I initially booked row A (billed as the second row) and felt like that was a little close to the stage but it was far and away the best seating option available that I found. I was thrilled when I found out that I'd be in row 3 vs. row 2. I hope anyone angling for row 1 seating gets accommodated, it would certainly be frustrating to expect that and end up in the second row.
rpvee said: "Surprised no one has mentioned “Answer Me” by Telephone Guy in The Band’s Visit."
Definitely agree with this. That dude is on stage the whole time standing in front of a phone and the whole time I was thinking "why did this guy get 4th-5th billing??" Then at the end he sings this stunning song that serves as one of the emotional climaxes of the show along with gorgeous ensemble singing. Who would have thought?
I hadn't checked tix for this until now -- but I'm looking at Oct/Nov/Dec. Am I seeing right that there are no "Premium" tickets for this? I don't even see that as an option -- and there are zero blue seats showing up. The only orchestra seats I see are random singles and some back corner blocks later on. Is this THAT sold out, or are things not fully "released" yet?"
Saw this a couple of weeks ago in Tempe, AZ and I agree. I loved the production and thought the projections were stunning, especially in "Once upon a December". It made the stage feel huge and made set changes powerful and instantaneous. Lila Coogan was outstanding. She got a huge ovation at the end of Act I with Journey to the Past. I liked Jake Levy a lot as Dimitry, but vocally felt like he couldn't hold a candle to Derek Klena.
I saw Ben Levi Ross on tour and Ben Platt on Broadway. To me, Ben Platt's performance was peerless and I've never seen anything like it. There were moments in his performance that were mind boggling to me. That said, there are like 6-7 Evans I haven't seen, so I don't know for sure.
DrowsyKaye said: "People ask why we're not seeing more diverse, original, interestingmusicals on Broadway and then you take a look at this thread and then you remember."
Jesus, snark much? People can like two things at once. I loved Great Comet, The Band’s Visit and Hamilton, have Hadestown high on my list, etc. etc. I also happen to be excited for a revival of a classic, especially given the two stars. Not sure why we can’t have both things
PutonyourWarPaint said: "Bigserver1 said: "My wife was really excited for this one and we’re planning a trip to NYC around it, so I went all in. Friday, October 23rd 8pm, orchestra center Row A (second row), dead center. $499 per but you only live once, right?
Right? Right?? Lol
In all seriousness, I am so excited for this. Can’t wait to see it in 13 months!"
My wife was really excited for this one and we’re planning a trip to NYC around it, so I went all in. Friday, October 23rd 8pm, orchestra center Row A (second row), dead center. $499 per but you only live once, right?
Right? Right?? Lol
In all seriousness, I am so excited for this. Can’t wait to see it in 13 months!
Not that the storyline is perfect by any means, but anyone who gets to "Words Fail" and then "So Big/So Small" and still doesn't think Evan suffers enough internally for his actions is missing something.
From a book/score perspective, it's among my least favorite musicals. I think the staging and costume/animal work is spectacular and somewhat makes up for it from an entertainment perspective. It's touring here next year and we'll take our son...I am hoping maybe I have a new experience seeing it through his eyes and reactions. We'll see.
Joe Mayo said: "Saw Ryan perform Burr at yesterday's performance. It was my first time seeing Hamilton and I thought he stole the show.
Know this thread is a bit dated, but not surprised he made a similar impression on others."
Ryan filled in as Hamilton the night I saw it on tour back in 2018. I was initially disappointed to see an alternate announced for Hamilton, but he was ridiculous. He gave an incredible performance in the title role, and th
Cecelia went on when I saw wicked this past April in Tempe, AZ. I wasn't sure what to expect as it was her professional debut, but she was amazing. Her voice was incredible and she played the character and the role well also. I saw Dee Roscioli in 2013 towards the end of her Elphaba run, and I felt like Cecelia was every bit the singer. Cool article!
I saw these two in Scottsdale last year doing a similar (sounds identical based on the review) concert. She was fantastic. Sang really well, nice rep, and was very funny. Seth is over the top but lovable. I enjoyed it a lot and would definitely see more in this series given the opportunity.