Leap Of Faith Previews

jamiekennywicked
Broadway Legend
joined:1/25/09
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/2/12 at 04:52pm
Is anyone going to the first preview of Leap of Faith tomorrow night or the invited dress tonight (assuming there is one?)
I'm a huge Menken fan and am looking forward to hearing how the show differs from La after several re-writes.

''With the number of people I ignore, I'm lucky I work at all in this town'' - Helena Bonham Carter
Updated On: 4/2/12 at 04:52 PM
Deena Jones
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/03
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/2/12 at 04:53pm
I'm going Thursday
Jane2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/13/04
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/2/12 at 05:50pm
I'm going to the first preview tomorrow night!
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egnarotsew
Stand-by
joined:5/17/11
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/2/12 at 05:53pm
I am going tomorrow night.
CockeyedOptimist2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/10/10
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/2/12 at 07:33pm
I'm going tomorrow night! Can't wait.
mc1227
Broadway Legend
joined:7/29/07
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/2/12 at 07:41pm
going this weekend and really looking forward to it.
"are you two going to renew your vows"? "Why, did they expire??"
raladony2
Swing
joined:9/29/11
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/2/12 at 09:03pm
How are the balcony seats in this theater?? I know they r selling $29 tix for previews.. Tnx
djdan1079
Chorus Member
joined:3/20/12
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 01:42am
I will be there and will do some tweeting at intermission as well as after the show. Follow me @djdan1079. Will also be writing my thoughts for thebroadwaycriticblog.com

jacobtsf
Broadway Legend
joined:6/12/04
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 08:54am
raladony- The balcony is VERY HIGH! It is a great view, but many don't like how high it is. I am personally fine with it and there are some theatres with worse.
David walked into the valley With a stone clutched in his hand He was only a boy But he knew someone must take a stand There will always be a valley Always mountains one must scale There will always be perilous waters Which someone must sail -Into the Fire Scarlet Pimpernel
JoanBennett
Understudy
joined:3/19/12
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 01:28pm
So excited to be going tonight! Raúl Esparza is so good at everything he does, Sondheim included. Loved him in Company and Rocky Horror. I hear amazing things about him in this. Can't wait!
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 01:39pm
Why does this show seem tired to me before it even starts?
I was kinda excitd about it 6 or so years ago.
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 03:43pm
Really interested to hear how this is... I wonder if any big changes were made to the set.
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 06:54pm
I hope it's a success. All this talk about it squeezing in at the last second, etc. I hope it all wasn't for naught.
winston89
Broadway Legend
joined:6/18/06
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 07:31pm
I will second what was said about the balcony at the St. James. The last time I sat up there was for Gypsy. However, I still remember feeling that the staircase leading up to the balcony never seemed to end. The view wasn't that bad, it was the never ending staircase that was the issue.
"If you try to shag my husband while I am still alive, I will shove the art of motorcycle maintenance up your rancid little Cu**. That's a good dear" Tom Stoppard's Rock N Roll
rosscoe(au)
Broadway Legend
joined:8/20/05
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 08:09pm
Joan Bennet you seemed to have made up your mind about the show before seeing it!
Well I didn't want to get into it, but he's a Satanist. Every full moon he sacrifices 4 puppies to the Dark Lord and smears their blood on his paino. This should help you understand the score for Wicked a little bit more. Tazber's: Reply to Is Stephen Schwartz a Practicing Christian
luvtheEmcee
Broadway Legend
joined:12/9/03
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 08:22pm
Really heartbroken to be out of town for this. I probably won't be reading any reports because I want to stay in the dark about the revisions and specifics until I see the show for myself over the summer, but I hope everybody has a great time, and that this is, finally, everything the show deserves to be.
A work of art is an invitation to love.
Kalimba
Broadway Legend
joined:4/5/06
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 08:29pm
I'll be there this week. Can't wait.
751guy
Understudy
joined:3/27/11
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 10:40pm
< All this talk about it squeezing in at the last second, etc. I hope it all wasn't for naught. >

Well, Producer Daryl Roth WAS the driving force, the one who put together THE NORMAL HEART last season... rather quickly and you know what happened with that one...
The number of people who will not see a show they don't want to see... is unlimited. Oscar Hammerstein
Brian07663NJ
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 10:53pm
I was there.... I am still a bit stunned. WTF was that? I wasn't moved. I couldn't have cared less about the characters. For a composer who produced some amazingly memorable scores I am finding it absolutely impossible to remember a single tune and I just left the theater. This show will need a miracle. Even reworking it is going to be difficult to imagine.

I did like the set. At times the lighting was well done. Choreography was energetic.

For one last laughable moment my suspension of disbelief was broken by.... The price of gas! One set was at a gas station showing that gas cost $3.99 The show took place over three days and by the end of the show...three days later...the price of gas had still not gone up!

Feel bad for all involved because a lot of work went into the show but it just isn't working.

Up next: Apr 01 Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Apr 05 Charo at RamsHead OnStage; Apr 07 Lady Gaga at Roseland Ballroom; Apr 13 Amaluna next to Citi Field; Apr 18 Disney Junior at MSG Theatre; May 06 Aladdin; May 13 Artpop Ball Lady Gaga at MSG; Jun 07 Varekai in Bridgeport, CT Jul 12 1:30pm Side Show; Jul 12 8:30pm Fantasia w/National Symphony Orchestra; Aug 16 The Visit: Williamstown Festival
Updated On: 4/3/12 at 10:53 PM
humbugfoto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/16/07
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 11:21pm
What is laughable about $3.99 for gas? The current average price of gas in Kansas is about $3.75, and prices are stable. The most expensive gas in the entire state is $3.99. And in a small town like Sweetwater, they wouldn't get a delivery between Friday and Monday so there's no reason to change the price. And even if they did, that doesn't automatically mean the price would change.

Sarcasm is an allergic reaction to stupid people.
Updated On: 4/3/12 at 11:21 PM
dtzumbrunnen
Broadway Star
joined:6/30/08
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 11:22pm
Kind of agree with Brian07663NJ. There were some nice moments, but the story felt disjointed and there were quite a few plot points that seemed to just come out of nowhere.

I was also racking my brain during the first act, trying to remember what wearing a red hanky in your right pocket meant, since that's where Raul's always was.
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 11:27pm
It means Jerry Herman.
Can anyone tell me how the line has been?
broadfan327
Featured Actor
joined:3/20/08
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 11:29pm
I was there tonight, and I agree with Brian. Raul was good in the role, but the problem is I didn't care about him or any of the other characters. I had the same problem with Catch Me If You Can. The book is very cliched and weak, IMHO, and nothing that we haven't seen before in various other works. I didn't care for the sets. Having a live cameraman during the revival scenes was distracting for me and served no purpose other than to display the action on various monitors throughout the house. The score is forgettable.
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 11:30pm
Here is a picture of the curtain for all the curtain geeks like me...

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"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 11:31pm
Do they run throughout the audience?
circusliz
Broadway Star
joined:11/19/05
Leap Of Faith Previews
Posted: 4/3/12 at 11:33pm
Wow. The show has So.Many.Songs. Like, nonstop songs. I actually found myself missing plain old dialogue.

On the road of life, do not pause for suicidal chipmunks who freeze in your headlights, seeking death by your tires...

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