SouthernCakes said: "Curios if there’s a reason it’s intermissionless? 2 hrs 20 seems quite long. I know you can compare it to a movie but at least in a movie you can get up and go."
The running time is actually 2 hrs 5 min., and it moves rather quickly. It seems that the length of each act may have something to do with the absence of an intermission. The first act is roughly 40 min, the second act is roughly 1 hr 5 min, and the second act is
sinister teashop said: "Thanksjagman1062 for yourmeasured and detailed review. I've been dawdling about getting a ticket but your review just made me pick up the pace."
Definitely go. If it's helpful to you, I just read that the show is starting a lottery fairly soon. I will be going to see it again on October 27 with different friends who asked me to go with them. I don't see many shows twice, but there are a lot of nuances and su
I attended last night’s preview performance. For those concerned about logistics: The show started at 8:10 pm (no late celebrities, only average theater-goers) and ended at 10:15. As we were seated, the ushers informed the audience that the show ran 2 hr 20 min (obviously incorrect) with no intermission, so use the restrooms. We were also told that cell phone use was prohibited during the show and there was to be no recording of the show, particularly the nude scene at
ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "JBroadway said: "Anyone else find it funny that this production is playing at the Booth, the same theatre where the last revival played? "
Just came here to say it’s playing the Booth (per its Instagram page), but I hadn’t seen any announcement.I believe there have been several showsthat played the same Bway house over the years (including Gypsy and Fiddler).
I have tickets for tomorrow night's performance that I got through Telecharge. Apparently cell phone use is permitted to some degree at the show because I received the following tips in an email message from Telecharge this morning:
Silence your phone. Smartphones and mobile devices may only be used in airplance mode during the show for approved services and apps (no mention of what is actually approved).
For what it's worth, I've been attending the theater since I was a teen in the 70s. I frequently see a lot of shows around Memorial Day and the days leading up to the Tonys including Tony Sunday. I have found that it's more likely for actors to be out of shows over Memorial Day weekend, but I've never had an issue with cast members being out of the show on those days leading up to or on the day of the Tonys. The only actor I can even recall being out the Satu
goovermon said: "I'm concerned about Tootsie. I want to see it because I feel like we should see at least one flashy comedy show on our trip but I've heard a lot about the trans controversy, and I'm also not really impressed with the score. Although I'm guessing the experience is much different in person. Thoughts?"
The "controversy" is overblown, but you're right, the music is not impressive. The sets and production numbers are un
Tony voters have to attend a live performance. Producers provide seats to Tony voters so that they can see the show. I believe a recent change to Tony rules is that voters must have seen all the nominees in a category to vote in that category.
LarryD2 said: "She was fine as Laurey but, to be honest, nothing special. At the time, there was a lot of thought that she'd break big, and a lot of publicity around her, but it never really happened. She didn't get a Tony nomination and, as other have already said, hasn't been back on Broadway since. She works steadily in the UK."
I agree that she was a very competent and pleasant Laurey, but there was nothing truly remarkable about her performance.
Gabrielle is British and originated the role of Laurey in the Royal National Theater's production of Oklahoma! When the show came to Broadway she was one of the few, if only, NT cast members to transfer with the show. After her run on Broadway ended she returned to the UK where she's had a healthy career in theater. The London production was filmed and you can catch her performance in that recording.
I agree that Bebe was doing Damn Yankees when Chita left Spider Woman. Bebe is now age 60, the same age as Chita when she opened the show, so we're ripe for a revival and I'd love to see Bebe in the role. I believe she's had a hip replacement, so I don't know if that will affect her dancing, but then Chita had recovered from that terrible car accident that injured her leg, so... fingers crossed.
I've been to many matinee and evening performances and have not experienced much difference between the two. I've attended many evening performances where noted performers were not in the show that night. In some cases when a role is vocally or physically demanding, a performer may contract to perform a fewer number of performances a week. I believe this was the case with Patti LuPone during Evita and maybe Bette Midler with Dolly. If I recall correctly,
BrodyFosse123 said: "The producers in each category: Best Musical or Best Play, get two awards for free, but can order more if they pay the cost (no info on how much that is). Every producer whose name is above the title is allowed to get one, and basically 99.99 percent of them choose to do so. Organizations that are above the title get one for every principal in the organization, up to four — and the organization's name is what's engraved, not the person's name. E