JSquared2 said: "I promise you -- no one outside of this board and the Broadway stan community knows who Josh Gad is."
Thank you! Again - zero hate to Josh. But saying his TV/Film career is more successful than Billy Porters is just something I disagree with.
Josh Gad Hinting a Book of Mormon Return?? Oct 18
2019, 10:40:23 AM
I’m a massive, massive fan of Gad, but his career has not nearly taken off like Billy Porter’s. He’s yet to really land a huge, awards-worthy or superhero-franchise type role. I do not think it would be beneath him to do Mormon for a few months.
jacobsnchz14 said: "Since the final tour stop is in Tampa, just pull a Newsies and film it using some of the tour/OBC ensemble on the touring set."
My thoughts as well. Although, I could see them paying David Zinn to alter the set and build it in a studio. Worth noting the tour set is missing the entire second level, which isn’t a big deal but still something.
Will be very interested to see how this plays out. I feel like I should be much more excited about this since the creative team is so wonderful, but having not seen or heard anything from it, I’m hesitant.
What a strange lineup of Best Musical contenders we’ll have:
Moulin Rouge Jagged Little Pill Six Girl From The North Country Diana Mrs. Doubtfire Flying Over Sunset The Lightning Thief
- Classical musicals will never be considered “bad.” They’re not. The issue isn’t if they’re “bad” suddenly, but if their commentary on society has aged well a hundred years later. For shows like Carousel, My Fair Lady, and Kiss Me Kate, no, they haven’t aged well. But they’re still And always will objectively be musicals of extreme quality and renown. When done right (like the recent revivals of My Fair Lady and
Harry Potter box seats Oct 9
2019, 02:20:03 PM
I’ve seen the show a dozen times, and I personally can’t tell if I prefer one side over the other. Whichever side you chose, I’d sit in the box closest to the back of the theater. You’ll want to chose the seat(s) also towards the back of the theatre inside the box, as you have to lean forward the least.
When it comes to the mezzanine/dress circle boxes, those should offer better sight lines as you’re not staring straight down, but those are more expensive.
Luminaire2 said: "Funny reading the conversation from earlier in this thread re Equity vs Non-Equity. Working conditions/pay/status aside. All actors start non-union. Yes actors grow with experience. But to say non-equity actors are somehow lesser or not going to be as good is just laughable. Any actor can be good or may not be and that is not determined by their union status. I have seen many non-equity productions where I found the actors way more engaged, earnest, and giving it th
My point is, Broadway didn't have to be the end-game for Inheritance. If critically lauded, sold out off-Broadway runs for the shows I mentioned worked for them, I don't understand why they felt Inheritance had to be on Broadway.
Also funny enough, SouthernCakes, if you look at Billie Piper's social media, she referred to the entire Armory run of YERMA as "Broadway." She genuinely believed and advertised that she performed a limited run on Broadway - which p
ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "It would be a big old waste of money if they had doneThe Inheritance off-Bway after London and before Bway. Unless Lopez had been planning to do substantial rewrites and needed time/venue to do so. It has the strongest reviews out of London since The Ferryman. The two-part nature of the play is probably what's scaring people off."
I disagree. NYC is not London. People, Places & Things, The Jungle, Yerma, Hairy Ape, have been rec
The Irishman will screen at the BELASCO starting November 1st! Oct 7
2019, 07:14:21 PM
Martin Scorsese got turned down by AMC and Regal to do commercial releases for the film, and they are doing everything they possibly can to make this seem like not-a-Netflix-film. They want to win Oscars, moreso than Roma, and the Academy has made it very clear they’re opposed to streaming films. This marketing move gives it notoriety and proof that the team sees it as a theatrical film.
Can’t wait to see this in the Belasco - how cool.
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/6/19 Oct 7
2019, 07:11:18 PM
I said it last Spring and I’ll say it again - The Inheritance should’ve gone to St. Ann’s or the Armory. They chose to open on Broadway, lose money and play to half empty houses...for clout? Maybe a Tony?
I firmly believe there is no “wrong” show for broadway. But a 7 hour, 2-part gay themed play is admirable and important to mount commercially, but realistic business move it does not.
The Lightning Thief previews thread Oct 6
2019, 11:13:53 AM
I know this board tends to not like shows like this, but the hate is really surprising to me. I genuinely enjoy listening to the score and think the production is imaginative and full of energy. I guess it’s not for everyone, but I’ve seen so many worse new musicals in the recent years.