Well if you havent seen The Sound of Music remake with Carrie Underwood-dont. Carrie Underwood cannot act her way out of a paper bag, which I get because well she is no actor, and those casting directors were seriously just out of their minds to think they could pull that off. First off, I think Carrie Underwood is a remarkably talented COUNTRY SINGER, not in mt at all. Captian Von Trapp- a little too prissy for the stern yet warm character, somehow he missed that aspect…the props and costumes etc were just terrible Carrie went from Milkmaid to news anchor within seconds. All the colors were bright bold and well overdone and fake. It just didnt work. Also you could tell Rolph was about late 20s early 30s…on the other hand Laura Bennanti was AMAZING not only is she a wonderful singer and actress but she acted around Underwood and that takes SKILL. Audra McDonald, as we all know is forever and always fabulous. This production was honored to have these two fantastic Broadway performers on board. The kids were alright, I mean I can’t really say much for that. FREDRICK WAS FINEEE. you could tell he was about 16 and he was just wow very attractive which was a pleasant surprise. Well overall it still was terrible because of Carrie being bad…well it through off the entire vibe of the show rediculously. I hope Ms. Underwood gets a long phone call from the Dame Julie Andrews after all this- she most definetly needs it.
Sometimes people do things that leave me speechless. This is one of them. I am utterly outraged, but thoughts aren't easily coming together.
I will say this: if you cannot get to New York to see the musical, borrow the movie. It's on Netflix. It's fabulous, but without all of the AMAZING music of Cindy Lauper. And it's based on a true story…
I smiled a great deal this weekend what with Maria Bello's New York Times essay about relationships (click here) and Tom Daley's YouTube release about his male lover (click here) and the ways in which the increase of such open, honest approaches to life and questions as to why we are even discussing such things - meaning we soon won't be - have just validated a world view of which I have dreamed and long predicted would ULTIMATELY be the case.
As many of us theatre kids know- Cats is already a very popular musical, and even people who don’t know the musical can easily belt “Memory” off the top of their heads. When I saw this post on Broadway.com I knew I HAD to comment on it. This is very intresting to me because I’m currently in a production of Cats. But I just don’t know if the average audience member would appreciate Cats as much as the next theatre kid would. If you are familiar with Cats- you know that its is very different from anything you’ve ever seen because there is no plot at all- just random stories about random cats…do you think audiences are ready for that on the big screen? On the other hand- the most recent movie- musical phenomenon was Les Miserables which was very popular with theatre kids- and non theatre kids as well- and maybe that’s just because Les Mis is flawless and Aaron Teviet and Eddie Redmayne are just adorable…
Well, what do you think? Will Cats sell in movie theatres”? Are you excited for it?
SIDE NOTE: The next movie musical is Into the Woods which Disney is producing and I’m absolutely so excited…I think theatres making a popular comeback tbh and I couldn’t be happier (“simply couldn’t be happier….”) haha!
I found this video a few years ago. In his eyes is one of my favorite broadway tunes. Hearing it in Korean was just awesome. I hope you like it as much as I did.
NBC uploaded this sneak peek on Wednesday.
Check out the cast of the upcoming TV musical in action!
The Sound of Music event airs live December 5 at 8 (ET) on NBC.
Two performances – Samuel Barnett as shipwrecked gentlewoman Viola and Mark Rylance as Lady Olivia – make this Twelfth Night essential viewing. Even people who aren't particularly into Shakespeare are likely to enjoy Rylance's multicolored and often hilarious portrayal (although most of his best stuff comes after the intermission, trust me). This Twelfth Night may not be as definitive as the Richard III it alternates with; the fact that it is the more enjoyable evening overall is a measure of how great the play itself is.
Trying to figure out a Pinter play is like pounding nails in your skull. Trying to figure out a Beckett play is like using a drill. But holding forth in a death-defying repertory bill of Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land" and Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot," master thespians Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart make it all seem crystal-clear under the incisive direction of Sean Mathias.
Two-time Tony winner (and former Bunheads sweetheart) Sutton Foster is heading back to Broadway and re-teaming with Roundabout Theatre Company two years after she earned her second Best Actress in a Musical win for Roundabout’s 2011 revival of Anything Goes.
Foster will star in a new Broadway staging of Violet, directed by Leigh Silverman. The gospel/country/rock/R&B musical boasts a score by Jeanine Tesori and a book and lyrics by Brian Crawley.