July 11, 2019 at 8:56 am #1202970744
I know, but this show was such a massive bomb and was considered a massive insult to both the novel and the film, so I’m surprised people would even want to touch it. So what’s the value in even staging it now? What is there to appreciate about it?
As far as I know, if a musical flopped on Broadway, it can be remounted someplace else. Not only that, but it can also be an opportunity for the creators to take another look at the material, and work out all the problems the show had in New York. Plus, with a score as lush and beautiful as Doctor Zhivago‘s, I can see (or hear) it working well in a concert setting.July 11, 2019 at 9:02 am #1202970748
I know, but Doctor Zhivago is one of those stories that, in my opinion, really didn’t need to be turned into a musical because there wasn’t really anything else to add onto it. The film is a masterpiece.July 11, 2019 at 9:31 am #1202970816
I think when it comes to adapting epic stories for the stage, the creative team should really take into account of how it could possibly work in such a limited environment. Obviously, theatrical stages don’t have as much open spaces as movie sets do. It’s rare for epic stories to translate well into stage musicals like Les Misérables.July 11, 2019 at 7:19 pm #1202971597
Alice Ripley will reprise her solo performance in The Pink Unicorn for an encore engagement of the show at The Cell from August 13-25. http://www.playbill.com/article/alice-ripley-will-reprise-site-specific-solo-drama-the-pink-unicornJuly 12, 2019 at 12:48 pm #1202972711
Tina Benko will star in Jonathan Spector’s new play Eureka Day at Walkerspace from August 24-September 21. http://www.playbill.com/article/tina-benko-to-star-in-east-coast-premiere-of-jonathan-spectors-eureka-dayJuly 15, 2019 at 12:27 pm #1202976106
Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s play Ghost Stories will return to the West End this fall for a limited run at the Ambassadors Theatre from October 3-January 4. http://www.playbill.com/article/andy-nyman-and-jeremy-dysons-ghost-stories-to-return-to-the-west-endJuly 15, 2019 at 12:31 pm #1202976112
Zoe Wanamaker and Zrinka Cvitesic will star in Nancy Harris’ play Two Ladies for a six-week run at London’s Bridge Theatre beginning on September 14. Three-time Tony winner Nicholas Hytner will direct. http://www.playbill.com/article/zoe-wanamaker-and-onces-zrinka-cvitesic-to-star-in-two-ladies-in-london
Lorna Brown, Raghad Chaar, and Yoli Fuller have been added to the cast. http://www.playbill.com/article/see-whos-joining-zoe-wanamaker-and-zrinka-cvitesic-in-londons-two-ladiesJuly 15, 2019 at 12:34 pm #1202976114
Casting has been announced for the West End production of Touching The Void. http://www.playbill.com/article/cast-set-for-west-end-transfer-of-touching-the-voidJuly 16, 2019 at 7:34 am #1202977216
The Abrons Arts Center has announced their 2019-2020 season lineup. http://www.playbill.com/article/abrons-arts-center-to-debut-theatrical-adaptation-of-the-jazz-singerJuly 16, 2019 at 7:40 am #1202977228
Casting has been announced for the London production of The Wolf Of Wall Street. http://www.playbill.com/article/cast-set-for-londons-immersive-the-wolf-of-wall-street-playJuly 16, 2019 at 7:46 am #1202977238
More casting for the West End-bound production of Back To The Future has been announced. In addition to the previously announced Olly Dobson as Marty McFly, some more casting includes Hugh Coles as George McFly, Rosanna Hyland as Lorraine Baines, and Cedric Neal as Mayor Goldie Wilson. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. http://www.playbill.com/article/back-to-the-future-musical-finds-its-george-mcfly-mayor-goldie-wilson-and-lorraine-bainesJuly 16, 2019 at 10:27 am #1202978449
Greta Gerwig & Oscar Isaac are both set to star in New York Theatre Workshop’s upcoming production of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters this spring. The show will be directed by Sam Gold.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/196396/greta-gerwig-oscar-isaac-to-star-in-three-sisters-at-new-york-theatre-workshop/July 16, 2019 at 6:01 pm #1202979929
The SoHo Playhouse has announced their 2019-2020 season lineup. http://www.playbill.com/article/soho-playhouses-20192020-season-to-include-american-premiere-of-games-and-new-show-from-comedian-daniel-slossJuly 16, 2019 at 6:13 pm #1202979948
Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Will Eno’s play The Underlying Chris, which will be directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon. Previews begin October 29 at the Tony Kiser Theater, with opening night set for November 21. http://www.playbill.com/article/hannah-cabell-michael-countryman-ebony-jo-ann-more-cast-in-second-stages-world-premiere-of-the-underlying-chrisJuly 17, 2019 at 6:10 pm #1202982102
Complete casting has been announced for the West End production of The Man In The White Suit. http://www.playbill.com/article/see-whos-joining-stephen-mangan-and-kara-tointon-in-west-end-the-man-in-the-white-suit
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