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August 29, 2019 at 12:04 pm #1203046559
As he did with his film Boyhood, Richard Linkater will direct another film which chronicles lives over a period of years using a true-life shooting timeline. Ben Platt and Beanie Feldstein will star in an adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical Merrily We Roll Along, about college graduates doomed to disappointment. The story starts with the characters in their 40s and moves backwards in time to show them in their 20s.
So does this mean Platt won’t get his EGOT for 20 years? lolAugust 28, 2019 at 12:15 pm #1203044849
It took them forever to announce the third season renewal, so I’m skeptical about a fourth season.August 26, 2019 at 10:25 am #1203040487
Me, on October 5: “Get that bitch Taylor Swift off my screen so I can have more Phoebe!”August 26, 2019 at 9:17 am #1203040385
Halfway through and really enjoying the season. They’re going in intriguing directions with the characters and everyone is getting moments to shine. Gilpin continues to be astonishingly good–every moment from her is a master class in line readings. Brie and Maron are magic together; all of their scenes have such an intensity and rhythm. Special shout-out to Chris Lowell too. Bash is such a douche, but endearingly so.
It’s great to have Geena Davis around, but so far it seems like luxury casting. I hope she gets some more to do in the back half.
I also like that the episodes are trending a little shorter this season. They seem more focused.August 26, 2019 at 7:23 am #1203040170
This particular list is terrible in general, but Hedwig and the Angry Inch didn’t debut on Broadway until 2014, so it doesn’t even qualify.August 26, 2019 at 5:54 am #1203040094
As I recall, the critical reception at the time was muted to poor, liking mostly Andrews and some of the other cast, particularly Rachel York. It was a bit of surprise that she was not nominated for the Featured Actress Tony. (She won the Drama Desk, as did Andrews for Leading Actress.) The Times review was the epitome of “damning with faint praise”.
It does seem that the nominating committee went out of its way to snub Victor/Victoria by nominating Chronicle of a Death Foretold (which can only be called a musical if you really stretch the definition) and Swinging on a Star (a musical revue) for Best Musical.
The production was recorded in high-definition and is available online and on Blu-ray. Andrews is a delight, but the show itself is often limp and ill-directed.
Andrews had said she planned to stay in the show until it recouped, but she was forced to quit when she developed vocal problems. The resulting surgery for nodes ended her singing career. Raquel Welch (!) replaced her. The show ran over 700 performances, but I don’t remember it ever announcing a recoupment. It was so expensive to run that it most likely didn’t.August 26, 2019 at 5:08 am #1203040050
“Freaky Tuesday”, GLOW
SQAugust 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.”
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