OUTSIDE MULLINGAR OR.....

VernonGersch
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Posted: 12/20/13 at 04:09pm
Coming to NYC for a few days right after New Years.

Already got tickets to FUN HOME and BEAUTIFUL

I have space for one more show - what else should I see?
WOSQ
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joined:7/18/03
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Posted: 12/20/13 at 04:15pm
The Glass Menagerie
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Luv2goToShows
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joined:9/13/09
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Posted: 12/20/13 at 05:31pm
I second The Glass Menagerie, Twelfth Night is also wonderful. Musicals, if you have not seen already, Kinky Boots, Matilda or Pippin.
ClydeBarrow
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Posted: 12/20/13 at 05:35pm
Mullingar doesn't even start previews until 1/3 so I'm not sure anyone can give an opinion there. I would suggest The Glass Menagerie as well. It's a good companion piece to Fun Home.
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wonkit
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joined:9/30/08
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Posted: 12/20/13 at 06:05pm
Twelfe Night.
VernonGersch
Broadway Star
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Posted: 12/20/13 at 07:45pm
debating between THE GLASS MENAGERIE even though I just saw a production here in LA a few seasons back - although I hear from everyone that this production is fantastic - and how often does one get to see Cherry Jones on stage.

Question - I am a huge Mark Rylance fan but maybe not The Bard's biggest fan....will the comedy and performance of Rylance in TWELFTH NIGHT help my occasional adversion to iambic pentameter?
ClydeBarrow
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Posted: 12/20/13 at 08:40pm
^ Yes!
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followspot
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joined:12/27/11
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Posted: 12/21/13 at 08:14am
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER


OUTSIDE MULLINGAR could be the jewel of the season or an out-and-out dud. No one can say yet.


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Updated On: 12/21/13 at 08:14 AM
inception
Understudy
joined:11/2/13
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Posted: 12/23/13 at 09:02pm
"...and how often does one get to see Cherry Jones on stage."

May 22 - Aug 10, 2014 in When We Were Young and Unafraid.

When asked for her opinion about what else to see in NY, an older woman working as an usher at the Laura Pels in November when I saw Bad Jews said of this production of Menagerie that it has a gorgeous set, but that you can really see Jones "working." After that she said rather dismissively pointing towards the stage, "Of course you're in for about an hour and a half of that now."

I actually liked Bad Jews a great deal, and would recommend that if it were still playing in January.
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jnb9872
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joined:11/24/08
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Posted: 12/23/13 at 10:53pm
BAD JEWS is closing before New Year's, sadly for this thread.

MENAGERIE is thoroughly seconded here, and honestly Cherry Jones (while great) was the actor in that fabulous quartet who impressed me the least. Maybe I expected so much from her to begin with, but the others (Celia especially!) absolutely floored me. Best ensemble in a drama on Broadway this season so far, and up there with last year's VIRGINIA WOOLF.

TWELFTH NIGHT I have yet to see, though I have seen RICHARD III and previous works by the Globe before and they are transcendent. Not to mention, TWELFTH NIGHT is my favorite of Shakespeare's comedies, and Rylance (and Stephen Fry!) are huge draws, I must get to it eventually. But if you are Shakespeare-averse, I honestly can think of no better way to overcome that condition than seeing it as it was written with a stunningly confident troupe of performers like Globe provides. It is a blessing, their work, to trust the text so much and we all reap the bountiful rewards.
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