THE PERFORMERS Reviews

NewYorkTheater
Broadway Star
joined:1/23/10
THE PERFORMERS Reviews
Posted: 11/14/12 at 10:42pm
I am surprised that many of the reviews are as positive as they are. If the newspaper reviewers were permitted to repeat some of the raunchy jokes (as I can do online below), the show might not strike their readers as quite as sweet and old-fashioned as some of them are making it out to be.


The Performers Review: Gag-worth Gags about Porno on Broadway
Updated On: 11/14/12 at 10:42 PM
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
THE PERFORMERS Reviews
Posted: 11/14/12 at 10:44pm
But Brantley liked Ari, as it was predicted.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
THE PERFORMERS Reviews
Posted: 11/14/12 at 10:47pm
Well she's a blonde, so of course he loves her.
MamaQuiche22
Swing
joined:11/13/12
THE PERFORMERS Reviews
Posted: 11/14/12 at 10:48pm
I am new here but why do bloggers post their reviews in these threads? Are they consider real reviewer?
willep
Broadway Legend
joined:9/20/08
THE PERFORMERS Reviews
Posted: 11/14/12 at 10:59pm
Count me in the camp of people who didn't really care for this show. I wouldn't say "hate" but enough that I am surprised so many people here are practically raving about it. I also just kept thinking of Jennifer Tilly during Ari's performance...and would be surprised if she got a nomination, personally.
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
THE PERFORMERS Reviews
Posted: 11/14/12 at 11:03pm
jeffmiele
Broadway Star
joined:11/6/07
THE PERFORMERS Reviews
Posted: 11/14/12 at 11:27pm
To answer your question MammaQuiche. My interoperation is that bloggers don't hold nearly the amount of weight that a review from the New York Time would, as should be assumed. But they speak to their individual environment which many bloggers write for. Many get asked to come, as a blogger like me often does. But when it comes to the impression of the show I think producers would, obviously, first look at ticket sales then look at someone like Brantley or Isherwood than me. Again, bloggers speak for who their audience is and if they are asked to come and review a show than the press representatives or another group associated with the show feel it is worthwhile for that blogger to come by and review the show. Here is my review, http://tinyurl.com/actzo4c , what readers make of it is what they make of it.
chanel
Featured Actor
joined:1/28/04
THE PERFORMERS Reviews
Posted: 11/15/12 at 12:06am
Village Voice online:

"Like sex it's guilitly enjoyable while it lasts, but afterwards you think,
Did I really need to do that?' "

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/dailymusto/2012/11/the_performers_1.php
WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
THE PERFORMERS Reviews
Posted: 11/15/12 at 12:45am
The Post is negative for the play, but very positive for the cast (two stars): http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/theater/xxx_performers_flaccid_eobnAMNJ8nhYemSVMR7IRN
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
egghumor
Broadway Legend
joined:3/9/11
THE PERFORMERS Reviews
Posted: 11/15/12 at 01:10am
Absolutely no malice intended toward anyone associated with this new play, but merely a prediction. This show will be gone by Jan. 5.
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
THE PERFORMERS Reviews
Posted: 11/15/12 at 02:30am
^Cheyenne's bod will get them past Jan. 5.
That's right! Underscore mother-fu@#ers!
bobs3
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/12
THE PERFORMERS Reviews
Posted: 11/15/12 at 10:17am
I gotta ask. Jenni Barber? Are those real or prosthetic?

Updated On: 11/15/12 at 10:17 AM
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
THE PERFORMERS Reviews
Posted: 11/15/12 at 10:24am


^ Not real
iluvtheatertrash
Broadway Legend
joined:11/9/04
THE PERFORMERS Reviews
Posted: 11/15/12 at 10:27am
I spent the whole show wondering the same thing, bobs3.
"I know now that theatre saved my life." - Susan Stroman
bobs3
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/12
THE PERFORMERS Reviews
Posted: 11/15/12 at 11:26am
From the mezzanine they certainly looked real but I am going to assume that they were just the magic of creative costume design.

Updated On: 11/15/12 at 11:26 AM
darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
THE PERFORMERS Reviews
Posted: 11/15/12 at 12:03pm
I have to say, this seems like fun, but the kind of disposable guilt-free fun that shouldn't cost much more than $15. It sounds like the premise of a fairly entertaining B comedy film- maybe get Jason Bateman or Will Arnett as the reporter.

But at today's theatre ticket prices, seems a bit much.
gymman
Broadway Star
joined:6/12/05
THE PERFORMERS Reviews
Posted: 11/15/12 at 02:50pm
Yes, indeed...we paid 75.00 per ticket 2 weeks ago, and the play is really sentimental sitcom with some very talented actors. The running time is only 90 minutes, but even that lags in spots (Winkler explaining to Jackson about true love, for heaven's sake!)
NewYorkTheater
Broadway Star
joined:1/23/10
THE PERFORMERS Reviews
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:44pm
Who here is surprised that The Performers is closing this Sunday, after 23 previews and 7 regular performances?
The Performers Review: Gag-worth Gags about Porno on Broadway
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
THE PERFORMERS Reviews
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:47pm
Bah

Updated On: 11/15/12 at 07:47 PM

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