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Re: THE VODKA CRUST
« Reply #240 on: August 25, 2009, 07:15:35 PM »

Oh and Laura, I've been meaning to tell you.  Toby has decided that the dinosaur is THE toy to have in the car seat.  It lives in the backseat, and Toby insists on having it in his lap while we travel.  It's quite cute. 

This is sooo cute.

I agree with small parties being just fine for babies.  They are fun, kind of like a big play group.
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« Reply #241 on: August 25, 2009, 07:27:01 PM »

Larry:  Please allow me to add my sincerest congratulations on your Broadway job!  May this be the end of hard times and deadbeat clients for you!!!
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« Reply #242 on: August 25, 2009, 07:27:51 PM »

Quote from Matt H. last night:
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I saw her, too, on Broadway. She was Pearlie Mae all the way, no Dolly that I could discern. It helped that I had seen the show done legitimately by other actresses. Pearlie just played around with it. Would stop the show and complain about how her feet hurt. Would decide to reprise "So long, Dearie" on a whim.

The audience ate up every second of it, and it WAS entertaining, but it wasn't HELLO, DOLLY!

Matt H., I don't doubt your memory of the Pearl Bailey performance that you saw, because I have read a great many similar accounts over the years.  I don't know what could account for the difference, but Ms. Bailey's performance that I saw at the St. James Theatre was all Dolly Levi, and absolutely no Pearlie Mae.  She literally lit up the stage and she and Cab Calloway were perfectly cast against each other.  The only break in the performance was the eating scene in Harmonia Gardens, but her few off the cuff remarks were far less than I have seen some Dollys do.

I can't explain the difference between the two shows.  I don't if it had anything to do with where in the run she was, whether she was tired at the end of the week or fresh at the beginning, or even if it came from doing two-a-day; but she gave an electrifying performance the night I saw the show.  And the HELLO DOLLY number literally stopped the show.


And she didn't even know that I was going to be there that night.

Such is the nature of live theater as you and I both know. I saw her AFTER she won the Tony and was the toast of the town. I got the feeling she thought she WAS the whole show and could do what she wanted. It was, as I recall, the Saturday evening performance.
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« Reply #243 on: August 25, 2009, 07:31:44 PM »

I have watched a total of 10 CRIMINAL MINDS episodes today. I guess I did six tonight.

The wonderful Jane Lynch plays Reid's mother who's in a psychiatric facility. She was in two episodes.

Jason Alexander played a very showy serial killer in another episode.
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« Reply #244 on: August 25, 2009, 07:33:29 PM »

I'll watch RESCUE ME (which is recording as I type) tomorrow as I eat lunch.
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« Reply #245 on: August 25, 2009, 07:48:57 PM »

Aww, Toby's so cute!
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« Reply #246 on: August 25, 2009, 08:01:22 PM »

Jerry likes my corn.

We all like your corn!
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« Reply #247 on: August 25, 2009, 08:03:08 PM »

I am truly sorry for all the bad news so many Dr's have had in the last few days.   Sending prayers and vibes.
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« Reply #248 on: August 25, 2009, 08:06:00 PM »

I really do not know what and when I ate the best pie of my life...I have eaten many...

....but as far as favorite pies, well Strawberry/Rhubarb tops the list and I love any kind of berry pie.

My least favorite pie is pumpkin.

Pumpkin pie is evil!
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« Reply #249 on: August 25, 2009, 08:07:24 PM »

I dropped my big announcement at last night's event, and here's the news for everyone who could not be there. I will be working on the Broadway revival of FINIAN'S RAINBOW as the orchestrator for the  adjustments being made for the production. I love Rob Berman, the musical director, and I'm very honored to be asked to work on the show. I loved it at Encores!
How exciting!  Congratulations to DR elmore!

Congratulations, Larry!
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« Reply #250 on: August 25, 2009, 08:10:30 PM »

***CONTINUED GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT VIBES***
for DR Ben!!!!!!!

DITTO, AND FOR EVERYONE EMPLOYED!!

SOON TO BE EMPLOYED VIBES FOR THOSE WHO NEED THEM!!!


Bless you for thr very much needed vibe!!!
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« Reply #251 on: August 25, 2009, 08:10:37 PM »

I'm heading downstairs to bed now.

Good night!
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« Reply #252 on: August 25, 2009, 08:22:56 PM »

Good Evening!

It's another gorgeous night here in NYC. Cooler temps, lower humidity, and a nice breeze blowing.  Aaahhh..
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« Reply #253 on: August 25, 2009, 08:24:51 PM »

Good Morning! Good Afternoon!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm going to win the $252 Million Mega-Millions Lottery tonight!  ::)

Good. Don't forget our marriage contract.

Um... Well, since the marriage was never consummated...  Just sayin'.

