Lady Be Good - Encores!
The Last Five Years
La Mirada -- February 4, 2017
Devin Archer, Natalie Storrs.
Notes: A solid regional production of this lovely show in La Mirada. Devin and Natalie each have their own unique take on the characters and the music. This is very well captured overall with no washout and no major blackouts. There are some heads that block the front part of the stage, but they are worked around fine and only really block the action during a few seconds of See, I’m Smiling. It’s filmed in 16:9, with a mix of wides, mediums, and close-ups. The sound is excellent. Includes curtain call and playbill scans.
The Last Ship Concert
54 Below -- March 2, 2015
Featuring almost the entire original cast including Jimmy Nail and Sting also performed with Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Collin Kelly-Sordelet, Dawn Cantwell, Shawna Hamic, Sally Ann Triplett and more
The Leading Men
New York -- May 30, 2006 -- Proshot
Cheyenne Jackson, Matthew Morrison, Jai Rodriguez, Christopher Sieber, Barrett Foa, John Tartaglia, Tom Anderson, Chad Kimball, Max von Essen, more.
Hosted by John Tartaglia (Avenue Q), the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit showcased top male performers from Broadway and cabaret who have been featured in Wayman Wong’s ‘’The Leading Men’’ column at Playbill.com. Semi-pro shot for video, using one camera on a tripod. A
The Leading Men II
New York -- February 5, 2007 -- Proshot
Hosted by John Tartaglia, with Seth Rudetsky, Tom Anderson, Jim Caruso, Matt Cavenaugh, Tim DiPasqua, David Gurland, Adam Jacobs, Norm Lewis, Perry Ojeda, Hugh Panaro, Daniel Reichard, Jason Michael Snow, Ben Strothmann, Jim Walton.
This is the second in a series of concerts, produced by Wayman Wong writer of the “Leading Men” column for Playbill Magazine. Presented at Birdland. “Pacific Overtures' Telly Leung opened the evening by reminding the crowd of why actors and singers do what they do with "It's The Applause," from David Delaney and Bill Augustin's How I Paid for College. Tom Andersen kept the mood light with an utterly charming rendition of Willy Welch's "Right Field." David Gurland, performing monthly at the Laurie Beechman, sang an exhilarating "Waiting for Life to Begin" from Once on This Island, and Adam Jacobs (Les Miz's Marius) calmed the room down with a gentle and emotional "Maria" from West Side Story. BroadwayWorld's Ben Strothmann sang a very funny "Milwaukee" from Barry Kleinbort's Big City Rhythm, and was balanced by Tim Di Pasqua singing his poignant "You," which Brandon Cutrell has turned into a standard. Daniel Reichard, sang a lovely "Torch Song" from When Pigs Fly, and Norm Lewis reminded us once again why he's so adored by the Broadway community by singing his signature song, "I'd Rather Be Sailing" from William Finn's A New Brain. Perry Ojeda, an up-and-coming triple threat performer who stood out as a dancer in the ensemble of Imaginary Friends a few years back, made certain that the audience would remember his name with an energetic (and multi-lingual) "Lucky to be Me" from On the Town. Comedian, singer, an open-mic host Jim Caruso sang an adorable "Tone Deaf" (proving that he isn't), and Hugh Panaro performed "Right Before My Eyes" from his leading-man vehicle Lestat. Musical Director Seth Rudetsky did a bit of his trademarked deconstructing, analyzing the OBC recording of The Sound of Music and poking fun at Kurt's changing voice. Up-and-comer Jason Michael Snow sang a bright and bouncy "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat," which is generally performed by a character actor rather than a leading man. Doesn't matter. He sang it wonderfully, and wowed the crowd with his energy and powerful voice. The evening drew to a close with Urban Cowboy and Grey Gardens' Matt Cavenaugh, who sang a fiercely emotional "I Take It Back" by Jason Robert Brown, cut from Urban Cowboy”. Filmed using one camera on a tripod for video. DVD has menu with easy access to any scene. A
The Leading Men III
New York -- April 21, 2008 -- Proshot
The Leading Men III concert is part of the long-running concert series “Broadway at Birdland”. The concert is a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. John Tartaglia, the Tony-nominated star of Avenue Q, will again host this annual celebration of stellar male singers and actors from Broadway and cabaret. Seth Rudetsky, the Emmy-nominated writer, host and comic, also returns as its musical director as does director Alan Muraoka (NAATCO's Falsettoland). This year's Leading Men lineup consists of: Tom Andersen (5-time MAC Award winner), Michael Arden (The Times They Are A-Changin), Skylar Astin (Spring Awakening), David Burnham (Wicked) Jim Caruso (Jim Caruso's Cast Party), Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening), Norm Lewis (The Little Mermaid), Michael McElroy (Rent), Skie Ocasio (Bombay Dreams), Sean Palmer (The Little Mermaid), Aaron Ramey (Curtains), Robb Sapp (Wicked), Christopher Sieber (Spamalot), Marcus Simeone (2-time MAC Award winner), Bobby Steggert (110 in the Shade) and Jim Walton (Merrily We Roll Along). Pro-shot for video. A
Leap of Faith
Los Angeles, CA -- September 19, 2010 -- Evening
Raul Esparza, Brooke Shields, Kendra Kassebaum, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Nicholas Barasch, Jarrod Emick, Leslie Odom Jr., Krystal Joy Brown, Charlie Williams, Brandon Wardell, Dennis Stowe, Bryce Ryness, CE Smith, Harvey Evans, Michael X Martin, Brad Anderson, Bob Gaynor, Darcie Roberts, Shannon Lewis, Alex Michael Stoll, Michelle Duffy
A couple of minor drop outs, but overall the show is beautifully captured and very steady; first act has no obstruction; the second act has some heads at the bottom in wide shots, but they are filmed around; slight washout in some of the wides; filmed in 16:9 and includes curtain call. 2 DVDs A
Vienna, Austria -- March 22, 2015
Barbara Obermeier [Elle], Jörg Neubauer [Emmet], Ana Milva Gomes [Paulette], Hendrik Schall [Warner], Sanne Mieloo [Vivienne], Linda Geider [Brooke/Shandi], Alexander Goebel [Callahan], Anja Haeseli [Margot], Birgit Wanka [Serena], Sidonie Smith [Pilar], Jennifer Siemann [Kate/Chutney], Daniel Rákász [Grandmaster Chad/Dewey/Kyle], Anouk Roolker [Enid/Veronica], Anne-Mette Riis [Courtney/Mom/Whitney], Adrianna Hicks [Store Manager/Judge], Maximilian Mann [Carlos].
Notes: DVD with full show and some TV reports about this show.
Duisburg, Germany -- June 25, 1996 -- Singlecam Proshot
Martin Berger, Thomas Hurter, Gunilla Backman, Andre Bauer, Melanie Wittke, Evelyn Werner, Haldor Laegreid
London -- July 19, 2002 and July 25, 2002
Hans-Peter Janssens, Jerome Pradon, Carmen Cusack, Mandy Holliday, Stephen Tate, Caroline Sheen, Jody Crosier, Jason McCann, Sarah Lane
Two shows cut together, far right side of the stage is blocked, most of the Finale is missing A
Rotterdam, The Netherlands -- 2008
René van Kooten (Jean Valjean), Wim Van den Driessche (Javert), Nurlaila Karim (Fantine), Jamai Loman (Marius), Céline Purcell (Éponine), Suzan Seegers (Cosette), Freek Bartels (Enjolras), Gerben Grimmius (Thenardier), Marjolein Algera (Madame Thenardier).
Rotterdam, The Netherlands -- 2008
Tony Neef (Jean Valjean), Richard Spijkers (Javert), Céline Purcell (Éponine), Nurlaila Karim (Fantine), Jamai Loman (Marius), Suzan Seegers (Cosette), Dieter Troubleyn (Enjolras).
London -- June 14, 2014
Daniel Koek (Jean Valjean), Tam Mutu (Javert), Na-Young Jeon (Fantine), Samantha Dorsey (Cosette), Rob Huchen (Marius), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Eponine), Anton Zetterholm (Enjolras), Cameron Blakely (Thenardier), Wendy Ferguson (Madame Thenardier), Adam Linstead (Grantaire)
Last performance for the 2013-2014 cast.
La Mirada, CA -- June 22, 2014
James Barbour, Randall Dodge, Cassandra Murphy, Kimberly Hessler, Nathaniel Irvin, Anthony Fedorov, Valerie Rose Curiel, Jeff Skowron, Meeghan Holaway
Broadway -- November 6, 2014
Ramin Karimloo (Jean Valjean), John Rapson (u/s Javert), Caissie Levy (Fantine), Samantha Hill (Cosette), Matt Rosell (u/s Marius), Melissa O'Neil (u/s Eponine), Jason Forbach (u/s Enjolras),Cliff Saunders (Thénardier), Keala Settle (Madame Thénardier), Adam Monley (u/s Grantaire), McKayla Twiggs (Little Cosette), Joshua Colley (Gavroche), Weston Wells Olson (u/s Combeferre), Andrew Kober (u/s Foreman)
Notes: ACT TWO ONLY! Starts after "On My Own".
Heads in the way. Includes BC/EFA speech by John. Video mostly centered around
Broadway -- June 15, 2016 -- Evening
John Owen-Jones (Jean Valjean), Hayden Tee (Javert), Alison Luff (Fantine), Alex Finke (Cosette), Chris McCarrell (Marius), Brennyn Lark (Eponine), Mark Uhre (Enjolras), David Rossmer (Thénardier), Rachel Izen (Madame Thénardier), Marcus D’Angelo (Gavroche), Eleanor Koski (Young Cosette), Mia Sinclair Jenness (Young Eponine)
Notes: The first 30 minutes of the show are missing; the
video starts toward the end of Fantine’s Arrest. After that, the show is fully
captured with no blackouts. There is some minor head obstruction on the left,
but it really only affects a few seconds of the show when Valjean cuts Javert
loose after The First Attack. There is also a little more washout than in most
of my videos, especially in the full stage shots. It’s filmed in 16:9, with a
mix of wides, mediums, and close-ups. The sound is excellent. Includes curtain
call and playbill scans. 2 DVDs
London -- November, 2018
Dean Chisnall (Valjean), Bradley Jaden (Javert), Carley Stenson (Fantine), Elena Skye (Eponine), Toby Miles (Marius), Amara Okereke (Cosette), James Hume (Thenardier), Vivien Parry (Madame Thenardier), Samuel Edwards (Enjorlas), Logan Clark (Gavroche), Ingrid Brailsford (Little Cosette), Mathilde McKenna-Nyberg (Young Eponine), Emma Barr, Adam Bayjou, Ciaran Bowling, Oliver Brenin, Nicola Espallardo, Grace Farrell, Adam Filipe, Sam Harrison, Barnaby Hughes, Ciaran Joyce, Katie Kerr, Rebecca Lafferty, Sarah Lark, Hannah-Grace Lawson, Anna McGarahan, James Nicholson, Sophie Reeves, Ben Tyler, Joe Vetch, Andrew York
Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches
Joe's Pub, New York -- October 4, 2006
Leslie Kritzer embodies Patti LuPone, performing the exact song set, arrangements and script of the legendary smash club act LuPone did at midnight on Saturdays during her run on Broadway in Evita at the no longer existent Chelsea club, Les Mouches. Filmed using one camera on a tripod very close to the stage. Nice video with great sound A
Letters From Zora: In Her Own Words
Pasadena, CA -- May 10, 2014
Vanessa Bell Calloway
Just a couple quick dropouts in the first ten minutes; no obstruction or washout; filmed in 16:9 with clear picture and very good sound; includes curtain call
The Lion King
London -- 2013
Shaun Escoffrey (Mufasa), Jonathan Andrew Hume (Simba), George Asprey (Scar), Nteliseng Nkhela (Rafiki)
Head gets in the shot during the first two minutes but other than this the show is captured nicely with no obstructions, A
The Little Foxes
Broadway -- April 2, 2017
Cynthia Nixon as Regina, Laura Linney as Birdie, Richard Thomas, Michael McKean, Darren Goldstein, David Alford, Michael Benz, Francesca Carpanini.
Beautiful HD capture of the Revival where the lead actresses alternate in the roles nightly. Electric performances from the entire cast! The cast, story, energy and performances are perfection, which give this show such bite! A+ 2 DVDs
The Little Foxes
Broadway -- April 4, 2017
Laura Linney as Regina, Cynthia Nixon as Birdie, Richard Thomas, Michael McKean, Darren Goldstein, David Alford, Michael Benz, Francesca Carpanini.
Beautiful HD capture where Laura and Cynthia alternate in the lead roles each performance. The fine detail in every aspect of this production elevates this backstabbing family drama. Punch after punch without ever coming up for air! A+ 2DVDs
Little Shop of Horrors - Encores!
New York -- July 1, 2015
Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tracy Nicole Chapman, Eddie Cooper, Joe Grifasi, Marva Hicks, Anwar Kareem, Ramona Keller, Taran Killam
Love Cycle: A Soap Operetta
Commercial release/Pro-shot -- February 9, 1984
Ellen Foley (5), Martin Vidnoyic (1), Joe Hudson (6), Walter Bobby (2), Patti LuPone (Ghost), Priscilla Lopez (3), Lonnie Price (4)
NOTES: A musical which takes place in a laundromat, where Patti LuPone plays a ghost who lives in one of the dryers, and offers advice to the patrons. This pro-shot video, filmed for TV, reunites the 1979 cast of the Off-Broadway musical of the same name. This was intended to be the pilot for a series of lesser known musicals to be televised, but the series was never picked up.
