Surprised that nobody has pointed out that this show is participating in the 20at20 promotion that runs through Sep 24. Got in line around 7pm, had no problem getting $20 tickets (which go on sale 20 minutes before performance time), had stage seats in the first of the two rows on the stage. And yes, I liked the show!
.... and a bit more trivia: Tom O'Horgan had all 3 theaters on 47th St home to shows he directed. Along with INNER CITY, HAIR continued on at the Biltmore, and LENNY sat across the street at the Brooks Atkinson.
Agree with the above comments - and indeed I have sat on a far end of the back row (not for this show) , and the stage view is fine. I did sit center next-to-last row for DEH and the view is perfect. Because of the projections, etc the mezz may very well be a more satisfying experience for many people.
Was there Wednesday night. When you enter the theater, you'll probably be taken aback by what you see (I'll not spoil the experience) and you'll probably be wondering how this is going to work. It does, Brilliantly. The intimacy is amazing - nobody is more than 4 rows from the playing area, and the boldest and most amazing lighting design (often the audience bathed in the same light as the performers) enhances the overall effect. I could go on and on, but suffice to say the
I was so pleased when it was announced that this would be at the Music Box - except for the box seats, you cannot have a bad location. Over the years I have literally sat in the last row of the mezzanine at the far end - and had a perfect view.
Broadway_Boy said: "Gold Club used to have great selections years ago and also would offer a pair of Broadway tickets upon joining, but it hasn't had a Broadway show in years. I'm with Theater Extras now and saw at least ten Broadway shows last year through it as well as off-Broadway, City Center, Lincoln Center events weekly and a Yankee game. You do have to check often to catch the Broadway shows.
A few months ago I saw Kim David Smith's solo performance in Manhattan, and I mentioned to my companion that he would be PERFECT for the emcee in CABARET. And now, there it is - probably won't have the opportunity to see it, but those who do should be in for a treat.
The show has been on life support since day one, so the real question is "what took so long for reality to kick in?" Having said that ...... I describe this to friends as the most enjoyable bad show I've ever seen. Some very solid talent on stage, a glitzy over-the-top production design, the costumes are impressive (when the cast actually wears clothes- pay attention to the shoes, the wigs, etc), choreography better than some dumb Broadway shows I've s