Finally got on the Jerusalem bandwagon, fantastic. Amazing character and performance. Let down a little by my crappy restricted view seat. Wonder what A Farrell of this parish thought...
― ledge, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 14:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
^sorta wanna see...
― xyzzzz__, Saturday, 21 January 2012 12:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
we're bringing back a musical we did two years ago to the local Fr!nge Festival. last time, it sold out all but one performance, got great press, and won the venue, but we knew there were weaknesses with the script, so we tasked out to make rewrites.
I was not one of the script writers (of which there were two), but I was asked to consult last time. I made a lot of suggestions that got used, and didn't really bitch about the non-writer credit as I was overwhelmed by the positive experience and got swept up in the teamwork of it all (we all really helped finish writing it together).
This time, though...i'm starting to wonder why I'm not at least getting a "with additional material by" credit. The original music director, who really gave one minor contribution, got this credit.
I actually supplied 13 of the lines, and wrote the entire conceit for the ending, which is the one thing that was holding the show up. kinda feel like I should demand an "additional material by" credit. I don't want a regular writer's credit because the script is still overwhelmingly the two main writers', but I gave more than just a few throwaway jokes.
*sigh*. dunno if it's worth pursuing, not like I'm getting money out of it anyway.
― Neanderthal, Sunday, 29 January 2012 17:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
I would pursue it but if it looks like resulting in any kind of stress or bad feeling i'd probably advise you to forget about it.
― jed_, Sunday, 29 January 2012 17:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
kinda what I'm thinking
― Neanderthal, Sunday, 29 January 2012 17:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
i'm more like a script doctor I guess anyway
pretty much just a dude that says NOT FUNNY when the writers get out of hand
― Neanderthal, Sunday, 29 January 2012 17:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
a valuable service!
― jed_, Sunday, 29 January 2012 17:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
Was at a cast party for a show my friends did last night. Usually fun, but man, sometimes actors can get so sensitive about press that they wind up being out of character offensive.
Take my close friend, D, for example. He's a compassionate, family man with two kids, who occasionally lapses into childish territory, but no more than any other emotionally stunted actor. He was very friendly and supportive a few years ago when quite a few notable local theatre personalities tragically passed away.
So it was quite uncomfortable and disturbing to me when he got on the topic of this awful show we did together last year (that he wrote). It was one of the worst things I've done, and quietly, many of us involved have admitted as such after the fact. Except him and a few others. We got a bad review in the press by one of the local critics, and he was stung by it at the time.
However, six months later, she tragically died in her sleep. Many people in our circle knew her and were devastated by it...and D knew this. For whatever reason, though, he still hasn't made peace with the review, and starts whining about this woman and her lack of credentials last night. Which would have been somewhat harmless if he wasn't doing it in front of one of the late critic's friends, who I could tell was trying to get him to pump the brakes, before reluctantly tuning him out for two minutes until he got on another topic.
o_O. Awk...ward. Actors who can't see their own faults and hate critics confuse the everliving shit out of me.
― Bo Jackson Overdrive, Sunday, 26 February 2012 16:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
(the 'she' that died being the critic)
― Bo Jackson Overdrive, Sunday, 26 February 2012 16:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
Profile of Mike Nichols:http://nymag.com/arts/theater/profiles/mike-nichols-2012-3/index2.html
He's using the original set and score for his Death of a Salesman revival. Hmm.
― Clancy Fans and Fancy Clans (Eazy), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 20:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
Just booked tickets to see Juliet Binoche in Miss Julie at the Barbican in September. PSYCHED!!!!!
― jed_, Monday, 16 April 2012 22:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
Off to Other Desert Cities tonight (annual Broadway splurge); haven't seen Stockard Channing in awhile (2 Guare plays) and Stacy Keach never...
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
saw brimstone and treacle at the arcola in dalston (london) last night... very good though lots of changes from potter's original, and hackneyed use of punk music between acts to show changing britain or some similarly dumb overdone thing.
― ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
only saw the film with Shting
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
jesus just googled that, crazy! is it any good?
the original tv play is brilliant.
― ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
stage version last night did have the amusing cliffhanger at the end whereby nobody wanted to applaud too soon after the rape scene that ends it. long, long and awkward silence.
― ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
I remember it being good... probably the 3rd Potter I saw after the two versions of Pennies from Heaven.
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 11 May 2012 15:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
Plug plug plug to New Yorkers:
A show I adapted and directed is going to run in NYC in August. Details here and here.
― Odd Spice (Eazy), Thursday, 12 July 2012 01:37 (10 months ago) Permalink
― Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 12 July 2012 01:40 (10 months ago) Permalink
I'll be at all the shows--say hi if you make it there.
― Odd Spice (Eazy), Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:51 (10 months ago) Permalink
Tech-ed my show today. Love being next door to Mamoun's and the Comedy Cellar.
