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New Hadestown Casting  Aug 15 2023, 01:28:53 PM

I've heard Reeve has some vacation dates coming up but haven't heard any details - does anyone have any info? I'd love to revisit this beautiful show but I cannot sit through Reeve's bewildering performance one more time. 


SPAMALOT To Play The St James This Fall  Aug 2 2023, 08:39:48 PM

AKarp2013 said: "Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this now the third 21st century musical to be revived on Broadway following The Color Purple and Caroline, or Change?"

Fourth, you forgot about Spring Awakening.


Sondheim's Final Musical HERE WE ARE will premiere at The Shed this fall (No, really!)  Jul 19 2023, 10:37:10 PM

Is this just your guess or do you have inside info? Based on the ages, I have a hard time believing Amber is Woman. Rachel Bay Jones and Tracie Bennett read much older than her (to me.)


Sondheim's Final Musical HERE WE ARE will premiere at The Shed this fall (No, really!)  Jul 19 2023, 09:47:26 PM

i'm guessing Amber Gray is Marianne, Rachel Bay Jones is Claudia, and Micaela Diamond is Fritz.

EDIT: Oops, forgot Tracie Bennet was a part of this. I'd say she is likely Claudia and Rachel Bay Jones is (likely) Woman. Or, vice versa. Fairly certain Amber is Marienne and Micaela is Fritz.



Hate that two of the roles don't have names. 


Sondheim's Final Musical HERE WE ARE will premiere at The Shed this fall (No, really!)  Jul 19 2023, 11:59:05 AM

Well, that was almost too easy! Going on October 13th!


Sondheim's Final Musical HERE WE ARE will premiere at The Shed this fall (No, really!)  Jul 19 2023, 11:43:52 AM

I'm right there with you, jkcohen626. Time is going by so slowly!!


Sondheim's Final Musical HERE WE ARE will premiere at The Shed this fall (No, really!)  Jul 17 2023, 11:57:17 AM

Do you all think that a membership will be required to get tickets to this? Or do you think I'll be safe waiting until general sale starts? I'm so much more nervous now looking at the cast, and I want to do everything I can to secure a ticket - any ticket, for that matter.


Sondheim's Final Musical HERE WE ARE will premiere at The Shed this fall (No, really!)  Jul 17 2023, 11:38:51 AM

Amber Gray in a Sondheim musical - there IS justice in the world!!! Simply divine. And I was nervous about getting tickets before. Oy vey.


Lea Michele as Fanny - Funny Girl  Jul 16 2023, 08:39:51 PM

Bear88 - you're really, really going to enjoy yourself. Lea is an absolute supernova on that stage. Not only is she in thrilling voice, but her comedic prowess is on full display. You can tell she has so clearly researched every detail about Fanny Brice's life and it all comes out of her. She leaves nothing for herself and gives it all to the audience - just like Fanny. I'm happy you've got tickets. I'm hoping to see Lea at least twice more before the show closes. 


Lea Michele as Fanny - Funny Girl  Jul 16 2023, 12:48:03 PM

Owen22 said: "What would the reaction be if Cynthia Erivo or Ashley Park were cast as Fanny Brice? Obviously, this would be a definitive case of color-blind casting that probably wouldn't get the attention a Hispanic girl's casting would. A lot of people would probably applaud. Why is that? A Cuban American is a person of color, isn't she? Do people think Hispanics have more opportunities?"

There are Black Jews. There are Korean Jews. There are Cuban Jews


Lea Michele as Fanny - Funny Girl  Jul 13 2023, 02:48:53 PM

jkcohen626 said: "ColorTheHours048 said: "TBlaxx’s point about casting LMM and Kristin Chenoweth in Parade feels the most logical here. While it may be true that non-Jews have played Leo and Lucille, in THIS production, it was important to cast Jewish actors to tell a story that is inextricably about those characters’ Jewishness. The same is true of this Funny Girl production. If they had no intention of only casting Jewish actors as Fanny, they shouldn’t h


Lea Michele as Fanny - Funny Girl  Jul 12 2023, 08:06:16 PM

Highland Guy said: "Penna2 said: "RippedMan said: "Ya'll are gonna get this poor girl fired from a huge, major, life changing role. Sucks."

That "poor girl" likely saw the call and said screw it. Whatever happens, her reputation is soiled and that's on her, nobody else.
"



BALDERDASH. Katerina McCrimmon was chosen to portray Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" because she was the best candidate.


Lea Michele as Fanny - Funny Girl  Jul 12 2023, 02:02:27 PM

SeanD2 said: "Kad said: "I never said Jewish representation of Fanny doesn’t matter. I never indicated that. I indicated that this is a situation that has no clear solution.


You are just contributing further to the noise without actually answering my question: how can casting prevent that situation from happening without breaking the law or putting actors in the uncomfortable position of confirming their racial/ethnic identity?
"

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Lea Michele as Fanny - Funny Girl  Jul 12 2023, 01:02:16 AM

attempting to hold a fully grown, adult woman with multiple professional credits accountable in something that is - by the casting team's notice - unacceptable is not anywhere near dragging her.

a lot of us are just trying to make sense out of this casting, which is why we're posting about it.

you really, really need to learn that words mean things. i have not seen one person on this board even attempt to "drag" her. 


Lea Michele as Fanny - Funny Girl  Jul 11 2023, 07:54:50 PM

Lea Michele is Jewish and has always identified as such, most commonly calling herself "half Jewish" in interviews - many of which are widely available for you to peruse. There is a video of her on Seth's Chatterbox where she talks about booking Fiddler and one day in rehearsal realizing that she was one of only three or four people in the cast who was actually Jewish - and although she said it with a joking cadence, she does mention feeling a little upset by that fact. I'm


Lea Michele as Fanny - Funny Girl  Jul 11 2023, 06:48:15 PM

well y'all fought really hard on this board a year ago saying that Beanie accepting the role was 100% her fault - at least her casting was authentic.

but sure, the grown ass adult actor who has a broadway credit under her belt and just got done doing Piazza at Encores not a month ago definitely needs to be defended for accepting a role that isn't hers to play. go off, babes!! defend your diva.


Lea Michele as Fanny - Funny Girl  Jul 11 2023, 06:32:12 PM

RippedMan said: "Totally agree with you.

But I also don't think they can legally - nor should they - ask your religious beliefs in an audition room.
"

indeed - although casting teams should do their due diligence when hiring people. and they did, i suppose. they included a note for casting Fanny, Emma, and Rose, which read (paraphrasing): specifically looking for actors of Jewish descent for (these) role(s). 

it's unfortunate, but about


Lea Michele as Fanny - Funny Girl  Jul 11 2023, 04:34:14 PM

The Distinctive Baritone said: "P.P.S. Lea Michele is CATHOLIC, but no one cares because she’s brilliant in the role."

Lea has ancestors who died in the holocaust. go **** yourself.


Ogunquit Singing in the Rain  Jul 9 2023, 08:55:07 PM

Dollypop said: "I saw Clayton in THE MUSIC MAN and he outshown every other actor I've seen play the role down through the years. In my opinion, he was the definitive Harold Hill."

Echoed entirely. Almost too damn good. Saw the show three times and my favorite was when it was Max and Sutton.


Liesl Tommy to direct musical adaptation of IMITATION OF LIFE with music by John Legend and a book by Lynn Nottage  Jun 26 2023, 04:17:45 PM

CoffeeBreak said: "This will be excellent. Perfect writer, composer and creative team for this.

The recent reading cast was superb.
"

Could you spill on who played Peola? This story/character means the world to me - would love to know who it was.


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