... Nov 9
2019, 12:12:00 PM
Obviously Amar’s casting is erroneous but I am all for talented directors having the ability develop a preexisting text to streamline their production approach. The intermission and I Feel Pretty in West Side Story are both annoying. I’m all for cutting them.
Late Seating on Broadway Nov 9
2019, 08:32:47 AM
I apologize if this has been discussed elsewhere but I didnt find anything in a search. Frankly I think if people are late to a Broadway show, they shouldnt be admitted til intermission and if theres no intermission, o well. However I get that these people bought tickets and paid money so I think a more reasonable policy is that they save a few seats super close to the door for the late comers to sit in so they dont have to disrupt everyone else in their section. I saw The Sound Inside last nigh
bwaylyric said: "As I was watching, I couldn’t help but wonder how amazing this film would’ve been if they had 3D type animation back in the day."
The moment when she starts running down the stairs when she thinks she’s getting married is particularly in need of a little cgi.
Also I agree with the above poster who said the cuts in the movie were annoying. They should’ve let it be two and a half hours, keeping the whole
THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread Nov 5
2019, 10:16:45 PM
Overall wish they had gone for more sincere performances and less flashy design (this is coming from a set designer) but overall thought the performers were good. Thought it was silly not to have the finale Part of Your World be live. Would have been curious what it would be if they’d done the whole thing live.
I saw it last weekend. I really loved Act 1 and most of Act 2. I think it's such a brilliant concept and just a great entertainment. The music had me from the first chord. I feel like they struggled a bit to have the Macbeth and Lady M characters deaths feel organic in their plot structure tho.
I saw it last night. Act 2 is definitely stronger than Act 1. It finds its center much better and it definitely packs the emotions at the end. As all have said Ruby is magnetic and I thought Karen Mason's number in Act 2 was perfection. It was simple and clever, a perfect use of the source material.
I feel like the piece as a whole struggles to decide what it wants to be. It feels very much like a modern jukebox musical but I think it somewhat wants to be a classical musical. I thi
As other posters have said the big group numbers: Zero to Hero, Great Bolts of Thunder and A Star is Born are jaw dropping. The energy coming from the stage is palpable. I thought Jelani was great and his big emotional scene was incredibly moving. Phil’s reprise of One Last Hope/Go the Distance was the new highlight for me. I thought it was a super beautiful moment for James (who is excellently cast). I loved Roger as Had
Andrew Lloyd Webber-Jesus Christ Superstar-Heaven on their Minds
Ahrens & Flaherty-A Man of No Importance-All For You
Alan Menken-Hunchback-Esmeralda (Beauty and the Beast close second song)
Boublil & Schonberg-Les Mis-Who am I?
Cole Porter-Anything Goes-Anything Goes
2019 Tony Snubs Jun 10
2019, 08:47:13 AM
So scenic design: Beetlejuice has a really cool design. The way the house transformed was great. The collaboration between projections and scenic to make the house move was awesome. However whenever we weren’t in the main house set, the design felt compromised. The drops were pretty but when they were on the roof or in the attic it felt less thought through.
Hadestown effectively boiled down their design to two striking looks that transformed brilliantly and simply without getting in t
Fiddler in Yiddish Reviews Jun 7
2019, 08:21:03 AM
I saw it last night and loved it. I thought the minimal set was perfect. Between the sets, costumes and the Yiddish, it really felt like you were watching a snippet of this distant community’s lives.
2019 Tony Awards Performances Jun 6
2019, 11:31:03 PM
I’ve been thinking Chant would be a good Hadestown number. It features all five of the leads and introduces many of the themes of the show. I also love the way that number is structured.
However wouldn’t be surprised if it was a medley of Living it Up and Wait for Me