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2016 - 2017 Touring Season  May 5 2015, 03:08:54 PM

There is a history of shows announcing national tours during Tony season that never end up materializing. 

Forget The Heckler and The Spectator, The Statesman was already there  Apr 25 2015, 03:35:28 PM

Walter Kerr wrote the Sunday after opening reviews for most shows during the 70s in the NYT. Many producers hoped or dreaded what the 2nd opinion from the paper would be. He reviewed all the Sondheim/Prince shows, giving them mixed to negative reviews.

He was more charitable to very commercial shows during that time. He wrote an extremely favorable review of Seesaw -which Barnes panned-  that the producers used at the center of their print ads for the duration of its run.

The Heckler: Why I'm allergic to Stephen Sondheim  Mar 22 2015, 12:07:11 AM
While the article is certainly the equivalent of a 100 hits of Viagra for A8, I can't imagine much more activity than the twitch of his lower right eyelid. I hope that even such a small physiological response was as welcome as it was rare for our constant colleague.

Great Opening Numbers & Downhill After That  Feb 16 2015, 10:05:31 AM
BWW's been in bad shape for a couple of years. Every possible topic has been beaten to death. Sly wit and humor have disappeared, and the boards are left with people who post 1000s of times a year about virtually the same things over and over and over.

And to top it off, our current experts are teenagers who don't know sh*t, and oldsters who openly admit they don't remember anything of shows they saw decades ago.

Don't blame me for BWW's bad days.

Great Opening Numbers & Downhill After That  Feb 15 2015, 11:49:16 PM
But back to topic:


Great Opening Numbers & Downhill After That  Feb 15 2015, 11:42:49 PM
A foolish 60 year old and 16 year old in agreement and in love with Broadway. The Great White Way is in worse shape than I thought.

On The Twentieth Century Previews  Feb 15 2015, 11:16:33 PM
Your lack of reading comprehension is only matched by your random posts confirming such.

Read the below 10 times. Think about each line as reading, and then check back:

Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

Works that over time are considered to be of exceptional quality by external critical and general popular opinion are inoculated from minority assessments.

The recent technology allowing people to endlessly express their little personal preferences have no

Great Opening Numbers & Downhill After That  Feb 15 2015, 11:03:57 PM
Good evening theater lovers. I left this conversation just as I had jokingly responded to Roxy.

I drove uptown to a dinner party in my brand spanking new Lexus Hybrid SUV (yes I'm old enough to have a license) and had a wonderful dinner with people older than 18 and 21 who were therefore of age to drink, have sex, and if worse came to worse, fight for our country.

Believe it or not there was not a single conversation that had any relationship to the arts. The only passing glan

On The Twentieth Century Previews  Feb 15 2015, 10:42:41 PM
There really needs to be a determination on all of these boards where "personal opinion" versus the generally accepted reputation of a work or performance is deemed to be exceptional.

I'm fine with a variety of opinions, but I think it's overly charitable to continually bow to tiny minority assessments within the margin of public and professional critical acclaim.

Great Opening Numbers & Downhill After That  Feb 15 2015, 05:52:02 PM
C'mon Roxy, you know better than anyone that kids today have everything too easy. Respect is earned.

On The Twentieth Century Previews  Feb 15 2015, 05:49:56 PM
From CPU:

"I am also glad to see not everyone loves this score"

Now THAT is inane. So you find something 2nd rate that the vast majority of theater lovers think is 1st rate, and then find solace that a small minority of people share your opinion? Guess what?

I'm thrilled that (almost) everyone loves this score as much as I do!

Great Opening Numbers & Downhill After That  Feb 15 2015, 05:44:41 PM
Fantod, a couple of weeks ago you were asking everyone how to best be introduced to the works of Stoppard. Maybe you should let your personal taste and experience evolve a few years before regaling us with stories from your remote couth.

Official Into the Woods Movie Discussion Thread  Jan 22 2015, 01:56:16 PM
You know those National Geographic documentaries about African wildlife? Like when the lion kills the gazelle and makes dinner of it. The lion leaves and then some smaller creatures come and pick over the bones. And then maggots cover the rest of what's left on the bones awaiting to become lumbering flies.

This whole conversation has reached the maggot stage. Don't be a maggot.

Thread dead.

ITW at the Pels Reviews  Jan 22 2015, 01:42:37 PM

Musicals in Christian Colleges  Jan 13 2015, 09:37:20 PM
Two by Two.
I Do, I Do.
Weird symmetry!

Constellations Reviews  Jan 13 2015, 09:30:00 PM
Variety is a rave. Sorry, on my phone and out for dinner so no link

Official Into the Woods Movie Discussion Thread  Jan 8 2015, 05:42:43 PM
Total gross after two weeks = $100,303,515. Estimated upcoming weekend is $11,000,000.

4 Broadway closings today  Jan 4 2015, 07:45:42 PM
The upside of this is that there are 30,000+ theater goers who have been attending closing shows who will now visit shows that remain.

Survival of the fittest is brutal, but the survivors do reap rewards.

Brassiest Musical Songs  Dec 31 2014, 10:40:00 PM
I'm A Brass Band?

Official Into the Woods Movie Discussion Thread  Dec 31 2014, 07:52:27 PM
I thought the same thing!

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