James2 said: "The primary thing keeping me away from this production is the notion of a three-person orchestra playing my favorite musical. To those who have seen it, how does the music sound with these orchestrations?"
This is how I feel as well. If it see it, it'll be for Norm and Carolee only. I am tired of reduced Sondheim. Thankfully the current Sunday revival has a full orchestra, two pieces larger than the original.
I definitely agree the chromolume won't make or break the show, but it's more of a spectacle in this production, more than ever before. I don't blame others for wanting a good view of it, but it definitely won't ruin the show if it's partially obstructed.
carayip said: "The article implied that Jake prefers money over a chance for awards. But somehow I doubt he actually gets paid much in this production, especially if they really want to recoup."
He publicly commented on this
"But don’t hold your breath for a Tony: The show ends its run April 23, before nominations are announced, so the producers decided to withdraw it from consideration. “These awards are partially about getting attention and
The show ends its run April 23, before nominations are announced, so the producers decided to withdraw it from consideration. “These awards are partially about getting attention and making sure people see shows that are still running,” Gyllenhaal notes. “There’s no reason to usurp any of that.”
The curtain call was JUST added. So Jake looking a little confused is forgivable.
Also. I respect your opinions, but George isn't a happy go lucky character, I think Jake plays the brooding disconnect very well, I don't feel it's a lack of interest or boredom. And Jake looks great, why should they make George look sexier? The other characters find George attractive, but I don't think he's supposed to be a sex symbol.
Another note, they changed the color of Jake's dress shirt in act two to blue, it closely matches the color of Annaleigh's dress, which is a nice touch. It definitely seems that they are tinkering with minor things throughout previews.
It's always great reading your thoughts, Whizzer! I agree with most of it, although I think I enjoy Ashford's Dot more than you do. I saw both Ben Platt and Jake today and this truly could've been an exciting Tony competition. I really wish this production was eligible, but I understand their reasoning.
Regarding the second act, funny enough, I have seen comments on social media where people have been enjoying that act better. Like you, I've always connec
Somebody posted this on the show's Facebook and I don't think it could be worded any better.
"A brilliant and honest production of one of Sondheim's beloved classics. Mr. Gyllenhaal and the rest of the company are superb. The simple yet sophisticated production design was the perfect frame to the talented artists that make the stage come alive."
'Honest' perfectly describes this production. It exudes so much warmth. If any of you are going ton
MinnieFay said: "This is a production that is best seen from the front mezz. The first 5-6 rows in the orchestra are good for Act I --- but you're going to miss a major aspect of Act II from those seats."
Do you know If the new chromolume scoring is by Michael Starobin and is it all pre recorded? I know the conductor wore head phones for it which is a sign that at least some of it is pre recorded.
:) I can't explain how powerful "Sunday"' is in this production. The extra chorus members must be filling out the choral arrangement, because the power is staggering. You are in for such a treat! I am so excited to read more opinions this week.