Broadway Preview Question

srg
Swing
joined:12/9/13
Broadway Preview Question
Posted: 12/9/13 at 12:26pm
So I'm a bit of a broadway newbie, so I apologize if this is a dumb question but...
Is there a stage door at a broadway preview show? Are there playbills at this kind of show? And I know this answer varies from show to show, but for a show like Les Mis, where the cast is pretty familiar with the show, is it worthwhile to see the preview?

Thanks!
neonlightsxo
Leading Actor
joined:7/29/08
Broadway Preview Question
Posted: 12/9/13 at 12:29pm
Yes to all of the things. It is the same as any other time you go to a Broadway show. It is just before the critics have come and they may be making changes. But yes, there are playbills and the actors may stage door.
ARTc3
Broadway Star
joined:8/5/13
Broadway Preview Question
Posted: 12/9/13 at 12:40pm
I'd agree with the above, but I'd like to add a comment to the last question regarding "knowing" a show. Even though a show may be a revival and the cast may - or may not - be familiar with previous production(s), if the show is in previews, it is usually because its a new production. This often means a new interpretation of the work and the assumption that the cast "knows" the work is misleading.

I might still choose to attend a preview, but I wouldn't assume that the production is "frozen" and/or ready for the critics.

ARTc3 formerly ARTc. Actually been a poster since 2004. My name isn't Art. Drop the "3" and say the signature and you'll understand.
Updated On: 12/9/13 at 12:40 PM
srg
Swing
joined:12/9/13
Broadway Preview Question
Posted: 12/9/13 at 12:53pm
Thanks