Shows I've Seen On Broadway: Hands on a Hardbody, Golden Boy, Once, Anything Goes, Memphis, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Best Man, In the Heights, Avenue Q, Seminar, Next To Normal, Hair (twice), That Championship Season. And Cate Blanchett's "Uncle Vanya" at the Kennedy Center in D.C.
I saw a Chorus Line maybe 10 years ago on TV, so I'll admit to not being super familiar with the specific choreography. I felt this production really lagged in the middle. There seemed to be a lot of shuffling in the seats around me so I think others felt the same. I felt like it didn't hit its stride until Paul's monologue.
The end has everyone tapping out on stage one by one in the shiny gold costumes, then ending with the
Hugh Jackman in The Music Man Sep 14
2019, 09:40:08 AM
Thanks to the.open seating chart, I was able to snag one of the elusive $109 seats for the added Monday show on Nov. 2. (No show on that Tuesday because of Election Day.) The view might be crap, but since I have to pay for hotel too, it can't be that bad! Fingers crossed!
Marlothom said: "I agree with the few tepid reviews so far. I bought tickets to this because it was so thrilling to see Jessie Mueller in The Music Man, that I wanted to see Christian and Mandy in a new production up close and personal (and I was in the 2nd row)but I didn't realize their parts were "not as flashy". It was fine."
Yep, I wasn't planning on going until they announced Christian Borle's casting. I've always wanted to see him. Agr
I'll have to see Hair since it's one of my very favorite musicals. Only saw one show at Signature, Dreamgirls, which was so bad I've never gone to another show there. Do have friends that really enjoy them though so maybe I'll give them another chance.
He's playing at The Anthem in DC. Capacity can vary from 2,500 (seated) to 6,000 (standing). Sometimes in between if there's a mix of seating/standing room.
I'm surprised he didn't book the Kennedy Center, which is where basically all the Broadway touring singers go. Leslie Odom did the Eisenhower Theater, which seats 1,161 (Broadway style house). I have tickets in the spring for Patina Miller, who's playing in the Terrace Theater (capacity 475). Miller, M
EditGrl said: "I quite enjoyed it--Skylar Astin sounded great. The book was definitely Bebe Neuwirth. I didn't notice a new song; it followed the Matthew Broderick H2S recording that I have. (I can't speak to the Robert Morse.)"
So I THINK the book narrator was Renee Fleming ... the voice sounded like her "please silence your cell phone" announcement she recorded that plays before some Kennedy Center shows. Nothing was credited in the Playbill though.
Good news was the sound design was excellent. They fixed the issues that plagued Chess (muddied lyrics, overly loud orchestra). The sound was crystal clear and there was never a moment where I couldn't understand someone. If only all the shows at th
annang said: "There was a lot of negative chatter from locals about Come from Away when it was at Ford's. Unlike NYC, which has a large tourist base, the audience for CFA in DC would consist largely of locals, who are (I think justifiably) not that interested in the 9/11 musical. (And yes, I've seen it.)"
Yes, I saw it at Ford's at the audience reaction after was pretty negative. Talked to several people in the lobby and no one thought a musical was the a
Tickets for the general public for Hamilton at the Kennedy Center this summer went on sale this morning. I was able to get one orchestra ticket, row T, for $199. Last time I looked, there were 88,000 people in the queue! I was number 8,000 for comparison's sake.
Did you get tickets? I heard a lot of subscribers couldn't during the member ticket period. Share away!
I saw this Friday night. Disclaimer -- I'd never heard the albums before, but I knew it was considered a great score with a problematic book. I also knew it was about a chess tournament/love triangle during the Cold War. That's it.
I enjoyed it a lot, thought the performances were very engaging. I found the late appearance of Svetlana very confusing and thought she should have been worked into the first act if they were going to keep her as a character. I thought the amount
Most Misguided Interpretation You've Seen? Aug 25
2014, 12:26:41 PM
Arena Stage (DC) production of My Fair Lady. Such weird casting -- the actor playing Henry Higgins looked nearly old enough to be Eliza's great-grandfather. The costumes and makeup made him look older and her look about 17. They were good individually, but paired together ... oof. So awkward. I remember the audience laughing at the end when she returns to Henry over Freddy. Casting just made it totally unbelievable.
A photo of Henry and Eliza:
SIDE SHOW at Kennedy Center Jun 25
2014, 10:37:37 AM
If you are 30 or younger, the Kennedy Center has added a ton of $30 tickets to their MyTix program.
This show is really not selling. I'm seeing it tomorrow, and here are the seats available:
Orchestra -- 31% available Box -- 54% available Balcony -- 66% available
Word of mouth has been outstanding, so I am looking forward to seeing this!
SIDE SHOW at Kennedy Center Apr 23
2014, 04:01:07 PM
Honestly -- just Hotwire. That's what we tell all of our out-of-town guests. You should be able to get something just fine for $90-110 a night. Weekends are often more expensive than weekdays in the summer, just FYI. Anything in the Metro Center-Dupont-White House/downtown-Crystal City labels should be just fine. Just look at the map to make sure the area they're labeling isn't too far from transit, if you want to use that to get around some. Parking downtown will be significantly more expensive