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Comment Archives: Stories: Theater: Theater Feature

Re: “Q&A with Adrienne Barbeau

Mark, she looks great, but no.

Posted by Nick R on 09/03/2016 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Q&A with Adrienne Barbeau

Damn she looks better now than she did 35yrs ago! Badass tough woman.

Posted by Mark Winchester on 09/03/2016 at 2:36 AM

Re: “On stage: Byhalia, Mississippi and The Brothers Size.

I am so pleased that audiences for original work have significantly increased. I do hope this trend continues.

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Posted by mayfield on 01/20/2016 at 9:14 AM

Re: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at Playhouse on the Square

Not sure, now that you mention it.

Posted by Chris Davis on 12/21/2015 at 12:49 PM

Re: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at Playhouse on the Square

What ever happened to Kevin Shaw?

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Posted by mayfield on 12/21/2015 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Buyer & Cellar and The Producers explore the boundaries of excess.

Hope Buyer and Cellar gets a larger audience. Come on Memphis folks, musicals are not the only ways to have a good time at the theater.

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Posted by mayfield on 08/30/2015 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Theatre Memphis Goes All-American with Tintypes.

Mayfield, MTI has now weighed in and permitted the change, but Theatre Memphis, having reinserted the song, is keeping it anyway. That's a best result, I think. Nobody gets in trouble over best intentions and a set of warts-and-all historical snapshots remain in tact.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 11/16/2014 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Theatre Memphis Goes All-American with Tintypes.

Last I heard MTI received and acknowledged the belated request for change but had yet to decide. TM re-inserted the song pending the decision, so there's no real demand to be made at this point. The script is restored. There may be more to the story, of course.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 11/13/2014 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Theatre Memphis Goes All-American with Tintypes.

Any word if MTI forced Theatre Memphis to put that number back in?

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Posted by mayfield on 11/13/2014 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Circuit revives The Fantasticks; U of M explores the dark side of science with The Physicists.

Ditto on "The Physicists." So glad you were able to see it.

Posted by mayfield on 10/20/2014 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Elaine Blanchard’s Positive Stories

A story that's so needed to be told.

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Posted by mayfield on 07/24/2014 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Elaine Blanchard’s Positive Stories

It's always very moving to read your entries, Elaine. I think you are making a real difference and doing it with grace and caring. thank you for the things you are doing and for who you are. peace, Michele

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Posted by Michele Wright Bartlow on 07/24/2014 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Elaine Blanchard’s Positive Stories

What a gift Elaine Blanchard is to the city of Memphis, along with Friends for Life and these brave individuals who are finding courage to share their stories.

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Posted by Melissa Anderson Sweazy on 07/24/2014 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Gypsy at Playhouse on the Square

The practical need to distinguish between two Roses, no doubt.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 05/20/2014 at 12:18 AM

Re: “Gypsy at Playhouse on the Square

Here's a fun fact: She is never called "Mama Rose" in the musical. Arthur Laurents suggests that nobody close to her ever called her that.

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Posted by TScott on 05/19/2014 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Gypsy at Playhouse on the Square

I'll be seeing GYSPY this weekend. And I won't be thinking about this review when I do. This reviewer forgot this is article isn't running in "Theater Fan Monthly", but in a general-interest newspaper for anyone in the metro area who might want to see this production. Most people will not be thinking of Tyne Daly or Ethel Merman (who died 30 years ago). If this production has problems (for example, you call this production "soulless" but offer no explanation to support that label), then present them in context of the production itself, not in comparison to a Broadway production that costs $100 more per seat. Perhaps your friends are impressed with the depth of your knowledge of theaters, but readers are not.

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Posted by Steve Scheer on 05/19/2014 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Gypsy at Playhouse on the Square

I wrote a biography of the real Rose, Rose Thompson Hovick - wish I could see this production!

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Posted by Carolyn Quinn on 05/18/2014 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Gypsy at Playhouse on the Square

No reference to Patti Lupone? She nailed the role of Mamma Rose in the last Broadway revival.
Would be tough to see anyone else in the role for a long, long time.

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Posted by mayfield on 05/16/2014 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Gypsy at Playhouse on the Square

"It's visually underwhelming, especially by the standard Playhouse has set for itself in recent years." Having seen SPAMALOT there this year, I get that.

I thought the performances of Barclay, Carla and Leah Beth Bolton were all on point, particularly Carla. It was what I looked for, a fun night.

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Posted by LeftWingCracker on 05/16/2014 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Gypsy at Playhouse on the Square

At least everything Playhouse attempts to mount exceeds mediocre theatre on a regular basis. And, most of the time way beyond. Gypsy is no exception.

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Posted by Kenneth Schildt on 05/15/2014 at 6:31 PM

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