The Craddle Will Rock CSC Mar 19
2019, 04:12:08 PM
This should be almost no one since previews don't even start until Thursday.
Be More Chill Rush Mar 15
2019, 10:43:46 AM
all_that_jazz said: "Well as to be expected with a line full of entitled mellenials we have last minute line butters. Line started before 730 and and 930 the first and third people in line had extra people walk right up to join them. Of course not really a problem if each buying 1 ticket each but they proceed to take 2 each. Already cringing at sitting through an evening surrounded by an audience of this kind of people."
Honestly the amount of "ge
Oklahoma transferring to Circle in the Square... Mar 7
2019, 05:25:23 PM
teatime2 said: "ccbway said: "You were not. I was also not a fan at all, as I think I've mentioned elsewhere. Was surprised that it made the transfer, found it way too dark and joyless."
Perhaps that was... the point."
And YOUR point is? Sure, Oklahoma! has always been dark (some would say more subtly), but the juxtaposition of the cheeriness/upbeat nature of the songs provided some respite from a 2.5 hr bout of on-stage depression.
Alice By Heart (PREVIEWS) Mar 6
2019, 03:15:58 PM
I saw this last night and I'm not sure why people have panned it so much. It wasn't exactly what I would consider to be great, but it wasn't offensively bad. There were several redeeming aspects including the choreography and set were pretty interesting. Certain performers were quite good, I thought Grace McLean was great, Noah Galvin was entertaining, the Caterpillar. I actually thought Molly Gordon was one of the better performers as well. I find Colton Ryan's singing to be...subpar and it
BE MORE CHILL (Broadway) Previews Feb 27
2019, 12:07:22 PM
That seems very unlikely. Dear Evan Hansen was essentially sold-out to oversold from the first full week of previews through to present day, 1.5 years later.
BMC is already down after the first week of previews, and seats seem available for all shows, even in the immediate future. Not only are overall ticket prices lower, overall sales and gross are also lower. I'm not saying it definitely won't be profitable, but I don't think there's much to suggest that it will have anything close t
The Other Josh Cohen Feb 25
2019, 04:41:02 PM
tbh, I've been the site before and never bothered even watching that clip before or after I went until you asked about it. Seems like a job for whoever does the marketing for the show, but generally I think word of mouth, critic's reviews, print ads, etc. all have more effect on the show itself. I don't think a lot of people even bother visiting the sites for the shows themselves, let alone base their purchase decisions off the content on those sites.
Oh well - it's a limited engagemen
The Other Josh Cohen Feb 25
2019, 11:34:47 AM
The clip on the website seems like cobbled together clips of "outrageous" ridiculous moments all pieced together. I would not judge this show based on this clip at all as it doesn't accurate convey the humor and emotions of the show. You could listen to the studio cast recording on Spotify or something, although that might ruin/lessen the experience of seeing it live. (Side note, at least look at the notoriety of the people they got to participate in that recording, it's like an all-star cast of
Chill or Oklahoma Feb 24
2019, 11:59:59 PM
I'm probably in the minority here, but I found Oklahoma! to be way too dark and almost joyless to really enjoy it. I also thought the sound at St. Ann's was just terrible, and while there were one or two bright spots by supporting players (Mary Testa) - as a whole, I guess I really did not "get it" or enjoy this version of Oklahoma! at all and was quite frankly shocked that it transferred to Broadway.
On the other hand, I really enjoyed Be More Chill. Was it a more traditional musical (
Oklahoma transferring to Circle in the Square... Feb 21
2019, 11:44:45 AM
Kad said: "ccbway said: "Simply, anyone looking for an uplifting or old-fashioned musical should not be attending this. I saw it during the St. Ann's run and it was very dark, with scenes involving basically murder, contemplating suicide, drug use, etc. "
To be fair, literally all of that is in the text of the show."
Agreed, not to imply they made anything up - more that it definitely emphasizes the much darker nature of the
Whether you're a fan of BMC or not, you have to appreciate Joe Iconis' work ethic, and his loyalty to performers."
I respect Joe Iconis but does anyone know why Will Connolly wasn't brought to the Off-
DEH Partial View Row E Feb 21
2019, 10:48:12 AM
Should I be the first person to question why you're bringing a 10 year old to see DEH?
That said, most of the "action" as it were, happens center stage, I don't think you'll necessarily "miss" anything just be watching from an angle.
Oklahoma transferring to Circle in the Square... Feb 20
2019, 08:45:01 PM
Simply, anyone looking for an uplifting or old-fashioned musical should not be attending this. I saw it during the St. Ann's run and it was very dark, with scenes involving basically murder, contemplating suicide, drug use, etc. Personally, I found that it was lacking any real joy for the entire show. I don't think it's the "momsical" you're looking for.
We Are Tigers Feb 18
2019, 02:16:59 PM
No, all of the chairs have backs as far as I recall. Those bleacher seats just seem to be what they call some of the seats in the front row.
Someone should merge this thread with this one: https://www.broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.php?thread=1114768#5124038
I guess my point is the old "is anything original anymore?" the mere fact that half of all shows are movie adaptations can be put to the same argument of unoriginality. Sometimes something well executed can be just as enjoyable as something done with an original twist.
I think the expectation of originality just seems misplaced, especially in an environment like Broadway where there is literally an entire portion
Complimentary tickets Feb 15
2019, 01:02:33 PM
haterobics said: "ccbway said: "Reprimanding the person whose comps they belonged to, sure."
Sounds like you hit on the pointhere, but then just kept on going..."
Not really. Telling/warning/reprimanding a PR agency or a staff worker "hey, we saw someone had purchased a comp ticket on Stubhub that we have assigned to you, please (tell your reps to) stop doing this" is one thing. My point remains no theatre/theatre company will just su
BE MORE CHILL (Broadway) Previews Feb 15
2019, 10:11:39 AM
TheQuibbler said: "ccbway said: "This was an adaptation of a book, which they mostly adhered to. Seems like people complaining about retreading old material should really be a complaining about the source material.”
I disagree here. An adaptation doesn’thave an obligation to include every single word of its source material, warts and all. An adaptation has achance to improve and expand upon its source material. Ifsomething from the source doesn’t work
BE MORE CHILL (Broadway) Previews Feb 15
2019, 08:50:18 AM
WhizzerMarvin said: "ccbway, my point of view is that if it has been done before then it hasn’t been done well the second (fourth or twelfth) time around. There have been countless books, movies, plays and musicals about teens coming of age- also about the civil war, vampire romances and the Holocaust. It’s not that we can’t have new plays/movies about these subjects, but if you aren’t going to approach the subject in a new way, then what’s the point of doing it, eve
If you bought trade comps on StubHub, others have done it too. You may not be the one that is found out, it could be any of those illicit sales. If one is discovered, all that was used by that trade order would be implicated and canceled. It doesn't have to be you that is discovered for you to be affected."
My point is...if you are a person who bought any of those tickets what possible reason do you have to re
BE MORE CHILL (Broadway) Previews Feb 14
2019, 09:46:55 PM
This was an adaptation of a book, which they mostly adhered to. Seems like people complaining about retreading old material should really be a complaining about the source material.
As for the complaint that somehow similar songs being in other musicals somehow makes it invalid also assumes that everyone who watches this musical has seen 13. That seems especially presumptuous not only for the target audience, but really even for other theatergoers. Or it could be considered a modern