nfrjikgovf said: "When Christine faints in the Music of the Night in London, the Phantom catches her and lies her down in the boat, while on Broadway she just falls to the floor."
In my experience, this depends on who is playing the Phantom. I have seen at least one Broadway Phantom (sorry that I can't recall who it was; maybe Norm Lewis) catch Christine and carry her to the boat.
SomethingPeculiar said: "Changing a production's playing schedule usually has minimal positive impact...if people really want to see a show, they'll find a way to get there that works with their schedule."
I respectfully disagree. I don't live in NY, but typically visit 1-3 times per year specifically to see shows. When selecting my travel dates, I try to pick days that will provide me with the most show slots. I know that Phantom's Thursday
devonian.t said: "In the UK most Equity contracts contain a clause along the lines: "the artist will not disclose any material relating to the production on social media without permission from the producers. The artist will not bring the production into disrepute via social media activities"- some variation on that.
Whether the clause is enforceable if brought into conflict with religious beliefs, I do not know. Whether stating a religious belief constitutes bri
Vinosippycup2 said: " I 100% agree that Kinky Boots over Matilda was a terrible decision for Best Musical. For it to win Best Music and Lyrics over Matilda - it was a crime."
I've long been a fan of both Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper, and while I really wanted to love Kinky Boots, I thought it fairly forgettable, aside from the conveyor belt choreography. On the other hand, I went into Matilda knowing very little about Tim Minchin
ACL2006 said: "Would the producers consider a Thursday matinee instead of a Thursday evening come the Fall? A Sunday evening instead of a Thursday evening? Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday evening at 7pm, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday matinees at 2pm, Friday & Saturday evenings at 8pm."
I don't understand why more shows don't follow Phantom's lead and schedule their weekday matinees on days other than Wednesday. Why continually compete wi
labellaragazza1 said: "Marway44 said: "I didn’t want to start a new thread on this but I wondering if anyone knew about how much longer Ben will be in the show. It’s about a year now so I would think he would be leaving soon."
I believe his contract is until October but he could always extend. He's mentioned it on some of his social media I think."
I specifically asked him about this because I wanted to know if he would s
BrooklynsHere said: "Does anyone else think Terry Teachout's review reads like a direct response to Brantley's?
"Grudging reviews notwithstanding, “Be More Chill” is one of the strongest new musicals of the past decade, a charming, astutely crafted tale of neurotic post-millennial geeks in love whose appeal is in no way limited to those whom it portrays. Yes, it’s drawing hordes of kids, and it's a joy to see them mobbing the sta
dmwnc1959 said: "When Act 2 came, and the curtain pulled back to reveal the Masquerade staircase, the ooohs, ahhhhs, and wows were more than audible. It was impressive beyond my wildest imagination. As was the subterranean lake boat ride to his secret lair. The massive candelabras that rise from the misty stage are quite impressive. I was sitting there quickly comparing what I had seen on the tour and what was now in front of my eyes. There is no comparison
theaterlyfe19 said: "Lot666 said: "theaterlyfe19 said: "“Searching for and reviving a thread” Do you honestly think I did that?? I saw a post on a recent page-I commented on it. Not a big deal. Calm yourselves and leave me alone. Its not a crime."
I don't understand why it's so difficult for some people to simply not read threads in which they have no interest."
theaterlyfe19 said: "“Searching for and reviving a thread” Do you honestly think I did that?? I saw a post on a recent page-I commented on it. Not a big deal. Calm yourselves and leave me alone. Its not a crime."
I don't understand why it's so difficult for some people to simply not read threads in which they have no interest.
fashionguru_23 said: "Did anyone else catch the performance on GMA this morning?
All I'm saying is that after seeing that, if I had tickets, I would not be excited to go."
I agree that the GMA performance probably didn't help them sell any tickets. I sort of understand why they chose that particular number, but from a promotional perspective, I think they would have had greater success doing the title song.
MannPhan24601 said: "Getting worried about Phantom tour. Sad to see it go but CamMac said in summer 2015 that it would run another 4 years. Glad that I was able to get into that show thanks to one of my all time favorite singers playing the title role . I know most people on here haven't cared for that production though ."
I'm definitely one of those who did not care for the reworked production, but just wanted to say that I feel
I recommend orchestra center. The other orchestra seats you noted are too far to the side, and I would avoid the mezzanine entirely, if possible; in my experience, it feels very removed (high up and too far back).
No surprises there; same old Brantley, <>. I'm glad I bought a ticket, because I virtually always disagree with him and would have missed out on many great shows if I'd let him influence my decisions."
I've seen many (and I do mean many) actors in the Phantom title role, and I can't think of anyone who has done a better job than the current lead, Ben Crawford. His voice is phenomenal. Kaley Ann Voorhees, the current Christine, is also excellent. If you're interested in seeing Phantom, this is a good time to do so.