I saw the show last night (Monday) and it was just breath taking. I'll admit I didn't know much about the show going into it sans a few songs here and there, but my exposure to it was limited compared to say Les Mis. I saw Billy as The Engineer and the adorable little girl that alternates Tam.
I was so swept up in the story and score and just loved every epic moment. Eva is an incredible Kim and you just feel every movement, every heartbeat and her voice is gorgeous. Billy
Wouldn't Denee [and Josh Groban subsequently] be Featured and not leading? Perhaps I'm wrong, but the Tony rulings done around the time of Great Comet, Falsettos, Dear Evan Hansen, etc never mentioned Denee nor Josh being considered leading. Plus, their headshots appear on the same page as all of the other featured performers [excluding the ensemble].
I went into this not sure what to think and I had never seen the movie so the source material wasn't something I was familiar with. The show needs some trimming and cutting, but ultimately I really enjoyed the show and Andy Karl and Barrett Doss are so charming and deliver fantastic performances and lead a really wonderful ensemble.
There was the tech hold I mentioned above and intermission definitely felt a little longer than intended, but the show ran smoothly des
Finding Neverland (Nov. 21-26, Academy of Music). The Color Purple (Dec. 12-17, Forrest Theatre). Waitress (Feb. 13-18, 2018; Forrest Theatre Something Rotten! (Feb. 27-March 4, 2018; Academy of Music) School of Rock (March 27-April 1, 2018; Academy of Music) On Your Feet! (April 10-15, 2018; Academy of Music). Disney’s Aladdin (June 13-July 1, 2018; Academy of Music)
So far: Waitress, Something Rotten, Aladdin, Color Purple, School of Rock, and Finding Neverland for the Kimmel Center season. That's a pretty stellar line up to me. I do also hope Les Mis is part of the upcoming season.
The tour is coming to Philly in two weeks and I was wondering for those who have seen it - Do they still make entrances from the house like they did on Broadway or has everything been staged accordingly for entrances to be done simply from the wings?
^ Ryan gets two shows a week generally - he tends to tweet the schedule when he gets it. In Philly, Ryan did the Saturday and Sunday matinees, but it varies city to city and as I said he tweets his schedule when he has it. The alternating of Jerrys began on Broadway with Garen being the original alternate doing the matinees on Saturday and Wednesday and has been adapted to fit the tour schedule with Ryan.