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FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall

lovett1979
#125FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/21/24 at 11:46am

HeyMrMusic said: "The orchestra sounded wonderful, even when the poor violinists had to play at the extreme top of their range in Kate Baldwin’s very high key of“Losing My Mind.” It was a highlight to hear the original orchestrations live.

She actually performed a whole step LOWER than Barbara Cook did at the 1985 concert.

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TotallyEffed
#126FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/21/24 at 11:46am

SonofRobbie, I actually meant Follies as a whole, not just that song lol

 

Your husband sounds great :)

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SonofRobbieJ
#127FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/21/24 at 11:47am

Have none of us ventured into the mess that was Loveland and that poor, poor man who needed cue cards? I actually had to bury my face in the program out of second-hand mortification. 

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TotallyEffed
#128FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/21/24 at 11:52am

He is going to wake up in the middle of the night and cringe about that for the rest of his life. Poor guy.

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HeyMrMusic
#129FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/21/24 at 12:01pm

lovett1979 said: "HeyMrMusic said: "The orchestra sounded wonderful, even when the poor violinists had to play at the extreme top of their range in Kate Baldwin’s very high key of“Losing My Mind.” It was a highlight to hear the original orchestrations live.

She actually performed a whole step LOWER than Barbara Cook did at the 1985 concert.
"

I may be misremembering, but I don’t recall the violins being transposed that high for Barbara. As in, whoever did the transpositions for the two different performances might have put the violins in a different octave. There is indeed a range limit for instruments.

lovett1979
#130FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/21/24 at 1:36pm

I haven't seen anyone mention this. Is Alexander Gemignani ok? From my vantage, I could see that he fell offstage after performing The Road You Didn't Take. I thought it was a comedy flop like "thank god that's over" or something. But then he didn't come out for the bows at the end. Did anyone else notice that or know anything?

Musicaldudepeter
#131FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/22/24 at 5:45am

Christine Ebersole's In Buddy's Eyes was fine, but she flubbed a lyric. She sang "can't get older" during the first refrain instead of "don't get older." 

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TotallyEffed
#132FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/22/24 at 11:36am

Musicaldudepeter said: "Christine Ebersole's In Buddy's Eyes was fine, but she flubbed a lyric. She sang "can't get older" during the first refrain instead of "don't get older.""


Okay.

spicemonkey
#133FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/22/24 at 12:44pm

Musicaldudepeter said: "Christine Ebersole's In Buddy's Eyes was fine, but she flubbed a lyric. She sang "can't get older" during the first refrain instead of "don't get older.""

Okay Ken

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ljay889
#134FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/22/24 at 12:45pm

The audio snippet of Ebersole's performance that is out there is absolutely stunning.

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binau
#135FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/22/24 at 12:51pm

In my mind Audra or Kelli needed to be the next Sally, I didn't think that of course perhaps it should be Ebersole!! 


"You can't overrate Bernadette Peters. She is such a genius. There's a moment in "Too Many Mornings" and Bernadette doing 'I wore green the last time' - It's a voice that is just already given up - it is so sorrowful. Tragic. You can see from that moment the show is going to be headed into such dark territory and it hinges on this tiny throwaway moment of the voice." - Ben Brantley (2022) "Bernadette's whole, stunning performance [as Rose in Gypsy] galvanized the actors capable of letting loose with her. Bernadette's Rose did take its rightful place, but too late, and unseen by too many who should have seen it" Arthur Laurents (2009) "Sondheim's own favorite star performances? [Bernadette] Peters in ''Sunday in the Park,'' Lansbury in ''Sweeney Todd'' and ''obviously, Ethel was thrilling in 'Gypsy.'' Nytimes, 2000

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ljay889
#136FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/22/24 at 12:54pm

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.

barcelona20
#137FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/22/24 at 7:34pm

ljay889 said: "The audio snippet of Ebersole's performance that is out there is absolutely stunning. "

Where might this be located?

Owen22
#138FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/22/24 at 7:59pm

ljay889 said: "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. "

No. The next Broadway revival (in about 10 years) will star Jeremy Jordan, Sutton Foster Annaleigh Ashford and Corbin Bleu. (if Sutton still looks a decade Younger than her age.) I may replace Jeremy with Aaron Tveit...but I insist on actual dancers for Phyllis and Buddy.

