of us.

Dateline Presents AMERICA NOW: CHILDREN OF THE HARVEST 7/18 2010/07/01
Posted: 7/20/2010
south tx - I echo everything you mentioned , SL Amodio, except for families being undocumented. Due to migrant families traveling from one part of the country to another, most are documented.

THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS Plays on Notre Dame Campus, 8/12-8/29 2010/07/16
Posted: 7/20/2010
Peter Davis - The cast is superb, and quite able to deliver Ken's sophisticated and amusing story about disaffected 20-something Preppies trying to grow up.

Photo Coverage: Shaiman & Whittman Lead Inaugural MTI & Freddie G Theatre Experience 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
Joyce Harris - I can't even imagine how fabulous this must be. Such lucky teachers and students, bravo MTI and Freddie Gershon, what a fantastic oportunity.

GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy Rewrites Charice's Episodes? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
vaf - This is my personal opinion - I am a Fil-Am and have noticed that majority of the contests of which beauty is irrelevant, judges tend to lean on more "beautiful" face, "beautiful" stature and "beautiful" social status, than talent. I wonder - is this why Charice got 3rd place only in that forgotten contest? I wonder where the 1st placer now?

BOOK SPOTLIGHT - THEATER GEEK: The Real Life Drama of a Summer at Stagedoor Manor, the Famous Perfor
Posted: 7/20/2010
Bobby - I just read this book during some down time in the week and literally could not put it down. Not only does it capture almost all the aspects of a summer at Stagedoor Manor but it captures a summer at any theatre sleep-away camp. Anyone who has been to a camp like stagedoor or plans to send a loved one there, treat yourself to this book. Bobby at http://aclassactny.com

Winners Announced for SAMUEL FRENCH OFF OFF BROADWAY SHORT PLAY FEST 2010/07/19
Posted: 7/20/2010
Mike Amstutz - I was privileged to see the finals on Sunday and would add a 7th play to the winners list - Fan-Boy by Megan Sass. It was truly refreshing to see this new group of playwrites and their fantastic works. I have coached and taught high school theatre for 34 years and competitive speech for 29 years and feel refreshed and encouraged that the new caliber of playwrites out there are producing quality material! I can't wait to purchase hard copies of these plays-. I wish my colleagues in northern Ohio could have been present for the finals. Truly amazing. Thank you Samuel French and company for continuing this rich competition!

Seth Rogen to Play 'Lonny' in ROCK OF AGES Film? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
Doctor Monkeybone - I could buy Rogen as a good Dennis, but not Lonny- Lonny has to have the rock chops of a pro to anchor the show, as he gets some tricky material. Plus, the Lonny/Dennis team was inspired by, if not written for, the rock and roll bromance team of Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D, and Gass was among the first to play Dennis. If they aren't at least TRYING to get Jack Black, something seems off.

'Grease' Director Kleiser Talks Sing-Along & Film's New Songs 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
Dante M. - The original finale song was actually titled "All Choked Up".

GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy Rewrites Charice's Episodes? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
@jan_mnl - It is a bad example and sends the wrong message to all youngsters and her fans. Why the need to enhance her looks (whether cosmetic or non-invasive)? What is wrong with a naturally round face? What does that message about her face shape to a teen's self-esteem? Glee is about the outcasts. Those who are not accepted in the mainstream because they are different. Charice should have celebrated her uniqueness. It sad that Charice's handlers succumbed to the pressure and superficiality of Hollywood. She is 18. She should have been advised well. Now this incident can be traumatizing for such a young girl, and this could have all been avoided.

GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy Rewrites Charice's Episodes? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
AnthonyAg - On the day that Lindsey Lohan goes to jail, this is news? an 18 yr old gets botox treatment for haw muscle pain and the scrutiny and controversy revolves around making her pretty for a part? I miss the days when sex tapes (Kim KArdashian), nude phots scandals (Nicole Ritchie, Vanessa Hudgens, Megan Fox ) , drug driving scandals, bi-sexual news (Anna Paquin) and sex addiction (Tiger Woods, Steve Philipps) make the top of the news.

Photo Flash: The Muny Presents CATS 2010/07/19
Posted: 7/20/2010
Rachel - Cats was my first ever Broadway show!!! Granted it was a traveling show, but still! It's the first one I ever saw live & thus started my addiction! YAY CATS!!!!!!!!!!

