If you're a fan of Renée Fleming, then you will love Living On Love, the new Broadway play about an aging opera singer starring the real life opera singer.
Fleming is making her Broadway debut with the comedy, which seems to have been created as a starring vehicle for her. Unfortunately, this is no Master Class.
Fleming's singing voice, which she gifts the audience in snippets throughout the play, is a force of nature. Unfortunately, this show fails to come anywhere near her brilliance as a vocalist.
And, since she's not given the best material to work with, Fleming does not shine the way she should!
She's funny and endearing, but playwright Joe DiPietro paints her character so broad and cartoonish that she's too over-the-top and the audience doesn't root for her. The same could be said of her husband in the show, the usually superb Douglass Sills, who in Living On Love is trying so hard! Too hard! He's overcompensating for a fine but far from great script.
There are moments of greatness - and truly funny insider jokes - but those are not enough to make this overly familiar and rather generic show feel as special as it needs to be!
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Renée Fleming has some AH-mazing pipes!
The American soprano superstar, accompanied by the Armed Forces Choir, sang a stunning rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl XLVIII!
What a way to rev up the players for game time!
Ch-ch-check out the 4-time Grammy winner's patriotic performance (above)!!
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If you thought marrying 33 couples at the Grammys was pretty cool, wait until you see what Queen Latifah has next on her schedule!!
Super Bowl XLVIII has added another superstar to their list of singers as the singer/actress has been chosen to sing America The Beautiful before the game!
Queen Latifah is joining
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Wow! Why don't you tell us how you really feel?
Earlier this week, the NFL made the interesting decision to pick opera singer Renée Fleming to sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVIII!
While some were intrigued by the change of direction, others weren't so keen on the choice to pick a name that isn't in the mainstream, especially rapper French Montana!
The musician was asked his opinion on the NFL going with an opera singer, and his answer was pretty straight forward:
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Well this is certainly a change of direction!!
The biggest football game of the year is rapidly approaching as Super Bowl XLVIII is just a week and a half away, and it's finally been announced who will sing the National Anthem!
So, who was chosen?
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