Ooh, very impressive.
Hugh Jackman has some swell voice, doesn't he? Plus looks, charm, acting ability...What, did he win three or four genetic lotteries?
The same with Anne Hathaway. One of the greatest beauties of her generation of actresses, can perform comedy and drama with equal adeptness, and here she unveils this voice. Well, we are all the beneficiaries. What a viewing experience this promises to be.
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Yes, the voice is good, though she is a film actress, and I don't know how'd she'd fare in the stage production, but nice voice. One thing I hated was when they cast Madonna as Evita. My neice stole my movie, so I have not seen the VHS in years. Don't know if I would buy the DVD. Madonna actually did well with the singing, in studio then dubbed. It was the one thing I can say I liked her in. I am not a Madonna fan-her talent was workout music, I'd never pay to see a live show, and her egomania-maybe abated with age always bothered me. But Evita was not bad. But if you had seen Elaine Page on the stage as Evita, which I did, well...ur gonna be meh with the film version. I also think I saw mandy Patimkin in maybe a concert version? Or maybe just clips of him as Che in the Broadway version with a singer I love whose name is stuck-she originated the broadway Evita. That cast albumn too disappeared, rueful smile. I was upset they did not cast her and mandy for the movie. Antonio wasn't bad, but...
I agree Anne is very good and while I don't find her beautiful classically, she certainly was a smashing bride. I love her acting...Devil wears Prada is best comedic piece in years-3 great ladies plus stanley tucci to boot.
I wish I could recall the famous woman who got shafted from broadway 'Sunset Blvd' cuz they wanted Glenn Close star power, but she -Ok Patti Lupone_ u can see my recall is big issue and scary to boot. Lupone was lightyears away from madonna and I will never forgive them for casting her and not Lupone. banderas is not a singer, so mandy Patimkin was screwed out of that. He was famous for doing Yentl with Streisand. I think Holllywood comes up with 5 or 6 Oscar worth movies a year. And musicals are generallly blockbusters, so why won't they do more?
Motown generation, there is a Motown musical opening in the spring. You are so lucky Heyang to be there. Maybe we could organize a GS meet in Manhattan in the spring. The music is all hits. Berry Gordy is writing the book. It has smash written all over. To be limited by a body that cannot do!
The new musicals have not all done well... most of the big stage hits have already been made into films, you're talking remakes. And they don't bring in as much money as the Marvel Comics made into movies do...
Originally Posted by skateluvr
Gotta Have Music