Awards Season: Grim and Bear It

After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 05:00am
What's the worst thing about the theatre in New York City?

Worse even than the exorbitant ticket prices, surly box-office personnel, unkempt and ill-mannered audience members, cramped seats, and obstructed views?

Worse even than sitting through wretched, offensive, dispiriting horrors year after year?

Worse even than the critics with their rotten taste and agendas who praise such fare to the skies?

Worse than all of these is having to suffer through the awards that pop up like weeds at season's end to heap honors upon such fare, and which will assure us all of more of the same in the future.

What is the best day of the New York City theatrical year? The day after they're all over and done with, and we can savor the wondrous joy of fresh air.





Updated On: 4/24/14 at 05:00 AM
chewy5000
Broadway Legend
joined:12/1/09
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 07:44am
You do that.
IMHO I see Queenie as being more of a brunette...
madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 08:53am
The worst things is opening a thread before noticing who began it, and realizing you've wasted time on mindless drivel.
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 09:36am

ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 09:46am
"Pardon my prior Mcfee slip. I know how to spell her name. I just don't know how to type it." -Talulah
mjohnson2
Broadway Star
joined:11/2/13
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 09:54am
Why do you even go to the theatre anymore? You seem to hate it all, so just stop going. Nobody forces you to go to broadway and off-broadway shows.
Please note: any opinions regarding shows or otherwise that are stated by this account, no matter how they are presented represent a personal opinion and should not be taken as an attempt to convey facts and disagreement with my opinion is not only welcome but I highly encourage it to inspire lively and healthy debate.
Liza's Headband
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/13
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 09:55am
"The worst things is opening a thread before noticing who began it, and realizing you've wasted time on mindless drivel."

You also wasted time and energy writing that pointless post, so.... I guess you're no better than After Eight.
themysteriousgrowl
Broadway Legend
joined:11/10/10
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 09:57am


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After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 10:16am
"Why do you even go to the theatre anymore? "

I'm just a cockeyed optimist, I guess. I have a bright and sunny outlook towards life, so each time I go to the theatre represents a fresh start, and a hope for good things. And who knows? I might well be seeing a new masterpiece!
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 10:21am
I have a bright and sunny outlook towards life

OK. I almost choked on a cereal bar.

#sadandtransparent
Updated On: 4/24/14 at 10:21 AM
darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 10:28am
I don't think anyone alive in the culture today is going to be even capable of writing a musical in the After Eight mode. That mix of post-war optimism, old world elegance and often sublimated homosexuality is gone, culturally and psychologically.

What, I ask, was the last good musical? Or what was the last one you admitted was "good enough" in its own way?
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 10:29am
"I have a bright and sunny outlook towards life"

In all of your 200 years on this earth, I doubt you've ever had a sunny outlook on anything.
themysteriousgrowl
Broadway Legend
joined:11/10/10
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 10:42am

Ooh, I know this one! Because he answers it every week, just like he answers the "Why do you still go to theater?" question every week.

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darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 10:45am
You're right... I guess it's the "good enough" that's going to be more telling than the "truly good."
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 11:15am
AE won't see this because I'm sure he has me blocked, but I wonder what he expected from this thread.

Agreement? That's seems unlikely.

Debate? Nope, he blocks everyone with differing opinions.

Just to hear himself blabber on? Probably.

To annoy people with this consistently asinine character he's created (aka trolling)? Bingo!
....but the world goes 'round
themysteriousgrowl
Broadway Legend
joined:11/10/10
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 11:20am

Until I hear otherwise, I'm going to assume he anticipated vomiting gifs


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Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 11:25am
God, I'd give anything for a Crystal Pepsi.
sinister teashop
Understudy
joined:3/5/08
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 11:27am
Jordan Catalano and After Eight adore each other. 'Fess up.
"Riches of the imagination, not the imagination of riches." - Charles Ludlam
PJPan
Understudy
joined:5/6/13
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 11:46am
And then there's some of us that enjoy the award season, and know that is has (at least for me) absolutely no bearing on whether or not I'll see a particular show.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 11:57am
"Jordan Catalano and After Eight adore each other. 'Fess up."

I'll say again (as I've said for so long now) that I don't understand statements like that. When one person finds the other truly miserable and insufferable, where does one get the idea that they "secretly like each other"? Because it's just goes so far beyond stupid to say or hint at that. It's in no way funny (I don't think it ever has been funny. If anyone has ever found that kind of statement funny, please let me know) and it's just...dumb.
After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 12:01pm
^

The awards may have no bearing upon whether or not you see a particular show, but they certainly do influence others in that respect. More importantly, and depressingly, they have an effect on the kind of theatre that will be written and produced in the future.

Grim, indeed.

sinister teashop
Understudy
joined:3/5/08
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 12:03pm
The lady doth protest too much, methinks
"Riches of the imagination, not the imagination of riches." - Charles Ludlam
DrowsyKaye
Swing
joined:8/27/12
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 12:31pm
You know that there is theatre all across the country, around the world, even. People producing all different kinds of work every day, people making and creating things that are changing the way we look at theatre. So when you say "the theatre," and refer to things like "exorbitant ticket prices, surly box-office personnel, unkempt and ill-mannered audience members, cramped seats, and obstructed views," can you at least place it under a more specific umbrella rather than throwing the entire beautiful medium of theatre and performance under the bus?
After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
Awards Season: Grim and Bear It
Posted: 4/24/14 at 12:48pm
Drowsy Kaye,

Yes, indeed, of course you are right.

Thanks for the clarification, and I shall amend my orgiinal post accordingly.