Love, Loss and What I Wore
Chicago -- September 22, 2011
Barbara Robertson, Felicia Fields, Nora Dunn, Roni Geva, Katie O'Brien.
Great capture of the sit down Chicago company of this production. Everything is nicely captured with no obstructions of this Nora & Delia Ephron play! A
Bronson Norris Murphy (Alt The Phantom/Mr. Y.), Rachel Ann Moore (Alt Christine), Sean Thompson (Raoul), Christian Harmston (Gustave), Mary Michael Patterson (Meg Giry), Karen Mason (Madame Giry), Katrina Kemp (Fleck), Richard Koons (Squelch), Stephen Petrovich (Gangle)
Notes: Sunsetblvdtrades' Master/thehouseonsunset.weebly.com. Recorded from the Balcony. Act one is full but Act two Ends During the Beginning of Love Never Dies. No zooms, a head blocks most of the view. However, the audio is great.
Love Never Dies
St. Louis, MO -- US Tour -- September 25, 2018
Bronson Norris Murphy, Meghan Picerno, Karen Mason, Sean Thompson, Mary Michael Patterson, Katrina Kemp.
Nice HD capture from the right mezzanine with close-ups and full stage shots. Very clear sound throughout. Quality: A-. 2DVD
Love's Labour's Lost
London -- February 11, 2015
Sam Alexander, Peter Basham, William Belchambers, Edward Bennett, Nick Haverson, John Hodgkinson, David Horovitch, Tunji Kasim, Sophie Khan Levy, Oliver Lynes, Emma Manton, Chris McCalphy, Frances McNamee, Peter McGovern, Chris Nayak, Jamie Newall, Roderick Smith, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Michelle Terry, Harry Waller, Thomas Wheatley, Leah Whitaker
Multiple cameras Proshot of the new production at the RSC. Broadcast live in cinemas through a satellite feed and this was captured from that feed. Perfect 5.1 sound and HD video. Includes a behind-the-scenes featurette. 2 DVDs
Füssen, Germany -- 2018
Jan Ammann, Pia Douwes Jan Ammann (König Ludwig), Noah von Rom (Prinz Ludwig), Alexander Kerbst (Dr. Gudden), Anna Hofbauer (Kaiserin Elisabeth), Pia Douwes (Sybille Meilhaus), Jan Rekeszus (Graf Dürckenheim), Moritz Weber-Jänichen (Prinz Otto / Helferlein), Willaim Cohn (Kaspar), Marcus G. Kulp (Freiherr von Lutz), Robert Gregor Kühn (Graf Rettenberg), Andrea Jörg (Sophie), Jens Rainer Kalkmann (Max von Bayern / Erfinder), Stefanie Kock (Marie von Preussen), Timo Pfeffer (Graf Holnstein), Tamara Peters (Ludovika), Dennis Henschel (Schattenmann), Chris Green (Lew Vanderpool), Manfred Loosen (Kammerdiener Müller), Florian Kügle (Kaiser Franz Josef), Stefanie Gröning (Schwanentanz), Vera Horn (Vertikaltuchakrobatik)
Great capture. 2 DVDs
Broadway -- October 13, 2017
Clive Owen, Jin Ha, Clea Alsip, Murray Bartlett, Michael Countryman, Celeste Den, Jess Fry, Enid Graham, Thomas Michael Hammond, Cole Horibe, Jason Ignacio, Kristen Faith Oei, Erica Sweany, John Leonard Thompson, Erica Wong
Rockford, IL -- July 22, 2009
Liana Hunt, Michelle Dawson, Rachel Tyler, Kittra Wynn Coomer, Adam Jacobs, Michael Aaron Lindner, Martin Kildare, John Hemphill.
Another great Capture of
the tour on the second night. Everything is nicely captured and a solid touring
Rockford, IL -- July 23, 2009
Liana Hunt, Michelle Dawson, Rachel Tyler, Kittra Wynn Coomer, Adam Jacobs, Michael Aaron Lindner, Martin Kildare, John Hemphill.
Final capture of the tour on the last night. Everything is nicely captured and a solid touring cast! A
Stuttgart, Germany -- July 27, 2014
Jastraunig (Sophie), Laura Greer (Ali), Heather Carino (Lisa), Barbara
Raunegger (Rosie), Betty Vermeulen (Tanja), Patricia Hodell (Donna), Marc Fruh
(Sky), Farid Halim (Pepper), Norbert Bohmann (Eddie), Nikolas Gerdell (Bill),
Jonathan Agar (Harry), Jerry Marwig (Sam)
Costa Mesa, CA -- November 26, 2016
Betsy Padamonsky, Lizzie Markson, Cashelle Butler, Sarah Smith, Shai Yammanee, Marc Cornes, Andrew Tebo, Dustin Harris Smith, Chloe Kounadis, Niki Badua,
Max Ehrlich, Austin Michael
A fantastic capture of the farewell tour. Very well filmed with no washout and just two very quick dropouts; no major obstructions, but a head does occasionally
lean into the frame for a moment. Excellent clear sound. Includes curtain call and playbill scans. 2 DVDs A
Hollywood Bowl -- July 30, 2017
Jennifer Nettles, Dove Cameron, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Lea DeLaria, Jaime Camil, Steven Weber, Hamish Linklater, Corbin Bleu, Charlotte Mary Wen, Tiana Okoye, Rodd Farhadi, Payson Lewis.
Master note: The annual Hollywood Bowl production never disappoints. Jennifer absolutely kills it, and there are some brilliant comedic moments from the whole cast. This capture is nearly perfect with just a couple quick dropouts and some brief moments where the video wanders or goes out of focus, but never for more than a few seconds. It’s filmed in 16:9, with a mix of wides, mediums, and close-ups. The sound is excellent. Includes curtain call, encores, and playbill scans. Overall Rating: A (2 Discs)
New York -- November 1, 1999
Audra McDonald, Anthony Crivello, Mary Bond Davis, Mary Testa
Los Angeles, CA -- September 20, 2014
Lois Smith, Jeff Ward, Lisa Emery, Frank Wood
Very nice capture of the World Premiere with no obstruction and no washout; a one minute blackout early in the play, as well as one additional quick dropout; sound has a bit more shuffling than usual, but still very good; clear picture A
Broadway -- October, 1981
Lisa Mordente (Chita Rivera's daughter,) Patrick Jude, Debra Greenfield, Lennie Del Duca Jr.
Broadway flop which only had 40 official Broadway performances. About 40 minutes of musical number highlights and curtain call footage. Looks like it's pro shot press reel footage. Good quality, with some small generational loss. B+
UK Tour, Birmingham -- September, 2008
Caroline Sheen, Danie Crossley, Martin Ball, Louise Bowden, Liberty Chesman, Thomas GoodallSlightly different staging with scaled down sets for the tour, but still a beautiful production.Very nicely filmed and crystal clear. Occasional spotlight washout but not bad.The DVD has a main menu with chapter selection, but the titles are written in Japanese since the filmer was from Japan. 2 DVDs
UK Tour -- March 6, 2009
Lisa O'Hare (Mary Poppins), Daniel Crossley (Bert), Martin Ball, Louise Bowden, Deryn Edwards, Tania Mathurin, Niamh Coombes, Anthony Jenkins, Valda Aviks
Hamburg -- August 6, 2018
Elisabeth Hübert - Mary Poppins, David Boyd - Bert, Livio Cecini - George Banks, Julia Lißel - Winifred Banks, Karlotta - Jane Banks, Lasse - Michael Banks, Maaike Schuurmans - Miss Andrew, Anna Thorén - Vogelfrau, Heike Wiltrud Schmitz - Mrs Brill, Niklas Abel - Robertson Ay, Dirk Lohr - Admiral Boom/Generaldirektor, Anastasia Bain - Mrs Corry, Roimata Templeton - Miss Lark, Stefan Preuth - Parkwächter/Northbrook, Charles Butcher - Neleus, Oliver Floris - Polizist/von Reinbach, Noah Wili - Valentin
Broadway -- June 14, 2011
Tyne Daly, Sierra Boggess, Clinton Brandhagen, Jeremy Cohen, Alexandra Silber, Garrett Sorenson
Good clear video. A
Los Angeles -- October 30, 2014 -- Tour Preview Event
Bailey Ryon (Matilda), Barrett Foa (Emcee) Guests: Tim Minchin, Christopher Sieber, Lesli Margherita, Colburn Community School of Performing Arts
A nice capture of the Matilda Tour Preview last fall at the Ahmanson Theatre. Includes a Q&A with Tim Minchin, video appearance of Christopher Sieber and Lesli Margherita, and Bailey’s performances of Naughty and When I Grow Up. There are no obstructions and no washout. There is a bit of wandering throughout, and the audience Q&A is blacked out, which includes Tim’s impromptu performance of Quiet
Broadway -- December 31, 2014
Eliza Holland Madore (Matilda), Alison Luff (Miss Honey), Christopher Sieber (Miss Trunchbull), Matt Harrington (Mr. Wormwood), Lesli Margherita (Mrs. Wormwood), Karen Aldridge (Mrs. Phelps), Alex Brightman (Michael Wormwood), Phillip Spaeth (Rudolpho), Sofia Roma Rubino (u/s Lavender), Mitchell Sink (Bruce), Jonah Halperin (Nigel), Beatrice Tulchin (Amanda), Christian Michael Camporin (Eric), Alexa Shae Niziak (Alice), Ava DeMary (Hortensia), Chris Sumpter (Tommy), Geoff Packard (t/r Doctor/Sergei/The Escape Artist), Jennifer Bowles (The Acrobat), Sean Montgomery (Party Entertainer), Scott Difford (u/s Ensemble), Marisa Kennedy (Ensemble), Matt Miegs (Ensemble), Cassie Silva (Ensemble), Clay Thomson (Ensemble)
A great capture of Eliza’s Matilda, and she’s fantastic in the role. There are a few heads at the bottom of the screen, but they are easily worked around so they rarely affect the action. There are some quick dropouts in each act, and Telly is audio only while the house lights are on, but there are no other major blackouts. It’s filmed in 16:9, with a mix of wides, mediums, and close-ups. The sound is excellent. Includes curtain call, encore, and playbill scans. 2 DVDS
Los Angeles, CA -- June 11, 2015
Mia Sinclair Jenness (Matilda), Bryce Ryness (Miss Trunchbull), Quinn Mattfeld (Mr. Wormwood), Cassie Silva (Mrs. Wormwood), Jennifer Blood (Miss Honey), Ora Jones (Mrs. Phelps), Jaquez Andre Sims (Rudolpho/Party Entertainer), Danny Tieger (Michael) Justin Packard (Escape Artist), Wesley Faucher (The Acrobat), Ian Michael Stuart (Doctor), Cal Alexander (Nigel), Kayla Amistad (Amanda), Evan Gray (Bruce), Kaci Walfall (Lavender), Aristotle Rock (Eric), Cassidy Hagel (Alice), Meliki Hurd (Tommy), Megan McGuff (Hortensia) Michael Fatica, John Michael Fiumara, Shonica Gooden, Stephanie Martignetti, Darius Wright.
A great capture of the full tour cast with Mia as Matilda. There is no obstruction, no washout, and just one quick dropout in act one. Telly is blacked out; act two video begins with Lavender’s entrance. It’s filmed in 16:9, with a mix of wides, mediums, and close-ups. The sound is excellent. Includes curtain call, encore, and playbill scans. A 2 DVDs
1NT -- Los Angeles, CA -- June 14, 2015
Gabrielle Gutierrez (Matilda), Bryce Ryness (Miss Trunchbull), Quinn Mattfeld (Mr Wormwood), Cassie Silva (Mrs Wormwood), Jennifer Blood (Miss Honey), Ora Jones (Mrs Phelps), Jaquez Andre Sims (Rudolpho/Party Entertainer), Danny Tieger (Michael), Justin Packard (Escape Artist), Wesley Faucher (The Acrobat), Ian Michael Stuart (Doctor/Sergei), Luke Kolbe Mannikus (u/s Nigel), Kayla Amistad (Amanda), Evan Gray (Bruce), Kaci Walfall (Lavender), Serena Quadrato (u/s Eric), Cassidy Hagel (Alice), Meliki Hurd (Tommy), Megan McGuff (Hortensia), Michael Fatica, John Michael Fiumara, Shonica Gooden, Stephanie Martignetti, Darius Wright.
No obstructions or washout, and just a couple quick dropouts. Telly is blacked out. Excellent picture and clear sound; very good video. 2 DVDs
West End -- November, 2018
Isobel Hubble (Matilda), Hayden Tee, Simon Shorten, Alex Hammond, Holly Dale Spencer, Rob Compton, Callum Train, Glen Facey, Malinda Parris, Gina Beck, Gemma Scholes, Alex Hammond, Jaye Juliette Elster, Peter Houston, Bethany Kate, Ben Kerr, Robert Tregoning, Quincy Miller-Cole, Sadie Victoria Lim, Henry Little, Lois Abercrombie, Asher Ezequiel, Lottie Cook, Stella Haden, Sam Winter
NOTES: A nice video with a head at the bottom of the screen for Act 1 that's shot around when it obstructs the action onstage.
