mariel9 said: "There was an insert in the playbill yesterday that gave a 1-2 sentence description of each character. I wish I'd noticed it before the show because it really would've helped with the "who the hell is the duchess" moments. I liked the show a lot. The book is kind of a mess, but entertaining and more moving than I was expecting."
I cannot believe that instead of fixing the atrocious book, they actually settled to just
Braniff Forever said: "How common isi it for the creative team to cut or add songs in previews? Do you think they are aware that most people think the show is too long?"
I've found it's pretty rare for shows to make extensive changes in previews. It's more of fine-tuning. Besides time restraints, getting a universal agreement to cut things/kill your darlings is a tough thing. I imagine especially at BMC, where they're such a tight-knit group, I d
Caught it this past week - absolutely loved it. Especially having seen Alice By Heart & Superhero the week prior, I was so relieved to see something genuinely good. The cast, book, and score are top notch, and it's a hell of a good time. With a bigger production budget, I think this show could really be a hit. It felt a lot like the brain child of Heathers & Bring It On, for reasons both o
BwayinVan said: "I've never seen Oklahoma and am ashamed to say I know NOTHING about the story. Usually traditional old school musicals don't appeal to me but this seems like it has a modern spin?"
This production was made for you. The Creative Team took a look at the show as if it was a brand new musical, and took off from there. Sure, the style of some of the songs may be old-timey, but there is so much new energy, life, and soul, it feels lik
2019, 01:15:25 PM
If Twitter could singlehandedly close The Great Comet, I can't WAIT to see what happens with this.
I was there tonight! There's a lot to digest here.
For a first preview, it was excellent. The cast seemed very comfortable in their roles and everything went off without a hitch - remarkable, considering the show is 3 hours on the nose including two 10-minute intermissions.
Jeremy O. Harris' excellent reputation proceeds him, and he doesn't disappoint - there is indeed extended periods of full frontal nudity among
Didn't see a thread on this, but I caught We Are The Tigers this weekend at Theater 80. I really, really enjoyed it. Lauren Zakrin is great, as is the entire ensemble cast. It was very The Wolves meets Heathers/Mean Girls.Â
ANASTASIA Sets March 31st Closing Date Feb 5
2019, 08:11:00 PM
Genuinely can’t remember a time I was more bored in a theater than when I saw this. Sad for the cast and crew, but 2 years is a phenomenal run and I’m sure this show will make endless amount of money in all types of productions.
THE BAND'S VISIT sets closing Feb 4
2019, 08:14:00 AM
For anyone curious, this will have run 6 performances longer than Fun Home (not including previews)
Kate Baldwin deserves an award for her commitment & humility in doing everything she can to make this material work. But there's only so much she can do.
The show itself is deeply flawed, and I doubt will be salvaged by the creative team in a way that makes any kind of major impact. It is very unbalanced - Act 1 is shorter than Act 2, has only a handful of songs, and contains little plot development. Act 2 is nearly sung-through, has plot points & songs hurled at
This is a prime example of how high production value cannot save deeply, deeply flawed material. This is one big dud.
The opening scene seemed promising - we briskly meet all the characters in a makeshift bunker in a London tube station in 1941, while the war rages on above. We meet Alice, who has this infuriatingly annoying obsession with forcing this dying boy to go to Wonderland with her. So, she begins to recite it from memory. One by o
WestEndGal said: "Do any other musicals do this? Have their understudy come on for the lead for 2,3,4 week stints before the new lead starts? I feel bad for Stephanie in a way. She must have played Jenna for about 3 months (if not more) of the last 12 and yet still only in her understudy capacity.And what does a girl need to do to get her own face on a playbill already? lol"
I understand where you're coming from, but at the end of the day, it is a business. This
My $30 front row seat was relocated to the mezzanine, as were all of my friend's.
2019, 07:55:33 AM
This show is dead in the water with that documentary on the horizon. I feel bad for Nottage & Wheeldon as theyre wonderful artists and deserve the paycheck, but there is no way this is going to happen. And its not worth it. They can do it in 10 years. Or never. Not every pop star needs their own bio musical. If it does happen, it will be absolutely shrouded in controversy and (rightly) overshadow anything good about the show.
Off Broadway, there were two projection surfaces/screens that hung above stage left and stage right, and they had live subtitles projected onto them for every line/lyric. They project an English translation, with a Russian translation slightly below it. The screens blend into the set, and the subtitles aren't distracting at all. If you know the show well, I found myself not looking at them during the songs since they've had to change a lot of lyrics for the translation to Yiddish
Steven Pasquale and American Son Jan 22
2019, 12:15:00 AM
I wonder if theyll film in an actual police station waiting room area? Or build like a large set for it and do it on a soundstage?
Excited for any time a piece of theatre can become available for the masses. This isnt the best play of the season, and definitely a bit of grief porn, but the performances are awesome and a lot of people will love it.
As a local who sees basically everything, here are my two cents -
Hadestown & Oklahoma! are the two shows I would consider must-sees to anyone. Unless you're really against seeing darker shows, these are two musicals at the top of their game. The Ferryman would be my third choice, and while the other plays (Ink, Lear, Gary) haven't started yet, they seem primed for success.
I personally really didn't enjoy The Prom, but it's a
AEA Strike? Jan 8
2019, 08:49:32 AM
The PSM of Beetlejuice posted on IG that they are on a Production Contract, thus still able to rehearse.