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Member Name: Sethwp2
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Gender: Male
Location: Astoria, NYC
Occupation: Director | Producer
Profile: Producer, Director, Stage Manager.
Musical Director, Lighting Designer.
Proud Member of Actors Equity!

Former Managing Director of
Open Bar Theatricals, NYC and
Citi Lites Theatre, St. Louis.

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Is Wicked doing okay?  Oct 3 2019, 06:55:03 PM


The Gershwin is Broadway's largest theatre at nearly 2,000 seats... and it still practically sells out more often than not. As others have quoted here, it's not a show that has a lot of advance sales anymore. You also have to think about the time of year you're coming. Height of summer or holiday time? It sells out with the tourist crowd sometimes well before the night-of. Visiting in the off-season? After Labor Day/before Thanksgiving... Of course the

An All Male West Side Story?  Oct 3 2019, 06:46:11 PM

There's rumor that a few other iconic songs have also been cut. At least during previews anyway... until Sondheim and the Bernstein/Laurents estates see this version and give it their yay or nay.

We'll see how long this lasts! and whether or not they're required to stick to a more traditional approach in terms of song cuts and structure. There's a reason why they've got a whole 2 months of previews!

An All Male West Side Story?  Oct 3 2019, 06:38:38 PM

The movie casting may be irrelevant, but the fact remains that just because part of the cast is female, the other percentage may or may not be all male. In whatever production- film, Broadway or otherwise. It is ignorant to assume that every cast member who is not female, is "indeed" male. Not necessarily true. That's all.

Little Shop of Horrors- Pasadena  Oct 3 2019, 06:08:45 PM

Almira said: "

...All basically the same. All less interesting than the one before it.

Not that this is a review of the Pasadena version we're talking about here, but... Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park did a London production that was not only very different, but most definitely not less interesting than ones before it.

Take a look:

An All Male West Side Story?  Oct 3 2019, 05:32:13 PM

UncleCharlie said: "Other than the women listed in the cast on ibdb and playbill, the remaining cast will indeed be all male."

Kinda funny, but not indeed true. Anybodys is non-binary in the upcoming film version.

Will Six be the cheapest musical on Broadway in the past 25 years?  Sep 11 2019, 04:15:30 PM

I can’t believe people are still asking about lower prices because the running time is short. Anyone actually in the industry knows that’s not how it works. Also, common sense kind of answers this question.

Come From Away, Band’s Visit, Hedwig... all one-act, roughly 90-minute shows. All arguably had higher prices than Ferryman, Long Day’s Journey and Iceman Cometh (which is just now finishin

Most in a season?  Aug 30 2019, 07:24:26 PM

Yes, the 1927-28 season seems to have been the busiest year for Broadway. Some sources claim there were at least 280 new productions (consensus says between 250 and 280). There were over 70 Broadway houses at the time, with about 30 of them newly constructed. And 50-100 performances wasn't too bad.

Compare that with today's average of 36 new productions in 41 houses... And the $0.75 ticket price versus $125 average.

Available Theatres  Aug 30 2019, 03:39:48 PM

All great prospects to think about, and most of them made sense... but the only one that truly peaked my curiosity was The Lehman Trilogy.  Not that Connick's Cole Porter tribute couldn't be cancelled or be moved to another theatre, but I don't see how the Nederlander could get in Lehman, Cole Porter, and Mr. Saturday Night all within in the same season. If the trilogy is going to be only a limited run, perhaps it could go i

Available Theatres  Aug 26 2019, 07:47:08 PM

Broadway Real Estate 19/20

Currently, it looks like there are still a handful of B'way houses that will be available in the spring 2020. Any word on who's moving in to all of these theatres?

The Belasco is still dark this fall before Girl From the North Country comes in February. Any limited engagement scheduled before the end of this year?

So far, open theatres this spring will be the Booth, Circle in the Square, Co

Mistakes on cast albums  Aug 26 2019, 06:16:31 PM

CedricOates said: "Andre Dè Shields in “Road to Hell” in Hadestown OBCR sings some flat notes, and when he sings “It’s where you’ll find the King of the Mine” he gobbles the “it’s where you’ll”. Also a sour note in “Way Down Hadestown” when he sings “Everybody tryna get a ticket to go”"

Obsessed with Andre on this recording (and in the show)... yes, he does gobble some words an

Tina the musical promo code  Aug 26 2019, 06:03:40 PM

A mailer has already been sent out. I think from Broadway Direct. So if you're subscribed, you should have received a code in your mailbox or inbox.

Are there any broadway musicals that pay homage to the 1930s movie musicals starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers?  Aug 26 2019, 05:35:34 PM

Not necessarily just Astaire/Rogers, but Dames of Sea is a classic "parody"-esque of several 30's movie musicals. Some of the numbers do indeed pay homage to the team.

The Coconuts is another 30's adaptation for the stage, which is Marx Brothers material, but has a couple of lovely dance duets.

Most of the "new" Gershwin musical comedies have Astaire/Rogers moments in them, as well as any well-choreographed Cole P

Hugh Jackman in The Music Man  Aug 24 2019, 06:45:37 PM

ClapYo'Hands said: "If only the Mark Hellinger were still a legitimate theater...

(I know it was owned by the Nederlanders, before anyone corrects me).

Indeed! Such a same that it's not used for Broadway anymore. What a gorgeous space. 

Forbidden Broadway Returns For A Limited Run  Aug 24 2019, 06:31:46 PM

If you purchase seats through TDF, typically the drink minimums are waived at most venues. Look for the show to pop up on TDF and scroll down to the bottom of the description page, then look for a message to see whether your 2-drink minimum is still applicable. 

I saw Ruthless! at the Triad a few years ago and my tickets through TDF did not come with the required minimum. (Although, of course, I bought a drink or two anyway. I mean--&nb

What s next at the Neil Simon Theater?  Aug 24 2019, 05:58:18 PM

If the West End Dreamgirls revival is thinking of coming in this season, the Simon would be a good house for it. 

I am looking for songs for 4 boys. Any ideas?  Aug 13 2019, 07:29:39 PM

Any of the songs from Forever Plaid. The Music Man barbershop quartet songs...

Plenty of male ensemble numbers that can be arranged for 4 people 

Damn Yankees (Heart), Guys and Dolls, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Aggie Song), Crazy For You (Bidin' My Time), NewsiesOliver!, Charlie Brown, Anything Goes (the sailors' numbers), F

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS returning Off-Broadway this Fall?  Aug 13 2019, 05:43:46 PM

Would love to see Ken Page as Audrey II. He was fantastic in this role at The MUNY a few summers ago!

2019-2020 Broadway Season  Aug 13 2019, 05:27:25 PM

My guess is that How I Learned to Drive will be considered for play Revival since it has been performed regionally for so many years now. This is almost always the case. 

It will be interesting to see if Christmas Carol will be considered a new play or revival, since technically it has been on the Broadway before, even though this one will be drastically different from Patrick Stewart's one-man adaptation. 

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