It is very expensive to mount many of these productions- and so many lose money- I have no problem paying up for a ticket in a great location- but I do have a problem with resale tickets- and Ticketmaster selling to the bots who buy up the best seats in the house and then charge ridiculous prices for the same seats. That should be against the law, in my opinion.
I liked ATProud a few weeks ago- it was okay- a jukebox musical with a good story- but it lacked the one element that for me truly makes theater great- and that is --IT DID NOT MAKE ME THINK- it was not creative artistically, it was purely and entertainment- and lots of people go to the theater with that as the priority- whereas, when I go - I want to be intellectually stimulated, I want to think about stuff in a new way, I want to be touched emotionally by a story that is complex and u
Tootsie is also not doing all that well- do you think it can make it through summer at the large Marquis Theater grossing 66.7 per cent of potential as it did for this week? I have tickets for October 23.
I just checked- sorry it seems it will be playing in a Shubert house- and will be a Telecharge event if that is the case. My friend sent me the info- and it seems it is wring- good- I really do want to see what Jackman can do with this- I bet it will be excellent. Seems Music Man was last on BWAY in 2001 at the Neil Simon. SORRY FOR THAT.
Was not too happy to see The Music Man will be a Ticketmaster event- as is The Cher Show at the Neil Simon. That means resale tickets given to the Ticketmaster scalpers- with outrageous prices- I bet 500 and up for good orchestra seats- I wish it was on Telecharge- where seats are not resale and where you can buy decent seats at fair prices without dealing with scalpers. Very disappointed- and probably I will not see it- I was really hoping it would not go to Ticketmaster.
Wow, Brody- so glad you enjoyed the series- I am not a rabid fan - though I am a rabid fan of Barbra Streisand, lol- and reading of your love of Fosse and his work was really interesting. I loved it too- and thought both Williams and Rockwell were superb. Wish it would have gone and on for a new more episodes.
I saw both The Act and The Rink - and was bored by both. Flora The Red Menace was one of my all-time favorites though- that was the moment I became a lifelong Liza fan- always see her when she appears- very spotty record seeing her in person- have seen performing when she was pretty obviously her drunk- when she her voice was in hideous shape- and also have seen her perform at the top of her game- when she was electrifying- like the very last time I saw her- at the MGM Grand in Las
Not sure about the factual inacuracies- but this miniseries was on of the most enjoyable and riveting television experiences I have had- I clapped at the end of this episode last night- I thoroughly enjoyed this miniseries- Bravo to the cast and crew. I thought that although Fosse was portrayed as self absorbed and obsessed with women and his art- the relationship with Gwen seemed real and complex- as I expect Picasso and many great artists were. I would imagine -though there
Would love to see a residency of Three Divas- maybe Kelli McDoanld, Donna Murphy and Laura Benanti- or add or subtract Laura Osnes or Jessie Mueller- or someone else I have not thought of- to do a revue and history of the Broadway musical- or their favorite songs and anecdotes- I would personally love a night like that on Broadway.
BWAY Baby2, this is the second time in this thread you have taken a minor point in a post of mine and gone off on it. Maybe that's a habit that doesn't need to be encouraged, but no harm done. GAVESTON- I am allowed to comment on anything I want- and if I want to share some memories of getting tickets that day for Chicago- meaning that although it was a hot ticket- it was not all that hard to get- maybe someone was interested in hearing that. The first go round of Chicago was not
As big a deal that Liza was in Chicago- it was not that hot a ticket- I saw it with Liza as a kid- used to go to matinees every Saturday with a friend- and we got tickets to Chicago right at the box office the day of the performance- never bought tickets in advance in those days as a 13 year ole- except for Funny Girl- which never had day of tickets and when we found out Barbra was leaving- got two tickets for November right before her exit. So as much as a big deal is being made of Liza in C
Interesting for me to read the reviews here- and it reinforces my general cynicism regarding reviews- because they are so subjective and individual- and tastes vary so dramatically. Anyway, I love this series- think Rockwell is doing a great job- think Michelle is Emmy worthy- and have not been bored by this series at all- in fact, love every second- find it to be an adult exploration- not only emotionally complex - but also delves into the psyches of super talented artists- which adds to my
It is NEVER okay and acceptable to intrude on other peoples spaces in a public forum where playing customers are enjoying a perfomance. No- if you must sing- sing to your self and mouth the words so no one can hear you. I think this is a ridiculous question- people do it- but it needlessly disturbs other patrons. It is one thing to go to the bathroom during a performance- that cannot be helped and I do understand when that happens- but to sing during a show while it is occurring in real time-
I have a million stories from the Old Days- hanging at the Winter Garden for Barbra- at the Alvin for Liza when she was 18 in Flora- so I will start with those- and if anyone wants to know how I got Lauren Bacall's dressing room phone number- and Elliott Gould's when he did his 4 performance before closing Drat! The Cat! I will elucidate in an upcoming post if anyone is interested.
First Barbra- after trying- as a 13 year old- to get the phone number o