700 Sundays.

PlayItAgain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/8/11
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/5/13 at 01:36am
Went to the dress rehearsal tonight, man is this show fantastic, if your hesitant to spent the money, do it, its worth every dime!
Wee Thomas2
Leading Actor
joined:2/28/12
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/5/13 at 09:28am
any changes from the first time around?
PlayItAgain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/8/11
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/5/13 at 01:04pm
i didnt see it the first time around but there are a couple updated reference's and I believe the projections have been updated due to the technological advancements
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/5/13 at 02:32pm
Going tonight. Can't wait. I'm never sure why Telecharge screws up and offers me a great regular priced seat in a sea of premiums, but I'm glad when they do.

How long is it? Intermission or one-act?
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WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel
Broadway Legend
joined:5/26/05
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/5/13 at 03:23pm
I'm going tonight too and hope it lives up to all the hype!
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WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/5/13 at 04:18pm
I'll be there next Tuesday! Very excited.
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oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/5/13 at 04:20pm
D'oh! Just realized this isn't a new show, so the old reviews would still know these things: Running time - 2 hours 20 minutes. heh.
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WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel
Broadway Legend
joined:5/26/05
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/6/13 at 10:10am
I really, really liked this last night. One of my favorites of the Broadway season so far. You can tell that Crystal genuinely loves performing this material.

The bit about the Long Beach basketball team was SO funny. I could not stop laughing.

I don't want to get into the specific stories and jokes because that will only spoil punchlines.

One person shows have the potential to be major drags, but this one is a delight. Don't miss it!
Marie: Don't be in such a hurry about that pretty little chippy in Frisco. Tony: Eh, she's a no chip!
Broadwaystar2
Stand-by
joined:9/4/13
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/6/13 at 10:32am
I literally laughed out loud the entire time! I don't want to give anything away. But there are moments where you might need a Kleenex. Just warning you now?? I highly recommend this show. And agree its one of the best so far of the season. If not the best non musical.
DottieD'Luscia
Broadway Legend
joined:7/23/03
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/6/13 at 10:51am
Has he ever toured with his one person show? I don't recall it ever being in DC. Wish I could see it.
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macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/6/13 at 10:57am
I wasn't planning on seeing this, but you guys are changing my mind! Maybe it will extend? For now, there are only 54 performances. I know Crystal has said he intends to retire the show after this stint.
WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel
Broadway Legend
joined:5/26/05
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/6/13 at 11:07am
There were some empty seats in the back of the rear mezz, so you should still be able to snag a ticket to this, unless it was just the first preview that wasn't sold out. If this is really the "farewell tour" then I would suggest making the effort to go.
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oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/6/13 at 02:58pm
Yeah, that was an amazing night. What a phenomenal performer. I'd say go early if you're on the fence and haven't booked yet, since word of mouth is going to fill those seats quickly.

I did notice that the posters did NOT say 54 performances, only limited engagement, so you never know...

Also, keep watching Telecharge, I got a third row, orchestra aisle seat, surrounded by premium seats for regular price (not cheap, but not $275), and for tonight, there was one front row seat for regular price, so there is some opportunity here for an amazing upgrade.
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p.s.
Broadway Star
joined:10/30/06
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/7/13 at 10:54am
Also, keep watching Telecharge, I got a third row, orchestra aisle seat, surrounded by premium seats for regular price

A few weeks ago I grabbed two front row mezz, close to center, seats for Opening Night, November 13th. Nothing else showed except a handful at the back extreme sides.


p.s. I would appreciate someone finding me admission to the Opening Night afterparty.


pps: Is there any chance of Billy Crystal autographs? I have a set of Closing Night givaway chopsticks from June 12, 2005. (I wouldn't bring them to the party!)
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/7/13 at 12:47pm
"Is there any chance of Billy Crystal autographs?"

He makes it pretty easy. They sell signed posters, signed programs, and signed copies of his new book.
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WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/12/13 at 11:03pm
Saw this tonight, after waiting nearly ten years to see it live!! I missed it in 2004 and made sure to snag a ticket this time around, and boy was it worth the wait. It ranks as one of the funniest, warmest, most genuinely moving, and all-around enjoyable stage productions I've seen in a long time. It's by far the best one person show I've ever seen (that I can recall).

The first act is much more comedy-oriented than the second, but Crystal nails both the humor (no surprise there) and the gentler, quieter moments with such ease that it's almost overwhelming. I could barely catch my breath from one laugh before he had me cracking up at another joke. And I choked back lots of tears during the second half, which is so touching and beautiful. I thought the standing ovation during the curtain call would never end!

I really don't know what to say about the show other than see it, see it, see it. It's one of the best things playing in New York right now and I can't think of a single person (well, maybe After Eight) who wouldn't have a completely fantastic time at it. It's the first must see of the season for me. I really, really hope they consider taping it for HBO.

The show got out around 9:40 tonight, and (even if it feels like it 'ends' multiple times) I would've watched the show all night. I didn't want it to end! I was up in the $68 seats (Row D of the Rear Mezzanine) and the view was great. If you can afford those seats, go for it!
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Updated On: 11/12/13 at 11:03 PM
DaveyG
Chorus Member
joined:8/11/05
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/12/13 at 11:52pm
Totally agree, wickedrocks! 700 Sundays is a must see. Truly funny and incredibly moving.
Luv2goToShows
Broadway Star
joined:9/13/09
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/13/13 at 08:20am
WiCkEDrOcKS, you mentioned getting out at 9:40, is the show only 100 minutes?

Seeing it in a few weeks, looking forward to it, even more now!
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/13/13 at 08:31am
It started at 7p.
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Luv2goToShows
Broadway Star
joined:9/13/09
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/13/13 at 10:20am
Thanks oasisjeff
mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/13/13 at 10:53am
The original run at the Broadhurst was essentially sold out before previews even began, so the producers began selling advance standing room, which I took advantage of. Great show, fabulous price, and you could sit in the downstairs lounge area to rest between acts. I would love to repeat that experience, but I don't think I have ever seen standing room at the Imperial--at least not from the time of THE BOY FROM OZ onward. Does anyone know if SR is permitted at the Imperial?
frogs_fan85
Broadway Legend
joined:12/3/05
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/13/13 at 12:13pm
There is no SRO at the Imperial because it would create a fire corridor of an insufficient width at the back of the auditorium.
themysteriousgrowl
Broadway Legend
joined:11/10/10
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/13/13 at 12:54pm

WiCkEDrOcKS, when did you snag those $68 seats? I'm turning up handfuls a few pair in the Rear Mezz for next Saturday, but they're all almost double that.
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Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/13/13 at 12:57pm
Those $68 seats are only Tues-Thurs, I believe.
themysteriousgrowl
Broadway Legend
joined:11/10/10
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/13/13 at 01:12pm

God fvcking damn it. Thank you, Jordan. I should probably just shut up and be happy they're available at all on a Saturday night.
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Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
700 Sundays.
Posted: 11/13/13 at 01:15pm
If that's the only night you can go and you can afford it, I really urge you to go. It's one of the most moving and beautiful things I've ever seen on stage.

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