@sachinbahal yeah, I wrote the post last weekend and the trailer came out a few days later... and I forgot I wrote that
And the first cancellation of the season goes to… Viva Laughlin.
I can’t say as I’m surprised. As usual, we try to import a show from England and we totally botch it up. With Hugh Jackman involved I had some hope of it being a worthy copy of Blackpool, which I enjoyed, but, alas, it sucked.
They did so much wrong it’s hard to even begin to figure out where it went wrong. I think namely the actors sang WITH the original singers was part of the problem. The writing was flat, most of the acting was over-the-top, and it just didn’t catch the right vibe of the original.
Oh well, I kinda knew this would happen, but I still checked it out, and now I have one less show to worry about.