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THE SHIPPING NEWS AND OTHER TORRID TALES
« on: December 10, 2010, 12:07:29 AM »

Well, you've read the notes, the notes were torrid and told tales, but not the tale of The Randy Vicar and The Lime Rickey, and now it is time for you to post until the torrid cows come home.
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2010, 12:08:22 AM »

And the word of the day is: PARALIPSIS!
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2010, 04:27:22 AM »

First to respond! Morning, all.
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 04:29:44 AM »

TOD:

DVD: "Christmas in Connecticut," "The Pillars of Earth"

CD: Carols for a Cure, any volume; A Broadway Christmas; A Hollywood Christmas, Brett Barrett's Christmas album

MP3: Mel Torme

Car CD: "The Shallows," by Nicholas Carr, disc 7 or 8

And the new Pat Conroy book on reading has come in at the library. I figure that will consume any free time this weekend. Not that there's much free time.
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2010, 04:47:20 AM »

It is Friday.

The Boxes of Carrie - that is the title of a new Stephen King novella.
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2010, 04:48:18 AM »

Happy Birthday DR MBARNUM.

For some reason I cannot post on your FaceBook wall - when I get to it, there is no BOX to write in.

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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2010, 04:49:13 AM »

I love Eyes Without a Face - which I purchased after it was first mentioned here.  Most intriguing.  Also one of my first reviews featured in Scarlet Street - back when it was - and back when I was still asked to contribute.
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2010, 04:49:43 AM »

TOD:

CD - Manhattan Transfer Acapella Christmas

DVD - The Revenge of the Creature
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2010, 04:51:04 AM »

OMG Firefox is updating again this morning which means crashes ALL DAY TODAY.

Enjoyed reading about the D/M show from DR JOSE last night.
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2010, 04:51:18 AM »

Safe and fun trip vibes for DR CILLA LIZ.
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« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2010, 04:54:34 AM »

Oh it's the NEW IMPROVED UPDATED PROFILE on Facebook.  You have to CLICK to make a post.
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« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2010, 05:14:44 AM »

If people get tired of SPIDER-MAN talk taking up space on here, just say so.

On the other hand, if people prefer that the SPIDER-MAN posts be shorter but want more of them to increase the number of postings on a given day, let me know that too.  :)

Having said that:  :)



Jose - Did you really mean what you said when you said:

"Since it has been in development for so long, why isn't the book in much better shape? Why were so many of the flying stunts still being developed and worked on? -Remember, the show was supposed to open in February.

Then again, a lot of shows that had been in development for years(!) weren't ready once they started previews on Broadway."

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In case you did mean it, of course, as has been pointed out over and over, the flying stunts were stunning and working great and (at least by all accounts) as safely as any other big musical by the second preview on December 1. 

As to the book, I think you know you never know whether a book is totally working until it's playing in front of an audience.  For example, look at this year's (much deserving) Pulitzer winner NEXT TO NORMAL, which is a much lower-tech show in the scheme of musicals.   It had been in development by the writers Yorkey and Kitt since BMI workshop presentations of a short version in the late 1990's, and the book was still being worked on (though very promising to many people) when you and I saw it at an early preview off-Broadway at Second Stage in spring 2008, it continued to be worked on at Arena Stage in fall 2008 even after having gotten reviewed in New York, then came triumphantly into New York winning loads of awards and becoming a financial and artistic hit. 


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« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2010, 05:53:20 AM »

FJL, anyone who is not interested in Spiderman can skip your posts about it. You talk about it all you want.
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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2010, 05:59:17 AM »

I like to read about SPIDERMAN - for better or worse.
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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2010, 06:00:01 AM »

Off to work....oh well.

And a copy of the CAMELOT script is on its way to me - courtesy my friend Vickie who directed it in 1990.
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Re: THE SHIPPING NEWS AND OTHER TORRID TALES
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2010, 06:04:35 AM »

HAPPY NATAL DAY DR MBARNUM!
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« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2010, 06:08:54 AM »

Happy Birthday dear Mike!
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« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2010, 06:35:00 AM »

I personally like hearing about SPIDERMAN or anything broadway. I don't find that DR FJL has talked about it too much at all.
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« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2010, 06:35:28 AM »

Happy Birthday to DR MBarnum! Hope you have a birthday filled with Indian food and Bollywood movies!
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« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2010, 06:55:46 AM »

Good morning, all! I slep[t late because I wanted to and could. Outside of my bath and getting dressed, I've mostly wandered around the apartment, sipping coffee and listening to big band Christmas arrangements. After I make the bed and tidy the apartment, I will head off to the NYPL Theatre Collection before I head down to 23rd Street to see my dentist at 2 pm.

I have little else to report. I'm still pondering my Christmas shopping lists; although everything is purchased for shipment to Ohio, I've still not decided what to give my goddaughter Charlotte and I really cannot afford to send DR MBarnum John Abraham, even if I combine Christmas and birthday gifts into one package.

TOD:
   DVD: Damn those Netflix items!
   CD: Christmas Swing, Christmas on the Bandstand, Christmas collectons by Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Joan Baez, Perry Como
   VCR: possible gifts for DR MBarnum
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« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2010, 06:55:59 AM »

Friday morning greetings!  We're waiting for snow here in SW Ohio, so I suspect the grocery store will be packed when I go later today.
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« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2010, 06:56:18 AM »

Happiest of birthdays to DR MBarnum!
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« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2010, 06:57:32 AM »

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Birthday, Mikey !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Are we sure sure sure (an Amahl and the Night Visitors reference) today is the day? I would swear he was born yesterday.
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« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2010, 07:00:53 AM »

DR Jose, thanks for posting that poor excuse from those idiots in the midwest for embarrassing themselves publicly at Elizabeth Edwards' funeral. I could be big and say I hope they get theirs in the next world but I'm petty and mean and I hope the asses die painfully and soon. People that stupid should be terminated before they can breed.
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« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2010, 07:03:48 AM »

Good morning everyone.

I had a lovely day yesterday at Sardi's, where the League of Professional Theatre Women was holding it's award luncheon.  The honorees were Chita Rivera, Lynn Nottage, and Kamilah Forbes.  They all spoke so eloguently.  Wonderful to see a room filled with so many successful women.
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« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2010, 07:04:27 AM »

And in the bad news dept., I just got this from the Miami University Libraries:

Like other units at Miami and libraries at many other colleges and universities, the Miami University Libraries are contending with a difficult budgetary environment. At the time of writing, Miami has reduced its annual budget by $20 million and is currently planning additional reductions in excess of $40 million.

The Libraries continue to serve our students and faculty, although with significant reductions of staff (around 20%). Over the past year, we have looked for ways to realize efficiencies by combining service points and even eliminating and reducing some services. While some of these changes have been transparent to our clientele, others have been noticeable.


This is why they can no longer accept books from me, even if I send them a pristine copy and the copy already on their shelves is in tatters: no more multiple copies!
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« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2010, 07:04:43 AM »



         A very Happy Birthday to DR MBarnum!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2010, 07:05:08 AM »

Good morning everyone.

I had a lovely day yesterday at Sardi's, where the League of Professional Theatre Women was holding it's award luncheon.  The honorees were Chita Rivera, Lynn Nottage, and Kamilah Forbes.  They all spoke so eloguently.  Wonderful to see a room filled with so many successful women.


Hello, DR Julie! I send my love and hugs for a wonderful day!
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« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2010, 07:10:10 AM »

Happy Birthday, Michael Barnum!!!
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« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2010, 07:11:59 AM »

Happy Birthday, DR MBarnum
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