couldn't help noticing both david hunter and declan bennett are not following each other on twitter! odd as they follow many other performers but not each other. wonder if theres any animosity there? bet it cant be nice for declan that david has had such a brilliant reception to the once family, especially renaming the bar on stage for david "inn at the deepend".. i'm looking forward to seeing bennett back where he belongs.
Declan isn't following me on twitter either! He must hate meeeee!
Adding a phenomenal voice on top of those things is just icing on the cake. Kazee was obviously well regarded. He beat Norm Lewis to the Tony Award and can't doubt that he can sing I'm just not a fan. Likewise to when I saw him do 110 in the Shade.
He beat Danny Burstein to the Tony Award, and wrongfully so in my opinion, Norm was never the front-runner in that race.
Eastender, on 12 August 2013 - 04:28 PM, said:
Please excuse this ignoramus but ...
Now I organise group outings amongst work colleagues and over the years (20 years) we have seen just about everything. But I know my audience and we like to leave the theatre laughing and humming a good tune. So would you recommend this. Will they be patting me on my back saying 'Good choice matey' . BTW if it is anything like Sondheim NO we don't like him. Too wordy and clever and no tunes - we are simple people.
I had 'Falling slowly' in my head for about a week, and there are some terrific laughing moments, but the overall tone of the piece is mostly introspective and poignant; the audience's don't generally leave humming and giggling.
Sierra Boggess would probably be fantastic, but she DEFINITELY isn't famous enough to fill the O2 (say what you like, she just isn't known outside of musical theatre circles).
Also, of course everyone agrees that they'd rather have the most talented performer rather than the most famous, but that doesn't work in practice, it's easier for performers and producers when they actually have an audience.