Thanks for everyone's posts! It's rare on the boards to get a unanimous response....Waitress it is! (Got a seat front row mezzanine...with Audience Rewards points, no less....great deal all the way around!)
High Will CLose April 24 Apr 21
2011, 05:04:03 PM
I saw yesterday's matinee, and I thought it was good. Turner in particular was just a pleasure to watch. Very engaging.
Interestingly I happened to see Jonigkeit on the street a couple of hours later and congratulated him on his performance. I wonder if he already knew then? Sad. I thought that Kunken was also quite good.
Agreed that it wasn't a brilliant play, but it was entertaining theater with talented performers.
Soundtrack Shopping in NYC Apr 20
2011, 09:10:25 AM
I used to live in NYC, but now that I'm back to visit it seems that all my favorite places to go to browse through Broadway and cabaret recordings seem to be gone. I know that I can buy stuff cheapest online, but I'm wondering if there's anywhere in Manhattan left to just spend some time browsing recordings. Tower at Lincoln Center used to have a great selection. Is there any place left?
(BTW, saw Good People last night and thought it was a very, very good play and performance...Fran
Tickets For Sale... Apr 9
2011, 10:46:41 AM
I hear ya Broadway Bob...I do the exact same thing :).
Favorite theatre villian? Apr 5
2011, 03:21:31 PM
Lots of great answers here...I would add Mrs. Meers from Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Which Broadway Theatre have you seen the MOST shows in? Apr 5
2011, 02:20:02 AM
Al Hirschfeld (Martin Beck) with 6: Curtains Sweet Charity Wedding Singer Wonderful Town (Donna Murphy) Man of La Mancha (Brian Stokes Mitchell) Sweet Smell of Success (How to Succeed on April 26 will make it 7)
Three-way tie for second place: Marquis (5): Come Fly Away; La Cage aux Folles; The Drowsy Chaperone; The Woman in White; Thoroughly Modern Millie; (Wonderland on April 27 will make 6)
Studio 54 (5): Assassins; Sondheim on Sondheim; The R
Best 3 - Worst 3 Apr 4
2011, 09:33:02 PM
Just three is so hard, but off the top of my head I'd say:
BEST: 1. Elegies - Lincoln Center 2. Caroline, or Change - Public Theater (saw it on Broadway too, but liked the smaller space better) 3. Drowsy Chaperone - Broadway
WORST: 1. Dracula, the Musical - Broadway(hands down the worst show - musical or play - I've ever seen) 2. The Look of Love - Broadway 3. Brooklyn - Broadway
Have you seen a show in every Broadway house? Apr 4
2011, 12:30:19 PM
I had never considered this, but this was a really fun exercise. I hit IBDB and set myself up a spreadsheet. The only theater I haven't been in is The Music Box. I've seen the most shows (6) in the Al Hirschfeld (formerly the Martin Beck). Runner ups were the Marquis (5), Studio 54 (5), Walter Kerr (5). My first Broadway show in 1986 was The Mystery of Edwin Drood at the Imperial. Also listing the shows made me realized I've seen 101 Broadway shows...so fun! Thanks for starting this threa
Baby, THAT SUCKED! Apr 2
2011, 11:33:19 AM
Wow...sounds like I should leave my discount ticket at the box office and go see Good People instead. I've never bought a ticket and then abandoned it, but considering I only come to NY once or twice a year to see theater, why waste my time and something so awful?!?!
First Preview Jerusalem? Apr 2
2011, 11:27:13 AM
Is anyone going to the first preview of Jerusalem tonight? Eager to hear something about this production. Considering going on my trip later this month.
Let us know what you think!
Opening night tix for Blue Leaves Mar 31
2011, 12:24:01 PM
I will be visiting NY when House of Blue Leaves opens on Monday April 25. As I have no other theater plans on Monday night I was going to try to go to see it, but Telecharge isn't selling tickets for opening night.
Any ideas if or how I can get tickets for opening night?
Play Recommendation Mar 28
2011, 12:02:45 PM
So, I'm coming to NYC for my annual theater pilgrimage April 19-April 28 and I have tickets to 10 musicals (Baby It's You, Book of Mormon, People in the Picture, La Cage, Priscilla, Catch Me if You Can, Anything Goes, Wonderland, How to Succeed..., Sister Act) If you couldn't tell I'm mostly a musical theater guy, but I have gotten tix to every musical I haven't seen and have one slot to fill with a play.
I'm down to deciding between: Good People High The MF with the Hat