Getting Through the Journey – Thoughts on the Into the Woods film – December 31, 2014

gobroadway:

solid review although I may have had some differing opions.

Originally posted on Close Encounters of the Theatrical Kind:

“Once upon a time in a far-off kingdom, there lay a small village at the edge of the woods…”

Into The Woods film

So begins the film adaptation of Into The Woods, written by Stephen Sondheim [music and lyrics] and James Lapine [book], directed by Rob Marshall with a star-studded cast. Into the Woods is among my favorite Sondheim musicals, having seen the 2002 revival production and the 2012 production in Central Park.

[Minor disclaimer: Per usual, a good percentage of this blog will be quasi-rambling musings of my personal opinion of the film adaptation and inevitable comparisons of the stage production.]

When it was first announced that there would be a film adaptation of the show, I was anxious about the transition from stage to screen, as 98% of the more recent film adaptations of musicals were tolerable at best or horribly cast at worst. It’s no big surprise that I prefer…

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Into the Woods- Movie Script Released!

As any theatre kid would, I have been looking at any and any new information of the highly anticipated “INTO THE WOODS” film! Recently, Disney realesed a teaser screenplay for INTO THE WOODS. I’ll try not to give too much away but there are a few noticible, yet understandable differences. I’ll do my best and give away just one spoiler that the Narrater is not a character in this movie, but it is the Baker doing the narration, which I found to be an interesting choice. It makes sense with at the Finale, we all know the Baker retells his story to his son with a heart breaking moment. “Sometime’s people leave you halfway through the wood. Do not let it greif you, No one leaves for good. You are not alone. No one is alone. Hold him to the light no. Let him see the glow. Things will be alright now. Tell him what you know..” I’m so excited for this movie! Are you?

http://waltdisneystudiosawards.com/downloads/into-the-woods-screenplay.pdf

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Irving Berlin’s White Christmas The Musical: An Official A&M Review

gobroadway:

One of my favorite shows I was ever in was this one! It seems cliche, but the story line is just so appealing and really puts you in the Christmas Spirit!

Originally posted on lovesthat:

It’s snowing (again) in Minneapolis, but today I don’t actually mind. It may be because tomorrow is Thanksgiving and today’s dusting heightens the festivity that’s already buzzing throughout the city; it could also be a lingering glow from last night’s opening of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas The Musical at the Orpheum Theatre.

Somehow I made it to adulthood without ever watching the classic movie, so I went in without preconceived notions of what I was in for. Strangely, I thought perhaps the storyline was based in the depression-era and was a little sad but with a happy ending. I’ve since been informed I was thinking of The Miracle on 34th St. I guess I really need to brush up on my classic Christmas movies.

It was then to my surprise and delight that I found out the show was in fact about a couple of ex-military turned showbiz performers…

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I love a good Freak Show

gobroadway:

I have heard lots of good things from Side Show! Definetly going to check it out soon!

Originally posted on where my feet are:

Last Saturday morning I woke up in NYC with Joanne and Jana, ready for a day of food and Broadway. After lounging all morning with our cups of tea and coffee, talking about sleeping on the floor, snoring, Taylor Swift and a number of other random topics that popped into our heads we hustled to get ready and out of the apartment in time to meet Colin at Joe Allen’s.

IMG_4051 (2)We’ve been there before, it’s convenient to Broadway and serves up good food. I had curried tofu vegetable stew but will be going back for an order of french bread stuffed with mascarpone, candied walnuts and cinnamon; Colin was nice enough to let the three of us eat some of his off his plate.

After lunch, Colin went off to meet his friends and we walked over to the St. James Theater on 44th to see the musical Side Show

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10 Most Heartbreaking Broadway Songs

Originally posted on The Mother Nerd:

I’m baaaack!
Sorry about the long time away, but with wedding planning, trying to find full-time employment, and interviewing daycares(groan…), I have had zero time. However, I never forgot about you, my faithful compatriots! :-p When I left for the beach, I promised you that I would come home and bring you a nice long top ten list, and I am making good on that promise. But first, a little background on why I chose this:

I love Broadway. I’ve not seen/heard nearly as much as I would like, and I pretend to be way more of an expert than I really am. But it really isn’t meant for happy people. There is always something depressing underneath the surface, even in the most lighthearted of comedies. The good writers and screenplays have an undercurrent of sadness running through all the laughs. Because even in life, you’re never simply happy or…

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MY 1 YEAR WORDPRESS ANIVERSARY!

MY 1 YEAR WORDPRESS ANIVERSARY!

