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Totally agree about Murphy, she was HORRENDOUS in into the woods this summer. They literally changed the tempo and signature of Stay With Me, because she couldn't sustain anything. She kind of a hack these days :-/

Also, is it me, or does she have a very strange, almost Brooklyn accent when she sings?

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Didn't catch her in Into the Woods. Glad I didn't. The entire production sounded dreadful.


I hated her as Fosca.

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Actually, the production of ITW was AMAZING as a whole, but Murphy, Adams and O'Hare were so miscast as the main three, they definitely dampened the PERFECT concept and direction.

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These are ones that I find are overrated in terms of not worth the hype and/or praise they get, as opposed to being absolutely terrible.

Idina Menzel
Lucy Durack
Maria Mercedes
Patti Lupone
Ethel Merman
Kristin Chenoworth
Sutton Foster
Neil Patrick Harris
John Barrowman
Uwe Kröger
Annemieke van Dam
Wietske van Tongeren
Ruthie Henshall

Again, not saying that they're bad, just that there is better.


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I detest Anne Hathaway. I love me some Murphy, but her Witch wasn't great. Denis O'Hare's Baker was absolutely abysmal, ugh.

And Terrence Mann totally isn't overrated, lol. Like, come on.

For me:
-Patti LuPone - I agree with Dawn. In the right role, she's brilliant. But when she's not in the right role, hoo boy. Brace yourself.
-Jane Krakowski - I really just can't stand her. She's SO mannered it hurts.
-Michael Cerveris - I really dislike him in most roles, and I can't place why.
-Colm Wilkinson - Even as Valjean, I find him kind of unbearable.
-Lea Salonga - I actually like her a lot, but HOLY CRAP her Fantine was so, so awful.

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-Lea Salonga - I actually like her a lot, but HOLY CRAP her Fantine was so, so awful.

Her Grizabella was terrible. Maybe she has a problem playing dying prostitutes?


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Mungojerrie_rt wrote:

Ethel Merman
Sutton Foster
Ruthie Henshall

Again, not saying that they're bad, just that there is better.


I have to disagree..Without Merman ,the who concept of the broadway diva wouldnt exsit..she wants the fines actress but she was a HUGE presence..commanded the stage like no other.

Sutton Foster..she can play anything..such a talent,actress,singer,dancer..and so much energy. she makes bad shows worth seeing.

Ruthie Henshall...dramatic,comedic,sexy, coy, she can sing,acting and dance like no other...can play ingenues,street whores, ladies and hicks. such range.

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Disney-Bway27 wrote:
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And Terrence Mann totally isn't overrated, lol. Like, come on.

-Colm Wilkinson - Even as Valjean, I find him kind of unbearable.


Well maybe overrated is the wrong word for Terrence, I just find him crappy.
And FINALLY someone who agrees with me about Colm, I mean he seems like a nice guy but omg just...ugh

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Another performer I find terribly overrated is Catherine Zeta Jones. I have never been struck by any of her performances. People are impressed when a beautiful woman can act a little bit. If it wasn't for her looks, I doubt that anyone would think twice about her work. She has yet to show that she can really play a role of depth. As Velma Kelly, she was credible but far from deserving of an Oscar, especially when she was competing against the likes of Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore.

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But in all fairness, Moore is quite far away from being top notch. Did you see her in An Ideal Husband? Her Chevely was laughable. And I thought her Palin missed the mark severely, as well. She's definitely overrated in my book.

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I think Julianne Moore is a brilliant actress (and also very beautiful). She was very good in Game Change -- she captured not just Palin's persona, but the actual woman, and brings real humanity to her despite the limitations of the script. If anything I think she is underrated. She was robbed of an Oscar for her performance in Far From Heaven (which, by the way, will be opening as a musical at Playwrights Horizons).

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I like Zeta-Jones's Oscar win. She was easily the best thing about the movie, and she was probably 2nd best of the nominees, only behind Streep. Moore WAS robbed for Far from Heaven, but lol, she was far from Oscar-worthy for The Hours. Actually very little about The Hours was Oscar-worthy.

Now Zeta-Jones in Night Music...that I'll never understand. Awful.

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