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DAMN IT! My Rumor Didn't Pan Out! Laurie Metcalf Coming to Broadway in ?Th

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I was hoping for a transfer of "A Long Day's Journey Into Night" but this also looks great!


Anyone see this downtown?
Metcalf Coming to Broadway
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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M SO HAPPY!!!! I missed this off Broadway and have been PRAYING for a transfer!!
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^Ditto..can't wait for this!!
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Laurie Metcalf is death on Broadway. I hope she has better luck with this show.
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She's been in 3 Broadway plays: 2 flops, 1 hit. Not box office gold, but not poison either. She'll be in a non-profit subscription house anyway, so the issue ain't really pertinent here.
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Shame that LONG DAY'S JOURNEY won't be transferring over. Saw it a few weeks ago, really a fantastic production.
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I thought she was supposed to be staring in the Mamet play with La Lupone this fall?
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dreaming
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I wanted Long Day's Journey to get over here! Darn!
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Good for her, championing this new play, rather than bringing over yet another revival of a much-seen play. And she was great in it, too.
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E.Davis - they announced a few weeks back that Debra Winger was replacing Matecalf in The Anarchist:




http://broadwayworld.com/article/Debra-Winger-Replaces-Laurie-Metcalf-in-David-Mamets-THE-ANARCHIST-Stars-with-Patti-LuPone-this-Winter-20120605
Updated On: 6/21/12 at 04:05 PM
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who says Long Day still won't transfer.....
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newintown-I've never seen Long Day's Journey staged-and I'm an O'Neill lover. I have also been keeping up with the articles on her remarkable performance-she has transformed the character. I hardly find it unnecessary to revive this production, which has garnered positively glowing reviews.
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I saw this off-Broadway and she was excellent. The play may not be brilliant, but she really gives a tour de force performance. After all the transfers this season I was thankful there weren't any announced yet for the coming season, but this is one performance I don't mind seeing again.
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Metcalf is breathtaking in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY.
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I've seen Long Day five times, and though I always find something to enjoy about it, I'm glad Metcalf is committed to a new play. Many famous actors these days only want to come in with a revival of a proven hit; finding one who'll take the time and effort to develop a new work is rare and commendable (to me).

I only wish Jim Parsons, Jessica Chastain, Edie Falco, etc. felt the same...
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dreaming
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Well, those of us who are too young to have seen the original or any subsequent productions will greatly appreciate The Heiress and did enjoy Harvey.

I would have preferred Long Day, as the material for this piece is rather weak.
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I'm sure there were those who felt the same when Long Day, Harvey, and The Heiress premiered. Fortunately, there were more people then championing new work.
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Considering two of those three playwrights won Pulitzers, I'd say the numbers are against you.
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newintown
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And perhaps this playwright will win one someday, too. Or does your crystal ball say "no," O Dreaming Gypsy?

And what "numbers" are you talking about? I don't recall mentioning any numbers...
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I meant your referral to 'those' whoever they were, that felt the aforementioned pieces were weak compared to the acting. (Not dissing the acting-Metcalf is brilliant.)
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No, you misread me; I meant that there were probably people like you who would have preferred to see a revival of Father Knows Best or Abie's Irish Rose back when The Heiress and Long Day premiered.

I didn't say how many there were; just that there will always be people who prefer revivals to new work.

But then, I clearly think this play is better than you do.

Updated On: 6/21/12 at 04:42 PM
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I prefer a good play, whether it's a revival or new work.
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@newintown: Hey now! Edie Falco starred in that new Chloe Moss play at Naked Angels last year, she supports new work!
P.S. YAYLAURIEMETCALF.

Updated On: 6/21/12 at 05:27 PM
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Edie Falco is doing a new play by Liz Flahive at MTC this coming season alone, newintown, so she hardly fits your description of artists not wanting to support new work. She's origniated plenty of roles on stage over the course of her career, and as the poster above said, she just did Chloe Moss's THIS WIDE NIGHT for Naked Angels two years ago.

For as much as Falco works on film and television, her dedication to continuing to do theater on a consistent basis is remarkable. I'd say the same thing about Jessica Chastain, who is doing a play at the height of (quite literally) the busiest career in Hollywood at the moment.
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Updated On: 6/21/12 at 05:36 PM
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I'm sure her performance will only grow from what is was off-Broadway last year. And it was pretty spectacular then.
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This just reminds me of Linda Lavin in THE LYONS.
I wonder why she chose this over the new Mamet piece.

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