Do a free gig then, I realise it would be a logistical nightmare and it's the sort of stupid fanboy suggestion that would never happen but I do think she would get a lot of good PR out of a bad situation if she did.
So in the wake of his autotune nightmare and Matilda opening on broadway I've seen a lot of press about Minchin. In everything at the minute he seems to say his focus is on theatre which is great news as far as I'm concerned, he say's he is working on an adaptation of a film, does anyone know what this could be? Also he is writing an animated musical as he thinks we are due another Lion King or Aladdin. He also says he want's to write a musical based on an idea he's had for ages;
“It’s about fate and destiny – it’s star-crossed lovers with some gods. It’s very Greek, actually, but it’s going to be very modern and weird and it’s the coming together of many strands – kind of almost Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels... it’s an explosion of butterfly-wing flaps mucking it up for lovers. It’s a bit Sondheim-style, and what’s interesting about the couple is that they don’t meet until the very, very end. They keep missing each other but we know from the beginning that they’re destined for one another. So it’s as though Romeo and Juliet didn’t meet until the moment of the poison.”
I think that sounds cool in a Jason Robert Brown kind of a way. Anyway I thought I'd open a thread to discuss his projects in case anyone has any extra knowledge. I think he is going to be (maybe already is) the next massive thing in musical theatre, like a universally popular Sondheim.
Anyone know if they do day seats? Looking at the website there are plenty of tickets available so if I could pay a tenner or so I would otherwise ill just hold tight and pray it papers. I know I'm a terrible person, but I'm skint!
Also I don't think anyone is arguing it should have been cast entirely by unknown stage actors. There are many high profile movie actors who started on the musical stage and can sing and act beautifully whether on stage or on camera like Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman. Mandy Patinkin, Luke Evans, Neil Patrick-Harris to name a few more
Well Imelda Staunton and indeed her husband are performing and being interviewed at David Bedella and friends on Thursday night. I went to the last event with Nigel Planer and he spilled some news about another big show of 2013 so hopefully Imelda will at this one! I'd thoroughly recommend the night btw, they seem to be a bit useless at promoting it so not many people know about it but the last one had amazing performances from Daniel Boys, Heather Headleys stand in and Ray Shell in a very cosy bar.
I'll be giving this one a miss I think, I saw James Bourne sing a song from it at the Mercury Musicals gala on sunday, which was awesome btw. He sang, Holly I'm the one, which sounded like a mash of all the blink 182, sum 41 songs that were popular when I was in my teens and the rhymes were very infantile, in particular 'Holly I'm the one you should be dating, seeing you with him is so frustrating' as it reminded me of Avril Lavigne 'Why do you have to go and make things so complicated, I see the way you're actin' like you're somebody else Gets me frustrated'.