The music legend's denial contradicts the tweets of a few audience members who claimed they saw the 56-year-old chatting up a storm during the second act. Even a star of the show allegedly complained about Madonna's lack of phone etiquette.
Hmmm, this is one tricky story!! It's definitely a case of he said/she said.
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 Loveis 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!
Stunning, sensational, dazzling and epic! These are just a few of the adjectives that first come to mind when describing An American In Paris.
It took over 60 years for this show to make it to Broadway, and it was well worth the wait!
This grand story of love and art and is done justice and so lovely and artful!!!
This is now the best show we have seen this season - by far!
Based on the iconic Vincent Minnelli film starring Gene Kelly and with a score from the Gershwin brothers, An American In Parisfeatures some of the most beloved songs of the 20th century - from I Got Rhythm to 'S Wonderful and They Can't Take That Away From Me.
An American In Paris is both classic and ultra modern. It feels like West Side Story, if it were created today.
EVERYTHING works in unison here. It is what musical theater in its most excellence should do! Everything furthers the plot along!
The songs! The dancing! The sets! The lighting! The costumes! It's all spectacular and all the vision of Christopher Wheeldon, who shockingly makes his directory with An American In Paris.
His choices are so bold and inspired! Assured! Nothing would indicate this is a first-time director!
Wheeldon's background is in ballet and he also serves as the show's choreographer. And WOW is there some dancing in this show!
No other Broadway musical has as much dancing as An American In ParisAn American In Paris! And all kinds of dance - from ballet to tap! It feels very Jerome Robbins, and that is a very high compliment!
The dance numbers are so exquisite!
The scenic design is so inventive!
We can't stop thinking about it all, and especially Robert Fairchild in the Gene Kelly role.
The entire cast is great, but Fairchild gives one of THE BEST performances we have ever seen in the theater!
Not only is he an exceptional dancer - he's a member of NYC Ballet - but he also has the vocal and acting chops to pull this all off so seemingly effortlessly.
He is working so hard on that stage but he makes it seem easy!
This is a Tony-winning performance and a timeless production that must be seen by everyone worldwide!