Me and My Girl
New York City Center Encores! -- May 11, 2018
Christian Borle, Laura Michelle Kelly, Bill Buell, Chuck Cooper, Suzzanne Douglas, Mark Evans, Harriet Harris, John Horton, Simon Jones, Lisa O’Hare, Don Stephenson, Alex Aquilino, Maddy Apple, Philip Attmore, Florrie Bagel, Sam Bolen, Abby Church, Jake Corcoran, Christine DiGiallonardo, Ta'Nika Gibson, Jordan Grubb, Brittany Rose Hammond, Lizzie Klemperer, Eloise Kropp, Timothy McDevitt, David Scott Purdy, Mariah Reshea Reives, Price Waldman, Jessica Wockenfuss, Chaz Wolcott, Kevin Worley
Broadway -- April 24, 2018
Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell, Kerry Butler, Grey Hanson, Cheech Manohar, Kyle Selig, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Rick Younger, Stephanie Lynn Bissonnette, Collins Conley, Ben Cook, DeMarius R. Copes, Kevin Csolak, Devon Hadsell, Curtis Holland, Myles McHale, Nikhil Saboo, Jonalyn Saxer, Brendon Stimson, Riza Takahashi, Kamille Upshaw, Zurin Villanueva, Gianna Yanelli
Broadway – July 4, 2018
Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Grey Henson, Kerry Butler, Kyle Selig.
Excellent HD capture of the Tina Fey musical. Hand rail can be visible in far right side, but never really blocks the action. Fun show and great performances! 2 DVDs. A-
Merrily We Roll Along
Washington DC -- August 18, 2002 -- Sondheim Celebration
Michael Hayden, Raul Esparza, Miriam Shor
Shot from the 2nd row of the mezzanine. Lots of close-ups, very clear. A
Merrily We Roll Along
Beverly Hills -- November 23, 2016 -- First Preview
Aaron Lazar, Donna Vivino, Wayne Brady, Amir Talai, Whitney Bashor, Saycon Sengbloh, Maximus Brandon Verso
Michael Moore: The Terms of my Surrender
Belasco Theatre, New York -- August 7, 2017
London -- 1989 -- Highlights
Lea Salonga, Simon Bowman, Jonathan Pryce, Peter Polycarpou, Claire Moore, Keith Burns
Highlights, with some odd flitting between scenes in Act 1, though Act 2 is almost entirely complete apart from maybe 30 seconds of John's arrival. Nicely filmed and pretty good quality considering how old this is. Filmed before a lot of the changes were made so has cut lyrics in many scenes and the original finale song 'Sacred Bird' – A
Scheveningen, The Netherlands -- July 4, 1999
Linda Wagenmakers (Kim), Willem Nijholt (de regelaar), Tony Neef (Chris), Claudia de Graaf (Ellen), Marc Dollevoet (John), Arvin Quirante (Thuy), Cystine Carreon (Gigi).
Last show in The Netherlands. With speech from Joop van den Ende.
Broadway -- January 28, 2001
Lea Salonga, Will Chase, Ruthie Henshall, Luoyong Wang, Charles E. Wallace
Good capture of this very emotional show. Some heads and some blackouts in places, but nothing too bad. Brilliant show that is filmed quite well
London -- Summer, 2014
Tanya Manalang, Jon Jon Briones, Alistair Brammer and the rest of the original revival cast.
Highlights include "Kim's Nightmare/The Fall Of Saigon/Sun And Moon (Reprise)," "Sun and Moon (Partial)," "Maybe," and "I Still Believe". B+
Broadway -- May 13, 2017
Lianah Sta. Ana as (alt) Kim, Jon Jon Briones, Alistair Brammer, Katie Rose Clarke, Nicholas Christopher, Devin Ilaw, Rachelle Ann Go.
Excellent HD capture of Lianah as the Kim Alternate. A wonderful production with a very solid cast and from a very nice angle to take in the whole show. A (2 Discs)
Miss You Like Hell
La Jolla Playhouse -- November 19, 2016
Daphne Rubin-Vega (Beatriz), Krystina Alabado (Olivia), Olivia Oguma (Mindy), David Patrick Kelly (Higgins), Cliff Bemis (Mo), Cashae Monya (Pearl), Victor Chan(Castaway), Julio Monge (Manuel), Kurt Norby (Officer), Vanessa A Jones (Lawyer)2 DVDs. The last minute of act 2, during the curtain call, the video freeze.
Boston, MA -- August 19, 2018 -- Final PreBroadway performance
Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, Danny Burnstein, Sahr Ngaujah, Tam Mutu, Ricky Rojas, Robyn Hurder.
HD capture of the final PreBroadway performance. A drunk woman's head blocks most of the left side and she does not sit still. This is far from perfect, but if you want a glimpse in the Moulin Rouge...the show is sensational! 2 DVDs. B
Mr. Broadway 2007
New York -- April 30, 2007
Judges included Seth Rudetsky, Scott Nevins and Nancy Opel. Tovah Feldshuh hosted; ontestants Frankie James Grande, Paul McGill, Ward Billeisen, Kenway Kua, Kevin Yee,Arbender Robinson and Nick Sanchez Featuring original songs by The Drowsy Chaperone's Lisa Lambert and Glen Kelly and Caligula's Eric Svejcar, Ben Cohen and Sean McDaniel.
The inaugural male Broadway beauty contest. The contestants were judged in three areas: talent, interview and swimsuit competition; good video A
West End -- December 3, 2016
Ramin Karimloo (Tom), Kerry Ellis (Sara), Norman Bowman (Michael), Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (The Moderator)
Filmed in the orchestra from a very low angle. Final Performance! 2 DVDs
Murder on the Orient Express
Pre-Broadway -- March 25, 2017
Allan Corduner - Hercule Poirot, Veanne Cox -Princess Dragomiroff, Maboud Ebrahimzadeh - Michel the Conductor/Head Waiter Julie Halston - Helen Hubbard, Susannah Hoffman - Mary Debenham, Alexandra Silber - Countess Andrenyi Juha Sorola - Hector MacQueen, Samantha Steinmetz - Greta Ohlsson, Max von Essen - Colonel Arbuthnot/Samuel Ratchett, Evan Zes - Monsieur Bouc, Ivy Cordle - Daisy Armstrong, Travis James - Porter/Army Officer
The Music Man
Disney Television Musical -- 2003
Matthew Broderick, Kristen Chenoweth, Victor Garber, Debra Monk.
Official DVD. A+
My Fair Lady
Broadway -- April 14, 2018 -- Matinee
Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Norbert Leo Butz, Aan Corduner, Jordan Donica, Linda Mugeston, Manu Narayan, Diana Rigg, Cameron Adams, Shereen Ahmed, Kerstin Anderson, John Tracey Egan, Rebecca Eichenberger, SuEen Estey, Christopher Faison, Steven Trumon Gray, Adam Grupper, Michael Halling, Joe Hart, Sasha Hutchings, Kate Marilley, Liz McCartney, Justin Lee Miller, Rommel Pierre O'Choa, Kevin Quillon, JoAnna Rhinehart, Lance Roberts, Bair Ross, Christine Cornish Smith, Paul Slade Smith, Samantha Sturm, Matt Wall, Lee Zarrett
My Fair Lady
Broadway -- February, 2019
Laura Benanti, Harry Hadden-Paton, Danny Burstein, Rosemary Harris, Christian Dante White, Allan Corduner, JoAnna Rhinehart, Heather Botts (u/s), Lee Zarrett, Michael Halling, Michael X. Martin, Mark Aldrich, Christopher Faison, Adam Grupper, Justin Lee Miller, Michael Halling, Joe Hart, Lance Roberts, Kerstin Anderson, Linda Mugleston, Becca Ayers, Richard Riaz Yoder (u/s), Rebecca Eichenberger, Clarke Thorell, Blair Ross, Suellen Estey
My Favourite Broadway: The Love Songs
2000 -- Proshot
Adam Pascal, Heather Headley, Tom Wopat, Chita Rivera, Michael Crawford, Bebe Newirth
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
Broadway -- December 29, 2016
Josh Groban, Denee Benton, Brittain Ashford, Lucas Steele, Nicholas Belton, Grace McLean, Nick Choksi, Amber Gray, Gelsey Bell, Paul Pinto, Reed Luplau, Ani Taj
Fantastic and powerful performances from the whole cast; nicely captured as can be expected from this show. There are several set pieces that obstruct the view of the action in certain places; about fourteen minutes of blackouts: most of the first seven minutes of act one, one and a half minutes of The Private and Intimate Life of the House, one minute of The Ball, three minutes of Balaga, one minute of The Abduction, and a couple other quick dropouts. Excellent clear sound 2 DVDs B+
Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812
Broadway -- June 27, 2017
Dave Malloy (t/r Pierre), Shoba Narayan (u/s Natasha), Brittain Ashford as Sonya, Courtney Bassett (u/s Mary), Ken Clark (u/s Andrey), Lucas Steele as Anatole, Amber Gray as Helene, Grace Mclean as Marya, Nick Choksi as Dolokhov, Paul Pinto as Balaga.
A Great HD capture of creator Dave Malloy stepping in for a limited run of shows. Beautiful performance from South Asian actress Shoba as Natasha. A few heads shot around in a couple of scenes downstage, but usually worked around when present. A- 2 DVDs
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Broadway -- August 13, 2017
Okieriete Onaodowan (t/r Pierre), Denee Benton (Natasha), Ingrid Michaelson (t/r Sonya), Courtney Bassett (u/s Mary), Nicholas Belton (Bolkonsky/Andrey), Lucas Steele (Anatole), Nick Choksi (Dolokhov), Amber Gray (Helene)
[Note]: Beautiful HD capture from the Orchestra of Oak and Ingrid's Final Performances. 2 DVDs
The New Yorkers - Encores!
New York -- March 26, 2017
Tam Mutu, Scarlett Strallen, Cyrille Aimee, Ruth Williamson, Kevin Chamberlin, Robin Hurder, Arnie Burton
Nicely filmed from center mezzanine with clear HD picture and sound throughout; good video A
Next to Normal
Crystal City, VA -- December 20, 2008
Alice Ripley, J. Robert Spencer, Jennifer Damiano, Aaron Tveit, Adam Chanler-Berat, Louis Hobson
Great capture of the PreBroadway engagement in DC, with no obstructions.
Next to Normal
Broadway -- June 9, 2009
Jessica Philips (u/s), J. Robert Spencer, Jennifer Damiano, Kyle Dean Massey, Adam Chanler-Berat, Louis Hobson
This video features Alice Ripley's understudy Jessica Phillips and the new son, Kyle Dean Massey. Looks like it was filmed very close to the stage, so it's at an odd angle and filmed between heads. Mostly a steady shot with little to no zooms or pans. B
Next to Normal
Chicago -- US Tour -- April 29, 2011
Pearl Sun (Diana u/s), Asa Somers, Curt Hansen, Emma Hunton, Preston Sadlier, Jeremy Kushnier
Next to Normal
Hamburg -- October, 2016
Carolin Fortenbacher (Diana), Robin Brosch (Dr. Fine/ Dr. Madden), Alice Hanimyan (Natalie), Elias Krischke (Gabe), Jan Rogler (Henry), Tim Grobe (Dan)
Next to Normal
Dresden -- April, 2017
Pia Douwes (Diana), Felix Martin (Dan), Sabrina Weckerlin (Natalie), Dirk Johnston (Gabe), Ramin Dustdar (Dr. Fine/ Dr. Madden), Dominik Hees (Henry)
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Night Of 100 Stars
ABC-TV -- 1982
All star variety special, "Night of 100 Stars" benefit for the Actors Fund. Filmed at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Featuring: Lucie Arnaz, Susan Anton, Bea Arthur, Milton Bearle, Cher, Nell Carter, Bette Davis, Andy Gibb, Linda Lavin, Liza Minnelli, Miss Piggy, Loni Anderson, Lauren Becall, Pearl Baily, Christopher Atkins, Warren Beatty, Kaye Ballard, Tom Bosley, Lynda Carter, Patrick Cassidy, Theodore Bikel, Carol Channing, Cher, Dick Clark, Arlene Dahl, Robert DeNiro, Danny DeVito, Alfred Drake, Sandy Duncan, Nancy Dussault, Linda Evans, Lola Falana, Eva Gabor, Andy Gibb, Melissa Gilbert, Lillian Gish, Ruth Gordon, Joel Grey, Larry Hagman, Valerie Harper, Margaret Hamilton, Florence Henderson, Celeste Holm, Kate Jackson, Dianne Keaton, Ted Knight, Janet Leigh, David Letterman, Hal Linden, Ethel Merman, Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, Paul Newman, Al Pacino, Jane Powell, Victoria Principal. Tony Randall, Jane Russell. Isabel Sanford, Elizabeth Taylor, Robin Williams, Henry Winkler, more... A
Night Of 100 Stars II
ABC-TV -- 1985
Filmed at Radio City Music Hall. Featuring: Ann-Margret, Hank Aaron, Debbie Allen, Peter Allen, Harry Anderson, Lucie Arnaz, Ashford & Simpson, Ed Asner, Scott Baio, Lucille Ball, Drew Barrymore, Hinton Battle, Geoffrey Beene, Leonard Bernstein, Big Bird, David Birney, Meredith Baxter Birney, Tempest Bledsoe, Lisa Bonet, Lloyd Bridges, Charles Bronson, Pierce Brosnan, Yul Brenner, Carol Burnett, George Burns, Ellen Burstyn, Zoe Caldwell, Cab Calloway, Dyan Cannon, Lynda Carter, Nell Carter, Marge Champion, Dick Clark, Petula Clark, Dabney Coleman, Joan Collins, Bert Convy, Cathy Lee Crosby, Don Correia, Billy Crystal, Tyne Daly, Vic Damone, Tony Danza, Matt Dillon, Richard Dreyfuss, Sandy Duncan, Nancy Dussault, Georgia Engel, Linda Evans, Nanette Fabray, Robert Fitch, Bob Fosse, Michael J. Fox, Bonnie Franklin, Teri Garr, Marla Gibbs, Whoopi Goldberg, Martha Graham, Mark Hamill, Marvin Hamlisch, David Hassellhoff, Florence Henderson, Dustin Hoffman, Beth Howland, Rock Hudson, Kate Jackson, Danny Kaye, Robert Klein, Linda Lavin, Hal Linden, Mary Tyler Moore, Melba Moore, Anita Morris, Jim Nabors, Bob Newhart, Jerry Orbach, Jack Palance, Donny Osmond, Bernadette peters, Juliet Prowse, Tony Randall, Charlotte Rae, Chita Rivera, Christopher Reeve, Pernell Roberts, Ginger Rogers, William Shatner, Brook Shields, Dinah Shore, Rex Smith, Maureen Stapleton, Richard Thomas, Mel Torme, Lana Turner, Leslie Uggams, Robert Urich, Dick Van Dyke, Gwen Verdon, Raquel Welch, Barbara Walters, Treat Williams, Henny Youngman, more… Commercials have been edited out. A-
Night Of 100 Stars III
NBC-TV -- 1990
Filmed at radio City Music Hall. Featuring: Bea Arthur, Edward Asner, Carol Channing, Joan Collins, Walter Cronkite, Tyne Daly, Jane Fonda, Aretha Franklin, Estelle Getty, Katherine Hepburn, Linda Lavin, Peggy Lee, Hal Linden, John Lithgow, Chita Rivera, Joan Rivers, James Stewart, Sylvester Stallone, Will Smith, Betty White, Henny Youngman, more… Based on the huge ratings success of the first two specials, NBC paid $2.7 million to steal it away from ABC. This time it was not as popular, and this was the last “Night Of 100 Stars” special. Commercials have been edited out. A-
Broadway -- Proshot Press Reels
Antonio Banderas, Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski, Mary Stuart Masterson, Chita Rivera, Nell Campbell, Diedre Goodwin, Mary Beth Peil.
