Bought 2 tickets without ID at 5pm yesterday. Got front row center! (Must have been a late cancellation.) Found a couple moments to be heavy-handed, but overall was better than I expected, with each character's point of view relatable. The glaring weakness remains that there is no opportunity for Jeremy nor Steven to sing...
A few of us have posted in the previews thread -- I got tickets an hour before curtain, far sides mid-way back in the orchestra seems to be standard. Views are definitely partial but reasonable, depending on how far to the edge you are.
I bought it an hour before curtain and was in something like G14, one seat from the end. The person in front of me bought G12, and there was no one on the end, so I'm guessing I was the last one. I missed the back left door and the things happening across the left wall, which were infrequent but somewhat important.
I bought a rush ticket after reading the first few pages of raves, but found myself agreeing with a lot of the criticisms on page 4 and 5. My overall opinion is somewhere in between.
It is very well acted. I found the expositions all entertaining in their own regards. But it does meander between themes and styles that aren't all reconciled or fully realized, and 2 minutes of resolution wasn't a satisfying conclusion to 193 minutes of build-up. <
This wouldn't win the category posed, but I found it interesting that Beverly Weston, the patriarch of August: Osage County, leads the prologue, then doesn't appear again in the show, except to come out for the curtain call 3 hours later.
I didn't realize that playwright Tracy Letts's dad played the role until he died of cancer a couple months into the NY transfer.
I'll echo a lot of what's been said. It can be a lot of fun but can get very crowded. I also tend to enjoy weeknights, and enjoy the happy hour crowd before it gets crazier. The song choices are a little less mainstream as well at that time (less Phantom, Les Miz, Little Shop, more Sondheim, JRB, etc.) as the pianists know it tends to be a more knowledgeable crowd.
I'd recommend on loading up on singles and pacing yourself on tips. I know I've ti
HeyMrMusic said: "AntV said: "I want to defend the use of books in hand for this production. That used to be the norm at Encores shows since they are technically supposed to be staged readings, and I thought it was smart of these actorsto use the books when they did. The bookswere used during the group numbers because this show’sharmonies (which sounded so tight) are extremely difficult. Being a great soloist doesn’t make you a good part singer, and memorizing harmon
Most of my thoughts have been shared, but will add briefly:
I enjoyed some moments last night and thought there was a ton of talent on the stage. I was familiar with many songs but not the whole work. Some choices felt misguided, but it was good to see the cycle presented with lots of skill and enthusiasm.
Colin is given the weakest material, but was also the least prepared, so his acting suffered, if it even existed.
I am also intrigued. Does anyone know if they have released or will release a promo code for this one? The website asks for one on the purchase page, but I can't find one. There are still a decent number of tickets left, but in far from prime seating areas, like $75 4th-tier balcony seats or $150-175 corner or rear orchestra.
Went last night, and it was one of my favorite nights in the theater in a long time. I liked Norm's acting more than most--not as dynamic as some, but he seems to have grown into the role as the reviews have gotten better with time. The intimate staging is quite impressive, although due to its limitations, this production is probably best for those familiar with the show, which I'm sure 95% of attendees are. The 8 performers can fill the room as if they we
Groundhog Day's seems to announce winners for all their non-premium unsold seats (including a lot of the rear mezz). Then day-of they must release the unsold portion to TDF. If you log on right when they send out the winners, you can sometimes get nice seats.
I would win a third to half the time I entered, until I found a day when I logged in on time and got a good seat.
I was able to get leftover far-side orchestra seats for the rush price at 5:45pm last night before the 8pm show. The box office said that wouldn't be usual, but it seemed that they were able to sell leftover, cheaper seats from multiple sections for $41. So it's worth a shot if you're in midtown and see more than a couple empty seats on the website.
Considering the singing and dancing chosen for the movie was likely the best result of numerous takes, and those results were far from professional quality, it doesn't surprise me that they or their producers did not choose to have them perform live.