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 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/179554-A-Little-Night-Music-Film-Soundtrack-Will-Be-Released-on-Disc-for-First-Time

'The Glamorous Life' was also previously released on the 1998 reissue of the OBCR. I've never owned a copy of the film soundtrack, so this will be a definite buy for me.

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   CH-CD   (Member)

Interesting to read that MISS SAIGON will return in a new production at Prince Edward Theatre in the West End next year featuring a new song.

I've seen the show a few times, always enjoyed Act 1 but Act 2 just seems to drag and fizzle out. An average score, too many songs sound alike and go nowhere. Still, hopefully I'll get to see this new production.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22974584


Can't believe they're bringing this show back so soon ? I think the only reason it ran so long first time around was that Cameron Macintosh could afford to keep it running at Drury Lane just long enough to beat "My Fair Lady"'s record run there.

Saw it twice but never liked it.

A musical "by the numbers"......."We had this bit in "Les Mis", so, we need this bit here, and we need another bit here, and, instead of a barricade, how about a helicopter?....", etc.

Both times I came out whistling "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" and "Tangerine" !



 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

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This was such utterly EXCRUCIATING torture to sit through because the damning dullness of he evidence on-screen substantiated the general suspicion into absolute certainty they hadn't the faintest idea what, why and how the stage version worked (even tho Dale Wasserman did do the screenplay).

The only thing Epic about it is how embarrassing it is for virtually all concerned.



Not all. IMO, the scoring by Laurence Rosenthal was brilliant.

And the non-singing performance by Peter O'Toole was definitely worth watching.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   Ralph   (Member)

I don't know lots of people!



Are we to assume that this is you with Betty Buckley?

Like her too. Thought she was robbed of screen time and the audience’s pleasure by the way Robert Duvall hogged “Tender Mercies.” In an interview with the Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service back when the movie was released, he made some outrageous comments — the unsoundest brag being “I’m better than Olivier.” Referring to his function as producer, he peacocked, “If I can’t get things my way, I’ll do anything to get it. It’s all for the good of the film.” Explains why Buckley, playing a country singer and his ex-wife, is so ungenerously served by the editing. When she arrives and sings “Best Bedroom in Town” and “Over You,” this dud ego trip starts clicking, the audience gets a lift from the doldrums. If she’s only a slight bit country in her Loretta Lynn hair and a lot of Broadway belting out the numbers, we get enough of her very satisfying whaling to get really pissed off when we don’t get more. As an obvious ploy to prevent her from stealing the proceedings, Duvall edited himself into her singing; he doesn’t even allow her the decency to finish “Over You.” He might still be deluding himself in believing he’s better than Olivier, but in robbing others of their due he became the embodiment of the title of the song he sings and heard throughout the movie: “It Hurts to Face Reality.”

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I always loved the music of JEKYLL AND HYDE by FRANK WILDHORN. anyone see the play or heard the soundtrack?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 7:10 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

This thread I will try to revive for all the people on this board who like the art form of theatre and all the joys it brings. I will list a Broadway play and feel free to comment on anything you would like to say about that play-Hope to hear from some of you.-WILDCAT- Yes LUCILLE BALL was MAME in the 1974 movie version of the popular play on Broadway. However the film version died at the boxoffice like many musicals on film did during that era. However years before that Lucille was the lead of a Broadway musical called WILDCAT-I always enjoyed the songs by CY COLEMAN. Any comments on this one?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER-I remember the first time I heard the music from this play I was soaring in melodic heaven with 2 pieces SHE WAS NOT YOU AND MELINDA. Film version was not as good in my opinion in 1970.For sure the music numbers.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 7:43 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

FANNY- HAROLD ROME-I always enjoyed the music for this play. Matter of fact I also enjoy the music from the movie FANNY-61 as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 8:11 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

Didn't anyone ever ask Mike Nichols to make a movie out of COMPANY? He would've been perfect.



And what about the busy signal at the start of the show. Didn't they take that out because audiences didn't know what the sound was supposed to be?

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 4:24 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I'll be interested in seeing this in the cinema when it opens. Friedman's production received 5* reviews during it's London run. 'Merrily' is one of my very favourite Sondheim scores. I've also seen the RAH 25th anniversary show of 'Phantom' in the cinema a couple years ago. I actually think these productions work quite well on the big screen.

http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/production/2013/09/merrily-roll-along-screened-cinemas-worldwide/

 
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