Lucas Hnath - DANA H Jun 21
2019, 10:54:00 AM
It's coming to the Goodman in Chicago for their upcoming season, and I was on the fence about checking it out. Thanks for the thoughts, all - I think I'll be giving it a look when it's here.
How much chili at Oklahoma? Jun 11
2019, 06:40:18 PM
It's a small bowl with one ladle-full of chili and a small square of cornbread on top- be sure to get up and get in line quickly if you want it, though. The day I went, people who didn't get down fast enough didn't get any before the end of intermission.
Is seeing Oklahoma worth the cost? Jun 11
2019, 11:19:51 AM
I loved the production when I saw it last month (it was absolutely riveting and I found it much more emotionally resonate than past "traditional" stagings I've seen). But, not sure if that's worth shelling out the money for a trip to NYC- that depends on your personal financial situation, costs of travel/hotel/ticket, etc. I do think it's worth the price of a ticket to see it, for sure. But only you know the travel side of things.
And, if you are near a major city that will likely get t
Should Six Transfer? May 23
2019, 12:34:20 PM
Saw it on Sunday and it was a blast. The crowd was a pretty solid mix of older folks (CST subscriber base) and younger folks, and it appeared both sets enjoyed the show. I've convinced a bunch of friends (we're all in our 30s) to go see it as well - and most had already heard good things from others, so it seems word of mouth is strong at the moment. We'll see how the reviews go.
As for the stage door, I don't think there really is one for CST. I know for the Courtyard Theatre, the acto
August Rush in Aurora IL May 8
2019, 11:30:13 AM
Chris Jones' review for the Tribune came out this week, and boy did he not enjoy it: https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/reviews/ct-ent-august-rush-review-0507-story.html
From the opening paragraph: "To call “August Rush,” the new musical at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, a pre-Broadway tryout is a major overstatement. What is up on that historic stage at present is more akin to a workshop — a preliminary, 85-minute working through of ideas of how this 2007 Warner Bro
I didn't particularly care for the Chicago Shakes Hamlet (I've seen many a Hamlet over the years and this one felt scattered from a directorial standpoint, although some strong performances within it). I'm pretty intrigued by Six- it looks to be pretty fun, and the music is really great pop.
VivianDarkbloom2 said: "As I recall (anyone feel free to correct me if I am wrong) the Alan Cumming revival of Threepenny Opera did not have a curtain call. When the show ended, the electronic sign at the top of the stage simply read “GO HOME”."
Yup, exactly correct. The whole production utilized Brechtian devices throughout (actors getting into costume on stage at the top of the show, no curtain call, etc.). Fitting, of course, since it's a Brecht sh
Harpz2006 said: "Point taken, but has a Broadway show ever, in an official capacity, released one of its songs before switching a hetero couple to a same-sex one? Until it’s the norm, I think it’s cool to celebrate..."
Wicked did this with As Long As Your Mine for the whole Out of Oz song release thing- they had Jennifer Nettles and Annaleigh Ashford sing it. Not a couple, as with this one, but still a major musical releasing a song with a same-sex d
I saw it/participated in it back in September and really enjoyed myself. If you're a fan of immersive theatre (and/or you enjoy Gatsby), it's a solid performance. It's much more manageable than something like Sleep No More, but not quite as intimate at Then She Fell.
It's pretty interesting to see the British take on the story (which, while universal to a point, is a pretty American story at its heart, which I think the production doesn't really get at, but th
2019, 01:24:50 PM
Per Chris Jones, the musical is only going to focus on the Dangerous World Tour, so they've at least limited the show to a particular period in his life/career.
WldKingdomHM said: "I purchased tickets to sit in the last row of the mezz. Has anyone sat there yet? Just wondering if its partial view or not due to the video screens. The box office guy said, "No".$89 was a steal compared to two rows up which was $135. Go figure."
There are a number of video screens throughout the theatre, and the main one on the stage is set low enough you should be ok. They way the stage is set (the set goes deep into the wings on both
NETWORK Previews Nov 11
2018, 08:12:25 PM
Went to today’s matinee, and agree with Theatregoer3’s review. Some issues with the cameras not picking up the onstage action, which was rough for those of us on the sides of the house.
Cranston was absolutely stellar and every time he was onstage (or in the audience) the show was excellent and charged.
When It was Max (and yes, the Louise big scene is there for those who were wondering) or Diana carrying the scene (even moreso when it was both), it fell flat. And I like Masla
His bio for The Minutes (I don't have it with me, so this is just from memory) referenced something about returning to acting after time off because of a lawsuit of some sort, I think involving someone allegedly taking his earnings? I remember reading it and commenting to a friend that that isn't really the sort of thing I would want to put in a Playbill bio, but to each their own.