BE MORE CHILL (Broadway) Previews Feb 27
2019, 02:46:04 PM
I myself, like many on this board, would hate to see any Broadway show fail. However based on what is still available on Telecharge for performances from today forward I don't see this show being anywhere near a hit - unless it gets incredible reviews - which is highly unlikely. I saw it and thought it dragged and was very corny. Yet millenials and gen Z around me all thought it was incredible and the generation X people (like myself) and older people around me didn't enjoy it.
I find it interesting that Music Man joined today and is giving a positive review for a show that has the likes of some of the worst productions to hit the Broadway stage. Either A) he/she was completely stoned while watching the show or B) works for the show. "The set is quiet brilliant" What set were you looking at?? I did not see the London production so I could not compare - however from the videos I've seen on YouTube and the pics from the London pro
This show will survive on stupidity. Tourists will be walking by the theatre and see how beautifully decorated it is and not know any better. Then they will go in and see a show that is complete crap that doesn't deserve to be on a Broadway stage.
The Lunt has staged many productions through the years with big sets. They could have definitely put this set in there (https://youtu.be/XodF7sI1kbw). Instead they went the cheap route and it's just too bad.
Almira what show did you see last night??? I was there too and thought the show was absolutely awful. Most people like myself are expecting a huge spectacle when Wonka opens the door to his factory. It was a glass box about the size of a king size bed....that's it! The entire show was corny and I think the public will be fooled after seeing all of the hype on TV and ads all over NYC. Borle was great but easily replaceable by any comedic Broadway actor.
I'm going next week. If anyone is going either tomorrow night or any time this weekend can you please let me know the running time of the show? I heard it was 2 hours 10 minutes but wanted to confirm. Thanks!!
Loved this show. Everything about it was spot on. Won't be a smash but will run for a while I'm sure.
Alex Brightman is great in the role. Very energetic, has a good voice, and he's funny. Sierra Boggess is fine in the role. Can probably be played by any good Broadway actress. The kids are all incredible in their own way. Bobbi MacKenzie (Tomika) shines when she does her "Amazing Grace" solo. This is a gi