I've been wanting to buy more plays to read and one of them was Marys Seacole by Jackie Sibblies Drury. Usually I try to find a production to watch first, but I've liked Drury's work enough that I feel like reading it would still be a good experience. The thing is, under Dramatists Play Service, it lists it as a manuscript and not an acting script. Not only does a manuscript cost more, but I also don
ljay889 said: "Patti is known for playing hardball, but I’m not surprised she didn’t follow through with her word this time. I couldn’t imagine she’d pass up a Broadway transfer of a major Sondheim revival, and the 50th anniversary of the show itself."
Not to mention the show is opening around Sondheim's 90th birthday, I mean there is probably going to be more to his birthday (likely a concert like his 80th), but I doubt she would wan
NievesG said: "On another note, don't know what is worse -- wrappers or non-stop coughing during the show. I should start carrying Ricolas with me to hand out."
I get hwy coughing is annoying, but wrappers are way worse. People can't control coughing, but people can control fiddling with a wrapper. The person could technically leave, but that's just as bad an interruption (unless you happen to have an aisle seat). Plus some shows won't let you back in
If it was more than an understudy, I would think they would announce it with the whole cast. That, unless they want more hype for the alt by announcing them later in the run? That just seems very unlikely to me. Glad to hear about Dawn, he seems like a well fit for the role and honestly very excited to see him and the rest of the cast.
ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "Please remember these are the same producers who, a full week into rehearsal, have still not announced the cast of THE INHERITANCE!"
So, while I doubt there will be the exact same amount of time between first rehearsal and full cast announcement as with The Inheritance, using that time frame, the full cast should be officially announced before the 21st. Still odd previews are a month away and we don't even know the plant.
AlfieByrne said: "I totally believe that Katrina Lenk is a captivating actress, but I'm totally getting Daphne Rubin-Vega in Les Mis vibes here... Hopefully Katrina won't shout-sing her way through Being Alive."
According to this thread, Sondheim himself picked her, so why would he pick someone who struggles through the music of his own show? Besides, listening to "Omar Sharif" and her cover of "If I Were A Rich Man" (leavin
broadwaybabywannabe2 said: "WRONG WRONG WRONG!!!...Lenk is ABSOLUTELY THE WORST CHOICE for a role that is written for a very New York City man/woman!!...i know you all loved Katrina's work in The Bands Visit, but honestly is she right for this role?...NO NO NO...please stop these rumors and pure speculation...let's just wait and see who is REALLY going to play Bobbie...Lenk as Bobbie would not get me to fly to NYC to see this Spring arrival!!"
Sethwp2 said: "It will be interesting to see if Christmas Carol will be considered a new play or revival, since technically it has been on the Broadway before, even though this one will be drastically different from Patrick Stewart's one-man adaptation."
I mean it's a new adaption of the same source material, so it would have to be new. This version has not been on Broadway before.
Boys In The Band, Hedwig, and Assassins all counted as revivals, even as they didn't make it to Broadway until decades after they premiered. Having a similar cast makes it a bit more confusing, but it's a
ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "Please remember these are the same producers who, a full week into , have still not announced the cast of THE INHERITANCE!"
Is there any advantage for not releasing the whole cast yet, even as there are rehearsals happening? Like I would think the opposite would be better, as it gives people more time to get tickets. Not like this production of Little Shop needs it, but I can't think of any reason to keep this (nor The Inh
ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "Annie Get Your Gun recouped at the Marquis in ~7 months and ran a total of 2.5 years. Drowsy Chaperone, Damn Yankees, Tyne Daly's Gypsy, and Me and My Girl also recouped at the Marquis, I believe.Some other Marquis shows came close but likely turned a profit on the road:Millie, Evita, On Your Feet, White Christmas, etc."
Wick3 said: "I would have thought Annie Get Your Gun revival would have recouped too?"
I thought the same, but I could not find anything on it. Another one I would have sworn to have recouped was Thoroughly Modern Millie, but that apparently didn't. Even if Annie Get Your Gun did recoup, that would still make The Drowsy Chaperone more recent and bring the over 30 years of shows in that theater to have only recouped twice.
I don't know if I love or hate the Slave Play one. I think I like the simplistic design, but they kind of over use it. I get they don't want to give people too much of the play from the marquee/programme, just it doesn't show much of what the play is.