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THEATRE GOSSIP #118: "HELLO, KAREN!" Edition

First Date = First Flop? Only the NY Post has bought it. And just who is getting into Zachary's Levis offstage?

It will be a jolly holiday with Karen this Christmas, when our beloved KZ will at last be playing the role she was born to play - Dolly Levi. Will they add a tap dance to "So Long, Dearie"? Annie Miller got to tap as Mame, why can't KZ make Dolly a tapping wonder?

More Dolly: Cheno as Dolly? No. Cheno in "Hello, Minnie Fay!" - yes.

Nolan Gerard's Junk! On display or just wishful thinking? And what does Robert Longbottom have to say about this?

Faith's Hannigan - is she saving the show? Or does no report mean no one cares enough to find out?

Love's Labours Lousy? Some have liked it. And it does have DL heartthrob Colin Donnell, but is that enough?

Coco, Pippin, and Annie walked into a bar ...

It's your cue!

by Anonymousreply 60008/26/2013

No mention about Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler?

by Anonymousreply 108/09/2013

R1

I'm a mutual friend of Blankenbuehler and can most definitely tell you, he has a wife and 2 kids, Blankenbuehler troll...

by Anonymousreply 208/09/2013

Poor Zachary Levi. I thought Broadway is supposed to be a haven for gay actors!

by Anonymousreply 308/09/2013

And Blankenbeuhler.....please!!! He's not even remotely attractive enough to warrant all tis wondering..

by Anonymousreply 408/09/2013

It does seem, however, that Zach Levi's personal reviews have been stellar so perhaps he will be cast as Cornelius in the Cheno Dolly. He's perfect for that.

But with Cheno as Dolly, who can they possibly cast as Minnie Fay? Some out of work midget?

by Anonymousreply 508/09/2013

I want to see Blankenbeuhler shirtless.

And what is with that gold chain necklace he always wears.

by Anonymousreply 608/09/2013

I want to see the Zachary cock

by Anonymousreply 708/09/2013

I love OP.

And I don't know (or care) about Blankenboohoo. But (even with the legacy of Fosse) I find the idea of a heterosexual choreographer a laff riot. I keep picturing "Lyle the Effeminate Heterosexual" from the old SNL.

by Anonymousreply 808/09/2013

Exactly R8

Don't understand why DL theater queens are protecting him

What has he done for you?

by Anonymousreply 908/09/2013

[quote] But with Cheno as Dolly, who can they possibly cast as Minnie Fay? Some out of work midget?

Cuddles!

by Anonymousreply 1008/09/2013

Hello, Karen? ... It's too soon. TOO SOON.

by Anonymousreply 1108/09/2013

[quote]I'm a mutual friend of Blankenbuehler and can most definitely tell you, he has a wife and 2 kids

lots of homos do....

by Anonymousreply 1208/09/2013

R8 - the word "F-M-N-8" is forbidden on this board.

by Anonymousreply 1308/09/2013

R5, I just about busted a gut - hilarious! (and accurate!)

by Anonymousreply 1408/09/2013

I saw a picture on Facebook of a friend's production of HELLO, DOLLY! where Minnie Faye was fat as hell. Like Precious-sized big. Maybe they could go that route, R5.

by Anonymousreply 1508/09/2013

[quote] But with Cheno as Dolly, who can they possibly cast as Minnie Fay? Some out of work midget?

It's a pity that Zelda Rubinstein is no longer with us.

by Anonymousreply 1608/09/2013

Could Minnie Fay be a drag role?

by Anonymousreply 1708/09/2013

Beth Leavel IS Mame.

by Anonymousreply 1808/09/2013

Donna Murphy IS Mame!

by Anonymousreply 1908/09/2013

Nathan Lane IS Mamie Eisenhower!

by Anonymousreply 2008/09/2013

Anyone see Bridges of Madison County at Williamstown?

by Anonymousreply 2108/09/2013

Mariah Carey is MIMI is MAMIE!

by Anonymousreply 2208/09/2013

Grace Gummer IS Mamie Gummer!

by Anonymousreply 2308/09/2013

r21, yes. And the show is already exceptionally good. The score is gorgeous, and Elena Shaddow is truly wonderful, even transcendent. It is criminal that NYC won't get to see her performance. If she is the understudy, I would wait until Kelli has a baby sitter emergency and calls in sick.

by Anonymousreply 2408/09/2013

"Blankenbeuhler.....please!!! He's not even remotely attractive enough to warrant all tis wondering.."

Or remotely talented enough.......

by Anonymousreply 2508/09/2013

[quote]It does seem, however, that Zach Levi's personal reviews have been stellar so perhaps he will be cast as Cornelius in the Cheno Dolly. He's perfect for that.

Perfect? Levi is way to pretty to be Cornelius. Cornelius is a nerdy goofball.

by Anonymousreply 2608/09/2013

RIP Regina Resnik :(

by Anonymousreply 2708/09/2013

Christopher Isherwood's review was vicious.

But highly amusing.

by Anonymousreply 2808/09/2013

No opera singer should ever have played Madame Armfeldt.

by Anonymousreply 2908/09/2013

Some of the world's greatest choreographers were heterosexual:

George Balanchine

Bob Fosse

Michael Kidd

Gower Champion

Jacques D'amboise

Peter Gennaro (who choreographed ALL of the Sharks' dances in WSS)

by Anonymousreply 3008/09/2013

Perhaps Catherine zeta as Mame? or is she too young?

by Anonymousreply 3108/09/2013

Everyone knows straight men don't dance.

by Anonymousreply 3208/09/2013

Very true R30, but they all had their peaks 50 or so years ago.

In any case, if Blankenbeuhler is indeed straight, then that is all he will have in common with those esteemed men.

by Anonymousreply 3308/09/2013

Supposedly Gower didn't mind being cock-worshipped by an occasional chorus boy here and there. I think it's even in the bio about him.

by Anonymousreply 3408/09/2013

Sophia Grace IS Mini Fay!

by Anonymousreply 3508/09/2013

R28

Link?

by Anonymousreply 3608/09/2013

here you go r36........enjoy

by Anonymousreply 3708/09/2013

So much singing of Elenna Shaddow's praises over all the boards. Her agent? Her mother? Her?

by Anonymousreply 3808/09/2013

Well, you have to admit, she's a better choice for that part, if only physically, than Kelli O'Hara will be.

by Anonymousreply 3908/09/2013

Margaret Pellegrini as Minnie Fay!

by Anonymousreply 4008/09/2013

Gayken as Jackie Rogers Jr!

by Anonymousreply 4108/10/2013

RE Prissy Isyywood's review of Blind Date or First Date or whatever the hell it's called: Had it been two gay muscle men with their shirts off have a first date blow job, he would have loved it. He is incapable of critiquing a play involving a heterosexual relationship.

by Anonymousreply 4208/10/2013

Did you mean Marguerite Perrin as Minnie Faye, R40?

by Anonymousreply 4308/10/2013

R26 is one of those idiots who thinks Michael Crawford's casting as Cornelius in the movie of HELLO, DOLLY! is just perfect!

R28, if "Christopher" Isherwood reviewed BLIND DATE, that's a pretty neat trick, considering he died in 1986.

by Anonymousreply 4508/10/2013

It's FIRST DATE you cunt!

by Anonymousreply 4608/10/2013

[quote] R26 is one of those idiots who thinks Michael Crawford's casting as Cornelius in the movie of HELLO, DOLLY! is just perfect!

Ohhh ya got me! How embarrassing. Of course I always get Zachery Levi and Charles Nelson Reilly, who played Cornelius in the original Broadway cast mixed up, so you are right. Zachery is PERFECT casting.

by Anonymousreply 4708/10/2013

Have to say, the NY1 review of First Date and Roma's pretty positive review made me consider dumping $$$ for discount seats. Poor Donna. Someone needs to tell her it may be too late in life to wear a tanktop sort of blouse. Oops.

by Anonymousreply 4808/10/2013

Too bad the PBS filming of The Nance is not going to show the world Jonny Orsini's ass and/or peen. They're some of the best things about the show. Has PBS turned into the ATC of public broadcasting? Peter, Paul and Mary can no longer be counted on as fund raisers, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 4908/10/2013

Well, AM New York (the free subway newspaper!) panned FIRST DATE. So there you are.

(I'd sooner trust the subway paper than Roma Torre. Just saying.)

by Anonymousreply 5008/10/2013

But R50, it also looked kind of appealing on the video they showed. No Roma's largely concerned with turning an appropriate phrase; it's not her reviewing acumen otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 5108/10/2013

The thing about amNY's reviews is that, being handed out free in the subways every morning, so many people who'd never read a theater review, read their blurb type articles. Then turn around and say, "I heard it was bad." when in fact they read it.

amNY has a surprisingly wide reach. So to speak.

by Anonymousreply 5208/10/2013

According to someone on Broadway World Tovah got a standing ovation after her one number in Pippin last night. Do you suppose she paid for it? But did she do all of Martin's fancy footwork?

by Anonymousreply 5308/10/2013

What kind of career will Chita have now that she's 80? She was always opposed to fiercely opposed to doing revivals, but then came Nine and Drood. She even stepped into the Chicago revival a few times.

Somehow, I can't see doing roles like Berthe in Pippin.

by Anonymousreply 5408/10/2013

Chita would be great as Berthe, but I doubt she could do the routine.

by Anonymousreply 5508/10/2013

Holy crap I meant Charles Isherwood.

by Anonymousreply 5608/10/2013

R55. I'm sure anyone who replaces Andrea Martin will only do some "variation" of Andrea's moves. Ask Tovah McGillicuddy how different her routine is. After all, she's only a temp.

by Anonymousreply 5708/10/2013

RIP Eydie Gorme

by Anonymousreply 5808/10/2013

Vulva Toasdstool never had any warmth. Berthe needs warmth.

by Anonymousreply 5908/10/2013

What do we project to be the season's first smash musical?

BIG FISH

by Anonymousreply 6008/10/2013

Betty Buckley at Pippin tonight

by Anonymousreply 6108/10/2013

I would much rather see Chita do a few dance steps and sing No Time At All than watch a third rate actress hang upside down on a trapeze.

by Anonymousreply 6208/10/2013

Betty is a dear friend of Tovah's. They did Arsenic and Old Lace in Texas together and Betty let Tovah ride her horse.

by Anonymousreply 6308/10/2013

Are you sure Betty wasn't going on for Tovah? Or maybe they do it together as a duet. OR, with Chits, as a trio. Those Weisslers! How they love to stunt cast....

by Anonymousreply 6408/10/2013

Betty Lynn returns to NY and nobody fucking cares!!!

(except the medical community....her hypochondria is running rampant pre-opening (as usual) She's already been to the osteopath who told her her pelvis is horrid!!!)

by Anonymousreply 6508/10/2013

Betty posted she was there to support Tolvah

by Anonymousreply 6608/10/2013

The critic from amNY, Matt something, has the gayest voice EVER, and he likes to mention his girlfriend at every chance. It's the most hysterical thing.

by Anonymousreply 6708/10/2013

Windman is also an imbecile.

by Anonymousreply 6808/10/2013

Listen to that voice. Gay, but also pompous.

by Anonymousreply 6908/10/2013

Windman's voice doesn't come off really gay to me in r69's clip - I could easily buy him as just a straight dork.

by Anonymousreply 7008/10/2013

[quote]Betty let Tovah ride her horse

Is that what they're calling it these days?

by Anonymousreply 7108/10/2013

CRAZY HE CALLS ME!

by Anonymousreply 7208/10/2013

I saw Karen Ziemba on 9th Ave. a few days ago, with her hair just loosely pulled back, and without any make-up on, and she looked radiant and lovely! She's got to be 50+, and really looks prettier now than when she was younger. I immediately wanted to tell you all, of course.

by Anonymousreply 7308/10/2013

Betty & Tovah 4 Ever!

by Anonymousreply 7408/10/2013

Thanks R73!!! Kisses!

by Anonymousreply 7508/11/2013

Betty Lynn looks 80 in that photo.

by Anonymousreply 7608/11/2013

Betty Lynn had to sit in the Mezz. at Pippin...The Mezz? Wow....her star has really faded.

by Anonymousreply 7708/11/2013

she wasn't in the mezz, she was in a box. Pity you can't afford one!

by Anonymousreply 7808/11/2013

[quote]she wasn't in the mezz, she was in a box. Pity you can't afford one!

they cost the same as other sections r78....pity for you

by Anonymousreply 7908/11/2013

R37, thanks for the link. I thought it was a funny review. It really does sound like an episode of "Friends" set to music.

