Auggie27, because the balcony seats were/are the cheapest tickets available, they went first. A friend looked for a single seat in the balcony the other day and the first available date he was given was a Donna Murphy performance in June.
Alex Timbers cast a group of actors who did a developmental lab of the show. He had scheduled another reading using largely the same actors. In the interim, he was let go and Michael Grandage was hired. Out of courtesy, Grandage used the actors put in place by Timbers (including Wolfe and Murin) for the already-scheduled reading. After that reading took place, everyone had to re-audition for the lab happening next month. Patti M
The Savoy in London is a three-tiered space with 1,150 seats. Of the houses in the Shubert portfolio, its closest contemporaries would be the Broadhurst (with 1,156 seats) the Jacobs (with 1,078 seats,) and the Schoenfeld (with 1,079 seats.)
I've heard they're shooting to come in at the beginning of 2018. Casey Nicholaw opens MEAN GIRLS out of town in DC this October so the most logical thing would be for them to begin rehearsals immediately thereafter before he will presumably
A falling out is really the only thing that would explain them ending things so abruptly.
I'm sad to see them go, but the writing's been on the wall that something was going on for a while. They stopped making video content all together after the Tonys this summer, which used to be the foundation of their brand. They kept up the podcast after that (which I loved,) but there would be weird times that didn't seem planned where they'd miss epi
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.