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StickIt
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joined:8/29/08
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Posted: 11/12/13 at 03:38pm
Look and sounds great! I'm assuming this footage is from San Fran?
Broadwaystar2
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joined:9/4/13
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Posted: 11/12/13 at 04:24pm
Doesn't look very exciting but I'm sure ill go see it.
macnyc
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joined:7/26/08
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Posted: 11/12/13 at 05:16pm
Puts me in mind of Motown.
Broadwaystar2
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joined:9/4/13
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Posted: 11/12/13 at 05:59pm
If you've seen 1 "Juke Box" musical you've seen them all.
StickIt
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joined:8/29/08
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Posted: 11/12/13 at 06:34pm
Since I've seen it, maybe I can't exactly see what the promo would look like from fresh eyes, but it really is nothing like Motown. I think Jersey Boys is a better comparison, since the show has a lot more of a book and a story than something like Motown. Whether or not it's good...too soon to say. It was in decent shape, IMO, in San Francisco so hopefully they've made smart decisions as far as things to cut and change.

All I would say though is that "uninteresting" is definitely not a word I'd use to describe it. Anyone who knows anything about Carole's personal history knows that it's fascinating and full of enough triumphs and pitfalls to fill ten musicals, Lifetime movies, etc (honestly shocked no one has ever tried for a bio film). I hear the revisions from the out-of-town have been very significant so we'll certainly see what product ends up presented on November 21st.
Broadwaystar2
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joined:9/4/13
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Posted: 11/12/13 at 08:29pm
I agree Carole had a tough life. I just hope the book doesn't lag in order to just have a story to string along popular songs that make no since of being sung in that moment. That's where most juke box musicals hit the pits. But I know what ever the material is, Jessie Meuller is one if my favorite musical theater actresses. So she can do no wrong by me.
kadu335
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joined:5/3/09
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Posted: 11/13/13 at 01:15am
I'm very upset this starts previews the day after I leave NYC... I would've loved to see this show, I'm a huge Carole King fan.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
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Posted: 11/13/13 at 09:31am
I agree Carole had a tough life. I just hope the book doesn't lag in order to just have a story to string along popular songs that make no since of being sung in that moment.

Not really. There were a couple moments that were halfway like that, but my reference comes from the first weekend of previews in SF, and I have faith that all their tinkering since then was for the better.
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BwayGeek2
Stand-by
joined:3/9/11
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Posted: 11/13/13 at 02:45pm
Looks like a nice story that has potential to be a good show!

Updated On: 11/13/13 at 02:45 PM
Scarywarhol
Broadway Legend
joined:10/1/04
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Posted: 11/13/13 at 03:05pm
I really hope King's songs don't sound as blandified as the music does here...
mjohnson2
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joined:11/2/13
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Posted: 11/13/13 at 07:09pm
I agree with you on Jersey Boys. I saw it in San Francisco, and while it definitely had many problems, it could become the next Jersey Boys on an emotional level, as well as a story-based one.
You taste the silver Sara, you taste the crown, you thirst for blood from the roses in hand, oh you spoil for sash and scepter doing a dance, as they crown you queen of High School Land.
Broadwaystar2
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joined:9/4/13
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Posted: 11/13/13 at 10:24pm
I don't think it has the same commercial appeal as Jersey Boys. People of all ages know Jersey Boys. Carole King not so much. I haven't heard much hype about this show either. But I love Jessie Mueller. That commercial just doesn't make me excited sorry.
Broadwaystar2
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joined:9/4/13
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Posted: 11/13/13 at 10:30pm
From my understanding its mostly the Drifters and Shirelles singing her songs? So really it's NOTHING like Jersey Boys except that its a bio musical.
emilyfaye48
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joined:3/19/09
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Posted: 11/14/13 at 08:23am
Structurally it seems closer to Leader of The Pack...
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