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Music Man 2000 Revival Cast Recording
 Jul 12 2024, 08:53:45 AM

I'd also like to know what's going on with The Wiz obc and movie soundtrack. It seems like only one of them is allowed to be streaming at any given time, and lately it's been the movie :( 

CABARET at the Kit Kat Club (2024) Opening Night Critics' Reviews
 Jul 9 2024, 04:08:53 PM

I couldn't believe how little preparation front of house seemed to have at this point when I went last night. Nobody was able to confidently point our way, we were twice given incorrect information about where to go for seating, and what is usually the main August Wilson lobby space that everyone seems directed to pass through regardless of where their seat is was an absolute s***show. There was a wall of people watching the Amanda Palmer-esque performance fully blocking the bathroom. I k

"Untitled Immersive Musical Attraction" from POTO LLC
 Jun 19 2024, 07:29:48 PM

Wait what happened in London? The West End production getting stripped down from the Hal Prince original? This seems kind of apples and oranges to me, though of course claims of a show being "immersive" are more often than not comically exaggerated. 

"Untitled Immersive Musical Attraction" from POTO LLC
 Jun 19 2024, 05:38:40 PM

Jesse St. James said: "untitled Andrew Lloyd Webber midlife crisis"

How many 152-year-olds do you know?

Spring awakening is cooked
 Jun 19 2024, 04:03:57 PM

Which parents? People with liberally-minded parenting styles? Then sure. (Well, maybe. Some wild 70s parents probably have them beat.) That certainly isn't everyone. The more seismic shift in information access is the internet, though without actual communicative and honest parenting involved, this too is something that can actually rhyme with the events of the show. 

Spring awakening is cooked
 Jun 19 2024, 03:51:41 PM

The bald-faced ignorance of this comment is absolutely staggering. Real people are absolutely suffering and in some cases dying because of what's happening. Over a fifth of people seeking an abortion have had to leave their state, which is absolutely not feasible for everyone. The country slamming the gas in reverse isn't relevant because our lawmakers are hypocrites and don't represent everyone? Do you think conservatives weren't like that before? You think there weren't

Spring awakening is cooked
 Jun 19 2024, 03:31:33 PM

One of the lead characters dies from not having access to a safe abortion. 

Spring awakening is cooked
 Jun 19 2024, 02:46:44 PM

What under God's mighty sun are you talking about? Roe was overturned, does that mean nothing to you? All of these book bans in schools? Health education being heavily restricted? Young people have always and will always have sex, whether they're given tools to navigate that in a healthy way and understand what is happening to them. We are living through a terrifying period of extreme conservative backlash to the progress made in the 20th century, the show is more relevant than it was

THE WIZ 2024 Broadway Cast Recording Thread
 Jun 19 2024, 02:41:01 PM

The cast is vocally talented, but these arrangements are mystifying and sloggy. Can't see the original album leaving my regular rotation, though I wish it was streaming. 

Audra McDonald-led GYPSY for 2024-2025 Season!
 Jun 1 2024, 11:08:33 PM

I was lucky to be at the first preview of Shuffle Along. I didn't see it again until after opening. It was like a completely different production after the well-used extended preview period. Most of what was cut or changed had been really interesting, and yet all of the changes made it a stronger show. That's the feeling I remember, even though I can only recall a few clear examples today of what changed.

That show was like a dream. I thought something amazing was happening in

Audra McDonald-led GYPSY for 2024-2025 Season!
 May 31 2024, 02:34:26 PM

As has been mentioned a few times, Wolfe is probably the kind of director who is going to contextualize the casting, with his thematic interests and his knowledge of theatrical history. And I am particularly thinking about what a different show this would be if Rose were obviously a woman of color but Gypsy or June could "pass" to audiences of the time. Would add different layers to the show's final scenes, Rose's dreams for her children, and make us wonder mo

Audra McDonald-led GYPSY for 2024-2025 Season!
 May 30 2024, 01:11:29 PM

It also was originally supposed to be filmed JUST AFTER the moved-up closing date iirc. A real shame. In many ways our status quo is bleaker now, but that was a pretty singular and alarming moment for Broadway shows. It wasn't really a reflection of Gypsy 08's reception that it was among the bloodbath.

Audra McDonald-led GYPSY for 2024-2025 Season!
 May 30 2024, 10:18:48 AM

CurtainsUpat8 said: "It's a fact. You can ignore it all you want. Yes, here we go. Why do we have dramaturgs at all? The race of a person is integral to who they are, and the way they experience life.

Hamilton works on a different level, and I think its fantastic. it's an entirely different case than Gypsy.

And the libretto for this musical is all fact? It's basically a total work of fiction. 

And yes, you can count on George C

Audra McDonald-led GYPSY for 2024-2025 Season?
 May 30 2024, 12:18:49 AM

Kad said: "I think Wolfe is one of the great theater artists of the last 50 years and has had remarkable thematic cohesion throughout his entire body of work. He's also not the type to colorblind cast- if he's directing a black Mama Rose, he is going to really interrogate what it means to be a black woman living that life in that era. He's not afraid to challenge an audience and I am really, really excited to see what that means for his take on Gypsy."


 May 29 2024, 05:15:45 PM

Yes, they are in the linked thread. 

 May 29 2024, 12:32:23 AM

Permission at least; this is the de facto marketing.

 May 28 2024, 07:26:38 PM

I think the key art is nice. 

How is Jinkx Monsoon as Audrey.
 May 24 2024, 10:10:25 PM

Kad said: "MrsSallyAdams said: "Audrey is such a tricky part. I've come to the conclusion that Ellen Greene's performance makes her seem more interesting and important than she is. In the stage productions I've seen the actress either channels Greene or underplays in an attempt to avoid Greene. Audrey has no agency, and on stage her fate is much sadder than it is in the (standard edit) of the film. Her songs don't pop without Greene's surprise belt. She c

What is the BEST Show You Have Seen on Broadway
 May 24 2024, 01:19:58 AM

Musicals only for now:

Fun Home
Passing Strange
Grey Gardens
Little Shop (Know the Broadway production was divisive, but a favorite experience)
Beauty and the Beast
Sweeney Todd ('05 was my first Sondheim)
Patti in Gypsy
JCM in Hedwig
Shuffle Along
Sam Mendes production of Cabaret
Bernadette in A Little Night Music and in Hello, Dolly!
DeafWest version of Spring Awakening
Company, enjoyed the last 2 produc

Is Ben Platt Reopening The Palace theatre with a concert for his new Album?
 May 24 2024, 01:04:21 AM

The promo video of a child actor as Ben wandering into the Palace and then rising onto the stage as an adult with performative wonderface, coupled with a post caption that begins by calling Judy and Liza his "foremothers," is a one-way ticket to abject cringe narcissism jail. 

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