10 performances a week?? Aug 22
2012, 08:41:26 AM
Easy answer - it is clear all those French Canadians just sold their souls to Satan.
Your Favorite Aug 22
2012, 08:32:01 AM
Even though it is only about sevenish minutes long, mine is "The Next Ten Minutes" from "The Last Five Years".
Lack of good musicals upcoming... Aug 22
2012, 08:30:39 AM
Matilda is the biggest thing to hit the West End in years. I cannot imagine it not being as good on Broadway.
I couldn't get even a single seat when I was there in June. In terms of popularity it is like Wicked multiplied by Book Of Mormon.
The reviews from critics and the public alike have been nothing but down right stellar and glowing.
Plus don't be put of by it being 'family fare', if it is even a smidgeon like any of Dahl's works, including its own source m
Information about Titanic the musical Aug 21
2012, 06:10:14 AM
The Australian production unfortunately closed way to early, not because of reviews or lack of ticket says (both where actually pretty good), but the sheer cost of the production IIRC totally outweighed any potential revenue earner.
It was annoying to me, because I was planning to fly up to see the show at some point (in fact i remember seeing a large advertisement for it on the side of the QPAC building in Brisbane).
Thanks for the Youtube link though!
INTO THE WOODS Cast Recordings Aug 13
2012, 08:59:12 AM
In a bizarre way, I say go revival first only because - and to quote Vanessa Williams - save the best for last!
That was it for me - I brought with the Revival CR first and it was the starting point for my obsession into the show, and thus after then buying the OBCR, I had one of those rare beautiful moments were... an awesome show just got even better!
Oh the revival is still quiet nice in a lot of the ways people have previously mentioned (Benanti, Williams et al) though
CHESS Revival? Sep 22
2011, 07:50:45 AM
I will say a local community theatre production of "Chess" I saw a few years back gave me much unintentional amusement that still makes me chuckle to this day.
I actually like the show and have a soft spot for it, but when Anatoly looks like he is 20 and BOTH Svetlana and Florence look to be on the wrong side of 50... I am suprised I didn't stop the show with all me giggling at the thoughts of Anatoly being a granny-chaser every time one of the combinations appeared on stage...
Well I've occasionally here going to a suburban production. These days it depends on the theatre group - some I know are good and I have no problem revisiting - others are known awful and I'd avoid.
Saying that I've been to London and seen shows and will be in NYC in September - so I guess I will be travelling around the world to see a show :) Granted I ain't going to either place s
New Poll: What Would You Like to See Next from GLEE? Jul 31
2011, 05:42:11 AM
Considering a number of other shows have successfully spread one school year over two seasons (Degrass (original), Beverley Hills 90210 & Sabrina, The Teenage Witch are three off the top of my head), I am suprised they didn't try that here.
Instead we will get Saved By The Bell: The New Class.
Choosing who to watch with Jul 19
2011, 09:21:06 AM
Thankfully I have a select small group of people (okay two or three!) I regularly see shows with. And even if one of us isn't a fan of a show we see we often have interesting and enjoyable conversations about it afterwards - so I guess with those to people even bad shows work! :)
As to everybody else - the phrase of YMMV is really the only thing I can think of. From friends who where so theatre ettiquette rude that I wanted to slap them to others where we had a fun night out, it often d
Thus her role would be about as big as her career...
Priscilla Tony Award performance deserved better.... Jun 14
2011, 10:22:42 AM
I am a fan of the show, having seen it in both Melbourne & London, yet just from that... if that is how the New York Producers are advertising and promoting the show... bleh. That really does lower any interest in seeing the New York production.
Okay, I wasn't exactly planning to see it when I come to New York in September (really so many shows I haven't seen) and this really does confirm my gut feeling this is a second rate production of what is a superior show elsewhere. I think New Y