After seeing The Hairy Ape at the Armory a couple of years back, I've come to expect something visually exciting at the venue, and The Lehman Trilogy did not disappoint. THe playing area is basically a glass box that spins on a turntable. That was striking by itself, but the amazing part was the huge curved wall behind the box that served as a screen for the projections. I have never seen anything as monumental.
I saw a production of The Cradle Will Fall a couple of years ago at Encores. It's a show with an interesting history, but I don't remember much about the actual performance.
CSC is a nice venue. You can see pretty well from almost anywhere, and there is a coffee bar on the premises with some tables. If you're a fan of John Doyle, you might as well take a chance. I'm so-so on Doyle but I loved his Color Purple. The cast looks good! I have tickets for Friday.
I remember a scene in which Kate Baldwin's character has a sitdown with her boss, the dean. He tells her that her work is not up to par and that she needs to publish and be more productive if she wants to gain tenure. The scene let the audiience know that she hasn't been able to recover from the loss of her husband and how it is affecting her career.
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It's just such a big theater, I think it's hard to fill. At 499 seats, it's almost as large as the Hayes on Broadway. I was hoping the excellent reviews would have helped put butts in seats. But the show just extended, or at least opened up a new block of tickets, until early September, so I hope that means the producers aim to keep this going for a long time! I really loved it downtown and look forward to seeing it again. It's just an experience unlike any other. And that hap
There really is no rule of thumb that I have observed.
For shows that haven't started previews yet, producers may release availability to TDF if tickets are not selling as expected.
You can look at Telecharge to get an idea of how many seats are left for a particular performance, but that's not foolproof because some unsold seats may be held back for a variety of reasons. If you look on Telecharge, those seats will appear to be sold.
I just got back from the matinee at the Paper Mill. My friend and I enjoyed hearing the music from our childhood and teen years, and the actors and singers are talented. Young Jonny Amies did a fine job as a teenage Noone. But that's not enough to overcome the blah story. It's hard to believe that with all the vibrancy of the music scene in London in 1964, and the larger-than-life characters who lived then, this was the best that Rick Elice could come up with, especially wit
Two friends and I caught the matinee yesterday, which would have been the fourth preview, and we all loved it. Kelli O'Hara was outstanding, as usual. We loved Will Chase too, and they had great chemistry. The choreography was clever and inventive, and even a bit risqué! The direction kept things moving along at a good clip. The supporting players were all very strong singers and dancers. The orchestra sounded wonderful. It was just a pleasure from start to
I wish I had waited for early reactions before buying my tickets to Alice!!!
By the way, I was over at the new MCC theater the other night to see The Light (I highly recommend this, amazing acting), and it is indeed a wonderful space. It was in the smaller theater, of course, and it was beautiful and had good sight lines.
The location is a bit out of the way, though, unless you live in Chelsea, Hell's Kitchen, or the Upper West Side. Not many restaurants either, but I think