Proshot Press Reels with a running time of approximately 45 minuets. A
The Normal Heart
New York -- April 24, 2004
Raul Esparza, Richard Bekins, Fred Berman, McCaleb Burnett, Mark Dobies, Joanna Gleason
Very nicely filmed, a little on the dark side, low sound. A-
The Normal Heart
New York -- April 29, 2004
Raul Esparza, Joanna Gleason, Billy Warlock, Richard Bekins
Great video; 1st generation from the master.
London -- 1989
Kaye Ballard, Andrea McArdle, Alexis Smith, Larry Kert, Lisa Kirk, Patrice Munsel, Maureen McGovern, Liliane Montevecchi
Star-studded London concert presentation of the rarely seen Cole Porter musical. Some slight generation loss, but a very good quality video with excellent zooms.
New York -- July 10, 2012
Cady Huffman, Jennifer Blood, Andrew Brewer, Natalie E. Carter
Music by Cole Porter, with a new libretto by Rob Urbinati. Produced by the Prospect Theatre Company, and presented at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row. Lots of heads in the frame throughout, but you still get a good sense of the show.
London -- May 11, 2017 -- Proshot
Jude Law, Robert de Hoog, Chukwudi Iwuji, Aysha Kala, Halina Reijn and Gijs Scholten van Aschat
Music Theatre of Wichita, KS -- Unknown Date
Some spotlight washout and generational loss. Semi-pro shot with one camera. B
Australia -- 1999
A presentation of Australia's Ballarat Lyric Theatre. Nice production. Semi-pro shot, using one camera on a tripod.
DVD -- 1999 -- Proshot
Hugh Jackman, Josefina Gabrielle, Shuler Hensley, Peter Polycarpou, Jimmy Johnson, Vicki Simion, Maureen Lipman
Pro shot from the DVD release and PBS telecast A
1999 -- Proshot
Hugh Jackman, Josefina Gabrielle, Shuler Hensley, Peter Polycarpou, Jimmy Johnson, Vicki Simion, Maureen Lipman
Pro shot from the DVD release and PBS telecast A
This is the full show as broadcast, which features highlights of the show, not the full awards presentation as in past years. 1 hour and 15 minutes. A
On Golden Pond
CBS Live Telecast -- April 29, 2001
Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Glenne Headly, Sam Robards, Brett Cullen, Will Rothhaar
On Golden Pond
Broadway -- April 14, 2005
James Earl Jones, Leslie Uggams, Linda Powell, Craig Bockhorn, Peter Francis James, Alexander Mitchell
Great video with nice closeups, excellent picture and clear sound; DVD includes NY1 Opening Night and reviews A
On the Twentieth Century
New York -- September 26, 2005 -- Actor's Fund BCEFA Concert
Marin Mazzie, Douglas Sills, Joanne Worley, Brooks Ashmanskas, Brad Oscar, Christopher Sieber, Cheyenne Jackson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Cuccioli, David Josefsberg, Andy Karl, Tyler Maynard
Shot from the mezzanine; excellent picture and sound A
On the Twentieth Century
Broadway -- July 19, 2015
Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher, Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Michael McGrath, Mary Louise Wilson.
Beautiful HD capture from the Final Broadway Performance. The cast was having a lot of fun with each other and the performances were wonderful! 2 DVDs A
On the Town
Royal Albert Hall, London -- August 25, 2018 -- BBC Proms -- Proshot
Barnaby Rea, Nadim Naaman, Fra Fee, Nathaniel Hackmann, Siena Kelly, Louise Dearman, Celinde Schoenmaker, Claire Moore, Casey Al-Shaqsy, Nadia Johnson, Shem Hamilton
London -- July, 2013
Declan Bennett, Zrinka Cvitesic, Valda Aviks, Phoebe Fildes, Ryan Fletcher, Aidan Kelly, Tim Parker (u/s Da), Jos Slovick, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Jez Unwin, Gabriel Vick, Robbie White (u/s Eamon)
Filmed from back stalls, with a pretty good view of the stage; some head obstruction in the bottom of the screen but filmed around well; almost complete, excluding the following: half of "Leave" and "If You Want Me", and a few more brief blackouts in the first act lasting a few seconds. Good video A
National Tour -- Milwaukee -- April 10, 2016
Sam Cieri, Mackenzie Lesser-Roy, Lynn Flickinger as (u/s) Baruska, Jenn Chandler, Liam Fennecken, Marlene Ginader, Isaac Haas, John Hays, Bristol Pomeroy, Dan Tracy
Excellent video of the tour with clear picture and sound throughout; nice close-ups and full stage shots for the dance numbers; very good video 2 DVDs A
Once on this Island
New York -- May 12, 2002 -- Reunion Concert
LaChanze, Jerry Dixon, Andrea Frierson-Toney, Sheila Gibbs, Kecia Lewis, Afi McClendon, Gerry McIntyre, Milton Craig Nealy, Nikki Rene, Monique Cintron, Eric Riley, Ellis E. Williams and Lillias White
Notes: Staged like the original version, some generation loss, includes encores where they sing a cut song
Once on this Island
Redondo Beach -- March 4, 2017
Leah Stewart, Cooper Howell, Erika Bowman, Keith Jefferson, Jay Donnell, Dominique Kent, Daebreon Poiema, Edred Utomi, Kayla Joy Smith, Jenna Gillespie, David T Morris, Nic Hodges, Christopher C Fishburne, Gabrielle Jackson, Mia L Jones, Jade Payton, Eran Scoggins, Kennedy Nibbe, Mackenzie Nibbe, Inaya Reddick.
Notes: A great capture of this rarely performed musical with emotional performances from the entire cast. There is one head that obstructs the actors feet on the left side of the stage, but it generally doesn’t affect the action and it gets better after the opening number. There is no washout and just a couple quick dropouts. It’s filmed in 16:9, with a mix of wides, mediums, and close-ups. The sound is excellent. The show is one act on one disc. Includes curtain call and playbill scans.
Once on this Island
Broadway -- July, 2018
Courtnee Carter as (u/s) Ti Moune, Darlesia Cearcy, Merle Dandridge, Quentin Earl Darrington, Alex Newell, Emerson Davis, David Jennings as (u/s) Tonton Julian, Isaac Powell, Aurelia Williams as (u/s) Mamma Euralie.
Excellent HD capture of 2018 Tony winner for Best Revival. Sensational show and cast, not to be missed! A-
Oscar Hammerstein II: Out of My Dreams
PBS -- March 6, 2012
Hosted by Matthew Morrison, this compelling and extremely informative documentary profiles the man who changed American musical theater forever, Oscar Hammerstein II, legendary lyricist for over 1,000 songs and librettist for forty-five works. Writer/director/producer JoAnn Young has selected the most exemplary clips from Hammerstein’s iconic musicals, including two film versions of Show Boat; the rarely seen film Lady Be Good; and archival footage of the two original stars of Carousel, Jan Clayton and John Raitt. Young also has conducted new interviews with Stephen Sondheim, who considers Hammerstein as a musical and surrogate father; director/producer Harold Prince; two stars of Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, Shirley Jones and Mitzi Gaynor, Hammerstein family members and others. This PBS film also considers Hammerstein’s work as a humanitarian and political activist. Archival footage also includes a rare 1958 Hammerstein television interview with CBS News' Mike Wallace and a handful of recorded conversations. His late wife Dorothy and son James are also represented in archival interviews. "Oscar Hammerstein II – Out of My Dreams" also promises clips from the Rodgers and Hammerstein film musicals "Oklahoma!," "Carousel," "South Pacific," "The King and I" and "The Sound of Music"; as well as "Show Boat," co-authored with Jerome Kern, and a performance of the Academy Award-winning Kern-Hammerstein song "The Last Time I Saw Paris." Segments from the 2008 Broadway production of South Pacific appear as well”, shown during a pledge drive, so there are breaks to raise money, 90 minutes A
Broadway -- July 15, 2017 -- Matinee
Jennifer Ehle, Jefferson Mays, Michael Aronov, Adam Dannheisser, Daniel Jenkins, Dariush Kashani, Daniel Oreskes, Henry Russell, Joseph Siravo, T. Ryder Smith
Oslo is a multiple award-winning play by J. T. Rogers, which recounts (in dramatized, partially fictional form) the true-life, previously secret, back-channel negotiations in the development of the pivotal 1990s Oslo Peace Accords between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization. The play premiered Off-Broadway in June 2016 and then transferred to Broadway in April 2017. The play won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play as well as the Best Featured Actor in a Play award for Michael Aronov. Excellent video with clear picture and sound throughout.
Producers Showcase / NBC Television -- September 19, 1955
Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint
TV musical version with songs by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen. The hit song "Love And Marriage" came from this show. In black and white; good video
Mako, Soon-Tek Oh, Yuki Shimoda, Sab Shimono, Isao Sato, Alvin Ing, Ernest Harada, James Dybas
Harry Connick, Jr., Kelli O'Hara, Michael McKean, Peter Benson, Joyce Chittick, Megan Lawrence, Michael McCormick, Roz Ryan, Paula Leggett Chase, Bianca Marroquin
Keith Carradine, Alexandra Socha, Justin Guarini, Jenni Barber, Melissa van der Schyff, William Youmans, Robert Creighton, Caleb Damschroder, Nathaniel Hackmann, Robyn Hurder, Adam Monley, Scott Wakefield
Pamela's First Musical
New York -- May 18, 2008
Coogan, Donna Murphy, Christian Borle, Carolee Carmello, Sandy Duncan, Gregg
Adelman, David Garrison, Kathie Lee Gifford, Joel Grey, Donna McKechnie, Tommy
Tune, Lillias White.
Notes: In concert at Town Hall.
