THE ANARCHIST to Close on Broadway December 16

Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
All those poor actors that will be out of work.
"I think Glee is way too sharp, smart, witty, clever and emotionally confronting for the masses." - Dave19 - "What's next? Snow Black and the 7 Swaggers? Shasquirta and the Beast? 101 Weavematians? Willis in Ghettoland?" - Dave19, in reference to the new ANNIE remake.
EponineAmneris
Broadway Legend
joined:5/25/06
It's a good thing I'm coming to the City before this closes

I'd pay top dollar to see Patti read the phone book!
"TO LOVE ANOTHER PERSON IS TO SEE THE FACE OF GOD"- LES MISERABLES--- "THERE'S A SPECIAL KIND OF PEOPLE KNOWN AS SHOW PEOPLE... WE'RE BORN EVERY NIGHT AT HALF HOUR CALL!"--- CURTAINS
After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
"I'd pay top dollar to see Patti read the phone book!"

That would be more interesting than this play.
jdrye222
Featured Actor
joined:5/28/11
Wish BWW had a "like" button.... Jordan's comment about poor actors is perfect.

henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
Feingold had an interesting review today. He thought the play was respectable, liked both Lupone and Winger well enough, but thought Mamet left himself down with the direction; he seemed to think that future productions could show the text much better.
SondheimFan5
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/10
Can someone PLEASE explain why the Playbill lists 3 casting directors (whose sole job was to cast only 1 standby.) Is this common? I know LuPone and Winger were both offered their roles.
751guy
Understudy
joined:3/27/11
Whenever a show closes early, lots of people are out of work, not just the actors, but then again, it's probably easier to be catty and cavalier about a show closing than having sensitivity about all those without paychecks, being out of work over the holidays. Jeez... aren't we all wonderful human beings?
The number of people who will not see a show they don't want to see... is unlimited. Oscar Hammerstein
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Oh shut up. And shut up to anyone who cries about a show closing and everyone who will now be standing on the street and begging for a crust of bread. This is the life everyone in theater chose, knowing full well why comes along with it. If you want stability, get a government job. But I refuse to not be happy when a crappy show closes and makes way for another, hopefully better, show that will in fact employ an entirely different set of people. So in a sense, if one show never closes than a whole other set of people are being denied employment. WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE OVER THAT?????
"I think Glee is way too sharp, smart, witty, clever and emotionally confronting for the masses." - Dave19 - "What's next? Snow Black and the 7 Swaggers? Shasquirta and the Beast? 101 Weavematians? Willis in Ghettoland?" - Dave19, in reference to the new ANNIE remake.
themysteriousgrowl
Broadway Legend
joined:11/10/10

Guys, look at this picture I found online of Patti Lupone and Debra Winger. It will be taken December 17th.




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Jimbob2
Understudy
joined:3/11/10
Hmm, now what was that you were saying Patti? Paraphrased: 'ALW doesn't edit, you MUST edit, David Mamet EDITS!'.

Oh dear, now the lady's paying. (Now that didn't hurt, did it?)

[Okay, okay, I know I'm a bitch hee hee]

Updated On: 12/5/12 at 05:07 PM
751guy
Understudy
joined:3/27/11
Yo, boy!
Shut up???!!! LOL

