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FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
 Jun 22 2024, 12:54:41 PM
Ebersole is in her 70's now. I'm tired of the old Sallys, at this point. Bernadette didn't look her age at all, but Staunton certainly did. The character is very specifically 49-years-old. While I think Audra would be phenomenal, my gut says the next big revival is being saved/planned for Kelli, and likely at LCT.
FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
 Jun 22 2024, 12:45:55 PM
The audio snippet of Ebersole's performance that is out there is absolutely stunning.
The 77th Annual Tony Award Snubs!
 Jun 17 2024, 12:15:31 AM

TotallyEffed said: "Broadway61004 said: "TotallyEffed said: "He should have about eight Tonys by now. He’s one of the greatest ever. I’m thrilled he got one for his Sondheim work."

But not for something he wrote 45 years ago is my point. That's like saying Shakespeare should be given 8 Tonys now since he never had a chance to win them previously.

Shakespeare has been dead for hundreds of years.

2024 Tony Awards
 Jun 16 2024, 11:22:52 PM

It’s been a decades long “curse” for Best Actress in a Musical. 

2024 Tony Awards
 Jun 16 2024, 10:19:54 PM

I haven’t seen SUFFS, but I enjoyed that performance. 

2024 Tony Awards
 Jun 16 2024, 08:25:31 PM

I thought it was pretty bad, as well. 

Erivo, Graham, Gotay, and more to lead A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC IN CONCERT
 Jun 16 2024, 10:09:03 AM

I don’t think anyone is rushing to the box office to see A Little Night Music led by Susan Graham, Marsha Mason, and a 74-year-old Ron Raines. Talk about a misfire of casting. I don’t think Miles and Erivo in smaller roles is enough for some. 

Audra McDonald-led GYPSY for 2024-2025 Season!
 Jun 13 2024, 01:03:48 PM

I keep thinking about Beth Leavel as Mazeppa and Miss Cratchitt.

Menzel-led REDWOOD to transfer to Broadway this season
 Jun 13 2024, 09:42:15 AM

The producers also announced that it “partially recouped.” 

 Jun 12 2024, 11:58:04 AM

The pro shot is happening.

COMPANY Revival On Tour - News & Discussion Thread
 Jun 11 2024, 07:47:50 AM

The production was a much different experience on Broadway. Sondheim called Elliot’s revival the “the best production of a musical he’s ever seen.” What is touring doesn’t even come close to the magic that was on Broadway. 

Borle, Sykes, and Rodriguez will lead Kennedy Center's BYE BYE BIRDIE
 Jun 10 2024, 06:41:57 PM

Making Kim 21 is ludicrous. The character is a high schooler. Is this true?

FLOYD COLLINS to be given Broadway revival by Lincoln Center
 Jun 10 2024, 11:11:36 AM

Camelot was scheduled to close June 25, extended until Sept 3, but closed July 23. It performed its original run. 
Floyd Collins will be fine, and thinking a show of this nature needs huge stars is ridiculous. 

FLOYD COLLINS to be given Broadway revival by Lincoln Center
 Jun 10 2024, 10:39:17 AM

It’s also a non-profit production with subscribers. 

FLOYD COLLINS to be given Broadway revival by Lincoln Center
 Jun 10 2024, 10:07:48 AM

Great news. 

How did the dueling Wild Party's affect box office
 Jun 9 2024, 12:37:04 PM

rattleNwoolypenguin said: "Is part of this discussion ever that by all accounts Lippa's Wild Party is more the flavor of mainstream accessible broadway and that LaChiusa's has all the makings for a more niche off broadway audience and their venues were the opposite?"

Yeah, probably because Lippa’s score is mostly pop drivel compared to LaChiusa’s complex and period score. 

Audra McDonald-led GYPSY for 2024-2025 Season!
 Jun 4 2024, 10:29:59 PM

Audra played Mother Superior in The Sound of Music Live in 2013. 


Audra McDonald-led GYPSY for 2024-2025 Season!
 Jun 4 2024, 07:56:30 AM

No Herbie or Louise has ever been above the title. Even with star names in this revival, I’d be shocked to see them above the title. I do think they would heavily promote their involvement though. 

Audra McDonald-led GYPSY for 2024-2025 Season!
 Jun 1 2024, 03:12:03 PM

Also, Giamatti has 4 Broadway credits, and Herbie only sings a few notes of the score. What’s the issue?

Audra McDonald-led GYPSY for 2024-2025 Season!
 Jun 1 2024, 03:03:49 PM

Jesse St. James said: "Paul Giamatti is Herbie"

Absolutely perfect casting. I hope it’s true. 

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