Alice By Heart (PREVIEWS) Feb 18
2019, 01:49:05 PM
There was an insert in the playbill yesterday that gave a 1-2 sentence description of each character. I wish I'd noticed it before the show because it really would've helped with the "who the hell is the duchess" moments. I liked the show a lot. The book is kind of a mess, but entertaining and more moving than I was expecting.
The end of the Hedwig movie: WTF? Nov 20
2018, 10:27:59 AM
Using the pronouns people elect to use is pretty simple and straightforward. Who knows what pronouns Hedwig would have chosen in a sequel. The show uses female ones. She's more than a woman or man, but it's not hard to use the gender identifiers the person herself uses.
The ending is clearer in the show than the movie, imho. Tommy is real, but also a fantasy/obsession. I've always thought Wicked Little Town reprise happened in her head when she was finally ready to let him go. And she a
Daniel Fish-Directed OKLAHOMA! Lassos its Way to St. Ann's Warehouse Sep 29
2018, 02:25:45 PM
I didn't see any light at all from where I was sitting. I'm glad you did, but please don't say that what I saw with my own eyes was incorrect. As for the email from St. Ann's, I wasn't warning about the darkness per se, but the content of one of the dark scenes. It would be difficult to impossible to leave during that scene without being disruptive. I want people who are concerned about feeling trapped to be aware of that.
I saw it last night. Loved some of it, liked most of it, hated the dream ballet. It didn't illuminate Laurey's inner life at all and went on forever. The change at the end is growing on me.
The sound was bad. The cast needs to be mic'd or mic'd a lot higher. I couldn't hear some actors when they were facing away from me. It's probably better in seats in the center and away from the band. And if you sit at a table, you might have an actor sitting directly in fron
[Y]oudidwrite sarcastically "...you should totally be allowed to fantasize about raping your colleagues with impunity..."
I merely responded to your words. It's unfortunate that you choose not to own them, but that's the state of American discourse today, dictated by our president, I suppose."
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the fountain is fun but... Aug 9
2018, 08:41:37 PM
Sitting and soaking it in sounds like a wonderful plan. I don't go to Lincoln Center much, but was there twice in the past month. I was surprised at how much I loved just sitting in the grove, watching the fountain, and feeling surrounded by all that art. It's a wonderful oasis.
When a friend of mine went to see it recently and we compared notes, we realized we had been laughing about it for almost an hour."
Same here, but I still don't think I'd say it's so bad it's good. More like so bad it's remarkable. I wasn't bored but only because I was absolutely agog at what was on stage. If it was a $30 off-off-Bway show I'd probably recommend it to people.
Jeff Loeffelholz suicide news coverage Jul 8
2018, 01:34:33 PM
The thing about "they couldn't have known he was suicidal/depressed/vulnerable" is that, no, you don't always know what someone is dealing with. Treating people with decency costs nothing. If you can't do your job without bullying or abuse, you are not good at your job. Someone who bullies or abuses a vulnerable person (even unknowingly) is partly responsible for the outcome, morally if not legally.
Honestly, I don't think this is fixable. They'd have to strip it down for parts and start from the beginning. And to do that, the creators would have to admit it needs to change. According to friends I went with, nothing has changed since the staged reading a year ago. The book is as bad as everyone says. It's unclear that the two main characters are the main characters until significantly into Act 1. They share their deepest secrets and become besties in one evening at the Museum
Light Shining in Buckinghamshire at NYTW Apr 29
2018, 07:08:36 PM
I stayed for the whole thing. The first act is a lot better than the second. I actually liked the first act, but it is dense. The second act was a downhill slide until a painfully long scene about the nature of god that made me want to flee the theater.
But as an outsider, the only impression I have is that Odom is a polite but proud man who was more upfront about his role in the negotiations for more money with the Hamilton producers
I saw him at a small Q&A at Drama League and this is exactly the impression I got. He was very thoughtful, and quietly proud of his abilities and accomplishments (and of Hamilton). He didn't come across as arrogant at all. I don't think there's anything wrong with a talented per
It is also, interestingly (or not), an international human right under the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Interestingly, the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the criminal justice standard for determining guilt do not apply to public opinion or employment decisions. There is a spectrum of proof from "none" to "beyond a reasonable doubt," and employers (and the public) are perfectly within their rights to use a standard
I thought it was engaging, funny, and moving. Each girl has a distinct personality developed just by watching them interact with each other. It's wonderful and too rare to see girls' lives treated like they're worthy of writing and caring about. I'm thrilled it's doing so well.