Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
This spring, I will be taking a trip up to New York, stopping in Washington D.C. on the way. My family plans to see Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Anything Goes, and Driving Miss Daisy. We have yet to decide on a fourth show to attend. This tip seems to be semi-annual for my family. In our visit last year, we saw Billy Elliot, The Addams Family, West Side Story, and South Pacific. I will post reviews of each show after the trip.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
I saw the show with my family last night and it was surprisingly good! The sets and costumes were impressive for a tour and I enjoyed some of the songs as well.
ERIC PETERSEN: He had a good performance as Shrek. I thought he was funny, and brought some heart to the charcter. At times He was no Brian d'Arcy James, but he had a strong voice and made solid acting choices.
HAVEN BURTON: She did a fine job as Fiona. Her acting was weak, but I didn't really mind. I was very impressed with her singing, but Sutton made this role.
ALAN MINGO, JR: His Donkey had plenty of humor and made me laugh lots of times, but this part is well written enough that it doesn't require a great actor.
Overall, I had a great time at the show, although there really isn't much substance.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
In articles in The NY Post and the NY Times, Arthur Laurents has stated that a Streisand movie of Gypsy may be in the works, Sondheim stating that she has expressed interest. She has met with Sondheim and Laurents to discuss starring as Rose, the mother of all stage mamas, in a film version of their 1959 musical “Gypsy,” the two men said in telephone interviews on Wednesday. Warner Brothers and Joel Silver are attached as producers. No director had been chosen, but Mr. Laurents said that Ms. Streisand would not.
Asked whether Ms. Streisand, who will turn 69 in April, was too old to play Rose, who is a young mother in the first act of the musical, Mr. Laurents said: “First of all, they can do magic in Hollywood. Second, does it really matter?”
Jill Haworth, the original Sally Bowles in Cabaret, passed away at 65. RIP...
Saturday, January 1, 2011
JAN. 2, 2011
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Could have been wildly successful had it stayed Off-Broadway)
West Side Story (Ran longer than the original production!)
Elf: The Musical (Was a limited holiday run.)
The Pee-Wee Herman Show
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Sad that this wasn't a hit. Great cast and creative team.)
Donny & Marie - A Broadway Christmas
JAN. 9, 2011
A Free Man of Color
In the Heights (But I hear they may make a movie...)
A Little Night Music (Sad about this. The casting could have gone on for ages. Donna Murphy/Carol Channing?)
JAN. 16, 2011
Next to Normal (It had a good run.)
JAN. 30, 2011
Time Stands Still