|re: I think I would have liked it more|
|Posted by: NewtonUK 09:33 am EST 12/29/18|
|In reply to: re: I think I would have liked it more - lowwriter 09:06 am EST 12/29/18|
|For me, THERES SOMETHING ABOUT JAMIE in the West End is the adult version of The Prom. Helped by being based on a true story. For me, THE PROM fell down for many reasons. The central character that Brooks A. plays seems like all the mincing prancing gay characters we saw in films in the 30's-60's. I thought this character cliche was dead.
And I had no idea why Christopher Sieber or the big hopping Press Agent, or the blonde with long legs were doing in the show. Their characters, for me, just took up stage time - extra songs that go nowhere, etc, while their stories didnt seem, to me, to help the thrust of the show in any way. Why didnt the 'hot blonde' seem to attract the romantic attention of anyone? Why did the press agent have to be a caricature (of a type of p.a. I have never encountered on Broadway).
I'd love to see Brooks and Chris Sieber in roles that require them to stretch a bit into new territory, rather than relying on basically the same stuff they did in the last show. NEVER hire someone because you want them to do what they ahve done before - that kills your show.
Unless it's a star who we come to see do their shtick. And in that case you have to be at the Nathan Lane or Carl Channing or Bette Midler or Ethel Merman or Hugh Jackman to get away with that.
These performers are SO talented. I'd love to see them in a show hat expands what we have seen them do before.
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