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Stoned Seth Rogan Watches CATS  Mar 18 2020, 01:03:31 PM

ArtMan said: "He should go back and watch his movies while stoned. He will then realize that many aren't as funny as he thinks and are actually pretty stinky."

 

Wow, how edgy and cool of you. 



SIX - Preview ThreadI was  Feb 14 2020, 02:57:57 PM

YvanEhtNioj said: "Piparoo said:

C'mon, we all know that Anne Boleyn is the lead Queen. Sorry, not sorry."



Um Anne of Cleves said meet her outside, she wanna fight you.


"

Anne of Cleves is THE BEST. 



SIX - Preview ThreadI was  Feb 14 2020, 02:06:48 PM

Allow me to agree with all of the positive notes. This is a witty, hugely energetic, exceedingly clever romp. I had so much fun over the 85 minutes and cannot wait to see it again. As mentioned, the enthusiasm in the crowd was infectious - and this format lends itself to it. I smell a big hit. 



Is SIX the new BE MORE CHILL?  Feb 13 2020, 04:38:21 PM

No, they are not even remotely comparable. Besides the fact that Six is a far superior show, it has proven to be a hit in multiple marketplaces already (BMC was never really a hit anywhere, except for its limited Off Broadway run) and it deals with historical characters that aren't teenagers that will have a far wider appeal. The simple pitch of: a pop musical about Henry VIII's wives is far more intriguing to the older average theatergoer than a scifi musical about a horny teen who t

SIX - Preview Thread  Feb 12 2020, 12:29:05 PM

I have tickets for tomorrow night. Cannot wait to finally see this. Been listening to the album for a while and never made it to Boston. 



Girl From The North Country - Broadway Previews  Feb 10 2020, 12:05:50 PM

Allow me to also add to the chorus of those who found this show quite awful. While the orchestrations are nice and some of the musical numbers are okay, the overall impact is interminable and very dull. There's no real narrative drive, thinly drawn characters, and book scenes that go on and on with the most rote and uninteresting ideas. I was quite taken with Austin Scott's performance and vocals, but that wasn't enough. 



Tootsie Is Closing  Nov 14 2019, 11:15:01 AM

rattleNwoolypenguin said: "
There are some solidly bullying boomer gays on this thread. Yikes."

I don't know about the boomer rhetoric... but there certainly are a lot of people in this thread saying that people who were upset or hurt by this show are wrong for doing so because they don't see the issues that the upset folks see. We aren't all going to respond to art in the same way. As I said in my previous post, if someone is upse


Jagged Little Pill preview thread  Nov 12 2019, 12:04:42 PM

Well I found this show to be absolutely awful. 

It starts out okay, I suppose, but very quickly devolves into an absolute mess of a multitude of conflicting plotlines and issues. There is so much going on, and so many important issues weaved into the fabric of this show that none of them are handled with the nuance or depth they deserve. While it's admirable to see a new musical want to deal with subjects such as rape or drug abuse or racial issues, it becomes insulting to see


Tootsie Is Closing  Nov 12 2019, 11:55:32 AM

It's always a shame when a show closes because people are out of a job. Even bad shows have a lot of hard work behind them. That's nothing to celebrate.

 

But. If people were genuinely offended by this show, or genuinely found it transphobic (as I know some people did), it is nobody else's job to tell others what they can or cannot be upset or offended by. Certainly there was some bandwagoning on this, but for those who it genuinely hurt I can understand why the


HERCULES to Play the Public Theatre this summer!!  Sep 9 2019, 03:32:41 PM

I was at the final performance last night and it was truly a magical evening of theater. The sense of community (on stage and off) was palpable and beautiful. The performances across the board, from the leads - Jelani was perfect and incredibly moving - to the community ensemble members, were fantastic. The puppetry was delightful. Everything about this was moving and wonderful. If it transfers in some capacity it will never capture the same feeling of this Public Works production, but I stil

BOOH/DOTV  Sep 9 2019, 02:23:33 PM

I decided to give this a shot on Saturday evening and I frankly don't have the words. Besides the obnoxious and rowdy audience (the ushers had to constantly tell everyone to be quiet and behave) this was without a doubt one of the worst musicals I've ever seen. It's utter nonsense, and not in a good way. Shrill, idiotic, and poorly conceived in every way. The vocals were okay. Lena Hall sounded good, as always. 



CATS Film Adaptation Thread  Jul 18 2019, 05:10:56 PM

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtSd844cI7U

 

Um... this is terrifying. 



Annie Golden, Broadway Bounty Hunter  Jul 3 2019, 01:40:28 PM

Kate Monster3 said: "Ledaero said: "I've been a fan of Joe's work for a long time, but one of my major hesitations with this show since its inception 3 or 4 years ago was the idea of doing it as a blaxploitation piece. Has anyone who saw it at Barrington able to shed light on how they tackle the genre? Is it offensive in any way? Is it made aware that its an all-white production using the genre?I'm anticipating cultural backlash with this Off-Broadway run, but I

Criss Angel on Broadway  Jul 2 2019, 12:00:20 PM

I'm hoping to go to the matinee tomorrow. I'll report back afterwards with my thoughts. I'm hoping this is more of a full on show (despite the Mindfreak Unplugged subtitle) than whatever it was that I saw Yanni do a few weeks ago at the same space. 



Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/16/19  Jun 17 2019, 11:58:40 PM

Where did you see that SJB is on vacation? Is it for the entirety of this week? 



Pure Yanni  May 31 2019, 10:48:21 AM

I was at the same performance as Whizzer...

I would by no stretch call myself a Yanni superfan, although I do enjoy his music and have listened to it throughout my life. His music is grand, orchestrated with numerous pieces, propulsive, exciting...

This wasn’t it. These songs were fine being played just on a piano, but it really did strip away the magic and majesty. And without the orchestration it all did kind of sound the same.

As for the rest? What a


Drama Critics Circle Awards  May 6 2019, 09:22:16 PM

It is worth nothing that Hadestown was not eligible for this Best Musical award as they considered it when it was first Off Broadway a few years ago.

I still feel strongly that Hadestown will take the Tony. 



BEETLEJUICE Previews  Apr 3 2019, 10:29:25 AM

Fun show. Brightman is delightful. Great design work. 
 



Where is everyone?  Dec 10 2018, 01:27:14 PM

Highlands Guy said: "BroadwayBear2 said: "It's also quiet, because many of the more vocal posters have had their accounts blocked/deleted including Sondheimite and BroadqayConcierge, and quite a few others. The whole thing got out of hand, I dont think removing these people we all loved and respected from our community was the answer. We need to be able to discuss things together"



I have been here before in a different incarnation. Speaki


What's next for the Circle In The Square?  Dec 2 2018, 12:33:58 AM

I saw School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play today and couldn't help but think how effectively it could be re-staged to be in the round and how it would fit beautifully at a small house like CITS. I have no clue if they're even contemplating a transfer, but it passed through my mind as something that might work well.



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