Thursday, December 13, 2007

End Of Purple Reign?

End Of Purple Reign?

I really hate to say I told you so (and I truly mean that), but I told you so way back in July -- Hat tip to The Playgoer).

Where are the true professionals of the theatre, anyway? They're working hard on virtually every other show on Broadway.

On any other show, the grueling eight performances would be handled with great aplomb and professionalism by a performer without any excuses.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for tickets.
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Curse Of The Understudy - Part III (July 23, 2007)
Winter Blues For Color Purple (February 5, 2007)
The Tonys: If I Could Vote...for Best Musical (May 31, 2006)

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At 14 December, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She dosent have the training to last an 8 show week
her speaking voice is so timid,you cant even amplify it

At 14 December, 2007, Blogger Esther said...

I don't know, I just think "The Color Purple" is such a compelling story that it really doesn't need a star. I saw it with a great cast, including a very memorable Saycon Sengbloh as Celie. Still, I know how I would have felt if I came specially to see a performer on Broadway and they were out - especially if I knew it wasn't a one-time occurrence, but a pattern.

At 14 December, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

It's a pity. I had heard that she is great when she shows up.

At 14 December, 2007, Blogger SarahB said...

I saw it early on with a rush ticket - La Chanze was a no show but Kenita R. Miller was incredible. I enjoyed it and it was very emotionally taxing for me, just as the movie was. However, I have not had the desire to go back...even with the draw of a star (is she really a star just because she won American Idol and has a tv movie about her life?). I think the show is not overall strong enough for a general theatre going audience but has done a good job with bringing in bus loads of ladies who probably wouldn't otherwise see a Broadway show. My friend Joyce, who demographically fits the mold for CP marketers, wanted to see it because of Fantasia but I warned her that she could be a no-show...I gave her the broadwaybox discount and when she saw that Chaka Khan was going to be in it, she forgot all about her need to see Fantasia. Talk about star draw.

At 14 December, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a wealth of incredible talent in that show.
And yes you right such a great script.
It doesn’t need STARS,
Its too bad producers seem to feel the need to make these shows "vehicles"

At 18 December, 2007, Anonymous WorkerBee said...

Chaka Khan has started rehursals
We hear she dyed here hair Purple to get in the spirt.

At 24 January, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about LaChanze missing over 40 shows? I could have sworn she was a professional. Maybe it's just the role.

At 24 January, 2008, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Must be a tough role, although LaChanze was there the night I went. Unfortunately Fantasia was not.


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