Actual footage of Be More Chill fans on Twitter last night.
Network Rush? May 30
2019, 07:06:23 PM
I think I'm going to try for SRO this weekend. When should I probably show up?
My Fair Lady closing July 7 May 17
2019, 04:34:54 PM
I'll timidly agree with you GeorgeandDot. Donica's performance didn't work for me either. He has a very deep and kind of harsh singing voice. I love classical voices, but I found his voice to sound like a Disney villan and his acting stiff. I kind of see why you would find him scary and I agree with your thought that he seemed like Javier had been cast as Freddie.
I was talking to a friend of mine about Sher's approach to these classic works. He really comes at them with somewhat of
My Fair Lady closing July 7 May 16
2019, 01:09:40 AM
It was truly a lovely, but flawed production. The first time I saw it, I pretty much hated it. I thought the entire production was cold and lifeless, particularly due to a pretty dreadful performance from Lauren. I thought she lacked presence, charm, technique, chemistry, and literally everything required for the role. She started as a squashed cabbage leaf and ended as a squashed cabbage leaf.
Laura was phenomenal and had she been given a proper rehearsal period with Sher, I think
Featured Actress -Musical 2019 May 1
2019, 11:17:57 PM
If I were a voter, I have no clue who I would vote for. I might lean towards Gray just a bit simply because I think she might show just a tad bit more range. Stroker is phenomenal with her Dolly Parton inspired Ado Annie and Mary Testa is legendary in a major career highlight. Sarah Stiles gives a comedic masterclass and has the best song/character in the show. Unfortunately, Lilli Cooper isn't really in the running for me. She was very good, but she feels like a bit of a place filler. Thi
Hadestown Reviews May 1
2019, 11:06:44 PM
I have to disagree. I was down in the orchestra and it was definitely epic.
The Great May 1
2019, 08:54:38 PM
I just saw Hadestown today and it's definitely winning. I haven't seen that sort of audience energy at any of the other nominees.
I think if anything this year is a lock, it's Hadestown for Best Musical and Best Score.
Hadestown Reviews May 1
2019, 08:52:14 PM
Dear God. This was phenomenal. If you want to find the best musical of the year, look no further. That score is beautiful, thrilling, heartbreaking, and unconventional. I've been a fan of the concept album for a while and it was great to see the actual show, finally.
The cast is incredible. Andre DeShields and Amber Gray should be winning their categories. They're just brilliant. Amber's physicality is just great. It's like watching Eartha Kitt perform this role. I enjoyed
Tomorrow's Matinees? Apr 30
2019, 12:47:06 PM
I was also wondering this. I got a ticket to the Hadestown matinee tomorrow because it was slightly cheaper than a lot of the other dates, but now I'm worried that the entire principle cast might be out and that's the reason for the price change.
Fiddler in Yiddish Reviews Apr 28
2019, 05:01:55 PM
Miles, I also liked the minimalist nature, but there seemed to be a "the actors are their own costuming department" situation going on that I didn't appreciate.
I also thought the entire cast was on fire, but Steven Skybell might be the definitive Tevye. Also, the band was incredible.
Fiddler has always been one of my favorite musicals. I've been hearing that this production was revolutionary and, honestly, at first I couldn't tell why. I was somewhat disappointed at first by what appeared to be a kind of amateurish simplicity. I did not care for the design at all. However, very quickly I saw what was so special about this production, Steven Skybell. He IS Tevye. He's giving the performance of the year. I kind of wish this would move to Br
Why should I like this? Oklahoma duet Apr 25
2019, 06:05:14 PM
I think it's intoxicating. It's truly gorgeous in the show. However, I think you have to be somewhat of a fan of the indie/folk sound to fully appreciate this rendition.
TOOTSIE Reviews Apr 25
2019, 02:32:53 PM
I suppose they have a melody and somewhat of a song structure, however, there are a few songs in this show that seem to just be stream of consciousness and the song never really goes anywhere. Lilli Cooper's song in the park for example. I can't recall there being really a "song" there. She just kind of sings to a basic melody that doesn't go anywhere musically. While I do agree that Yazbeck attempts a "conventional" score (if that's what we're calling it), he ends up trying to mimic "old bro
TOOTSIE Reviews Apr 25
2019, 12:43:32 PM
Caught this last night and the score is B A D. I'm a big David Yazbeck fan and this score stinks so bad, you can smell it down the block. I'm really quite shocked by how terrible the score is. Stiles' song is great, but aside for the song, "I Won't Let You Down," I don't think a single song has a chorus or melody. It's truly disappointing. The book is really funny, but it's not belly-laugh inducing. It is really well written and well adapted. Santino is phenomenal. The cast is unanimo
Best Actress in a Play predictions Apr 7
2019, 11:35:54 PM
I'm 100% team Elaine May. Truly the greatest performance I have ever seen on stage. The poster above me describes it perfectly. What I was watching onstage wasn't a performance, it was reality.
TOP GIRLS at the National Apr 7
2019, 12:37:42 PM
I was just thinking about how Top Girls needs to return to Broadway. I had no idea there was a production at the National right now.
Hillary and Clinton previews Apr 7
2019, 12:35:25 PM
I really enjoyed this. Metcalf and Lithgow are two of my favorite actors so getting to see them work alongside each other was a real treat.
I don't really want to talk about the themes of the play because, in this sort of play, it feels like a spoiler. It's a truly interesting work however that gives a human perspective to perhaps one of the most hated women in the world. It takes place in 2008 during the primaries, in a hotel room, in an alternative dimension. No one attempts an im