I love it when a rigid intellectual like John Simon puts his knife in the optimistic childlike american mentality...he is a great theatre critic but way too intelligent for a film critic..I doubt if he even likes films as such...Pauline Kael would probably have contributed more interesting ideas..Simon often reverts to dismissive shallowness when he has no idea what he's talking about but wants to keep his superior front up :-)
well, at least one singer that can hold the notes there, while the other fumbles on as usual...
apart from the virtuoso cast it's also the terrific orchestrations that make the Irving Berlin music soar like never before...luckily his children don't share his embargo on stage productions of his movie scores !
the offficial story is that she left withdrew from the show because of her husbands terminal illness...very plausible..but I seem to remember there were other rumors and stories circulating at the time...anyway, it's nice to hear it sung so lovely..;Chita is fine , but her voice is completely gone
and I'm sickened by how quick total strangers have their judgement ready, well informed on every detail of the judicial case are you ? ready to sentence : offf with his head ? cut off their dicks and hands! but oh oh oh...aren't these muslims cutting off heads in Syria savages...? civilization is a thin layer of veneer apparently..and justice isn't the same as vengeance!
I hate opera singers doing the great american songbook, it isn't how these songs should be sung, and they leave me cold as ice....their voices are far too artificial to get the everyday nuance and phrasings these songs require....sorrry
that was just because gay marriage wasn't legal yet then dear...
apart from doing Greenwillow on broadway he also recorded quite a few showtunes for Ben Bagley's "revisited" series on the painted smiles label..;don't know if they are still available, but I bought lots of them when they were reissued on cd in the 90 's
the cries of disbelief when "two gentlemen of Verona" is named best musical...one of the all time blunders of the Tony voters..oh well...
what does that mean, what is the meaning of that or what is that supposed to mean..."what does that supposed to mean" is not proper english ..as for the sarcasm and irony..if you don't understand it nobody can really explain..sorry
that's the most homophobic reply here so far...typical of the self hating gay..family audiences indeed...so families shouldn't be exposed to a gay character in a show ??
"he had a special painter, a relative of Michelangelo..paint this.." LOL...superficiality has no limits...empty heads in empty houses