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The difference between The UK and America

In America, you get a revival of Waiting for Godot with Bill Irwin and Nathan Lane, both of whom I admittedly enjoy very much.

But in England, you get Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan.

Which begs the question: Dammit England, why are you such Jerks?
  • Avenue Q
  • Gypsy
  • 39 Steps
  • 13
  • Tale of 2 Cities
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Manhattan Theatre Club
  • Everything, because the Economy is dead you see, and nobody can afford Broadway because everybody got fired from all their jobs, and that means literally nobody will see shows, and the economy is dead and why can't you understand that Broadway has six months to live tops?
I don't know about Mary Poppins though... Disney may opt to keep that one open regardless...
This girl. This annoying girl.

My fiancee occasionally watches this show to veg out. And as I stared at the screen in absolute speechlessness, even she was able to admit that this girl couldn't act her way out of a paper bag. It was like every moment she was onscreen, she was wearing a nametag saying "Hi! I'm Acting!"

I guess for Guys and Dolls, they're going to need to use a big cardboard sign, eh? Otherwise how are we going to be able to read it from the stage?

Seriously, people. One of the great comedic actress musical theatre roles, and this was the best we could do? Where's Sutton Foster? Kerry Butler? Kristen Chenoweth? Megan Mullaly? Mario Cantone? COME ON!

Oh wow...

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This morning my breakfast included a bowl of really surprised.

I mean, I know that Spring Awakening been on TDF forever, and that it's so easy to get discounts nowadays, and I haven't really been checking the attendance numbers. And I wasn't surprised to see the "economy" force the closing of Spamalot. But I did expect Spring Awakening to stay around awhile.

I suppose 13 won't be around too long either then, will it.

To Be or Not To Be to Close Nov. 16...

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...just as soon as the subscriber tickets run out.

Pray tell, who are these people who subscribe to Manhattan Theatre Club? Since opening the Biltmore, yes they've done a small handful of "successes", but I constantly feel like I'm going to that theatre to see pure dreck.

Brigadoon *is* coming to Broadway

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With a book revision by John Guare.

I'm calling it right now: this book revision won't succeed. It would require jettisoning the whole "accidental death on a rock" thing and the "I loved her so much the town came back" crap at the end. Alan Jay Lerner's daughter is producing, and I doubt she'd allow for such mammoth changes to these two crappy storyline points.

Edit: Nevermind; this is from April. A Google Alert linked me to this; didn't realize it was to an old Article. Guess that makes sense; why would a depression be when they re-reverse their decision to bring this to Broadway?

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