I've never seen Stephen Moyer in anything before, but he's quite impressive in that clip (I assume it's from the Hollywood Bowl production this summer?)
He actually sang and played the piano in season 2 of True Blood, hard hearted Hannah the vamp of savannah.
He was pretty good too.
If he sings like he does in this clip and she sings off-key (which she usually does), this might be one live show to watch because it will be like looking at a terrible traffic accident....you don't want to look/watch, but you can't help it.
Three hours? Are they playing all the music like a funeral dirge? Did they add more dialog?
R16 Thank you, but I am FAR too young to play that role. I was thinking about Liesl ...
r17, doesn't the show usually run about three hours? And that's with only a fifteen-minute intermission, whereas on TV there'll obviously be far more than fifteen minutes of commercials, so I imagine they'll be cutting stuff.
The movie, without including an intermission, is two hours and fifty-four minutes. Back when commercial breaks were shorter, they used to be able to make enough small cuts here and there in it to fit it on TV in a three-hour time slot. Now, I think that would be impossible with the higher number of commercials they want to show today, so these days it gets four hours.
I hope one of the kids pukes or farts during the live broadcast.
I tried, and failed, to like True Blood. I eye-rolled it through one season. That was all I could manage, despite the stellar and hugely time consuming work of Joe M, of course.
Is Moyer more talented than he seemed in that first season?
Perfect casting because I'm assuming that Captain Von Trapp glamoured Maria into being the governess to seven fucking children.
Moyer is always a vapid bore on TB. He's the lead male but somehow you barely notice him.
(this sounds like a career ending role BTW)
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