FANtomFollies said: "Figured I'd post my thoughts from yesterday's show here:
I also think a few of the effects are in desperate need of updating. I won't mention the chandelier falling speed as it's been discussed at length in other threads. The best example of this is when the Phantom releases Raoul from the magical lasso, he swings the candle as if to burn the lasso off, but the candle is a few feet away and we never even see a spark/smoke. I also found
BroadwayPhan said: "The Moulin Rouge table was quite disappointing...very sparse and extremely limited merchandise. I saw some regular unsigned Playbills, some Pride Week t-shirts, and a few signed papers and photos. That was it. Surprised they didn't try to do more."
They also had some costume pieces from Karen and Aaron that were there earlier in the day, plus a few props.
EllieRose2 said: "For the record, ''Moulin Rouge!'' has earned Tveit some of the best reviews of his career. Ben Brantley of the N.Y. Times has raved that Christian is a role that Tveit was ''born to play.''
Exactly. People who are complainingabout one of the most beautiful voices on Broadway clearly are people who haven't seen the show or have terrible seats for sound lines when they see it."
It's recorded well and is a pretty good sounding album. I caught the show earlier in the month, and didn't care for most of it, and that's still the case listening to it. Karen and Tveit do nothing for me live or on the album, and Tveit in particular seems to be even more vocally bland here than he was live.
Shame. It's my favorite movie, and I was hoping at least listening to the album, it might capture that feeling more, but the song choices still just leave me b
I just saw it tonight, and agree with a lot of what the two posters above me said. I'll start by saying I loved the sound design, and thought the lighting was fantastic. The set design was well done, but the costume design I didn't care for at all - the board shorts over pants look that the majority of the men were sporting was a bizarre choice.
And on the topic of the set & costume design, the apocalyptic design theme that they're going for here (which feels like the f
I don't know the plans for the show, but when the show loaded out at MTC, they saved the set, and all of that is in storage somewhere now. Could be for a transfer, or just for regionals that want to rent it.
Lot666 said: "There is always a board on the door as you enter the lobby from the foyer (where they scan your ticket), and it indicates who the replacements are (if any) for the current performance."
That's true, but if they know in advance and put it in the playbill that, for example, Jeremy Stolle will be the Phantom on Thursday for both shows, as they did for today's performances, they won't put that on the understudy board.
Phantom is pretty good about updating their Playbills when they know in advance understudies will be on. I know Jeremy Stolle is on tomorrow for both Thursday shows, and it looks like Laird was on earlier this week. Unfortunately I'm not sure who it would be tonight.
Ben Crawford is the principle Phantom actor and he must have had a few days off booked for this week, so you may be seeing Laird tonight unless Ben had yesterday and tomorrow off, but not today.
Sho-Tunes-R-Us said: "AEA AGMA SM said: "Sho-Tunes-R-Us said: "If ever a show needed to play Vegas KONG is the one. And I don't mean that in a bad way. The spectacle could be enhance five times over with a Vegas budget and the show cut to a tab version, ala Phantom: The Spectacle. That show ran at Paris LV for many years...as did Mamma Mia! (the first time 'round). The tourists would eat it up and the Big Guy would continue to RRRRRRROOOOAAAARRRR for many mo
Kelley10 said: "It's funny you read it in a racist way. I was talking about kids don't usually take to having a child adopted into their family. I'm just saying it brings up a different history you just can't ignore."
I'm living proof this isn't always the case - I'm adopted, and all three of my siblings are adopted, two joining the family when I was in my teen years, and they were 6 and 10 at the time, and I loved gaining siblings. Obviou
I unfortunately don't have any connections, but I have a suggestion that I think may help.
Send a letter to the PSM at the August Wilson stage door (I believe for Mean Girls, the PSM is Holly Coombs https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-cast-staff/holly-coombs-518148), let them know what you're hoping to do and ask if there's anyone that you can speak to about it. Include your phone number, email a