Flops of the season. Feb 16
2019, 04:44:24 PM
Once the prom and be more chill close high school theatre groups will be RUNNING to get the licenses. They don’t need New York to be successful.
King Kong will just die, but if the producers are smart, they’ll set up shop in Las Vegas.
Financial successes, closing as financial losses? Feb 15
2019, 05:30:19 PM
Im curious about examples of musicals making back their initial investment, but ended up losing it by the time they closed. I could see mamma Mia being a prime example of this. Im sure that theatre change didnt come with a low cost.
Has a show ever gotten to EGOT status? Feb 13
2019, 02:05:05 PM
We always talk about individuals who have EGOTs or getting close to EGOT status, but Im curious if there are certain entities or pieces of theatre that have an EGOT in some form.
getupngo said: "Ashley is great. but I F*****G hate that caw caw caw bird flapping thing she does a few times in the show. curious to see krystinas take on the role"
Is that just an Ashley thing? I thought that was just the character. I haven’t seen the show, but from what I could gather on the album she does it when Cady envisions the school as the wildlife in Africa.
Laura Benanti to replace Lauren Ambrose in MY FAIR LADY Feb 12
2019, 02:31:53 PM
When in March is Laura going to be out? I have tickets for the March 27th evening show. It wouldn’t be the end of the world if she was out, but she was a major draw for me. It also seems like Harry Haden Patton will be out, but I’ve heard both understudies are great.
JBroadway said: "Interesting choice! I think Alabado is vey good, but she does have very different energy. The times I’ve seen her onstage, she always has a quieter, gentler presence onstage, even when she’s belting her face off. Doesn’t mean she won’t be great, but it’ll be a different take on the role for sure. Hope she has a great run in the show!
LADY GAGA IN Feb 11
2019, 05:45:20 PM
Jennifer Hudson was definitely still an unknown at the time dreamgirls came out.
Frozen Tour Feb 9
2019, 07:33:42 PM
I’d love to see Alex Finke as Anna, though it would be cute if she did it on broadway opposite her Husband Joe as Hans.
Oriental Theatre in Chicago will get a name change! Feb 9
2019, 02:19:43 AM
I truly don’t believe broadway in Chicago/the Nederlanders are trying to be PC making this change. There really hasn’t been too much protest or uproar to get the name changed. Which I’m not one to discuss as I’m not Asian. I just think the nederlanders thought it was 1) time to update the signage on probably their most prominent theatre in Chicago and 2) dedicate it to the founder of their institution. I’m sure people will still call it the oriental, like people who the CIBC theatre the Shubert
Seating at James M. Nederlander theater in Chicago Feb 6
2019, 07:16:29 PM
It really depends on the show. I’m not too familiar with Anastasia’s staging, but if it’s mostly staged front and center then seats on the sides shouldn’t be that bad. I’ve sat in the limited view seats in the orchestra a plethora of times(never sat in the balcony) and they were great. You are also pretty close to the stage which is a plus side.