@midnightradio While that story sounds awful, it is unfortunately the type of thing that gets threads shut down or comments deleted. Since it is not referencing a researched story or naming names, anonymous stories like this generally fall under hearsay and are shut down by mods (because, in your example, it prompts readers to now be suspicious and gossip about ANY hair/wig designer). I had a horrible experience with sexual assault and harassment in college with a costume designer, but I
One way I know it will quite literally affect the Broadway show is wigs.
They are creating new wigs for Anna and Elsa to more closely match their looks in the upcoming sequel. They just began on a new wig plot for the show and it will apparently roll out as Frozen 2 premieres. I'm not sure it makes total sense...since the new hairstyles aren't the characters looks in the first film, which is of course the story of the stage musical lol. But I guess it's one of Disney's
Voters must see the show live. This is the major reason why it is difficult for closed productions to win a Tony Award. (Though it should be noted that there is a separate group of Nominators who are required to see every single show).
This past season, the Tonys instituted an online portal where voters had to log the dates they saw each Broadway performance. Then the system would generate a personalized ballot containing only the categories where a voter had seen all the nominees.
If you're looking to stay close to midtown/times square, then Don't Tell Mama is really your best bet. There are some other bars in Hell's Kitchen that do showtunes on specific nights, but Don't Tell Mama has that every night.
There are 3 other gay bars that will have what you're looking for:
Marie's Crisis: super divey but fun. Beware that many of the bartenders carry an attitude which can be offputting on your first venture there. It's worth no
It is in Disney's best financial interest to create Jr/Kids versions of all their animated films, so the fact that they exist doesn't necessarily lend itself towards any Broadway aspirations or plans.
However, this is not the first time a stage adaptation of Moana has been planned. Moana was one of several films on the table for a potential stage musical in the theme parks. The Magic Kingdom was supposed to get an expansion of Main Street USA with a large "Main Stree
That all being said, I do think the timing ended up hurting them. The 2019 Tony nominees/winners engulfed all the buzz and advertising during their opening period. I was surprised that producers didnt get Audra and Michael to present together at the Tonys and mention the show given that they both were there. Ultimately, I think the show needed much more of a advertising blitz to compete with the Tony season.
rg7759 said: "Please don't bite my head off I really have nothing against this show. I have something against greed, and I don't think it was accidentally 'bad timing'. I think it was an instance of greedy producers defying logic to open the show before the tonys."
The initial intention was to open right before Tony cutoff. But no appropriately sized theaters became available in time. And both stars had tight windows in which they could do a Broadway
It's really not "sad" at all. It's the best use of a space. You can pine over a new Broadway house if you like, but this space has stood vacant for decades and no one saw a viable way to turn it into a functioning theater again. Trust me, plenty of potential buyers and developers looked into that option. But the logistics proved to be a nightmare. As has been stated on past threads, it is landlocked on 42nd St so load ins and outs are just not feasible.
@SomethingPeculiar Director absolutely. But do you think its that clear cut in Orchestrations? I've been alternating over those two in my predictions and hemming and hawing about that category for a while. It still seems like Oklahoma! has such OBVIOUS work in the orchestrations department. Almost similar to the win for the Sweeney Todd revival. Of course, that was the last revival to win the category, so its very hard to say. Also: I believe this category (along with the two sound races)
Chicago tends to do very good business at the TKTS booth, where tickets can be sold for higher prices than TDF. It's a property that is a known quantity to tourists, so last minute ticket sales are always a possibility. So it makes sense that the producers aren't too keen on using TDF.
Lots of great offerings right now if you want to cram in some nominees before the Tonys!
Besides the musicals nominated for Musical/Musical Revival, I expect:
Be More Chill (probably Michael in the Bathroom, as its a showstopper and they will only have to pay one actor. Keeps the cost way down. This is why the closed Ragtime revival just sent in Christiane Noll to rep the show. That "burn down the house" song is the most painful musical experience Ive ever sat through and definitely wont get them ticket sales. A solo number is a much safer bet).<
Prices vary depending on what you are seeing. Generally speaking, Broadway musicals are $49 per ticket, while Broadway plays are $43 per ticket. Off-Broadway usually ranges from roughly $19-$34 per ticket depending on the size of the venue.
While there are rare occasions where shows will post a last minute offer, it is most common for tickets to be put out a week in advance. However, the box office can list tickets on any weekday, so there is no rule as
If this is legit I wonder what timeline its working on...considering Disney is also working on a Beauty and the Beast revival.
Aida has always been a guilty pleasure of mine though, so I'd be happy to have it back. Of course, they won't get away with casting blonde haired/blue eyed stars as the Egyptians this go around, so let's hope the casting is appropriate.
Awards are decided on by a set group of people who all have their subjective tastes. You have to go into it with that understanding. Everyone is voting for what appealed to them and what is being shoved in their faces with campaigns to remind them to vote.
I LOVED Head Over Heels. I would personally have nominated it for Best Musical, definitely Bonnie Milligan in featured, and probably Book, Costumes, and Choreo. BUT I'm not a Tony nominator. The show closed a long while
Patrick Page has also been vocal about how the song was NOT written about Trump because people are constantly bringing up the parallel of the southern border wall (Anais' tune predates his campaign). So I don't know if the production will go in that direction. Remember, the point of a Tonys performance is to sell tickets. They want it entertaining, not coming off as a purely political musical (because its really not). I can see them doing "Way Down in Hadestown&qu
Disney has money to burn, so yes I fully expect some sort of "25 Years of Disney on Broadway" medley. (I'm sure the 3 current shows will be featured for ticket sales...but it would be cool if they also included their past shows, with original stars. I'm sure Boggess would jump to perform Ariel on the Tonys again, Beauty and the Beast would be fun to see once more and maybe tease the revival, and if they can get Heather Headley to come back and do some Aida I will be in love)
Interesting that she says it was for this season, since there honestly isn't much she's right for in other shows this season (at least thinking off the top of my head) and many shows have been in development for a while with other stars attached.
The only one that stands out to me as possible is King Lear. Perhaps she wanted to go for something dramatic. I could see her doing Regan or Goneril.
Unless "this season" extends to next season, or producti
The Tony Awards website takes forever to update anything. They didn't even update the pages to reflect the current Broadway season until about a week ago.
The "5 nominee" rule was reported everywhere EXCEPT the Tony Awards website (Broadway.com, Playbill), so I assume it was confirmed via press reps for the Tonys or was in their initial press release. A similar thing happened recently when a reporter confirmed a ruling with a rep and posted it on Twitter after it wa
JBroadway said: "The GoldDerby article has misinterpreted the new rule.
The rule states (paraphrased) that if there are 9 or more eligible candidates, there will only be 4 guaranteed nominees, and a 5th will be added only if the difference in votes between the 4th and 5th place shows is three or fewer. If there are fewer than 9 eligible shows, then those numbers get shifted down by 1: there are 3 automatic nominees, with the possibility of a 4th.