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Ben Platt on Netflix  May 28 2020, 02:45:41 PM

I enjoyed The Politician for the most part.  Not the worst show, definitely not the best.  I'm generally not a Ben Platt fan, but I think his personality works well for the character and his characters vulnerable moments felt more real than when Ben himself tries to be vulnerable.  What bugs me most about Ben and his singing is how instantly disconnected I feel from him.  His mannerisms of closing his eyes, moving his head around... his technique bothers me.  

Colleen Ballinger to Join Cast of Waitress on August 20  Jun 19 2019, 04:19:57 PM

Maybe I'm out of touch, but I don't know if these names are really going to change the ticket sales much more than Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan.  While these people are big YouTube names and Todrick has his cred from Drag Race/Kinky Boots too, I wonder how many fans are actually in New York.  I don't know if these are draws that will get people to travel.  It might nab a tourist or two that knows them on the TKTS line, but I don't know if that will beat out t

Funniest Performances You've Ever Seen Onstage  Jun 5 2019, 09:46:18 AM

Christopher Fitzgerald as Ogie in WAITRESS immediately comes to mind.  I remember having trouble breathing during some points of his performance and still laughing from his last funny line, or expression when he was on to the next thing.  

Musicals most people hated, but you liked  May 20 2019, 02:36:42 PM

I still often find myself loving The Wedding Singer cast recording.  I have fond memories of rushing that show multiple times during the summer.  

Lottery Ticket Prices These Days  May 14 2019, 11:37:41 AM

Is it frustrating?  Yes.  However, it's the way of the world.  An IMAX 3D movie viewing in NYC can cost you close to $30 now.  Inflation will always be a thing and so now the "cheap tickets" for a Broadway show have to follow suit.  It's all part of an equation and don't forget the running costs of these shows continue to go up as union's minimums go up.  I'll reiterate what others continuously say... "it's a business."

Upcoming Waitress cast replacements?  May 3 2019, 09:22:42 AM

I know this isn't the review thread, but since I aired my worries about Noah's casting on this thread, I figured I'd post my reactions from last night here, as well.  Noah absolutely blew me away.  He was hamming it up there, his vocals were on point an he had the audience in stitches.  Everyone was roaring during the curtain call.  

It was a great audience there tonight (except my row who had one person caught trying to snapchat some of the show an

Easy Rush  Apr 27 2019, 01:52:32 PM
I thought about King Kong but it honestly would’ve been my last resort. I was going to try Tootise, Pretty Woman and Beetlejuice first.

Easy Rush  Apr 27 2019, 01:38:23 PM
Be More Chill Orchestra B5 twenty five minutes before the show

Easy Rush  Apr 27 2019, 12:48:04 PM
Thanks! I didn’t even think of checking the buy/sell board. Great idea! Any other experiences?

Easy Rush  Apr 27 2019, 12:42:49 PM
I just ended up with cancelled plans from friends. Im not far from Times Square. I was curious if anyone had a recent east rush experience on a Saturday. Im not picky on the show and am just a single person. Preferably a musical. Im fine going to multiple theatres but would love some guidance as to where to go first. Should I just check Ticketmaster and see how many seats are left for some shows? Or is last minute tickets from Stub Hub the way to go?

Upcoming Waitress cast replacements?  Apr 23 2019, 09:53:13 AM

I was a huge fan of The Real O'Neals, but not to much of Noah's was all Martha Plimpton.  He never really did much for me on the show.  I remember being angry with him after his comments, but not enough to stop watching the show.  I feel like enough time has passed.  He was young and he hasn't said anything similar recently - people do learn.  Not all people, but some people.  I'm hoping it was an isolated incident of gr

Did  Mar 22 2019, 10:22:10 AM

Is this news-worthy?  Not at all, however, I am going to side with the news story by saying he shouldn't have posted it.  Right or wrong -- It's just not smart business for his own brand.  

Once on This Island Rush  Jan 2 2019, 05:21:46 PM

I just wanted to update anyone planning to rush for the last few shows.  Today was a 2 show day.  I arrived at the box office around 8:45 AM and there were about 40 or so people ahead of me.  At first, I thought "why even wait," but then I figured maybe a majority of the people in line weren't buying more than one ticket...I mean who is nice enough to wait in line for somebody else for over two hours in 30 degree weather??

There was a LONG line behind by th

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