Am I the only one excited about Merrily?????

Phyllis Rogers Stone
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/07
I know I'm not, but I always wanted to create a horrible thread title for what I hope is not a horrible thread!

I'm very excited to see it. I haven't seen a live production in almost twenty years, and while I know this isn't live, it's close enough!
artscallion
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/07
I can't wait! My friends who saw this production live tell me it's a revelation.
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Phyllis Rogers Stone
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/07
I don't care if it's total crap, I assure you I'm gonna cry.
singtopher
Broadway Legend
joined:12/28/05
I just got my ticket today at the Zigfield. All other theaters were sold out and the lady at the box office told me there were only 40 seats left.

For what it is worth: a friend of mine (who I can assure you knows his Sondheim) saw it back in February. Upon his return his exact words were, "They got it."
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tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Completely excited! I'm hoping they release it on BD after it's run, but I can't wait for tonight to see it with an audience.
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Mattbrain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/23/05
I know rosscoe is waiting with baited breath for this one.

Seriously, I can't wait!

Anybody know if it's still gonna be available for streaming online?
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Updated On: 10/21/13 at 10:11 PM
Platypus
Stand-by
joined:11/13/07
I saw it in June. I'll be honest, I chose it because it was one of the only shows on the West End available at a discount that I hadn't already seen (or would be soon seeing) in North America. But I definitely didn't regret the decision. The cast was absolutely stellar and they told the story well. My only complaint is that some of the fake American accents were horrendous.
CockeyedOptimist2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/10/10
Just snagged a ticket for the Ziegfeld and I can't wait. I really didn't think I'd be able to get one at such a late date.
AwesomeDanny
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/09
I'm very disappointed that I am busy on Wednesday night. I hope that Digital Theater will release this for streaming afterward. If not, I still have the memory of a wonderful intimate production I saw a few years ago with Jessie Mueller as Mary. It will be a feat for this production to top that.
Liza's Headband
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/13
I, too, am unable to go. Very disappointed about it. What's the common trajectory on these kinds of things? Is subsequent streaming or digital rental or anything a guarantee??
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Phyllis Rogers Stone
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/07
I would guess that they'll wind up streaming it on their website. A dvd release doesn't seem likely, but neither did going to see a cinecast of Merrily We Roll Along, so who knows?
HoldMeBatBOy
Swing
joined:5/2/09
Got my tickets and soo excited for this! This is my favorite Sondheim show and taking friends that nothing about it. Riddle me this....since it is close to being sold out, how early do you think we need to get the ZigField to get a good seat?
Rainbowhigh23
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/12
I saw this at the Menier Chocolate Factory in December and am so excited to see the West End version this Wednesday!
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
TRYING to buy tickets, but AMC only has their online ticketing through f ucking Fandango, and Fandango is down. You can not buy tickets for anything.
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bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Got my tickets! Going Wednesday night. I can't wait.
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muscle23ftl
Broadway Legend
joined:12/19/04
I'm excited, but it says that is sold out at the Union Sq theatre I wanted to go to, the same goes for the one on 2nd avenue...what the hell?
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broadwaybabywannabe2
Featured Actor
joined:11/9/11
i got my ticket to see it...CAN'T WAIT...although i am upset that i wont be seeing the originally produced book and music that bombed on Broadway in 1981...i would love to see that production redone...but alas-alack this is what it is and i am still excited...
twinbelters
Broadway Legend
joined:1/6/10
You're not alone!
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artscallion
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/07
I'm pretty sure it will be released digitally. I got an email from Digital Theatre with a clip of "Franklin Shephard Inc." But like their Into the Woods, it will probably not be released on disc, only available through digital streaming.
Art has a double face, of expression and illusion.
HoldMeBatBOy
Swing
joined:5/2/09
What time are people going get to the theater? Thoughts?
GavestonPS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/10/12
Is it really 3 hours long? What version did they film?

(Not that length would deter me; I already have tickets for my group. I'm trying to calculate whether we can eat afterwards. This town (Palm Springs) rolls up the sidewalks by 9.)

I'm also interested in what time people plan to queue up. I'd rather not sit in the front row for 3 hours, even with an intermission.

P.S. to Phyllis: No, you are not the only one who is excited.
Updated On: 10/22/13 at 03:46 PM
Scripps2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/19/08
Forget the accents and forget Roscoe - I've been told that you'd never see Americans using the body-language the three leads use in this production.

Any feedback on that welcome...
Roscoe
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
It was bad enough live -- maybe they got poor old Clare Foster a dialect coach before they taped it.

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Updated On: 10/22/13 at 03:59 PM
Scripps2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/19/08
Are you going to bite the bait in my National Theatre thread too?
Roscoe
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
Scripps, you troll you.
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RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Looks like it's sold out here in NYC. Boo! I have that day off and really wanted to see it.

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