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Could Nobody Loves You .... be transferring to Broadway?

PlayItAgain
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Hmmm this is interesting. According to this notice on Playbill they are doing a two week reading of Nobody Loves You (which played 2ST last summer) in April and Michelle Tannenbaum has been replaced by.... Pam MacKinnon? I had heard a rumor before it opened they wanted to try to bring it to broadway but the reviews kind of stopped that. Also looks like Mandy Moore has been replaced as Choreographer. Anyone have any clue about this.

http://playbill.com/jobs/find/job_detail/58874.html
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LizzieCurry
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Interesting that Byron, Evan and Christian are all already cast, too.

I loved NLY and saw it three times, but I think Second Stage was the right venue for it. It didn't seem like a Broadway show.
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Kad
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I thought it was a fine summer diversion, but hardly Broadway material.
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WiCkEDrOcKS
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Yeah, I had fun at it, but I imagine it would be swallowed whole by even the smallest Broadway theaters.
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PlayItAgain
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I saw it twice and really enjoyed it (wish we'd gotten somewhat of a cast recording if only for Heath Calverts songs)

I know when they did it out west it was done in the round, could they be considering trying to grab Circle in the fall? I feel like theres a big goal here if MacKinnon is involved and they replaced the choreographer? they maybe trying to do this again from scratch?
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ClydeBarrow
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I would hope not. Even with MacKinnon's involvement nothing could save this show.
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PlayItAgain
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^it was WAY more enjoyable then Little Miss Sunshine
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ClydeBarrow
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I'm not saying that. Didn't care for either one. Honestly couldn't say which one was worse though. There were some moments in SUNSHINE that I actually enjoyed unlike NLY.
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RippedMan
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I honestly found the whole to be rather dull and boring, and I'm a reality tv show watcher, so I got all the inside jokes, etc, it just wasn't all that interesting to me. The lead characters were hella bland, and all the weird little diversions just weren't that funny.
PlayItAgain
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Casting news for the workshop, thats some power and further leads me to believe this maybe taking Circle In The Square in the fall.

http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Jarrod-Spector-Rebecca-Naomi-Jones-Emily-Padgett-More-Set-for-NOBODY-LOVES-YOU-Reading-on-417-18-20140410
Updated On: 4/10/14 at 11:58 AM
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AC126748
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I agree with Kad that I found this to be an amusing (if rather unmemorable) show when I saw it last summer, but I don't really see it going very far on Broadway. I'm glad they went for new leads, though--the ones at Second Stage were very bland.

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Updated On: 4/10/14 at 12:37 PM
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Link http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Jarrod-Spector-Rebecca-Naomi-Jones-Emily-Padgett-More-Set-for-NOBODY-LOVES-YOU-Reading-on-417-18-20140410#.U0bLnK1dUt0

Surprised they're replacing Rory O'Malley, but Jarrod Spector as Jeff sounds like fantastic casting.
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Updated On: 4/10/14 at 12:49 PM
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Kad
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If that's the cast they're securing, I really cannot see this running long, if it even ends up at Circle.

I don't recall this even doing particularly well at Second Stage- I saw it later in the run, and the house was maybe 70% full.
PlayItAgain
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well something is definitely already booked for the Fall at circle and im lead to believe the best bet right now is this show.
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RippedMan
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The actual show is just terrible. The songs are boring, and the show just wasn't funny. I don't see this lasting at all on Broadway, but maybe it's one of those "It'll run for a second and then do well regionally?"
dexter3
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I can't imagine that they are retooling it for broadway, but they might be workshopping it in preparation for licensing. As in, trying to create a stronger version that regional/colleges could do.