There's a feature on Arden in the LA Times where he says he wanted to cast different actors to play each lead role in each time period but Sondheim wouldn't allow it because George Furth always intended for them to be played by one actor throughout the show. It sounds like this "shadow selves" idea was his attempt at a compromise.
The first review is out in The Wrap and it's mixed to negative.
Has anyone used their LincTix yet? I know they check ID to verify the age for the member whose name the tickets are under, but because they're allowing one person to buy two tickets for this production, are they also checking ID to verify the age of the member's guest?
Much like Vogel, it's equally as astonishing that Lynn Nottage has yet to be represented on Broadway either. RUINED not transferring after its staggering and continuously extended run at MTC remains a mystery (something I know Nottage herself has also expressed frustration with.)
Further proof that female writers are still sorely lacking in support when it comes to commercial theater.
To clear up some of the confusion in this thread: the official press release the show put out announcing the recent cast changes made no mention of Daveed or Renee extending their contracts. That information was reportedly separately in the Hollywood Reporter, which cited an independent "source" as having confirmed it. Almost all of the theater publications that announced the cast changes then lopped the information about David and Renee into their stories as if it was also being of
If Bette only wanted to do 7 shows a week (and committed to appearing in every performance), wouldn't it be a better decision to only offer 7 performances a week? That's what they just did with Long Day's Journey Into Night.
That's precisely what I've heard is being planned.
Klea Blackhurst was a wonderful Dolly at Goodspeed a few years ago. She'd be an ideal standby for Midler given how similar a presence they have.