It might have worked in the 90s had they done an out of town tryout, made the necessary changes between 1.0 and 2.0 out of town, and opened on Broadway with the reviews they got from version 2.0. If you go back and read the two reviews, The New York Times did a complete turn around and it went from a mixed "not spectacularly bad" to "Finally, a Dandy of a Pimpernel." but at that point it was too late for a rave from the Times to offer the help it might have had i
Was the 1.0 ending basically the same just staged without a working guillotine or was it completely different?
Manhattan Concert Productions to do Feb 19
2019, 06:22:43 PM
I’ve been curious to know more about 1.0. I’ve always assumed the book was mostly the same and they just moved some songs around, cut some, and added others but it seems the book changed a great deal too. I can’t speak for the new finale and I’ll miss “I’ll Forget You,” but I’m glad Nan put “Believe” and “You Are My Home” back in their original slots.
If ticket sales are good and they have a performer in mind like when Laura Osnes came in between Kelli's engagements in South Pacific, someone like Laura or Stephanie J. Block could possibly keep the show going for a few weeks while Kelli is doing King and I. I don't know if she has any concert engagements or if other cast members have gigs preventing an extension, but if not the show could potentially extend and survive a few weeks without her.
It's actually very important to the story. It's how Molly is ultimately convinced the psychic is real because Sam tells her not to say "I love you," but "ditto." I suggest watching the film. You'll understand the show a bit better.
Manhattan Concert Productions to do Feb 19
2019, 03:19:49 AM
I saw it with “I’ll Forget You” the first time I saw the show and I love that song but I love “You Are My Home” as well. It’s a tough choice to make. I don’t like the idea of a “prequel” to the song in the first act either. Version 1.0 didn’t have a song for them at that point. I think the reason “You Are My Home” was eventually reworked as the wedding song was because the song had been a hit single prior to the show opening and the new producers probably had the idea of introducing the song ear
Kind of strange to have what was originally a reprise of "You Are My Home" now as a "prequel" popping up in the first act before the actual song later in the second act. It's not unheard of, but I'm surprised they kept it.
bwayphreak234 said: "I will be there Monday night. I have been looking forward to this since the day it was announced. I love this show and the score, and seeing it performed by this castwith a huge orchestra and a huge choir is a dream come true. I am a little nervous about which "version" of the show they will use. I'm just hoping "Vivez" and "Only Love" make the cut."
In the video on BWW, Nan talks about the changes. Basically the
perfectlymarvelous said: "I think there's much more to be learned from taking these shows as written and actually re-examining them from our current perspective, and working with what's on the page and having a point of view about it. And for goodness sake, women need to be at the helm more often."
Anastasia: Oct 1-6, 2019 Jesus Christ Superstar: Nov 12-17, 2019 Dear Evan Hansen: Dec 31 - Jan 12, 2020 Frozen: Mar 26 - Apr 12, 2020 Mean Girls: June 9-14, 2020 Come From Away: June 23-28, 2020 My Fair Lady: July 7-12, 2020
Extra Season Events: Blue Man Group: Nov 8-10, 2019 Rent: May 8-10, 2020
KISS ME, KATE (2019 Roundabout Revival) - Previews Feb 11
2019, 08:29:37 PM
I’m cautiously optimistic. I love Kiss Me, Kate but depending on the changes and rewrites by Amanda Green I’m not sure I’ll be as enthused as I was with the last revival. I don’t want a PC Kiss Me, Kate. I want a Kiss Me, Kate that addresses the issues presented in the text and starts a dialogue rather than tip toeing around them trying not to offend anyone.
Scarlet Leigh said: ""Only Love" took place in the foot bridge scene where she meets him butBEFORE he arrives asthe Pimpernel, he first shows up at himself. They talk and she basically confronts him head on with how he's changed. It's basically her plea to her husband that she still loves him and wants the old him back. He then leaves and returns moments later as the Pimpernel and the scene goes on as in the revised version where she reveals she was basically blackm