Started by mrssondheim, Jun 24, 2017, 12:05 pm
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Quote from: Diane on Jun 30, 2017, 06:24 pmLisa Kron, writer of Fun Home, denies that Kate Shindle was made less butch in the tour:http://funhomebroadway.com/blog.php
Quote from: valmont on Jul 04, 2017, 06:24 amI adore this show as I've said repeatedly. I have great admiration for Lisa Kron and what she achieved with the adaptation of a sprawling, highly visual work. I am glad she clarified that the costume change was her decision and not made at Kate Shindle's request. But I don't see how anybody could look at Shindle next to Beth Malone and not see that the character's look has been softened.The video I've seen of Kate Shindle is fantastic. I think she's good in the role and I sorta wish I'd seen her. Aileen, I think maybe it's just the direction and the way the role is VERY underwritten. Alison mostly stands and observes, and even for her two big songs she has to remain stationary. Beth Malone was also boring.
Quote from: mamarose on Jul 04, 2017, 09:50 amI saw Beth as well and she left me in a puddle of tears. That's why I was disappointed. Perhaps it was how far she was in the tour. A lot of LA peeps felt the same as I. LA gets a lot of tired companies unfortunately.
Quote from: AmyG on Jul 04, 2017, 11:59 amQuote from: mamarose on Jul 04, 2017, 09:50 amI saw Beth as well and she left me in a puddle of tears. That's why I was disappointed. Perhaps it was how far she was in the tour. A lot of LA peeps felt the same as I. LA gets a lot of tired companies unfortunately. I agree. Beth's performance hit me more emotionally then Kate Shindle's. But I think we got the tour relatively early. The tour started in October 2016 and it was at the Ahmanson in February. I think @Bobster saw it in Philadelphia just a few weeks ago and @scenicdesign71 saw it in Hartford, probably a week or so later. I'm thinking rather than growing tired, she really got a better understanding of the character and how to play it as time went on. It seems to me, that's how it should be, not the other way around. Re tired companies, I disagree with this. Maybe it was that way at one time, but not anymore. We are getting Hamilton second after San Francisco. I think we get productions early just as often as we get them later. And sometimes we get our own limited engagements runs like the Kennedy Center Follies that transferred to Broadway and the Grey Gardens that was done in the Hamptons. These were not tours.
Quote from: scenicdesign71 on Jul 05, 2017, 02:22 amIand I'm guessing @AmyG saw only the B'way production. Am I getting any of this right?)