Romeo and Juliet Previews

bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/23/13 at 05:29pm
Romeo and Juliet starts previews tomorrow night at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Who here is going? I am looking forward to hearing about not only the show itself, but about the newly renovate Richard Rodgers Theatre!
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Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/23/13 at 05:32pm
I'd love to go. But $100 to sit in the last row of the balcony?

HELL to the no.
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/23/13 at 05:35pm
^ Woha! That is insane. I did not know they were charging that much. I paid less to see Kinky Boots. And I paid full price.
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frogs_fan85
Broadway Legend
joined:12/3/05
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/23/13 at 05:59pm
Not surprisingly the show is on TDF for scattered performances over the next few weeks.
RentBoy86
Broadway Legend
joined:2/15/05
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/23/13 at 06:04pm
I just can't decide if I'll be crazy bored with this or actually into it. I mean, it's a play we all know, etc. So I don't know. I'm curious to see the renovation though.
uncageg
Broadway Legend
joined:5/13/04
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/23/13 at 06:24pm
There are discount tix available. Just looked. Some 67.00 seats. Those are probably back balcony.
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theaterdrew
Stand-by
joined:9/4/10
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/23/13 at 06:25pm
I'm seeing it tomorrow. There are better discounts. Check the Playbill club.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/23/13 at 06:26pm
I checked for discounts yesterday and found none. Maybe they released the codes today?
macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/23/13 at 09:01pm
My two theater buddies declined to go, so I may pass on this. But if early reports are glowing, I'll grab a TDF ticket for myself.
xoffender45
Broadway Star
joined:8/12/07
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/24/13 at 12:54am
I've never been to the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Does anyone know if front row, far left or right are too close? How high is the stage?
RentBoy86
Broadway Legend
joined:2/15/05
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/24/13 at 12:55am
It's just been renovated, plus I think it depends on the design.
gchris11
Broadway Star
joined:5/7/13
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/24/13 at 01:45am
I just got tickets for Wednesday night on TDF. Not sure what to expect. This could be really good, or a total disaster. Set in modern times with a black and a white family. Either way I get to look at Orlando Bloom for a few hours.
Okiekat
Understudy
joined:4/28/12
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/24/13 at 10:16am
Saturday morning TDF tickets were still available for a few dates over the next week.
macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/24/13 at 10:51am
^^^ Saturday morning? I didn't see any weekend tickets on TDF at all.
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/24/13 at 11:04am
The royalties are really high for this script.
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dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/24/13 at 11:23am
Mac -- I think the poster meant that On Saturday morning there were tdf tickets available during the week. (not that there were Sat tix.
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CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/24/13 at 11:27am
I need to know if Orlando has a nude scene before I buy I ticket.
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Pammylicious
Broadway Star
joined:9/13/10
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/24/13 at 12:27pm
You folks convinced me. Just bought a ticket for ugh 9/11 matinee on TDF for $43 with fees.

By the way, on the website, a flash is stating there are $20 tickets for students and educators available.




Updated On: 8/24/13 at 12:27 PM
iluvtheatertrash
Broadway Legend
joined:11/9/04
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/24/13 at 01:11pm
I will be there tonight and post 'my thoughts when I get home.
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darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/24/13 at 02:01pm
Bloom does, indeed, have a nude scene, but not during the bedroom escape. Rather, this addition to the staging gives very new meaning to Juliet's "Oh, happy dagger! Here is thy sheath!"
Dollypop
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/24/13 at 02:29pm
The TDF seats are only $39.00.

PM me you'd like to join me.
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iluvtheatertrash
Broadway Legend
joined:11/9/04
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/24/13 at 03:56pm
I got a student ticket for $22 at 1:30 this afternoon. If you have an ID, they are also selling these in advance. I'm rear orchestra, but I don't mind it much in this theatre. The raked seating is very nice.
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goldenboy
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/05
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/24/13 at 10:48pm
With David Leveaux directing, how good could it be?
Remember his Fiddler on the Roof?
How do you ruin Fiddler on the roof?
You let David Leveaux direct it.

Will Romeo and Juliet look like the Cherry Orchard?
Bet it will. Anatevka looked like the Cherry Orchard in Mr
Leveaux horrible staging.

I will pass on this unless i get a free ticket.
RW3
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/13
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/24/13 at 10:52pm
So, how was the 1st preview?
blaxx
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/05
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/24/13 at 10:56pm
It was expensive.
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iluvtheatertrash
Broadway Legend
joined:11/9/04
Romeo and Juliet Previews
Posted: 8/24/13 at 11:08pm
It's too late for me to post a full review, but what a bizarre production. You can't hear about 80% of what Rashad is saying, and most cast members don't seem to know what to do with the text. Cooper, Houdyshell and Carver are saving graves. Bloom tries, but mostly rhapsodizes wistfully. The indicative movements (touching his breast every time he says the word, for example) get old quickly.

And if you want skin, prepare to be disappointed. He enters shirtless once, and immediately puts on a sweater.

Oh, and yes, the motorcycle is a part of the production. For no reason whatsoever.

A real shame. A hodgepodge of concepts that never jell.

I've never loved the play and was hoping Leveaux could convert me. But I just was not crazy about this. It's a very long, very slow production.

I hope the preview period is a fruitful one for them... But it is going to need a lot of work and help. Especially with pacing.

Besides a long intermission, it seemed to flow smoothly for a first performance.
"I know now that theatre saved my life." - Susan Stroman

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