What the fuck is wrong with being sick of hetero rom-coms? I am, too. I think most GLBT people are. They're fucking everywhere.

I feel like this territory was already covered in "I Love You Because" (which I loved because - ho ho - it had catchy music and fabulous voices). Why see it again now, years later?

OTOH, Krysta is hot, Levi is hot... a bisexual's dream, at least visually.

by Anonymousreply 8008/11/2013

KZ is 56. She turns 57 in October, a few days before opening in Hello Dolly in Chicago.

by Anonymousreply 8108/11/2013

how are KZ's tiny tit bags holding up....they didn't have very far to fall.

by Anonymousreply 8208/11/2013

Tovah looks younger than springtime next to Batty old Betty.

by Anonymousreply 8308/11/2013

r80, please on Bway fucking gay relationships, characters,comedy, and angst have been done to death. Are you Rip Van Winkle?? Talk about being bored with "been there done that!" Gay Gay Gay ! Please enough already. Look, pal, I'm gay, but a heterosexual relationship in the New York theater comes off as surprisingly refreshing. And if you are still watching prime time network TV, you really are Rip Van Winkle!

by Anonymousreply 8408/11/2013

R83. Tovah may look younger than springtime but that wouldn't take much doing. BFFs? Oh. no.

by Anonymousreply 8508/11/2013

No matter how much you squint, that's a scary photo.

by Anonymousreply 8608/11/2013

Who does the girl bottom right sort of resemble?

by Anonymousreply 8708/11/2013

A young KZ with a boob job!

by Anonymousreply 8808/11/2013

"Look, pal, I'm gay, but a heterosexual relationship in the New York theater comes off as surprisingly refreshing."

Have you been in a coma and missed virtually every production since the theaters were built?

by Anonymousreply 8908/11/2013

Theater does best when it's exploring the zeitgeist. "Jeffrey" was about gay sexuality at the peak of the AIDS crisis. "The Nance" is a fable about gay marriage. There are lots of stories to be told about sexuality and relationships if they're authentic. I don't mean they can't use conventions and cliches (certainly one of the main criticisms of "The Nance" is that it relies too much on conventions and cliches, though I think it uses them well) but obviously you shouldn't be lazy and just assume that "romance" is a dramatic subject that's guaranteed to interest everybody.

by Anonymousreply 9008/11/2013

And where are those Michael Arden naked pics?!?

by Anonymousreply 9208/11/2013

DL should take over the theater on Karen's opening night.

by Anonymousreply 9308/11/2013

Yippee

by Anonymousreply 9408/11/2013

Should Kathleen C. have been photographed with Tovah and Betty Lynn? I mean....

by Anonymousreply 9508/11/2013

r86 relax. It's a perfectly nice photo of two ladies, one 60 and on 66

We'll see how you look in a snapshot when you're that age. And not wearing makeup, if we can ever catch you at such an unguarded moment

by Anonymousreply 9608/11/2013

Anyone see any FRINGE shows?

by Anonymousreply 9708/11/2013

But R96, Tovah does have all her war paint on. Betty Lynn not so much, that's true. Unsquint, please. It may be affecting your vision and good judgment.

by Anonymousreply 9808/11/2013

A friend of mine wrote the book and music to a fringe show, and it's the first show he's written. "America's Breath of Fresh Air." It's at Theater 80. I hope it goes great@!!!

by Anonymousreply 9908/11/2013

RIP Shirley Herz.

I thought the old broad would live to be 120.

by Anonymousreply 10008/11/2013

Bump

by Anonymousreply 10108/11/2013

R97 Saw 2&2 at the Fringe today. Really cute but the last few scenes pack a wallop and bring it to a whole other level. Easy, breezy 90 minutes long. I recommend it. And, no, I'm not a shill. I'm in another Fringe show which means I got to see it for $5.

by Anonymousreply 10208/11/2013

That music from Bridges of Madison County sounds god awful.

by Anonymousreply 10308/11/2013

[quote]That music from Bridges of Madison County sounds god awful.

Is there a generic button to push that says

That music from __________________ sounds god awful.

Since I've heard the same exact thing about every fucking musical that's opened since the invention of the internet?

by Anonymousreply 10408/11/2013

Is it true that well-known exhibitionist KZ has suggested a daring new staging of "So Long, Dearie", in which the stakes of Dolly's taunting of Horace are raised by having Dolly pull down her bodice and sing the whole song with her tiny tit bags hanging out, showing him what he's missing out on?

by Anonymousreply 10508/11/2013

R 105. Yes.

by Anonymousreply 10608/12/2013

Besides the lousy title and that fact that this idea has playing in NYC right now, this is really pathetic:

by Anonymousreply 10708/12/2013

Wow, R84, you sure hurt my feelings.

Oh, wait. No, you didn't.

by Anonymousreply 10808/12/2013

Geez, Betty Lynn looks ancient. Maybe that's because she's playing Lois Smith's OLDER sister in the new Horton Foote play at the Signature.

And may I ask how can there BE a NEW Horton Foote play at the Signature when the man's been dead for nearly 5 years?

by Anonymousreply 10908/12/2013

He wrote it before he died but it never was produced anywhere....I guess. r109

by Anonymousreply 11008/12/2013

Why does Betty look so old? She is only a year older than Bernadette!!

by Anonymousreply 11108/12/2013

Has anyone seen the fabulous Kevin Burrows' feature on Huff Post? He shows a list and slideshow of a slew of same-sex relationships (and ones that have lasted longer than most straight marriages). It sort of makes last week's Playbill.com "Showmances" a total embarrassment.

by Anonymousreply 11208/12/2013

Loved the Kevin Burrow piece!

What was especially unforgivable about the Playbill "no gays in showmance" feature was that one of their great hetero shomances (Patti Murin and Curtis Holbrook) had been divorced for four months.

Hey but at least they were straight!!!

Last time I checked, the former Holbrooks were taken down from Playbill, but there they stood the whole first day, being better than queers the whole time.

by Anonymousreply 11308/12/2013

Playbill has a lot to answer for. It was just stupid journalism. Sort of like when they show 50 tedious photos (many of them identical, or close to it) of Central Park softball or an East Podunk production of South Pacific. With no captions other than the name of the show. Don't they have any editors to winnow out the dogs? I knowe live in the age of social networking, but remember, guys, often less is more.

by Anonymousreply 11408/12/2013

Marriages: Wasn't John Selya married to his co star in MOVIN OUT? Now he 's with Jackie Burns?

by Anonymousreply 11508/12/2013

Selya was with Ashley Tuttle, his co-star in MOVIN' OUT, for a long time, but I don't believe they were ever married. And I think they broke up several years ago.

by Anonymousreply 11608/12/2013

Colin Donnell hot? fit fat? Fat? homosex?

by Anonymousreply 11708/12/2013

BL has had no cosmetic surgery and looks like a woman her age who has spent some time in the sun over the years. Bernadette and Patti have both had plenty of surgery.

by Anonymousreply 11808/12/2013

Actually, I think both Betty and Tovah look spectacularly healthy and lovely for their respective ages.

by Anonymousreply 11908/12/2013

BP I'll give you, but there's no way that Patti has had surgery. The Anarchist might have been painful, but it ain't surgery.

by Anonymousreply 12008/12/2013

R119 = Co-authored post by Betty and Tovah. It took 4 hours for them to decide the wording. Thank God there were no issues over who gets top billing.

by Anonymousreply 12108/12/2013

Why is We Will Rock You only being considered for Broadway now, or have there been rumors before? Jukebox shit definitely fares better in London than on Broadway, but after running 11 years you would think that a transfer would have happened sooner.

by Anonymousreply 12208/12/2013

I though the Toronto production was seen as a tryout of We Will Rock You, though obviously nothing came of it.

by Anonymousreply 12308/12/2013

We will Rock You is on tour. I live in Nashville, and it's coming here as part of the "Broadway" package. You would think that a play that was as successful as it was on the West End would transfer to Broadway without a tryout tour. My guess is they're just milking it for money, and it will never get to Broadway.

by Anonymousreply 12408/12/2013

So will First Date try to make a run of it? How long will it last?

by Anonymousreply 12508/12/2013

R125: Until dessert.

by Anonymousreply 12608/12/2013

I agree - Tovah looks like she takes care of herself, Betty - not so much.

by Anonymousreply 12708/12/2013

Tovah also has better bone structure.

by Anonymousreply 12808/12/2013

I wouldn't say Tovah has better bone structure. Betty Lynn's just succumbed to middle age spread.

by Anonymousreply 12908/12/2013

Have any company picnic notices gone up at Pippin yet? Maybe for Labor Day...?

by Anonymousreply 13008/12/2013

R130. She'll be gone before Labor Day. She's only in Pippin for 12 crappy performances. That's barely enough time to learn her seven lines. Forget about doing her usual picnic stints!

by Anonymousreply 13108/12/2013

Bernadette's only had it done around the eyes, and that's only been since her Gypsy. For a long time,she just counted on her obsession for staying out of the sun to keep the wrinkles at bay, but finally had to deal with her eyes.

by Anonymousreply 13208/12/2013

Dolls, my only surgery was a hemorrhoidectomy!

by Anonymousreply 13308/12/2013

the embarassing thing about Kevin Burrows is that it's all white people (except for the token presence of Alec Mapa). When are white gay men going to remember there are other lgbtq faces out there that need to be included?

There's more than enough black performers on broadway as part of a couple. For them to be excluded from Burrows' piece is just as bad as Playbill's original sin.

by Anonymousreply 13408/12/2013

That Kevin Burrows article - OMG, what happened to Richard Roland? He was so cute, but now he looks like a grizzled old mountain man with that hideous hillbilly beard. Has he succumbed to "bear" culture or something?

by Anonymousreply 13508/12/2013

Where did Tovah's bone structure go to college? Did it room with Kathleen Chalfant's gf?

by Anonymousreply 13608/12/2013

The We Will Rock You people are probably feeling empowered b/c of the success of Rock of Ages and forgetting that the latter costs about $7.49 a week to run

by Anonymousreply 13708/12/2013

Wow--that is a tiny nut!

by Anonymousreply 13808/12/2013

Boy. DL is on its beam ends when Dramedy's tiny nut (or did I misread it?) is the only thing that's been added in an hour. And there hasn't been any Prime Time for almost a week, so there is no other excuse except the closing down of the so-called Theatre Gossip #118 thread.

by Anonymousreply 13908/12/2013

[quote]She'll be gone before Labor Day. She's only in Pippin for 12 crappy performances. That's barely enough time to learn her lines

I'm available!

by Anonymousreply 14008/12/2013

Betty's "bone structure" is phenomenal, particularly for a singer - big head, long face, long nose, high cheekbones, big forehead - tons of resonator space - one reason her voice carries the way it does. She is a big woman and Tovah is tiny.

by Anonymousreply 14108/12/2013

How is "Let It Be" still running? Are there THAT many stupid tourists?

by Anonymousreply 14208/12/2013

[quote] Tovah is tiny.

Is that why her singing in Gypsy was so wretched?

by Anonymousreply 14308/12/2013

And Kay Medford knows a shitload about wretched singing...

by Anonymousreply 14408/12/2013

Has anyone noticed that this may be an intense Tony battle year: Aladdin, Carole King, Rocky, If/Then, Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish. There's going to be serious carnage this year.

by Anonymousreply 14508/12/2013

[quote]Has anyone noticed that this may be an intense Tony battle year: Aladdin, Carole King, Rocky, If/Then, Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish. There's going to be serious carnage this year.

I bet at least half of those titles will get FLOP reviews.

by Anonymousreply 14608/12/2013

Well, there's going to be a FIRST DATE album recorded. They must think there's money to be made.

by Anonymousreply 14708/12/2013

Stop complaining, r139. Call all your friends and sources and come back with fresh gossip. We must marshal our forces!

by Anonymousreply 14808/12/2013

THE VISIT!

by Anonymousreply 14908/12/2013

Anyone know the whereabouts of the "Broadway dims its lights" troll? How did he react to the news that press agent Shirley Herz will receive the honor this Wednesday? Will the light dimming tradition be sullied forever now?

by Anonymousreply 15008/12/2013

I'd rather they dim the lights than name a theater after some pencil pusher in the company office.

by Anonymousreply 15108/12/2013

Can we discuss 70 Girls 70? Could this work in a small broadway house or off-broadway? Get Betty White and Debbie Reynolds and it could be a hit.

by Anonymousreply 15208/13/2013

[quote] Can we discuss 70 Girls 70? Could this work in a small broadway house or off-broadway? Get Betty White and Debbie Reynolds and it could be a hit.

I saw a production of this a couple of years ago done by Musical Theatre Guild in L.A.

