Episode 55: Backstreet’s Back Alright!

Patty tries to make it through the podcast after being sat directly next to Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys at Disaster. After recounting her experience, she tells Emily about The Woodsman and they discuss Eclipsed. They also go over theatre news, including the disappointing 1776 casting, Wicked‘s digital lottery, and Pump Boys & Dinettes at Paper Mill.

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3 thoughts on “Episode 55: Backstreet’s Back Alright!

  1. I would not want to sit next to a celebrity at a show. Especially if it was someone I really liked and felt like I could be friends with (vs. just a famous person). It would be way too distracting.

    Crazy coincidence! I also just saw The Woodsman. It was really lovely. I won’t say it wasn’t surprising but it was exactly what I wanted it to be. I only had two issues. One, I understand that they were going for a kind of Appalachian/folksy/Etsy vibe but I wish there had been more diversity in the casting because there’s no reason it couldn’t have worked. Maybe in future incarnations, when it’s not all the original people, they’ll have a more diverse cast. Second, I wish the ending was a little clearer and more resolved.

    Oh, thanks for recommending Emily Dickinson: Paranormal Investigator. It was pretty fun. I really loved Poe and Helen. I wish there had been more… but I get that they had an hour and I was impressed with what they managed to do though the character of Emily was a little too stoic and obscured for me.

    I still haven’t listened to 1776. Aside from the diversity issue, I have no idea how to feel about this cast in terms of voices/character/etc.

  2. I discovered your Youtube reviews a few weeks go and I’ve been obsessed with them and then your podcast! Then I listened to this one and literally squeed out loud. Why isn’t Brian Littrell doing Broadway???

    Random question for you ladies:
    How do you store your Playbill and ticket stub collection and other theater memorabilia? I have collected a ton in the past 10 years that I no longer hold onto every playbill. I save my tickets in a giant stack in a box but I may need to get a bigger box soon. And I don’t really buy memorabilia anymore because I don’t want to amass more stuff or have the room to display them. Problems, problems.

  3. A couple dream casting ideas…

    Stephanie J. Block as Grace
    Carolee Carmello as Miss Sunshine (the Candice B. character)

    9 TO 5:
    Carolee Carmello as Violet
    Alice Ripley as Judy
    Annaleigh Ashford as Doralee
    Lillias White or Ann Harada as Roz
    Norbert Leo Butz as Franklin Heart

    Andy Karl as Frank
    Stark Sands as Charile
    Alysha Umphress as Mary
    Orfeh as Gussie
    Nathan Lane as the Producer (I forget his name, but Gussie’s husband before Frank)
    Laura Osnes as Beth

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