Where Are You, Dollypop?

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#1Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/20/23 at 4:07pm

You have been a BWW fixture for more than 20 years, but your most recent post seems to have been back in early July. I know you have mentioned health issues, so I (we) hope all is well. We miss you (and your insistence on invoking Loretta Swit in almost every converstion).

Please check in, Dollypop.


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#2Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/20/23 at 4:22pm

Have you tried sending him a PM?

I suggest doing so, as this post is likely to slip off the first page of comments before he sees it.

If you have already sent him one, perhaps you could check to see if it has been read. Even if no reply has come, you can click on "view sent messages" to see its status. If it remains in bold, it has not been read.


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Impeach2017
#3Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/20/23 at 5:41pm

Say the name three times in a mirror.

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#4Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/20/23 at 6:27pm

Is After Eight still around? Mr Roxy?


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#5Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/21/23 at 11:15am

I don’t think I’ve seen After Eight since the pandemic started. I recall a few posts from Roxy since then, but they were very sporadic and it’s still been a while since I remember seeing him.

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darquegk
#6Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/21/23 at 11:31am

Loretta Swit.

 

…anything? Anything?

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Jay Lerner-Z
#7Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/23/23 at 4:55pm

Nope.


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#8Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/23/23 at 5:37pm

I had sent him a PM as well and never got a response  Hopefully he is well and just taking a break.  I miss Margo and PalJoey.  They disappeared suddenly as well.  Glad to see DAME is still around around as she had mentioned health issues as well.  I never got to interact much with After Eight.  But hope he is well.  Lets all just hope for good things for everyone.  Maybe they just got sick of BWW?  

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Jordan Catalano
#9Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/23/23 at 6:06pm

Pal Joey is doing great. 

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nealb1
#10Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/23/23 at 6:35pm

Hope he's ok.  Sometimes it's nice to take a break.  

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#11Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/23/23 at 7:16pm

This is for you, Dollypop.  We know how you adore Carol Channing.  

 

 


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#12Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/24/23 at 4:35pm

Jordan Catalano said: "Pal Joey is doing great."



Can confirm. Things look like they're going fabulously for him.


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wicked1492
#13Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/24/23 at 5:49pm

I want the good times back


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jimmycurry01
#14Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/24/23 at 8:44pm

Jay Lerner-Z said: "Is After Eight still around? Mr Roxy?"

I was assuming After Eight didn't make it through COVID. That is around the time I remember no longer hearing from him.

If After Eight was still around, we would certainly have seen 'em creep up after Sondheim died, or in the threads of all of these Sondheim revivals spewing their typical vitriol. 

 

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#15Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/25/23 at 10:14am

True. Although it's entirely possible that they've reached breaking point, given up on Broadway, and retired to Florida for their mental health. Finally at peace.


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Updated On: 10/25/23 at 10:14 AM

Jarethan
#16Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/26/23 at 9:58pm

I also miss Mr. Novak’s posts when a musical was celebrating 50 years.

I have to admit that I was totally sick of After Eight lambasting so many shows, comparing great newer musicals unfavorably  to mediocre ones from the 60s.  I saw most of them and a lot of them he loved were really not worth even bringing up.  So I am happy to hear that he is healthy but not posting an awful lot of negativism all the time.

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#17Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/27/23 at 2:48pm

Sorry, who said After Eight was still around?

There were some great contributors on the West End board, including Wickedboy, Songanddanceman and Scripps.

I guess they moved to a UK based board?

Jarethan
#18Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/27/23 at 3:30pm

devonian.t said: "Sorry, who said After Eight was still around?

There were some great contributors on the West End board, including Wickedboy, Songanddanceman and Scripps.

I guess they moved to a UK based board?
"

My bad.  It was actually Pal Joey who people have said is still around.  I had a couple of run-ins with Pal Joey — he criticized me personally for not liking a couple of shows he loved), so i sometimes interchange them.  It is After Eight who I was referring to in my post.  So negative and dismissive of anything produced after about 1980.

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#19Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/27/23 at 4:04pm

Yeah but where's Margo?


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#20Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/27/23 at 4:27pm

devonian.t said: "Sorry, who said After Eight was still around?

There were some great contributors on the West End board, including Wickedboy, Songanddanceman and Scripps.

I guess they moved to a UK based board?
"

I'm still here, just a lurker now 😀


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MysteriousLady
#21Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/27/23 at 4:30pm

blaxx said: "Yeah but where's Margo?"

He passed away many years ago. I read it here. 

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#22Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/28/23 at 1:46am


My bad. It was actually Pal Joey who people have said is still around. I had a couple of run-ins with Pal Joey — he criticized me personally for not liking a couple of shows he loved), so i sometimes interchange them. It is After Eight who I was referring to in my post. So negative and dismissive of anything produced after about 1980."

I would never confuse those two I always assumed After Eight was a troll, whereas Pal Joey is a BWW national treasure!

(Sorry he crossed swords with you)

Still I hope they are all safe. Solidarity of the old-timers!

Jarethan
#23Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/31/23 at 10:51pm

devonian.t said: "
My bad. It was actually Pal Joey who people have said is still around. I had a couple of run-ins with Pal Joey — he criticized me personally for not liking a couple of shows he loved), so i sometimes interchange them. It is After Eight who I was referring to in my post. So negative and dismissive of anything produced after about 1980."

I would never confuse those two I always assumed After Eight was a troll, whereas Pal Joey is a BWW national treasure!

(Sorry he crossed swords with you)

Still I hope they are all safe. Solidarity of the old-timers!
"

I do have the impression that my early days coincided with his scaling back significantly, since he has rarely posted during my time on the board.

chrishuyen
#24Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/31/23 at 11:03pm

If we're talking about people we miss on this board, I had always enjoyed WhizzerMarvin's first preview feedback for every show (though in many ways Jordan Catalano has taken over that role admirably)

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Jordan Catalano
#25Where Are You, Dollypop?
Posted: 10/31/23 at 11:09pm

Oh that’s nice but I really have not. I miss reading those first preview posts, as well. Very missed around here. 


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