HERE'S WHAT'S NEW:
"I want any kid who is watching to know that your biggest may turn into your purpose."
- Ari'el Stachel, Best Featured Actor in a Musical - The Band's Visit
"Just because you are a minority doesn't mean you're only meant to play roles that are a minority."
-Lindsay Mendez, Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Carousel
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Anyway, I know there are tons of Broadway sites, and I am probably going to end up being a lot like everyone else, at least at first. But I wanted to create a place where I could talk about my passion - theatre. Sure I like to dish and talk poo about this one or that one's performance, but I'd rather create a forum for informed theatre-goers to talk about that kind of thing. What I don't want is an endless debate over who is better Idina or Kristen, or why so-and-so wouldn't give autographs. I'm looking to discuss the points of similarity/difference between say, Alice Ripley's performance in next to normal, versus that of her understudy, and that kind of thing. I suppose that if you think you really know theater because you've seen Wicked fifteen times or because you are BFF's with Laura Bell Bundy, this probably won't be your kind of blog to read or participate in. (For the record, I've seen Wicked several times, and enjoy it. And my BFF is NOT Laura Bell Bundy, though I enjoy her very much.)
Even more, I wanted a place to celebrate it and have fun, too. Almost like the evil twin side of the theatre blog scene. I'm a gay guy - shocking, right? So it would be fun to talk about the hot guys (and occasional girl or two) that are on the boards anywhere in the USA. Sharing pictures and enjoying the "scenery," but also talking about their talent and stage presence. It would also be fun, I think, to talk about stuff like the CDs from shows, favorite memorabilia, stage door stories, etc.
So, if this sounds like it might be your cup of java, please stop by again and SHARE!
This feels like the first preview performance of In My Life - exciting and very weird!
P.S.: Be sure to answer this month's poll, below!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
THE SEMI-FINALS: DOWN TO "THE ELITE 8"
ROUND 3: Mark Aldrich vs Matthew Risch
Adam Chanler-Berat vs Bobby Steggert
WINNERS: Mark Aldrich Bobby Steggert
ROUND 4: Corey Boardman vs Matthew James Thomas
Kyle Coffman vs Rory O'Malley
WINNERS: MATTHEW JAMES THOMAS KYLE COFFMAN
|Van Hughes vs John Gallagher, Jr.|
Van moves on to the next round!
- John Gallagher, Jr.: 7.92
- Van Hughes: 8.02
|Adam Chanler-Berat vs Nick Blaemire|
- Nick Blaemire: 7.32
- Adam Chanler-Berat: 8.11
|Rory O'Malley vs Andrew Rannells|
Rory goes on to the next round!
- Rory O'Malley: 8.08
- Andrew Rannells: 7.85
|Bobby Steggert vs David Turner|
Bobby goes on to the next round!
- Bobby Steggert: 8.42
- David Turner: 5.42
ROUND 5: Who is Broadway's HOTTEST Finch? Darren Criss vs Nick Jonas vs Daniel Radcliffe
|Nick Jonas vs Darren Criss vs Daniel Radcliffe|
Darren Criss goes on to the next round!
- Darren Criss: 8.81
- Nick Jonas: 6.84
- Daniel Radcliffe: 7.03
ROUND 6: Who is the hottest "Lyssie J" boy? Teddy Toye vs Alex Wyse
|Teddy Toye vs|
Teddy Toye goes on to the next round!
- Teddy Toye: 8.19
- Alex Wyse: 7.29
Round 7: Who is the hottest "Leading Man"? Raul Esparza vs Marc Kudisch
|Raul Esparza vs Marc Kudisch|
Raul Esparza goes on to the next round!
- Raul Esparza: 9.16
- Marc Kudisch: 5.63
Round 8: Who is the hottest "Spider-Man"?
Reeve Carney vs Andrew Garfield vs Matthew James Thomas
|Reeve Carney vs Andrew Carney vs Matthew James Thomas|
Matthew James Thomas moves on to the next round!
- Reeve Carney: 6.95
- Andrew Garfield: 7.3
- Matthew James Thomas: 8.29
Round 9: Who is the hottest "CARRIE Cutie"? Corey Boardman vs Andy Mientus
|Corey Boardman vs Andy Mientus|
Corey Boardman moves on to the next round!
- Corey Boardman: 9.05
- Andy Mientus: 8.74
Round 10: Who is the hottest brooding Broadway boy? Andrew Durand vs Michael Esper
|Andrew Durand vs Michael Esper|
Michael Esper moves on to the next round!
- Andrew Durand: 7.18
- Michael Esper: 8.0
Round 11: Who is Broadway's hottest Replacement/Original (I)? Corbin Bleu vs Hunter Parrish
|Corbin Bleu vs Hunter Parrish|
Hunter Parrish moves on to the next round!
- Corbin Bleu: 6.3
- Hunter Parrish: 9.14
ROUND 12: Who is Broadway's Hottest "Silver Fox"? Victor Garber vs Alan Rickman
|Victor Garber vs Alan Rickman|
Alan Rickman moves on to the next round!
- Victor Garber: 5.15
- Alan Rickman: 9.33
ROUND 13: Who is Broadway's hottest Original/Replacement, Part 2? Thomas Sadoski, Justin Kirk, Matthew Risch
|Thomas Sadoski vs Justin Kirk vs Matthew Risch|
Matthew Risch moves on to the next round!
- Thomas Sadoski: 6.45
- Justin Kirk: 7.91
- Matthew Risch: 8.45
Round 14: Who is Broadway's HOTTEST "Newsie"? (Part 1) Aaron vs Mark vs Ryan vs Thayne
|Aaron J. Albano, Mark Aldrich, Ryan Steele, Thayne Jasperson|
|Your winner! Mark Aldrich|
moves on to the next round!
- Aaron J. Albano: 2.96
- Mark Aldrich: 8.42
- Ryan Steele: 5.60
- Thayne Jasperson: 5.12
Round 15: Who is Broadway's HOTTEST "Newsie"? (Part 2) Tommy vs Kyle vs Jess vs Ephraim
|Tommy Bracco vs Kyle Coffman vs Jess LeProtto vs Ephraim Sykes|
|Your winner! Kyle Coffman|
moves on to the next round!
- Tommy Bracco: 6.71
- Kyle Coffman: 7.94
- Jess Le Protto: 7.0
- Ephraim Sykes: 6.59
Poll closed: May 11
Round 16: Who is Broadway's HOTTEST "Newsie"? (Part 3) Ryan vs Garett vs Evan vs Andy
|Ryan Breslin vs Garett Hawe vs Evan Kasprzak vs Andy Richardson|
|Your winner! Ryan Breslin|
goes on to the next round
- Ryan Breslin: 7.81
- Garett Hawe: 7.50
- Evan Kasprzak: 7.43
- Andy Richardson: 7.79
Poll Closed: May 18