TABOO at 54 Below

wonkit
Broadway Legend
joined:9/30/08
TABOO at 54 Below
Posted: 2/8/14 at 11:19am
Anyone go to the performances last night, 2/7? Any comments?

Anyone going tonight?
Updated On: 2/8/14 at 11:19 AM
Deena Jones
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/03
TABOO at 54 Below
Posted: 2/8/14 at 10:15pm
I know Boy George is in town... Wonder if he showed up?
Codeman109
Swing
joined:5/10/04
TABOO at 54 Below
Posted: 2/9/14 at 01:13am
Just got back from the 11 pm show and WOW. Being a huge fan of the show and seeing it multiple times on Broadway and in London, I was still blown away by how incredible tonight was. The score is still so beautiful and to hear it sung live in this type of setting was magical. Matthew Rowland IS Euan Morton as Boy George, he was perfect!! Jeffrey Carlson is still so fun as Marilyn and Samuel Buttery was hilarious as Leigh. Jeremy Kushnier did a great job considering he had never been involved with the show (I would still take Raul's version of "Petrified" over anyone's). Had not seen Cary Shields on the stage in forever and he brought the house down with "I See Through You" as did Liz McCartney singing "Talk Amongst Yourselves". We even got an encore of "Karma Chameleon" to end the night! Such a fun time for anyone that was there and you could tell how thrilled the cast was throughout the show.

Did not see Boy George but I know he was at the 8 pm show tonight! We were sitting next to Hunter Foster!
taboo123
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
TABOO at 54 Below
Posted: 2/9/14 at 01:44am
brilliant. touching. speechless. it was amazing.
bdwaygirl
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
TABOO at 54 Below
Posted: 2/9/14 at 01:51am
I smiled, I laughed, I cried. Fabulous!!
I hung out with Cheyenne Jackson in his dressing room waayyyyyy before he tickled D2.

"unleash the girly"

Our fingerprints don't fade from the lives we touch.

Puppies are babies in fur coats.

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everythingtaboo
Broadway Legend
joined:5/5/04
TABOO at 54 Below
Posted: 2/10/14 at 11:17am
Surprising lack of reaction on the boards for this, I wonder how many of us actually could get tickets to this thing.

And yes, I'm still mad I didn't!


"Hey little girls, look at all the men in shiny shirts and no wives!" - Jackie Hoffman, Xanadu, 19 Feb 2008
wonkit
Broadway Legend
joined:9/30/08
TABOO at 54 Below
Posted: 2/10/14 at 11:21am
Would it help to know that apparently Boy George and Mark Davies Markham are re-working the book, and are planning to stage a new European production (based on Boy George's message on the program from 54 Below)?
Rainbowhigh23
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/12
TABOO at 54 Below
Posted: 2/10/14 at 11:43am
I would so love to see Boy George in this again! Sad that I missed the 54 Below show - it looked fantastic.
orangeskittles
Broadway Legend
joined:1/8/05
TABOO at 54 Below
Posted: 2/10/14 at 01:55pm
Was the sound as awful in person as it sounds in the video? I love the score and those backup vocals seem stronger/louder than the music. The video sounds worse than my bootlegs. I mean- than my completely legal cast recording...

Cary Shields looks rough.
Like a firework unexploded
Wanting life but never knowing how