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Author:  Monsieur D'Arque [ Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:34 pm ]
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Let's list all the changes and alterations in the new revival:

Baby June is portrayed as self-absorbed and bitchy, not nice and loving to her sister.

The "beam of light" in Rose's Turn

New lyrics in "Together Wherever We Go?"

Alternate staging of the ending- no true reconciliation.

Herbie is played as a somewhat tougher, darker character.

Was Tulsa always that... um... disturbing, as he is on the cast recording? "WHYYYYY NOT, BABY JUUUUUUUUNE?"

Author:  pennypingleton1994 [ Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:55 pm ]
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Monsieur D'Arque wrote:
Was Tulsa always that... um... disturbing, as he is on the cast recording? "WHYYYYY NOT, BABY JUUUUUUUUNE?"



That wasn't Tulsa, that was one of the other boys. And when I saw it, he didn't seem disturbing, in fact he was very good.....

Author:  Monsieur D'Arque [ Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:44 am ]
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Okay. The script for the original says it's Tulsa, and on the CD it sounds like him.

The Little Lamb is a puppet.
Herbie is given more of a vocal presence in songs where he was usually just a silent participant, i.e. "Together Wherever We Go," "Mr. Goldstone," etc.

Author:  pennypingleton1994 [ Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:10 am ]
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This one might seem unimportant, but Baby June's "yessir" in Baby June and her Newsboys.

Author:  what_the_heck013 [ Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:00 pm ]
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Monsieur D'Arque wrote:
Let's list all the changes and alterations in the new revival:

Baby June is portrayed as self-absorbed and bitchy, not nice and loving to her sister.

The "beam of light" in Rose's Turn

Alternate staging of the ending- no true reconciliation.

Herbie is played as a somewhat tougher, darker character.

Was Tulsa always that... um... disturbing, as he is on the cast recording? "WHYYYYY NOT, BABY JUUUUUUUUNE?"
Well, all of these things are just different interpretations of the director. Plus, I don't think he would change the script. After all, he wrote it.

Author:  Salome [ Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:39 am ]
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there are no new lyrics in Together Wherever We Go. you can hear those lyrics on the Original London Cast with Angela Lansbury. (which if you dont own you need to ..its the best recording of teh show).

June was portrayed as a bitch in the Peter's revival. and Kate Reinders did it exceptionally well.

Author:  Monsieur D'Arque [ Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:09 am ]
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I know they're director interpretations, but interpretations can change a show a lot. Especially since the show's been considered "perfect, so let's not change a thing" for decades.

Author:  Salome [ Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:18 pm ]
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Monsieur D'Arque wrote:
Okay. The script for the original says it's Tulsa, and on the CD it sounds like him.

The Little Lamb is a puppet.
Herbie is given more of a vocal presence in songs where he was usually just a silent participant, i.e. "Together Wherever We Go," "Mr. Goldstone," etc.


uhm the only cast recording in which that happens is the OBC Herbie always sings alot in Together and he has 3 lines in goldstone.

Author:  Monsieur D'Arque [ Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:01 pm ]
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Perhaps, but the OBC and common license script give him much less to do than his Broadway counterparts over time have.

Author:  Salome [ Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:36 am ]
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well theOBC was done that way because Jack Klugman was not a singer and he didnt like his own voice. however Klugman is still the Herbie all others are judged by.

Author:  Monsieur D'Arque [ Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:59 am ]
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Yeah. He was the best-acted Herbie, singer or not.

Still, I'd love to see a great actor AND singer tackle the role- one who could match Klugman's depth, but handle the musical material as well. That's why I keep recommending Christopher Walken as a Herbie- his recent descents into camp have distracted people from the fact that he's one of the greats of this generation, and one of the last true triple threats as well.

Author:  LittleGavroche [ Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:45 pm ]
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pennypingleton1994 wrote:
Monsieur D'Arque wrote:
Was Tulsa always that... um... disturbing, as he is on the cast recording? "WHYYYYY NOT, BABY JUUUUUUUUNE?"



That wasn't Tulsa, that was one of the other boys. And when I saw it, he didn't seem disturbing, in fact he was very good.....


It wasn't Tulsa when I saw it either.
It was another one of the boys. It wasn't disturbing but actually quite funny. To me, it implied the silliness that these boys would have resorted to after so many months doing this stupid act.

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