Anyone feel hiding replacement boards is deceptive? Jun 7
2011, 10:06:18 AM The only exception is when the star performer's name is ABOVE the title on the marquee. If they are out, you can legally go to the box office and insist on a refund, because in that case, you ARE paying to see a performer, since their name is more prominent than the title.
Legally? No. The theatres are under no obligation to give a refund for a ticket, but in the case of above-the-title names, they almost all make the exception as a goodwill gesture. Alas, the fact they do common
After the Dance- Benedict Cumberbatch on Broadway May 7
2011, 05:25:37 AM
I'm not gonna lie, I will scream and stamp my feet and weep in bitter envy if you get this production *and* Nancy Carroll *and* Adrian Scarborough. It was insanely wonderful and remains the utmost highlight of 2010 for me.
Most Famous Broadway Show? May 3
2011, 08:32:15 AM I would give extra points to Phantom because most people know it is a Broadway show but they also could describe the plot ("dude in a mask obsessed with a singer"). I'm not sure that's the case anymore for Cats or The Sound of Music.
Be fair, a lot of people who've seen Cats couldn't describe the plot of that either.
I'd say Phantom of the Opera. Do you really truly honestly think the average joe in the street knows what A Chorus Line is?
Has the memory of a beloved performer in the past ruined a show for you ? Apr 29
2011, 10:56:29 AM
I don't know about "ruined", and it's not musicals, but I find it very difficult to warm to Gertrude and Horatio in most productions of Hamlet since falling for Penny Downie and Peter De Jersey in the recent RSC production. I'm also forever seeking a brilliant new Othello, but since Chiwetel Ejiofor at the Donmar Warehouse, I don't think it's going to happen. And I have a horrible feeling that, in Derek Jacobi, I have already seen the finest King Lear I ever will see.
JERUSALEM Reviews Apr 22
2011, 05:36:58 AM Richard II has that whole wonderful bit from John of Gaunt about how England ain't what it used to be. I don't know about the intermediate links, but if there is such a line, it does at least go back 400-odd years.
Go ahead! List every show you've seen in chronological order... Apr 21
2011, 07:03:58 AM
If location is not specified, it's London. I'll mostly weed out repeat trips but may keep a couple in if I have reason for doing so. And I only started keeping detailed records in 2006, so you'll just have to imagine the repeated trips to Blood Brothers and Joseph that made up the bulk of my pre-2006 theatre-going life.
Sunday in the Park with George - Wyndham's The Woman in Black - Fortune The Last 5 Years - Menier Les Miserables - Queen's
The 30 Day Musical Theatre Song Challenge - DAY 1 Apr 12
2011, 12:11:32 PM
Well, it'll have to be 'One More Angel in Heaven' from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It's the first musical I remember knowing and that's still my favourite song from it. XD
Seems unfair that 1) musicals get Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Score while plays just get Best Play, and 2) that a brilliant script may be wholly overlooked for awards if given a terrible production.