― Earth, Wind & Fire & Alabama (Eazy), Thursday, 9 August 2012 00:39 (9 months ago) Permalink
hah, I was at Mamoun's at 6pm... I'll have to figure this out
― Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 9 August 2012 02:22 (9 months ago) Permalink
Saw Sam Shepard's new play, Heartless, last night. As always with him, very hit or miss, but some moments that work are sticking with me. Truly weird, rather than the more naturalistic True West, et al. Back to his shapeshifting roots.
Really liked the Signature space a lot--acoustics were perfect. And all tickets are $25--perfect price for an inconsistent show that I'm very glad to have seen.
Gary Cole is actually terrific in this.
― Earth, Wind & Fire & Alabama (Eazy), Monday, 13 August 2012 22:31 (9 months ago) Permalink
My show's getting a bunch of great reviews. Tix may sell out soon.
― Earth, Wind & Fire & Alabama (Eazy), Saturday, 18 August 2012 23:35 (9 months ago) Permalink
great stuff Eazy. well done!
― jed_, Saturday, 18 August 2012 23:40 (9 months ago) Permalink
i had a great time watching 3 Tom Murphy plays today.
― all the worlds a stage and kitty's just stepped into the spotlight (cajunsunday), Saturday, 18 August 2012 23:48 (9 months ago) Permalink
I'll be dere Saturday, Eazy.
― Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 12:50 (9 months ago) Permalink
Great great--I'll be there.
― Earth, Wind & Fire & Alabama (Eazy), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 15:08 (9 months ago) Permalink
seeing this tomorrow:
― jed_, Friday, 24 August 2012 16:47 (8 months ago) Permalink
it lasts four and a half hours.
― jed_, Friday, 24 August 2012 16:49 (8 months ago) Permalink
Eaz, just look after the show for a guy who has a cane or appears to need one. (hoping I can get there, today is a bitch)
― Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Friday, 24 August 2012 16:57 (8 months ago) Permalink
The theater (unfortunately) is up two flights of stairs, in case that makes a difference.
Been a good run, both with audiences and press. Hope to do more with it.
― Earth, Wind & Fire & Alabama (Eazy), Friday, 24 August 2012 21:35 (8 months ago) Permalink
holy shit that was 4 hours of absolutely incredible stagecraft. i have NEVER seen an entire audience give a standing ovation for a full ten minutes but that's what happened.
― jed_, Sunday, 26 August 2012 01:33 (8 months ago) Permalink
just found out i won free tickets to see theatre de la ville-paris's staging of ionesco's 'rinocerose' tomorrow night!
― TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Friday, 21 September 2012 01:00 (8 months ago) Permalink
btw I really liked the play Eazy directed, and not just cuz 40 mins is about the longest I can sit these days.
― kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Friday, 21 September 2012 01:35 (8 months ago) Permalink
Hey, thanks. Didn't think you made it, between the two flights and the cane, and very glad you did.
― canonical casual cordouroy (Eazy), Friday, 21 September 2012 02:04 (8 months ago) Permalink
I get these Theatermania discount emails that encourage you to "Go beyond Broadway..."The first two shows offered in today's are Cougar the Musical and The Butt-cracker Suite.
I must've asked about the Steppenwolf VaWoolf? revival before , yeah? And has anyone seen Mies Julie in Brooklyn?
― saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 24 November 2012 04:21 (5 months ago) Permalink
This I'd like to see:http://www.thewrap.com/culture/article/fiona-shaw-returning-broadway-colm-toibins-testament-mary-72086
Haven't heard anything bad about VaWoolf all these years. Never was in the right place at the right time to see it.
This is funny:http://www.broadway.com/buzz/166904/whos-virginia-woolf-watch-tracy-letts-and-amy-morton-endure-five-awkward-tv-questions/
― to each his own but (Eazy), Saturday, 26 January 2013 19:26 (3 months ago) Permalink
^Saw it yesterday.
The state of Broadway audiences is such that the douse-your-phones announcement was made BEFORE EACH OF THE THREE ACTS. George's Who's Afraid monologue about the coming death of civilization via technology fulfilled.
― saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 3 February 2013 15:21 (3 months ago) Permalink
Glad to hear it's worththe time and ticket (just saw the Albee thread). Did it feel like a good version of the same play you'd seen before, or new/fresh?
― a tidy profit in Russia (Eazy), Sunday, 3 February 2013 16:56 (3 months ago) Permalink
well since I'd never seen the full text performed, given the film cuts, yes it did seem fresh. I'm pretty sure the Act III scene where Martha tells Nick that George is the only man who's ever satisfied her was not in the movie?
I'm gonna look for that 4 x LP of the first staging now, tho I won't play it today...
I don't think I could watch that Fox interview, anymore than a snuff film.
― saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 3 February 2013 17:30 (3 months ago) Permalink