I am so grateful for the success of my blogging so far- it’s been a great year! I hope I can always improve my blogging skills and remain a part of the Broadway commjunity in some way! My dream, like many a theatre kid, is to be on Broadway myself one day but until that happens I can keep myself and everyone updated on everything theatre! Thankyou all for supporting my dreams <3

Lea Michele plans Broadway Return in ‘Funny Girl’

I’ve heard a lot about this an if it does happen NO DOUBT I would be psyched out of my mind! I love love LOVE Lea and Funny Girl. She’s just the greatest star…and well everyone knows it! Very intrested to see what might happen!

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IDINA MENZEL-OSCARS 2014

The Oscars have always had a soft spot for Broadway and their stars because of how Broadway has shaped the movie industry and acting as an art form. As many of you know, the legendary Babra Striesshand performed last year and I couldn’t be happier (simply couldn’t be happier…) that today it was announced that Idina Menzel will perform, representing the nominated animated film we all have probably seen atleast once in theatres, FROZEN! Which means an expected breath taking performance of “Let it Go”! I couldn’t be happier for Idina Menzel, who has worked all her life to recieve the success she has today! I cannot wait!

Mark your calenders for March 2nd!

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Amy Adams as Elphaba!?

gobroadway:

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Originally posted on Ultimate Broadway:

Amy Adams, the American Hustle star who got a surprise Best Actress win at the Golden Globes, has our attention for another reason: Wicked. With the Emerald City hitting the big screens sometime soon, surely Directors are searching for their Elphaba and this may get the beloved actress into the iconic green makeup of the Wicked Witch of the West. Shown below singing Defying Gravity, she isn’t too bad. And she has some singing chops, appearing in the movie musical Enchanted (which coincidently starred original Elphaba, Indina Menzel) and the latest stage adaptation of Into The Woods as…the Witch! And next thing we know this video pops up on YouTube of her belting Defying Gravity. Coincidence…or fate? As much as we love the star, seeing her in green would be a little disappointing. Maybe a Hollywood celeb could tackle the role but we think a Broadway vet should play the…

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Smash

gobroadway:

I miss Smash! By far the best performance! Never gets old!

Originally posted on The perks of being a moviefreak:

I know it has been a while since my last post, but December was far too busy for me to write: I had to combine two jobs during the day and correct exams at night. This doesn’t mean that I didn’t do anything ‘write’-worthy. A week after Passenger I saw Bastille perform for the second time and a couple of days after that I saw The Lumineers. I really wanted to write about The Lumineers’ performances, because they are awesome! It was one of the best shows I have ever seen, but unfortunately I did not have the time and writing about it 2 months later isn’t an option either. It would not do them justice any more. So, moving on…

For New Year I got the entire collection of the NBC-series Smash. It’s a show about how a musical comes to life on Broadway. It has been called the…

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Disney’s Frozen Going To Broadway!

gobroadway:

couldn’t be more thrilled! i REALLY REALLY REALLY hope they keep the original movie cast!
No one else could compare!

Originally posted on AND I'M DONE.:

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After winning a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature film, Disney’s hit movie Frozen is going to Broadway. The news comes straight from the mouth of Disney CEO and Chairman Bob Iger, who said in an interview with Fortune that he has plans to turn the franchise into a musical.

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Elsa and Elphaba – similaries and differences

gobroadway:

Idina Menzel owned both of these roles!

Originally posted on Rantings from inside my head:

For the past four months I’ve been getting more and more into the joys of Broadway music. Well, reintroducing myself to the genre. And of course, this with my interest in the true stories of the antagonist of classic stories, I’d have to cross Elphaba’s path at least once. And I have.

It’s only been fed by the fact that I’ve gotten the third book in Maguire’s Wicked Years series, and getting a closer look into the “Witch”‘s true story.

And then there was Frozen.

By this time I’d fallen in love with Idina’s voice. I mean who hasn’t? For that matter, who can’t? She puts so much emotion and personality into her character that you can’t help but focus on her. Though which her – the character or the actress?

While I was watching Frozen there were so many references to Elphaba that I saw around Elsa…

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Kellie Pickler Floats the Idea of a Tammy Wynette Broadway Musical

gobroadway:

Not sure how to feel about this…what are your thoughts?

Originally posted on BUZ'N @ 102.9 - New BUZ'N Country:

When Kellie Pickler won Dancing with the Stars last year, fans found out that the North Carolina singer was not only a top-notch vocalist but a skilled dancer as well. So to hear that she’s now interested in possibly taking her talent to Broadway actually makes sense.

