i have admit thatI have never liked KMK. While there are some wonderful songs and Too Darn Hot is always going to be a showstopper, I am bored silly by all of the show-within-a-show scenes and songs (and that is a lot of time to be bored).
Any thoughts I have had about breaking down and seeing it have been pretty dampened by this thread. I will continue to read in hopes that feedback will become more positive. I will also not trust the critics in this case, bec
qolbinau said: "I mean, we'll find out in a couple of days, but I suspect that your predictions are wrong. Be More Chill is not going to immediately stagger like any of the truly devastating flops that might have been better off closing in previews (e.g., The Visit, The Scottsboro Boys, Bridges of Madison County etc.). It may not be a hit, but the way you are describing this show makes it sound like it is about to be a complete fiasco financially."
I saw an excellent production probably 2 years ago at the Asolo Theatre in Sarasota. The performance I attended had a post-performance discussion about the play. It was probably the most lengthy after-play discussion I have attended, with many more people than usual actively participating, and many different points of view expressed re intent, whether it succeeded, etc.
The most interesting to me: two friends who saw it the same night did not stay for the d
Call_me_jorge said: "Im curious about examples of musicals making back their initial investment, but ended up losing it by the time they closed. I could see mamma Mia being a prime example of this. Im sure that theatre change didnt come with a low cost."
In no way did Mamma Mia offset years of huge grosses after moving to the Broadhurst. Even if it lost some money post move, it had made and distributed so much to its investors that they became richer.
Agree with most of the suggestions so far, although i will never understand why The Boy Friend achieved such success, although I do admit to enjoying Ken Russell's movie in the early 70's, especially Glenda Jackson's hilarious almost-cameo as the injured star.
I would also add Half a Sixpence. Fifty-two years later, it remains one of the most joyous shows I have ever seen, in some part due to Tommy Steele's incredibly charismatic performance as Art
I'll bet the latter. What option do you have if you live out of town? I would say that it is extortion, but I was in technology for my entire career and 24*7 technology that includes a fairly sophisticated application and all the non-on-line functions can be expensive to develop and maintained. I would like to think the lion's share of the expense is there, but I do not know what their annual fee revenue is. Probably still extortionate, like those $10 sodas, wh
I saw him thousand years ago in Joe Egg with Zena Walker as the mother. She rightfully won a Tony, but he should have too. Right now, I cannot remember who beat him, so it may have been too much of a great thing that season.
I also saw him in London a couple of times, once in a play by Michael Frain (sic?). He was great in that also...actually don't remember anything about the other show, so it must have been forgettable.
I have sat multiple times in every section of the theatre, and the absolutely worst seats are in the rear mezzanine. There is just not enough elevation between rows. If you get someone tall in front of you, you might as well go home, because you are going to barely see the stage and frustration will rise every time the person in front of you moves at all.
I have sat in the balcony a number of times and have always found those seats to be very good even; the elevation
VintageSnarker said: "HeyMrMusic said: "This makes me sad, but who can argue its success? Ten Tony Awards and recoupment for a show no one thought would fare well on Broadway. Congrats to all for such a successful run from a little show that could."
This. Millie and Spamalot should have run longer too. And these are just the Best Musicals winners. The length of the run isn't always an indication of the quality of the show."
My first reaction was 'what shows close in March these days (besides limited engagements)'. But I assume that JBroadway is right-on. The Barrymore and the Broadhurst are two prime theaters, and are likely to be sucked up first opportunity.
As for the show, I have to admit that I was bored out of my mind. The only thing I remember with fondness was, to my surprise, the basic set complemented by the best projections I have seen on a theatre stage. I certainly wo
You should check the log, because there was a very recent topic on this subject (or one very close to it). I remember that some the answers were Anatevka, On My Own (and about six other songs from Les Mis, This Nearly Was Mine, Move On, and etc. The title may have been about 'saddest songs', same church, same pew, different seat.
SweetLips22 said: "Jarethan-one of my fav. contributors here. Always like that you have such a wide, and wise knowledge of all/most things musical and you respond and contribute with manners and respect.....x"
I will have to tell that to my wife, who claims I have little to no manners or knowledge, so thank you for bolstering my self esteem.
PS -- Per your later post, I you liked Jake in Velvet Buzzsaw, which I am expecting watch tonight, if you have
A Director said: "Jarethan said: "I think that ITW would get lousy ratings (at least after the second commercial). Its score is just not accessible to a typical TX audience. If they are going to try Sondheim (music and lyrics), I can't actually imagine too many (any?) that'd get good ratings. Maybe Passion or Assassins (he said snarkily).
I have to admit that I have hated every live production of ITW that I have seen to date...and have loved many. HE just
I think that ITW would get lousy ratings (at least after the second commercial). Its score is just not accessible to a typical TX audience. If they are going to try Sondheim (music and lyrics), I can't actually imagine too many (any?) that'd get good ratings. Maybe Passion or Assassins (he said snarkily).
I have to admit that I have hated every live production of ITW that I have seen to date...and have loved many. HE just doesn't have br