I didn’t trot up to the mezz for a full look, Luscious, but I’d guess those options are correlative and should both be perfect. The next time I see the show, it will absolutely be from the mezz. I spent portions of the show gazing at it in envy.
I haven’t read the whole thread, so I apologize if this has been covered/mentioned, but I would strongly advise against the furthest-downstage “onstage” seats at tables. Firstly, they’re absolutely not onstage and shouldn’t be sold for those prices. You’re essentially on the orchestra level (yes, there’s a small lip, but come on), sitting against/directly below what there is of an apron, and so you’re craning your neck upward for t
I agree that it’s a misguided and/or misphrased question. My tastes gravitate toward more overtly “serious” theater, which I would prefer to describe as theater that challenges me intellectually. That said, a number of not-so-challenging musicals are among my favorites. THE PAJAMA GAME, GUYS AND DOLLS, and DAMN YANKEES come immediately to mind. And there are a number of serious-minded and challenging musicals that, for whatever reason, I have no use for. I feel
A friend and I were recently talking about this. I don’t think there is any new information. It was reported last year that he’d produce the cycle for HBO, but then early this year when it was announced he’d direct “Fences” for theatrical release, the HBO cycle deal was never heard of again. Maybe he and Scott Rudin are waiting to see how “Fences” performs before moving forward with any more of them.
Thank you so much to everyone (except After Eight) for weighing in with your impressions here. I’m in the process of trimming a 10-show list down to a 3-show list, and these reviews have made chopping this one easy.
neon, honest question – is publicly hating on this show going to be a hang-up for you? This happens once in a while, where a poster doesn’t like a show and, rather than being content to voice that opinion and move on, they have this compulsion to not let any praise (or even sometimes mention – see: After Eight) of the show go by unchecked.