I've gone to a couple of these in the past, and usually there is no charge, and no tickets to reserve. You just show up (well in advance for this one, probably). Once time is announced, you can plan appropriately. Since these are during daytime, workday hours, many who might like to attend are not able to, so usually seating is available for everyone who shows up. I'm planning to go to this one - Jerry Herman has always been one of all all-time favorite compose
I saw MOULIN ROUGE last night- Wed eve - (loved it!) - I was way up in the mezzanine, but terrific show even from up there! QUESTION: Was anyone else there last night? There was a tremendous roar and applause during intermission and people around the boxes taking photos of someone down below. Us mezzaniners never got word of who was down there creating all the fuss? Does anyone know who it was?
BEETLEJUICE! BEETLEJUICE! BEETLEJUICE! I saw it the night after I had seen TOOTSIE (for which I had high expectations and found myself disappointed - just not engaged - didn't feel like anything special); meanwhile, low expectations for Beetlejuice, and I was pleasantly delighted! I saw it mainly because my friend Leslie Kritzer is in it, and I knew she would be great, but wow! The show was hilarious, thrillingly staged, brilliantly designed, terrific performances by eve
I saw the show on Saturday night, Sept 28. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it! My expectations were low, in light of other original new musicals I've seen at Papermill recently, including The Sting, Ever After, The Honeymooners, and others.
But this show was a real delight! Often hilarious, yet dark shadows of the toll showbiz and drugs would take on our young star, always hover, ultimately leading to powerfully moving character arcs for Judy
Hot Pants said: "I love Jonathon Groff, and he’s likely going to do a great job. However, I think he’s way too handsome to play Seymour. No matter how homely they dress him, he’s still going to look too good. I personally would’ve preferred Brandon Uranowitz. I also would’ve liked Ethan Slater as Seymour if they wanted to go for a younger actor. I think Blanchard will likely be a very good Audrey, and Borle is perfect for Orin."
I'm going Friday July 19 - can't wait! Saw him at 54Below in the past, but not this show...he's an awesome singer/performer, and the friendship and combined artistry he shares with Sherie should make this a very special night.... :)
Agree with all posts above - get in line quick for the chili if you want some! Yes, it's vegan. Yes, it is really, truly delicious! I'm a bit of a chili connoisseur, and this stuff has bang and zing! Great chunk of cornbread, too!
The bite of chili and cornbread really fits the country dance hall vibe of the production, and adds to the unique occasion.
I woke up this morning missing listening to the OBC recording of THE ACT. So I found it on Amazon Music, and have really enjoyed remembering how dazzling and glamorous Liza seemed to me as a 16 year old gay kid in West Virginia in 1977! And then a couple of years later I saw her in concert (two years in a row!) in Pittsburgh and she did "Arthur in the Afternoon" with Roger Minami both times - it was a a delightful number!
I saw Beetlejuice last night, and I was surprised at how much I loved it! I had seen Tootsie the night before, and was deeply disappointed in that one, particularly Yazbek's score. Hard to believe it was the same guy who wrote The Band's Visit! Anyway, IMHO, Beetlejuice is the most cohesive, well-made musical comedy this year!
The songs are tuneful with a nice pop/rock edge, the lyrics are often insanely clever, and the characters are fully developed - t
And I guarantee only HIS name will be above the title, for sure. Just as only Robert Preston's name was above the title in the original production, with Barbara Cook one of the featured players listed below title.
Same as Bette above the title for the recent Dolly. David Hyde Pierce listed below. Regardless, the pairing of Jackman with Foster has great promised, to my mind.... :)
My first reaction upon hearing this news was, "I'm thrilled! But can she sing this?" I was greatly encouraged by what producer Scott Rudin says in the Hollywood Reporter article today:
"I've been a giant, besotted fan since Millie," Rudin told The Hollywood Reporter, speaking about Foster. "I think she's brilliant and I've wanted to work with her for years. In terms of what we're going for in this
BritCrit said: "I think this could be an interesting choice for Jackman’s next musical. There are plenty of similarities between Professor Hill and Jackman’s own P.T. Barnum. But whilst playing a charismatic huckster with a softer side will be incredibly easy for Jackman, songs like “Trouble” are some of the hardest in the musical genre. I will be interested to see if Jackman can pull them off...