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BRIDGES in its final week

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jayinchelsea
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BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/14/14 at 11:43pm
Went tonight, the audience went wild. Yes, we've spent the last few months discussion the pros and cons of the show, and perhaps the producers are right in thinking it will do much better on tour in "the Heartland." But it is hard to fault the singing performances of Kelli and Steven (singing their second show of the day). They truly sang their hearts out, and the audience responded in kind. And composer Jason Robert Brown conducted the show tonight, and the audience cheered him after the curtain calls were done.

Wish I could be at the last performance, it will be insane.
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/14/14 at 11:52pm
It's great that they responded like that, they are doing amazing stuff up there. Have tickets to the last show and I CANT WAIT!

Dilettante
Updated On: 5/15/14 at 11:52 PM
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ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/14/14 at 11:56pm
I really want to be at the final performance. I waited too long on purchasing a discounted seat, and it looks like they've pulled the code for the final show. Ugh.
#sadandtransparent
avyrocks
Stand-by
joined:1/3/07
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 12:44am
There are a couple of seats that are $77 (rear mezz) and $87 (rear orchestra) for closing performance, which isn't bad at all. You can save convenience/service charge by buying it straight from the box office.
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RaisedOnMusicals
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joined:7/20/10
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 12:46am
Yep, I was there tonight also. Crazy! I was waiting for JRB to come out for a curtain call, the applause for him being what it was.
<--------Curtain call, opening night of A Little Night Music, Dec. 13, 2009
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Melissa25
Featured Actor
joined:5/20/12
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 05:45am
We were at the Tuesday show and I am so glad we went back again. Kelli and Steven killed it and it was so great to be part of an audience that gave them so much love.
rjm516
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/09
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 10:02am
So glad they are having a great final week. Going out with a bang. I cannot wait until Sunday! How many of us are going? I'm in row B. Most I've ever spent on a Broadway ticket. Worth it!
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Rainbowhigh23
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joined:3/29/12
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 10:41am
There was at least five minutes of applause after each song last night, and at curtain call 15 minutes where the crowd went nuts and just wouldn't leave. The love for the show was so great. I was able to get Jason Robert Brown's autograph when he was still in the pit.
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RaisedOnMusicals
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BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 10:48am
"There was at least five minutes of applause after each song last night."

Well, there was prolonged applause after each song, for sure. if it lasted five minutes, the show would have ended at 11:30 instead of the usual 10:45, when it ended last night. It might have seemed like five minutes, but take out a watch a stare at the minute hand for five minutes--it's an eternity. It's why witnesses' estimates of time are always very suspect.

Please don't think I'm being critical. I agree with the basic premise that there were long ovations, which were deserved.
<--------Curtain call, opening night of A Little Night Music, Dec. 13, 2009
avyrocks
Stand-by
joined:1/3/07
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 11:12am
I'm in Row B too for Sunday.
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haterobics
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joined:3/29/14
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 11:16am
I wasn't online when the closing was announced, so I'm slumming it back in M.
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Up In One
Featured Actor
joined:5/27/04
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 11:17am
Love it when fans of musical make up the house - wish every performance was like that. I attended a Saturday matinee a few weeks back and only a few songs got impassioned reactions. But the overall reception at the end was very warm. Love listening to the score on the recording but not enough to want to sit through it again. Very similar reaction I had with his Parade. But Songs For A New World I could sit through over and over again because it was wall to wall JRB music, pesky books and character development are not his greatest allies
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 01:59pm
I'm in row A of the mezzanine on Sunday. YEAH!
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After Eight
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joined:6/5/09
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 02:42pm
"Love it when fans of musical make up the house - wish every performance was like that."

Hate it when they do, and am glad not every performance is like that.

They give a completely lopsided take on a show, and often irritate those in the audience with a more dispassionate vew of the material who just want to enjoy what's on stage.. People pay to see a show, not audience members trying to outdo one another in their displays of undying love.

The hysteria regarding this show gets more overwrought with each passing day.

Perhaps it will abate after the show closes. but then some new object of veneration will come along and it'll start all over again.

Updated On: 5/15/14 at 02:42 PM
avyrocks
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joined:1/3/07
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 02:47pm
^ I'm pretty sure After Eight was deprived of attention as a child. Thus, he now feels the need to make up for that deprivation.
Steve721
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joined:2/21/14
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 02:51pm
"They give a completely lopsided take on a show, and often irritate those in the audience with a more dispassionate vew of the material who just want to enjoy what's on stage.. People pay to see a show, not audience members trying to outdo one another in their displays of undying love."

"The hysteria regarding this show gets more overwrought with each passing day."

Give me a break. I've been going to Broadway shows for almost 40 years, and I have yet to see a performance ruined or even adversely affected by hysterical fans. People don't treat Broadway shows like rock concerts.
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haterobics
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joined:3/29/14
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 02:58pm

Last call for orchestra on Sunday!

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haterobics
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BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 03:00pm
"Perhaps it will abate after ghe show closes. but then some new object of veneration will come along and it'll start all over again."

I think people should have to label a thread like this, like by putting Bridges in the thread title or something, so that people who dislike a show could more easily avoid them.
avyrocks
Stand-by
joined:1/3/07
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 03:00pm
That makes me so happy! :)

I'm assuming no rush tickets will be available Sunday. Hope they sell as many full priced tickets as possible and don't need to offer rush for the final performance!
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 03:02pm
"I'm pretty sure After Eight was deprived of attention as a child. Thus, he now feels the need to make up for that deprivation."

100% THIS

After Eight, stop coming into Bridges threads and spreading your hate. These threads are positive and full of love for this beautiful show. Especially this one about the last week of it, and how much positive attention it's getting, and how excited people are to see the last show. Go away.
Dilettante
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ljay889
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joined:8/4/04
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 03:05pm
They keep removing and adding blocks of seats throughout the day for Sundays performance.
#sadandtransparent
avyrocks
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joined:1/3/07
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 03:08pm
^ I think it's because people keep adding the seats to their cart. And when time expires, it's released again.
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ljay889
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joined:8/4/04
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 03:18pm
Possible! But I see entire rows of seats disappear and return.
#sadandtransparent
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musikman
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joined:8/31/06
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 03:23pm
I have an extra FREE ticket for this Saturday at 2:00PM. I'd really like to give it to someone who hasn't seen the show yet, but will consider giving it to a super fan if no one else takes it. My friend who was going to use the ticket no longer can make it.

I'll do a first come first served basis here.
-There's the muddle in the middle. There's the puddle where the poodle did the piddle."
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 03:27pm
I just pmed you!
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Blockhead24
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joined:8/20/09
BRIDGES in its final week
Posted: 5/15/14 at 03:28pm
Last night was magical. My show is closing on the 18th too so last night was my last chance to see it and it was perfect.
*formerly obsessedjb*

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