Posted 31 March 2014 - 04:42 PM
Also, Beverley is obviously known/celebrity/a name, but I don't think she was given this role because she's a huge name that will pull in audiences because of her name. I think those that do know her know how incredible her voice is. I believe her voice attracts the audiences. With The Burke I think it is more likely to be name pulling the audiences for a short time. I remember her having a cracking voice, but technically next to Beverley I'm not sure it holds up.
I would really like to see this with Beverley as her voice is incredible.
Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:00 PM
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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:12 AM
I'd say it's a pretty tough role indeed. She's practically in every scene and it's high belting all the way some very high sustained sections.
Patti LuPone famously said that "'Evita' was the worst experience of my life. I was screaming my way through a part that could only have been written by a man who hates women."!
Posted 01 April 2014 - 03:25 PM
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 12:24 AM
Alexandra had a go as Eponine for children In need.
She would deserve the role if she was one of the best available people who could sing it. She may merit it on other grounds too if she can pull in the punters. She could meet both criteria, or one , or none.
Posted 18 April 2014 - 01:47 AM
It was the best I have seen it. Beverley was stunning as always, Tristan was great and Carol as Nicki was beautiful, such a stunning voice, Run To You was just breath taking!
Full standing ovation at the end, with a massively enthusiastic audience throughout, cheering and clapping at moments I have never seen them react to, such as Beverley's entrance, Jesus Loves Me, Franks "I Will Always Love You" and the whole way through "I Have Nothing" due to the drunk girls in the Karaoke Bar.
The second act has been very well tightened and is incredibly emotional, with the entire cabin scene a complete roller coaster of emotion. Everyone in the front row was in tears, and at bows Beverley was emotional and cried.
MISTAKES: Two things went wrong tonight, both with Actors forgetting lines. Firstly, Sy Spector (who was played by a very disappointing understudy, the usual guy is very humourous usually) forgot his lines for the opening scene in the house and had to start his line again. Also, the scene in the second act where Frank calls Fletcher, Fletcher got his and Frank's name mixed up, but he got applause for recovering it well.
The show was "full house" according to the sign outside, with all 3 levels open.
Posted 18 April 2014 - 03:13 AM
On the topic of who 'deserves' this role... There may very well be other theatre-trained actresses who are also capable of singing the songs in 'Bodyguard' - some perhaps even better than Alexandra would. But when it comes to casting, a number of factors are taken into consideration and Alexandra's popularity (however you want to define that word) is an advantage. At least she's not just a 'name' - but one who CAN actually sing well. Her acting is a different matter and we can't judge that until she's started performing the role.
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 05:17 AM
I remember there was one show that I know was half full each night, maybe it was Chicago, that put that outside every night.
Posted 18 April 2014 - 07:51 AM
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