Oh, girl... it must be such a burden going thru life with such a small... one, always railing against people and acting like an ass. I now know who you are... you're the guy who's always sitting in front of me (you having paid, me with a comp) who has the head shaped like a penis and people keeping referring to you as 'Nick.' But this is your kingdom, little one, where you get to act like a theatre genuis and make snarky remarks, always trying to prove to everyone how clever you are. Well, you're not... and what's most sad is that you think it's perfectly appropriate and acceptable to behave this way. When the truth is this is exactly why you don't work in this business and can only watch from the outside. Feels good feeling so inferior when it's nothing more than the size of... well, you know.
The number of people who will not see a show they don't want to see... is unlimited. Oscar Hammerstein
frogs_fan85
Broadway Legend
joined:12/3/05
Damn Jordan you really pissed off that box office treasurer.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
I read that four times before realizing you were referring to me since absolutely nothing in what you wrote made any sense.
"I think Glee is way too sharp, smart, witty, clever and emotionally confronting for the masses." - Dave19 - "What's next? Snow Black and the 7 Swaggers? Shasquirta and the Beast? 101 Weavematians? Willis in Ghettoland?" - Dave19, in reference to the new ANNIE remake.
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Not even "head shaped like a penis"?
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Oh well besides that, I mean.
"I think Glee is way too sharp, smart, witty, clever and emotionally confronting for the masses." - Dave19 - "What's next? Snow Black and the 7 Swaggers? Shasquirta and the Beast? 101 Weavematians? Willis in Ghettoland?" - Dave19, in reference to the new ANNIE remake.
aaronb
Broadway Star
joined:6/3/12
What a shame.
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Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
How so?
"I think Glee is way too sharp, smart, witty, clever and emotionally confronting for the masses." - Dave19 - "What's next? Snow Black and the 7 Swaggers? Shasquirta and the Beast? 101 Weavematians? Willis in Ghettoland?" - Dave19, in reference to the new ANNIE remake.
Auggie27
Broadway Legend
joined:10/13/03
I must say, Jimbob's resurrecting that comment about ALW vs. Mamet is grin-inducing. Even glibly, Lupone's comparison of the craft and revision concerns of Lloyd Webber and David Mamet really does make one question the curriculum at the Juilliard School.

"I'm a comedian, but in my spare time, things bother me." Gary Shandling
Updated On: 12/6/12 at 03:04 PM
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
It would be difficult for me to care less than I already do about David Mamet, but the only critic I care about (Feingold, Village Voice) gave it a review that kinda made me wish I could see it at this point. This may also be fueled by the unlikely fact that I found myself in a work-related situation with a woman who, after reading Feingold's plot and character description, seems to have inspired several aspects of the LuPone character.
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cpbaran
Swing
joined:9/24/09
I want to see Joan and Melissa Rivers in a revival of Night Mother! That would really sell tix!!
aaronb
Broadway Star
joined:6/3/12
@Jordan Catalano - I really liked the show. But I am beginning to realize, more and more, than I'm in the minority.
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Jungle Red
Broadway Legend
joined:8/13/12
Am I the only one who thought 751guy was going into a Julia Sugarbaker monologue from the pilot episode?

I can't remember it as well as the other monologue, but it starts off like this, "We know who you are, Ray Don, you're the guy who always..."

She goes on and on about how women like being alone, and don't need the company of men on planes, restaurants, etc. It's hilarious and she cuts off Ray Don's hypothetical penis.

FOUND IT!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7xS54IGEGI
"Bill Clinton is the ultimate whore! He stole Madonna's crown." -Jim Colyer, on 10/29/2012
Updated On: 12/7/12 at 05:54 PM
goldenboy
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/05
This is a two actor show that is taking in between 300,000 and 379,000 weekly. Why is the producer, ,Jeffrey Richards, pulling the plug so fast?? He did the same thing with Bonnie and Clyde (with similar numbers) but this is a two persons show for Christ sake. Give a show a chance to find its audience. Mr. Richards pulls the plug very fast to cut his losses. This is why he doesn't have repeat investors.
Knowitall
Chorus Member
joined:11/14/12
And those numbers have been there since the first week of previews. Interesting subject as it suggests that post-reviews Mr. Richards didn't believe in marketing nor finding a way to improve future ticket sales. He was terrified of what the reviewers wrote and never gave the show a chance. In the meantime, some audience members loved the play, others hated it. But, the subject of the show was not given a chance to be discussed nor debated. As per the NYT, Patty and Debra are mad as hell at him. Well, good way to lose good actors, investors and create an ill feeling all around a polemic production.

Updated On: 12/9/12 at 10:21 AM
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
As per the NYT, Patty and Debra are mad as hell at him

Do you have a link?
#sadandtransparent

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