I don't really think it holds up. Even Susan Watson couldn't save their production.

by Anonymousreply 15308/13/2013

In the original 70 Girls 70 and actor dropped dead in the middle of his performance.

In true tradition, the show went on. While paramedics tried to revive the actor, Mildred Natwick immediately went on to do the next number.

She sang a beautiful ballad about old people dying.

by Anonymousreply 15408/13/2013

Did anyone see the stage musical of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg"? I saw the film last night. It seems as if a stage musical could work. Was the problem that the English lyrics weren't very good?

by Anonymousreply 15508/13/2013

Kneehigh Theatre Company did a reworked Umbrellas of Cherbourg in London two years ago. Average reviews mentioned a largely unmemorable score, with banal dialogue being sung, and that the whole thing was a bit too kitschy.

by Anonymousreply 15608/13/2013

R156, How could the score be unmemorable? A comment such as that kind of makes me dismiss the review.

by Anonymousreply 15708/13/2013

You're halfway full of shit, r154. It was David Burns who dropped dead after his big number, "Go Visit Your Grandmother." The rest if the performance that night was canceled - most of the actors were too freaked and upset to continue.

When Hans Conried was brought in to take over the role, the song was given to an actress.

by Anonymousreply 15808/13/2013

Well, you have to admit, as hypnotic as the score is, it is largely just sung dialogue and it's mostly in the same mood. I didn't see it, but I imagine that it comes across as very different on the stage.

by Anonymousreply 15908/13/2013

R158 That is not what Ken Mandelbaum wrote in his book.

'Burns number was immediately followed by leading lady Mildred Natwick's song about death, and costar Lillian Roth took Burns' lines for the rest of the evening'

Not Since Carrie, Page 270.

by Anonymousreply 16008/13/2013

Hearing Cheyenne Jackson will be Joey in Encore's " Most Happy Fella" this spring with Laura Benanti as Rosabella.

I have to say he's not looking to good lately. Here he is yesterday at a photo shoot in LA.

by Anonymousreply 16108/13/2013

Cheyenne looks like he'd be more suited to playing Joey Stefano than Joey in MHF.

by Anonymousreply 16208/13/2013

[quote]It was David Burns who dropped dead after his big number, "Go Visit Your Grandmother."

On the cast recording (never saw the show as it had closed) it was Henrietta Jacobson who did that number with Tommy Breslin. Or did they make those changes during previews? Did Burns originally have that number?

Thanks

by Anonymousreply 16308/13/2013

Burns died in Philadelphia. According to Kander and Ebb, it was during a scene with the cops coming in during a robbery, and all of the old people pretend to be infirm and a bit crazy. The audience laughed when he dropped dead because they thought it was part of the show.

by Anonymousreply 16408/13/2013

R161 that's great casting if true.

But, Cheyenne looks like he's been on a bender for a month, wha the hell happened to him? He looks dirty and used. This whole rough trade thing he's sporting is not a good look for him.

Looks like they covered up most of his tatts with makeup for the shoot.

by Anonymousreply 16508/13/2013

Can't performers get back into shape if they know they have to? Some male actors (at least on their twitters and instagrams) look they stop shaving and start eating in between shows, then shave and buff up when they're cast.

Re: Playbill.com's crappy-ass "Showmances" article, it could've been found on ivillage. They should be so mortified they remove it from the archives. Why not at least subtitle it "Broadway for Straight Chicks"?

by Anonymousreply 16608/13/2013

R84, tell yourself whatever you like, but I'm not the only one who sees straight romance everywhere in musical theatre, and few gay relationships playing out. So I'm probably not the only person who'd like to see that change. Taken from the Kevin Burrows piece on HuffPost:

[quote]The irony of being excluded from this piece was not lost on me. After all, we're not included onstage, so how could we possibly be included offstage? While many of the depicted romances occurred between men and women who were portraying couples, not one of the same-sex couples (again, including my husband and me) were afforded that opportunity. Aside from a small handful of gay-related shows, there are very few same-sex love stories being depicted onstage.

by Anonymousreply 16708/13/2013

Hearing fantastic things already about Brad Oscar in BIG FISH.

by Anonymousreply 16808/13/2013

Cheyenne's on the meth death march. Won't be long now.

Speaking of the death march, Miller Wright started out with Shirley Herz and left her,taking some top talent with him. Are lights being dimmed for him, too?

by Anonymousreply 16908/13/2013

I didn't know Brad was in BIG FISH! He really dropped off the radar for awhile - I heard he was surprisingly well-compensated by Mel Brooks for saving his ass at a moments notice when Nathan Lane got sick during THE PRODUCERS - and Brad toured with the show for years afterwards. I like him, nice guy.

by Anonymousreply 17008/13/2013

David Burns, being the biggest name in the show after Mildred Natwick, had two numbers - "The Caper" and "Go Visit." After his death, Hans Conreid came in and got "The Caper" and "Go Visit" was given to Jacobson. "GoVisit" is near the top of Act Two and "The Elephant Song" at the end of the show.

Believing Ken Mandelbaum is folly. He writes completely untrue things like "Loni Ackerman took over in THE BAKER'S WIFE and was then replaced by LuPone."

by Anonymousreply 17108/13/2013

Does anyone on here know Ken Mandelbaum? What's he like?

Also, what's Ethan Mordden like?

by Anonymousreply 17208/13/2013

R172-Ethan Mordden likes young cock.

by Anonymousreply 17308/13/2013

R171 Broadway Musicals By John Stewart also writes the same story as well.

So is both Ken Mandelbaum and John Stewart BOTH Folly for writing the same story about 70 Girls 70?

by Anonymousreply 17408/13/2013

Ethan Mordden is like a HUNDRED years old.

by Anonymousreply 17508/13/2013

So any cock would be younger.

by Anonymousreply 17608/13/2013

Mordden's BUDDY TRILOGY of short stories was so true to my life as a NYC theatre queen, it was like a documentary. I mean, it's uncanny!

by Anonymousreply 17708/13/2013

Which Fringe shows have male full-frontal?

by Anonymousreply 17808/13/2013

This is all making me want to go back and listen to my 70 Girls 70 OCR! I love that score and I can't believe that a clever new writer couldn't get the book in order without much work.

Did Kander and/or Ebb ever comment on their feelings about the original show post-closing?

It's just getting it properly cast that would hinder a Broadway revival.

by Anonymousreply 17908/13/2013

What does the title of 70 Girls 70 mean?

love Mildred Natwick, I remember laughing hysterically as a kid when she falls down the stairs in Barefoot in the Park....great comedienne.

by Anonymousreply 18008/13/2013

R180 The women and the men in the play were all 65 years or older. Tommy Breslin (GOOD NEWS) was the only young cast member. The plot: a retirement home for vaudeville/theatre folk. In order to improve the ratty conditions, the residents decide to start pulling off robberies. 70 Girls 70 was a song that referenced someone's age:

" She was 70 girls.. 70 girls..."

by Anonymousreply 18108/13/2013

I thought it meant 70 girls who were 70. Even though there weren't really 70 in the cast.

by Anonymousreply 18208/13/2013

R182- you could be correct. I don't know for sure.

by Anonymousreply 18308/13/2013

"3 Girls 3" starring Debbie Allen!!!

by Anonymousreply 18408/13/2013

70, Girls, 70 has already had a new book written - by David Thompson, and it's terrible. Everything that was fun in the original isn't, in the rewrite.

It would have been nice to discover that the show was a forgotten gem when Encores did it, but the atrocious miscasting of Olympia Dukakis (after Angela Lansbury and Debbie Reynolds both turned it down) destroyed any chance of that.

Timing was the biggest thing wrong with the original - a musical about a group of elderly show biz veterans opening a month after FOLLIES.

by Anonymousreply 18508/13/2013

I saw Andrei Serban's production of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at the Public Theater. It was exquisitely beautiful and very moving. Of course it got fucked up later on.

by Anonymousreply 18608/13/2013

And "70, Girls, 70" was based upon the movie "Make Mine Mink."

by Anonymousreply 18708/13/2013

And "Make Mine Mink" was breaded in the play "Breath of Spring," which was the officially credited source for "70, Girls, 70." I remember it was originally announced as a musical of "Make Mine Mink," but somehow the movie disappeared as a source by the time it opened.

by Anonymousreply 18808/13/2013

Remember when there used to be commercial Off-Broadway shows?

by Anonymousreply 18908/13/2013

R186-As I recall, it was pretty fucked up in the original production. Serban had no business directing a musical and that's what helped kill it.

by Anonymousreply 19008/13/2013

In "70 Girls 70" , a spirited, virile older male character is singing about HIMSELF, and his age, and the lyrics go, "Because I'm 70, Girls, 70!" He's announcing his age. It makes for a very awkward title though.

by Anonymousreply 19108/14/2013

Isn't that like a vaudeville thing...something like "30 Beautiful girls 30"!!

by Anonymousreply 19208/14/2013

That's probably what it's riffing on, or mocking, r192 , but the commas are crucial. It's what FNF says it is.

The title was also probably part of the problem. It confused people. if you didn't pay close attention, you thought it was what you thought. And then you got an intimate musical about cute elderly thieves.

by Anonymousreply 19308/14/2013

r192 is exactly right. The structure of the phrase would have resonated more in the early 70s than it does now, but vaudeville ads would often tout their shows in hat way. Only codgers would get the title immediately now.

by Anonymousreply 19408/14/2013

Isn't Laura Benanti too pretty for Rosabella? The character should be somewhat plain in order to make it credible that she would agree to marry a total stranger (even if she thought he was cute).

by Anonymousreply 19508/14/2013

thanks FirstNightFanny!

by Anonymousreply 19608/14/2013

Does anyone know who else is cast in MHF?

by Anonymousreply 19708/14/2013

[quotye]Isn't Laura Benanti too pretty for Rosabella? The character should be somewhat plain in order to make it credible that she would agree to marry a total stranger (even if she thought he was cute).

She's an a actress, she'll act plain.

by Anonymousreply 19808/14/2013

In MHF Rosabella is a desperate hash house waitress in San Francisco at the height of the Depression and sees Tony's mail order bride proposal as her last chance at happiness. It's not so much that she's plain, it's that she's almost destitute.

The musical is based on Sidney Howard's 1929 play They Knew What They Wanted. That play is never revived. Is it any good? There's also a Carole Lombard film that's mostly forgotten.

by Anonymousreply 19908/14/2013

Laura B. one of the few truly talented STAR quality people working on Broadway. Too bad she wants to be a movie star instead.

by Anonymousreply 20008/14/2013

I know it's considered one of the great classic musicals, but I find MOST HAPPY FELLA mostly a snore.

And I loathe Tony's fakey "Italian" dialect - Henry Armetta at his worst.

by Anonymousreply 20108/14/2013

If I'm not mistaken, "They Knew What They Wanted" won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Does it still work now? No theatre company has been willing to take a chance.

by Anonymousreply 20208/14/2013

I have seen the play. It si much darker than the musical, but I think it still holds up as well as any play from the 1920s. I have seen Green Grow the Lilacs as well, which is a good play, but still seems like Oklahoma!without music.

by Anonymousreply 20308/14/2013

[quote]I find MOST HAPPY FELLA mostly a snore

Well, I saw it in New York during the original run and I was sitting there minding my own business enjoying the show when all of a sudden some lady's purse falls on my head from a box seat! So I didn't get to see the end of the show.

by Anonymousreply 20408/14/2013

The 1992 revival of MHF was my first Broadway show. Loved it. Went on to play Herman in college and then Clem professionally.

by Anonymousreply 20508/14/2013

Either an overdose of 70, Girls, 70 or a lack of interest in Most Happy Fella seems to have slowed the thread to a crawl.

by Anonymousreply 20608/14/2013

Benanti is wonderful casting in that role. She is better suited to the stage, not because she is ugly. Far from it. One of the most beautiful women I've ever seen in person, but she's very angular and not quite as gorgeous on film.

by Anonymousreply 20708/14/2013

r206, because the place has been in lockdown mode for about 2 days. It just re-opened.

by Anonymousreply 20808/14/2013

Hurrah. Open the humans again. If I were going to get Oprah onto Broadway, there's only classic show for consideration: The Member of the Wedding, jujst as long as Amanda Plummer is never considered for Frankie. Oprah would be ideal and I suspect the play would still work its magic.

by Anonymousreply 20908/14/2013

Amanda's in her 50s now, isn't she? I don't think even the most desperate producer would cast her as Frankie.

by Anonymousreply 21008/14/2013

Anna Kendrick for Frankie!

by Anonymousreply 21108/14/2013

I'm available for Frankie!

by Anonymousreply 21208/14/2013

Hey, that Kathleen Chalfant's quite a looker. Does she have a gf?

by Anonymousreply 21308/14/2013

R204 That's what happens when people try to crowd too many people into a box seat.

by Anonymousreply 21408/14/2013

Laura Benanti won her Tony Award playing a "plain" girl thru most of GYPSY - it wasn't until late in Act Two that her character blossomed....

by Anonymousreply 21508/14/2013

blossomed?

really? when?

by Anonymousreply 21608/14/2013

I wonder why we haven't had a revival of Member of the Wedding on Broadway in recent decades? I wonder if it doesn't hold up?

by Anonymousreply 21708/14/2013

[quote]The Member of the Wedding, jujst as long as Amanda Plummer is never considered for Frankie

she's like 60 years old...don't worry about it

by Anonymousreply 21808/14/2013

Oh crap. No Amanda Plummer? Then that means Abigail Breslin or Demi Lovato or... one of those children. Willow Smith wouldn't really cut it, would she? I feel energized now that Primetime is over. I may stay up all night breathing some life back into this thread!!!!

by Anonymousreply 21908/14/2013

Viola Davis would be brilliant in The Member of the Wedding but Frankie and her little brother must be played by YOUNG unknowns.

