I have tickets for a Wednesday matinee in late March and, although my weeklong trip is fully booked, I’m wondering if I should try to switch with my Wednesday evening show (Girl From the North Country) if Telecharge will let me. Has Isaac been skipping matinees since coming back from his injury? From what I’ve been reading, I wouldn’t want to miss his performance.
West Side Story Feb 6
2020, 07:40:56 PM
Does anyone know if Isaac is regularly taking Wednesday matinees off (and is likely to continue to do so)? I have tickets for a Wednesday matinee in late March and am wondering whether I should try to exchange (which would also require me to exchange some other show, since my weeklong trip is fully booked). I’m hearing such great things about his performance and would hate to get an understudy on my one chance to see the show. Thanks!
Jarethan said: "I disagree re Dick Van Dyke. IMO, he has lived a long time, but I don’t see what great things he did other than his TV show. Also disagree re Channing...too limited a portfolio.
I personally think Glenn Close should be next, with Peters or Lupone seriously viable. "
Yup, he hasn’t done much of anything...which is why he’s won five Emmys, a Tony, a Grammy, has been inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, and re
Rachel Bay Jones to Lead NEXT TO NORMAL at the Kennedy Center Feb 1
2020, 11:43:17 PM
I was there tonight and flew in from LA to see this...and I’m very glad I did, although maybe somewhat less unreservedly rapturous than some of the other posters here. This is one of my favorite shows, and I saw it twice in NY and again on tour and in several good regional productions (including an outstanding one at East West Players in LA in 2018).
In a nutshell, I thought this production had six great singers but only three great actors. Rachel Bay Jones was freaking brilliant; as o
If Your Children are talking and restless-take them out Jan 30
2020, 03:42:50 PM
Many years ago I took my kids (then probably around 6 and 8) to see The Lion King at the Pantages in LA. As we walked into the theater I pointed out the large sound board at the back of the orchestra and they were intrigued by all the buttons and switches. I explained to them that the board was connected to trapdoors under each seat in the audience, and that if children misbehaved or were too loud someone at the board would flip the switch for their seat and they would be dropped down into the b
JDonaghy4 said: "i appreciate the point of this thread but One Song Glory seems like an odd way to kick it off- it isnt a showstopper by a minor/supporting character but is sung by the show's tortured protagonist..."
Pretty sure the OP wasn't suggesting that Roger is a minor/supporting character, but rather was cleverly using a recognized Broadway title to ask a question about musical characters who achieve "glory" through "one song." <
Has anybody seen him in it yet? I have tickets for March and am wondering if my experience will be significantly diminished for not seeing JBH. FYI I wasn't crazy about Goldwyn's performance in Network.
I do two NY theater trips a year, jamming as much as possible into anywhere from 4-6 days, and have never had as tough a time choosing how to fill the limited slots as for the trip coming up in late March. Ended up settling on Company, Caroline, WSS (due largely to the comments on this board), Virginia Woolf, Flying Over Sunset, Inheritance (I and II), Girl From the North Country, and Jagged Little Pill. But I’m sure at least one of those will make me regret not choosing Lucy Barton (if
First preview was tonight...anyone there? I love Laura Linney and am eager to hear about this one.
Pantages Auto Renew Question Jan 2
2020, 11:57:15 PM
According to the Pantages website and the subscriber email I received, paying the $100 for auto-renew gives you priority for seating upgrades. I don’t think there’s any other advantage. But it’s refundable within a month so you can cancel if you don’t like the season when it’s announced, and if you renew it’s credited towards your payment. So no real downside that I can see.
Miles2Go2 said: "This is similar to complaints about Network. Valid complaints for certain. That was my first time to see a van Hove production. I was able to see certain scenes on monitors throughout the theater so I still felt like I had a compelling experience. I’m curious. I know use of live video is common in his productions. Has he used them in every one of them and if so have they all had a lot of partial view seats as a result?"
In Network the video scr
West Side Story Seating Advice Dec 15
2019, 01:41:00 PM
Reading this thread, it seems that there are large sections of the theater where much of the action can’t be seen except by watching it on video screens...which isn’t why I go see live theater. It’s kind of ridiculous that they don’t stage the show so it can be seen throughout the theater, and that they charge $199 and $159 for what are effectively partial view seats without disclosing that fact.
BJR said: "Also, the far Left Orchestra, especially closer up, you’ll miss seeing inside Doc’s and possible the far SR part of the back wall screen. The dress shop is center, so I don’t think Right Orchestra would have the same issue though."
What constitutes "far left" and "closer up"? I got tickets in left orchestra, J10-12, so 5 & 6 seats in from the aisle. Should I try to change them for right orchestra, or maybe splurge
My view was also a little off (middle orchestra stage right) so, like you, I didn’t have the best visual but your impression was the same that I had. A jet was partially stripped and, unwittingly it seemed, forced upon Anita but both were almost entirely clothed when Doc entered. It was fairly consistent with other productions I’ve seen before.
If someone had a better view, I’d certainly defer. I’ll be returning in Feb
Scarlet Leigh said: "Tom5 said: "Carl Denham was a very bad dude. He was directly responsible for countless deaths on Skull Island and New York City. I hope in this version Kong squashes him as he did in the Jessica Lange version. (Great John Barry score there too)"
This actually made me think... so we got Ann, we got Carl.... but has the "Jack" character been cut? Has the idea of a love triangle (If you want to call it that) been scrapped as a