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    Billy does over the top very, very well.

    He's got a power ballad, and 2 gay anthem-like numbers in "Kinky Boots", and does a fantastic job with all three. The closing number "Raise You Up" is all...
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    "Broken Hearts Club", with Dean Cain? We had a discussion about that very film earlier today, as we tried sorting out the cast of it and "It's My Party".
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    Saw "Kinky Boots" with Scotty on Friday evening. What an absolute blast. Easy to see why it won Best Musical this year, and Billy Porter (who plays "Lola") gave one of the best performances in a...
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    It was wonderful. but Berry Gordy had to be uncomfortable with the "and he banged Diana Ross" line. Fortunately, they cut away from his face right before NPH sang that.

    For anyone that missed...
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    Scotty has this on our list also - as much as I love "Pippin", I'd certainly not have a problem seeing it again, if you'd like to maybe join us (leave your cheese to sour).
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    Tony Awards announced this morning - overall nominees:

    “Kinky Boots” – 13
    “Matilda The Musical” – 12
    “Pippin” – 10
    “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” – 9
    “Golden Boy” – 8
    “Lucky Guy” – 6...
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    What a great story. Thanks for sharing it, GH.

    I have a DVD called "Chess In Concert", which features Idina Menzel as Florence, and Kerry Ellis as Svetlana, and both are wonderful singing the...
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    I am a HUGE fan of the music from "Chess", GlennHarman - which lasted all of two months on Broadway (sadly, I never got to see the original). There have been repeated threats of a revival, and I hope...
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    NEW YORK --
    Mike Tyson wants his next knockout to be on Broadway.

    The former boxer announced Monday that he will team up with director Spike Lee to bring his one-man show, "Mike Tyson:...
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    I know a couple of people that have seen this, and they have all said that Nina Arianda is incredible.

    She was in "Midnight In Paris" also.
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    I think this is really exciting news.

    Vulture (New Yorker's entertainment news site) is reporting that "Coal Miner's Daughter" is coming to Broadway. With Zooey Deschanel attached to play Loretta...
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    I'm less concerned about a true book musical, and more concerned about the entertainment value for my dollar (jeez, shows are not cheap anymore). In that sense, I almost feel like I underpaid on...
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    Things are moving along with the planned revival of "Funny Girl", scheduled for Broadway in 2012. And despite the long rumored goal of Glee's Lea Michele being the candidate to play Fanny Brice, the...
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    Tony Award nominees announced:

    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/03/live-blogging-the-tony-award-nominations-3/?src=tptw

    The guys from South Park cleaned up with 14 nominations for "The...
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    Spider-Man: 'The Show Is Dead'

    “The show is dead,” a source familiar with Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’s finances tells the New York Post’s Michael Riedel. With barely $10 million on hand and...
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    Going to see "Jersey Boys" tonight. The touring production here in Philly. Sure, it isn't Arthur Miller, but the production has been getting raves, and a number of friends that have seen it so far...
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    Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice are working together for the first time in 34 years - on a musical version of "The Wizard Of Oz".
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    I have seen "Fences", albeit a local production. A real good show - it's part of Wilson's Pittsburg cycle, and it won the Pulitzer. Denzel and Viola will be nothing short of wonderful. Can't imagine...
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    Broadway pulled a huge coup this week by securing Denzel Washington for the Winter season—though it was announced in November that Washington would be starring in August Wilson’s Fences in April,...
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    I'm definitely in. That will be our third "movie with gay appeal turned into musical theater" experience.
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    Just read today..coming to Broadway, March 2011 - "Priscilla, Queen of The Desert - The Musical".
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    Thanks for the preview, Nelslus.

    When I first read about this show earlier this year, I thought - Nathan Lane/Bebe Neuwirth. Book my ticket today. This is about as dynamic a pairing as you can...
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    She was wonderful in Bonnie and Clyde (which I definitely need to queue up on Netflix). Especially after she was blinded.

    I don't think there was a bad performance in B&C. Or Roseanne, to be...
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    I have never been able to look at Estelle Parsons without immediately thinking of Blanche in "Bonnie and Clyde", and that shrill voice.
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    Ever seen Ethan Hawke's "Hamlet", M8? Curious of your opinion after reading this.
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