Especially Frankie. You don't want to see a known quantity in that role.

by Anonymousreply 22008/14/2013

poor Viola....not another domestic role

by Anonymousreply 22108/14/2013

Saoirse Ronan for Frankie!

by Anonymousreply 22208/14/2013

Isn't Fanny cast in "8 Beautiful Girls 8" in FUNNY GIRL? At least the film version. That kind of goes along with what R192 is saying.

by Anonymousreply 22308/14/2013

Did you know that Laura Bell Bundy's had two understudies when she did Ruthless! off Broadway: Britney Spears and Natalie Portman

by Anonymousreply 22408/14/2013

you are correct r223!

by Anonymousreply 22508/14/2013

Saroise and Abigal are 19 and 17 respectively....how old is Frankie anyway....(get one of the Matlidas...lord knows there is enough of them)

by Anonymousreply 22608/14/2013

I think Frankie is just on the edge of puberty. Which in 1950, anyway, was about 13 years old.

by Anonymousreply 22708/14/2013

What's Robin de Jesus up to lately?

by Anonymousreply 22808/14/2013

I was 27 when my puberty hit!

by Anonymousreply 22908/14/2013

does the role require dancing

by Anonymousreply 23008/14/2013

There was a musical version of MotW called "F. Jasmine Adams" that ran off-Broadway. They need to revive it and rename it "Member!" to bring in the gays.

by Anonymousreply 23108/14/2013

Tylar Maynard for Frankie!

by Anonymousreply 23208/14/2013

R230 She can't dance, peoples!

by Anonymousreply 23308/14/2013

Bobby Steggart for Frankie!

by Anonymousreply 23408/14/2013

I saw the Phoenix Repertory Company Broadway revival of The Member of the Wedding back in 1975. Marybeth Hurt waa perfect as Frankie. Glenn Close played Janice in the first scene and was Hurt's understudy. A big problem with it was that someone named Marge Eliot played Bernice and she was thin and small when Bernice really should be a large woman. She's an earth mother. Esther Rolle would have made a great Bernice. Oprah would be a good Bernice. If she had to choose a vehicle for her Broadway debut this should be it.

by Anonymousreply 23508/14/2013

[quote]Glenn Close played Janice in the first scene and was Hurt's understudy

you crack me up r235....W an W for you!!!

by Anonymousreply 23608/14/2013

Jen Cody for Frankie!

by Anonymousreply 23708/15/2013

I may be way off base here, but I think Oprah would be excellent in MEMBER OF THE WEDDING. Her pussy could get a Tony out of it. Halfway to her EGOT right there.

I'm surprised she didn't try to horn in on Denzel's RAISIN IN THE SUN. With the way this cast is going, she'd make an excellent Ruth.

by Anonymousreply 23808/15/2013

I doubt very much that Oprah would accept a role like Bernice Sadie Brown. Something of a throwback, don't you think?

There's a reason it's rarely revived.

by Anonymousreply 23908/15/2013

Andrew Keenan Bolger for Frankie. He's the right size in his skivvies.

by Anonymousreply 24008/15/2013

Yup

by Anonymousreply 24108/15/2013

AKB is better suited for the Brandon de Wilde role.

by Anonymousreply 24208/15/2013

R242. LOL. Thought the same thing, but that would really be an age stretch. Isn't that character supposed to be like 10? AKB can and does play young, but maybe not that young!

by Anonymousreply 24308/15/2013

[quote]Did you know that Laura Bell Bundy's had two understudies when she did Ruthless! off Broadway: Britney Spears and Natalie Portman

And apparently I saw Spears as LBB was out.No longer have the playbill. Sylvia Miles was a guest star for a limited time playing the agent. I believe I read somewhere that Portman never got to go on.

by Anonymousreply 24408/15/2013

R239 has obviously never seen The Women of Brewster Place, The Color Purple, Beloved or Lee Daniels' The Butler.

by Anonymousreply 24508/15/2013

So when will they announce Oprah's Broadway debut? Will it come out of nowhere, like Denzel's Raisin? Word on the street is that it may actually be the long-awaited Mame revival.

by Anonymousreply 24608/15/2013

Caroline O'Connor must've decided against doing Gypsy because of A Christmas Story...

by Anonymousreply 24708/15/2013

[quote]Word on the street is that it may actually be the long-awaited Mame revival.

Word on what street? The Highway to Hell?

by Anonymousreply 24808/15/2013

I seriously think they need to do a musical version of "The Goonies". Cyndi Lauper can write the score and bag another Tony. Ma Fratelli can be played by a man in drag!

by Anonymousreply 24908/15/2013

So Oprah is MAME!

by Anonymousreply 25008/15/2013

Tyler Maynard in Equus. Let's settle this discussion once and for all!

by Anonymousreply 25108/15/2013

Oprah as Mame! Tovah as Vera!

Oprah ... Tovah.

Tovah ... Oprah.

by Anonymousreply 25208/15/2013

So Roundabout is going to do that VIOLET concert for 10 weeks in January? Are they insane? No wonder they're going bankrupt.

by Anonymousreply 25308/15/2013

[quote] Tyler Maynard in Equus. Let's settle this discussion once and for all!

But does hung like a horse qualify one to PLAY a horse?

by Anonymousreply 25408/15/2013

Justin Guarini has just blogged that being on Broadway doesn't even pay enough for food!

by Anonymousreply 25508/15/2013

Anyone else get the email for Kristi Dawn tix at the Hollywood Bowl? I guess she's not selling.

by Anonymousreply 25608/15/2013

...and she wants to do Radio City? Can she fill that?

by Anonymousreply 25708/15/2013

Honey Radio City is only 6,000 seats. The Hollywood Bowl is 18,000 seats, and she's there for 2 nights.

by Anonymousreply 25808/15/2013

She should get Julie Andrews to join here as a special guest. Julie could... do a bit of speaking... from her childrens' books.

by Anonymousreply 25908/15/2013

WOW, I would definitely buy tickets for Kristen Chenoweth at Radio City, and I am unemployed!

by Anonymousreply 26008/15/2013

[quote] I would definitely buy tickets for Kristen Chenoweth at Radio City, and I am unemployed!

Kristi Dawn, patron of the downtrodden.

by Anonymousreply 26108/15/2013

I saw 70, Girls, 70 on Broadway with Hans Conried. My memory is a little hazy because I was very young. I remember how funny he was, but how weak his voice was. We could hardly hear him.

Also remember Lillian Hayman breaking out of bank vault by throwing her tremendous girth against the locked door.

While David Burns died on the road during the show, remember that there is a character (Mildred Natwick) that is supposed to die during the musical. She got to ride across the stage sitting on a heavenly cloud - probably the same one that Ellen Greene refused to ride in Rachel Lilly Rosenbloom.

Boom Ditty Boom

by Anonymousreply 26208/15/2013

Oprah...Tovah.

Uma...Yma...AND (wait for it) Huma!

by Anonymousreply 26308/15/2013

I remember in the late '70s there were always ads in the paper for summer stock season at The Star Theatre of Flint! (Michigan) They always had like Rose Marie, Margaret Whiting and two other old broads in 70, Girls, 70! I never realised it had a story, I thought it was a revue for old singers/comedians.

They also had Dottie West in Whorehouse.

by Anonymousreply 26408/15/2013

[quote] They always had like Rose Marie, Margaret Whiting and two other old broads in 70, Girls, 70! I never realised it had a story, I thought it was a revue for old singers/comedians.

It was 4 Girls 4.

by Anonymousreply 26508/15/2013

Sorry, that was "Four Girls Four". it was a revue of old big band singers. It had nothing to do with 70 Girls 70.

by Anonymousreply 26608/15/2013

R255 Justin is an ensemble level actor. He hasn't been on Broadway in years.

by Anonymousreply 26708/15/2013

Damon Intrabartolo, composer of Bare, has died. Any news on what it was? Only 39...

by Anonymousreply 26808/15/2013

Wasn't he besties with Lisa Robin Kelly?

by Anonymousreply 26908/15/2013

Justin was on Broadway last season in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. He was not an "ensemble actor", and was actually quite good.

by Anonymousreply 27008/15/2013

Has Justin Guarini ever been on Broadway before? IIRC he was announced for Good Vibrations but left after the 1st day of rehearsals, though perhaps he dodged a bullet there.

And has he ever done Shakespeare? With all the classically trained young actors in NY, is he capable of speaking in verse and moving at the same time?

by Anonymousreply 27108/15/2013

He was in Women on the Verge....and American Idiot.

by Anonymousreply 27208/15/2013

If he was capable of kissing Kelly Clarkson, he's a good enough actor to perform Shakespeare.

by Anonymousreply 27308/15/2013

Really? No gossip on the BARE composer?

by Anonymousreply 27408/15/2013

R270, Women on the Verge was in 2010.

by Anonymousreply 27508/15/2013

I'm curious about BARE's composer, too. A few years back it was reported that he was in prison for embezzling from a film company, supposedly to support a drug habit. He was also in some direct-to-DVD documentary about 15 years ago about a group of gay guys going to Burning Man that I never saw.

He wasn't involved in the latest BARE disaster at all - in fact, they scrapped a lot of his music and someone else wrote new stuff.

Sounds like he was troubled.

by Anonymousreply 27608/15/2013

He was very troubled. Depression, drugs, more drugs.

To make things eerier, just this second, as I was typing this, Damon's name scrolled up on my TV screen during the end credits of AMERICAN DREAMZ. Evidently, he did orchestrations for the Stephen Trask score. What ever happened to Trask?

by Anonymousreply 27708/15/2013

r277

He (Damon) was Mormon, right?

by Anonymousreply 27808/15/2013

The original girls of 4 Girls 4 were Rosemary Clooney, Barbara McNair, Rose Marie (who turned 90 today), and Margaret Whiting. After that first engagement, McNair was replaced with Helen O'Connell. At various times, Kaye Ballard, Kay Starr, and Martha Raye were also part of the package.

There was also a 4 Guys 4 with Jack Carter, Billy Daniels, Gordon MacRae and Johnnie Raye.

by Anonymousreply 27908/15/2013

Poor Johnnie Raye could never get a foothold in the industry because of that Prince of Wails guy.

by Anonymousreply 28008/15/2013

I honestly don't know R278. I guess I always assumed he was Catholic.

by Anonymousreply 28108/15/2013

This is the first pic that shows up on Google Image Search, but Wikipedia (I know, I know) says he went to University of Southern California.

by Anonymousreply 28208/15/2013

"The original girls of 4 Girls 4 were Rosemary Clooney, Barbara McNair, Rose Marie (who turned 90 today), and Margaret Whiting. After that first engagement, McNair was replaced with Helen O'Connell. At various times, Kaye Ballard, Kay Starr, and Martha Raye were also part of the package"

At one time, Rosemary Clooney hired nephew George to drive the cast members to and from the theatre. He told Howard Stern that Martha Raye was by far the funniest of the group.

by Anonymousreply 28308/15/2013

Clooney also tells of how the women would sometimes be forced to pee on the side of the road while travelling and instructed George to not look in the rearview mirror lest he learn "too much about the aging process".

by Anonymousreply 28408/15/2013

"Spider-Man" Broadway Actor Hurt During Show:

by Anonymousreply 28508/15/2013

"He wasn't involved in the latest BARE disaster at all - in fact, they scrapped a lot of his music and someone else wrote new stuff."

