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Member Name: WiCkEDrOcKS
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Birthday: 3 - 30
Gender: Male
Location: NY, NY
Favorite Show(s): A Chorus Line
August: Osage County
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Into the Woods
Les Misérables
Next Fall
next to normal
Spring Awakening (Musical)
Sweeney Todd
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
West Side Story

Favorite Performer(s): Laura Benanti
Betty Buckley
Norbert Leo Butz
Kristin Chenoweth
Christine Ebersole
Harvey Fierstein
Sutton Foster
Jennifer Holliday
Hugh Jackman
Nathan Lane
Angela Lansbury
Patti LuPone
Audra McDonald
Idina Menzel
Kelli O'Hara
Bernadette Peters
Chita Rivera
Sherie Rene Scott

Currently Listening To: Anything and everything!

Most Recent Message Board Posts:
  • FOX doing RENT Live  May 12 2017, 05:32:25 PM

  • Bette Midler - Tony Nominee Press Day  May 4 2017, 12:27:53 PM

    No, Bette did not attend.  Nor did Kevin Kline.

  • What will they perform at the Tonys?  May 3 2017, 04:01:37 PM

    I'd love to see GROUNDHOG DAY do a "If I Had My Time Again"/"Seeing You" mashup.

  • If you could guarantee one 2017 Tony nominee, who/what would it be?  May 1 2017, 11:40:09 AM

    I ask this question yearly, and I always love hearing what everyone says. 

    Say you had the power to guarantee one 2017 Tony nominee. What/who would be your single dream nomination (either presumably something you don't think will get the actual nomination tomorrow, or something you would absolutely love to see get recognized)? And why? 

  • Appropriately timed 2017 Tony predictions  Apr 28 2017, 10:41:04 AM


    Riedel is an idiot.  There are five slots for the performance categories.  Does he bother doing any research before writing?

  • ANASTASIA Previews  Apr 14 2017, 11:52:14 AM

    Unfortunately, this was one of my least favorite shows of the season.

    It's so incredibly dull and boring from start to finish.  The performances came across as amateurish at best (save for the pros: Mary Beth Peil, Caroline O'Connor, and John Bolton, who were all fine but have all been much better - with much better material).  Ramin is totally wasted in an underwritten, thankless, and ultimately unnecessary and pointless role.

    I didn't like the sets - thou

  • GROUNDHOG DAY Previews  Mar 31 2017, 04:00:53 PM

    I loved this show so much.

    It takes about 20 minutes to really get into gear, but I think that's just the nature of the plot.  I loved the score, the book, the orchestrations, the sets...  The direction is total genius and Andy Karl is brilliant.  It's my favorite new musical of this season (so far).

  • CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews  Mar 30 2017, 11:34:31 AM

    Is it worse than ADDAMS FAMILY...?

  • HELLO, DOLLY! Previews  Mar 29 2017, 12:43:34 PM

    Pretty sure it's just because Wednesday matinees aren't in as high-demand as evening or weekend performances.

  • SWEAT Reviews  Mar 26 2017, 10:15:58 PM

    After SIGNIFICANT OTHER, this is the second show this season that made a particularly risky transfer on the strength of an Isherwood rave - only to get a mixed review, post-transfer, from Brantley. 

    The third is INDECENT. Should be interesting to see what he has to say about that one. 

  • Best Leading Actress in a Musical 2017  Mar 21 2017, 04:15:59 PM

    My money's on Midler, Ebersole, LuPone, Noblezada, and Osnes.

  • THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Previews  Mar 17 2017, 11:27:19 AM

    The thing about farces is that they need to build in order to work.  They should get more and more ridiculous and fast-paced as the show goes on.  The problem with THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is that it starts at 10 and has nowhere to go from there.  

    The jokes get tired very quickly and the show could easily be an hour with no intermission.  It's all well-executed enough and the actors are all very game, but the shtick gets old after thirty minutes.

  • GROUNDHOG DAY Previews  Mar 16 2017, 10:16:25 PM

    Shit happens. Glad they handled it well by inviting everyone to come back. 

  • HELLO, DOLLY! Previews  Mar 15 2017, 11:13:28 PM

    How was Jen Simard?

    Did the title number stop the show? How is the choreography? 

  • HELLO, DOLLY! Previews  Mar 14 2017, 05:25:02 PM

    Odd that they haven't yet released a photo of the cover of the Playbill, no?

  • COME FROM AWAY Previews  Mar 12 2017, 10:07:02 PM

     The only comps during previews were for the creative team in the last row of the orchestra.  

    Well... I attended on a comp and I am neither a critic, nor am I on the show's creative team. So this is not accurate. 

  • COME FROM AWAY Previews  Mar 12 2017, 10:47:51 AM

    See, I loved ONCE. 

    COME FROM AWAY, not so much. 

  • The Light Years previews~  Mar 11 2017, 09:40:40 PM

    Any other reports on this?

  • COME FROM AWAY Previews  Mar 11 2017, 01:04:14 PM

    Sabrelady, chill out.  I do know for certain that the performance I attended was highly papered.  It was a press performance and the producers wanted an enthusiastic audience.  I can't speak for other performances, but yes, the show I attended was, in fact, highly papered.

    As for the direction, for me, the way Ashley handled the numerous characters and storylines was clueless.  I found it confusing, busy, and unfocused.  C

  • COME FROM AWAY Previews  Mar 11 2017, 12:04:50 PM

    I have no idea what show I saw, but I guess I'm in the minority - I disliked it.  A lot.

    An incredibly monotonous score, weak performances, clueless direction, no dramatic tension at all.  I'm all for original musicals, but this one was rough.  Jenn does sound fantastic during her solo - but the song is trite and unmemorable.  

    Nothing about the show resonated with me emotionally either - none of the stories or characters were developed