THE ANARCHIST to Close on Broadway December 16

Rob
Broadway Legend
joined:5/3/03
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willep
Broadway Legend
joined:9/20/08
Man, there aren't going to be any shows left for the January slaughter.
showchoirguy
Broadway Star
joined:7/14/10
Oh... alright.
Franciouqu
Chorus Member
joined:12/1/12
Why did Patti just say no.
wicked1492
Broadway Star
joined:6/18/08
Preparing for the End, kids.
"These rabid fans...possess the acting talent to portray the hooker...Linda Eder..." -The New York Times
After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
It's not surprising, but baffling.

This play lay on that stage like a dead fish washed onto the beach.

This had to be clear just by reading it.

How could two dynamic actresses have consented to do it? Did they actually think that a) this was theatrically viable, and b) that this would succeed with the public?
Roomba
Swing
joined:11/8/12
It was in fact pretty awful. Patti gave it her damndest but couldn't save this awfully tedious play.
Vespertine1228
Broadway Legend
joined:10/30/05
Even if it got rave reviews, I imagine many audience members would feel cheated spending top Broadway dollar for a play that's barely over an hour long. Kind of ridiculous if you ask me.

Maybe they should've made it a two-act evening and paired it with another, older Mamet piece.
GlindatheGood22
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
What did the little kid on Animaniacs used to say? "Ok I love you, bye bye"?
I leave the room smiling.
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
Ugh. I had an audience reward ticket for January. I know it's not a good play, but I don't want to miss Patti in a straight play.
#sadandtransparent
Deena Jones
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/03
Ghost should have stayed open!
rosscoe(au)
Broadway Legend
joined:8/20/05
Deena Jones , wash your mouth out! Words like that should never been used in public.
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
someone.else's.story2
Leading Actor
joined:3/18/07
Broadway-1
Mamet-0

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SondheimFan5
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/10
Soon to be Broadway-2, Mamet-0, once the Glengarry reviews come out. (Not that the reviews will stop Glengarry at all).
Borstalboy
Broadway Legend
joined:2/9/04
Here's hoping Lupone, Winger, and Mamet all come back soon with renewed vigor. A plotz like this should be a good motivator.
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everythingtaboo
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joined:5/5/04



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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
They are dropping llike flies. Three announced in ! Week. Sad about Chaplin.
Mary had a little lamb : The PC signature line.
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
muscle23ftl
Broadway Legend
joined:12/19/04
This shows that Patti Lupone doesn't sell tix.

"People have their opinions and that doesn't mean that their opinions are wrong or right. I just take it with a grain of salt because opinions are like as*holes, everyone has one". -Felicia Finley-
Jay Lerner-Z
Broadway Legend
joined:4/4/11
^Not really, seeing as she's known primarily for her work in musicals.
AKA McDreamy
qolbinau
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/08
Also the reviews were awful. Her GYPSY, even though it closed early and wasn't exactly a gold mine shows that she can still sell some tickets (particularly considering it was so close to the last revival).....plus the Patti/Mandy run sold a few tickets despite being awful. She doesn't have movie-star power, but I feel her name still means something. She just needs the right vehicle.

Updated On: 12/5/12 at 12:53 AM
bobs3
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/12
Haven't seen it and I probably won't (even though I generally like Mamet) after reading the reviews.

I find it surprising that Debra Winger would choose to make her Broadway debut in this play.
egghumor
Broadway Legend
joined:3/9/11
National Tour:

Joan Collins as Cathy and Linda Evans as Ann

Caring Soul
Understudy
joined:10/4/12
So the angry and hateful neocon has a flop. Pity.
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Some actresses are not as smart as we might want them to be.
Or playwrights too,
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
All those poor actors that will be out of work.
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