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jdrye222
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joined:5/28/11
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 05:31pm
Didn't see a thread for this yet. I expect nothing but raves for Audra but who knows.

I only found the preview thread for this show and it's lots of pages - so will be nice to have a fresh thread!
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Stand-by
joined:2/26/14
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WiCkEDrOcKS
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joined:6/13/04
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 08:11pm
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
Updated On: 4/13/14 at 08:11 PM
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YouWantitWhen????
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joined:7/16/05
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 08:24pm
I just got a ticket for my trip next month - man, seats are scarce! Also got one for Hedwig.
<---------- No kids, no man, but I have some great pussies! And, If you're lucky, you too can call me Your Sassy Hagness.
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IdinaBellFoster
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joined:11/5/06
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 08:25pm
This is about to become a HOT ticket. So happy for Audra, here's to Tony #6!
"Oh look at the time, three more intelligent plays just closed and THE ADDAMS FAMILY made another million dollars" -Jackie Hoffman, Broadway.com Audience Awards
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StickIt
Featured Actor
joined:8/29/08
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 08:28pm
Definitely glad I snagged a seat already! WOW! Go Audra. Do we know officially if it's being called a play or a musical yet? From what I've read it seems more like a play with music, but I don't pretend to be an expert.
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NewYorkTheater
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joined:1/23/10
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 08:29pm
LADY DAY Reviews

Just looking at the photographs of Billie Holiday in the period of the play show the challenge that a clean liver and radiant beauty like Audra McDonald would have in depicting her. McDonald meets that challenge successfully ó but a question remains: Why?
Lady Day at Emersonís Bar and Grill Review: Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday

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henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 08:36pm
"McDonald channeling Holiday gives us not just one but two of the most extraordinarily gifted dramatic vocalists America has produced." McNulty, LA Times

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luvcaroline
Leading Actor
joined:10/19/05
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 08:54pm
This MUST extend, right? We don't arrive until June 18 and I can't imagine missing this!
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east side story
Leading Actor
joined:4/21/11
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 08:55pm
I too just snatched up a ticket for Wednesday. With the love letters that continue to pour in, this will be an impossible ticket.
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YouWantitWhen????
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joined:7/16/05
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 09:03pm
Yeah, the ticket I was able to get was not fantastic, a bit off to the side but they are few and far between for when I am in the city.
<---------- No kids, no man, but I have some great pussies! And, If you're lucky, you too can call me Your Sassy Hagness.
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ACL2006
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joined:2/11/06
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 09:08pm
I hope if sales pick up after these reviews, Audra opts to have the show extended a few weeks.
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
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WiCkEDrOcKS
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joined:6/13/04
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Posted: 4/13/14 at 10:11pm
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
Updated On: 4/13/14 at 10:11 PM
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 10:20pm
"Though most of the audience sits in Circle In The Square's horseshoe-shaped arena seating, "festive dress" is encouraged for those enjoying complimentary beverage service at the twenty nightclub tables up front".

I bought a ticket to this within the first hour of them going on sale, so I was lucky enough to score a table seat. However, I have no idea what "festive dress" entails.

Anyway, these reviews are amazing, I can't wait to see this.
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haterobics
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joined:3/29/14
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Posted: 4/13/14 at 10:47pm
"However, I have no idea what "festive dress" entails."

You can never go wrong with a nice little black dress...
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disneybroadwayfan22
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joined:2/10/13
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 10:49pm
WOW! Well, it looks like we all know what the Best Play/Musical and who the Best Leading Actress in a Play/Musical are going to be. Congrats to Audra, the cast and the crew!

Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
Updated On: 4/14/14 at 10:49 PM
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bjh2114
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joined:4/19/06
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 10:51pm
^ There are so many things wrong with this post, I don't even know where to begin.
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YouWantitWhen????
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joined:7/16/05
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 11:10pm
Maybe Andrea is Adele's cousin?
<---------- No kids, no man, but I have some great pussies! And, If you're lucky, you too can call me Your Sassy Hagness.
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Jeffrey Karasarides
Broadway Star
joined:11/27/11
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 11:27pm
"WOW! Well, it looks like we all know what the Best Play/Musical and who the Best Leading Actress in a Play/Musical are going to be. Congrats to Andrea, the cast and the crew!"

Lady Day is being billed as a 'PLAY with MUSIC', NOT A MUSICAL, so therefore AUDRA will most likely be up for LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY, where she could just become the Most Honored Broadway Performer in History by not only winning six Tonys, but for winning in every single category an actress can be up for.
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751guy
Understudy
joined:3/27/11
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 11:29pm
The show will definitely be extended.
All ready to go.
The number of people who will not see a show they don't want to see... is unlimited. Oscar Hammerstein
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disneybroadwayfan22
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joined:2/10/13
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 11:53pm
There are so many things wrong with this post, I don't even know where to begin.

Ummmmm....wasn't there a debate if it was a play or a musical? I have no idea what I did wrong...
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
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GreasedLightning
Leading Actor
joined:2/11/14
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 11:58pm
Well, for starters, her name might be where you'd begin...
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ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 11:58pm
Kids these days. Lord.
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disneybroadwayfan22
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joined:2/10/13
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/13/14 at 11:59pm
Oops: I meant Audra. I'm sorry. Just a mistake
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
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Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
LADY DAY Reviews
Posted: 4/14/14 at 12:00am
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Updated On: 4/14/14 at 12:00 AM

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