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iluvtheatertrash
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joined:11/9/04
NOISES OFF revival...
Posted: 1/16/14 at 03:14pm
"I know now that theatre saved my life." - Susan Stroman
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frogs_fan85
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joined:12/3/05
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Posted: 1/16/14 at 03:16pm
I guess we can assume Charlotte Parry is playing Brooke and Frank Langella will be Selsdon.
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morosco
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joined:7/10/04
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Posted: 1/16/14 at 03:20pm
Saw the original Broadway production in 1983 and my sides still ache from laughing!
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Wee Thomas2
Leading Actor
joined:2/28/12
NOISES OFF revival...
Posted: 1/16/14 at 03:37pm
My least favorite show EVER.

Slamming doors and mistaken identity are not enteratainment.
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Jordan Catalano
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joined:10/9/05
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Posted: 1/16/14 at 03:39pm
Good to know. I was under the impression that I enjoyed this show. Guess I was wrong.
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newintown
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joined:3/3/10
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Posted: 1/16/14 at 03:40pm
That first Broadway production (original cast and replacements) was a gorgeous thing; I was in pain from laughter.

I've never seen it done so well since (particularly that amazingly unfunny Lupone/Gallagher revival, where only Katie Finneran got laughs).
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Jordan Catalano
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joined:10/9/05
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Posted: 1/16/14 at 03:42pm
^ I laughed at everyone and everything in the 2002 production and so did the entire audience I saw it with. So it wasn't only Finneran that got laughs.
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tazber
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joined:5/10/05
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Posted: 1/16/14 at 03:52pm
I have never seen this live and was just thinking a week or so ago that it's time for a revival.

Pumped for this.
....but the world goes 'round
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Rhoda4
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joined:6/13/13
NOISES OFF revival...
Posted: 1/16/14 at 03:52pm
Why? A revial again in such a short time-frame. It is a great show - but really.......
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morosco
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joined:7/10/04
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Posted: 1/16/14 at 03:58pm

Hope they get Harriet Harris to play Dotty.

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Jordan Catalano
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joined:10/9/05
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Posted: 1/16/14 at 04:02pm
"Why? A revial again in such a short time-frame. It is a great show - but really...."

It's been twelve years...
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newintown
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joined:3/3/10
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Posted: 1/16/14 at 04:04pm
And we try to revive all the hits within 5 years these days.
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Wynbish
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joined:4/27/12
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Posted: 1/16/14 at 04:05pm
Slamming doors and mistaken identity are not enteratainment

Valid opinion, but so much disagrees with this, including classic comedy films and Shakespeare
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broadwaybabywannabe2
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joined:11/9/11
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Posted: 1/16/14 at 04:08pm
I too saw the Broadway production in 1983, and remember so well literally laughing out of my seat with my best friends...one of the best Broadway experiences I ever had...:)...I do not remember the cast but I do remember the play itself...it is almost cast proof imho...
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NYadgal
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joined:5/18/04
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Posted: 1/16/14 at 05:08pm
oh, fun!!
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Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
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Posted: 1/16/14 at 05:13pm
"Don't muck it up, Roundabout."

You've never seen a Roundabout production, have you? That's all they do is muck it up. I think it's in their mission statement: hire famous actors who are wrongly cast and muck it up.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
yankeefan7
Broadway Legend
joined:4/14/12
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Posted: 1/16/14 at 06:13pm
"My least favorite show EVER.

Slamming doors and mistaken identity are not enteratainment."

I guess we are in the minority because I felt the same way about this show.
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South Fl Marc
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joined:6/23/04
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Posted: 1/16/14 at 06:21pm
I agree with Morosco, I really hope they get Harriet Harris for the part. She nailed every laugh and I would love to see her do the role on Broadway.
Now living in DC. I really have to change my name on the board.
Jonwo
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joined:3/16/06
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Posted: 1/16/14 at 06:46pm
Noises Off was revived by the Old Vic in London about two years ago, surprising Roundabout hasn't transferred that version since they've had success with The Winslow Boy which was an Old Vic production. Jeremy Herrin is a great director although it remains to be seen whether he can pull off Noises Off.
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Borstalboy
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joined:2/9/04
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Posted: 1/16/14 at 06:55pm
Zzzzzzz...
"It's now rather very common to hear people say 'I'm rather offended by that'. As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. It has no meaning, no purpose. It has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that'. Well, so f**king what?"--Stephen Fry
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Wildcard
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joined:6/21/06
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Posted: 1/16/14 at 07:29pm
I've seen Noises Off where some of the senior members of the audience left after the first act. The art of comedic timing truly begins with Act 2
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adamgreer
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joined:3/18/05
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Posted: 1/17/14 at 12:22am
I saw Harriet Harris play Dotty in a little regional production somewhere in north Jersey about 4 years ago.

She was absolutely sensational. A Tony worthy performance. I would love for her to repeat the performance on Broadway.

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Kad
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joined:11/5/05
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Posted: 1/17/14 at 08:07am
If done right, it plays like gangbusters.

if done by Roundabout, it probably won't.
Owen22
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joined:2/24/11
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Posted: 1/17/14 at 10:53am
The greatest farce ever written.
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Wee Thomas2
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joined:2/28/12
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Posted: 1/17/14 at 11:08am
"My least favorite show EVER.

Slamming doors and mistaken identity are not enteratainment."

I guess we are in the minority because I felt the same way about this show.


I get the feeling that you either love this show or hate this show. And I agree about Lupone/Gallagher vs. Finneran. She was the only palatable thing about that production.

I'm fine with Farce. I loved "La Bete", which, when you look in Encyclopedia Britannica under "farce", they show Rylance's character from that show. Is He Dead is a great show. Twelfth Night is great (gee, Twain and Shakespeare, go figure).

Noises Off is just a stain on Broadway, but on the other hand, I guess all those supporters bodes well for the inevitable Three Stooges: The Musical
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Borstalboy
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joined:2/9/04
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Posted: 1/17/14 at 11:15am
I think it's too soon, too obvious, and too middle-brow. Farce is just not in vogue right now.

Look how the starry revivals of LA BETE and LEND ME A TENOR flopped.
"It's now rather very common to hear people say 'I'm rather offended by that'. As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. It has no meaning, no purpose. It has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that'. Well, so f**king what?"--Stephen Fry

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