What show should I eliminate?

gfaustswa
Leading Actor
joined:3/30/07
Which show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 05:41pm
I just noticed Mothers and Sons will be playing until the beginning of July (last I saw it was closing June 8th). I arrive June 10 and will be able to see Mothers and Sons. However, I need to eliminate one show now. So.... what should I skip among Bullets, Newsies and Rocky? Thanks!







Updated On: 5/19/14 at 05:41 PM
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 05:42pm
NEWSIES 1,000%
"Pardon my prior Mcfee slip. I know how to spell her name. I just don't know how to type it." -Talulah
chrisampm2
Broadway Star
joined:5/26/07
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 05:46pm
Agreed. No brainer. Newsies.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 05:56pm
I would not have said it a year ago, but yep, Newsies BLOWS now.
Four Simple Rules for Attending the Theater 1. This is a nice night out. Dress accordingly. Like, no sweatpants. 2. When you enter the theater, turn off your phone. All issues with phones will be avoided this way, & you won't be verbally accosted by the cast, crew, & other patrons. 3. I did not pay dollas to hear you talk or sing. I paid dollas to see & hear gorgeous men like Norm Lewis, Ramin Karimloo & Joshua Henry. 4. Unless you have medical issues, don't eat. The wrappers are loud, & your disgusting munching is even louder. You aren't at the movies or a barn dance, baby.
muscle23ftl
Broadway Legend
joined:12/19/04
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 05:58pm
I say eliminate Bullets. Newsies is amazing.
"People have their opinions and that doesn't mean that their opinions are wrong or right. I just take it with a grain of salt because opinions are like as*holes, everyone has one". -Felicia Finley-
FutureGM
Swing
joined:11/19/13
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 05:59pm
I hate to burst your bubble, but The Realistic Joneses is the show that was just extended to July. Mothers and Sons is still set to close June 8th and, considering it's grosses, it is highly unlikely that it will be extended.
gfaustswa
Leading Actor
joined:3/30/07
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 06:01pm
I was just on telecharge and the mothers and sons web site and it is allowing tickets to be bought through July 6th.
Everlast85
Understudy
joined:5/2/14
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 06:01pm
Unless they suddenly get a new cast tomorrow.....gotta agree with the posters above and say Newsies.
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 06:03pm
Newsies. No question.
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 06:07pm
Unless it wins the Tony or a few, I don't see the scenario where you need to eliminate a show from your list as being very likely an issue.
Words don't deserve that kind of malarkey. They're innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they're no good anymore…I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 06:11pm
You really think they won't play a single show again if they don't win a Tony? I mean, the poster wants to see the show two days after the Tony Awards. Even if they post a closing notice, that week should be safe, no?
formerly oasisjeff on here.
gfaustswa
Leading Actor
joined:3/30/07
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 06:20pm
Tickets were only on sale through June 8th the last time I looked last week. Now the official website, telecharge and broadwaybox all have tickets/discount codes through July 6th. I was surprised, but it appears to be true.
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 06:21pm
Newsies is MUCH MUCH MUCH better then Rocky and Bullets Over Broadway!
brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 06:23pm
Newsies was better, 2 years ago.
avyrocks
Stand-by
joined:1/3/07
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 06:23pm
Rocky
jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 06:44pm
Ah, I hadn't seen the close proximity to the OP's dates and the Tony's. Yeah, MOTHERS AND SONS should make it to the week in question. Unless things get *real* bad. But it should be in play.
Words don't deserve that kind of malarkey. They're innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they're no good anymore…I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/10/13
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 07:17pm
Wow, I saw Newsies last year and it was great. Is the cast THAT bored now?
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)
ClumsyDude15
Broadway Legend
joined:12/11/06
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 07:26pm
Bullets.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 08:17pm
"Wow, I saw Newsies last year and it was great. Is the cast THAT bored now?".

Sadly, yes. This is Broadway, the best theater district in the country. People don't want to pay big bucks to see bored performers who couldn't care less. It's like step up or step aside boys!

Four Simple Rules for Attending the Theater 1. This is a nice night out. Dress accordingly. Like, no sweatpants. 2. When you enter the theater, turn off your phone. All issues with phones will be avoided this way, & you won't be verbally accosted by the cast, crew, & other patrons. 3. I did not pay dollas to hear you talk or sing. I paid dollas to see & hear gorgeous men like Norm Lewis, Ramin Karimloo & Joshua Henry. 4. Unless you have medical issues, don't eat. The wrappers are loud, & your disgusting munching is even louder. You aren't at the movies or a barn dance, baby.
Updated On: 5/19/14 at 08:17 PM
Matt1
Featured Actor
joined:5/10/13
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 08:21pm
Sadly Newsies. Cast is not great at the moment. Too bad because it was amazing for a while.
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 09:21pm
for Newsies I think Liana is Great Lavann's voice sounds horse and Corey just seems bored.
disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/10/13
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/19/14 at 11:25pm
THIS WHOLE POST MIGHT BE STUPID, I'M SORRY IF IT IS. But, if Corey is really bored, why can't he just leave if he has several opportunities/job offers? (I imagine that he has received offers like Jeremy). And I imagine that he's auditioning for several things, so that's obviously why he's still there. Same with the other people.
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)
Wilmingtom
Broadway Star
joined:7/18/11
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/20/14 at 01:03am
It depends on what you like. For big, flashy, choreographic, Newsies. For socio-political family drama, Mothers and Sons. For mindless entertainment with a terrifically staged final sequence, Rocky. Or see Bullets for the design elements.

Updated On: 5/20/14 at 01:03 AM
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/20/14 at 10:43am
Newsies
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
Wickedmonkey332
Featured Actor
joined:5/2/13
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/20/14 at 10:55am
Newsies- no question.
Broadway Bob*
Broadway Star
joined:9/21/05
What show should I eliminate?
Posted: 5/20/14 at 11:05am
BULLETS is one of the worst evenings of theater I've ever experienced. Definitely not worth the time or money.
2014 Show Schedule: 3/08 @ 8:00 pm ~ THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Columbus, OH); 4/11 @ 8:00 pm ~ BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (Broadway), 4/12 @ 2:00 pm ~ ROCKY (Broadway), 4/12 @ 8:00 pm ~ THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (Broadway), 4/13 @ 2:00 pm ~ CASA VALENTINA (Broadway), 4/13 @ 7:00 pm ~ SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN (Off-Broadway); 4/14 @ 8:00 pm ~ HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Broadway); 6/06 @ 8:00 pm ~ PIPPIN (Broadway); 6/07 @ 2:00 pm ~ A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (Broadway); 6/07 @ 8:00 pm ~ IF/THEN (Broadway); 6/08 @ 3:00 pm ~ HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH; 6/08 @ 7:30 pm ~ HEATHERS THE MUSICAL (Off-Broadway)...(MORE to come, I hope)

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