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Full List of Fringe Encore Series Shows!

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NuMystic
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http://nycfringeguide.com has posted the full list of Fringe Encore Series shows.

The list looks just about right based on what I've seen personally and heard from others, with the exception of 3boys being absent.

By far the best, and most original show I saw, and I'm shocked that it wasn't extended. (they were sold-out and turned away a ton of people the night I saw it)
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luvtheEmcee
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Veritas isn't on there? Wtf? I'm so surprised by that.

I'm happy for When Last We Flew, though.
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Updated On: 8/30/10 at 10:41 AM
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luvtheEmcee, it could be a scheduling issue for Veritas. Perhaps cast members already had other work lined up and are unavailable to do an extension. It happens quite often.
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luvtheEmcee
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Yeah, I am assuming that's what it might be. I'm also assuming this isn't the last we're going to see of it, either.
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I'm happy that most of my favorites that I saw are included in the list, and that I have another chance to see some that I'm sorry I had to miss.

For anyone curious: I loved GETTING EVEN WITH SHAKESPEARE and JURASSIC PARQ. I saw BUNKED and thought it was overhyped and the show itself was cliche and overall just okay. Even though it was pretty consistently sold out, I'm frankly a little surprised it was chosen for the Encore series. No, not surprised -- disappointed.

I heard really good things about SOUTH PATHETIC, AMSTERDAM ABORTION SURVIVOR, JUST IN TIME, and LOST AND FOUND, and I hope I can see all four during the Encore series.
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jagfkb
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Here's a wierd question, how would I go about getting tickets to these shows? Specifically Jurassic Parq... So much buzz
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Taryn
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I've heard some talk that Veritas might be getting picked up by someone commercially.
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NuMystic
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I think that has more to do with their not being in the Encores than any cast conflict. I heard they "declined" their invite.

I have no doubt we'll be seeing a full blown production before too long, and at ticket prices far in excess of what they would have collected through 5-6 more shows of an Encore extension.
tking001
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How do we get tix to the encore shows?
rjm516
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When exactly will these shows be on again?
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Dollypop
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I have friends who were involved in VERITAS. Here's the scoop:

Everyone realizes that this play has enormous potential. ENORMOUS. However, everyone involved with it realizes "it isn't there yet". It has been withdrawn so it can be revised and worked on.

Don't worry, you'll be seeing it again in the near future.
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Bunked was "cute" at best. VERY talented cast, but the script itself hadn't quite decided what it wanted to be.
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Can't recommend the HURRICANE KATRINA COMEDY FESTIVAL enough. And at the 300-seat Lortel there should be plenty of last-minute seats available.
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For anyone asking how to get tickets or what the schedule is, the site went live today: http://www.fringenyc-encores.com/
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Everything in life is only for now. ~ Avenue Q
There is no future, there is no past. I live this moment as my last. ~ Rent

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The Doc does the star-studded red carpet event of the 2010 Fringe Festival; JUST IN TIME: The Judy Holliday Story. Now in Fringe-Encores.
The Judy Holliday Story, and Just in Time.
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Both of these sites now have their Encore Series picks posted:



NYTheatre.com: (noteworthy or of special interest are starred)

http://www.nytheatre.com/nytheatre/festshows.php?t=11053



NYCFringeGuide.com (lots of reviews and video trailers too):
New York Fringe Encore Series Guide
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Funny, I saw both Bunked and Jurassic Parq and felt that nether were anywhere near as good as Pope. However, there has been more press and "talk" about those two musicals and very little about Pope.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed both Jurassic Parq (cute idea) and Bunked (a bit bland). But, the music in Pope is far superior, the script far more clever and funny, the ensemble cast perfectly in character and entertaining, just an all around better show with far more potential. Pope could easily become the next big "cult" musical with a little tightening up. I just don't understand why it hasn't gotten more press. The reviews I have seen have all been terrific. In fact a good friend of mine who knows I am a fan of the show forwarded this review to me the other day. This guy really hit the nail on the head with this review.

http://cabaretexchange.com/review/theatre/1346-fringe-benefits-theatrical-time-spent-in-the-vatican-in-the-schoolyard-in-a-relationship-.html

Part of the problem may be the video clips they have on the site above. They are obviously from an earlier incarnation of the show and don't do it justice at all. It's unfortunate.

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Well it's clearly made an impression and done well enough at the box office to have earned one of only 21 coveted slots out of 196 to be extended. NYCFringeGuide also gave it a top pick designation for the Encore Series.

I saw and enjoyed the show. The book is definitely in need of more work, and the show could use a stronger finish, but "What would Jesus do?" was worth the ticket price alone. Niggles aside, it was both fun and hilarious for the most part.

Did you ever catch The Cancer Play? You mentioned in the other thread you were looking forward to it, and I missed it myself but see it was extended as well.
Updated On: 9/2/10 at 06:18 PM
rjm516
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I agree; Pope! needs more work, but it could be a gem.
skyhook
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I'm going to try and get to the cancer play this time. Actually there's a few I missed the first time I may try to get to this time. I may even try and pop in to Pope again to see if they have made any changes during their break.
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Was VERITAS actually good? The story is interesting, but it seemed sold-out before it even started, so I didn't know if the hype was justified.
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Caught these two on the opening night of the Encore Series...

How My Mother Died of Cancer, and Other Bedtime Stories:
Had some good laughs, lots of heart, and a few touching moments but was very uneven and lacking cohesiveness. Not bad, but I was expecting more from an encore show.

Hearts Full of Blood:
An outstanding, shocking, and thoroughly engaging drama that also had it's share of hilarious moments. Strong performances all around, an amazing script with especially punchy dialogue in it's humorous beats, and centered on a reveal that I didn't see coming which is always refreshing. The twist is all the more potent given that the play is based on a true story. A bit more yelling than necessary at times, but that was more than made up for by it's other strengths. Way above par for fringe and highly recommended.

 
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