Young Vic Presents THE QUEEN OF LEENANE July 15- August 21 2010/07/15
Posted: 7/20/2010
Paddy McCaffrey - I went to see this play last night expecting me sides to be splitting with the laughter but I didn't laff once, not even a titter. There were lots of other people laffin but at what I don't know. Sure it was a decent enough play and I thought quite tragic, especially the references to the shite that Irish people had to put up with in the old days when they had to come over to England to find work. But as far as a comedy, I could see and hear a lot of well-heeled middle-class English people laffin but not convincingly enough. Just because a play is supposed to be funny doesn't mean it is, well not to everyone anyway. I was disappointed and wish I'd stayed at home with the auld missus who wasn't interested in seeing it in the first place and how right she was.

Caleb Deschanel to Direct BURNING IN CHINA At FringeNYC, Opens 8/17 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
Robert Wills - I cannot believe Caleb Deschanel was not Oscar nominated for his cinematography in The Black Stallion. What a travesty! Definitely one of Oscar's many mistakes. That movie is a masterpiece on the basis of the cinematography alone.

BOOK SPOTLIGHT - THEATER GEEK: The Real Life Drama of a Summer at Stagedoor Manor, the Famous Perfor
Posted: 7/20/2010
Lexi - Yay Stagedoor! <3

World's Largest Billboard of Post-It Notes and Student Art Exhibition Presented, 8/3-6 2010/07/19
Posted: 7/20/2010
somebody - isnt the contest over??? who won???

TWITTER WATCH: SPIDEY'S Carney: 'It's finally happening!!' 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
wonderwaiter - In other news, Lindsay Lohan successfully completed all of her alcohol awareness classes, NOM protesters have no spelling errors on their protest signs, and unicorns are becoming increasingly popular modes of transportation.

Photo Coverage: ROBIN AND THE 7 HOODS Plays the Old Globe Thru 8/22 2010/07/16
Posted: 7/20/2010
briannna - WILL IS GOING TO LEVAVE BILY NOT BEFORE AUGAUST 4 MY MOM , DAD, TOMMY LOVED HIM FORM RENT AS ROGER

Warlow to Star in Australian Premiere of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
CARLOTTA ROJAS - Oh! The logo is similar to The Pirate Queen but in winter!

GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy Rewrites Charice's Episodes? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
laurel - It's a shame if she had this done for cosmetic reason or as a publicity stunt. She's a beautiful young girl who has just reinforced the idea of not being happy with who you are and doing what you can to change your appearance. She wasn't hired because of her looks, she was hired because of her voice. And if indeed she has jaw pain and requires botox to help control the pain, then she has bigger problems. If your pain is bad enough to require this procedure, than how long will her singing career last before she can no longer sing without pain? And what about getting insurance for a tour? I'm sure a known jaw problem will increase the premiums on any tour you may do.

ABC Family Moves 'Make It or Break It' to Tuesdays, 7/13 2010/07/01
Posted: 7/20/2010
Jenna - Hannah, you don't know what you're talking about. Tuesday nights are a great time slot, almost as good as Thursday.

GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy Rewrites Charice's Episodes? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
maya macaya - Agree with Filam and flip, its a big deal in the US, image is being protected and carefully orchestrated. If this issue lingers, I will not be surprised if Glee drops her from the season 2 as guest. They do that in the US, when star brings in too much negative publicity. I still love her and will support her album & glee appearance but not her antics. Glee is a show that promotes positive image to the young generation, do you think her stunt with botox is a positive message to Glee fans?

Bravo Ratings Soar Amongst 18-49 Demographic 2010/07/12
Posted: 7/20/2010
lnwyd - Oh, yikes. WANGA ratings are in "double digit growth in all key demos"? I don't suppose that's for any of the right reasons, such as a genuine interest in art? All I can say is, next time round, dump See-moan and China and get some editors and producers who know a little something about art and art history and also care. Maybe hire a handful of consultants to help articulate the challenges and set the criteria for judges, too--and pull some of those consultants and judges from somewhere beyond Manhattan Island.

GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy Rewrites Charice's Episodes? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
sarsman - I came accross this hole in the ground , I know its deep and to find out how deep it is I tossed a coin and waited till it reached the bottom, I prefer this cosmetology thing , rather than a sex scandal maybe or anything worst to find out how famous Charice really is. I saw the coverage and it was candid and honest , it must be a management decision . Charice and company are smart enough for this move, after all shes gotten this far.

GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy Rewrites Charice's Episodes? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
jang - stupid belo

Cuccioli to Direct Westchester Broadway Theatre's JEKYLL AND HYDE; Opens 9/30 2010/06/17
Posted: 7/20/2010
Chris - Too bad Robert is not going to star in the role. He was the best Jekyll and Hyde !

President Obama Salutes Broadway 2010/07/19
Posted: 7/20/2010
Buffalo Bill - Wow, as a current M.A. student in Theatre history at CUNY, I am thrilled at the President's apt and informed admission that Broadway musicals challenge stereotypes and shape our opinions. Bravo!

CATS in Manila to Feature Tony Winner Lea Salonga as 'Grizabella', Begins Run 7/24/2010 2009/11/03
Posted: 7/20/2010
Rodjay - LOLs! That was downright hilarious! No offense to Noranians everywhere, but Nora isn't a topnotch stage actress...her light (used to) shine(s) elsewhere.....The stage belongs to and is rightfully Lea's.... =)

GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy Rewrites Charice's Episodes? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
Alma - actually, its THE doctor that should be criticized. honestly! anything for free publicity! she has no shame!

GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy Rewrites Charice's Episodes? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
FlipItOnce - Unfortunately, Charice and her handlers may have fallen victim to Dr. Belo's "charm". It is possible that Charice may initially have been interested only in some minor acne treatment and facials, but the controversial doctor may have talked her and her handlers into having this "thermage" and botox procedures. With the presence of TV cameras and reporters, Dr. Belo may have thought, "what a great opportunity for tremendous free publicity! Doing and explaining the procedures in front of TV cameras clearly made the doctor's selfish intentions pretty obvious."... The sad thing, though, is that people say Dr. Belo is Charice's baptismal godmother... I think that, rather than being too harsh on the 18-year-old singing sensation, we instead ought to be more understanding of the sequence of events that led to all this brouhaha... Of course, we still love Charice despite the botox and the thermage...

Dateline Presents AMERICA NOW: CHILDREN OF THE HARVEST 7/18 2010/07/01
Posted: 7/20/2010
SL Amodio - I watched this with a curiosity and first hand knowledge from the investigative perspective. This family who owns a home in both Texas and Minnesota is highly unusual. Most migrant families do not have that luxury in their permanent residence or their temporary one. Also, the family is one of legal residence in the US. That too is an exceptional situation. The hardships that are endured by the parents and children of the vast majority of migrant workers are much harsher than portrayed in this documentary. While it is good to bring attention to the people who are responsible for the food on our tables, there is more to this story in terms of suffering, uncertainty of work, substandard housing conditions, and wage theft.

Damiano, D'Arcy James, and Ripley Depart Next to Normal Tonight, 7/18 2010/07/18
Posted: 7/20/2010
briannna - IF DAN AN DINA ARENT GOOD IT WILL CLOSE , I MISS ALICE

GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy Rewrites Charice's Episodes? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
@dwightschmidt - cant wait to see her on Glee : ) Stay strong charice, you are awesome...we are waiting for you here in europe!

GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy Rewrites Charice's Episodes? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
Robert - yeah, blown out of proportion...people who criticize her for undergoing the procedure are such hypocrites. If given a chance to improve one's appearance for FREE (courtesy of the doctor herself) they would go for it. People just like to talk crap about celebrities because they are just jealous.

GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy Rewrites Charice's Episodes? 2010/07/20
Posted: 7/20/2010
FilAmMN - I'm not sure who handles Charice in the Philippines but if she wants to really make it in the U.S., she should stay here for a while. This nonesense about doing botox only benefits her cosmetologist and not her -- in the U.S. real singers have publicists that control their image and whenever she goes to the Philippines, that image falls apart due to comments made by the people around her who only want to see their name on TMZ, E online and other American entertainment websites. Charice, there's a reason why Americans like you -- you have talent, regardless or how you look. Unfortunately, in the Philippines (yes, I'm Filipino American and know the entertainment industry there) physical appearance always rules the day -- and that's too bad. Go back to the U.S. you have to work hard but you have fighting chance of making it over here!

