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massofmen
Broadway Legend
joined:12/10/04
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Posted: 5/9/12 at 05:19pm
Does it have any anymore?
Phyllis Rogers Stone
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/07
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Posted: 5/9/12 at 05:20pm
I believe it lost all its power in exchange for youth and beauty.
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
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Posted: 5/9/12 at 05:22pm
We need a "like" button around here. ^^^
Can anyone tell me how the line has been?
massofmen
Broadway Legend
joined:12/10/04
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Posted: 5/9/12 at 05:23pm
it raved over LJONES and that closed in a matter of minutes, raved for BLoody Bloody and that died a quick death as well. raves for Peter and that is barely holding on. Does it have the power anymore to make or break a show as it once did? (ie: wicked a famous review)
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
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Posted: 5/9/12 at 05:35pm
No...those days are gone. Now we have access to all news sources (and reviews) as well as popular opinion.

I think SOMETIMES it can help or be the nail in the coffin -- but have a turn aroundd one way or another? Nope.

(and this has come up in recent months, I'm sure there are other threads on it.)

If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
Updated On: 5/9/12 at 05:35 PM
Back Row
Understudy
joined:4/14/12
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Posted: 5/9/12 at 05:38pm
I think it probably has the power to stomp the life out of a wounded puppy, but it does not have the power to transform that puppy into a Best of Show winner.
massofmen
Broadway Legend
joined:12/10/04
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Posted: 5/9/12 at 06:13pm
hmm i think you are right. I think theater people put much stock in it but the average public listens to usa today, wall street journal, even most NYkers read the daily news and ny post. interesting.