I was at the first preview on Saturday. Sonia Friedman came out beforehand saying that the company had not yet run the full show with tech, nor had they finished teching the end of the play, but that they were going to go for it.
There's not a particularly delicate way to put this but.... it was terrible. The direction and production on the whole were so pretentious and unfocused, it's hard to imagine it getting much better. Performances are fine, but it was the first tim
Don't know if it technically counts as a "London transfer" given that it's now played in the US... But how about Maria Friedman's Merrily? There was some buzz while it was in Boston, but has anyone heard anything more about it?
I'm really hoping that the Maria Friedman Merrily We Roll Along will transfer.... Boston in the Fall and NYC in Winter/ Early Spring??
RICHARD III/TWELFTH NIGHT Rush? Dec 9
2013, 06:53:00 PM
Who on here has had luck with the rush recently? The website says that seats are not available for every performance, and I don't want to head into the city to be there when the box office opens if there's little chance to get seats...
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
2013 Pulitzer Prize Frontrunners? Mar 8
2013, 02:21:06 PM
I think that Disgraced has a pretty solid shot. I haven't seen the Lincoln Center production of Luck of the Irish, but I loved it when it was in Boston, and think that, too, could have a shot.
Current Production of The Glass Menagerie in Cambridge, MA Mar 5
2013, 08:27:21 PM
Saw it last week and thought that it was great. Lots of people have said it, but Brian J. Smith is incredible. In my opinion, he walks off with the show in his scene with CKB (who is also fantastic). Cherry Jones is really great, she is the first Amanda who I have actually felt for, but I wasn't terribly keen on Quinto's performance. Don't get me wrong, he's really good, but I had a hard time sympathizing with his Tom.
That said. It's a great production and it'd be great to have it tran
Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds Nov 10
2012, 07:21:03 PM
I saw BU's production last weekend and it is really fantastic. I'm a student there so I am admittedly biased but I thought they did a really great job with it. I hope you enjoy it!
So What IS The Most Boring Play? Jun 17
2012, 06:04:38 PM
I didn't think it was the most boring play I've ever seen, but when I saw Jerusalem I went to the bathroom at the first intermission and someone in one of the stalls let out a huge fart and then said, "Yeah. That's about what I think of this play."
I thought that was hilarious.
Paradise Lost at ART a few seasons ago was one of the most painful things I've ever done to myself. I'll also jump on the Rock n Roll train. Gooooooodnight.
New London recording of SWEENEY Mar 10
2012, 06:20:58 PM
Just got back from the first preview in the west end. The production is FABULOUS, Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton are out of this world good and the audience leapt to their feet at the end (the first standing "O" I've seen so far in London). Sondheim was in attendance as well, so it made the whole evening just spectacular.
I dont know about the recording, but nothing was cut from the actual show. It was all there and beautifully intact.
Stick Fly rush? Nov 19
2011, 02:00:05 AM
After seeing this in Boston last year, it would be a VERY poor decision to not see the show. It is an incredible play.
SONS OF THE PROPHET - LOVED IT!!!! Sep 28
2011, 11:44:39 PM
Glad to hear you liked it! I saw it at the Huntington earlier this year, and while I thought the characters were all extremely well drawn, the play left me wanting more. It was the first time I'd ever left a play and "missed" the characters. It was very odd. I'd be curious to see what changes they made between runs.
Origin of the 8 show week? Jul 8
2011, 05:34:13 PM
I was having a conversation with a friend of mine, and we were trying to figure out where/when/why the 8 show week came about? Does anyone here have any thoughts??
Use of Microphones on Broadway Jul 7
2011, 05:55:17 PM
I think most plays today use some sort of floor mics or overhead mics to project the sound a bit, but personally, I MUCH prefer un-miced performances. I feel so much more of the intimacy of live performance. Mics, I feel, add an extra wall between the actors and the audience.