TABOO Reunion

wonkit
Broadway Legend
joined:9/30/08
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/11/14 at 02:26pm
54 Below site says both shows are sold out in pre-sale. Anyone manage to get tix?
Taryn
Broadway Legend
joined:1/24/04
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/11/14 at 02:50pm
There WILL be a few more tickets released on Wednesday at noon to the general public, although with the size of the venue numbers are obviously limited all around. Not quite as crazy as Aaron Tveit's presale, but people are definitely excited!
Broadwayboobs
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/11/14 at 02:54pm
I will be at the 8 p.m. show. Thanks to a friend who got the pre-sale email.
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Mattbrain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/23/05
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/11/14 at 03:34pm
WHY DO I LIVE IN MASSACHUSETTS?!?!?!?!
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wonkit
Broadway Legend
joined:9/30/08
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/11/14 at 03:52pm
I am still not convinced that the "big names" will show up. It can't be worth their while financially, and it will not be with any kind of orchestration in that small a venue. Which is not to say the music won't be wonderful to hear.
somethingwicked
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/11/14 at 06:04pm
Taryn, I may very well be wrong, but as far as I know, 54 Below put all available seats on sale for the pre-sale and both concerts are truly sold out already.
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
Updated On: 1/11/14 at 06:04 PM
everythingtaboo
Broadway Legend
joined:5/5/04
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/11/14 at 06:42pm
I can't believe that thing sold out in less than ten minutes from when the email went out. So pissed.


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wonkit
Broadway Legend
joined:9/30/08
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/11/14 at 07:56pm
It is such a small venue for something with that much pent up demand.
g.d.e.l.g.i.
Broadway Star
joined:6/13/12
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/11/14 at 07:59pm
Is it going to be the Broadway song-stack or the London version?
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Mattbrain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/23/05
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/11/14 at 08:03pm
Given that it's the Broadway cast, gonna say Broadway even though most of the songs are in the London version anyway.
Butters, go buy World of Warcraft, install it on your computer, and join the online sensation before we all murder you. --Cartman: South Park ATTENTION FANS: I will be played by James Barbour in the upcoming musical, "BroadwayWorld: The Musical."
South Fl Marc
Broadway Legend
joined:6/23/04
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/11/14 at 08:50pm
Esparza and Morton were the only two good things about this show. I couldn't imagine paying to see it without knowing they were going to appear.
Now living in DC. I really have to change my name on the board.
Jane2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/13/04
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/11/14 at 10:14pm
I'm not going to this, but I'll be devastated if Raul is in it and sings Petrified and I'm not there. oh well…..
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Mattbrain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/23/05
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/11/14 at 11:35pm
"Esparza and Morton were the only two good things about this show."

In your opinion.
Butters, go buy World of Warcraft, install it on your computer, and join the online sensation before we all murder you. --Cartman: South Park ATTENTION FANS: I will be played by James Barbour in the upcoming musical, "BroadwayWorld: The Musical."
Taryn
Broadway Legend
joined:1/24/04
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/12/14 at 12:07am
Taryn, I may very well be wrong, but as far as I know, 54 Below put all available seats on sale for the pre-sale and both concerts are truly sold out already.

I can tell you with 100% certainty that that is not the case.
Jane2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/13/04
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/12/14 at 12:57am
"Esparza and Morton were the only two good things about this show."

Seriously? I thoroughly enjoyed Liz McCartney, Jeffrey Carlson, and yes, I love seeing Boy George.
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broadwayguy2
Broadway Legend
joined:5/18/03
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/12/14 at 03:28am
Liz. McCartney and Sarah Uriarte Berry WERE that show.
wonkit
Broadway Legend
joined:9/30/08
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/22/14 at 12:11am
No big names as the leads after all. Anyone still planning to go?
luvtheEmcee
Broadway Legend
joined:12/9/03
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/22/14 at 12:36pm
I couldn't justify the expense of flying in to see this without Euan and Raul (I never assumed there was a snowball's chance George would do it), so my decision was made for me a while ago, but I honestly think Jeremy Kushnier is a really good choice. He's always been one of my favorites, and could make an interesting Philip.