Not exactly. It's true that Damon Intrabartolo wasn't directly involved in the production of BARE, and it's true that Lynne Shankel was credited with "additional music," but I'm pretty sure the vast majority of the music was by Intrabartolo, carried over from previous versions.

by Anonymousreply 28608/15/2013

The unnamed Spiderman actor is in "serious condition" - I wonder if it was the well-hung guy who uploaded porn pics of his beautiful body

by Anonymousreply 28708/16/2013

errors in the linked story above.

The accident actually happened onstage in full view of audience. He's badly injured his leg, a motorized trapdoor snapped shut on it.

by Anonymousreply 28808/16/2013

What are the odds...?

Broadway leading lady Glory Crampton was at SPIDERMAN tonight and posted about the accident on her FB page:

[quote] This is devastating. Im at Spider Man turn off the dark tonight. They have stopped the show. A young dancers leg is caught in the trap door. They seem to be sawing the stage to get him out. PLEASE say prayers for this young man.

by Anonymousreply 28908/16/2013

link r287?

by Anonymousreply 29008/16/2013

I can't believe this idiotic that at Broadwayworld is for real

by Anonymousreply 29108/16/2013

[quote] this idiotic that at Broadwayworld

oh my

by Anonymousreply 29208/16/2013

Oh, confused by the titles I guess. I think it was the O'Connell version minus Clooney that played in Flint all the time but obviously I have a terrible memory.

by Anonymousreply 29308/16/2013

For R290:

by Anonymousreply 29408/16/2013

[quote] I wonder if it was the well-hung guy who uploaded porn pics of his beautiful body

But where is the link for THOSE photos??!!!???!!

by Anonymousreply 29508/16/2013

Here you go..........NOT SAFE FOR WORK

by Anonymousreply 29608/16/2013

WOW. He's a big, strappin' lad.

by Anonymousreply 29708/16/2013

r296 He would have got his schlong caught in the trap door.

by Anonymousreply 29808/16/2013

Spiderman actor reminds me of poor Ann Crumb in ASPECTS OF LOVE

by Anonymousreply 29908/16/2013

What happened to Ann Crumb?

by Anonymousreply 30008/16/2013

[quote]What happened to Ann Crumb?

She got her dick stuck in a trap door. Duh.

by Anonymousreply 30108/16/2013

During London ASPECTS, a trap door caught her foot and severed it. Very bad. I remember reading about it

by Anonymousreply 30208/16/2013

And what's worse, Heather Mills lost her whole leg in the same week - completely stealing the column inches from Ann.

by Anonymousreply 30308/16/2013

When I did a search on Adam Roberts' Twitter name (@adamant9) a conversation popped up where someone (a) asked for prayers and (b) confirmed that the injured person was NOT Adam.

So, that gorgeous cock and face are safe.

by Anonymousreply 30408/16/2013

Don't hate me because I'm a star-fucker.

by Anonymousreply 30508/16/2013

I wonder if Chey Chey sampled Tyler Maynard.

by Anonymousreply 30608/16/2013

Injured performer is Daniel Curry

by Anonymousreply 30708/16/2013

And a reader comment after that article makes me wish I hadn't just posted that.

[quote] You say in your article that a spokesman would not confirm the name of the actor because his family hadn't been notified, yet you gave a name here? That is incredibly disrespectful and irresponsible. Shame on you.

by Anonymousreply 30808/16/2013

Why did no English language production of Kristina from Duvmala ever happen? The score is a thousand times better than Rebecca, even if there are some truly shitty songs (Wildcat Money sounds like something left over from Chess).

by Anonymousreply 30908/16/2013

[quote]During London ASPECTS, a trap door caught her foot and severed it. Very bad. I remember reading about it

I once got my high button shoe caught on the saloon staircase in DESTRY RIDES AGAIN. I almost fell but my quick thinking (grabbed on on to the railing) saved the day ...and my performance!

by Anonymousreply 31008/16/2013

Who the fuck is Doe-Doe?

by Anonymousreply 31108/16/2013

I don't think the accident with Ann Crumb actually severed her foot - I mean, she did do the show in NY a year later.

by Anonymousreply 31208/16/2013

Ann Crumb doing "Master Class" three years ago.

by Anonymousreply 31408/16/2013

Both the leading ladies of Aspects of Love have virtually disappeared. WHatever happened to what's-her-name, Kathleen McRowe or whatever, who played the other part?

by Anonymousreply 31508/16/2013

Kathleen Rowe McAllen. She was great and I saw in her INTO THE WOODS on tour. WEHTH?

by Anonymousreply 31608/16/2013

Not many have the talent survive ALW, dolls.

By the way, did I mention he drinks?

by Anonymousreply 31708/16/2013

"No actor ever got injured from a well-written book and an interesting score." -- theatre columnist Michael Dale

by Anonymousreply 31808/16/2013

R313 That horse is dead and buried, hon.

by Anonymousreply 31908/16/2013

[quote] No actor ever got injured from a well-written book and an interesting score

Ooh, no she DIDN'T!

by Anonymousreply 32008/16/2013

R319 Amen.

by Anonymousreply 32108/16/2013

r309. Agreed. I love "You Have to Be There"

by Anonymousreply 32208/16/2013

[quote] That horse is dead and buried, hon.

Did somebody call me?

by Anonymousreply 32308/16/2013

Is there any way to find out how much theater companies here in NYC pay their writers, directors, and musical directors? I'm a member of a theater company and we need to find out (for legal reasons) if what we're paying ours is in line with everybody else. (We only need to know about venues, either on or off Broadway, with 200-600 seats.)

I realize this would be very insider knowledge (and therefore virtually impossible to obtain except by direct contact with the companies themselves) but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 32408/16/2013

What will close first: First Date or Soul Doctor?

by Anonymousreply 32508/16/2013

Colonel Mustard in the Library with the Michael Arden nudie pix.

by Anonymousreply 32608/16/2013

Speaker of Arden, Damon Int#$%%^% might have had his nudes.

by Anonymousreply 32708/16/2013

Was the trap door made out of lawnmower blades?

by Anonymousreply 32808/16/2013

r284, that reminds me of Antonia Fraser's story about how she and another woman her age (might have been Judi Dench) had been planning on going swimming, only Jude Law was around and they didn't want to disillusion him.

by Anonymousreply 32908/16/2013

R228, how timely was your Robin De Jesus inquiry!

So is he a top or a bottom? Is he hung?

by Anonymousreply 33008/16/2013

I love that there's a play called Patti Issues.

We all have them.

by Anonymousreply 33108/16/2013

Robin De Jesus is straight

by Anonymousreply 33208/16/2013

Maybe his dick is straight when he sees a naked chorus boy r332, but that is about it.

by Anonymousreply 33308/16/2013

Very funny, R332.

by Anonymousreply 33408/16/2013

more dick pix

by Anonymousreply 33508/16/2013

Where are the Barbara Cook nude pix?

by Anonymousreply 33608/16/2013

R336 In Stevie Wonder's private collection.

by Anonymousreply 33708/16/2013

Why are 5 plays of Lucy Thurber getting first class productions in New York right now? I got comps to 2 of them so far (I saw the earlier Scarcity production with DL fave Michael T. Weiss and Jessie Eisenberg and won't see that again).

Both plays (KILLERS and WHERE WE WERE BORN) have the same annoying lead character. She is the most unlikeable and erratic main character in both plays. True in KILLERS, they don't act like human but types, and BORN at least the characters seem to make legitimate emotional decisions. Except for the main character, who everyone says is the talented one who will move out of their small town to make something of herself. I don't see it.

Should I even go to the other 2? The plot of these two plays are so similar that it's embarrassing.

There are 2 pluses: in KILLERS, some lucky audience members get to see the member of Shane McCrae, the rest of us gets to see the low hanging balls. And in BORN, we get to see Christopher Abbott of GIRLS fame in an underwear. He has a tummy, but he's a cute jew pretending to be white trash.

The whole series seems to be a white trash version of the Horton Foote plays cycle.

Please skip. Please.

by Anonymousreply 33808/16/2013

r338, could you please post the exact seating area where one would have to sit to see Shane McRae's penis??

by Anonymousreply 33908/17/2013

R330 glad I asked! nice to see him working. Glad to let you know he's an uncut hung bottom. After a hot one nighter a couple years back, I've been soft on him :)

by Anonymousreply 34008/17/2013

Maybe Spider-Man can cast the girl that lost both feet at six flags.

by Anonymousreply 34208/17/2013

Hows Rory's new liver?

by Anonymousreply 34308/17/2013

It's engaged, R343.

by Anonymousreply 34408/17/2013

Who's the lucky boy, R344?

by Anonymousreply 34508/17/2013

"I would say that only people sitting far stage right would be able to see anything, Unless he has a well placed hand."

So in other words, r341, far house left?

by Anonymousreply 34608/17/2013

R344 Engaged or engorged?

by Anonymousreply 34708/17/2013

I guess with Billy Porter on Fire Island this weekend, who am I seeing as his understudy and is he any good?

by Anonymousreply 34808/17/2013

OMG. No one has seen Faith Prince as Hannigan, because she's already begun calling out. At this rate, how will she ever maintain a reputation for there's no business like show business.

by Anonymousreply 34908/17/2013

If you were in a crappy, flop production of Annie that no one wants to see, or a production that trashes a beloved fairy tale in which you are forced to fly clumsily while wearing purple antlers, wouldn't you call out as often as you could?

by Anonymousreply 35008/18/2013

Hey kids,

I'm available to play Miss Hannigan for the next two months!

by Anonymousreply 35108/18/2013

I don't think those pics would hurt Adam Roberts career as a B'way chorus boy at all. Why do people in the States get so het up about nudity anyway like it's always some career killer if you're seen naked? Big deal. It's especially welcome if you have a good body. Americans need to stop being puritanical about nudity and adopt a more European attitude about it. I mean, you all look, don't you? You all want to see it. So just relax and enjoy it.

by Anonymousreply 35208/18/2013

R353. Someone on Bww.com saw 6 shows in four days last week and the ladies were both out. I didn't realize Annie had Friday matinees. Maybe Faith has it in her contract not to do Friday matinees.

by Anonymousreply 35408/18/2013

Faith had an appearance at Tanglewood on Friday with the Boston Pops, booked prior to her casting in Annie.

by Anonymousreply 35508/18/2013

"Why do people in the States get so het up about nudity anyway like it's always some career killer if you're seen naked?"

I don't think it was the nudity as much as it is his posing like a Falcon Porn Star.

by Anonymousreply 35608/18/2013

What show is that ginge who was recently in Broadway Bares in? He did a photoshoot with a hard-on.

by Anonymousreply 35708/18/2013

Ricky Schoeder? I wanna see the pics!

by Anonymousreply 35808/18/2013

Rory's fiancé is Gerold Schroeder

by Anonymousreply 35908/18/2013

No, the guy on the right.

by Anonymousreply 36008/18/2013

So we've moved from Rory's liver to Rory's lover? Are they both engorged?

by Anonymousreply 36108/18/2013

Ricky Schroder's lover is Jerry Mitchell. Mitchell flew to KC to see R.S. in a production of FOOTLOOSE three weeks ago.

by Anonymousreply 36208/18/2013

[quote] Mitchell flew to KC to see R.S. in a production of FOOTLOOSE three weeks ago.

