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Somewhat Baffling High Note Trends
 May 1 2024, 11:50:46 PM

It definitely has to do with the trend of popular music favoring higher and higher singing for both genders and composers don't write soprano roles anymore. 


Days of Wine and Roses to Close Early
 Mar 8 2024, 02:26:00 AM

RippedMan said: "Did they ever promote it on the talk shows?"

 

Yes and it sadly didn't work.

 


DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES Previews
 Jan 10 2024, 01:35:35 AM

Just from listening to the album, I think we needed more duets between them but it's very hard to connect the dots or understand the vision of the piece without seeing the show or reading a plot summary. 


DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES Previews
 Jan 5 2024, 09:54:16 PM

I wonder if this will get O'Hara her second Tony.


Is Days of Wine and Roses the early favorite for Best Original Score at the Tonys?
 Dec 27 2023, 11:27:09 PM

Yeah, I wish some of it could have been more accessible but frankly my biggest problem is the plot is completely lost on me when listening to just the score. I need some context, lol. 


Is Days of Wine and Roses the early favorite for Best Original Score at the Tonys?
 Dec 27 2023, 12:59:20 PM

Even if the show is snubbed in the Best Musical category, Adam Guettel could pull a JRB and win for the score, both because it's a comeback for him and because of it's quality although it isn't as accessible as Bridges IMO. Listening to the album right now and it's definitely growing on me with more repeated listenings but voters/audience members might not take the time to do that. Thoughts?

 

 


DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES releases original cast album on 12/15
 Dec 16 2023, 11:14:11 PM

I'm listening to it for the second time right now and it's good- definitely not as accessible as something like Bridges for example but still strong. Kelli is great as always. It reminds me of Sunday in the Park with George. 


Encores’ PIAZZA Transfering To Broadway?
 Jul 25 2023, 01:04:21 AM

I'm not sure why Kelli signed on to The Hours for 2024 when Days of Wine and Roses being transferred to Broadway is still a possibility. But it's only eight performances in May so it's not impossible for her to do both.


Isaac Butler NYT piece:
 Jul 20 2023, 03:25:15 AM

It was an off-topic comment but it's hard to be inspired for me right now.


Isaac Butler NYT piece:
 Jul 19 2023, 11:49:33 PM

Broadway needs better material- I've been less and less interested in shows for awhile now.


Patti LuPone: A Memoir
 Jul 19 2023, 03:54:53 PM

Yes, I think that added an extra dimension to it although Close was by no means washed up at the time of course. She fits Swanson type-wise too although she definitely brings her own presence to the role. Close had been nominated for an Oscar five times prior to her playing the part. Her most memorable nominations were for Dangerous Liaisons and especially Fatal Attraction.


Patti LuPone: A Memoir
 Jul 19 2023, 07:15:28 AM

I've been rereading the book for the millionth time and listening to the audiobook and it still holds up- she's hilarious and her honesty is very refreshing in a business where so many stars will always say the experience of each show is amazing, lol. 

 The Sunset debacle is very interesting- it's clear that they treated her like garbage. Glenn Close was better suited for the part acting wise so I think it would have been a tough pill to swallow for her but she wo


re: EVERY LITTLE STEP - the CHORUS LINE movie
 Jul 19 2023, 03:52:22 AM

I loved this documentary except that Charlotte d'Amboise was portrayed at times in it as some struggling performer when she's the daughter of a legendary dancer, is married to Terrence Mann who was in the film, and is living in a fancy townhouse in the movie. Not that she's a bad performer or that her career has been perfect but come on now, lol. 

 

I wonder when they'll revive it again.


CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
 Jul 18 2023, 04:28:02 AM

Just ten years after the last revival which was a revival of a revival makes me kind of roll my eyes but hopefully it will be good- it's never been more relevant than today. 


Best & Worst Best Book of a Musical Tony Winners?
 Jun 20 2023, 05:51:43 AM

Tootsie has a brilliant film script that didn't get recognized when the film version came out so maybe that was why it was awarded in addition to wealth spreading?


Andrew Lloyd Webber on Musicals and Political Correctness
 Jun 19 2023, 12:11:39 AM

Theatrefan2 said: "There would absolutely be more uproar if evita was written today, especially with the greater connectivity we have these days. But it would mainly be from Argentina, especially with the heightened tensions between the two countries.



I think he could still write it but I'm not sure Elaine page or Patti Lupone would be considered suitable for playing the lead role.


 

 How are the U.S


Why is it hard for other Sweeneys and Lovetts to win acting Tonys now?
 Jun 13 2023, 07:42:29 AM

Lupone seems to be the one who has had the best shot but LaChanze deservingly won.


EVITA at the ART - Reviews
 May 29 2023, 02:01:17 AM

Most just prefer Latino or Hispanic.


EVITA at the ART - Reviews
 May 28 2023, 08:14:30 PM

MimiChika said: "inception said: "I am curious why Soleil Pfeiffer who played the NYCC shows isn't involved? She was just on the recent PBS special singing Evita, & was wonderful."

She’s not latinx. The entire cast at A.R.T is latinx.
"

I don't care if people want to identify as a broomstick but to be honest with you, most Latinos don't identify as Latinx or have even heard of the term. I'm fine using it when peo


Brown and Benanti to lead CUCKOO’S NEST reading
 May 18 2023, 01:42:38 PM

Benanti is miscast in this role but it's hard to forget Louise Fletcher in the role. I'm open to being proven wrong.


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