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by MmeBahorel
Thu May 15, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Les Misérables
Topic: 30th Anniversary Concert in Paris
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: 30th Anniversary Concert in Paris

I'm so proud of myself that people are still falling for it. It was a venerable tradition, dating back to the days of Rue Plumet, who started the unofficial tour website in late 1999, that we continued every year at Café Musain after we took up the reins from them in summer 2002. Of course, reality ...
by MmeBahorel
Wed May 07, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Les Misérables
Topic: West End 2014/2015
Replies: 37
Views: 3711

Re: West End 2014/2015

It's been done in the US - Scott Logsdon was a Thénardier cover from c. 1989 to 2001, when he left the tour, and he was a swing the whole time. There was also a couple Éponine covers who were swings: Diana Kaarina and Dawn Younker off the top of my head, but there may have been others. In London, sw...
by MmeBahorel
Fri May 02, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Les Misérables
Topic: The New Broadway Revival - Starting March 2014
Replies: 126
Views: 15596

Re: The New Broadway Revival - Starting March 2014

I think the "revival should mean just old" thing came up after Fortune's Fool, which is by Ivan Turgenev, ended up with a nomination for best play, up against actual new work. (in fairness, it was a newish translation/adaptation, not one from the mid-nineteenth century, but translation I d...
by MmeBahorel
Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Other Musicals
Topic: Shows that you hate yourself for missing
Replies: 15
Views: 1899

Re: Shows that you hate yourself for missing

Yep. September something to October 29 at the National. Trilogy days are the 25th of each of those months. Tickets for the London run go on sale Thursday. Fingers crossed 25 October doesn't sell out immediately so I can still buy tickets a week later if I'm able to sort everything out. A couple of m...
by MmeBahorel
Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Other Musicals
Topic: Shows that you hate yourself for missing
Replies: 15
Views: 1899

Re: Shows that you hate yourself for missing

Oh, man! Wrong coast! *sob* I am so jealous of San Francisco right now! (seriously, with more notice, I might have said screw it, I'll fly out for that one, but last minute plane fare is always terrible, and I'm literally changing jobs next week and wouldn't get the time off to let me arrive a day e...
by MmeBahorel
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Other Musicals
Topic: Shows that you hate yourself for missing
Replies: 15
Views: 1899

Re: Shows that you hate yourself for missing

As someone who went to Voyage, you dodged a bullet. The edits made for NY were terrible and some of the actors were wretchedly miscast. What was up on that stage was not a breath of a single eternal idea. Please imagine a fey Bakunin, a wooden Stankevich, a Tatiana that can only overact - can you ge...
by MmeBahorel
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Other Musicals
Topic: Scarlet Pimpernel
Replies: 49
Views: 4966

Re: Scarlet Pimpernel

Pimpernel is such a fun show. I saw the tour 4 times and only missed closing because of where closing was (getting to Ann Arbor without a car - since I was too young to rent one - just could not happen). It's not a brilliant show, necessarily, but it's so much fun, Marguerite is a great role, and I ...
by MmeBahorel
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Brick Meta
Topic: Unanswered Questions
Replies: 110
Views: 11799

Re: Unanswered Questions

This falls under "Hugo doesn't understand crime". Remember, Patron-Minette controls all the muggings - ALL OF THEM - in the Paris basin. Nothing has to make sense. Really, they seem to be using him, possibly because Parnasse has a thing for his daughter. There seem to be connections - Boul...
by MmeBahorel
Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Les Misérables
Topic: The New Broadway Revival - Starting March 2014
Replies: 126
Views: 15596

Re: The New Broadway Revival - Starting March 2014

Let me rephrase that Marius comment. It was the first time I'd seen either of the young male featured roles played by a visibly ethnic minority actor (other than the Ricky Martin stunt casting that we all tried to forget about) on a regular basis rather than as an understudy. And even the understudi...
by MmeBahorel
Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Les Misérables
Topic: The New Broadway Revival - Starting March 2014
Replies: 126
Views: 15596

Re: The New Broadway Revival - Starting March 2014

Not on Broadway or in London, but Ken Page did it at MUNY in St Louis the first time around (2007). My big concern for years has been with all the Kim to Éponine or Fantine hiring, why has no Engineer been hired for Thenardier? Why was no Thuy ever hired in? The casting of non-white males was terrib...
by MmeBahorel
Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Les Misérables
Topic: The New Broadway Revival - Starting March 2014
Replies: 126
Views: 15596

Re: The New Broadway Revival - Starting March 2014

It isn't at all strange for that time period. For over a century prior, and still at that period, and far later as well, French planters (both white and mixed-race) sent their children (both legitimate and illegitimate) to Paris to be educated as free men, and many, particularly illegitimate childre...
by MmeBahorel
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Brick Meta
Topic: Popular Fanon
Replies: 207
Views: 16070

Re: Popular Fanon

I think those are strictly musical based, and it's because Enjolras is at least sorta there - her mother thinks it's the plural "students" that are her problem, anyway, so I can see where an idea came from if one ignores that Marius has to tell everyone her name when she dies on the barric...
by MmeBahorel
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Les Misérables
Topic: The New Broadway Revival - Starting March 2014
Replies: 126
Views: 15596

Re: The New Broadway Revival - Starting March 2014

With the amount of money involved, Broadway has been "safe" for years. Generations, really - it's why everything does out of town tryouts, so if it has to die, it does it without the expense of dying on Broadway. We're talking orders of magnitude. A regional will cost a few hundred thousan...
by MmeBahorel
Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Les Misérables
Topic: 2nd UK Tour, 1997-2000
Replies: 8
Views: 1952

Re: 2nd UK Tour, 1997-2000

This was the cassette days, and a lot of those haven't been converted to digital. (because it's a pain in the ass. I have bankers boxes full of stuff, mostly LM, but tons of other stuff, too. Even when unemployed, I did not have the energy to track and label all that stuff, even the really rare stuf...
by MmeBahorel
Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Other Musicals
Topic: The Phantom of the Opera
Replies: 177
Views: 21165

Re: The Phantom of the Opera

Considering I found Norm's Javert a little too cuddly (but sung so gorgeous), I'm not as gung ho on this casting as a lot of people. I have audio of his Sweeney Todd and it has the same problem - his stage presence is too warm, because he can't hide that he's one of the nicest guys in the world. So ...

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