T.R. Knight (Leo Frank), Lara Pulver (Lucille Frank), David St. Louis (Newt Lee/Jim Conley/ Riley), Michael Berresse (Governor Slaton/Britt Craig/Mr. Peavy), Charlotte d'Amboise (Mrs. Phagan/ Sally Slaton) Rose Sezniak (Mary Phagan/Lila), Curt Hansen (Young Soldier/Frankie Epps/Guard), Haylod Podschun (Iola Stover), Lisa Livesay (Monteen), Phoebe Strole (Essie), P.J. Griffith (Officer Starnes/Tom Watson), Deidrie Henry(Minnie McKnight/Angela) Brad Anderson(Officer Ivey/ Luther Rosser/ Guard)
New York -- February 16, 2015
Jeremy Jordan (Leo Frank), Laura Benanti (Lucille Frank), Emerson Steele (Mary Phagan), Charlie Franklin (Frankie Epps, Young Soldier), Andy Mientus (Britt Craig), Alan Campbell (Governor Slaton), Rachel de Benedet (Sally Slaton), Ramin Karimloo (Tom Watson), Joshua Henry (Jim Conley), Nathaniel Stampley, John Ellison Conlee, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Davis Gaines, Katie Rose Clarke, Eric Anderson, John Jellison, Caitlin Houlahan, Ephie Aardema, Alie Trimm
Note: Reunion concert conducted by Jason Robert Brown. A fantastic capture of this one-night-only concert at Avery Fisher Hall. Truly an epic night of theatre. No obstruction and only slight washout in wide shots. There are two quick dropouts in the first few minutes, but the concert is otherwise fully captured. Filmed in 16:9, with a mix of wides, mediums, and close-ups. The sound is excellent. Includes curtain call with Jason’s speech, and playbill scans. 2 DVDs
Jeremy Kushnier, Ruby Lewis, Ryan Vona, Bret Shuford, Sarah Meahl, Kat Cunning.
AJ: Jeremy Kushnier, Indigo: Ruby Lewis, Joey: Ryan Vona, Robbie: Bret Shuford, Gina: Sarah Meahl, Lila: Kat Cunning
Broadway -- August 3, 1994
Donna Murphy, Jere Shea, Gregg Edelman, Tom Aldredge, Marin Mazzie
Lincoln Center Archives video; Multi-camera pro shot that looks amazing; as good as the PBS one A+
London -- 1996
Maria Friedman (Fosca), Michael Ball (Giorgio), Helen Hobson, Hugh Ross
Shot from the back of balcony, occasional heads at the bottom in wide shots. B
Broadway -- September 8, 1996
Donna Murphy, Marrin Mazzie, Jere Shea, Greg Edelman, Tom Aldredge, Francis Ruivivar, Marcus Olson, William Parry, TJ Meyers, John Antony, Christopher Peccaro,Andy Umberger, Linda Balgord, Coleen Fitzpatrick
Broadway Cast recreated for PBS production taped right after the closing in 1995; good clear video A
Pia Douwes, Vera Mann, Stanley Burleson
Michael Cerveris (Giorgio), Patti LuPone (Fosca), Audra McDonald (Clara), Allen Fitzpatrick (Col. Ricci), Richard Easton (Dr Tambourri), Alexander Gemignani (Torasso)
Judy Kuhn (Fosca), Ryan Silverman (Giorgio), Melissa Errico (Clara), Stephen Bogardus (Colonel Ricci), Jeffry Denman (Lieutenant Barri), Jason Michael Evans (Private Augenti), Ken Krugman (Lieutenant Torasso), Orville Mendoza (Sergeant Lombardi), Tom Nelis (Doctor Tambourri) , Will Reynolds (Major Rizzoli/Ludovic).
Patience, Or Bunthorne's Bride
NYC Opera -- September 24, 2005
Michael Ball, Kevin Burdette,
Nicely filmed from the left side with good picture and clear sound; excellent video A
Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin
Patti LuPone, Mandy Patinkin
Paul Reubens, Lynne Marie Stewart, Phil LaMarr, Lexy Fridell, Jesse Garcia, Josh Meyers, John Moody, John Paragon, Drew Powell, Lance Roberts
Ruthie Henshell, Andrew Kennedy, Tim Hower.
Donna Murphy, Chip Zein, Alexander Gemignani, Christopher Innvar, Nicole Parker, Rachel Resheff, Hal Robinson, Lewis J. Stalden, Joyce Van Patten
Cheyenne Jackson, Alicia Silverstone, Henry Winkler, Ari Graynor, Jenni Barber,Daniel Breaker
Christian Borle, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Adam Candler-Berat, Kevin Del Aguila, Rick Holmes, Arnie Burton
Adam Chanler-Berat, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Matthew Saldivar, Teddy Bergman, Arnie Burton, Matt D'Amico, Kevin Del Aguila, Carson Elrod, Greg Hildreth, Rick Holmes, Isaiah Johnson, Eric Petersen, Betsy Hogg, Orville Mendoza, Jason Ralph, John Sanders
Joey DeBettencourt (Boy), Megan Stern (Molly), John Sanders (Black Stache), Harter Clingman (Alf), Jimonn Cole (Slank), Nathan Hosner (Lord Aster), Carl Howell (Prentiss), Benjamin Schrader (Mrs. Bumbrake), Luke Smith (Smee), Ian Michael Stuart (Captain Scott), Edward Tournier (Ted), Lee Zarrett (Fighting Prawn).
Cathy Rigby, Kim Crosby, Tom Hewitt, Krista Buccellato, Cade Canon Ball, Julia Massey, Jenna Wright, Clark Roberts, Shanon Mari Mills, JC Layag, Marc Andrew Nunez, Dane Wagner, Carly Bracco, James Leo Ryan, Steven Strafford, Michael A. Shepperd, Clark Roberts, J. David Anderson, Seth Belliston, Jasmine Ejan, Shannon Stoeke, John J. Todd, Andrew Wilson
Chuck Bradley, Evelyn Hoskins, Josh Swales, Emily Petter, Tom Larkin, Scott Weston, Shannon Warrick, Heidi Buehler, Keith Richards
Jan Ammann, Pia Douwes, Sabrina Weckerlin, Patrick Stanke, Anne Welte, Marc Clear, Sascha Krebs, Filipina Henoch, Marc Seitz
Tecklenburg, Germany -- 2014 -- Proshot
Willemijn Verkaik, Pia Douwes, Wietske van Tongeren, Patrick Stanke, Zodwa Selele, Andreas Wolfram, Drew Sarich, Sascha Krebs
Proshot from the company itself. 2 DVDs
Richard White (Phantom), Lauren Hathaway, Edward Staudenmayer, John Almberg, Patti Allison
Kristin Chenoweth, Ron Baker, Marc Kudisch
Michael Crawford, Rebecca Caine (alt. Christine), Steve Barton
Dave Willetts, Jan Hartley-Morris, Michael Ball
Ethan Freeman, Jill Washington, Simon Bowman
Scott Davies, Meredith Braun, Matt Cammelle
Scott Davies, Charlotte Page, Matt Cammelle
Hugh Panaro (the Phantom), Lisa Vroman (Christine), John Cudia (Raoul)
Howard McGillin, Julie Hanson (alt), John Cudia, Jeff Keller, George Lee Andrews, Kris Koop (u/s), Larry Wayne Morbitt, Marilyn Caskey, Heather McFadden
John Owen-Jones, Rachel Barrell, Oliver Thornton
Hugh Panaro, Sandra Joseph, Tim Martin Gleason, James Romick (u/s), George Lee Andrews, Anne Runolfsson, Marilyn Caskey, Larry Wayne Morbitt, Kara Klein
Uwe Kröger (Phantom), Beatrix Reiterer (Christine), Lucius Wolter (Raoul), Laurie Anne McGowan (Carlotta), Ernst van Looy (Monsieur Firmin), Fernand Delosch (Monsieur Andre), Gabriele Ramm (Madame Giry), Daniel Brenna (Piangi), Annabel Knight (Meg Giry)
Chicago -- December 5, 2007
Jason Mills, Sarah Lawrence as (alt) Christine, Greg Mills, Kim Stengel, William Patrick Dunne as (u/s) Monsieur Andre, Bruce Winant, Rebecca Judd, John Whitney, Polly Baird.
Las Vegas -- August 8, 2008
Anthony Crivello, Kristi Holden, Andrew Ragone, Geena Jeffries Mattox, John Leslie Wolfe, Lawson Skala, Tina Walsh, Larry Wayne Morbitt, Brianne Kelly Morgan.
Ramin Karimloo, Gina Beck, Simon Bailey, Kate Radmilovic, Rohan Tickell, Barry James, Gareth Snook, Heather Jackson, Tori Jones
The Phantom of the Opera
Milwaukee -- August 30, 2009 -- Matinee
Tim Martin Gleason, Kelly Jeanne Grant as (alt) Christine, Sean MacLaughlin, Satomi Hofmann as (u/s) Carlotta, Dallyn Vail Bayles as (u/s) Monsieur Andre, Michael McCoy, Nancy Hess, John Whitney, Jessica Bishop.
Great capture of the tour before it would close the following year. Great performanes from the entire cast.
Tim Martin Gleason, Trista Moldovan, Sean MacLaughlin, Kim Stengel, DC Anderson, Michael McCoy, Nancy Hess, Luke Grooms, Paloma Garcia-Lee
UK Tour -- 2012 -- 25th Anniversary UK Tour
Earl Carpenter, Olivia Brereton, Simon Bailey, Angela M. Caesar, Andy Hockley, Simon Green, Elizabeth Marsh, Vincent Pirillo, Hannah Cadec
This version of the show, according to producer Cameron Mackintosh has newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design and reimagined elements of the original production, with new direction, choreography, sets and costumes. This version of the show will begin a North American tour in the fall of 2013. Well filmed from the balcony. A
Hugh Panaro (Phantom), Trista Moldovan (Christine), Kyle Barisich (Raoul), Michele McConnell (Carlotta), Joelle Gates (Meg), Cristin J Hubbard (Madame Giry), Aaron Galligan-Stierle (Andre), Kevin Ligon (Firmin), Christian Sebek (Piangi)
Hugh Panaro, Trista Moldovan, Kyle Barisich, Michele McConnell, Christian Sebek, Kevin Ligon, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Cristin Hubbard, and Kara Klein
Hugh Panaro (Phantom), Samantha Hill (Christine), Kyle Barisch (Raoul), Michele McConnell (Carlotta), Jim Weitzer (Andre), Tim Jerome (Firmin), Ellen Harvey (Giry), Christian Sebek (Piangi), Kara Klein (Meg Giry)
Hugh Panaro, Sierra Boggess, Kyle Barisich, Michele McConnell, Christian Sebek, Jim Weitzer, Tim Jerome, Ellen Harvey, Kara Klein
The Phantom of the Opera
Broadway -- April 9, 2013
Hugh Panaro, Marni Raab (Christine alt.), Kyle Barisich, Michele McConnell, Jim Weitzer, Tim Jerome, Christian Sebek, Kara Klein, Kelly Jean Grant (u/s Mdm. Giry).
Shot around heads but the master does best to shoot around them, nice close-ups. A-
The Phantom of the Opera
Broadway -- April 27, 2013
Hugh Panaro, Samantha Hill, Kyle Barisich
A couple of heads block the shot at times but very watchable with clear picture and very nice sound throughout; Hugh's last show before his 4 month break A-
Peter Jöback (Phantom), Elizabeth Welch (Christine), Kyle Barisich (Raoul), Michele McConnel (Carlotta), Christian Sebek (Piangi), Richard Poole (Andre), Tim Jerome (Firmin), Ellen Harvery (Madame Giry), Kara Klein (Meg Giry)
Peter Jöback (Phantom), Samantha Hill (Christine), Jeremy Stolle (Raoul u/s), Michele McConnell, Tim Jerome, Richard Poole (u/s), Ellen Harvey, Christian Sebek, Kara Klein
Peter Jöback (Phantom), Marni Raab (Christine), Kyle Barisich (Raoul), Michele McConnell, Scott Mikita (u/s), Jim Weitzer, Ellen Harvey, Christian Sebek, Kara Klein
Peter Jöback (The Phantom), Samantha Hill (Christine), Kyle Barisich (Raoul), Michele McConnell (Carlotta), Jim Weitzer (Andre), Tim Jerome (Firmin), Ellen Harvey (Madame Giry), Christian Sebek (Piangi), Kara Klein (Meg)
Mathias Edenborn (Phantom), Valerie Link (Christine Daaé) , Nicky Wuchinger (Raoul)
Jerremy Stolle, Mary Michael Patterson, Jeremy Hays.
Hugh Panaro, Mary Michael Patterson, Jeremy Hays
The Phantom of the Opera
Hamburg, Germany -- January 19, 2014
David Arnsperger (Phantom), Valerie Link (Christine), Nicky Wuchinger (Raoul), Guido Gottenbos (Monsieur André), Anton Rattinger (Monsieur Frimin), Debra Fernandes (Carlotta), Raymond Sepe (Ubaldo Piangi), Linda Veenhuizen (Madame Giry), Theano Makariou (Meg Giry).
Great capture of the current production in Germany.
Laird Mackintosh, Mary Michael Patterson, Jeremy Hays. Laird
Laird Mackintosh, Mary Michael Patterson, Jeremy Hays.
Paul Schaefer (u/s), Mary Michael Patterson, Jeremy Hays.
Hugh Panaro, Elizabeth Welch, Jeremy Hays.
Cooper Grodin, Julia Udine, Ben Jacoby, Jacquelynne Fontaine, Craig Bennett, Linda Balgord, Edward Staudenmayer, Frank Viveros.
Hugh Panaro (Phantom), Elizabeth Welch (Christine u/s), Jeremy Hays (Raoul)
Laird Mackintosh (u/s), Sara Jean Ford, Jeremy Hays
The Phantom of the Opera
Broadway -- March 31, 2014
Hugh Panaro, Sara Jean Ford, Jeremy Hays
Shot from the balcony. Great capture of the show with both full stage shots and close ups. You can see heads in the way in the full stage shot. 2 DVDs
The Phantom of the Opera
Broadway -- April 3, 2014
Hugh Panaro, Mary Michael Patterson, Jeremy Hays
Great capture. Mix of full stage and close ups. 2 DVDs
Sierra Bogges and Norm Lewis
Norm Lewis, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Hays, Laird Mackintosh, Tim Jerome, Ellen Harvey, Heather Hill, Christian Sebek, Deanna Doyle.
