Fool for Love at WTF - Anyone Seen It?

Andre4
Chorus Member
joined:5/31/11
Fool for Love at WTF - Anyone Seen It?
Posted: 7/23/14 at 09:35pm
I have tickets for next week Friday but I heard it is only 70 minutes so would love to hear whether it is worth the trip. Has anyone seen it? Btw, Living on Love was spectacular in my opinion! :)
HorseTears
Broadway Legend
joined:3/25/05
Fool for Love at WTF - Anyone Seen It?
Posted: 7/24/14 at 12:42am
I know it's been going on for a while, but it still takes me a second to realize which theatre company people are referring to when they use that initialism.

Is there a Boston Theatre Works or an Oregon Musical Guild?
Wee Thomas2
Leading Actor
joined:2/28/12
Fool for Love at WTF - Anyone Seen It?
Posted: 7/24/14 at 09:34am
Seeing both those shows this Saturday. Will report back by Monday.
TheatreFreak05
Broadway Legend
joined:1/22/08
Fool for Love at WTF - Anyone Seen It?
Posted: 7/28/14 at 09:48pm
As far-fetched as it is, I would give anything for the production to transfer to New York. Would love to see Nina Arianda in this. Also reviewers are really loving it!
mjohnson2
Broadway Star
joined:11/2/13
Fool for Love at WTF - Anyone Seen It?
Posted: 7/28/14 at 10:40pm
Brantley was very positive in his review.
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neonlightsxo
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/08
Fool for Love at WTF - Anyone Seen It?
Posted: 7/29/14 at 09:10am
I hope that Brantley's rave gives us hope for transfer. Dying to see Nina in this part.
Broadwayboy2631
Broadway Star
joined:11/10/06
Fool for Love at WTF - Anyone Seen It?
Posted: 7/29/14 at 10:35am
The who leads, a relatively inexpensive running cost, and a rave in the Times could certainly make a transfer feasible.
Broadwayboy2631
Broadway Star
joined:11/10/06
Fool for Love at WTF - Anyone Seen It?
Posted: 7/29/14 at 10:36am
The who leads, a relatively inexpensive running cost, and a rave in the Times could certainly make a transfer feasible.
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
Fool for Love at WTF - Anyone Seen It?
Posted: 7/29/14 at 11:15am
I think I sense an announcement from MTC coming. They don't have a spring show yet...maybe this???
Wee Thomas2
Leading Actor
joined:2/28/12
Fool for Love at WTF - Anyone Seen It?
Posted: 7/29/14 at 12:32pm
Show was excellent, but is quite short. 70-75 minutes at most. Maybe they could pair it with a Mamet show?

3 of the 4 leads were outstanding (all but the guy who played Martin, but it might be the role, not the actor). Incredible sound and lighting effects considering the show is in such a small theater and for such a short length of time. Arianda and Rockwell were terrific, you could not tell they were kind of last minute choices.

I'd love to see Rockwell as the title character in Tracy Letts' "Killer Joe"
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
Fool for Love at WTF - Anyone Seen It?
Posted: 7/29/14 at 01:09pm
Show was excellent, but is quite short. 70-75 minutes at most. Maybe they could pair it with a Mamet show?

The original production didn't need to be paired with anything to run for over 1000 performances.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
Wee Thomas2
Leading Actor
joined:2/28/12
Fool for Love at WTF - Anyone Seen It?
Posted: 7/31/14 at 11:15am
"The original production didn't need to be paired with anything to run for over 1000 performances."

Doesn't change the fact that it's a very short show and if someone is charging full B'way prices for a 70 minute show you're going to have angry people.
oncemorewithfeeling2
Featured Actor
joined:4/25/13
Fool for Love at WTF - Anyone Seen It?
Posted: 7/31/14 at 02:39pm
I'm a huge Nina Arianda fan. If you enjoy her work, this will not disappoint. She and Sam Rockwell make a dynamic couple on stage. Even though they're not Lauren Ambrose and Chris Pine in terms of star level, the performance they put on is top notch. It's an extremely put together performance with lighting, sound, and set decoration quality being very high.

The downside is the length. It's short. I actually wanted it to be longer. It would be fabulous to see this have a full scale run in New York, but I just don't know if audiences would pay top dollar for 70 minutes. However, they really succeed with this production. If you can catch it, don't miss it.