Updated On: 6/22/24 at 07:59 PM

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TotallyEffed
#139FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/22/24 at 9:02pm

Owen22 said: "ljay889 said: "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. "

No. The next Broadway revival (in about 10 years) will star Jeremy Jordan, Sutton Foster AnnaleighAshford and Corbin Bleu. (if Sutton still looks a decade Younger than her age.) I may replace Jeremy with Aaron Tveit...but I insist on actual dancers for Phyllis and Buddy.
"


A nightmare.

spicemonkey
#140FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/22/24 at 9:06pm

Owen22 said: "ljay889 said: "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. "

No. The next Broadway revival (in about 10 years) will star Jeremy Jordan, Sutton Foster AnnaleighAshford and Corbin Bleu. (if Sutton still looks a decade Younger than her age.) I may replace Jeremy with Aaron Tveit...but I insist on actual dancers for Phyllis and Buddy.
"

Annaleigh Ashford singing Follies - what a disastrous choice 

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ljay889
#141FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/22/24 at 9:24pm

Owen22 said: "ljay889 said: "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. "

No. The next Broadway revival (in about 10 years) will star Jeremy Jordan, Sutton Foster AnnaleighAshford and Corbin Bleu. (if Sutton still looks a decade Younger than her age.) I may replace Jeremy with Aaron Tveit...but I insist on actual dancers for Phyllis and Buddy.
"

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Yeah.. no.

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Jordan Catalano
#142FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/22/24 at 9:42pm

Only if Annaleigh plays Sally with her Lovett “accent”.

Owen22
#143FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/23/24 at 12:53am

Of those five, Annaleigh Ashford's the one you have problems with..?

Boq101
#144FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/23/24 at 1:39am

I love the idea of a Kelli and Laura Benanti Revival. I think Laura's got an icy and angry Phyllis ready to tear **** up. 

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binau
#145FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/23/24 at 8:45am

Kate Baldwin's Losing my Mind also sounds great.


"You can't overrate Bernadette Peters. She is such a genius. There's a moment in "Too Many Mornings" and Bernadette doing 'I wore green the last time' - It's a voice that is just already given up - it is so sorrowful. Tragic. You can see from that moment the show is going to be headed into such dark territory and it hinges on this tiny throwaway moment of the voice." - Ben Brantley (2022) "Bernadette's whole, stunning performance [as Rose in Gypsy] galvanized the actors capable of letting loose with her. Bernadette's Rose did take its rightful place, but too late, and unseen by too many who should have seen it" Arthur Laurents (2009) "Sondheim's own favorite star performances? [Bernadette] Peters in ''Sunday in the Park,'' Lansbury in ''Sweeney Todd'' and ''obviously, Ethel was thrilling in 'Gypsy.'' Nytimes, 2000

barcelona20
#146FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/23/24 at 8:56am

binau said: "Kate Baldwin's Losing my Mind also sounds great."

My search skills apparently are quite poor. Helppp please.

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Melissa25
#147FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/23/24 at 9:19am

OMG. Kate is brilliant. Cook and Sondheim would be proud. I couldn’t get a Carnegie Hall Follies ticket but very happy I have a ticket to hear her in Connecticut on 6/30.  I hope she does Losing My Mind.  I’m also delightfully looking forward to her renditions of It’s Not About Me and The Lady’s Improving as part of The Prom at the Sharon Playhouse next month. Should be a hoot.

Updated On: 6/23/24 at 09:19 AM

Penna2
#148FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/23/24 at 4:53pm

spicemonkey said: "Owen22 said: "ljay889 said: "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. "

No. The next Broadway revival (in about 10 years) will star Jeremy Jordan, Sutton Foster AnnaleighAshford and Corbin Bleu. (if Sutton still looks a decade Younger than her age.) I may replace Jeremy with Aaron Tveit...but I insist on actual dancers for Phyllis and Buddy.
"

AnnaleighAshford singing Follies - what a disastrous choice
"

Would love to see Jessie Mueller as Sally. Phenomenal actress who can sing anything, incredible range. 

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binau
#149FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
Posted: 6/23/24 at 5:14pm

I know this sounds like ridiculous fan fiction but I would not be too surprised if we see a bartlett sher follies at LCT with Kelli and Laura Benanti in the next few years. Would not be surprised to see Patti as Carlotta and Bernadette as Hattie. Or even Danny B reprise as Buddy. Raul Esparza Ben. 


"You can't overrate Bernadette Peters. She is such a genius. There's a moment in "Too Many Mornings" and Bernadette doing 'I wore green the last time' - It's a voice that is just already given up - it is so sorrowful. Tragic. You can see from that moment the show is going to be headed into such dark territory and it hinges on this tiny throwaway moment of the voice." - Ben Brantley (2022) "Bernadette's whole, stunning performance [as Rose in Gypsy] galvanized the actors capable of letting loose with her. Bernadette's Rose did take its rightful place, but too late, and unseen by too many who should have seen it" Arthur Laurents (2009) "Sondheim's own favorite star performances? [Bernadette] Peters in ''Sunday in the Park,'' Lansbury in ''Sweeney Todd'' and ''obviously, Ethel was thrilling in 'Gypsy.'' Nytimes, 2000


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