The break is over my friends cuz the kinky headed obnoxious man is back and ho ho ho-ing. It’s an odd angle considering he proclaims his Judaism often enough but lets face it us Christians are a cash cow so get milkin’ us for Christmas!
Posts Tagged: Theater
The staging is minimal in the extreme and compared with, say, “Power Of Trinity” there isn’t much dancing. But “Diablo Love” is powerful stuff and overwhelms and negates its shortcomings. with song and story.
his wouldn’t quite cut it in your major theater district
Growing up you don’t think of longevity of greatness. None of us thought pop stars like Cyndi Lauper would still be around. I mean not dead but rather still in the news.
A new show is coming London called “Mod” based upon Small Faces and the Mod scene. I doubt it will ever make it to the US because we have no allegiance to that movement but I sure hope it makes it to film
From Macbeth to Haile Selasie, Kings abound, from King Kong to Caligula to Faust, monsters are around and from Al Bowly , Optical, Howling Wolf, Alicia Bridges and Tomas Doncker there is music in the cafes at night and revolution in the theatrics of Randy Weiner and Alfred Preisser
This loser is fabulously portrayed by Jack Black. Suffering from a case of “stickittothemandiosis” as well as just plain ‘sticking it to the man’, became the catch phrase for anyone who saw the film.
A feel good musical journey through racism and stereotype. Keep in mind this cat ended up moere wealthy than you will ever be- simply by having $800 determination and a damn good ear.
The set consisted of what appeared to be multiple little “homes”, a wall of televisions, and fun metal structures to climb on. Opening up with Johnny, Will, and Tunny, our three adorable rocker protagonists, it’s high-energy and nearly impossible to not fall in love with.
Since Annie had a ginger afro, we had to get Molly a wig, and any time she walked on stage we all started laughing, but if we wanted to be professionals we had to keep it in.
The 2007 book by Motley Crue’s bassist Nikki Sixx ‘The Heroin Diaries’ will soon join the ranks of ‘Shrek The Musical’ and even ‘West Side Story’. Why? What makes this worthy of the Great White Way?
Manilow is returning to the place where it all began, his hometown, New York City, with a new concert series on Broadway – marking his return to The Great White Way
A brand new Broadway musical is opening this spring with a pretty interesting story line. Perhaps you have heard of the contests to win a prize, the challenge being you must keep your hand on something for hours and hours
Dora The Explorer, The Wiggles, Sesame Street, where there is a guilt trodden parent there is a money making scheme to be had. With these shows comes so much souvenir merch that you can literally triple if not quadruple earnings just by setting up flashy merch in the concourse.
Motown;The Musical will open at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 14, 2013. There ya go, its official and with no one swinging from the ceiling or being shot out of cannons we can be fairly confident the opening will not be delayed.
Since 2005 Jersey Boys had rocked Broadway with the tale of Frankie Valli. That’s all well and good but in honor of their 50th Anniversary, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons will actually have a full week run on Broadway.
Too bad it’s gonna be in San Diego and not in Los Angeles! The Flaming Lips have finally announced a date for the musical version of ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots’, which will run from November 6 to December 16 at La Jolla Playhouse.
By subverting the expectations of beauty and ordinariness, it awakes the pre-teen girl, it asks for her to embrace her own and other peoples differences. The wicked ugly girl got the guy and the beautiful Glinda is not the hero of the story. No wonder it is so popular. It’s the right fantasy for a whole lotta people.
Tribute shows are tricky business.Youre either a parody or a scary wanna be. Without too much effort a great idea can become an almost insult to the integrity of an artist. We have all seen ‘bad’ impersonations. Although, most are done with love and hero worship they can still suck.
There is no doubt about the music here, it took a little while to sink in but it is masterful, powerful and beautiful music which should gain added resonance (But not power: it already has that) through transmogrification
Need a job? The show is in casting and at present are looking for someone ot play a single actor who can take on three roles in the play, the pre-teen Barry Gordy, Little Stevie Wonder and the young Michael Jackson. Yeah, thats should be easy to find
The upcoming musical is described as telling the story of ‘a beautiful, talented girl and her best friends who get swept up in the obsession of today’s TV celebrity culture [and it] charts her journey into the world of overnight fame and its impact on her relationships with her mother and the friends
Cher went on to be a well respected actress and had a solo disco career before becomeing Queen of the Queens replaceing Liza Minelli and followed by Madonna, Brittany and now Gaga
Flash forwardest and Billy Ray Cyrus got a new job! Hot dang, and almost all by himself!! But on behalf of all Thespians and the mayor of New York bow your head as Billy Ray Cyrus is going to be on Broadway. Yeah, I’m not joking
The play will offer audiences “a carefree story of good vibrations set in the nostalgic, happy times of the 1960s Southern California beach community,” according to Surf Productions LLC.”We want to capture the essence of what made the music great,” they said of the production.
Now I already knew Sins to be a wonderful intelligent guy with a hipster flair and a way with words but what I found most startling tonight was the watching what a brilliant actor he is. In his first production he not only stole the show he stole the hearts and minds of every audience member.
