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Peter Stone Quotes and Sayings

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Musicals are written and then rewritten.
Those things used to happen on the road.
Now they are done in New York during preview performances.
- Peter Stone

This is a revolution, damnit!
We're going to have to offend somebody!
- Peter Stone

I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace,
that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a congress.
- Peter Stone

At early previews, the theater gossips are there,
wishing you ill every night.
They don't grant you any slack.
Agents are in from Hollywood.
Your friends are there.
People who are going to spread the word-of-mouth.
If something doesn't work, everyone will know.
- Peter Stone


I grew up on musicals, and I know they are quite the thing now,
but I'm actually a little indignant,
because I started taking singing lessons years ago -
I put the time in!
- Marisa Tomei

I would like to do some musicals.
- Andy Lau

I was always drawn to Broadway musicals,
and obviously composers like Gershwin,
Rodgers, Berlin and Porter were writing music that
I found wildly impressive.
- Marvin Hamlisch

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In so many musicals today, the story is moved forward by a song.
I don't think we're gonna try to do that.
- John Mellencamp

I also loved musicals because I was a dancer.
- Donna Mills

I will be singing primarily all the songs from the
musicals that I have been in from over the years.
- Elaine Paige

The musicals had a good, happy feeling,
saying that the world is a better place.
They say it's not reality, but who cares? There's too much reality these days.
- Shirley Jones

I'm not gay, so I don't know much about Broadway musicals.
- Norm MacDonald

The movie adaptations of stage musicals that I've seen,
without exception, in my opinion don't work.
A lot of people would disagree with me.
- Stephen Sondheim

Look at the darkest hit musicals - Cabaret,
West Side Story, Carousel - they are exuberant experiences.
They send you out of the theater filled with music.
- John Lithgow

I don't think today's younger audience...
would even know what 1920s musicals were like.
- Julie Andrews

In college, I started out doing musicals and Shakespeare.
- Ray Liotta

But I think musicals are going to have to deal with important subjects.
- Vincente Minnelli

But I wish they would make a musical of some kind.
I miss musicals so much.
You don't see them anymore.
- Dick Van Dyke

A lot of people are going to hate me for saying this,
but one of my least favorite kinds of music,
or the kind of music that I feel I've so got out of my system,
is musicals music.
- Guy Pearce

There are wonderful museums with lots of photographs of 1920's musicals.
- Julie Harris

And, I'd never done Tennessee Williams,
and I had done Broadway musicals, so it was a challenge.
- Andrea Martin

When you're doing the traditional musicals,
singing songs that are 40 and 50 years old,
you realize there's a reason why those musicals are hits.
These are amazing songs!
- Tom Wopat

I started training for musicals since I was a boy.
- David Hasselhoff

The only stuff I don't like are Broadway musicals.
I hate them.
I don't even like to talk about it.
I can't bear musicals.
- Laurie Anderson

We all sing about the things we're thinking;
musicals are about expressing those emotions that you can't talk about.
It works a real treat.
- Anthony Head

Of course I've done musicals here in London.
- Norman Wisdom

I was the lead in two musicals, and I took dance classes.
- Corbin Bleu

I wasn't straining at the bit to become a movie star
any more than I had plotted to get out of vaudeville
and into Broadway musicals.
- Ethel Merman

Sometimes I like to play the soundtracks to famous
musicals so we can all sing along.
South Pacific is one of my favorites.
Our neighbors must hate us.
- Louise Brown

I have to go back to my younger days,
when I just adored Hollywood musicals.
- Julie Harris

I started out doing musicals.
- Zooey Deschanel

That's what I think musicals will come to.
No backstage stories, nothing of that sort.
- Vincente Minnelli

Being known for musicals is a great thing.
- Zac Efron

I did musicals from about age 10 to 18.
- Alison Lohman

There is already huge public interest in stage musicals.
- Tim Rice

Musicals are plays, but the last collaborator is your audience,
so you've got to wait 'til the last collaborator comes
in before you can complete the collaboration.
- Stephen Sondheim

Well, the musicals give emphasis to love,
longing, melancholy, sadness.
All of that is always there.
- Ismail Merchant