That being said, if I were in town, I would have been there in a heartbeat just to hear the score live again (and to be fair, they did get a lot of the OBC, and those supporting performances were fantastic) - and so I suspect, "names" or not, there are plenty of people who will be happy to go just for the show. It did, after all, sell out after Euan had already publicly said he wasn't doing it. And frankly I think most people knew Raul was a longshot anyway. Dude's a little busy.

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Updated On: 1/22/14 at 12:36 PM
newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/22/14 at 12:43pm
I'm looking forward to the 54 Below anniversary concerts of Metro, In My Life, Harrigan 'N Hart, Glory Days, Lennon, and Scandalous, too. They were all such misunderstood masterpieces.
songanddanceman2
Broadway Legend
joined:8/31/06
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/22/14 at 03:54pm
Sorry Newintown but Taboo does not deserve to be in with the like of those shows. It had one hell of a score and where the book collapsed at times it was still one of the most exciting new shows around.
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newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/22/14 at 03:57pm
Oh, I imagine if you looked hard enough you'd find people who liked each of those shows as much as you like Taboo. It's all subjective, y'know. For me, the quality of them all was equally low; for you, it's not.

Chacun à son goût.
VIETgrlTerifa
Broadway Legend
joined:1/18/04
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/23/14 at 02:28am
I think Taboo's score was probably the strongest or second strongest score the season it came out (I'd probably put Caroline, or Change as the strongest). Boy George's lyrics with his music (with Kevan Frost
John Themis, and Richie Stevens) outshines the other 80s pop star/Broadway composer, Cyndi Lauper's work in Kinky Boots. Shame that the show was sort of a mess apparently.
"I've got to get me out of here This place is full of dirty old men And the navigators and their mappy maps And moldy heads and pissing on sugar cubes While you stare at your books."
newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/23/14 at 10:17am
Having seen it both in London and the US, I will say that it was a much better show in the US, aided by Charles Busch's much better (if still untenable) book. In London, it was an unending, unintelligible bore; in fact, all I can really remember (other than wanting to escape) was Boy George in his Leigh Bowery drag, camping his way through that effective, if entirely irrelevant song, "Ich bin Kunst."
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/23/14 at 08:04pm
Has a full cast been announced?

Without Euan it's really a bust.
And The Raul is too bus? Really?
Though I don't think he would be well received by the survivors.
wonkit
Broadway Legend
joined:9/30/08
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/23/14 at 11:12pm
Esparza is filming two different TV series in Toronto and in NYC - if that doesn't constitute "busy," I don't know what does.
WickedOne2
Broadway Star
joined:3/4/05
TABOO Reunion
Posted: 1/24/14 at 12:25pm
This is directly from the 54 Below website:

"Exactly ten years after closing on Broadway, Boy George’s TABOO returns to New York for a very special two-night-only engagement benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The concerts star Matthew Rowland (Boy George) and Samuel Buttery (Leigh Bowery), both of whom will be reprising their performances from the 2012 revival of TABOO at the Brixton Clubhouse in London. Jeremy Kushnier (Footloose, Jersey Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar) takes on the role of “Philip Sallon.” BOY GEORGE’S TABOO: TEN YEARS LATER will also reunite original Broadway stars Sarah Uriarte Berry (Nicola), Jeffrey Carlson (Marilyn), Liz McCartney (Big Sue) and Cary Shields (Marcus), and ensemble members Jennifer Cody, Lisa Gajda, Bob Gaynor, Curtis Holbrook, Donnie Keshawarz, Jennifer K. Mrozik, Nathan Peck, Alexander Quiroga, Jody Reynard, Asa Somers, Denise Summerford, James Tabeek, and Gregory Treco"

To me, Euan Morton, Jeffrey Carlson and Raul Eszparza were the best thing about the production. I still get goosebumps thinking of Raul sing Petrified.
"I wish the stage were as narrow as the wire of a tightrope dancer, so that no incompetent would dare step upon it." Goethe

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