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  • Kiss of the Spider Woman  Apr 12 2015, 10:08:23 AM

    I wonder what will become of that reading with Audra McDonald, Alan Cumming,and Steven Pasquale...

  • Broadway question about the film Birdman.  Mar 25 2015, 09:02:29 AM
    You know how some people will talk about a Batman or sci-fi movie and be like "This isn't scientifically accurate because...."
  • FISH IN THE DARK: Lottery? Rush? Standing Room?  Mar 23 2015, 07:26:15 PM
    Has anyone gotten standing room? How early did you get there?
  • Any rush stories?  Mar 22 2015, 04:14:25 PM
    The references to Cambodia are super, super relevant. How could one think otherwise?
  • DISENCHANTED at The Westside  Mar 21 2015, 11:20:03 AM
    Disney is definitely not involved. They don't own copyrights on these characters. And they can sing pieces of songs, as Buddy Plummer says, since it's parody.
  • SKYLIGHT Previews  Mar 20 2015, 11:25:26 PM
    Surprised you liked it so much Whizzer. It starts out quite promising, but ultimately I didn't find it engaging, emotionally or intellectually. The social issues discussion felt so heavy handed, and not ultimately connected to the story in a very meaningful way. I meant it IS connected, but it felt so superficial. I like Nighy and Mulligan as actors very much but didn't find either of them great. In fact, I think Matthew Beard gives the best performance, albeit in a much smaller role.
  • NYTimes: Sex & Violence, Beyond the Script  Mar 15 2015, 10:02:57 PM
    Thank you somethingwicked.
  • The Acting Company Presents The Rose Tattoo with Patti LuPone and Bobby Cannavale?  Mar 9 2015, 07:51:59 AM
    Interesting. Acting Company Present at the Friedman, though? That's odd. Could it be a benefit reading?
  • THE HEIDI CHRONICLES Previews  Mar 2 2015, 09:10:42 AM
    I can't believe people are calling this dated. It felt fresh and relevant; it could have been written yesterday. Acting was excellent. Pinkham will probably win a Tony.
  • Parade Concert at Lincoln Center  Feb 17 2015, 09:10:19 AM
    It was Alfred Uhry.
  • CONFIRMED: Second Stage buys Helen Hayes Theatre; venue to be renamed  Jan 12 2015, 09:11:20 AM
    I'd rather see 3 new American plays housed at the Papa John's Theatre every year than Rock of Ages run for 5 years at the Helen Hayes.

    Disclaimer: I actually do really like Rock of Ages. But you understand my point.

  • Side Show in German.... Oh, my!  Jan 12 2015, 09:07:01 AM
    The reason blackface carries such a negative connotation in America is because of minstrel shows, which is almost exclusively an American form of entertainment. So no, blackface in Europe is not considered as "wrong" as it is in the US.

    As Mr. Nowak says, it doesn't make it right, but that's why it still happens from time to time there. I remember someone posted a clip from a few years back of a production of Ragtime where someone was in blackface.
  • re: Side Show Previews  Nov 6 2014, 11:39:09 PM
    I haven't seen this production yet, but in what world is Ryan Murphy (!) a better choice to direct anything than Academy Award winner (albeit for writing) Bill Condon?

    Not to mention the producers didn't want a Hollywood director. They wanted to produce this show on Broadway which already had a director.
  • DISGRACED Reviews  Oct 24 2014, 08:46:24 AM
    I haven't seen the Broadway production, but I adored the play at LCT3 so I'm happy for these raves!

  • Side Show Revival Will Have a Cast Recording  Oct 3 2014, 03:54:30 PM
    Why should it be two? It's a more traditional book musical now; it's not sung-through.
  • ON THE TOWN previews  Sep 24 2014, 05:45:55 PM
    GilmoreGirlO2, I don't think Christoph is suggesting that individuals changes their mind, but the tenor of the overall consensus changes because a critical consensus has been reached. If I see something in previews I might say it's "good" but if I saw it after opening (when the reviews were mostly raves), I'd probably be more likely to say it was great.
  • ON THE TOWN previews  Sep 24 2014, 04:25:40 PM
    Christoph, you wonder why "word of mouth on the forum can change dramatically on dime after opening night"? Easy. A critical consensus is reached, and people are swayed or change their opinion to match.
  • THIS IS OUR YOUTH Reviews  Sep 17 2014, 12:20:43 PM
    Correct. No member of the audience need apologize for feeling irritation, disgust, or anger at being subjected to reprehensible, loathsome, or annoying characters on stage. But nor should that be a qualification for judging a work? Kenneth Lonergan may want us to feel some empathy for these characters, but he is highly critical of them. So I don't even see how your point is valid. Do you think Lonergan finds these people/characters model citizens or something?
  • THIS IS OUR YOUTH Reviews  Sep 17 2014, 06:52:17 AM
    Of course one can argue whether the play itself is good or not, or whether Kenneth Lonergan is a good writer or not. But how likable any or all of the characters are is so irrelevant as to whether a work is good or not. A similar conversation was had about Bad Jews last year.

    I mean, the central characters of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf are not exactly what I'd call likable. I'm not comparing the plays, but I've never heard any one say that play was bad BECAUSE the characters are
  • THIS IS OUR YOUTH Reviews  Sep 16 2014, 01:39:51 PM
    Is there any worse criticism in the history of narrative art than "the characters are unlikeable"?