For those familiar with the Public Sep 10
2019, 11:27:39 AM
Depends on how well it does once it opens. Last year Girl from North Country extended a few times, & ended the weekend before X-mas. In 2013 Fun Home even went into January.
Head Over Heels - Regional Productions Sep 8
2019, 01:11:39 AM
So saw this tonight in Chicago. This was a very amateur production, but they all performed to their best. Unfortunately, this us a terrible show, with an awful book in pseudo - Shakespearean language. I'm surprised that it is being scheduled by other more pro theatre companies - like Seattle's Arts West which is going to do it this fall. I am surprised something this bad lasted as long as it did last year on bway. Easily one of the worst shows ever written. No shade on the people
Little Shop Extending? Sep 8
2019, 12:49:19 AM
If you look at around X-mas there are still lots of the cheap seats, but they raised the prices for those dates from $119 to $179 & the other seats are $249.
Into the Chicago Woods Sep 6
2019, 10:06:32 AM
If you go down in the woods today You're sure of a big surprise If you go down in the woods today You'd better go in disguise!
For every gangster's moll that ever there was Will gather there for certain Because today's the day that Roxie & Velma have their picnic
CATSNYrevival said: "I miss the Alan Menken Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden. Is anything festive playing at the theatre at Madison Square Garden this year?"
Yes, Cirque has a new X-mas themed show playing there, after it plays Chicago.
Into the Chicago Woods Sep 6
2019, 01:58:01 AM
Saw a very nice, intimate production of Into The Woods tonight at Writers Theatre in Glencoe. Didn't quite realize how far out of the city it would be when I followed the google maps directions to take a bus, but well worth it & the train back to downtown was shorter. The fellow playing the Baker, Michael Mahler, is also a composer who has a popular musical about the Cubs baseball team running in the city right now. The whole cast is great, & it is performed in a small theatre in the round
Saw this tonight for 1st time & have to add to the chorus - very impressed by both Miguel Cervantes and Paris Nix. Audience adored Tamar Greene (Wahington) and Andrew Call (King George). Sandra Okuboyejo was on as Angelica & I heard some people complain, but I thought she was good - but I only have the OBC recording to compare her too. Robert Ariza was on as Laurens/Philip & he & Cervantes look a lot alike, so they really felt like father & son.
Liked how with m
MOULIN ROUGE Cast Recording Out Today! - Thoughts Aug 31
2019, 06:18:59 AM
Downloaded it just before a flight, but then watched a movie (Shazam - terrible!), so only listened to some. Won't see the show for nearly 4 months yet. Really like the Brightest Diamond number, love how much she tries to get that sort of sensual growl Shirley Bassey always delivers. I saw Ms Bassey in concert maybe 22 years ago, & she was amazing. Funny how so much I've read so far about Moulin Rouge has had a lot of bad-mouthing of Ms Olivo, but now after just hearing this, she is what I
Best and favorite Aug 28
2019, 09:21:54 AM
For myself, a favorite show is not dependent on one specific production. My favorite shows are shows that always work no matter the production and who is performing. CABARET is one such show. About 15 years ago the highschool down the street from me did it, and though I questioned how appropriate it was for barely dressed 14 & 15 year old girls to be doing some of the dance scenes, in the end the show worked. Again I saw a college production last winter, with a female Emcee and young peopl
Mistakes on cast albums Aug 26
2019, 05:52:45 PM
I was listening to the City of Angels cast album for the first time, and in one song someone says "There wasn't a dry seat in the house," when I think the proper phrase would be "dry eye." It isn't a show I ever saw, so don't know if the line was a mistake or on purpose, but it sounds like instead of saying everyone was crying, that everyone was urinating.
LA Phil - Sunday in the Park Aug 26
2019, 05:43:20 PM
Yesterday, single tickets went on sale for all next season's LA Philharmonic performances. I got some for next spring's concert performances of Sunday in the Park With George, and was surprised at how expensive they were. No cast has been announced yet, and these are just concert performances, yet the cheapest seats were still $120. I went for some that were a bit more than that, but I am still shocked at how pricey the LA Philharmonic is!
How will Frozen 2 affect Frozen Broadway? Aug 20
2019, 10:14:13 AM
I noticed yesterday that the new block of Frozen tickets have finally gone on sale. I looked at seats in December around x-mas & was surprised at how much they have dropped prices. There are some premium priced seats, but then most of the rest of seats were priced at only $99 before Ticketmaster service fees. When the new block of Lion King tickets went on sale I got seats for the X-Mas eve matinee & I ended up spending $224 each (I think it was $185 before fees).
Head Over Heels - Regional Productions Aug 13
2019, 03:10:47 PM
The Chicago production has now extended until September 8. Tickets on Goldstar for $28. Is this worth seeing? Will be in Chicago for my first time ever, staying in the Loop area, & not renting a car because all the advice I get is not to. Is Theater Wit in a safe area to travel to via public transit?
Lucas Hnath - DANA H Aug 13
2019, 03:01:18 PM
This will be playing at thr Goodman in Chicago when I am there in September. After reading aboyt the show, not sure I want to see it. BUT, tuckets are from only $15 in the balcony. All seats, even orchestra (for $35), are geberal admission. This is my first ever trip to Chicago. What is the Goodman balcony like?
I think would rather wait & see if Steppenwolf's current production of True West extends. Already have tickets to a few other things.
BroadwayNoob said: "The reviews of this seem all around very mixed. I'd love to see Jake in something on Broadway but I'm wondering if I should wait for him to do another show (this will almost certainly not be his last show on Broadway) or go see this one. I'm only debating this because I'm 16 and I'd like to see a show not just for the actor. I do enjoy plays though - should I just go for it and get a ticket?"
Skip it. Chances are you'
In Search of Comedies Aug 10
2019, 01:57:49 PM
These are not 100% comedies, but both have comedic elements. Last week I saw a local community production of Superior Donuts, & it is a very good play with a cast of just 5. Also last summer down in Seattle I saw a great production of Annie Baker's The Aliens. It is much much better than most of her later plays, a small cast of 3 (though all 20something males), has a lot of laugh out loud funny material, but then turns devastating emotionally - and is especially relevant anywhere hit hard by
Ignore the naysayers. Absolutely always go to any performance in the most elaborate costume possible. Everyone will love you and want to take selfies with you. I just saw Queen with Adam Lambert a couple weeks ago and there were fellows dressed up like Feddie Mercury in the crowd. They got on the jumbotron during the pre-show & really whipped up the crowd while we waited for the show to start. (Which was amazing by the way) I remember the last Madonna tour - lots of drag queens went