Owen22 said: "Early on this board seem to be exclusively a forum for people to air grievances about a certain Glee actress whose obviously seemingly sociopathic extremes lead many on here to attack her in almost misogynistic ways that really disturbed me! Oh those good ol' days."
What? The board was created in 2003. Glee started in 2009.
Anyway, the real downfall started after Facebook opened up for everyone. Many of the longtime posters came for the
However, if spending a lot of money on a ticket is going to cause someone "emotional issues" if a minor detail goes wrong, something else is going on there.
I think paying $200/person to see a show and having it disrupted by some idiot with a phone can be more than a "minor detail going wrong". It has gotten a lot worse than a few errant phone rings or checking a text.
The real tree-killer with playbills is all the ads. The actual show-specific content in a playbill is only about 10 pages.
Are tickets environmentally friendly? Every other live event I attend other than theatre (in addition to planes, trains, prepaid parking) all have digital versions that scan off phones. What uses more paper- the people who print at home and get an 8X11 page full of ads when all they need is a 1X2" barcode, or real tickets with the thicker pu
Mediamaven2 said: "I see...OJ murders....Versace murder spree...and Monica Lewinsky....Remind me of the “crime” here? Her 15 minutes of fame is so so over. What is sad is not that her life was “destroyed” by it, but that despite all of her privilege (ie wealthy loving connected family) she has never never never been able to move past it. In today’s political times I think it's a travesty to participate in this project and I will not be watching eithe
EllieRose2 said: "At the time of the musical, AZT was brand new
AZT was approved in America in 1987. The musical takes place in 1994. So, no, it was not."
AZT was approved in America in 1987, but it wasn't immediately available for everyone who needed it. Also it cost $10K a year until the 1990s. It's not improbable that someone like Mimi wouldn't have had access to it until recently.
goldenboy said: "As someone said... "What happened in Boca Raton that they through them out.? Neve explained. They were building houses and then in one sentence there was some kind of scandal and Boca Raton through them out?
What was the scandal? The show did not explain that!
Addison Meisner seemed to be in love with the rich son of a steel Magnate. They seemed happy and successful. They even sing a beautiful love song and kiss. And
There was probably a limited supply of signed posters, and under normal circumstances, it would be fine, but it's ~Hamilton~, so someone important (board member, big donor) wanted one and they decided to pick on a peon employee who wasn't "entitled" to it like the fancy rich person.
And the producers refused them a performing slot of that very same song and then did a full length parody of said song without noting the show for which it's score is nominated score or the composer who wrote that score. Taken all together, that's some shady sh*t.
I'd be very surprised if that was the full story. It's more likely a financially failing show like Be More Chill couldn't scrape together the money in time, wanted to make some deal, and the
Nothing described in this article is racist. He may interpret it as racism; no one actually knows, we can't see inside anyone's mind to know if that was part of it. But based on the incidents described, I don't think it necessitated escalating to formal complaints with Equity and accusations of racism. It sounds like an unhappy actor who interpreted every minor backstage snafu as a personal attack, and was upset the stage manager didn't agree.
Boys in the Band actors are too old. I don't have the play in front of me, but doesn't Eric turn 30 in it? Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Matt Bomer, Michael Benjamin Washington are all 40+. Keep John Benjamin Hickey and you've lost a huge part of the generational gap story they're trying to tell.
Wick3 said: I think the only male characters that need to be smoking hot abs and all are Leo and Adam (both in their 20s.)
Be More Chill got free promotion, while other struggling shows had to pay tens of thousands of dollars for their casts to appear in performances that won't get half as many views as 3 celebrities parodying BMC will, especially after this "controversy".
If anyone deserves to be upset about this, it's a show like Prom or The Cher Show. They were actually nominated for Best Musical, are losing money every week, and still paid for a performance, but aren't getting
UncleCharlie said: "chuckydisc said: "The OP makes it my/our business by stating that he will "head to the BO around 11"."
So if someone says they're going to see a show on Thursday, you feel you need to know why they can't go on Wednesday, or Tuesday or last week? If someone is going to an evening show on atwo show day, you need to know why they were unable to attend the matinee? He's asking for advice based on his expected schedul