Erm, I mean, three cheers for Lauren Ambrose! Y'all, how great is FUNNY GIRL going to be? As evidenced by this utterly charming interview with New York Magazine, girlfriend is just the bees knees.
Friday, August 05, 2011
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Time Out NY:
As you laugh your head off at perky Latter-day Saints tap-dancing while fiercely repressing gay tendencies deep in the African bush, you will be transported back ten years, when The Producers and Urinetown resurrected American musical comedy...
The Hollywood Reporter:
One of the freshest original musicals in recent memory. It has tuneful songs, clever lyrics, winning characters, explosive laughs and disarmingly intimate moments.
Mormon chipperly shitcans all pieties … except the sacred, mystic conventions of musical theater. And therein lies the real miracle: ...Parker and Stone—the sincerest, most serious-minded of social comedians—have effectively closed an irony wormhole that opened with Urinetown, grandpappy of all millennial metamusicals. After Mormon, I like to imagine, the Broadway musical might be free to be a Broadway musical again—even if it is balls-out funny and relevant to audiences under 85.
Meanwhile, Terry Teachout at the Wall Street Journal has a less rapturous reaction, and it's one that I can't disagree with. I really, really wanted to full-stop LOVE this show. Sadly, I didn't, and I find his review pretty spot-on:
Don't let anybody try to tell you that "The Book of Mormon" is suitable for anyone other than 12-year-old boys who have yet to graduate from fart jokes to "Glee." A couple of reasonably effective production numbers notwithstanding, it's flabby, amateurish and very, very safe... The creators of "South Park" like to call themselves "equal-opportunity offenders," but if you think there's anything risky about "The Book of Mormon," you're kidding yourself. Making fun of Mormons in front of a Broadway crowd is like shooting trout in a demitasse cup.
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Friday, May 14, 2010
Looks like the touring case of LEGALLY BLONDE won't be spending their downtime shopping like Elle Woods. The salary according to a recent breakdown is $375/week. What a disgusting slap in the face to actors, and a gross abuse of the musical theater system which innately has a very large supply of actors and limited demand.
Thursday, May 06, 2010
According to witnesses at the Times 100 gala, the Glee star spent the entire dinner hour making out with her BF at the table. She made no time for any of the other high-profiled guests and when legenday celebrity photographer Patrick McMullan came over to take a picture, their exchange went a little something like this:
Patrick McMullan: What’s your name?
Lea Michele: [Rolls eyes.] Sarah Palin.
Patrick McMullan: [Laughs.] No, really, tell me your name.
Lea Michele: Taylor Swift.
Patrick McMullan: Fuck you.