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#1
Musicals / Re: Shows That Don't Deserve T...
Last post by scenicdesign71 - Today at 02:39 PM
In spite of my well-known ambivalence toward Jellicle cats, this has somewhat intrigued me ever since it was announced a few months ago.  Next week my friend Kis will be hosting an out-of-town guest who very much wants to see it, and for a while I considered going with them.  In the end, Kis and I both decided against (so the guest will be seeing it with someone else), but it does still sorta sound interesting enough to give me paws (see what I did?) about giving it a pass.  (Still, if I manage to see Jamie Lloyd's Sunset Boulevard next fall, perhaps that will be enough ALW for the year).

NYT (feature):  Cats Returns, Ditching the Junkyard for Queer Ballroom

NYT (review):  A 10th Life for Those Jellicle Cats, Now on the Runway

Facebook:  Scenic Design for CATS: The Jellicle Ball



HAPPY PRIDE!



#2
Games / Re: The Sondheim Lyrics Chain
Last post by scenicdesign71 - Jun 21, 2024, 08:15 PM
A weekend in the country—

It's perverted!

Pack my quiver and bow!
A weekend in the country:
At exactly two-thirty, we go.


#3
Games / Re: The Sondheim Lyrics Chain
Last post by KathyB - Jun 21, 2024, 07:16 PM
Johanna!
Johanna!
I treasured you in innocence
And loved you like a daughter.
You mock me, Johanna,
You tempt me with your innocence,
You tempt me with those quivering--
#4
Daily Threads / 21 June 2024 Free* delivery!
Last post by KathyB - Jun 21, 2024, 12:12 AM
The Walgreens that is half a block from my house will deliver to my house for free (plus tip), which is a lot better than delivery charge plus convenience fee plus tip, which is what one supermarket chain charges, or Oops, we don't deliver to your address at all, which is what the other supermarket chain offers. I am having Walgreens deliver a bunch of 12-packs of Coke, of which I currently have difficulty carrying more than one at a time, but I can definitely carry one at a time from my porch to my garage. While they're at it, I'm having them deliver a gallon of distilled water, some king size Reese's Sticks and some gummy bears.

I'm just excited about finding this out.  ;D

My shoulder still hurts from Wednesday's occupational therapy, and I haven't done my exercises today. Or, I guess, yesterday, seeing how it's one in the morning. I went to the baseball game yesterday, which was easier for me to sit through than the theatre--maybe because I was sitting on the end and getting up often to let people go through the row.
#5
Daily Threads / Re: 14 June 2024 Friday
Last post by DiveMilw - Jun 19, 2024, 06:22 PM
Woo Hoo!  Happy news indeed for both of you!!!!
#6
Games / Re: The Sondheim Lyrics Chain
Last post by Leighton - Jun 19, 2024, 12:27 PM
Me and My Town, battered about. 
Everyone in it would like to get out. 
Me and My Town, 
we just want to be loved!
#7
Games / Re: The Sondheim Lyrics Chain
Last post by scenicdesign71 - Jun 19, 2024, 05:12 AM
...Or they find each other in the crowded streets and the guarded parks;
By the rusty fountains and the dusty trees with the battered barks...


#8
The Work / Re: Re: MERRILY on Broadway 20...
Last post by scenicdesign71 - Jun 18, 2024, 06:10 PM
I never knew the Friedman sisters (and their siblings) had such a tumultuous childhood:

NYT:  The Sisters Who Turned a Sondheim Flop Into a Tony Winner
              Maria and Sonia Friedman discussed their long history with "Merrily We Roll Along," after a bittersweet Tony Awards.


I suppose it's the nature of awards seasons to turn literally everything about the artists and works being honored into reams of human-interest stories, even if they sometimes seem to overwhelm the nominal point of the event.  But when the humans in question seem this genuinely interesting, I'm not complaining.  (To the Friedmans' credit — and journalist Michael Paulson's — this isn't a sob story, and the play's the thing; while Maria's not gonna lie, "losing was painful" – she seems allergic to self-pity, mustering sincere congratulations for Danya Taymor ("I saw her work, and I think she absolutely deserves that.  I don't have a feeling like I was robbed").

There are still some seats remaining in most sections of the house for many performances in the remaining three weeks of Merrily's run, but they start at $349 for the nosebleeds and run up to $799 for "Premium ++" seats which include a glass of prosecco and a few other equally silly perks.  (I'm not even counting the final performance, which runs up to a ludicrous $1,300 apiece for the choicest center-orchestra seats).

In other news, RadicalMedia's proshoot of Merrily has been officially announced, though with no new information (including any mention of whether, when, or where one might eventually lay eyes on the finished recording).  Guess we'll just have to wait and see.


#9
Games / Re: The Sondheim Lyrics Chain
Last post by Leighton - Jun 18, 2024, 11:56 AM
Let me see the world with clouds
Take me to the world
Out where I can push through crowds
Take me to the world
#10
Games / Re: The Sondheim Lyrics Chain
Last post by KathyB - Jun 18, 2024, 10:02 AM
Pretty lady, look, I'm on my knees,
Pretty please.

Pretty lady in the pretty garden, wont'cher stay?

Pretty lady, we got leave and we got paid today.

Pretty lady with a flower,

Give a lonely sailor half an hour!

Pretty lady in the pretty garden, wont'cher stay?

Pretty lady in the pretty garden, wont'cher stay?

Pretty lady in the pretty garden, wont'cher stay?

Why can'tcher stay?

I sailed the world for you!

Don't go away.