I’d love to see him and Robbie in the next one, maybe in something like that incredibly natcissistic Batman and Robin routine that Chris Sieber did with his disposable bf.
That must be torture for the actors to slog through that boring play with 200 people in the audience (on a good night).And SPONGEBOB gets 12 Tony noms and is playing in Times Square at the most desirable theater on Broadway to 40% full houses (on a good night)? Dismal season, indeed.[quote] SAINT JOAN just opened and it's playing to 28% capacity?I wonder if I would think it was better as an adult.[quote]The Boys in the Band is an embarrassment as a play. I loved Stephanie Block in the Falsettos thing they taped at Barnes & Noble. Meanwhile, rather than link the B&N I'm Breaking Down, here is some Wicked publicity for the best tour Elphaba (for the Idina-stans) because unless I've missed someone, Mary Kate is the first openly gay woman to play the lead in Wicked. Stockard Channing played Margo, Calista Flockhart played Eve, John Ritter played Lloyd Richards and I think Victor Garber played Bill Sampson.It only got noticed originally because there were no depictions of open homosexuals in plays at the time. Why don't they produce Agatha Christie on Broadway anymore. Will you be watching next week's episode, featuring DL icon Andy Randells? I can't remember who played Addison De Witt (I want to say Tim Curry, but don't quote me) or Karen.I’d love to see him and Robbie in the next one, maybe in something like that incredibly natcissistic Batman and Robin routine that Chris Sieber did with his disposable bf. I bet all these guys are pushed they had to wait to open until after the Tony cut-off. I’m not saying the show would have been showered with noms, but one of them could have slid in.[quote]I bet all these guys are pushed they had to wait to open until after the Tony cut-off.
And when the Tonys come around next year, everyone will have forgotten the show.Even the straight guy just sits there and doesn't leave. [quote]The latest (and seemingly final) iteration of Strictly Ballroom just opened in the West End and weirdly, it’s not even a musical now Neither was Lurhmann’s original play, which he adapted for the screen. Also remember seeing Malcolm Gets, Rex Smith, and Andrea Marcovicci in "Finian's Rainbow," and Jason Alexander and the aforementioned Miss Block in "They're Playing Our Song." And "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" with Alice Ripley, Hugh Panaro and Valarie Pettiford.I watched the Boys in the Band movie as a gayling and it depressed the fuck out of me. Beautiful Thing brought me out of that funk, thankfully. Thinking about Applause reminds me of the all star reading I saw of All About Eve at the Ahmanson when I first moved to LA.The story comes through and you're not bombarded with the musical numbers. Matt Boner's main function is to open the show by showing his ass and walking around in his underwear.The larger the production, the characters get lost as they just really over expand the musical numbers, even the ones that don't need to be.[quote] I noticed Ashley Day liking an instagram post about Broadway Bares by Jerry Mitchell. But this again only makes it seem as if he's supposed to be a trophy boy when that's not actually who the character is.It started in a tiny, tiny theater on the border of the West Village and Soho. Costume Designer Ann Roth has been nominated for 3 different productions this year: Carousel, 3 Tall Women and The Iceman Cometh. You'd think Nina Arianda would have been an easy choice for Witness for the Prosecution. So much better than the book, and I'm even a Poirot fan.[quote]I just watched the Stephanie Block concert. SJB is so ordinary she's like the textbook example for the people who complain on here about contemporary performers having no distinctive personality. Jennifer Tilly played the Marilyn Monroe part and Angela Lansbury played Birdie and she was dreadful.