Cooper Grodin, Grace Morgan as (alt) Christine, Ben Jacoby, Lindsay O'Neil as (u/s) Carlotta, Brad Oscar, Linda Balgord, Edward Staudenmayer, Frank Viveros.
The Phantom of the Opera
Broadway -- November 6, 2014
Laird Mackintosh as (u/s) Phantom, Kaley Ann Voorhees as (alt) Christine, Jeremy Hays, Michele McConnell, Richard Poole as (u/s) Monsieur Andre, Tim Jerome, Ellen Harvey, Christian Sebek, Kara Klein.
Excellent HD capture of the long running show. Laird and Kaley give very solid performances as the two leads. 2 DVDs
Mathias Edenborn (Phantom), Daniela Braun (u/s Christine), Nicky Wuchinger (Raoul), Norbert Kohler (u/s Monsieur André), Anton Rattinger (Monsieur Firmin), Rachel Anne Moore (Carlotta), Raymond Sepe (Piangi), Michaela Christl (Mme. Giry), Vanessa Spireti (Meg), Reinhard Schulze, Marco Fahrland-Jadue, Christian Theodoridis, Marti Rönnebeck, Holly Hylton, Karen Baumgartel
Rob Pitcher (u/s Phantom), Valerie Link (Christine), Nicky Wuchinger (Raoul), Guido Gottenbos (Monsieur André), Anton Rattinger (Monsieur Firmin), Rachel Anne Moore (Carlotta), Joan Ribalta (Piangi), Michaela Christl (Mme Giry), Vanessa Spiteri (Meg Giry), John Kuether (Auktionator/Don Attilio/Passarino), Norbert Kohler (Monsieur Reyer), Martin Rönnebeck (Monsieur Lefévre/Hauptmann), Mona Graw (Ankleiderin/Confidante)
David Arnsperger (alt. Phantom), Daniela Braun (alt. Christine), Nicky Wuchinger (Raoul), Guido Gottenbos (Monsieur André), Anton Rattinger (Monsieur Firmin), Rachel Anne Moore (Carlotta), Joan Ribalta (Piangi), Michaela Christl (Mme Giry), Vanessa Spiteri (Meg Giry), John Kuether (Auktionator/Don Attilio/Passarino), Norbert Kohler (Monsieur Reyer), Christian Theodoridis (Buquet), Martin Rönnebeck (Monsieur Lefévre/Hauptmann), Mona Graw (Ankleiderin/Confidante).
Chris Mann, Katie Travis, Storm Lineberger, Jacquelynne Fontaine, Edward Staudenmayer, David Benoit, Anne Kanengeiser, Frank Viveros, Morgan Cowling, Mark Emerson, Eric Ruiz, Edward Juvier, Dan Debenport, David Foley Jr, Allan Snyder, Christy Morton
The Phantom of the Opera
Broadway -- May 12, 2016
Laird Mackintosh as (u/s) Phantom, Julia Udine, Jeremy Hays, Michele McConnell, Scott Mikita as (u/s) Monsieur Andre, Craig Bennett, Rebecca Eichenberger, John Easterlin, Kara Klein.
Excellent HD capture of the long running show. Great performance from Laird and Julia is always terrific as Christine. A 2 DVDs
James Barbour (The Phantom), Rachel Eskenazi-Gold(alt. Christine), JordanDonica(Raoul), Kara Klein (Meg), Rebecca Eichenberger (MadameGiry), Michele McConnell(Carlotta), Laird Mackintosh (Andre), Craig Bennett (Firmin)
James Barbour (The Phantom), Ali Ewoldt (Christine), Jordan Donica (Raoul), Michele McConnell (Carlotta), Richard Poole (u/s Andre), Craig Bennett (Firmin), Rebecca Eichenberger (Madame Giry), John Easterlin (Piangi), Kara Klein (Meg)
The Phantom of the Opera
National Tour -- Cincinnati Ohio -- November 16, 2016
Derrick Davis (The Phantom), Kaitlyn Davis (u/s Christine), Jordan Craig (Raoul), Trista Moldovan (Carlotta), David Benoit (Firmin), ?Price Waldman (Andre), Tynan Davis (u/s Madame Giry), Phumzile Sojola (Piangi), Emily Ramirez (Meg)
[Note]: A good capture with no blackouts, minimal washout, and no major obstructions. The lighting of this show is difficult and some scenes turned out darker. One head that is only visible in wide shots. It is filmed in 16:9, with a mix of wides, mediums, and close-ups. The sound is excellent and includes curtain call with an obstructed BCEFA speech. 2 DVDs
The Phantom of the Opera
Broadway -- September, 2018
Ben Crawford, Ali Ewoldt, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Raquel Suarez Groen, Laird
Mackintosh, Craig Bennett, Maree Johnson, Ted Keegan (u/s), Polly Baird,
Carrington Vilmont, Jason Forbach, Jim Weitzer (u/s), Kenneth Kantor, Richard
Poole, Jeremy Stolle, Justin Peck, Kfir, Katharine Heaton, Chris Georgette,
Patricia Phillips, Satomi Hofmann, Elizabeth Welch, Kelly Jeanne Grant, Janinah
Burnett, Paul A. Schefer, Giselle O. Alvarez, Jessica Bishop, Ashlee Dupre,
Jolina Javier, Carly Blake Sebouhian, Erica Wong, Joelle Gates
So this is a DARK show. That means it's not as "crisp" as I'd normally like at times due how black it can be on the stage, but it is still a very nice video and Ben is really really wonderful. 2 DVDs
The Phantom of the Opera
Copenhagen, Denmark -- 2019
Thomas Ambt Kofod (Phantom), Sibylle Glosted (Christine), Christian Lund (Raoul), Carl Christian Rasmussen (Monsieur Firmin), Sebastian Harris (Monsieur André), Louise Fribo (Carlotta), Rasmus Jupin (Piangi), Elisabeth Halling (Madame Giry), Imogen-Lilly Ash (Meg Giry), Jesper Paasch, Kim Hammelsvang, Paul Frederiksen, Martin Loft, Maria Hanke, Anna Vaupel, Sandra Kassman, Merete Laursen, Sidsel Aja Eriksen, Cecilia Lindwall, Üartick Egersborg, Mikkel Hoé Knudsen, John Martin Bengtsson, Kristoffer Emil Appel, Nahla Gill Ellzondo, Amelia Jackson, Victoria Paine, Corina Clark, Chloe Dowell, Heidi Richards, Jacob Williams Hughes, Trevor Schoonraad, Catherine Leppingwell, Mia Karlsson
The Phantom of the Opera
London -- March, 2019
David Thaxton (Phantom), Kelly Mathieson (Christine), Jeremy Taylor (Raoul), Kimberly Blake (Carlotta), Ross Dawes (Monsieur Firmin), Kris Manuel (Monsieur Andre), Jacinta Mulcahy (Madame Giry), Matt Bateman (Ubaldo Piangi), Georgia Ware (Meg Giry Act One), Lily Howes (Meg Giry Act Two)
Diana Rigg (Phedre), Toby Stephens (Hippolytus), Barbara Jefford (Oenone), Julian Glover (Theseus), David Bradley (Theramene), Joanna Roth (Aricia).
Jane Lapotaire as Edith Piaf with Zoe Wanamaker, David Leary, Peter Friedman, Judith Ivey, Jean Smart
Ellen Burstyn, Sebastian Stan, Madeleine Martin, Chris Perfetti, Maggie Grace, Mare Winningham, Elizabeth Marvel, Ben Rappaport
Will Chase, Laura Osnes, Leslie Uggams, Tom Wopat, James Clow, Philip Hernandez, James Moye, Steve Routman, Stephen Wallem, Matthew Bauman, Jack Doyle, Lora Lee Gayer, James Harkness, Jessica Hershberg, Emily Hsu, Cara Kjellman, Denis Lambert, Analisa Learming, Jay Lusteck, Linda Mugleston, Shannon M. O'Bryan, Monica L. Patton, Richard Pruitt, Vincent Rodriguez III, Kelly Sheehan, Martin Sola, Charlie Sutton, Nicholas Ward, Victor James Wisehart
Pippin (Bob Fosse's Master)
Hamilton, Ontario Canada -- 1981
Ben Vereen,William Katt, Chita Rivera, Martha Raye
This video is very similar to the video that is commercially available. But when you compare them side by side (which I did) you notice subtle differences. This is a copy of Bob Fosse's own video which he edited and returned back to the producers. It is a bit longer than the commercial video and Fosse chose many, many different angles, and different takes. This was his suggestion for how the show should be edited, but most of his suggestions were ignored. The show itself was not staged by Fosse, but by his associate, Kathryn Doby, based on his original Broadway staging. It is rumored that Fosse was not happy with the video that was released, preferring this edit better, and very unhappy that his suggestions were not utilized. Has counter numbers along the bottom of the screen. Some generational loss. B
Plays in the Park -- 1991
Roger-John Leach, Bobby Selig, Patricia Burr, Jackie Neill, Charlotte Chernus, Robert Dumpert
Pro-shot; nice video 2 DVDs B
Rosie O'Donnell (Leading Player 1), Darius de Haas (Leading Player 2), Billy Porter (Leading Player 3), Kate Shindle (Leading Player 4), Ben Vereen (Leading Player 5), Michael Arden (Pippin), Terrence Mann (Charlemagne), Julia Murney (Fastrada), Cameron Mathison (Lewis), Laura Benanti (Catherine), Harrison Chad (Theo), Charles Busch (Berthe), Sarah Chase, Kristoffer Cusick, Adam Fleming, Sriram Ganesan, Julie Garnye, Jordan Gelber, Kearran Giovanni, Jenna Leigh Green, Colin Hanlon, Natalie Joy Johnson, Michael Longoria, Jennifer Malenke, Kate Pazakis, Erin Quill, Robb Sapp, Rebecca Soler, Aaron Staton, Pearl Sun, Marty Thomas, Caitlin van Zandt, Josh Young
Broadway -- April 20, 2013 -- Highlights
Matthew James Thomas, Patina Miller, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d'Amoise, Rachel Bay Jones, Andrea Martin
Only 17 minutes of act 2, act 1 is complete. Heads in the way and some spotlight washout, but it's an okay capture, specially if you like the show.
Matthew James Thomas, Patina Miller, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d'Amoise, Rachel Bay Jones, Andrea Martin.
Kyle Dean Massey, Ciara Renee, Terrance Mann, Charlotte d'Amboise, Rachel Bay Jones, Annie Potts.
Wonderful HD capture of the new leads who have joined the cast. Excellent video with clear picture and great sound; very nice video 2 DVDs A
Los Angeles, CA -- October 23, 2014
Matthew James Thomas, Lisa Karlin (u/s Leading Player), John Rubinstein, Andrea Martin, Kristine Reese, Sabrina Harper, Callan Bergmann, Lucas Schultz
Nice video with no obstruction, no major blackouts, and just some slight washout in a few wide shots; one quick dropout during No Time At All, but the rest is complete; excellent clear sound and nice picture; includes curtain call 2 DVDs A
Matthew James Thomas, Sasha Allen, John Rubinstein, Andrea Martin, Kristine Reese, Sabrina Harper, Callan Bergmann, Lucas Schultz
US Tour -- November 16, 2014 -- Matinee
Leading Player: Sasha Allen Pippin: Kyle Dean Massey Charles: John Rubinstein Berthe: Lucie Arnaz Catherine: Kristine Reese Fastrada: Sabrina Harper Lewis: Callan Bergmann Theo: Lucas Schultz
Stephanie J. Block, Hadley Fraser, Jeff McCarthy, Linda Balgord, William Youmans, Marcus Chait
The Play That Goes Wrong
Broadway -- May, 2018
Akron Watson (Trevor), Mark Evans (Chris), Quinn Van Antwerp (u/s), Preston Truman Boyd (Robert), Harrison Unger (Dennis), Amelia McClain (Sandra), Alex Mandell (Max), Ashley Bryant (Annie)
Alvy Powell as Porgy, Marquita Lister as Bess, Timothy Robert Blevins as Crown, and Dwayne Clark as Sportin’ Life.
Norm Lewis, Audra McDonald, David Alan Grier, Allison Blackwell, Phillip Boykin, Roosevelt Andre Credit, Nikki Renee Daniels, Trevon Davis, Joseph Dellger, Wilkie Ferguson III, Joshua Henry, Heather Hill, Christopher Innvar,Andrew Jones-Sojola, Alicia Hall Moran, Cedric Neal, Bryonha Marie Parham, Phumzile Sojola, Nathaniel Stampley, J.D. Webster, Lisa Nicole Wilkerson, NaTasha Yvette Williams
Norm Lewis, Audra McDonald, David Alan Grier, Phillip Boykin, Nikki Renee Daniels, Joshua Henry, Christopher Innvar, Bryonha Marie Parham, Natasha Yvette Williams
Porgy: Nathaniel Stampley, Bess: Alicia Hall Moran, Crown: Alvin Crawford, Sporting Life: Kingsley Leggs, Clara: Sumayya Ali, Jake: David Hughey, Serena: Denisha Ballew, Mariah: Danielle Lee Greaves, Detective: Dan Barnhill, Policeman: William Gilinsky (u/s)
Daniel Clarkson, Jeff Turner
Broadway -- 2017 -- Proshot
Kevin Kline, Cobie Smulders, Kate Burton, Kristine Nielson, Bhavesh Patel, Reg Rogers, Matt Bittner, Ellen Harvey, Peter Francis James, Tedra Millan, Sandra Shipley.