::)
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« Reply #254 on: August 25, 2009, 08:26:52 PM »

RE: BUSKER ALLEY article in playbill

And I quote:  "Due to the loss of one member of the writing team and the health issues of another, it is with great regret that we withdraw from this project."

So wouldn't that be A J Carothers who wrote the book>

And I am sure the health issues has to be one of the Sherman Brothers. And my guess it would be Robert who is 84 and when I have see inetrviews with him he doesn't seem well.

Richard is 81.

I wonder why they just don't mention the names??





DR Michael S - One word: "Discretion".

Well, maybe a second word too: "Privacy".

Oh, and a third and fourth: "Courtesy" and "Respect".
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« Reply #255 on: August 25, 2009, 08:32:51 PM »

Ah... So it was all an experiment... ::)

A Song Like That: Collaborators Reconsider Spanish Lyrics in West Side Story


Jose, about how many people show up for a CD signing like the cast of WEST SIDE STORY did?  Do you have to show up hours ahead of time?

From what I understand, they had a pretty good turnout for the West Side Story revival CD signing.  Not in the 1000's, but at least in the low-100's.  Since most CD signings take place at the Lincoln Square Barnes & Nobles (now that the Times Square Virgin Megastore is closed), the size of the room helps to control the crowds since there's only so much room to sit and wait.

You don't really have to get there early, but if the signing takes place on a show night, then it's just a matter of getting in line before the cast has to leave.
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« Reply #256 on: August 25, 2009, 08:35:24 PM »

DR Samantha is having a very hard time adjusting to her move to Iowa City.  It's the first time she's been away from home and is feeling a bit lonely and overwhelmed (even though she is living with her boyfriend)   if anyone would like to pass along some encouragement I'm sure she'd appreciate it.  You can reach her through her profile here or friend her on Facebook.   Thanks to anyone interested, especially the people she met in New York
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« Reply #257 on: August 25, 2009, 08:37:06 PM »

HI, TOBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!
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« Reply #258 on: August 25, 2009, 08:37:57 PM »

Congrats to Larry!!!  This is wonderful news!

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VIBES to all the DR's to need them.  They seem to be needed by a lot of HHW folk lately...makes me sad. 
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« Reply #259 on: August 25, 2009, 08:58:43 PM »

Break a leg, George!


Second callbacks??  What are they casting TEN COMMANDMENTS - THE MUSICAL?

Having seen The Ten Commandments - The Spectacle Musical, I'd venture that they probably didn't have second callbacks.  I'm not even sure they had auditions.
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« Reply #260 on: August 25, 2009, 09:02:25 PM »

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VIBES to all the DR's to need them.  They seem to be needed by a lot of HHW folk lately...makes me sad. 

DITTO

I do believe in the Patented Power of HHW VIBES, but I really do hope that this recent "bout" has been the storm before the calm.  It's never easy when you know your friends are going through tough times, and dealing with things beyond their control.
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« Reply #261 on: August 25, 2009, 09:32:02 PM »

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR JOSE!
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« Reply #262 on: August 25, 2009, 09:37:05 PM »

Finally back from a long, exhausting day.  I had lunch with Kevin Spirtas (just a lettuce wedge), and that was grand fun.  I'm sure elmore will be happy to know that Mr. Spirtas will be a credited above the line producer on Finian's - he brought quite a bit of investor money to the show.   Then I had a four-hour work session with Crista and Alex.  I had her do the Band-Aid version of her "act" and while she was doing it I figured out where all the new material would fit.  Afterwards, we sang the show in the order I came up with and it was great - just had to move one little thing.  We still have a lot to do and I'll begin putting it together today - some staging, how to get from one thing to the next - the only thing we won't be doing is creating new patter and fixing old patter.  I'll give her the ideas, but then I'll actually write it in her voice, and then she can make it her own.  After that, I had to hurry to see Skip's show, about which more in the notes.  Then I had to hurry to Joe Allen to sup with Walter Willison.  We had quite a nice time, but I really started to fade after a couple of hours.  As we were leaving, he saw two people at the bar that he knew, so I met them and we ended up chatting with them for another fifteen minutes - I'm sure the denizens of this here site know them well, since they both appear on One Life To Live (and the girl also appeared for years on Days Of Our Lives).  I think the gal's name was Farrah Fath, and the guy plays her boyfriend - John something (a P, I think).  Very nice indeed.  And now I'm home, I've responded to many of the fifty or so e-mails waiting for me, and I guess I'll go write the notes now.
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« Reply #263 on: August 25, 2009, 09:43:13 PM »

Thank You, DR Jane.
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« Reply #264 on: August 25, 2009, 09:43:31 PM »

And now that I'm officially "older"... ;)

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« Reply #265 on: August 25, 2009, 10:15:43 PM »

Happy birthday to Jose!!!!
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