Thursday, June 19, 2014
Just Jim Dale
Jim is, perhaps, most well known for his portrayal of P.T. Barnum in the 1980 Broadway musical Barnum. More recently, however, cult followers of J.K Rowling all over the world would know his voice as the narrator of all 7 of the audio books for the Harry Potter Series.
Notice that I have only great things to say about this talented gent. However, in another epic fail of the Roundabout Theater Company, we subscribers have been subjected to yet another cheap excuse for a show. While Jim Dale is a treasure of the American and British culture, this show is yet another example of Artistic Director Todd Haimes' fledgling budget. This "show" is nothing more than a cabaret act. Roundabout is stretched very thin and simply cannot afford to put on 6 quality shows any longer (even if 3 of them are off-Broadway).
Shame on you (again) Roundabout. I hope you wake up ad shake things up. If you hold onto the pipe dreams of somehow producing the next big hit to fund your coffers all the while financing the rest of your seasons cheaper and cheaper on the backs of your subscribers, you are doomed to extinction.