Proshot for Broadway HD and Great Performances.
Broadway -- April 13, 2018
Samantha Barks, Steve Kazee, Orfeh, Eric Anderson, Jason Danieley, Kingsley Leggs.
Beautiful HD capture of the PreBroadway production. This includes Steve as Edward before he left the production prior to Broadway. Such a fun show with terrific performances and a rare glimpse of Steve in the role! 2 DVDs. A
Broadway -- July, 2018
Samantha Barks, Andy Karl, Eric Anderson, Jason Danieley, Ezra Knight, Orfeh,
Allison Blackwell, Tommy Bracco, Brian Call, Robby Clater, Anna Eilinseld,
Lauren Lim Jackson, Renee Marino, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Jillian Mueller, Jake
Odmark, Jennifer Sanchez, Matthew Stocke, Alex Michael Stoll, Alan Wiggins,
Broadway -- February 20, 2019
Samantha Barks, Adam Pascal, Orfeh, Eric Anderson, Jason Danieley, Kingsley Leggs, Matthew Stocke, Anna Eilinsfeld, Jessica Sanchez, Tommy Bracco, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Jessica Sanchez, Darius Wright, Brian Cali, Jake Odmark, Alan Wiggins, Jessica Crouch
New York -- 1982
In 1974 this extremely controversial show struggled for many months in Boston, only to close before ever making it to Broadway. In 1982 most of the original cast gathered to make a recording. This video captures a rehearsal for that recording. Cast is sitting around a piano in a semi-circle. Some slight generational loss, but not too bad B
Prince of Broadway
Broadway -- September 12, 2017
Chuck Cooper, Janet Dacal, Bryonha Marie Parham, Emily Skinner, Brandon Uranowitz, Kaley Ann Voorhees, Michael Xavier, Tony Yazbeck, Karen Ziemba
[Note]: Amazing show with some famous numbers from shows that Hal Prince directed like Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company and The Phantom of the Opera.
Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon, Nick Adams, C. David Johnson, Jacqueline B. Arnold, Anastacia McCleskey, Ashley Spencer, Jessica Phillips, J. Elaine Marcos
Wade McCollum, Scott Willis, Bryan West, Joe Hart, Emily Afton, Bre Jackson, Brit West.
Tick (Mitzi): Wade McCollum; Bernadette: Scott Willis; Adam (Felicia): Bryan West; Bob: Joe Hart; Divas: Emily Afton, Bre Jackson, Brit West; Marion: Christy Faber; Benji: Shane Davis or Will B.; Miss Understanding: Nik Alexzander; Shirley: Babs Rubenstein; Jimmy: Taurean Everett; Cynthia: Chelsea Zeno; Frank: David Koch; Farrah/Young Bernadette: Travis Taber
Alan Rickman, Lindsay Duncan, Adam Godley, Emma Fielding, Alex Belcourt
Kim Cattrall, Paul Gross, Simon Paisley Day, Anna Madeley, Caroline Lena Olsson
Henry Goodman, Steven Weber, Roger Bart, Gary Beach, Brad Oscar, Cady Huffman
Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Roger Bart, Gary Beach
Plays in the Park, NJ -- Summer, 2008
Paul Salvatoriello, Jonathan Schwartz, Emily Portune, Ed Carlo, Gavin Kenny, Dan Cook
Richard Kind, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Gary Beach, Roger Bart, Dane Cook, Rebecca Romijn
Jay Brian Winnick, Jeff Skowron, Hilary Michael Thompson, David Engel, Norman Large, Leigh Wakeford, Tracy Lore, Danny Blaylock, Kim Arnett, Katelyn Blockinger, Chris Duir, Jessica Ernest, Casey Garritano, Annie Hinskton, Bonnie Kovar, Adam Mantell, Leslie Miller, Eric Michael Parker, Justin Matthew Segura, Caleb Shaw, Laura Thatcher, Stephanie Wolfe
Beth Leavel, Caitlin Kinnunen, Brooks Ashmanskas, Christopher Sieber, Angie Schworer, Anna Grace Barlow, Josh Lamon, Martin Moran.
Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber, Angie Schworer, Caitlin Kinnunen, Michael Potts, David Josephberg (u/s Barry), Josh Lamon, Courtenay Collins, Isabelle McCalla, Mary Antonini, Courtney Balan, Jerusha Cavazos, Shelby Finnie, Josh Franklin, Sheldon Henry, Fernell Hogan, Joomin Hwang, Becca Lee, Wayne "Juice" Mackins, Vashty Mompoint, Anthony Norman, Drew Redington, Teddy Toye, Kalyn West, Brittany Zeinstra
SEAN HAYES as Chuck Baxter, KRISTIN CHENOWETH as Fran Kubelik, TONY GOLDWYN as J.D. Sheldrake, DICK LATESSA as Dr. Dreyfuss, BRIAN O'BRIEN as Karl Kubelik, SEAN MARTIN HINGSTON as Mr. Eichelberger and KEN LAND as Jesse Vanderhof
Kristin Chenoweth, Sean Hayes, Tony Goldwyn, Katie Finneran, Dick Latessa, Brook Ashmanskas.
Sean Hayes (Chuck Baxter), Kristin Chenoweth (Fran Kubelik), Brian O'Brien* (J.D. Sheldrake u/s), Katie Finneran (Marge MacDougall)
Kristin Chenoweth, Sean Hayes, Tony Goldwyn, Molly Shannon, Dick Latessa, Brooks Ashmanskas.
Cynthia Nixon, John Slattery, Tyne Daly, Mary Catherine Garrison,John Gallagher Jr.
Deborah Puette, Kristina Johnson, Michael Polak, Lori Larsen, Seamus Mulcahy
The Radio City Rockettes
Teresa Stratas (Rebecca), Larry Kert (Nathan), Judy Kuhn (Bella), Marcia Lewis (Rachel Halpern), Terrance Mann (Saul), Lonny Price (Ben), Dick Latessa (Avram)
Eden Espinosa, Carolee Carmello, Michael Rupert, Lewis Cleale, John Treacy Egan, Gregg Edelman
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marin Mazzie, Peter Friedman, Audra McDonald, Judy Kaye, Mark Jacoby, Lea Michele
Marin Mazzie (Mother), Mark Jacoby (Father), Steven Sutcliffe (Mother's Younger Brother), Alex Strange (The Little Boy), Conrad McLaren (Grandfather), Brian Stokes Mitchell (Coalhouse Walker Jr.), Audra McDonald (Sarah), Peter Friedman (Tateh), Lea Michele (The Little Girl), Tommy Hollis (Booker T. Washington), Jim Corti (Harry Houdini), Judy Kaye (Emma Goldman), Lynnette Perry (Evelyn Nesbit), Mike O'Carroll (J.P. Morgan), Larry Daggett (Henry Ford), Vanessa Townsell-Crisp (Sarah's Friend) and David Mucci (Willie Conklin)
Alton Fitzgerald White, Donna Bullock, John Rubenstein, LaChanze, Judy Kaye, Janine LaManna
Norm Lewis, Julia Murney
Whitewater, WI -- February 9, 2016
Chris Sams, Matthew Curiano, Kate Turner, Leslie Jackson, Troy Bruchwalski, Donald Coggin, Bob Marcus, Mark Alpert, Jillian Van Niel, Colin Myers, Cara Myers. Beautiful HD capture from the recent tour, which was based on the last Broadway Revival. Great performances and vocals from the entire cast. A 2 dvds
Costa Mesa, CA -- April 26, 2014
Steve Landes, Joey Curatolo, Joe Bithorn, Ralph Castelli
Sadie Thompson: Eden Espinosa, Alfred Davidson: Jared Zirilli, Anna Davidson: Elizabeth A Davis, Louisa MacPhail: Betsy Morgan, Alec MacPhail: Tally Sessions, Jo: Jeremy Davis, Noi Noi: Jennifer Hubilla (u/s), Kiwi: Rusty Ross, Quartermaster/Hopper: Mike Sears
Audra McDonald, Sean Combs, Sanaa Lathan, Phylicia Rashad
Uwe Kröger, Wietske van Tongeren, Susan Rigvava-Dumas, Kerstin Ibald, André Bauer, Alexander Goebbe
Uwe Kröger (Maxim de Winter), Wietske van Tongeren (Ich), Susan Rigvava-Dumas (Mrs. Danvers), Marika Lichter (Mrs. Van Hopper), Kerstin Ibald (Beatrice), Carsten Lepper (Jack Favell), Marcel Meyer (Frank Crawley), Norberto Bertassi (Ben), Oliver Mülich (Robert).
Excellent quality, filmed between two heads, but done very well, in 16:9 widescreen. 3 or 4 skips where you miss a few seconds. Presumably for tape changes. IN GERMAN - DVDs have the option to watch with or without English subtitles (2 DVDs)
Wietske van Tongeren, Uwe Kröger, Susan Rigvava-Dumas, Carin Filipcic, Kerstin Ibald, André Bauer, Tim Reichwein, Fritz Schmid
Lisa Antoni, Thomas Borchert, Maya Hakvoort, Isabel Dörfler, Andreas Wolfram, André Bauer, Oliver Heim, Christian Hettkamp
Christina Patten (ICH), Thomas Borchert (Maxim de Winter), Pia Douwes (Mrs. Danvers), Hannes Staffler (Jack Favell), Kerstin Ibald (Beatrice), Wiebke Wötzel (Clarice)
Lucy Scherer, Pia Douwes, Thomas Brochert, Kerstin Ibald, Mona Graw, Hannes Staffler, Jörg Neubauer, Daniele Nonnis
Lucy Scherer, Thomas Borchert, Pia Douwes, Kerstin Ibald, Claudia Stangl, Hannes Staffler, Jorg Neubauer, Daniele Nonnis
Valerie Link, Jan Ammann, Kerstin Ibald, Claudia Stangl, Isabel Dörfler, Hannes Staffler, Matthias Graf, Christoph Apfelbeck
Lucy Scherer (Ich), Jan Ammann (Maxim), Pia Douwes (Mrs. Danvers), Kerstin Ibald (Beatrice), Claudia Stangl (Mrs. van Hopper), Hannes Staffler (Jack Fawell), Jörg Neubauer (Frank Crawley), Daniele Nonnis (Ben), Ensemble: Christina Patten (Clarice), Christina Maria Brenner, Lena Brandt, Veronique Spiteri, Maike Switzer, Melanie Walter, Gemma West, Wiebke Wötzel, Udo Eikelmann (Giles/Horrigde), Alexander Bellinkx (Oberst Julian), Matthias Graf (Frith), Jakub Wocial (Robert), Christoph Apfelbeck, Raphael Dörr, Hendrik Schall, Carl van Wegberg
Christina Patten (Ich), Arvid Larsen (Maxim), Pia Douwes (Mrs. Danvers), Kerstin Ibald (Beatrice), Mona Graw (Mrs. van Hopper), Hannes Staffler (Jack Fawell), Matthias Graf (Frank Crawley), Daniele Nonnis (Ben), Ensemble: Lena Brandt (Clarice), Helena Blöcker, Christina Maria Brenner, Veronique Spiteri, Maike Switzer, Melanie Walter, Gemma West, Wiebke Wötze, Udo Eikelmann (Giles/Horrigde), Alexander Bellinkx (Oberst Julian), Christina Kerkhoff (Frith), Fehmi Göklü (Robert), Christoph Apfelbeck, Raphael Dörr, Hendrik Schall, Carl van Wegberg.
