THE BEST MAN Reviews

751guy
Understudy
joined:3/27/11
THE BEST MAN Reviews
Posted: 4/1/12 at 11:03pm
Not sure why they're not on here tonight, but other than the usual dribble from Isherwood at the NY TIMES, the other notices I've been reading online (Hollywood Reporter, Philly Inquirer, Newsday, Theatermania) all seem to be positive.

Congratulations to everyone involved with Broadway's THE BEST MAN.
The number of people who will not see a show they don't want to see... is unlimited. Oscar Hammerstein
751guy
Understudy
joined:3/27/11
THE BEST MAN Reviews
Posted: 4/1/12 at 11:04pm
The number of people who will not see a show they don't want to see... is unlimited. Oscar Hammerstein
751guy
Understudy
joined:3/27/11
THE BEST MAN Reviews
Posted: 4/1/12 at 11:05pm
The number of people who will not see a show they don't want to see... is unlimited. Oscar Hammerstein
751guy
Understudy
joined:3/27/11
THE BEST MAN Reviews
Posted: 4/1/12 at 11:05pm
The number of people who will not see a show they don't want to see... is unlimited. Oscar Hammerstein
751guy
Understudy
joined:3/27/11
THE BEST MAN Reviews
Posted: 4/1/12 at 11:06pm
The number of people who will not see a show they don't want to see... is unlimited. Oscar Hammerstein
751guy
Understudy
joined:3/27/11
THE BEST MAN Reviews
Posted: 4/1/12 at 11:07pm
The number of people who will not see a show they don't want to see... is unlimited. Oscar Hammerstein
751guy
Understudy
joined:3/27/11
THE BEST MAN Reviews
Posted: 4/1/12 at 11:09pm
The number of people who will not see a show they don't want to see... is unlimited. Oscar Hammerstein
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
THE BEST MAN Reviews
Posted: 4/1/12 at 11:26pm
I think Ishrerwood's brain is constipated.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
THE BEST MAN Reviews
Posted: 4/1/12 at 11:38pm
Lansbury = TONY nom.
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
THE BEST MAN Reviews
Posted: 4/2/12 at 01:35am
Isherwood just doesn't like the play.. he gave the last revival in 2000 a negative review for Variety.
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
THE BEST MAN Reviews
Posted: 4/2/12 at 05:52am
Not sure why they're not on here tonight..

Because the majority of the posters on this board are only focused on the musicals and the "divas."

That's why you won't really see any threads on MAGIC/BIRD, either. It's about sports....it goes over their heads.



chanel
Featured Actor
joined:1/28/04
SexyPants88
Understudy
joined:12/29/11
THE BEST MAN Reviews
Posted: 4/2/12 at 10:48am
Larroquette = TONY nom.
proud new New Yorker (okay, proud new Astorian)
751guy
Understudy
joined:3/27/11
THE BEST MAN Reviews
Posted: 4/2/12 at 12:07pm
< Because the majority of the posters on this board are only focused on the musicals and the "divas." >

Figured since ANGELA LANSBURY is (rightly so) held in such high esteem, the notices for THE BEST MAN would generate some interest.

When a show opens, I tend to come here to the message board to find the reviews and reaction all in one place. Last night, I had to search the internet and found it a tad peculiar there was no discussion here.

Off to the OPENING NIGHT of END OF THE RAINBOW later this evening. Considering the strong feelings here about the portrayal of Judy Garland in this play, I would venture it'll be kind of quiet again tonight on this board. Maybe EVITA will be the next show opening to generate discussion?


The number of people who will not see a show they don't want to see... is unlimited. Oscar Hammerstein
jstarr2
Chorus Member
joined:12/2/11
THE BEST MAN Reviews
Posted: 4/2/12 at 12:43pm
Curtain Critic has 13 reviews up and is scoring it:
75 Overall
80 Cast
82 Script
81 Tech
http://www.curtaincritic.com/Shows/GORE_VIDAL_S_THE_BEST_MAN_REVIEWS-127.html


Updated On: 4/2/12 at 12:43 PM
SexyPants88
Understudy
joined:12/29/11
THE BEST MAN Reviews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 12:12pm
I didn't see any of these reviews posted, but they're all pretty good!

Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303816504577319301583029494.html?mod=WSJ_ArtsEnt_LifestyleArtEnt_2

Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-giltz/theater-best-man-squeaks_b_1397885.html

Variety
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118052208?refCatId=15

Time Out New York
http://www.timeout.com/newyork/film/the-best-man-drama

NY Mag
http://www.vulture.com/2012/04/theater-review-the-best-man-is-necessary.html


Can James and Angela be moved to featured? Does James having the final bow at the curtain call cause any problem with that?
proud new New Yorker (okay, proud new Astorian)
Will42
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/10
THE BEST MAN Reviews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 01:36pm
Lansbury will obviously be petition to be put in featured category. I'm guessing same will be done with James.
Playbilly
Broadway Legend
joined:3/30/12
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Posted: 4/3/12 at 02:06pm
It's a great show! Loved the way they made the theater resemble a convention floor. Larroquette should get a second Tony Award. Liked the whole cast except Butler. Thought she was a little obvious.
"Through The Sacrifice You Made, We Can't Believe The Price You Paid..For Love!"
beautywickedlover
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/07
THE BEST MAN Reviews
Posted: 4/4/12 at 05:08pm
Entertainment Weekly gave the show a "B" in case no one saw the review.

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20364394_20583662,00.html