It's nice to establish yourself as an actor first and a singer second.
Proof is such a tremendous piece of work,
and I'm incredibly lucky to be a part of it.
I'm sure that the musicals will happen in the future,
- Neil Patrick Harris

I would love to be in musical theater and be on Broadway.
If someone were to offer me a position to do something like that,
I wouldnt pass it down.
Im a huge fan of musicals and I really want to do that.
- Michelle Branch

Corny answer is of course is that everyone who wants
musicals are children in different ways,
aren't they? So you think of them in different ways.
There are things of mine I'm sorry haven't come here.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

I think you should make more movies,
more musicals.
I think the public deserves that.
I think this country deserves to be able to get out and foster that talent.
Give them an opportunity to become stars.
I think the whole idea is wonderful.
- Donald O'Connor

I'm going to take the kids away over Christmas but I don't,
I've written 14 musicals now, I don't want to rush
into doing something just for the sake of doing it.
I want to do it when I find a story.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

I do know one thing: I wish people were doing more dangerous musicals,
more courageous musicals and not just falling into
the trap of trying to figure out what the public wants,
because you find out that the public very often wants what's good.
- Hal Price

I grew up doing musicals.
I've done so many musicals in my life,
I kind of got them out of my system.
But, I certainly would be open to them.
Rocky Horror Show is a big favorite of mine.
- Guy Pearce

I love fantasy.
I love horror.
I love musicals.
Whatever doesn't really happen in life is what I'm interested in.
As a way of commenting on everything that does happen in life,
because ultimately the only thing I'm really interested in is people.
- Joss Whedon

Musicals are, by nature, theatrical,
meaning poetic,
meaning having to move the audience's imagination and
create a suspension of disbelief,
by which I mean there's no fourth wall.
- Stephen Sondheim

No, writing musicals is the hardest thing in the world.
And it was really funny, because I remember when the
South Park movie came out,
there were some critics that said, 'Well it's obvious
that in order to get it to be 90 minutes they filled some time with music.'
- Trey Parker

I loved old black and white movies, especially the
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals.
I loved everything about them - the songs,
the music, the romance and the spectacle.
They were real class and I knew that I wanted to be in that world.
- Sharon Stone

If you know what you want to do, as I always loved musicals,
and then to have been lucky enough to be successful with them,
I think that's all you can ask isn't it? I think I
don't really think too much about it.
I am a bit shy socially, yeah, I admit that.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed,
and debated intensely.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

I grew up in a very religious family.
I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

I would be most content if my children grew up to be
the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly
of building enough bookshelves.
- Anna Quindlen

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them,
and I am a poet of memory.
- Philip Levine

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around,
and I definitely want to have children as well.
- Heidi Klum

I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
- Frank Langella

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

Manifesting that order of poetry where we can at last
grow up to that which we stored up as we grew.
- Seamus Heaney

I grew up in Sydney in a very political household,
where we were all for the underdog.
- John Pilger

We grew up in a very creative environment and were
exposed to the arts at a very young age,
so it's not a surprise that all of us are in some form of the arts.
- Spike Lee

I grew up with six brothers.
That's how I learned to dance - waiting for the bathroom.
- Bob Hope

I grew up in the suburbs of Sydney, an arid kind of place,
but every day I took the ferry across the harbour to get to school.
I'd watch the ships coming in and going out.
- Pamela Stephenson

Well, I grew up between Holland and Israel and then
moved to France when I was eleven.
- Keren Ann

I'm one with New York, and New York is one with me.
I grew up there; there's no escaping it.
We're like Siamese twins, if you separate us,
I'll die.
- Adrian Grenier

I grew up thinking of snow as a luxury you visit.
- John Landis

I didn't have parents, so I lived in people's homes...
And because I grew up with no parental role models,
I learned to become my own friend, eventually my own
father and my own mother.
- John Lone

And where I grew up in Australia, surfing was a part of culture.
- Marc Newson

I grew up speaking both languages, and for me that's really important.
- Jon Secada

I wasn't hanging around the movie theaters in New York where I grew up,
a Manhattan brat.
- Peter Bart

We grew out of the superhero comics,
but we still liked comics,
so we started putting our own experiences in the stories
we were doing for our own amusement.
- Gilbert Hernandez

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