Denise Jastraunig (Ich), Jan Ammann (Maxim), Femke Soetenga (Mrs. Danvers), Kerstin Ibald (Beatrice ), Claudia Stangl (Mrs. van Hopper), Hannes Staffler (Jack Fawell), Jörg Neubauer (Frank Crawley), Chrsitoph Apfelbeck (Ben), Ensemble: Lena Brandt (Clarice), Helena Blöcker, Christina Maria Brenner, Veronique Spiteri, Maike Switzer, Melanie Walter, Gemma West, Wiebke Wötzel, Raphael Dörr (Giles/Horrigde), Alexander Bellinkx (Oberst Julian), Mathias Graf (Frith), Fehmi Göklü (Robert), Christian Kerkhoff, Hendrik Schall, Carl van Wegberg, Jakub Wocial
Christina Patten* (u/s "Ich"), Jan Ammann (Maxim de Winter), Pia Douwes (Mrs. Danvers), Kerstin Ibald (Beatrice), Isabel Dörfler (Mrs. Van Hopper), Carl van Wegberg* (u/s Jack Favell), Matthias Graf* (u/s Frank Crawley), Oliver Heim (Ben)
Tecklenburg -- 2017 -- 72 minute highlights
Milica Jovanovic, Jan Ammann, Pia Douwes, Thomas Hohler, Roberta Valentini, Anne Welte, Robert Meyer, Mathias Meffert, Christian Frohlich
Alfred Molina, Eddie Redmayne
Hugh Panero, Steve Barton, Margaret Illmann
Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Taye Diggs, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Fredi Walker
Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Taye Diggs
Gilles Chiasson (u/s Mark), Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Shelley Dickinson (u/s Joanne), Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs, Norbert Leo Butz (u/s Steve)
Adam Pascal, Norbert Leo Butz (u/s), Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs
Adam Pascal, Norbert Leo Butz (u/s), Fredi Walker, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs
Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Jesse L. Martin, Krysten Cummings
Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker, Taye Diggs
Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Taye Diggs, Idina Menzel, Gilles Chiasson, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rodney Hicks, Kristen Lee Kelly, Jesse L. Martin, Aiko Nakasone, Timothy Britten Parker, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gwen Stewart, Byron Utley, and Fredi Walker-Browne
Broadway -- August 4, 2007 -- Matinee -- Highlights
Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Tamyra Gray, Troy Horne, D'Monroe, Merle Dandridge, Justin Johnston, Kelly Karbacz, Dana Dawson, Marcus Paul James, Maia Nkenge Wilson, Owen Johnston II, Telly Leung, Shaun Earl, Mayumi Ando
Highlights video, about 90 mintues long; contains the following songs/scenes: "Rent"*, "Glory"*, Light My Candle", "Tango: Maureen", "Out Tonight", "Another Day", "Over The Moon", "La Vie Boheme", "I Should Tell You"*, "Seasons of Love"*, part of "Happy New Year", "Take Me or Leave Me","Without You", "I'll Cover You: Reprise", "Halloween", "Goodbye, Love", "What You Own", "Y ou're Eyes" and s ongs with a * after them means those songs are audio only; filmed from row C mezzanine; some fabulous closeups. Incredible performances A-
Anthony Rapp (Mark), Adam Pascal (Roger), Tamyra Grey (Mimi), Troy Horne (Collins), Justin Johnston (Angel), Rodney Hicks (Benny), Nicolette Hart (Maureen), Tonya Dixon (Joanne).
Jay Wilkson, Adam Kantor, Caren Lyn Manuel, Michal McElroy, Rodney Hicks, Kenna Ramsey, Justin Johnsen, Nicolette Hart
Broadway -- May 31, 2008
Will Chase, Adam Kantor, Tamyra Gray, Michael McElroy, Eden Espinosa, Rodney Hicks, Merle Dandrige, Shaun Earl (u/s Angel), Caren Lyn Manuel, Marcus Paul James, Maia Nkenge Wilson, Jay Wilkison, Telly Leung, Kyle Post, Andrea Goss
Filmed from the mid-left mezzanine; first 19 minutes full stage shots, some zooms and blackouts. Gets better with lots of closeups after that; one head in a while
Will Chase (Roger), Adam Kantor (Mark), Todd E. Pettiford (Collins u/s), Rodney Hicks (Benny), Merle Dandrige (Joanne), Justin Johnston (Angel), Karmine Alers (Mimi u/s), Eden Espinosa (Maureen)
Broadway -- August 9, 2008 -- Matinee
Jay Wilkison (u/s Roger), Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Rodney Hicks, Tracie Thoms, Justin Johnston, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Eden Espinosa, Tracy McDowell, Owen Johnston II, Gwen Stewart, Kyle Post, Telly Leung, Shaun Earl, Andrea Goss
Filmed from house left mezzanine; two large people in front of taper block half of the stage so some blackouts/sound only throughout the video but still watchable. Lots of closeups, some full stage when taper was shooting blindly; video includes Renee Elise Goldberry's "Light My Candle" and "Out Tonight" from 7.12.08 Evening B
Broadway -- August 30, 2008
Will Chase, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Rodney Hicks,Tracie Thoms, Justin Johnston, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Eden Espinosa, Tracy McDowell, D'Monroe, Gwen Stewart, Jay Wilkison,Telly Leung, Shaun Earl, Andrea Goss
Act One Is Highlights. Act One contains: "Rent"(sound only), "Glory", "Light My Candle", "Tango: Maureen", "Life Support", "Out Tonight", "Another Day", "Will I?", "We're Okay", "Christmas Bells", "Over The Moon", "La Vie Boheme"; Act Two is complete, except it ends right after Mimi pops up and says she "jumped over the moooooooooon"; filmed from house right; good picture and sound. Heads in the way during the entire show. B+
Will Chase, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Rodney Hicks, Tracie Thoms, Justin Johnston, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Eden Espinosa, Marcus Paul James, Gwen Stewart, Jay Wilkison, Shaun Earl, Telly Leung, Tracy McDowell
Philadelphia, PA -- February 4, 2009
Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Michael McElroy, Jacques C. Smith, Haneefah Wood, Justin Johnston, Lexi Lawson, Nicolette Hart, Caren Tackett, John Watson, Gwen Stewart, Adam Halpin, Telly Leung, Andy Senor, Yuka Takara
Good capture of this solid tour. Video is complete, although missing the last minute of act one; some blackouts but not too bad; full stage shots the railing of the mezzanine can be seen; nice capture with amazing closeups. A
Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Michael McElroy, Jacques C. Smith, Haneefah Wood, Justin Johnston, Lexi Lawson, Nicolette Hart, Caren Tackett, John Watson, Trisha Jeffrey (SOLoist #1u/s), Adam Halpin, Telly Leung, Andy Senor,Yuka Takara
Aaron Tveit, Skylar Astin, Vanessa Hudgens, Tracie Thoms, Nicole Scherzinger, Wayne Brady, Telly Leung
Adam Chandler-Berat, Matt Shingledecker, Morgan Weed, Nicholas Christopher, Ephraim Sykes, Corbin Reid, Ben Thompson, MJ Rodriguez, Arianda Fernandez, Annaleigh Ashford, Marcus Paul James, Tamika Sonja Lawrence, Michael Wartella, Margot Bingham
Kaleb Wells, Danny Harris Kornfeld, Aaron Harrington, Skyler Volpe, David Merino, Jasmine Easler, Katie Lamark, Christian Thompson.
Itzehoe, Germany -- December 1, 2017
Benjamin Beckmann (Mark); Ruud van Overdijk (Roger); Marina La Torraca (Mimi); Anna Hofbauer (Maureen); Denise Obdekah (Joanne); Denis Edelmann (Collins); Manuel Dengler (Angel); Martin Markert (Benny)
*Non-replica; closing performance. Rumple's master
Rent Movie Shoot Footage
New York -- March, 2005
About an hour of footage of the making of the Rent movie from New York; interesting but doesn’t show much B+
Rent Party @ The Cutting Room
New York -- October 21, 2003
Hosted by Mark Richard Ford, with Justin Johnston, Todd Pettiford, Karmine Alers, Frenchie Davis, Dominique Roy, Fred Jones, Cary Shields, Matt Caplan, Loraine Velez, Joshua Kobak, Andy Senor, Saycon Sengbloh, Krystal Washington A
Rent Sings The 80's
New York -- April 23, 2008
Featuring the Cast and Friends of Rent including Karmine Alers, Crystal Monee Hall, Marcus Paul James, Justin Johnston,Telly Leung, Caren Lyn Manuel, Kyle Post,Andy Senor, Paul Stovall, Maia Nkenge Wilson, Krystal Washington.
Incluldes clips from the March 11th, 2008 show, with Harley Jay, Declan Bennett, Trisha Jeffrey, Justin Johnston, Caren Lyn Manuel, and Yassmin Alers A
Chita Rivera, Joel Grey, Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley
Chita Rivera, Liza Minnelli, Jason Alexander, Ronn Carroll, Scott Ellis
Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Anthony Dean Griffey, Robert Worle, Donnie Ray Albert, John Easterlin, Mel Ulrich
Rosie Perez, Kevin Chamberlin, Brooks Ashmanskas, Ashlie Atkinson, Ryan Idol, Seth Rudetsky, Patrick Kerr, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Terrence Riordan.
Broadway -- December 26, 2014
Hugh Jackman, Cush Jumbo, Laura Donnelly
Ron Constable, Rick Peacock
Steven Pasquale, Ahna O'Reilly, Leslie Kritzer, Andrew Durand, Evan Harrington, Lance Roberts, Greg Hildreth.
Steven Pasquale, Ahna O'Reilly, Leslie Kritzer, Lance Roberts, Greg Hildreth, Andrew Durand, Evan Harrington, Nadia Quinn, Devere Rogers
Excellent HD video with beautiful clear picture and sound throughout; great video A
Will Chase (Little John), Adam Heller (Lieutenant Nottingham), RickHolmes (P.J. Sullivan), Jeffrey Schecter (Willie Scarlatti), Eric Schneider(Robbo), Amy Spanger (Alana O’Dell), Kelly Sullivan (Marian Archer)
Constantine Maroulis (Drew), Amy Spanger (Sherri), James Carpinello (Stacee Jaxx), Tad Wilson (Dennis u/s), Mitchell Jarvis (Lonny), Michele Mais (Justice), Lauren Molina (Regina), Paul Schoeffler (Hertz), Wesley Taylor (Franz)
Patrick Lewallen (Lonny), Teresa Stanley (Justice), Nick Cordero (Dennis), Josh Sassanella (u/s Drew), Rebecca Faulkenberry (Sherrie), Casey Tuma (Regina), Travis Walker (Franz), Mig Ayesa (Stacee Jaxx)
Broadway -- December 1, 2014
Constantine Maroulis, Lauren Zakrin, Genson Blimline, Chester See, Adam Dannheisser, Frankie Grande, Josephine Rose Roberts, Paul Schoeffler, Amma Osei, Tessa Alves, Alyssa Herrera, Ericka Hunter, Josh Sassanella, Andre Ward
Rock of Ages
Ulm -- July, 2018
Sascha Lien - Drew Boley, Navina Heyne - Sherrie Christian, Thomas Borchert - Stacee Jaxx/Father, Henrik Wagner - Lonny Barnett, Andreas von Strudnitz - Dennis Dupree, Christina Fry - Jostice Charlier/Mother, Gunther Nickles - Hertz Klineman, John Davies - Frantz Klineman, Maren Kern - Regina, Johnny Warrior - Mayor/Ja'Keith.
Missing the first 4 minutes and the curtain call of the video, replaced with a part of the audio recording. Quality: A-
Drew Sarich (Rocky), Wietske van Tongeren (Adrian), Terence Archie (Apollo Creed), Alex Avenell (Gloria), Patrick Imhoff (Paulie), Uwe Dreves (Mickey), Robin Brosch (Gazzo/ Jimmy Michaels), Frank Logemann (Jergens/ Tommy Crosetti), Christopher Hemmans (Apollo Manager/ Streetsinger), Mickey Peterson (Buddy/Doktor), Stefan Leonard (Watchman/ Mike/ Bob Dunphy), Joachim Kaiser (Wisotzky/ Announcer)
Andy Karl, Margo Seibert, Terence Archie, Dakin Matthews, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Jennifer Mudge
Andy Karl, Margo Seibert, Terence Archie, Dakin Matthews, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Vince Oddo, Jennifer Mudge, Michelle Aravena, Kristin Piro, Jenny Lee Stern, Wallace Smith
Terrence Mann, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jarrod Emick, Kristen Lee Kelly, Sebastian Bach, Liz Larsen, John Jeffrey Martin (u/s), Jason Wooten, Gilbert Gottfried, Matthew Morrison, Kevin Cahoon, James Stovall, Rosa Curry, Daniel C. Levine, Yassmin Alers
Richard O'Brien, Michael Ball, Christopher Biggins, Anthony Head, Toyah Wilcox, Sophie Lawrence, Adrian Edmondson, Robin Cousins, Little Nell, Patricia Quinn, Stephen Gately
Broadway -- November 27, 2013
Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad, Brent Carver, Jayne Houdyshell, Chuck Cooper, Christian Camargo, Justin Guarini
The Royal Family
Broadway -- December 2, 2009 -- Matinee
Ana Gasteyer, John Glover, Rosemary Harris, Jan Maxwell, Larry Pine, Anthony Newfield (u/s Oscar Wolfe), Reg Rogers, Freddy Arsenault, Kelli Barrett, Caroline Stefanie Clay, Rufus Collins, David Greenspan, Joel Rooks, Henny RussellNice capture of this play but some of the second act is blacked out; one major blackout for the first 18 minutes and another for two minutes in the middle and first two minutes of act one is also blacked out; some obstruction from a couple of seats during the first act, but they're worked; no washout, and the sound is excellent. 2 DVDs
John Barrowman, Rod Steward, Connie Fisher, Barry Manilow, Adam Garcia, Idina Menzel, Meatloaf, Tim Curry, Christopher Sieber, includes musical numbers from Spamalot, The Sounds of Music, Billy Elliott, Wicked and Avenue Q.
Drew Sarich, Lisa Antoni, Uwe Kröger, Carin Filipcic, Wietske van Tongeren, Claus Dam
Vienna -- May 9, 2009
Drew Sarich, Lisa Antoni, Uwe Kröger, Claus Dam, Carin Filipcic, Silke Braas(u/s), Kai Peterson, Dennis Kozeluh, Robert D. Marx, Sascha DiCapri