Juicy.

by Anonymousreply 36308/18/2013

Girls, "Gypsy" is on later tonight - 11:45 PM EST, on TCM!!

by Anonymousreply 36408/18/2013

R363- and he wasn't even the lead. Just one of the chorus.

by Anonymousreply 36508/18/2013

Extremely rare recording of Barbra Streisand and her mother singing "Summertime" in an operatic voice. Diana Kind sings first and then Barbra.

by Anonymousreply 36608/18/2013

I saw Kathleen Rowe McAllen post "Aspects" at the North Shore Music Theatre starring in "Evita"

by Anonymousreply 36708/18/2013

r366

Wrong thread?

by Anonymousreply 36808/18/2013

Jerry and Ricky were at the Ascencion party in Fire Isle 2day. I think Billy Porter, too.

by Anonymousreply 36908/18/2013

He was announced to be at Fire Island, which was a disappointment since I was seeing KB. Imagine my surprise when he showed up on stage. Very energetic performance, but a bit grotesque in facial expressions. Stark Sands is cute but he thinks too highly of himself and his talent.

by Anonymousreply 37008/18/2013

Stark Sands sounds like the name of an abstract beachscape painting.

by Anonymousreply 37108/18/2013

R371 I always thought it sounded like a beach condo community.

by Anonymousreply 37208/18/2013

Stark had a nice ginger bushed cock (two full frontal scenes) in the workshop of Wildhorn's BONNIE & CLYDE the musical in California.

by Anonymousreply 37308/18/2013

Have photos of Stark's nude scene leaked? He was adorable in that Charles Busch movie.

by Anonymousreply 37408/18/2013

The ginger in r360's post is UGLY. It could only be mitigated slightly if he has a big dick.

by Anonymousreply 37508/18/2013

Is everyone else on vacation, too?

by Anonymousreply 37608/19/2013

Faith was only out for a pre-arrranged gig at Tanglewood, that she was committed to before ANNIE came along.

by Anonymousreply 37708/19/2013

Bizarre Faith Prince sighting yesterday-she was literally walking in the bicycle lane up Ninth Avenue betw 47th/48th streets, wearing a weird all-black ensemble, black wig and black boots. She sorta looked like a dominatrix. She was on her phone. And she didn't look happy. I guess she couldn't bother herself to be on the sidewalk with all us peasants and whores.

by Anonymousreply 37808/19/2013

I don't think that was Faith, r378.

by Anonymousreply 37908/19/2013

So where is Andre Martin?

by Anonymousreply 38008/20/2013

R381 She's scissoring with Kathleen Chalfant, selling nude pictures of Michael Arden on eBay, and performing Rory's liver transplant.

by Anonymousreply 38208/20/2013

So smore2 will be producing Dames at Sea on Broadway in 2014. With Randy Skinner directing and choreographing. Is that a viable idea in 2014?

by Anonymousreply 38308/20/2013

R384 I guess we didn't know it because it's not true.

by Anonymousreply 38508/20/2013

Few people know this, but Doris Day was also in the performance of "Our American Cousin" at which Lincoln was shot.

by Anonymousreply 38608/20/2013

And Lucille Ball was Shakespeare's original choice for Juliet, but women weren't allowed to appear on stage back then.

by Anonymousreply 38808/20/2013

Did you miss this part, R387?

[quote] She is not the Doris Day of later movie fame

So, nobody cares.

by Anonymousreply 38908/20/2013

R387 and R390, please collectively fuck off. No one cares about some unknown bitch from the 30s.

AS IF we would even be speaking about any other Doris Day.

by Anonymousreply 39108/20/2013

[quote] No one cares about some unknown bitch from the 30s.

You just pissed off a lot of Doris Day fans.

by Anonymousreply 39208/20/2013

The first Doris should've joined SAG; then Ms. Kappelhoff would've had a problem when she began her acting career (after establishing herself as a vocalist under the DD moniker.)

by Anonymousreply 39308/20/2013

Doris Day died?

by Anonymousreply 39408/20/2013

Charita Bauer (Bert GL) originated the part of Little Mary in the original production.

Mary Stuart (Jo SFT) and Arlene Francis was in the original company.

Along with Jane Seymour who played Nancy Blake

by Anonymousreply 39508/20/2013

Kristin Bauer van Straten IS "Mame"!!

by Anonymousreply 39608/20/2013

[quote]So smore2 will be producing Dames at Sea on Broadway in 2014. With Randy Skinner directing and choreographing. Is that a viable idea in 2014?

Wow, cool preliminary website. Great graphics. It would be perfect for The Helen Hayes, but as long as "Rock Of Ages" is selling beer, it will never die.

by Anonymousreply 39708/20/2013

The Shubert's should add a couple of seats to The Little Shubert and get Broadway status. beautiful new theater sitting there rotting.

by Anonymousreply 39808/20/2013

Where is The Little Shubert...I never even notice it.

by Anonymousreply 39908/20/2013

The graphics on the Dames at Sea website reminds me of the old Christopher Street Magazine cartoon of Oklahomosexual!

by Anonymousreply 40008/20/2013

Donna Kane IS Mona!

Mara Davi IS Ruby!

Ricky Schroeder IS the love interest!

Ed Staudenmeyer IS the Captain!

by Anonymousreply 40108/20/2013

[quote]And Lucille Ball was Shakespeare's original choice for Juliet, but women weren't allowed to appear on stage back then

Actually, that's just what they told the press. The real reason is that Shakespeare simply thought Lucille was too old.

by Anonymousreply 40208/20/2013

Sally Struthers IS Dolly!(as least the bus and truck, one-night-stand version)

by Anonymousreply 40308/20/2013

[quote]Where is The Little Shubert...I never even notice it.

It's on 42nd Street just past Theater Row across from Ollies. They are playing some kids show about harry Potter right now.

by Anonymousreply 40408/20/2013

Isn't Struthers a horrible choice for Dolly?

She's so heavy she'll gasp for air when she sings...and I can't imagine her voice cutting it.

by Anonymousreply 40508/20/2013

R405, have you ever heard Sally Struthers sing? Or are you just guessing she can't sing well enough for Dolly, a role that has been played by several women who were not especially strong singers?

by Anonymousreply 40608/20/2013

[quote]The Shubert's should add a couple of seats to The Little Shubert and get Broadway status. beautiful new theater sitting there rotting

The Little Shubert is a terrible theater. It's actually more like a movie theater. I've been twice and even in the 5th row you feel really far away. How bad of a design to you have to have to make 5th row seem far in an OFF Broadway house?

by Anonymousreply 40708/20/2013

If it is way over on 42nd Street I don't think it qualifies as a Bway house. Isn't there a geographical rule. (like it has to be between certain streets.)

by Anonymousreply 40808/20/2013

So, DAMES AT SEA? Will anyone under 60 get the references?

by Anonymousreply 40908/20/2013

r401, thank you for remembering Donna Kane!!

Did we ever find out WHET both her and her hot homo Boy Next Door Jason Workman?

by Anonymousreply 41008/21/2013

R410 Isn't Donna teaching somewhere? Loved her in MEET ME IN ST.LOUIS. Her duet with Workmam "You are for Loving" was perfection!

by Anonymousreply 41108/21/2013

What happened to Donna Kane is that she was not especially loved by the MMISL company. In other words, she blew her big chance by being a bitch.

Jason Workman, on the other hand - he moved out to LA and came out in a big way, did something at the Pasadena Playhouse, and then ... ???

by Anonymousreply 41208/21/2013

[quote]How bad of a design to you have to have to make 5th row seem far in an OFF Broadway house?

Did you forget your Opera glasses again Grandma?

If it is way over on 42nd Street I don't think it qualifies as a Bway house. Isn't there a geographical rule. (like it has to be between certain streets.)

No not geographical. The Little Shubert is closer to the rest of the theaters than Lincoln Center is. It's a seating rule. 499 seats is Off Broadway, 500 is Broadway.

by Anonymousreply 41308/21/2013

Jason Workman is two months shy of 51. Still looks pretty good.

by Anonymousreply 41408/21/2013

More of elder hottie Jason Workman.

by Anonymousreply 41508/21/2013

This should be a better link that 414.

by Anonymousreply 41608/21/2013

Jason looks very content. Good for him!

by Anonymousreply 41708/21/2013

My, Jason, what big feet and hands you have....yum.....

by Anonymousreply 41808/21/2013

Let's leave poor Sally Struthers alone. A girl has to eat. I worked with her in Maine. She's a great person.

by Anonymousreply 41908/21/2013

R419 Sally Struthers is MAINE!

by Anonymousreply 42008/21/2013

[quote]Let's leave poor Sally Struthers alone. A girl has to eat.

How much more could she possibly eat?

by Anonymousreply 42108/21/2013

They're so desperate to sell tickets to Annie that they're starting many performances at 6:30. Next it will be showing matinees only. And for that gray production...

by Anonymousreply 42208/21/2013

Sally's contract in Maine calls for all the lobster she can put away. Doesn't she eat lobster on the stage in the Harmonia Gardens?

by Anonymousreply 42308/21/2013

r395, that's a different Mary Stuart. The daytime TV actress was born in 1926 and the Broadway Mary Stuart has credits before that.

by Anonymousreply 42408/21/2013

Donna Kane is an INCREDIBLE singer, a lousy actress, a sweet lady and a huge pain in the ass.

by Anonymousreply 42508/21/2013

r425, would love to hear specific stories about how Donna Kane can be simultaneously a sweet lady and a huge pain in the ass (which seems incongruous).

Also r412, if you have any stories to share about why Donna was hated by the MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS company, would love to hear those too!

by Anonymousreply 42608/21/2013

The only good things I can remember about that Meet Me in St. Louis production were Jason Workman in a tight white suit and Betty Garrett as the maid.

by Anonymousreply 42708/21/2013

I remember Charlotte Moore as being a total wash-out in that production, with none of the warmth that should hold the family together. And in the one song she had to sing, she sounded like crap. I remember one of the papers referring to "the parents' duet, 'Wasn't It Fun?'. (No)"

by Anonymousreply 42808/21/2013

Saw Sally Struther in one of the Minksy's workshops (whatever happend to that show?) and she was terrific

by Anonymousreply 42908/21/2013

Sally's aces. Great lady

by Anonymousreply 43008/21/2013

Sally Struthers ate Rachel Dratch!

by Anonymousreply 43108/22/2013

I saw Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike with the new cast and have to agree with the previous poster who said the woman playing Nina is AWFUL. Amateur-ish performance, and she is totally miscast physically. She's not overweight, but she's big-boned and kind of plain. Not someone who a movie star would see as a threat.

Gotta love Julie White, though.

by Anonymousreply 43208/22/2013

Speaking of MGM musicals onstage, did anyone see stage version of Eater Parade that was Broadway-bound but never made it?

by Anonymousreply 43308/22/2013

I meant EaSter Parade

by Anonymousreply 43408/22/2013

[quote]stage version of Eater Parade

Now THERE'S a part for Sally Struthers! I smell TONY! (Or is it just a ham?)

by Anonymousreply 43508/22/2013

Eater Parade!

At long last! A Broadway musical for fat fetishists. I see long kick-lines of chorus boys being force-fed by their growth enablers. It'll run for forty years!

by Anonymousreply 43608/22/2013

So now Vicky absents herself from the flying antlers from September through January. Good deal, though. Rebecca Luker will be replacing her in the purple dress, while Mr. Luker toils away at the Met Opera!

by Anonymousreply 43708/22/2013

I would pay for that show r436.

by Anonymousreply 43808/22/2013

In NYC for four days in early September. What is the one Broadway show I must see?

by Anonymousreply 43908/22/2013

How about The Glass Menagerie, (R439)?

by Anonymousreply 44008/22/2013

No discussion about Cheyenne in Encores "Most Happy Fella?" What's happened to DL?

by Anonymousreply 44108/22/2013

Garrett Hawe is playing Barnaby. He's very cute, what do we know about him ?

by Anonymousreply 44208/22/2013

They can announce Cheyenne til the cows come home. There's no way he'll clean up his act by then. The hard drugs permanently fuck your brain.

by Anonymousreply 44308/22/2013

Isn't Joey supposed to be an irresistible, virile young stud? Cheyenne is too old and busted looking to be playing those roles anymore.

by Anonymousreply 44408/22/2013

G Hawe - big PU**Y hound

by Anonymousreply 44508/22/2013

[quote] At long last! A Broadway musical for fat fetishists. I see long kick-lines of chorus boys being force-fed by their growth enablers. It'll run for forty years!

Get me Kathleen Turner!

by Anonymousreply 44608/22/2013

The thought of Rebecca Luker being hoisted up in the air on a wire somehow appeals to me.

by Anonymousreply 44708/22/2013

Hopefully they will insist that Cheyenne cover thos nasty prison tats.

by Anonymousreply 44808/22/2013

How to interpret Vicky's leave(s) of absence:

She is such a big Broadway star that the absence(s) were written into her contract.

She is such an easily replaceable nobody that the clueless audiences won't miss her.

What is it with Rebecca Luker? Why doesn't she originate roles any more.

by Anonymousreply 44908/22/2013

[quote]What is it with Rebecca Luker? Why doesn't she originate roles any more.

Middle age and more girth to her frame.

by Anonymousreply 45008/22/2013

Big Fish had its final run thru in the rehearsal room today. Is anyone buying tickets?

by Anonymousreply 45108/22/2013

Nikka Graff Lanzarone - another example of the "Why the fuck do you need to use three names when you already have a distinctive first and last name that no other Equity member shares and that will never allow you to be confused with anyone else in the world?" phenomenon

by Anonymousreply 45208/22/2013

By the way, did we ever find out if the rumor is true that Nolan shows the Funk Junk in that new movie?

by Anonymousreply 45308/22/2013

[quote]Middle age and more girth to her frame.