Pickler told Country Weekly that ever since her appearance on Dancing with the Stars, she’s “been wanting to do Broadway so bad,” which would allow her to “throw together two of my passions — dance and music.” And not just any Broadway production, she has a clear idea in mind for what she thinks would make for an epic production: the life and music of the late Tammy Wynette.

“I want them to do like a Tammy Wynette Broadway musical! I know Dolly Parton has her Broadway shows and I think if anybody lived a country song, it’s Tammy.”

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Look To the Rainbow-Finian’s Rainbow

gobroadway:

an oldie but a goodie :)

Originally posted on Hope & Love Radio:

On the day I was born,
Said my father, said he.
I’ve an elegant legacy
Waitin’ for ye,
‘Tis a rhyme for your lips
And a song for your heart,
To sing it whenever
The world falls apart.

Look, look
Look to the rainbow.
Follow it over the hill
And the stream.
Look, look
Look to the rainbow.
Follow the fellow
Who follows a dream.

So I bundled my heart
And I roamed the world free;
To the East with the lark
To the West with the sea.
And I searched all the earth
And I scanned all the skies,
And I found it at last,
In my own true love�s eyes.

Look, look
Look to the rainbow.
Follow it over the hill
And the stream.
Look, look
Look to the rainbow.
Follow the fellow
Who follows a dream.

‘Twas a sumptuous gift
To bequeath to a child.
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FOLLOW MY TUMBLR

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hey everyone! I finally made a tumblr which in like this blog in the sense I post mostly Broadway current events and funny stuff and glee and I really hope you check it out! Again, I just made this account the other day and would really like some followers to start it up! I promise you won’t be disappointed! gobroadway.tumblr.com

 

Nicole Scherzinger for Broadway revival of Pippin?

Originally posted on Celeb Goss by PB:

Former Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger is in talks to make her Broadway debut in the revival of Pippin!

The X Factor judge would replace Tony award-winning actress Patina Miller as the Leading Player in the story of a young prince who embarks on a dangerous journey to find out the meaning of his life.

A source tells the New York Daily News, “It’s a 90% done deal. She is a good singer, a great dancer and an amazing looker. However, most important, she will sell tickets.”

Scherzinger previously starred in the Hollywood Bowl production of Rent and has also made an impact on Andrew Lloyd-Webber with her musical skills, as even he was keen to snap the star up at some point for one of his musicals.

Pippin first appeared on Broadway in 1972 and the revival launched in March and runs into next year, which could see Nicole…

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Merry Christmas- gobroadway!

to all my followers, I want to wish you a very happy holiday. I love and appreciate all of your support of my account! Here are some of my favorite Broadway/pop culture Christmas photos…
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Details Of Skylar Astin’s Glee Character Revealed

Originally posted on PopWrapped:

Zoë Ambrozewska
Content Editor

As we previously reported, Skylar Astin has joined the long line of guest stars on the current season of Glee, following in the footsteps of Adam Lambert and Demi Lovato. ETOnline originally confirmed the Pitch Perfect and 21 & Over star would have a “strictly Ohio-based” role, but further details have now been revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, confirming Astin is set to play Jean-Baptiste, the leader of New Directions’ rival show choir group Throat Explosion.

In a recent episode of Glee, Throat Explosion were shown to be a serious threat to the New Directions, with students not even attending classes in favour of rehearsals. The two show choirs will face-off at the National show choir championships in Los Angeles in an episode airing in March, which will be Astin’s debut on the Fox phenomenon. This will be the third episode after the midseason…

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West Side Story Selections by Leonard Bernstein, arr. Duthoit

Originally posted on Andy Pease's Wind Band Blog:

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) was an erudite, passionate musician whose exceptional talents and expressive gifts earned him a special place in the hearts of New Yorkers.  His rose to instant national fame in 1943, at age 25, when he filled in for the suddenly ill Bruno Walter as conductor of a nationally televised New York Philharmonic performance.  He went on to become the Philharmonic’s music director until 1969, and remained a frequent guest conductor there until his death.  With the Philharmonic, he presented a series of 53 educational Young People’s Concerts which were broadcast on CBS, making him a familiar face around the nation.  He also composed music, crossing from academic classical music into Broadway musicals, including West Side StoryOn the Town, and Candide.

The Broadway musical West Side Story first came into being in 1957 as a collaboration between Bernstein (as composer), choreographer Jerome Robbins, writer…

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