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  • Raul Esparza  Apr 26 2017, 02:21:03 PM

    TV is definitely not fewer hours. 

    SVU is probably not in danger of not getting renewed, but the writers strike, if it happens, could impact their schedule. They have already wrapped Season 18.

    For the rest: speculation is just the BEST, isn't it? 

    The schedule for a show like Younger is less limiting than for a show like SVU -- and not to mention the few years where he was on SVU and Hannibal, which shot in different countries a

  • Raul Esparza  Apr 26 2017, 11:51:15 AM

    Am attempting to will this into being with force of positive thinking. 

  • Raul Esparza  Apr 26 2017, 10:16:16 AM

    He's also doing this, but the only way to get tickets now is to get on the waitlist:

    http://www.playbill.com/article/keri-russell-will-lead-benefit-reading-of-wendy-wassersteins-an-american-daughter

  • Pacific Overtures previews  Apr 24 2017, 07:15:11 PM

    re: what the visual concept is, American Theatre just put up this interview, which addresses it: http://www.americantheatre.org/2017/04/21/john-doyle-directs-his-favorite-sondheim-show/

    The set is meant to represent paper/the original treaty between the US and Japan. 

  • Pacific Overtures previews  Apr 21 2017, 02:23:47 PM

    Scarywarhol said: "I keep finding in recent seasons that people (and often the artists themselves) are quick to call criticisms of a minimalist or radically overhauled production "traditionalist," like the dissenters are automatically a bunch of unimaginative stuffy old museum curators. It's often a very easy way to dismiss any notion that the take actually doesn't work. 

    Sorry, I think you misunderstood me, and also sorry if I wasn't clear.

  • Pacific Overtures previews  Apr 21 2017, 02:14:24 PM

    kdogg36 said: "I'm wondering if maybe our differing reactions to this production correlate closely with our previous engagement with Pacific Overtures. I maintain that it was a very compelling piece of theater, but I can see why others would be quite bothered by the cuts and the stylistic changes." 

    Absolutely. I have actually always thought a version of that rings true of experiences with him in general. His Company was my f

  • Pacific Overtures previews  Apr 21 2017, 02:04:27 PM

    Yeah, I overheard some unahppy people. I suppose advertising it differently could've been useful, but in CSC's defense, they have sent numerous e-mails (and send you more if you have tickets) that clearly state it's 100 minutes with no intermission. If you know the show well enough to be like, irate about changes to the libretto, then "100 minutes, no intermission" should probably tip you off that it's different. (Or maybe people just don't read.)

  • Pacific Overtures previews  Apr 21 2017, 01:48:30 PM

    I saw it. I enjoyed it. I don't know Pacific Overtures very well (although I had seen it before this production), and it's a show that I struggle to have affection for the way I do the rest of Sondheim's work, both emotionally and intellectually. I think it's a challenging show that has some great moments, and is really really smart. I think there are bits in this production that could stand to be cleared up through their preview process, and have every reason to believe they

  • AMELIE In-Person Rush  Apr 21 2017, 01:28:58 PM

    I tried it on a weekday before the holiday, which I think was spring break for a lot of places. Arrived at about a quarter of ten and there were 6 or 7 people ahead of me. I think only the first two people in line actually got rush tickets. The rest of us were told that there were a handful of seats left for the performance, but they were all full price, and that there would be standing room if/when the show sold out. I got SRO about two hours before the show. Maybe I had an unusual experienc

  • Pacific Overtures previews  Apr 7 2017, 05:30:07 PM

    I mean I'd argue that Road Show was still kind of a work in progress when John took it on. And isn't the consensus that The Visit was never really "finished" either? Maybe I am mis-remembering on that one. The only thing he removed from Company was Tick Tock, which is neither imperative nor in every production. Sweeney was intact too. I did not see Passion

    I don't think I

  • Amélie Rush  Apr 6 2017, 02:51:27 PM

    Yeah, just went back a few pages and dug that up. Thanks. 

  • Leaving items at the stage door to be signed  Apr 6 2017, 02:41:08 PM

    I did this a few times when I was a young'un and was never told it was (or responded to in any way that would suggest it was) egregious in any way. The stage door attendants were always very friendly to me, and because I was polite and not demanding, they were happy to help. I can't remember what my reasoning was, since I lived in NYC and saw shows all the time, but the most vivid memory I have of doing this was when Raul Esparza was doing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and I had a par

  • Hamilton Chicago  Apr 6 2017, 02:27:58 PM

    Maybe! That's not great, but I'm grateful for any kind of explanation, honestly -- it was just so weird to me. I spent the whole night being like, "... aren't they required to tell you?" But if I just didn't see the digital board, oh well for me, I guess.

  • Hamilton Chicago  Apr 6 2017, 02:19:08 PM

    I'd have assumed it accidentally fell out if my entire group hadn't been without inserts, as well. They didn't accidentally fall out for all of us. It's possible we just got an unstuffed batch. Which shouldn't happen, but it's not the end of the world. I was just so confused. 

    I didn't mean New York Hamilton standards, although I know shows that Jeffrey Seller produces usually do the full-cast inserts for every performance and not just the &quo

  • Hamilton Chicago  Apr 6 2017, 02:12:22 PM

    There was 30000000% not an insert in my Playbill, nor in any of my friends' Playbills and I went with a group of five. 

  • Hamilton Chicago  Apr 6 2017, 02:02:31 PM

    WHERE?! I didn't notice it walking in, but then I went looking everywhere at intermission, and again after the show was over. Is it possible they only show the cast while people are entering and then the screen changes to something else since it's digital? I'm so curious about this newfangled thing, haha. 

  • Hamilton Chicago  Apr 6 2017, 01:56:54 PM

    I'm not necessarily frustrated by the presence of understudies on stage, but I AM frustrated by what I feel like was a lack of information about who was performing. Maybe this is just ignorance on my part because I'm used to New York procedures, but I figured Broadway in Chicago would have the same standards? I went on the night of March 29th, and we had at least one understudy, I think two, but there was not a single visible or audible thing alerting us to this fact. No Playbill inse

  • Amélie Rush  Apr 6 2017, 11:05:31 AM

    Anyone try it yet? Do I have to get there early? Seat locations? Thanks. 

  • How is Adam Pascal in Something Rotten  Nov 28 2016, 03:58:33 PM

    Ha, I also saw Falsettos in the afternoon and Something Rotten in the evening last Friday.

  • How is Adam Pascal in Something Rotten  Nov 28 2016, 02:32:10 PM

    I've had so many people tell me they didn't think I would like this show, so I never bothered to see it until now. I went to see Adam, but I thought the show was delightful. Had a good time, laughed a LOT. Obviously I exist in my own world of bias when it comes to Adam, but I thought he was great. The part fits him well, and for whatever it's worth, I thought he was hysterical. I have always thought he is funnier than a lot of people give him credit for. I'm happy he's going on tour, because