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  1. PatrickL

    Any Joan Armatrading fans here? Question

    Thanks Andrew. I'm on top of a copy of "The Key" cd thanks to your post.
  2. PatrickL

    Any Joan Armatrading fans here? Question

    This is probably a long shot, but.... There was a Joan Armatrading 2 cd set released a couple of years ago called "Love and Affection: Classics." Anyone here have it by any chance? I noticed tonight that a song called "What Do The Boys Dream?" is listed on this compilation. I'd be happy to...
  3. PatrickL

    RENT (the musical)

    OK, I have to admit that, except for the few months when Spike Lee was attached to direct, I wasn't keen on seeing "RENT" adapted for the big screen. The trailer has me hoping that maybe it will work as a movie after all. RENT trailer
  4. PatrickL

    Help me chose a pair of slippers...

    You mean you're not gonna go with these? :D Since you've narrowed it down, it seems practical to go for #3 for those trips to the garbage chute. #1 is a little tricky anyhow - I like slides with no heels but those look too soft-soled to me.
  5. PatrickL

    Could anyone confirm if Alan Alda or Jimmy Smitts are listed in TWW's opening credits

    Does this show have an exceptionally long hiatus? Reason I ask is because Alda is probably already in rehearsals for "Glengarry Glenn Ross" (on Broadway) and that keeps him 6-days-a-week busy until September.
  6. PatrickL

    Arthur Miller 1915-2005

    The world needs another Arthur Miller, whose plays urge all within earshot to the highest personal code of honor. He leaves behind as a legacy not only THE great American play ("Death Of A Salesman") but many other works of genius that people will be reading and performing for at least another...
  7. PatrickL

    LENNON as in John

    Except for Billy Joel's "Movin' Out" I'm no fan of the "jukebox musical" trend, but it's too soon to say how "Lennon" will turn out...they just finished casting it. There are respected and talented people involved on stage and off, and I wouldn't be surprised if they make good theatre out of...
  8. PatrickL

    Ok so I finally discovered Joni Mitchell

    Gary - real pleased you've found something to get out of "Hejira"; thanks for the post saying so.
  9. PatrickL

    Songs named after or containing lyrics about old movie stars?

    "Ugly Little Dreams" by Everything But The Girl is about Frances Farmer "Car Song" by Elastica rhymes Honda with Peter Fonda "Shade of Scarlet Conquering" by Joni Mitchell: "the ghosts of Gable and Flynn" "Get Up and Get Out" by Iggy Pop mentions Bette Davis Would Le Tigre's "What's Yr...
  10. PatrickL

    Ok so I finally discovered Joni Mitchell

    Hey Gary - thanks for letting me know you picked it up. I hope you'll sit with "Hejira" for a while. This isn't the only Joni Mitchell album that takes a few listens, but I think it's the most rewarding. You're right that it strays from the sound of the earlier records, but I think it's a...
  11. PatrickL

    Desperate Housewives ongoing thread

    I agree she's terrific. As for that middle name, we can thank the Screen Actors Guild - at some point it was decided that she would have to use her middle name for SAG jobs. She doesn't use it for Equity jobs (on stage, she always has been and still goes by Harriet Harris)
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    Ok so I finally discovered Joni Mitchell

    Oooh, I envy you, getting to discover Joni Mitchell's music for the first time. You started with two albums that are widely considered among her best. What can I suggest next? Sure, "Ladies of the Canyon" and "For The Roses" are both terrific albums, from around the same time - the former...
  13. PatrickL

    Out of Home Theater -- Tea at Five

    I saw it in New York a while back. The playwright wrote it with Mulgrew in mind after seeing her on Star Trek. It was an inspired bit of casting because Mulgrew is eerily dead-on as Hepburn both old and younger: when I saw it, there was something like a stunned shock in the audience when she...
  14. PatrickL

    Jerry Orbach Passes Away at 69

    From Playbill.com
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    I don't think it's the episodic nature of the script that seals this movie's doom, although the script leaves a lot to be desired. The lack of coherence is mostly because the director has failed to capture the playfully macabre, teasing tone of the books. There's no such kick in the movie and...
  16. PatrickL

    Best songs for headphones

    And how. Still my all-time favorite "super stereo" track - just about every element is assigned to one side or the other.
  17. PatrickL

    Which Artist Recently Released the Cover of "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka?

    It's on a cd called "Mary Had A Little Amp" along with other covers of childrens' songs.
  18. PatrickL

    The Phantom of the Opera trailer is up

    There are lots of Phantom of the Opera pics posted here....
  19. PatrickL

    THE PRODUCERS (2005) - Discussion Thread

    But Edwin, I think you'd agree that it remains to be seen if that gamble pays off or not.
  20. PatrickL

    Going To New York

    Find it in advance and make a reservation. There are plenty of good places to eat in the Times Square/theatre district, but it's usually tough to just drop in and get a table before the shows (when they are most busy)
  21. PatrickL

    "We Built This City" named worst...song...ever...

    Who can forget the first time they heard that song? It was playing from an AM radio in a deli 'round midnight first time I heard it - four or five of us in there had to stop what we were doing just to confirm that we were actually hearing something that mind-bendingly bad and tacky. But now, of...
  22. PatrickL

    Actors who failed to live up to their potential

    Frank Langella is one of my all-time favorite actors. Once again, he spends a lot of his career on stage (and in fact, I just saw him in a play also starring someone else mentioned here: Ray Liotta) There's a seminar online from a couple of years ago in which six actors talk together about...
  23. PatrickL

    Warner Bros. Alert: Kiss Me Kate replacement DVDs - All owners Read

    For those of you who have the replacement discs already, are the 3-D specialty shots included as an added bonus feature? I ask because of Robert Harris' post in the earlier thread I've linked below. Earlier thread on Kiss Me Kate replacement discs
  24. PatrickL

    Warner Bros. Alert: Kiss Me Kate replacement DVDs - All owners Read

    Fantastic; thanks for the post, Ron, thanks once again to Robert Harris, and thanks in advance to Warners.
  25. PatrickL

    Upcoming Musicals?

    Dreamworks was in hot pursuit of the film rights to the Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd over the Summer. (Tim Burton had been aching to direct this when Columbia had the rights; I'm assuming he's now out of the picture) Spielberg has said he wants to do a musical but I don't know if he intends to...
  26. PatrickL


    I saved a post he made a couple of months ago in which he called Robert Harris a sham, saying that all the restoration that "My Fair Lady" needed before Mr. Harris got to it was clean-up of an otherwise perfect negative. Clearly not one of the "good observations" you're talking about.
  27. PatrickL

    Look up! Prepare the way for ANGELS IN AMERICA

    I thought Emma Thompson was fine as the Angel and as the homeless bum; for me it's only her odd, ill-defined turn as the doctor, and especially the shifting accents therein, that put her a level below the other principals here.