Vicky Clark has Rebecca Luker beat in both departments. I'm sure the stage hands who have to pull those winches are THRILLED with this new casting news.

by Anonymousreply 45408/22/2013

no penis r453....only the porn stars show the dirty parts. The legit actors keep covered.

by Anonymousreply 45508/22/2013

God DAMN it!! Can't we get Nolan to co-star in a production of EQUUS with Mr. Jamie Farr at the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre or something?

by Anonymousreply 45608/22/2013

R439, I was just in NY. For me, "Pippin" is the show to see.

by Anonymousreply 45708/22/2013

R452 I think in her case she wants to include the "Graff" to highlight her theater family heritage.

by Anonymousreply 45808/22/2013

Who does she think she is, Ethel Barrymore Colt??

by Anonymousreply 45908/22/2013

Who she be related to r458?

by Anonymousreply 46008/22/2013

Which Graff is she related to? Randy? Ilene??

by Anonymousreply 46108/22/2013

R460 Randy, Todd and Ilene Graff.

by Anonymousreply 46208/22/2013

Todd and Ilene are siblings. Randy is their cousin. Nikka is Ilene's daughter.

by Anonymousreply 46308/22/2013

Work isn't easy to come by for either Victoria Clark or Rebecca Luker. They're both just old enough that roles for them and the styles that suit their vocal equipment best are pretty much a thing of the past. A shame, because they are both very enjoyable performers.

by Anonymousreply 46408/23/2013

Most would probably say she's a Phyllis, but it might have been interesting to see Luker as Sally opposite Danny Burstein.

And I don't associate "girth" with Rebecca Luker.

by Anonymousreply 46508/23/2013

Does that poor Nikka girl sing like Randy?

by Anonymousreply 46608/23/2013

Why does this "Sound of Music" casting stink so much? That's all they can dredge up??

by Anonymousreply 46708/23/2013

Oh Roger. Always drawing attention to yourself. Girth indeed.

by Anonymousreply 46808/23/2013

I just hope that the TV broadcast retains "An Ordinary Couple." I really prefer that over the movie song. Always have. I know I am in the minority.

by Anonymousreply 46908/23/2013

An Ordinary Couple is one of the worst songs Rodgers and Hammerstein ever wrote. Give Ted Chapin a glass of wine at a party, and he'll tear it apart.

by Anonymousreply 47008/23/2013

R452 why does she need any names? I once referred to her as "the girl with the nose from Women on the Verge" and my friends knew exactly who I was talking about.

by Anonymousreply 47108/23/2013

Mr. Lanzarone must have very strong genes.

by Anonymousreply 47208/23/2013

Does Carrie U. have ANY acting experience?

by Anonymousreply 47308/23/2013

The shoulda got me for Maria if that Limey bitch couldn't make sense of the lyric.

by Anonymousreply 47508/23/2013

If you want to see the best WORST performance of the year, you cannot miss Betty Buckley in The Old Friends. First, this the most action-packed Horton Foote play I have even seen. But, she plays a variation of every crazy character she has played in the past few years including Norma Desmond and that woman in the cabin in The Happening.

She is the whirling dervish in the middle of this play, and she seems to be auditioning for Sweet Bird of Youth. To miss it is to miss the talk of the town in September.

Other notes: Who decided that Cotter Smith is a hunky older man? He's not. And Veanne Cox acts up a storm, but unlike Betty, in a good way. Bitchy, but understandably so. Lois Smith, bless her heart, remembered her lines and Hallie Foote is the deer in the headlights because she thinks she's in one of her father's better more subtle plays. This is so not the case. it's as if someone dared Foote to write an episode of Dynasty. And it's a hoot.

by Anonymousreply 47608/23/2013

What passes for "action packed" in a Horton Foote play? Does someone sit down?

by Anonymousreply 47708/23/2013

Dead Horton is seeing a lot more action now than he ever did when he was alive.

by Anonymousreply 47808/23/2013

"I defy anybody to make sense of the SOMETHING GOOD lyric. Even Julie Andrews was confounded by it (see her DVD commentary)."

I think you're mixing it up with "I Have Confidence", which is the song she says on the DVD commentary that she had trouble making sense of.

She doesn't mention any trouble with "Something Good", which is not really a particularly confusing lyric - it's a variation on the familiar concept of "What did I do to deserve this?"

by Anonymousreply 47908/23/2013

Oh, r474, I hate to see you make a fool of yourself. Hating "Something Good" is fine (although I fail to see what you don't understand in the lyric), but "An Ordinary Couple" and the word "superb" don't belong in the same sentence together. It's one of the dreariest melodies ever from the man who, in the words of his daughter, "peed melody." This melody he should have flushed down the loo.

And Hammerstein's lyric is even worse. It's the kind of lyric Sondheim is thinking of when he disses his mentor (not that he doesn't have some stinkers of his own).

The song has been given the cold-shoulder because even the R&H organization recognizes what a drab piece of crap it is.

by Anonymousreply 48008/23/2013

Any backstage tension between Betty and Veanne yet? You know it's gonna happen soon if you've ever worked with either of those ladies.

by Anonymousreply 48108/23/2013

Do tell about Veanne, r481! Obviously we all know about Batshit Betty, but I hadn't heard that Veanne is difficult!

by Anonymousreply 48208/23/2013

wow Shuler, Cheynenne and Laura in Most Happy Fella--thats earth shatteringly obvious--and whats the deal-they need to cast and announce Encores shows almost a year in advance?

by Anonymousreply 48308/23/2013

And yet still no Lovett for Bryn Terfel's Sweeney Todd...

by Anonymousreply 48408/23/2013

[quote]they need to cast and announce Encores shows almost a year in advance?

subscribers I guess.

by Anonymousreply 48508/23/2013

It gives the ENCORES subscription crowd (average age=103) something to hang on for.

by Anonymousreply 48608/23/2013

R484 Lyle Lovett IS Mrs. Lovett!

by Anonymousreply 48708/23/2013

Yes, you're right, r479. I confused songs.

But I pity you, r480. No sense of romance. But life goes on.

Why SOMETHING GOOD is inexplicable is that its content runs counter to everything we know about Maria up to that point. In the scene leading up to CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN, she tells the Mother Abbess how very happy her parents were, that her childhood was filled with love--the girl was singing all the time! Then in SOMETHING GOOD, she does a 180 degree turnaround and claims she must have a wicked, miserable past where the odds of her doing "something good" were slender. Would a person "born of love" second-guess themselves that way? No, I don't think so. So, yes, the number is inconsistent with the character as she has been presented to us up to that point.

by Anonymousreply 48808/24/2013

And, by the way, the R&H Org jettisoned the Robert Russell Bennett orchestrations when they did the show at NYCO so I wouldn't exactly look to them as standard-bearers of taste and artistic judgment.

by Anonymousreply 48908/24/2013

Oh, fuck SOMETHING GOOD.

If they cut my TWO numbers ("How Can Love Survive?" and "No Way to Stop It") - which they probably will because they aren't in the movie - there will be hell to pay.

by Anonymousreply 49008/24/2013

There isn't going to be a Baroness.

by Anonymousreply 49108/24/2013

"Amelie" is coming to Broadway.

by Anonymousreply 49208/24/2013

LOL R486, so very, very true.

by Anonymousreply 49308/24/2013

The lines you're quoting aren't in the movie, r488, just the stage show. The Maria in the movie has a tendency to be pretty hard on herself ("Oh please Mother, do let me ask for forgiveness"... "And what's worse I can't seem to stop saying things, anything and everything I think and feel... oh, but it's terrible, Reverend Mother!" "I'm far too outspoken, it's one of my worst faults." "To have asked for his love would have been wrong.") She clearly has some guilt issues that she beats herself up over. I can buy that Andrews's Maria has inflated minor childhood mistakes into thinking she had a wicked childhood.

r489, who re-orchestrated the show for City Opera?

by Anonymousreply 49408/24/2013

I worked with Veanne a million years ago. She was a nice girl, but even at 24 years of age, I could see she was exacting, and liked things to go a certain way. Nothing a very dedicated, and concerned actress wouldn't do. She did lean toward being a bit high strung, but never high maintenance. I hope she hasn't changed, I liked her.

by Anonymousreply 49508/24/2013

I wonder how queeny Max will be in the new Sound of Music. The last two productions I've seen (outdoor production in London and the last UK revival) have both portrayed him as a huge flamer.

by Anonymousreply 49608/24/2013

Seems to me that "perhaps I had a wicked childhood" is Maria being self-effacing, not guilt-ridden.

by Anonymousreply 49708/24/2013

I love how "Kelli O'Hara" is such a razor sharp bitch on these threads though I suspect she's quite dull in real life.

by Anonymousreply 49808/24/2013

The only role Cheyenne could convincingly play now would be if someone shoved a beehive on his head and cast him in The Amy Winehouse Story. He could play her in the second, and final, act.

by Anonymousreply 49908/24/2013

You bitches who know The Sound of Music so well are fuckin' sad. It's a musical about fucking the babysitter. No getting around it.

by Anonymousreply 50008/24/2013

I'm sure Betty and Veanne get along fine. They have Nicky Silver in common.

by Anonymousreply 50108/24/2013

Oh, R500, so edgy. Yeah, it takes such time to know SOM so well. What theatre group from amateur to professional has ever staged it? What high school has ever performed it? And the movie version. It's so obscure. Who can remember who is in it or what was sung?

Back to the adults.

Elaine Stritch sings the hell out of "Something Good" in her one woman show as she reflects on her own marriage which came later in life.

by Anonymousreply 50208/24/2013

[quote]Elaine Stritch sings the hell out of "Something Good" in her one woman show as she reflects on her own marriage which came later in life.

Shouldn't that be, the audience is in hell while she sings.....

by Anonymousreply 50308/24/2013

[quote] Elaine Stritch sings the hell out of "Something Good" in her one woman show as she reflects on her own marriage which came later in life.

She's actually singing about muffins, which she has in endless supply.

by Anonymousreply 50408/24/2013

Veanne was one of the best Amys ever in the revival of Company (with Boyd Gaines).

Betty coughed up a hairball in Cats.

by Anonymousreply 50508/24/2013

The song in at its superb glory. Sounds like a Jerry Hernan reject .

by Anonymousreply 50608/24/2013

[quote] I love how "Kelli O'Hara" is such a razor sharp bitch on these threads

She and Sutton Foster are embroiled in a nasty feud.

When they find themselves booked on the same show (Kennedy Center Honors), producers have to place them at opposite ends at the finale.

by Anonymousreply 50708/24/2013

There's only room for one mediocre talent on this stage!

by Anonymousreply 50808/24/2013

R508. If Sherie Rene Scott is anywhere within, as they say, spitting distance, that must be some logistical nightmare to keep those three divas apart.

by Anonymousreply 50908/24/2013

I'm available for the Baroness! I played it once and I can play it again!

by Anonymousreply 51008/24/2013

If that's how you've spent your life, R502, spending hours watching church groups perform The Sound of Music, that's your problem. Mercifully, some of us have much better things to do.

by Anonymousreply 51108/24/2013

Well say whant you will but I love the melody of 'An Ordinary Couple.' hated the Luker revival... everything (scenic design) was set outside.

Give me the first national with Henderson. Tht thrilled this litte 10 year old gay in training.

Whatever happened to (Liesl) Imelda de Martin? I've told this story before. After the show my mom and aunt and I went back to the Mayfair Hotel in St. Louis which was where we were staying. The hotel was next to the American Theatre where TSOM was playing. We were having a late night dessert in the restaurant/bar. In came some of the cast who were also staying at the Mayfair. I remember how funny it seemed to me to see both Florence Henderson and '16 year old' Liesl Imelda de Martin drinking beers.

by Anonymousreply 51208/24/2013

What is it you cuntface, Maria?

by Anonymousreply 51308/24/2013

[quote] I'm sure Betty and Veanne get along fine. They have Nicky Silver in common.

Yeah, they both hated him and he LOATHED them both - and said so. And don't get him started on Phyllis Newman...

There's a reason only the Vineyard will produce his plays nowadays.

by Anonymousreply 51408/24/2013

[quote] Windman's voice doesn't come off really gay to me in [R69]'s clip - I could easily buy him as just a straight dork.

I agree...he reminds me of an assholish, pompous and hetero UNIX system administrator I know.

by Anonymousreply 51508/24/2013

I'm throwing out a casting choice I think would be wonderful as Helen Sinclair in Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway" and that is Miss Cyndi Lauper. She can tone down the voice and sing the hell out of the vintage songs.

by Anonymousreply 51608/24/2013

Can she tone down the voice? I think she would undermine the Olive, Rachel York.

by Anonymousreply 51708/24/2013

Thank you for that, r506. A wonderful way to start the day. It's a beautiful song in every way and makes me weep.

by Anonymousreply 51808/24/2013

There is an unused intro to Ordinary Couple that the Hammerstein son put in for the Debbie Boone Lincoln Center revival.

