LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews

jbm2
Broadway Star
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/14/13 at 07:00pm
Little Miss Sunshine opens tonight.
Interested to read these....
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Updated On: 11/14/13 at 07:00 PM
WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/14/13 at 07:06pm
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Updated On: 11/14/13 at 07:06 PM
mpd4165
Stand-by
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/14/13 at 07:39pm
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WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/14/13 at 08:14pm
Entertainment Weekly is pretty negative overall, but they give it a C, which I find weird: http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20364394_20755800,00.html

Newsday is positive: http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/theater/little-miss-sunshine-review-good-humor-1.6431169
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Updated On: 11/14/13 at 08:14 PM
Sutton Ross
Broadway Star
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/14/13 at 08:21pm
Entertainment Weekly sucks, they usually get everything horribly wrong. They even got a few names of songs wrong in several reviews, I actually had to point them out for correction.

These reviews don't matter much, the show is selling well and it's already been extended. People seemed to love it when I saw it.
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WiCkEDrOcKS
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/14/13 at 08:26pm
These reviews don't matter much
Considering the creative team practically threw out the entire La Jolla version and started fresh, I don't think they'd agree with you. I'm sure they were hoping for better reviews and the option to transfer to Broadway.
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Sutton Ross
Broadway Star
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/14/13 at 08:32pm
That's fair. I will say it doesn't matter much to Second Stage Theatre. Also, despite bad reviews, many shows have transferred to Broadway and have seen successful.
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PlayItAgain
Broadway Legend
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/14/13 at 08:33pm
yep, so much for a transfer, whoever thought turning this into such a bland safe musical was a moron.
wdwfreak
Broadway Legend
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/14/13 at 08:53pm
I'm glad the reviews are not good for the show because it will hopefully show the creative team that the show has potential, but it still has a long way to go in order to make it somewhat of a good show.
gleek4114
Broadway Star
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/14/13 at 09:02pm
Sutton Ross: How long has it been extended?
WiCkEDrOcKS
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/14/13 at 09:08pm
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Matt Rogers
Broadway Star
joined:10/4/04
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/14/13 at 09:10pm
Oh boy. These are bad.

And a C for Entertainment Weekly is practically an F. They are generally afraid to get blood on their hands.
April Saul
Broadway Legend
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/14/13 at 09:26pm
Oh my God, David Rooney: "This vanilla musical makeover transforms a bittersweet family portrait into an insipid cartoon."
Sutton Ross
Broadway Star
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/14/13 at 09:27pm
"Sutton Ross: How long has it been extended?"

Through December 15th!


Entertainment Weekly is b*ll****. They report on things like "Snooki and JWoww". They don't matter in the world of theater. I wonder how the Times or another publication that actually matters rated it.
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WiCkEDrOcKS
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Sutton Ross
Broadway Star
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/14/13 at 10:31pm
Thanks! Interesting reviews.
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macnyc
Broadway Legend
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/14/13 at 11:37pm
I didn't love the show without reservation, but man, these reviews are harsh! To flat-out say the show is bad or it curdles! I've never read views this scathing. I feel bad for the cast and the creatives, even though I guess this is all part of being in the theater.
PlayItAgain
Broadway Legend
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/14/13 at 11:58pm
I feel like the reviews read harsher then usual because this isnt like the first go around for this show, the fact you totally rewrite the score and still can't get it done, thats a problem.
Mattbrain
Broadway Legend
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/15/13 at 12:42am
I dunno….with reviews like this, I see that extension getting cancelled.
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jbm2
Broadway Star
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/15/13 at 12:46am
If this show was on Broadway, I couldn't help but think that this show would close because the reviews. Is that the case with an Off Broadway show too? Is there a chance this could close early?
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/15/13 at 01:21am
No. It's a tiny theater with musical theater staples in it. It'll last through the run, but I'm sure they were all hoping for a life after 2nd Stage, and I'm sure 2nd Stage was hoping for another Spelling Bee type hit.
themysteriousgrowl
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/15/13 at 07:39am

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disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Star
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/15/13 at 09:55am
Ouch. Yup, this is not going to be on Broadway...
WiCkEDrOcKS
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/15/13 at 11:33am
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ClydeBarrow
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/15/13 at 11:51am
Second Stage always thinks that their shows are going to Broadway and they never are. NOBODY LOVES YOU had the same hopes and I actually thought it was worse than this.
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Mattbrain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/23/05
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE reviews
Posted: 11/15/13 at 03:51pm
Is everything in boldface for anyone else all of a sudden?

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Updated On: 11/15/13 at 03:51 PM

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