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April 9, 2022 at 2:12 pm #1204910491
I have just read in the BroadwayWorld message boards that the previously announced revival of Our Town directed by Bartlett Sher starring Dustin Hoffman is apparently on track for this particular season. It obviously has a new lead producer now since this was one of many projects Scott Rudin ended up stepping away from after he was exposed of abuse in the workplace.
One sexual predator out, another still there.ReplyCopy URLApril 9, 2022 at 5:36 pm #1204910586
As Awardsfan1990 mentioned when the production was originally announced, it’ll probably be similar to Amar Ramasar in the most Broadway revival of West Side Story where a number of people are likely just gonna ignore the allegations and still buy tickets anyway. Which currently appears to be the case with MJ despite the allegations made against its subject, Michael Jackson.ReplyCopy URLApril 20, 2022 at 7:20 am #1204924684
The new stage musical adaptation of Some Like It Hot is set to begin previews at the Shubert Theatre on November 1st with opening night set for December 11th. The first slate of casting includes Christian Borle as Joe/Josephine, J. Harrison Ghee as Jerry/Daphne, Adrianna Hicks as Sugar, Kevin Del Aguila as Osgood, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Sweet Sue, Adam Heller as Mulligan, and Mark Lotito as Spats.ReplyCopy URL
adamuncJoined:Jul 5th, 2011Topics:Posts:April 20, 2022 at 8:58 am #1204924795
I like the initial casting for Some Like It Hot. Hate the poster art, but like the casting.ReplyCopy URLApril 20, 2022 at 7:45 pm #1204925515
Couldn’t we just have a revival of Sugar? Actually, perhaps we’ve had enough shows about men in drag for a while. So far Kimberly Akimbo, KPOP and Sing Street are the front runners for Best Musical.ReplyCopy URLApril 22, 2022 at 1:15 pm #1204927838
With Some Like it Hot at the Shubert, Cinderella can take the Imperial or the Broadway (where R&H’s Cinderella played), and I hear that To Kill a Mockingbird is moving to the Belasco and North Country to the Broadhurst. I’m not sure which theaters will get Kimberly Akimbo or Sing Street, probably the smaller ones like the Booth or the Golden.ReplyCopy URL
Awardsfan1990Joined:Mar 28th, 2015Topics:Posts:April 22, 2022 at 1:34 pm #1204927857
Whatever plot changes they make to Some Like It Hot, they better at least keep this iconic scene from the film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD-G2m2XCK0ReplyCopy URLApril 22, 2022 at 1:40 pm #1204927864
With Some Like it Hot at the Shubert, Cinderella can take the Imperial or the Broadway (where R&H’s Cinderella played), and I hear that To Kill a Mockingbird is moving to the Belasco and North Country to the Broadhurst. I’m not sure which theaters will get Kimberly Akimbo or Sing Street, probably the smaller ones like the Booth or the Golden.
I’ll be surprised if Girl From the North Country ends up running past its current final performance date of June 11th.ReplyCopy URLApril 22, 2022 at 2:58 pm #1204927918
The day before the Tonys. You think North Country isn’t doing well, even though it had been considered a frontrunner for Best Musical at one point? If it doesn’t reopen it would be the first Best Musical nominee since A Christmas Story to have closed before the Tonys.ReplyCopy URLApril 22, 2022 at 3:12 pm #1204927928
We’ll see how Girl From the North Country does in Tony nominations. If it does well, then maybe it could get some sort of boost at the box office and potentially extend its return engagement. Though if it doesn’t, then I don’t see it extending. Despite utilizing the song catalogue of Bob Dylan, the show has been a tough sell to the general public since it originally began performances on Broadway back in 2020. Had COVID not shut everything down, then the race for Best Musical likely would’ve come down to Girl From the North Country and Six at the 74th Tony Awards. Now, it’s looking like it’ll be between A Strange Loop and Six as both are completely original from top to bottom. Which I’m sure voters would love to champion this year after dealing with some slim pickings of middle/lowbrow jukebox musicals at the previous Tonys. Not to mention that Girl From the North Country will probably be too depressing and too divisive to win over a majority of people.ReplyCopy URLApril 22, 2022 at 5:20 pm #1204928046
I’m actually seeing North Country a third time in a few weeks. I agree it’s not the most conventional show, in terms of material or how it incorporates the songs (many of which are not the most popular Dylan songs). But it is poignant, and I give them credit for trying something new, even if it doesn’t always land. Before Strange Loop came along, I expected North Country to win Best Book. Now I think Strange Loop will win the triple crown.ReplyCopy URLApril 28, 2022 at 1:42 pm #1204936079
COST OF LIVING Will Make its Broadway Premiere This FallReplyCopy URLApril 28, 2022 at 6:18 pm #1204936338
I first met Katy Sullivan when she won the Theatre World Award, so I’m aiming to see Cost of Living on Broadway.ReplyCopy URLApril 29, 2022 at 1:30 pm #1204937246
ALMOST FAMOUS Musical Will Arrive on Broadway Later This YearReplyCopy URLNot now
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