…what she said. (although I did do a weird hypothetical casting of the movie once [key words being “weird” and “hypothetical])
Also, please let me be able to see the Shakespeare in the Park production this summer. Pretty please.
dear god, if you exist, please let the into the woods movie rot in development hell
Kurt Sings Songs That Mom Really Likes: “As if we never said goodbye,” “Rose’s Turn,” and now “Not The Boy Next Door” …
We went to see “The Boy from Oz” with Hugh Jackman and it was fabulous, but my poor mother was stuck with her great aunt at the hospital. To this day, I am sad that she missed it. Howevah, they went to see “Peter and the Starcatcher” last weekend and met Christian Borle and my mother apparently fangirled a little bit at him, and I am jealous.
One day I will take a picture of the picture of my parents and my aunt and Peter Allen holding up Twyla Tharp at some benefit in the ’80s (taken by Richard Avedon!). True to form, my mother and her sister are misidentified.
Being at the parents’ means going through random piles of stuff. I found a recasting of “Into the Woods” that I did, circa 2006. You can pretty much figure out what I was into by who’s cast.
Red Riding Hood: Alia Shawkat
RRH’s Grandmother: Carole King
Jack: Eric Szmanda
Jack’s Mother: Meryl Streep
Cinderella: Natalie Portman or Lauren Graham
Lucinda: Hilary Duff
Florinda: Haylie Duff
Cinderella’s Father: Jeffrey Tambor
Stepmother: Jessica Walter
The Baker: David Sutcliffe
The Baker’s Wife: Joanna Gleason (again!) or Jenny Lewis or Tori Amos
The Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince: Will Arnett
Narrator: Jason Bateman or Ed Herrmann
Old Man: Paul Newman (I know he & Narrator are the same role)
Witch: Neko Case
Rapunzel: Paris Hilton
Rapunzel’s Prince: Josh Homme
Snow White: Alexis Bledel
Sleeping Beauty: Kirsten Dunst
Really? Really? Isn’t Ambrose all kinds of wrong for this part?
As in Six Feet Under’s Lauren Ambrose. As in Can’t Hardly Wait’s Lauren Ambrose. As in not Glee’s Lea Michele.
BULLSHIT, THAT ROLE SHOULD BE BARROWMAN’S. LOOK AT HIM WORK THAT SPARKLY SUIT IN THAT VIDEO. LISTEN TO HIM SING DROMP. EAT YOUR HEART OUT, LEA MICHELE.
9:53 p.m. Apparently “Memphis” won the Tony for Best Musical last year. Somehow I missed that entirely. But here’s my chance to watch one song from it. They’re dancing in the aisles and the stars are clapping politely in their seats. Chris Rock has that “I know the director’s gonna be looking for the highest profile African-American in the house, so I’m really enjoying this!” expression.
Love you, Dan Feinberg. He is probably correct, sadly.
Team Starkid continues to be impressive as all get-out. Some of it is really silly, obviously, but the fact that a bunch of college kids (I think?) did these, and they’re LONG, and some of the songs are really clever… high-fives and ass-slaps, guys & dolls. Also, it’s funny to go back and see Darren Criss’s Harry as kind of a douche, given that he’s so delightfully earnest on Glee. It’s like a reverse Groff.
ps: to the ladies with whom I have a standing date for AVPS with - I caved! I still want to watch it with you all at some point, though. I think these shows work best when watched with a bunch of friends.