BREAKING: Big Fish closing at the end of December!
The producers have announced that Big Fish will be closing December 29. Guess we all could have seen that coming, and surely no one is going to call it brilliant, but I'm sad to see Norbert rack up another flop on the resume.
Even with an early closing I still believe he could go on to win his third lead actor.
Guess Honeymoon in Vegas will be taking over at the Neil Simon in the spring...and it will shudder just as quickly.
[quote]and it will shudder just as quickly.
Freudian slip, intentional typo or just bad spelling?
[quote] and it will shudder just as quickly.
Then buy it a fur coat you dumb cunt!
Does this mean Cheryl will be closing her legs soon?
He sweats like a pig on stage but I'm sure he is really sweating now that he will be out of work.
Rumor is Spiderman is closing in January.
Why is this even worthy of its own thread? The theater thread should be good enough since this wasn't a well-reviewed show.
And the theatre thread needs all the gossip and help it can get. Even a closing would liven it up in some way.
It's worthy of its own thread because Norbert is a star (as well as Stroman), and this news is probably a big source of conservation this evening with those on DL.
All of my friends texted or called as soon as the news broke.
WRONG, OP/R8. The Theater thread is for shit like this.
[quote]All of my friends texted or called as soon as the news broke.
R8 and friends:
I remember a chapter in Ken Mandelbaum's book Not since Carrie about Broadway actors who were continually in big expensive flop musicals, like Carmen Matthews and George....oh, blanking on his last name, the one who was married to Maria Karnilova! Ken considered them a curse.
Anyway, add Norbert to the list.
R27, his name is George S. Irving, and he is still with us. He did have a run of flops in the '60s, but he was in several hits before and after that.
How was Brad Oscar?
What ever were George S. Irving's hits r28?
I am not R28 but Irving was in IRENE with both Debbie Reynolds and Jane Powell and ON YOUR TOES, the revival.
I don't think DL fav Karen Morrow ever had a successful Broadway show either.
[quote] and it will shudder just as quickly
I shoulda shuddered when I read your post.
George S Irving certainly knew his way around a flop, but don't forget he WON a Tony for the hit Irene, and was nominated for Me and My Girl. Plus, as was noted, he was in the On Your Toes revival.
Karen Morrow never had a hit.
At least Susan Johnson had The Most Happy Fella.
Carmen Matthews and Irra Petina were both flop queens. (Petina only had one hit, and she wasn't even allowed to make the cast recording because of record contract conflict.)
But wasn't Irra Petina The Old Lady in the original Candide?
Even if that was a flop, it was a amagnificent one and Irra's performance has been immortalized on the OCR for Theatre Queens of all ages.
Ahhhh, we'll miss that Cheryl, eh?
[quote] saw it a couple weeks ago. The music is really bad, so are the lyrics.
How come no one ever tells these composers, go back and try it again? All I ever hear is this score sucks, that score sucks, are the producers deaf? I can't imagine having to sing a crappy song eight shows a week.
Lippa Sucky Big Timey
I'm sorry to read this. I loved Norbett in Catch Me If You Can a few seasons ago and his work is usually so very good. Is the music available anywhere to listen to?
I thought CMIYC was a huge snoozefest too. Norbert is really great in whatever he's in (except movies/tv shows). He really gives 100%. There are a couple songs on youtube: "Fight the Dragons" and, probably the best song in the bunch, "Time Stops".
They probably shouldn't even bother with a cast recording. But, if Leap of Faith got a recording, then Big Fish probably will too.
One of the songs Kate Baldwin sang kept repeating some bullshit line like, "I love you both, him and you." Her voice was beautiful, but you don't get the magical feeling because the lyrics and melody are so bad.
The biggest problem with Norbert is that he gives 115% all the fucking time. I'm afraid he's gonna meet his maker during one of his hyperactive performances. Good guy, but give it a rest once in a while.