I do like [Kevin Spacey’s character] talking to the camera. I need that, kind of. I don’t know what’s happening at any point in every TV show or movie. If someone like, in Game of Thrones would just turn to the camera and be like “we want to climb the wall!” I’d be like “oooohhhh, okay.
Trailer: ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ - Nov. 15
Directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Terrence Winter, starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill and Kyle Chandler.
If in America we lowered our ticket prices on Broadway, audiences could make up their own minds and wouldn’t have to rely on the New York Times as the critic to tell us what we think.
I think we have a big problem on Broadway right now where Wall Street has hijacked Broadway. They’re not in it for the love of the theater. I don’t know anybody that goes to Broadway or goes in to theater period to make money. It isn’t a money-making proposition.
There can only be one ‘Wicked’ a decade really but we have a lot of Wall St. fat cats who are money-laundering on Broadway and when they don’t get the reviews they want, they shut the play down. They’re not showmen so they don’t know how to run it or how to bring an audience in.
You have to have the ingenuity to get beyond the reviews if they’re bad. In the old days they would never let a critic tell them their show was a flop. They would find a way to outwit them.
It’s interesting - I think that there is a lot more attention on theatre and it has become more mainstream in a lot of ways than it used to be; especially because of shows like GLEE and SMASH. But, at the same time, I feel like it is getting a little bit white-washed - you know, the shows that get produced on Broadway don’t really have as much substance as they used to, I don’t think. It might just be the economy or whatever, but it seems like audiences only want light, fluffy entertainment and they don’t want serious, dark stories anymore - they don’t want to think and they don’t want to be challenged, ever. And, so, if that’s the case, it’s kind of sad to me - I want there to be FALSETTOS and HELLO AGAIN there with KINKY BOOTS and MATILDA, you know? It seems like the only shows that survive now are the big, splashy, fun, escapist shows and I am not sure if that is a good thing.
My favorite part of ‘Man of Steel’ was when Toby Ziegler saved the world.