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The Minutes Preview Thread  Mar 1 2020, 11:01:34 AM

There is one aspect to the surprise ending that confuses me. Perhaps some of you can help clarify this.

 
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Why does Mr. Peel (who is the voice of dissent among the group) turn on a dime and join the others in their satanic dance? This moment happens with very little explanation.

I think for the ending to w

Girl From The North Country - Broadway Previews  Feb 23 2020, 02:07:44 PM

I saw Girl From the North Country last night for the first time. I've been letting the play stew in my mind overnight and this morning, and I'm sorry to say that I can not feel any appreciation for this piece. There were certainly many talented actors on stage, but the book itself left me completely cold. The fact that this musical is a serious and dramatic piece doesn't bother me. Rather, it's that the drama within it serves no purpose and makes no points. Nothing is

What would you see if you had a time machine and tickets to 3 shows?  Jan 23 2020, 02:15:49 PM

I couldn't settle on just three shows, so I'm dividing my answer into musicals and plays.

Musicals: Girl Crazy for Ethel Merman's Broadway debut

               Porgy and Bess, OBC

               On The Town, OBC

Plays: Orson Welles's Voodoo Macbeth

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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2019-2020 Season  Dec 10 2019, 10:45:41 AM

GreasedLightning said: "I don't understand this Rudin trend. These Playbills are fine for his plays, but they just don't make sense for musicals."

I respectfully disagree. I think these Rudin bills hark back to an era of Broadway where the emphasis was on actors and acting instead of marketing and commerciality. I support this trend and I wish more producers would follow suit.



PLAYBILL Covers of the 2019-2020 Season  Dec 10 2019, 09:14:03 AM

magictodo123 said: "bwayphreak234 said: ""

Ohhhh I sincerely hope they change this....like they did for The Front Page a few years back...not a fan.
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A Christmas Carol Review Thread  Nov 21 2019, 12:02:00 PM

I absolutely adored this production, but I think the negative criticisms are fair. Most of the concerns from the critics stem from the weaknesses of the book, not on the theatrics or design of the production (which we can agree are stellar!).
One of the things that makes Dickens such an effective storyteller is that his plots are air-tight. Even the most minute of details always play a significant role to the plot, and I think this is especially true in A CHRISTMAS CAROL. So to change th


PLAYBILL Covers of the 2019-2020 Season  Nov 20 2019, 11:00:36 AM

WEST SIDE STORY 'S Playbill cover was up on Playbill's website, but has since been taken down. (It's in the vintage, "Rudin" style.) It seems that Scott Rudin doesn't allow for Playbill covers to be made public until the night of first previews.



Favorite Flop?  Nov 20 2019, 10:50:51 AM

Great Comet - I'm still in mourning that it closed.



Are Playbills environmentally friendly?  Aug 12 2019, 10:00:56 AM

Dig two holes in the ground. In one of the holes, bury a playbill. In the other hole, bury a smartphone. Which one is greener?



What's wrong with Broadway?  May 13 2018, 08:48:45 AM

I think this relationship between Broadway and Hollywood is worth examining. In the old days, Hollywood got most of its source material from Broadway. Nowadays, the trend has reversed as most Broadway productions originate in Hollywood and get adapted for the stage afterwards.

I'm generalizing of course, but perhaps transferring a stage play to film does not affect its quality as much as taking a cinematic story and adapting it to the stage. Film offers a limitless space, whil


PLAYBILL Covers of the 2017-2018 Season  Apr 5 2018, 05:18:29 PM

msmp said: "BroadwayConcierge said: "bwayphreak234 said: "^ Absolutely dreadful. Just like the production itself."

I just don't know why they wouldn't use their beautiful key art that's on the marquee and every other promotional material across the city. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
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This is my question. It's some of the nicest key-art of any show currently running on Broadway, and yet they have gone out of


PLAYBILL Covers of the 2017-2018 Season  Mar 28 2018, 06:50:47 PM


PLAYBILL Covers of the 2017-2018 Season  Mar 28 2018, 06:50:47 PM

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What would you see if you had a time machine and tickets to 3 shows?  Mar 28 2018, 06:37:37 PM

1. Robert Preston in The Music Man

2. William Daniels in 1776

3. Susan Johnson in The Most Happy Fella



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