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- Sleep No More is AMAZING Jul 25
2016, 10:49:43 AM
I have been twice: 2012 and 2013. The first time for me was electric. It was unlike anything I've ever experienced. The second time I went back I had 4 one on ones! It was such a personal experience and remains one of if not the best theatrical experience I've ever had. I was considering revisiting the show this December but it sounds like while its exciting for new attendees it just lacks the "it" factor it once had. Sad to hear that, I think I'll just live with the ste
- WAR PAINT - Pre-Broadway Thread Jul 20
2016, 10:51:21 AM
@Kaylee the first time I saw the show i liked the song. It was amusing. But upon seeing it a second time it felt like sentiments neither of these intelligent, albeit hurt men would make. I think the characters do need a song here to say goodbye and exit the story but I just dont think this is the one. I think the praise for the song is that its fun but that doesnt make it right for the story.
@KnewitwhenIwasinfront I think the men are absolutely vital the to the story. Th
- WAR PAINT - Pre-Broadway Thread Jul 19
2016, 10:23:05 AM
Was at the opening last night. It was a very special evening. Upon a second viewing I think Dinosaurs and Better Yourself both need to be re written. I disagree that some are finding the show generic. I found it to constantly be about the one upmanship of each woman on the other. I think the show does an excellent job of portraying that. Some tightening and minor re-writes will likely be done between here and new york but i agree on all the praise the score and the cast are receiving. Those a
- Company at The Writers Theater Jul 15
2016, 10:15:14 AM
I have not gone to see it based on the opinion of several theatrical colleagues that I trust. Apparently there are some bizarre staging choices going on in the show. I do hope you can enjoy the show, but with a constantly long list of things to see in this town I was told it was a very strong show to pass on.
- Chicago HAMILTON cast announced Jul 14
2016, 10:51:17 AM
@theatrenerd is it wrong to hope? Of course not. I am sure that if Karen had wanted to go to broadway she could have. I believe the proximity of chicago to madison played a part in it. I am thrilled we will get to see her. I expect her to be the highlight of the chicago run. However, I am part of the camp that finds Alex to be less than thrilling casting. I typically find him wooden on stage with the exception of his work in Violet which I did love. So i agree this will be time to see how the
- WAR PAINT - Pre-Broadway Thread Jul 14
2016, 10:10:24 AM
I saw it last night. I imagine by friday the show will be frozen if it isnt already to prepare for the opening on monday. Sure a few minor tweaks will be needed between now and New York but I thought it was a wonderful evening of theatre. Both women were in top form. I agree with the assessment many have made that Ebersole's Arden is a little more eloquent and restrained wheras Patti's Rubenstein is quick witted and brash. Dossett and Sills do hold their own against both women, and wh
- The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? Jul 11
2016, 11:19:10 AM
To those asking about Jeffrey, he mostly teaches/coaches now (thats how I know him, hes an excellent coach) but he works when a project he's interested in comes about. He was in Measure for Measure at the Goodman a couple years ago and recently this past spring was in Cymbeline at Yale Rep
- The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? Jul 7
2016, 10:49:33 AM
What a wonderful thread. I havent had the chance to see a production live, however I happen to be friends with both the actor who originated the role of the son on Broadway and the actor who played the role in the wonderfully received Remmy Bumppo production here in Chicago previously mentioned. I remember reading the play a few years back and being floored. I dont know that I've ever read a play as quickly as I did when i first opened the script. I think it is easily a top 3 work for Alb
- WAR PAINT - Pre-Broadway Thread Jun 29
2016, 11:24:31 AM
So exciting to hear strong buzz coming from the first preview. I am sure with David Stone attached it will be transferring. Ill be there July 13 and this has only built my anticipation. Thanks for all the early details Whizzer!
- Your Most Prized Theater Item/ memborabilia Jun 1
2016, 10:57:34 AM
I agree with what several of you have said about the true prize being the memories of performances and indeed how they inspire. As someone who knew early on that I was going to pursue acting there have been performances that stand out to me as the ones that made me want to keep going, keep studying. When I look at my playbills now, the signatures dont represent an autograph but rather the memory of how I felt after, how I had been affected. Ones that stick out to me are Michael Cerveris in Sw
- What's the best amateur performance of a musical you have ever seen? May 24
2016, 10:06:09 AM
@ Sertzo19 - I had many friends in that production of Parade and the affinity they have for it when they talk about it is unlike anything else. Years later, most of that cast is professionally working and they still consider it a highlight of their career. I wouldnt call Porchlight Amateur in the slightest though, they are an equity theatre employing several AEA performers. They do great work though and I cannot wait for Scottsboro Boys next year.
@MisterMatt I was
- Tony nom rants May 3
2016, 11:00:29 AM
I dont have a ton to rant about. But I would have liked Benjamin Walker in over Zachary Levi and I REALLLLLLLY wanted Krysta Rodriguez recognized her work as well as the rest of the spring awakening cast's work. Also, Chi Theatre Fan, I too am in Chicago!
- The 2016 Tony NOMINATIONS Thread May 3
2016, 10:29:31 AM
I am overall very happy with the list. I think the only categories that Hamilton lose out on are both Leading actor and actress. As far as snub I'm a little shocked (but have no opinion, I havent seen it) that Benjamin Walker was beat out by Levi. I'm also sad that Krysta Rodriguez was overlooked for her performance in Spring Awakening as well. It would have been a nice ode to the production. Also. wow its been ages since ive posted and its good to be back!
- What is NIna Arianda up to? Jul 22
2013, 04:00:31 PM
Ever since her tony win I know I haven't heard much of what she's up to. Is she filing anything? Does she have any works in progress? I know she was a part of the reading for the into the woods movie but I don't think she's been attached to the film. Just curious what she's up to I want to see more of her work!
- Best Advice You Ever Got From A Broadway Show Jul 22
2013, 03:56:24 PM
When you've had an and and you're back to or, makes the or mean more than it did before
No day but today
- The Glass Menagerie opens in Off-Loop Chicago production Jun 3
2013, 11:32:57 PM
I saw the production in its original run earlier this year and was blown away. The final moments of the show were haunting. I have never seen such a raw, new imagining of this material. If you are in the Chicago area and havent seen it I urge you to. Also, the Jeff Awards were tonight (for those not in chicago its like they Helen Hays awards or the drama desks) and the actor playing the gentlemen caller won for his work in this show.
- Pippin Revival Cast Recording First Listen EW May 28
2013, 04:44:11 PM
My only gripe has already been stated and thats the fade out on Spread a Little Sunshine. Normally I wouldnt care but I felt like that number which normally doesnt thrill me was a show stopper in this production. Had it ended the way it does in the show and had some more of the dance music I think it would have come across as it did on stage. Otherwise the recording is excellent!
- How Many Of The 40 Broadway Theaters Have You Been To? May 20
2013, 07:59:06 PM
Bernard B. Jacobs
I've been in the Eugene O'neil the most, 4 times.
- Tony Performance Predictions May 14
2013, 11:51:15 PM
Kinky confirmed they are doing Everybody Say Yeah. That is the only thing I believed thats been confirmed thus far.
- PIPPIN on Letterman tonight May 14
2013, 11:50:18 PM
Thanks for this, watching it now in chicago. I wonder what they'll do.