SPOILER WARNING: I will be comparing the endings of the movie and musical below. If you don’t want to know either of those, skip this thread.
The ending of Moulin Rouge the musical has been bothering me since I saw it in previews and I wanted to talk about it. In the movie version, Satine elects to be with the Duke due to an explicit threat of violence toward Christian. This is borne out when he enters the theater and is nearly killed. He then makes his speech to Satine and walks
See Hadestown again. It's worth it. I saw it a second time and wasn't sure about doing it because it meant I saw one less show but oh was I glad I did. There's not a bad seat so just get what ticket you can and go.
FLS, I did a mad dash and got a ticket right before showtime, sat in the back of the orchestra and loved it. I'd highly recommend giving it a go. Stage door plans may take precedence if you're feeling that, but FLS is just so fun. I
Both of these shows seem to be matters of personal taste so you're probably gonna just have to go with your gut. For me, they were both flawed shows that have "something to say." Nothing groundbreaking in either and I imagine each will stir up conversation while they're around and then fade away.
While I have some tough criticisms of The Inheritance, I'm glad I saw it, and given the means and opportunity I would actually see it again. Despite the length and d
Found an interesting list of upcoming shows in consideration for participants of a summer teaching workshop to attend. Three shows on the list I have not heard announcements for. Do they know something we all don't?
MOULIN ROUGE, HADESTOWN, COMPANY (STARRING PATTI LUPONE), TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, JAGGED LITTLE PILL, MRS. DOUBTFIRE, SIX, WEST SIDE STORY, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOLF, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED C
Small, sweet, and mellow it is. It's also very funny and Sara Bareilles' songs are delightfully intoxicating. It's certainly a character driven show and has no razzle dazzle like some other shows. But it's got a lot going for it and McPhee really fits the role. I saw her last summer in NY and was floored. I'm going back JUST for her again in December.
No JJ, they announced that role already and it's the original Dr. P, Drew Gehling returning to close i
Saw both parts last weekend, Friday then Saturday night. It was the most self-serving, self-indulgent, over stuffed, meandering, and preachy piece I've seen. And damn is it also great. I've read all the reviews in this thread and I'd say I agree with, well, all of them. The positive and the negative, it's all there. This show has MOMENTS that are all-timers for drama and intensity. And it has plots and scenes that get too cute, try too hard, and go on far too long. There
I've seen both. Didn't really like either, but Beetlejuice is the better show. If you're looking for that big Broadway spectacle then it's the one for you. Moulin Rouge and Beetlejuice are the leaders in terms of pure spectacle right now.
Alternatively, have you considered Waitress? Great show and about to close. They just announced Katharine McPhee will be returning to the lead role for that month and she is fantastic!
I saw the matinee yesterday and agree with seaweedjstubbs. For me it was fun but there were more than a handful of moments where he would do something just a bit off and I would think "oh I bet Groff nails that!" It was also his second time in the show so I bet they're not all in sync yet.
Also agree about Blanchard. She brought the emotion when needed but didn't seem to have command over the vocals or the character.
1: Oklahoma. For me this is a must see. The cast is phenomenal, and not just the leads. In many ways the supporting cast is even better and more compelling. It's probably the first show that I wanted to see again immediately after curtain. It's closing in January so fit this one in
2: To Kill a Mockingbird. The cast is changing out so who know how it will change, but the show is superbly well done. And the new cast are no scrubs so you can still expect high caliber per
Hugh Jackman in The Music Man Sep 14
2019, 08:13:38 AM
Can't pick exact seats, only from four areas. prices are bonkers for all dates. No mezz option. Decided not to buy today. Good luck all.
Hugh Jackman in The Music Man Sep 14
2019, 08:09:38 AM
OMG these prices! And weird seat selection options. No Mezz options that I'm finding. $300-$500 seats only.
With the ever growing rise in people using their phone during a performance I would love to see something like this made standard in all Broadway theaters. I went to Hannah Gadsby's show which used them and it was a fairly easy process. Some people of course tried to hide their phone and sneak it by but it meant any time a phone was seen or heard within the theater an usher could quickly get to it an