BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews

LimelightMike
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 02:50pm
Post 'em here!
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ARTc3
Broadway Star
joined:8/5/13
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 06:59pm
I'm looking forward to this thread fill out with the reviews.
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jayinchelsea
Broadway Star
joined:4/9/09
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 07:54pm
I've got my fingers crossed….
WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 08:26pm
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
Updated On: 2/20/14 at 08:26 PM
ARTc3
Broadway Star
joined:8/5/13
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 08:39pm
I am so very happy for these reviews. I'm hoping that all of them will be positive. I loved this show.
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Matt Rogers
Broadway Star
joined:10/4/04
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 08:44pm
I loved it too. Hoping the reviews continue to be positive.
SayitSomehow
Featured Actor
joined:11/1/05
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 08:47pm
Another vote for the loved column! Can't get enough of the music. Feeds my heart and soul!
Famebroadway2
Leading Actor
joined:9/28/09
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 09:11pm

Is Talkin' Broadway EVER positive?
Someone needs to get their clock cleaned...
WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 09:16pm
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
Updated On: 2/20/14 at 09:16 PM
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 09:27pm
At least the score was recorded in January by Ghostlight. Need to know when it will be released. Have a gut feeling Brantley will not like it. Jury is out on shows prospects.
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bobs3
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/12
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 10:08pm
Brantley will probably give Kelli O'Hara a rave but he will hate the show.
WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 10:10pm
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
Updated On: 2/20/14 at 10:10 PM
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 10:13pm
Ok gang. All is right with the world.
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goldenboy
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/05
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 10:19pm
It's a good thing Brantley was mesmerized by Kelli O' Hara! Left handed complements bordering on uppercuts at the underlying material. Since he swooned so much about O'Hara you kind of don't notice the left handedness.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 10:24pm
"With so much padding in the second act, however, we have too much time to realize how shamelessly we're being manipulated."

GODDAMN THAT'S HARSH.
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bobs3
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/12
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 10:25pm
With the way Brantley jizzed himself over Kelli O'Hara and kept mentioning her in almost every other paragraph maybe people won't notice his feelings about the rest of the show. The producers definitely have some great "pull quotes" from the review.

Updated On: 2/20/14 at 10:25 PM
WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 10:29pm
That Newsday review is odd. He has a lot of positive things to say about it and then ends it by calling it manipulative.
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
goldenboy
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/05
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 10:36pm
Newsday's Linda Wiener is a she.
jayinchelsea
Broadway Star
joined:4/9/09
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 10:44pm
Better than I feared they might be, and if the producers of BEAUTIFUL, which has turned into an enormous hit despite mixed-to-positive notices for the show but huzzahs for Ms. Mueller, could make that show fly, BRIDGES and the raves for Kelli should have a really good shot for success. And the Tony award winner for Best Actress in a Musical has just shifted, and rightfully so.
WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 10:54pm
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
Updated On: 2/21/14 at 10:54 PM
jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 10:54pm
I would have had some more praise for Pasquale and the extraordinary lighting design, but I think Brantley's spot on otherwise. Glad to see some love for what worked, for it outweighs the shortcomings in the end. There's room for this on Broadway right now, hopefully they carve out their audience.
Words don't deserve that kind of malarkey. They're innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they're no good anymore…I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
loliveve
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/12
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 10:55pm
"But then Ms. O’Hara would sing. And the field of corn that is this production’s backdrop would seem to turn into a labyrinthine, richly hued forest where a woman, and an audience, can get lost in ecstasy."- Brantley.

WOW.
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 11:08pm
The last time Brantley wrote a love letter like this was back in 2011 for Sutton Foster.
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
mjohnson2
Broadway Star
joined:11/2/13
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 11:09pm
I just wanted to thank you, Wicked Rocks for not only compiling all the reviews, but for the didhelikeit-esque summary of the review.
You taste the silver Sara, you taste the crown, you thirst for blood from the roses in hand, oh you spoil for sash and scepter doing a dance, as they crown you queen of High School Land.
WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 11:10pm
Not a problem.
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Reviews
Posted: 2/20/14 at 11:12pm
"Better than I feared they might be,"

If the show is as wonderful, and the score as glorious as people here have been telling us (repeatedly), what was there to fear?

Updated On: 2/20/14 at 11:12 PM