The word was that is helped the song and scene a lot.

Anyone see it or have a link to the music?

by Anonymousreply 51908/24/2013

why oh why didn't the get an ORIGINAL SCORE for Bullets over broadway.

Not Lippa or Brown...

But with all the heavy hitter names....why not do a search for a terribly talented unknown?

by Anonymousreply 52008/24/2013

[quote] ...why not do a search for a terribly talented unknown?

The operative word in that sentence is "terribly".

by Anonymousreply 52108/24/2013

NBC will probably get Jim Parsons for Max and Amy Poehler for the Baroness. Add Honey Boo Boo as Gretl and Pia Zadora as the Mother Superior and you have a complete train wreck.

by Anonymousreply 52208/24/2013

Aretha Franklin for Mother Superior! And you know how she loves being superior...

by Anonymousreply 52308/24/2013

Kelli and Sutton have no problem with each other; that's a lie.

Ms. Scott, however...Now that's a piece of work. But now that she's a prison minister...

by Anonymousreply 52408/24/2013

WHET Jerry Herman's plan to turn The Purple Rose of Cairo into a musical? I know Woody Allen and Gershwin are a match that makes sense, based on his film scores, but aren't audiences sick of Gershwin jukebox shows? Then the crappy looking Irving Berlin Top Hat show is rumored to be transferring.

by Anonymousreply 52508/24/2013

People can't afford to piss off Sherie Rene since she and her husband are responsible for deciding which shows get cast albums these days.

by Anonymousreply 52608/24/2013

r526

Is that right?

by Anonymousreply 52708/24/2013

R525, Jerry Herman has announced he is officially retired from songwriting. "There's no place on Broadway for a Jerry Herman score anymore..."

by Anonymousreply 52808/24/2013

R520. "But with all the heavy hitter names....why not do a search for a terribly talented unknown?"

Too many oxymorons in that sentence to be able to make any sense of. Translations welcome, though.

by Anonymousreply 52908/24/2013

Heavy Hitter Names - Woody Allen, et al

Talented Unknown - Someone who can right appropriate music for this project

Any other questions?

by Anonymousreply 53008/24/2013

"Someone who can [bold]RIGHT[/bold] appropriate music"???

Skipping our ESL classes, are we?

by Anonymousreply 53108/24/2013

lol

by Anonymousreply 53208/24/2013

[quote]I wonder how queeny Max will be in the new Sound of Music.

In the new teleplay, Max and Elsa sing "How Can Love Survive?" while Max is helping Elsa pick a gown for the big party, including trying on a couple of them himself . There is also dialogue that suggests Max had been servicing Capt. Von Trapp regularly after his wife died, so there's a hint of competition between Max and Elsa.

by Anonymousreply 53308/24/2013

Sean Hayes as Max. The producers want Dee Hoty for Elsa but she's not a big enough name for NBC. It will probably be the current NBC flavor of the month.

by Anonymousreply 53408/24/2013

[quote] There was a Marie Osmond tour that included that "An Ordinary Couple" intro. I remember it.

by Anonymousreply 53508/24/2013

Enough. Please let us get to the important casting = who will play Rolf (so the director/producer/anyone) get to suck off?

by Anonymousreply 53608/24/2013

It wouldn't surprise me if Lucy Lawless played the Countess.

by Anonymousreply 53708/24/2013

If it's NBC won't they want to work Debs Messing into it? Jeremy Jordan for Rolf? Megan Hilty for Liesl?

by Anonymousreply 53808/24/2013

Is there a part for me?

by Anonymousreply 53908/24/2013

Was Richard Haydn gay?

by Anonymousreply 54008/24/2013

{R519}: The "Ordinary Couple" intro you speak of was actually heard in the original show, as underscoring between the sung choruses. It's when the Captain says the Mother Abbess and Brigitta should get together. Putting the whole intro, words and all, does indeed improve the scene. Although nothing will appease those who hear in the song nothing but a mawkish droning.

by Anonymousreply 54108/24/2013

I'm betting they go with a black actress for Helen Sinclair in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY.

by Anonymousreply 54208/24/2013

Does anyone have the words to this "An Ordinary Couple" verse?

by Anonymousreply 54308/24/2013

For Elsa, I'm picturing Megan Mullaly in Karen Walker's dominatrix garb from her best-selling video, "Next to Godliness."

by Anonymousreply 54408/24/2013

I wonder if Bette Midler was approached for Helen Sinclair? It would be a supporting role but very high profile at the same time. Patti auditioned and the age difference between her and Bette isn't huge.

by Anonymousreply 54508/24/2013

Would I have to get up and walk etc.?

by Anonymousreply 54608/24/2013

[quote]why oh why didn't the get an ORIGINAL SCORE for Bullets over broadway.

Because the last great original MEMORABLE score was "Hairspray". Most shows todays scores boring noise and I'm sure every song chosen for Bullets will be former hits that everyone has heard and enjoyed.

by Anonymousreply 54708/24/2013

It's Mazzie

by Anonymousreply 54808/24/2013

[quote]It's when the Captain says the Mother Abbess and Brigitta should get together.

So Capt. Von Trapp is trying to pimp out his daughter to the old lesbian nun?

There are layers to this story that I never suspected.

by Anonymousreply 54908/24/2013

I want midgets cast as all the younger children - reverse some genders as well.

by Anonymousreply 55008/24/2013

Friedrich should be the one who's being wooed by Rolf, Then, when Rolf turns Nazi, it's because he can no longer handle his homosexuality and needs to reject his old life.

"You need someone longer and thicker

Telling you what to do

I am seven inches, going on eight inches

I'll take care of you"

by Anonymousreply 55108/24/2013

Marin Mazzie is only doing the readings.

She ISN'T Helen Sinclair.

by Anonymousreply 55208/24/2013

Actually Christine Ebersole would be a great choice r552.

by Anonymousreply 55308/24/2013

Bet you bitches didn't know that Kimora Lee Simmons has a Tony Award on her shelf.

by Anonymousreply 55408/24/2013

Isn't Christine really old for Helen? And honestly she doesn't play young. She plays crazy, and she's actually the new 73.

by Anonymousreply 55508/24/2013

What about Christine Baranski for Helen Sinclair?

by Anonymousreply 55608/24/2013

So why is Cuba Gooding Jr departing Bountiful so suddenly? And how come none of his major co-stars showed up for the unveiling for his portrait at Sardi's?

by Anonymousreply 55708/24/2013

Carolee, dear, aren't you going on tour with a trapeze?

by Anonymousreply 55808/24/2013

Wow, Dianne Wiest was only 46 when she played that role, which I guess age-appropriate for the part.

Perhaps Bernadette, Christine and Patti, who are all probably close to 60 are too old for the part.

by Anonymousreply 55908/24/2013

True Blood Stephen Moyer has just been cast as Captain Von Trapp in Sound of Music

by Anonymousreply 56008/24/2013

Don't want to see Bryn Terfel's Sweeney. Want to see Michael Ball's Sweeney with Imelda Staunton's Mrs. Lovett.

*sulks*

by Anonymousreply 56108/24/2013

Martha Plimpton IS Helen Sinclair!

by Anonymousreply 56208/24/2013

Imelda Staunton was wonderful. Michael Ball was much better than I expected.

by Anonymousreply 56308/24/2013

The guy who played Anthony in the Imelda production was pretty terrible. Cute but terrible. You could tell he'd probably slept his way to the role.

by Anonymousreply 56408/24/2013

"Because the last great original MEMORABLE score was "Hairspray"."

C'mon on, you're joking, right? If Hairspray is "memorable," it's because every song sounds like 50 others from the period. Nothing original to it.

by Anonymousreply 56508/24/2013

[quote]You could tell he'd probably slept his way to the role.

Well, I certainly wasn't going to sleep with Michael.

by Anonymousreply 56608/24/2013

Tyler Maynard is Helen Sinclair.

Nick Adams is Helen Sinclair.

Oprah Winfrey is Helen Sinclair.

by Anonymousreply 56708/24/2013

Bernadette and Patti are both well over 60 r559.

by Anonymousreply 56808/24/2013

Chandler Massey is Helen Sinclair.

by Anonymousreply 56908/24/2013

I assume Broadway will be dimming its lights for Julie Harris? If so, hopefully they will do it right:

by Anonymousreply 57008/24/2013

Casting news:

Heavy hitters wanted for Eater Parade.

by Anonymousreply 57108/24/2013

True r559

People remember Helen Sinclair as this grand damme but forget the John Cusack character falls in love with her. (to paraphrase Helen: Helen should still be able to get a hemmorage, the Tracey Ullman character can't)

by Anonymousreply 57208/24/2013

Who is cast in the John Cusack role?

by Anonymousreply 57308/24/2013

R.572. Eeeeew. Just Eeeew.

by Anonymousreply 57408/24/2013

tell it to Woody Allen r574...

by Anonymousreply 57508/24/2013

"Ah.. 5-6-7-8!"

xoxo

by Anonymousreply 57608/25/2013

Helen Hunt is Helen Sinclair.

by Anonymousreply 57708/25/2013

Well, Sean Hayes will certainly have plenty of time on his hands once "Sean saves The World" craps out.

by Anonymousreply 57808/25/2013

Orlando Bloom does a lovely job remembering his lines in ROMEO AND JULIET. That's the best I can say about this crapfest. David Leveaux has destroyed yet another great play. Why is this hack allowed to direct anything on stage, when he should be directing traffic?

This is the worst production of any Shakespeare play I've seen since the abominable production of "Macbeth" at the Globe 12 years ago.

STAY FAR FAR AWAY. The CSC production has got to be better, even with Daphne Rubin-Vega and William Hurt in the cast.

by Anonymousreply 57908/25/2013

Can't Bullets Over Broadway wait until Sean Saves The World is cancelled in November so Megan Hilty can play Helen Sinclair? She's a tad young for it but I'd buy her in the role.

So what standard in BOB will serve as the musical number in the scene where she repeats "Don't speak!"?

by Anonymousreply 58008/25/2013

Speak low

When you speak love.

Our summer's day

Withers away....

Speak low! Speak low!!

by Anonymousreply 58108/25/2013

Well, why not, r581. Woody used an instrumental version of "The Cannon Song" for the opening credits of "Shadows and Fog."

by Anonymousreply 58208/25/2013

But the standards in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY were all from the period. "Speak Low" is from the 1940s.

by Anonymousreply 58308/25/2013

[quote]That's the best I can say about this crapfest. David Leveaux has destroyed yet another great play. Why is this hack allowed to direct anything on stage, when he should be directing traffic?

Of course you saw the very first preview and as anyone who knows anything about theater, what you see the very first preview is exactly what you see on Opening Night. Or how about it's a great production and you have a hardon against David Leveaux and will bitch about anything he does?

by Anonymousreply 58408/25/2013

I liked Levaux's FIDDLER.

by Anonymousreply 58508/25/2013

[quote]So what standard in BOB will serve as the musical number in the scene where she repeats "Don't speak!"?

"An Ordinary Couple" is available.

by Anonymousreply 58608/25/2013

Megan Hilty is too ugly.

by Anonymousreply 58708/25/2013

Anyone else see Kristi Dawn at the Hollywood Bowl over the weekend?

by Anonymousreply 58808/25/2013

R588 Yes. She was selling popcorn in Section W.

by Anonymousreply 58908/25/2013

No R589, that was Idina selling popcorn

by Anonymousreply 59008/25/2013

Has anyone on here ever met Ben Brantley? Is he as tiresome in person as he is in his writing?

by Anonymousreply 59108/25/2013

Just looking at those dull photos of the Romeo and Juliet curtain call make me want to avoid it.

by Anonymousreply 59208/25/2013

Orlando Bloom is 20 years too old for Romeo.

by Anonymousreply 59308/25/2013

[quote]Helen should still be able to get a hemmorage, the Tracey Ullman character can't

Cerebral or aortic?

by Anonymousreply 59408/26/2013

And Denzel is about 20 years too old for A RAISIN IN THE SUN. But both shows will be very popular this Fall.

by Anonymousreply 59508/26/2013

To be continued ... here:

by Anonymousreply 59608/26/2013

Almost full!

by Anonymousreply 59708/26/2013

But what about ME????

by Anonymousreply 59808/26/2013

Kathleen Chalfant - who's her GF?

by Anonymousreply 59908/26/2013

Aaaaand....done!

by Anonymousreply 60008/26/2013
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