Sarah329 said: "So what was the purpose of using the ads with Lucie Jones?"
Maybe she's going into the London production. (Didn't Katharine McPhee say she was only doing 3 months?) Or maybe she's going into the Broadway production after Shoshana Bean. Or maybe she was planned as the next Jenna, but it fell through. Lots of possibilities.
The play itself is not as powerful or insightful as it thinks it is, but Cranston's performance is one of the best I've ever seen in nearly 40 years of theatergoing. If you can get in to see it, I would recommend it just for him. (Tony Goldwyn is also very good, though I wasn't much taken with Tatiana Maslany.)
The show runs 3 hours, 15 minutes. The formal intermission comes a little after an hour into the running time. The final two acts are played with just a brief pause (less than 5 minutes the night I saw it). If your dad can manage to sit for ~2 hours, he should be fine. Or perhaps you could consider taking a small pillow, if that would help. I would recommend getting orchestra seats, if possible, as the mezzanine at the Jacobs is a lot tighter.
I don't think it would be derogatory to call Adam Pascal an understudy, but it is inaccurate. An understudy is a member of the company who covers a role and is ready to go on at any performance, at a moment's notice. Unless I'm mistaken, that is not what Pascal is doing. He's been brought into the show for two pre-scheduled appearances. But if Andy Karl calls out on a random Thursday night, I doubt Adam drops what he's doing to come fill in.
JayElle said: "I saw Paddy Considine in nearby take-out shortly after matinee. He said they're leaving in a couple of weeks. If anyone knows better, let me know. Folks in the theater told me that the European cast could only perform for six months b/c of equity rules. The actors who play Maggie Far Away and Aunt Pat are staying along with the priest. That's what they said when I was at the stage door on 1/26."
Related: Has it been announced which performances Andrew Barth Feldman is or isn't doing? The New York Times article about him said, at least at first, he would only be doing 5 shows a week. I assume he'll be out Wednesday and Saturday matinees -- what is the third performance he'll miss?
CT2NYC said: "Warbucks2 said: "IF the NYT gives another I-don’t-get-itreview of BMC, are there any examples from history of shows that were massive fan favorites, did not receive critical acclaim, and ended up winning Best Musical?
Ado Annie D'Ysquith said: "I'm with Jordan. Props to Audra and whatnot, but being nude on stageis something I wouldnever be comfortable with. Was the last revival with Edie Falco good?"
The script (from what I can remember) doesn't actually specify the level of nudity, so I imagine it will be tailored to their comfort level. The last revival was very good -- Tucci and Falco had real chemistry (they became a couple during the run). It's a stretch to im
AntV said: "He was only out 1/15 and both shows 1/16. I wonder if he'll miss any shows later next month with Ain't too proud starting just a few days after this show ends."
I saw the matinee on January 12 and Jeremy and some of the other ensemble members sounded like they were at their limit. (The performances across the board were still excellent.) I wonder if singing such difficult arrangements in a larger theater, without amplification, is pushing the
Wick3 said: "Maggie05 said: "Every time someone records a show, it is a total distraction to the people behind them. Each person has paid money to see and enjoy the full experience of immersing them selves in a Broadway show. The light from the phone recording distracts the eye and mind from what is happening on stage.
Theaters need to come together and solve this problem, because at almost every show I have been to this year (probably about 20) someone in front or ne
SomethingPeculiar said: "Into the Woodsfor the Sondheim? They did it last in '06. The list of actors doesn't feel right forMerrily.
"a 60s rock musical that broke the mold and inspired chart-topping hits" sounds like Hair, but that seems too obvious?Bye Bye Birdieis considered to be the first musical to utilize rock music, but it's not really a "rock musical.""