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Daniel Radcliffe in The Cripple of Inishmaan

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EponineAmneris
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Hoping to see this in June when I am in the City for the Tonys.
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NewYorkTheater
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It's opening at the Cort Theater on April 20 (previews begin April 12) and set to close July 20th.
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Scottsacto
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Anybody Seeing this --- this Weekend? Have 2 slots to fill on my show Schedule, for my May Trip.

This one is on my Short List.

Whizzer??
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Blockhead24
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I'll be there tonight!! Looking forward to it
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sciencegirl
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FYI - went to the box office yesterday and was told this will likely have general rush rush available. 2 tickets per person, front row and I believe he said $35, pretty much in line for what they've done in the past year for Godot and Grace. Really nice box office staff at that theater - but keen to be sure to include the "subject to availability and this may change" disclaimer. May try to rush this tomorrow! Anyone try today?
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FishermanBob
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They formally announced a general rush yesterday. 2 tickets max, $37 a piece. They did not specify in the announcement that it would be front row as they specifically did at the beginning with Godot, just the usual "location would be at the general discretion of management and may be partial view" language.
littlebro2
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Any reports from the first preview?
2014- Cripple of Inishmaan, Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Bullets Over Broadway
greatwhiteway72
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I was there tonight. I definitely enjoyed the show. It's very funny, yet surprisingly touching. It took at little getting used to their Irish accents though. This is a great example of a superb ensemble cast doing great work. I don't think any one actor outshines the others. The set looked beautiful. I can answer any questions anyone may have.

P.S: I was on the street at 10:30.
HBBrock
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For those wondering...they are selling front row center seats for rush and then extreme sides.....the stage is higher than usual though. Excited to see this tonight!
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VernonGersch
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Looking forward to hearing more about this show. Perfect combination of Playwright and Director .
HBBrock
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Excellent ensemble work here! Really enjoyed the play. Well worth seeing.
PlayItAgain
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for anyone that sat front row center, any sight issues, might sell my 29$ ticket for Wednesday and do the rush instead.
theminutepast
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Agree about the ensemble. There wasn't a weak link in the cast. I hadn't seen the play before, but the second act had a good momentum and brought up lots of interesting questions and connections about things that happened in the first act.
HBBrock
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The front row is great, but the stage is the highest I've seen and very close. I'm 5'9" and it was very high for me.
theminutepast
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Also, I was in the first row of the balcony with the $27 tickets sold for previews. It was a fantastic view.
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willep
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Admittedly I am a big McDonagh fan, but I really enjoyed this in London. As others have said, it's an all around strong cast. I hope I get to see it again.
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broadwaydevil
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I'm surprised there aren't more reports yet.

I'm going tomorrow and know very little about the play but am very encouraged by what I have heard so far.
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wonkit
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I haven't seen the play yet (I have a ticket for April 30) but I must say: it is one of the few plays that made me laugh out loud while reading it. Wonderful characters, and an unforced storyline. Every character has a chance to shine.
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I saw this tonight and it really was a great way to close the book on this season. The acting is of a very high caliber across the board (and Radcliffe's best Broadway outing to date), plus the play is just a wonderful, wonderful text. The two and a half hours flew by.

The play has a little bit of everything, but it never feels scattered or uneven. There's mystery, humor, dark humor, some horror; it's character-driven, plot-driven and atmosphere-building all at the same time. Quite a feat. McDonagh would win the Tony hands down if this wasn't going to be considered a revival.

Grandage's direction, the set, the lighting- all of it was perfect.

If I had to single out two actors above the rest it would be the two aunties, played by Gillian Hanna and Ingrid Craigie. I loved both of them, and honestly if there wasn't such insanity at the stage door for Radcliffe I would have waited to tell them so.

Don't throw stones (ha), but I also think someone could musicalize this piece. Maybe LaChiusa? The language is so lyrical already, you could almost just set to the text to a sung through modern opera. It would be ambitious, but there's something to it.
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Zoot
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I too saw the play tonight and thought it was fantastic. This is my first time seeing Radcliffe live on stage (living in CA I've missed his other performances) and he was just amazing. And that goes for the entire cast. There was not one weak link on stage. Each actor shines and is memorable. I agree with Whizzer that the two actresses playing the Aunties stood out in particular. The play itself was lovely--funny and heartbreaking. The dialogue pulls you in and you are there in the shop, in the bedroom, at the boat and no longer in the Cort Theatre. Just fantastic. The end in particular still stands out in my mind starting with the talk about Billy's parents all the way to the end. And Auntie Kate and her stones. And Bartley and his sweets. And Helen talking about the priests. The time just flew by it was so good.

Oh and i was sitting in the 2nd row in the right side of the orchestra. Sometimes a face would be blocked or a back turned to me but still great seats. I love being up close for plays so I can see the facial experssions. So for that reason my seat was great but it would have been even better to be more center to get a better view of the set and to not have blocked faces
Updated On: 4/16/14 at 12:23 AM
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willep
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When I saw it, I was seated next to an older couple who had never seen a McDonagh play before, it was such a treat just getting the watch them react.
neonlightsxo
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Sarah Greene impressed me. She was nominated for an Olivier, and I like to think she'll be nominated here as well.
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Rainbowhigh23
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Any report on rush?
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broadwaydevil
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I saw this tonight and have to echo the sentiments expressed here.

First things first, the set was absolutely beautiful. Finally, a turntable set was used to great effect. The lighting was also great. The little bit of underscoring was also a pleasant surprise and I could have certainly used more.

I went not knowing anything about the play or really anything about McDonagh. I left it hungry for more and decided I certainly need to do some reading. At times gut-bustingly funny, and at others heartbreakingly sad, the script is phenomenal. The plot moves along well and never feels forced. The cast is all doing great work. I agree the two actresses playing the Aunties were standouts and they provided the best humor of the evening.

Daniel Radcliffe turns in an authentic performance, but nothing about the structure of the play makes him a standout, which is perfect in the context of the show. The theatre was packed and if it takes a big name, who can play an interesting part brilliantly to fill houses, that's fine by me.

Edited to add: I also sat in the $27 balcony seats, row B, center and couldn't believe how great they were. Phenomenal view and I felt very close to the stage. I have had rear orchestra seats that have felt farther away. I think this has to be one of the better balconies.
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Updated On: 4/16/14 at 11:42 PM
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JBroadway
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I also saw the show tonight and agree with everything broadwaydevil said.

the $27 balcony tickets are a great deal! Perfectly visible stage, without feeling like you're really far away.

If you care about the stage-door situation:
They had the barricades already set up for the people who did NOT see the show, and they waited until everyone was out of the theatre before they set up the other side of the barricade for the people who did see the show. Daniel Radcliffe came out relatively quickly, and signed and even took pictures with everyone. He was very kind and was totally willing to chat with people.

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