I also caught this again yesterday after having seen the first preview in LA (so not sure how much of it was changed over the course of the LA/SF run). I think they really tightened up the flow of the show, especially in transitioning in and out of the musical part, and I'm not sure if some lines just landed better because they're more topical now, or if they were added later. Transitioning it to be about creating a musical rather than a TV show seemed to be an obvious cho
I know this was kind of discussed last week but Harry Potter's numbers are actually pretty interesting. I like sorting by average ticket price, and just about all the shows playing over 100% capacity are also the top shows by average ticket, except Harry Potter with an average of $77 in the bottom half of the list.
I'm assuming the low gross percentage for Slave Play is due to comped seats ahead of opening? It's doing pretty well capacity-wise. I'
ggersten said: "I'm surprised that Pink Floyd's The Wall hasn't become a stage show (other than the "stage" production during the tour). However, I don't know that that would be a "jukebox" musical (taking a catalog of songs and cramming them into a new story) and it certainly isn't a "bio-musical" (life of an artist using that artist's catalog). It would be more like The Who's Tommy.
I'd love to
The Wrong Man Oct 5
2019, 07:11:34 PM
I think TodayTix has a sale going on right now that includes Wrong Man
The creative team will have had a little less than a year to change it up after its San Diego run, so I'm curious to see what they do to it. When I saw it I think my two main gripes were the music (which I found rather bland) and the storytelling (it really could've used a framing device, like keeping her older self around to comment on things happening, since we all know how everything is going to end). I can see it being fairly popular based on the average Broadway audie
I saw this a couple days ago and enjoyed it a lot! Little Shop wasn't actually a musical I'd been familiar with before so I thought this was a good opportunity to get into it, and I'm glad I did. I don't think Alan Menken has written another rock score since this show which seems a bit of a shame (apart from a few songs in Galavant that I can recall).
Christian Borle was definitely the standout for me, and I think I enjoyed his performance more than Jonathan
Depending on how you like to manage your time/take chances on shows, I would personally buy the Assassins tickets. With the cast and it being an off-Broadway production, I feel like it would be a harder ticket to get than another show which could have an open run in a Broadway house that you might be able to catch on a different trip (assuming you're a person who comes to NYC somewhat regularly). Even if those other shows do come in this season, you could also always try resel
I agree on Judy Kuhn being a bit of a waste here (though I'll definitely see her anyway). I get emails from Classic Stage Company and they just had headshots of the actors with no roles mentioned in the email, and Judy Kuhn and Will Swenson were the two biggest pictures with the rest underneath, so I thought for a second that Judy Kuhn was going to be playing the balladeer, which got me really excited. Though I wonder if they'll still go an unconventional direction with th
I rushed at NWS on the July 5, showed up about half an hour before the box office opened and got 5 tickets (I was with two other friends). I also rushed Jersey Boys around 5pm the day after and was able to get two tickets with no issues. Rock of Ages seems to be particularly popular (if 20@20 is anything to go by) but the other two shows don't seem very hard to get. The main thing to remember is that the box office opens at noon most days and they only take cash for
2019-2020 Broadway Season Sep 19
2019, 01:50:49 PM
Added American Buffalo and For the Girls https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-Sam-Rockwell-Laurence-Fishburne-Will-Lead-AMERICAN-BUFFALO-on-Broadway-in-2020-20190917 https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Kristin-Chenoweth-Will-Bring-FOR-THE-GIRLS-Solo-Show-to-Broadway-This-Fall-20190917
Broadway Real Estate for the 2019-2020 season Sep 16
2019, 02:40:27 PM
Barrymore might be a tight turnaround time since I think The Inheritance ends March 1. If the Tony cutoff is the end of April that's not a lot of time to do rehearsals, load in, and previews, though not necessarily impossible either.
2019-2020 Broadway Season Sep 16
2019, 12:50:32 PM
Virginia Woolf is officially playing in the Booth: http://www.playbill.com/article/revival-of-whos-afraid-of-virginia-woolf-starring-laurie-metcalf-and-rupert-everett-sets-broadway-home
Honestly, if Jeremy O'Harris is fine with people using their phones during his show, then that's great, but he should make sure his views are consistent with his cast and the theater staff. He can't just wave away one incident with "but it's Rihanna" when other normal audience members are getting reprimanded for having their phones out, and we've all heard a lot of discourse from many performers talking about how hurt or distracted they've been after se