Kad said: "I was there this evening. The show is beautiful and by and large exquisitely performed... but ultimately not particularly engaging, which is not how I felt at NYTW, where I found the show very moving.
I was also shocked by how many obvious fans of the show were there- I saw at least two girls dressed as Persephone in the audience, and overheard quite a few conversations parsing the differences between incarnations of the show.
jawjuhh said: "What would you like to know? It was a pretty incredible production, and the audience was basically applauding non stop, from beginning to end. Lots and lots of changes since I saw it at NYTW and i think they really managed to deepen the show. Patrick Page, André de Shields and Amber Grey had the audience eating out of their hand, Eva was incredible strong and Reeve was satisfactory. Was really interesting to see how the characters have transformed, it was like a
QueenAlice said: "I caught the show last week and loved it. I do think, especially for American audiences, the show could be ever so slightly expanded."
Funny my partner (who is an American) also thought they could extend it a bit more.
Personally what I love about it is that it know exactly what it is and knows not to outstay its welcome. It's a slight concept at best and atm it is short, sharp and tight af and leaves the audience wanting more w
Scarlet Leigh said: "RippedMan said: "Don’t see why this wouldn’t work on Broadway! We have had multiple one-person shows, etc. It sounds like a concert so why not. I think it’s a great fun score."
I think the real issue is the scale of this show verse the scale of a Broadway house/stage. I have watched a few videos of the encore and I would have to agree that I don't know how well this would play on Broadway. NOT because of the wor
Scarlet Leigh said: "haterobics said: "Scarlet Leigh said: "I think that we can all kind of agree that if not for the whole political campaign that Avenue Q ran, Wicked likely would have taken the prize that night as it was expected to."
I don't think we agree, not even kind of."
If Avenue Q did nothing but the standard "hi voters come to see our show here is CD and a program have a nice day," Wicked being the
Dusoleilcanwhistle said: "Thinking about sneaking this into a jam-packed theater week - is it safe for me to see a 6PM performance if I have another show to see at 7:30 down the road (2 minutes away)? Do they always begin performances on time?"
It usually starts about 5 minutes late but you should still make it.
Otherwise you could just leave at the curtain call/encore which is just a medley of each of the Queens songs that you'll have already heard.
AADA81 said: "Fetus said: "Miles2Go2 said: "Fetus said: "I wonder if she was genuinely unaware of the LGBT themes in the piece, the film and musical aremore vague onCelie's sexuality which could be missed by someone as ignorant asOmooba appears to be. Someone who locked herself in a room to avoid being seen in a pride video doesn't strike me as one to audition to play a lesbian, but ignorance can often surprise."
Miles2Go2 said: "Erivo was amazing. I actually thought Hudson was good, but I know I’m in the minority in thinking that."
Her singing was fine, but her acting was atrocious.
Honestly I thought Ervio sang a couple of songs well, but other than that I wasn't that impressed. I had no idea how praised her performance was until about a year later when I was sat next to some theatre know it all at The Crucible who proclaimed it as 'the best performance
Miles2Go2 said: "I can’t say the musical is one of my favorites, but I’m glad I saw it (the revival) if only for Cynthia Erivo’s performance. I think she got three standing ovations during the show. It doesn’t hurt that I saw it for $30 (Standing Room and was able to move down to a right orchestra seat at intermission)."
carolinaguy said: "Impossible2 said: "LuPita2 said: "Tony Shalhoub winning over Joshua Henry. He hadone song that he spoke, what a joke. Joshua was the only good thing about Carousel (besides the choreography). His "Soliloquy" alone made him deserving. Laziest year for the American Theater Wing I have ever seen."
I didn't see Shalhoub in the role, but the part itself was fantastic and I'd have given the Tony to the actor I saw
Miles2Go2 said: "Fetus said: "I wonder if she was genuinely unaware of the LGBT themes in the piece, the film and musical aremore vague onCelie's sexuality which could be missed by someone as ignorant asOmooba appears to be. Someone who locked herself in a room to avoid being seen in a pride video doesn't strike me as one to audition to play a lesbian, but ignorance can often surprise."
I remember seeing the movie in the theater right after it op