Off-Broadway Play MIRACLE IN RWANDA Premieres In Manila, 7/14-7/22 2010/07/11
Posted: 7/20/2010
ROILL - I LOVE YOU ! HOW STRONG A WOMAN LIKE YOU THAT I CAN FIND IN THIS WORLD WITH A STRONG FAITH TO GOD WITH A BIG HEART AND LOVE! I ADMIRE YOU SO MUCH! YOU ARE THE KIND OF WOMAN I AM LOOKING FOR .... FOR LIFE WITH FULL OF FAITH IN GOD!! I HOPE YOU NEVER CHANGE....BE STILL! I HOPE THAT YOU ARE FREE FOR FRIENDSHIP TO SOMEONE LIKE ME......THANKS!

Andrew Lloyd Webber Talks Tim Rice, Wizard of Oz & More 2010/07/17
Posted: 7/20/2010
philip - Not ONE musical is really necessary. TV shows are not really necessary. Taking a plane is not really necessary, ... and the list goes on. I wonder what these people with a personal vendetta against Love Never Dies do all day, except for feeling completely miserable because there's a musical running in London they do not like. How do these people cope with REAL problems in life ??

'Damages' Relocates to DirecTV for 4th and 5th Seasons, Summer '12 2010/07/19
Posted: 7/20/2010
Jason - The third season was fantastic with sublime performances from Lily Tomlin, Martin Short, and Campbell Scott. It also tied up the other seasons quite perfectly.

Photo Coverage: Gonzalez, Abraham et al. Sing Neil Berg at Feinstein's 2010/07/19
Posted: 7/20/2010
Suzanne Du Charme - My husband and I were in the house for this incredible performance. We've know Neil for many years, having worked together back in the day, and were so thrilled to see him make his debut at Feinstein's. The evening crackled with exciting talent and some surprise guests of Broadway and film fame. What an amazing debut! Congratulations to Neil, his beautiful and talented wife, Broadway star Rita Harvey, and the entire star-studded cast. May this be the first of many sold-out performances by Neil Berg and company at the finest supper club in New York!

Mad World Productions Presents WHEN IT RAINS GASOLINE & TAPE 2010/07/09
Posted: 7/20/2010
Nuckey Moses - This looks awesome!!! Especially the cast!!! I am so excited to see Emily Bordignon. I have been following her career for some time now and she is quite the impressive actress. Already one of the best actresses in Hollywood!!!

Too Darn Hot! - A @BroadwayGirlNYC Contest 2010/07/15
Posted: 7/20/2010
Minkey84 - Ha! Just this morning I was listening to In The Heights in an aim to warm up while I walked to work. (It's winter down where I am!)

Dateline Presents AMERICA NOW: CHILDREN OF THE HARVEST 7/18 2010/07/18
Posted: 7/20/2010
Ken Randall - Thanks Nick - exactly the point - not only do they NOT BOTHER to learn our language but they are forcing our hard-working families to get more student loans while they drain the taxpayers for their higher education and also those coveted spots in the colleges from our children too. We all know most of them are not legal, even though the program claims the Spanish-speaking family was. I am only third generation Slovenian - no signs or translators in my families' native language & my grandparents spoke fluent English in their community in an appropriate amount of time - always working honest jobs, not illegally working their children, paying their bills & income taxes. We are paying for this mass exodus from the Latin Countries and our children's children will also be paying for this barrage on our country from these illegal immigrants.

Damiano, D'Arcy James, and Ripley Depart Next to Normal Tonight, 7/18 2010/07/18
Posted: 7/20/2010
Tony - Alice Ripley and Jennifer Domiano will be highly missed, I've seen this show about 15 times, Alice & Jennifer were the main reason for my return. Megan is great she'll do a fine job as Natalie. Really sorry I couldn't attend their final performance. My best wishes for all their future endeavors.

Actor Larry Keith Dies At Age 79 2010/07/19
Posted: 7/20/2010
Lisa Korn - I am heartened by all the wonderful thoughts by so many people. My father was a force in my life, and seeing how he touched so many truly helps me feel uplifted. Susan Green, you helped him when he had his accident in Titanic. I am forever grateful.


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