As I recall, the published one is a rehearsal draft and they recently announced they were going to release a paperback of the performance script. I haven't seen or read it, so I couldn't tell you how different it is. I would guess not too much though.
I did SRO for the evening show today as well. The line forms to the right of the doors, going West towards the stage door and the Golden/Jacobs. They form the line for people attending the matinee in the opposite direction, so it was wasn't too crazy.
ETA: sorry, had that annoying page glitch and didn't see that whatdoesntkillme had already answered!
1) The Great Comet - as others have said, it's so hard to pick just one moment, I adore the entire show. That being said, I will go with Dave Malloy's "Dust and Ashes". He kind of ruined Josh Groban's version for me. Extra GC mention to the moment when the ensemble joins in that song, from the onstage seats the sight and sound of them in the orchestra and mezzanine was just gorgeous.
The love and appreciation this show has for its fans makes me love this show even more. I'm such a vanilla person (white, no tattoos/piercings/odd hair colors) that I will never get chosen, but obviously that won't stop me from submitting!
I can't for the life of me find where, but I really remember Dave Malloy talking about it and he said "Mos-cow" was how he grew up pronouncing it and so that is what he had them do for the original production, and they changed it because he discovered it wasn't the proper pronounciation. But maybe I am totally making that up, who knows. If I find it, I will post it.
That's because it is a different actor. I personally prefer Blake Delong on the original recording, his Bolkonsky was more scary while Nicholas Belton's is played more for laughs. And I just prefer his Andrey as well.
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The real question is - can anyone tell if they actually used the background vocals they recorded of us in the hall? It honestly doesn't sound like it, but I don't mind, as the experience itself was WAY more worth it than being on the recording for a few seconds. Would love to know anyone else's thoughts on this?"
I am finally home from work and on my first listen. I love the better sound quality than the original recording, but I miss the intensity of the music, which seems a bit toned down here. The changes are a mixed bag for me, for example I love the new ending of The Duel with its orchestrations, and I love the added ensemble in The Ball, and the changes (vocally and orchestrations) on Charming. Dust and Ashes is an incredible song and I just keep loving it more and more, although after hearing D