‘I know Zooey is going to be great – she sings and writes her own songs just like I do, and we even have the same color eyes!’
Yousef has captivated millions with his Cat Stevens work and has carried it gracefully throuhg name change and personal changes. His voice remains true and there are many performances recorded to prove this. I had no idea he was working on a show, but it seems a wonderful thing
that mix of vulnerability and ego, ecstatic foul mouthed exuberance and self-aware been there done that in your face honesty, is a full on look into one of the greatest artists, and celebrities, ever. It is a disaster play, and also not really a play
With the exception of “Hairspray” has sucked from one end of the long white way to the other. Here is what is coming out: read e, and weep. The grades are for the movie not the musical
This marks the first theatrical production of Here Lies Love, which was first presented as a concert (they actually called it a ‘show cycle’?)at the Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts in 2006 and in concert at Carnegie Hall in 2007
Poetic? Sure it is the Flaming Lips! And be prepare for a lot of ‘fireworks’ as La Jolla has announced that the show will feature ‘multimedia stage effects’…. No surprise there, knowing what the Lips can do with just balloons and confetti.
“Form the ladder to my heaven.” Storytelling was a lifeline for Twain, and in Kilmer’s Citizen Twain, this lifeline continues into and after Twain’s death
Anyone who can swing from a ribbon is nuts anyway but these extravaganzas bring in the crowds and with good reason. Simply said its pure entertainment visually and auditory.
am a Catholic but non-practicing. I found the lashing of Jesus Christ disturbing. Again, I am a bad Catholic but I don’t see the crucifixion or torture of Jesus Christ as musical theatre. I felt the 39 lashes to a great rock hook is surreal. Not sure how I was supposed to react to it? And the finale with Christ on the glitzy cross almost brought the audience to its feet. It was a bit too surreal for me.
This would be another nothing special war yarn if not for a terrific conceit that works spectacularly. The horses are puppets moved by three men, clearly visible. It doesn’t take long for you to believe in the horses
By far one of the best college humour film of all time. John Belushi and Tim Matheson owned this movie. Who on Earth can fill those shoes?
towering, thundering “Jesus Christ Superstar”, with the recently deceased Judas in a blue tux dancing across the stage and the very nature of catharsis and all the confusions of the show resolved in the glory of sound and beauty.
You put on mask that make it hard to breath if you wear glasses and you wander through darkly lit mazes and pop in and out of rooms and spaces where you run into extremely fit looking athletic actors not wearing masks who, with minimal speech but lotsa balletic movements rush about from foom to room, often disappearing entirely (a bitch if you are trying to catch up with them.
What do you expect when you go to a Broadway Musical filled to overflowing with 1980’s disco hit songs telling the story of two drag queens and a transgendered person in Australia? You expect a gay fantasia somewhere in the land where camp, cliche and homosexual equality lives? Good. Grade: B+
Actors flopping from the sky, sets on fire, staff changes, its like an old time soap opera with the added pizzaz of Bono and the Edge to muck it all up.
Rigby is a pleasant singer and ridiculously athletic for any age, the children in the audience adored it, and it kept their attention, including Juliet, who sat next to me, eating popcorn and watching the action intently.
The storyline will explain how the swinging bloke got his infamous ‘mojo’. Myers will not appear in the show, the character will be portrayed by a younger actor.
wacked out sorta hipster New York show that now takes on new turns as its ‘conceptualized and reworked’, this means it’ll be more risqué’ then the 1965 play or 1970’s film. The show is being recreated by Michael Mayer of “Spring Awakening” and “American Idiot” fame- need we say more?
For those of you unfamiliar with Cat Stevens or Yusef Islam, its time to school yourself. One of the most soothing voices and most graphical lyrcists of all time. Islam has faced some opposition and rough press upon his religious conversion. He had made some controversial statements
The show, called ‘Heroes: The Musical’ was described as a futuristic fantasy, featuring various Bowie-esque characters like Major Tom, the starman and a ‘young dude’ called David
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, not to mention lyricist Tim Rice), greatest moment, perhaps because it’s the greatest story ever told, right, is making a comeback. Broadwy eagerly awaits the March 2012 mounting of Jesus Christ Superstar. faux rock? Sure. but better faux-rock than faux-opera.
Bus driver Peter Proetzner carts around caravans of tourists on pilgrimage to sites made famous in the film and calls The Sound of Music the cities second biggest draw, over only the music festivals and is quoted as saying “TheSound of Music is better known than Mozart worldwide,”
Rocky, you’ll recall is dim witted boxer with the heart of gold and pet turtles, who beat meat in a freezer locker.
That project tanked. Yes, I know a musical boxing show was a sure thing.
The performance is sexy, charming, self-effacing, hugely fun, fleet of foot, beautifully maintained, with a full orchestra and six back up dancers/singers for the guys in the audience. Jackman’s rapport is easy and genuine and his singing fine and robust. This is a star making a star turn.