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- FringeNYC Aug 23
2015, 10:22:47 PM
Two more tonight!
The Mad Scientist's Guide to Romance, Robots and Soul-Crushing Loneliness
I gotta admit, I loved this. I'm very much the target demo for this crowd -- the less than common combination of musical theatre lover and sci-fi geek -- so take what you will from that. But overall, I found it was clever, sweet, and well-written. There's a number or two that could use tightening, either in the writing
- FringeNYC Aug 22
2015, 07:45:07 PM
So! I've seen a number of shows so far. A few solid ones, one more than solid, one very much less than solid. I haven't hit a WOW one yet, but word is I might tomorrow night when I see Schooled
Straight Faced Lies
Solid dysfunctional family dramedy with strong acting. A little overwrought in places, but has a lot of really good honest moments.
I Want To Kill Lena Dunham
- Met Stops Blackface Use Aug 6
2015, 03:32:42 PM
"again, blackface is racist and inappropriate. All I'm saying is that i believe in color blind casting. Aleksandrs is gonna kill it"
Colorblind casting was developed to give more opportunities to minority actors to play roles that are traditionally played by white actors without any story-based necessity. It was NOT developed to give white performers minority roles. It does not apply both ways.
- Met Stops Blackface Use Aug 6
2015, 03:23:07 PM
Yeah sure, blackface has no cultural context entrenched in racism and oppression via dehumanization, make-up's just make-up it's all totally fine! I don't understand the history of racial oppression in America so it's fine!
- Met Stops Blackface Use Aug 5
2015, 06:02:30 PM
This would sure mean more if they also weren't going to have a white singer doing the role.
Whenever people are like BUT NO BLACK ACTORS/SINGERS CAN DO IT I'm like, one, **** you when's the last time you held auditions calling for them, and two, maybe you shouldn't do ****ing Othello then.
- FringeNYC 2015 Aug 5
2015, 04:18:05 PM
What are people excited to see this year? What do folks predict the big hits of the festival are gonna be? It's always so hard trying to decide what to see with so many options!
- Stonewall Aug 5
2015, 01:28:01 PM
Wow that's sure white and cis
- Broadway and Minorities Jul 25
2015, 02:52:37 PM
There are ways to have conversations with the writer community about the diversity of the world and how we can explore all those possibilities in a diversity of writing without "telling writers what to write about."
Like, why does everyone jump from A all the way to Z when this comes up like we're going to put writers into a room and take away all their white characters and force them to write.
- NYMF 2015 Jul 10
2015, 11:11:17 AM
I'm super excited for some friends of mine to bring back POPE, which played to great success at the Fringe a few years ago. Totally biased, but it's a great show. (And I loved the show because I was friends with them, so maybe a bit less biased.)
- Streaming The Tonys Jun 7
2015, 11:24:02 AM
CBS has an All-Access thing that includes streaming live TV that you can get a week free of: http://www.cbs.com/live-tv/
- My Dream Is Coming True - Original Cast Of INTO THE WOODS Reuniting In NYC May 29
2015, 03:08:30 PM
Lol not really strange. Someone at their box office was sitting there watching the event as soon as it went on sale to start flipping prices as tickets sold.
I'm excited to have my pair for the 2pm!
- Broadway Theaters with center aisle May 6
2015, 04:47:18 PM
I thought of the Golden, too, but it looks like it may not have it currently:
- Molasses to Rum (1776): why? May 3
2015, 11:32:52 PM
I mean -- it is a good political strategy. Rutledge takes out all of the leverage of Adams and Jefferson, who are coming at slavery with the obvious moral arguments. But of course, Jefferson has slaves that he's, you know, going to free -- later. Adams' has the leg up of not owning slaves, and attempts the superiority of being from the North, where slavery was not as proliferate. Except the North was in fact enabling and profiting from the whole trad
- 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.