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August 23, 2019 at 9:41 am #1203036262
I saw Meghan Picerno in the tour of Love Never Dies. She has an amazing voice, even though that show was irredeemably dreadful.August 23, 2019 at 8:20 am #1203036121
Whoever the music supervisor is for Moulin Rouge! must have done some hella negotiating on licensing. It seems like the cost for music rights would cripple the production.August 22, 2019 at 8:23 am #1203034948
I think Misery and Carrie say it all.
It’s certainly a high-profile creative team, but Carrie was developed at the Royal Shakespeare Company for heaven’s sake, and it was a disaster. Horror is best left to film. The only successful horror musical or play I can think of off the top of my head is Sweeney Todd, and it’s debatable whether that’s really a horror piece.August 21, 2019 at 9:20 am #1203033387
The cast for this looks amazing, but it feels a little squishy to me that the writer, director, and three of four executive producers are men.August 21, 2019 at 8:13 am #1203033295
Tony nominee Gideon Glick will be covering for Jonathan Groff as Seymour in the Michael Mayer-helmed off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors. Groff has a scheduled two-week absence during November, presumably for Frozen 2 publicity duties. The absence happens to be during the period I will be in NY. But I’m not bitter.August 21, 2019 at 7:55 am #1203033274
I thought Javier Bardem deserved a nomination for Skyfall and he didn’t make the cut, so I would guess Malek will be out too.August 21, 2019 at 5:40 am #1203033059
“I sometimes worry that I wouldn’t be such a feminist if I had bigger tits.”
– Fleabag, Fleabag
“Look, as his holiness the Dalai Lama once told me, you have enough blood to fill your heart or your schvontz. Not both.”
– Maury the Hormone Monster, Big Mouth
“Doesn’t your comic friend have a car?”
“No. She’s got, like, forty thousand hats, but no car.”
-Tessie and Susie, The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselAugust 20, 2019 at 12:02 pm #1203032005
The troubled production history has me a little worried, but there are so many fascinating elements to this, I’m still psyched.
The title works.August 20, 2019 at 9:42 am #1203031734
LOL, one naked man musical is the same as another.
Fixed.August 20, 2019 at 9:22 am #1203031671
A new musical, Flying Over Sunset, will open April 16 at the Beaumont. Written and directed by James Lapine, with music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Michael Korie. Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazbeck will star. The story involves Clare Booth Luce, Cary Grant, and Aldous Huxley on an LSD trip together. Ohhhkaaaay…
This one came out of nowhere, but that’s a first-class creative team and cast. Kitt also has The Visitor at the Public this spring, so he must have freed up some time when he hightailed it out of Magic Mike.August 19, 2019 at 7:48 am #1203029917
The first trailer is out. I had the idea this was going to be a semi-musical? If so, that is not indicated in the trailer.
Not really sure what to think about this, but it looks like we’ll be getting some full-on crazy Lange action. Love me some Ben Platt (his Evan Hansen was a stage performance for the ages), so I’ll watch for that. Also curious about January Jones’s role in the show.August 18, 2019 at 2:37 pm #1203029113
No catalogue show has won since Jersey Boys in 2006. Voters have shown in recent years that they will go with an original score if there’s a viable option. This is a good trend for Six.
I suppose there’s a small chance Secret Life of Bees could come in if it does a winter London run then opens in NY late spring, following the Hadestown model. But it seems much more likely a ‘20-‘21 show.August 13, 2019 at 10:51 am #1203022031
Lots of announcements this week. I’m tapping my foot waiting for something from Company.August 12, 2019 at 9:27 am #1203020616
An all-American team telling the story of very British people seems a recipe for disaster to me.
Perhaps Phoebe Waller-Bridge could offer some notes? 🙂
My bet is this goes more the route of Escape to Margaritaville than Come From Away in terms of La Jolla transfers.August 12, 2019 at 8:19 am #1203020502
For those of us bemoaning the lack of original scores on Broadway this upcoming season, we should be careful what we wish for. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson musical is coming to Broadway for a 16-week run at the Longacre opening October 16.