Renee Rapp in Mean Girls Oct 4
2019, 09:05:24 PM
I saw her last weekend (having seen Louderman as well) and was blown away. I can’t wait to see what she does next.
Is Mean Girls in danger of closing? Oct 1
2019, 02:00:52 PM
I know the grosses have been low this month, but was this not similar to other shows like Newsies, Matilda, and Billy Elliot this far into their run? I remember Matilda grossing only about 600K at this point and went on for 2 more years. I know it’s hard to make comparisons and it could be wishful thinking, but I hope they at least have 1 more summer in them. I saw the show this past weekend and it has held up incredibly well. Particularly loved Renee Rapp.
Saw the matinee on Saturday and seeing it with the original cast last year. The show has held up amazingly. Renee Rapp is a star. Her Regina was powerful. I can't wait to see what she does in the future. We had Becca Peterson on for Cady and Olivia Kauffmann on for Janis (both great!) Hope to make it back again next year and looking forward to seeing the tour cast!
According to an article in Philadelphia, Zoe Jensen is replacing Hannah Cruz as Elisa 9/17.
Hamilton Chicago Aug 2
2019, 05:32:07 PM
I would love to see Akron Watson, Nikki Renee Daniels, and Paris Nix join the Broadway company after Chicago closes (or any of the other companies!) The current Chicago cast is amazing, but those 3 are top rate.
Paris Nix was great! His Jefferson was spot on. His Lafayette very funny. Although I will say "Guns and Ships" was hard to understand if you don't already know the lyrics (although I've had this probably with each Lafayette I've seen). The song really is just SO fast.
Saw the Chicago cast tonight 8/1 for the first time having seen Broadway (last year) and Philip Tour (earlier this year) and found this cast to be uniformly the strongest. Absolute standouts were Akron Watson as Aaron Burr, Nikki Renee Daniels as Angelica, and Aubin Wise as Peggy/Maria. Robert Ariza who was on for Hamilton was great as well. All the leads were strong and I hope with the upcoming closing we see many of them in other productions of Hamilton! The ensemble was also prob
Just out of the Chicago performance tonight. It really is a special show and I hope these six ladies get to take the show to Broadway. We had an understudy for Catherine of Aragon - Nicole Kyoung-Mi Lambert who I believe is on for the remainder of Chicago. I have to say the standout for me was Courtney Mack as Katherine Howard (of all the songs I found “All You Wanna Do” to have the most layers), although the cast is uniformly strong.
Saw the show tonight in Tampa, having last show it during the first week of previews on Broadway. While it lacks a little bit of the sparkle and magic I felt the first time seeing this production (I blame the touring audience and size of the house), it's still an insanely good show with an insanely talented (!!!) cast. Making comparisons between Midler and Buckley is impossible for me, but I found Buckley to be a fabulous Dolly. I particularly enjoyed Nic Rouleau and Jess LeProt
I won the lotto tonight. Row S, technically partial view. However, the whole rear orchestra was empty. I know this has been selling well so I'm wondering if a big group wasn't able to make it because of the weather? Either way, I was able to move down to Row M right before the show started.
The audience eats it up, and the more I thought about it on the train home, the more I loved it. It's problematic - yes. The structure is a bit all over the place. Some moments too l
I rushed yesterday (Weds 11/14). I got there around 9:30am and was probably 15th-20th in line. I got a standing room ticket for the matinee but the person in front of me got 2 rush seats for the evening.
The show is INCREDIBLE. The whole cast (especially those OBC) are still on fire. We had 3 standbys also great as well. There is still an electricity in the theatre that has gone away from long-running hits I've seen recently. I hope Come From Away is around for years to c
Betty Buckley in Hello Dolly Sep 7
2018, 12:19:13 PM
Does the website list the understudies for the tour? The bios won’t load on a mobile version.
American Psycho was one of the best experiences I've ever had at the theatre. The only show I've ever seen twice within a week. "Hip To Be Square" was absolutely thrilling and "Not An Exit" is one of my favorite finales in modern musicals. I haven't seen a cast working that hard onstage in a while.