- WAS BBAJ a really bad musical? Oct 5
2015, 10:50:34 AM
Agree with Kad. It lost something in the transfer, but I still ****ing loved that show.
- WAS BBAJ a really bad musical? Oct 3
2015, 11:30:49 PM
I loved BBAJ both Off-Broadway and on, but it's true it lost a special something it had at the Public when it transferred.
- Spring Awakening: Triggering? Oct 2
2015, 01:05:46 PM
I mean, Melchior even talks earlier in the show about how amazing it must be for a woman to basically fight/protest and then submit to a man. Really, I think it's a big indication of how Melchior reading up on all the physical facts about sex doesn't actually mean he knows everything about sex -- he clearly doesn't really understand or appreciate the emotional ramifications of it all. Melchior doesn't escape from the overwhelming oppression of ignorance, even when
- Spring Awakening: Triggering? Oct 1
2015, 03:06:12 PM
Definitely just talk to your friend and be frank about it. A lot of times people who have triggers don't necessarily need to avoid these topics entirely, but do much, much better handling them with warning and the ability to prepare their heads. (I can still remember the strength of my reaction to the suicide in the original production, and that was before I lost my own brother to suicide; it still hit harder seeing the revival, but I would definitely have wanted to know it wa
- 1776 Casting Sep 24
2015, 12:38:51 AM
It might be piggybacking off of Hamilton, but really -- who cares? It still gives actors of color a shot at some awesome roles that they'd almost never be considered for in a production of this calibre. I'm all for it.
- FUN HOME on TDF??? Sep 22
2015, 11:20:26 AM
Sadly, it won't let me purchase even a single for tomorrow night.
- Shuffle Along artwork Sep 11
2015, 06:01:32 PM
I swear someone was asking who the ad rep for the show is, even though I can't find it now, but for the record it's SpotCo.
- 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