THE INHERITANCE Closing Very Soon? Jan 21
2020, 11:23:40 PM
I think you just didn’t like it. The play went through many reworkings. Anything you’ve identified as short comings are actually very deliberate decisions on the part of the playwright and creative team. It’s definitely chill that you don’t like something and I appreciate the time you’ve taken to articulate what you didn’t like... but it’s weird to suggest these are objective truths that Stephen Daldry, a true theatrical genius, just somehow missed during the several years he’s worked on the pla
I'm also not sure how much of a draw he is (though the audience seemed quite excited)... but... it wouldn't take much money or effort to swap out a digital photo for their online marketing... or even altering their own website.
And if you look at the calendar, you'll see there's already one performance that IS in fact, sold out. So I think It's okay that I'm surprised. Chill."
I believe that's the opening performance. It's been marked "sold out" since before tickets went on sale. It seems like you're the only somebody who isn't "chill."
Tony Goldwyn in The Inheritance Jan 12
2020, 01:31:00 AM
I thought he was quite wooden in Network and wasn’t terribly excited when I found out I was just missing Hickey but I thought he was extraordinary. Charismatic, funny, stern, angry, and deeply felt. It’s a bummer he won’t be eligible for a Tony nomination.
It seemed like many folks are not aware he’s in the show because there were quite a few excited gasps in the audience when he made his first entrance.
This is disappointing. I've planned a trip around this production based on the announced April-June run. I was slightly worried there might be some sort of scheduling nonsense but I never imagined it would only run 5 weeks. Oof. Should have known better I suppose. But. Still. Oof.
"To be fair, I feel as if he technically didn't write this play. Maybe reorganized some interviews with some staging, but I wouldn't claim it as written."
It's pretty tightly constructed. Often with cuts mid-sentence. The interviews were constructed at his insistence. In the style he devised. And there's more to the play than just the interviews. I think he very much wrote it... or if you want to fuss... "authored" it.
If this does come to NYC, I’d be surprised I’d they don’t switch out some of the actresses for bigger names.
I feel like this suggestion doesn't understand the show. It's an ensemble in the truest sense of the word. Everybody gets one song and nobody stands above the others. It would upset the balance of the show to have "names" in some parts and not in others. AND it looks to be a pretty hard show to perform. LOTS of dan
Choir Jun 10
2019, 11:07:25 PM
It’s absolutely not used that way here in Chicago... and frankly I’ve never heard it used that way anywhere else (though anything is possible). Even Speakeasy Stage doesn’t use that terminology... for this production or any other that fits your definition. They say “New England premiere” or “First post-broadway production.”
Navy Pier is a tourist trap with very little to offer as far as worthwhile activities... HOWEVER... there are really lovely views and you can buy a Rainbow Cone and walk around the pier if you get there an hour or so before. And if it's a nice day and you like ice cream you really SHOULD get a Rainbow Cone and take in the views for an hour or so.
Robert Markus is a good actor and phenomenal singer but he looks like a conventionally attractive 40 year old. And I think an audience accepting Evan's choices is already an iffy situation going in. I imagine the casting doesn't help.
Also. I'm not totally sure Dear Evan Hansen is a destination show. I certainly wouldn't cross provinces to see a show about suicide.
The Winter's Tale at Goodman is FANTASTIC. I'm a big fan of the play... in that I'm picky not that I love all productions... and it's the best version of the many versions I've seen. However. It's still The Winter's Tale.
Ms. Blakk, given who's involved should be really fantastic.
MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN at Lookingglass theater should be... something. I've not seen it yet... and it might be weird... but it'll be memor
King Lear is one of the best things I've seen in a lifetime of theatergoing. Not just Jackson but the whole thing. I get why people don't like it... but if you have a slot and have the desire I wouldn't miss it. I believe it will be talked about for much longer than it's critics think.
King Kong is quite a spectacle. I didn't like it. I'm surprised the book and music could be quite as awful as they are... given all the development the show went through. Bu
Regarding the Post review... I find a lot of gay theater folk are quite defensive or dismissive of any implication of "liberal" politics in their beloved musicals because it smashes the denial that their lifestyle is diametrically opposed to who they vote for... "HOW DARE YOU NOT CHANGE THE SCRIPT OF A CLASSIC, APOLITICAL MUSICAL AND STILL MAKE ME UNCOMFORTABLE!" It's just not possible to accept that those politics have always been present, just easier