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- Heidi Chronicles to close? Apr 21
2015, 11:21:28 AM
Penn & Teller is going into the Marquis and they're not changing theaters. http://pennandtelleronbroadway.com/
- Hand to God's Targeted Ads in Playbills Apr 9
2015, 05:26:24 PM
Wow, that's awesome. Shows do pick which other shows' Playbills they purchase ad space for, so it's common for ads to appear in some shows and not others based on the perceived crossover audience.
- Hamilton's 10M Advance Apr 3
2015, 10:54:40 AM
From a GM/producing end, it's absolutely true that unpaid group sales are reported in their own area in wraps but NOT in the actual advance number. They're not considered real money until they're paid, but they're certainly relevant to other decisions about promoting the show. So sure, they've shared the $10M number with the press with caveats, but internally those pending groups won't be real money yet.
- Audience Rewards just refreshed ticket inventory Apr 2
2015, 05:16:27 PM
They generally put things up as they receive them from shows and get approval on things. They probably ask shows for new dates around the same time, which would account for a bunch of new May dates going up around the same time.
- Digital Lotteries...the new thing? Mar 27
2015, 03:16:59 PM
I'm pretty sure all the shows with digital lotteries other than Hamilton have multiple pairs. Hamilton seems more like the exception.
- Fish in the Dark - Why No Late Seating? Mar 26
2015, 04:47:33 PM
It's a great policy, although I feel bad for the front of house staff. Having worked venues at the Fringe Festival in past years, where no late seating has been the policy across the board for almost every year of the festival, it can become painful to enforce even on a small scale for a tiny theater when people are literally screaming in your face. I don't envy doing it for a huge Broadway house.
- Something Rotten Previews Mar 25
2015, 05:46:36 PM
I thought that Borle's accent made total sense and sounded like he was aiming for one of the 60s British rockers.
- Something Rotten Previews Mar 24
2015, 01:07:46 PM
Saw the first preview last night as well and also had a blast. The big musical number in the first act seriously brought down the house. Standing ovation and all, as others have said.
This doesn't become an "up with musical theatre!" show, does it? A celebration of that fabulous business we call show, the two best words in the English language: musical theatre, etc etc?
It's an absolute love letter to musical theatre.
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Paper Mill Mar 18
2015, 05:03:54 PM
Always love seeing some nice casual sexism in the New York Times...
- Allegiance coming to Broadway Mar 12
2015, 01:41:27 PM
What a sad thought, Kad. I assume the first would be David Henry Hwang. Really no one else??
- Favorite FINALE in Musicals Mar 10
2015, 05:48:14 PM
Nothing gives me chills like the Cabaret finale.
- Broadway and UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT Mar 8
2015, 12:08:07 AM
And John Ellison Conlee! Since he hasn't been mentioned.
- Shopping or Selling on StubHub and Craigslist: Helpful? Ethical? Mar 3
2015, 04:40:52 PM
It's funny that people bring up how scalping offers none of that extra value back to the production. Premium seating was developed to combat that -- because if there was extra money to be made, shouldn't the show itself make it? -- and people talk about hating that, too.
- What is a reasonable price for a ticket Feb 24
2015, 04:27:59 PM
Right? I was about to say. Yankees tickets are way more affordable.
- Riedel on Hamilton transfer Feb 22
2015, 09:55:45 AM
The show may be frozen for the Off-Broadway run, but it sounds like the plan is to transfer no matter what, it just depends on when. So even if they transfer now or transfer next season, Lin probably wants more views of the show on its feet.
- Excessive tactics over taking pictures in the theater Feb 17
2015, 12:50:37 PM
One thing I haven't seen mentioned while skimming the thread is the distraction and disruption that often comes to other audience members who are in closer view of the offending party. I know that it sure distracts and pisses me off if I'm next to or behind someone who is doing things on their phone. The OP says that their theatregoing experience was disrupted by ushers swooping in quickly to intercept, but I'm sure that there were other audience members with a better view of the photographer
- THE KING & I Commercial Feb 16
2015, 04:45:58 PM
A gorgeous commercial ruined by a poor choice of voiceover.
Hah, pretty much what I came to say. The two of them look GORGEOUS, and it really is shot beautifully. It's just such a shame about the voiceover.
- Pacific Overtures Feb 10
2015, 04:51:10 PM
I've certainly spent a good deal of time browsing Wikipedia articles about Japan since watching. But it's definitely a show that I watch and go, 'I am fascinated by this, but I totally understand people who aren't. Or who outright hate it.' I can't imagine a new musical like it being produced on Broadway nowadays.
Ethel, your post honestly made me teary. I've already been sad lately about Mako after rewatching Avatar, where he was replaced by his long-time student in the third seaso
- Pacific Overtures Feb 10
2015, 11:29:16 AM
Also particularly obsessed with Mark Hsu Syers. He seems like a tenor in one number and a bass in others. Along with being kind of beautiful. Very sad to have looked him to see he passed away at such a young age.
- Pacific Overtures Feb 9
2015, 11:50:39 PM
I listened to the full production in the background while working today. Officially obsessed.