Nicole 10 (or anyone else who wants to pipe in), can you clarify what you think the characters do that is out of character for them? I saw the show and liked it (but did not love it aside from the special effects). I am only a casual fan of Harry Potter, so I don't know the characters as in depth as you do.
The seats at the "open" end of the horseshoe are discounted. I would have thought that was because the band is there, and they might block the view and also change the sound mix. I don't think there would be a reason to discount the seats at the opposite end from the band. But I haven't seen this production so don't know if my guesses are accurate.
I do not have any inside info, but I would assume that the band would be at the open end of the horseshoe. If it were at the closed end, I think the sound mix would be off for the people sitting directly behind.
greenify, if the band is at the open end, which side is the preferred side - odds or evens?
This show is on my "shows I've always wanted to see" list, although it doesn't seem it's produced much regionally. Does it have special requirements that limit the ability to have local productions? The cast is pretty small. Does someone have to be able to play an instrument, or are there other requirements?
It seems that at some point recently, the threshold for Critic's Pick seems to have changed. Rather than it meaning the show is in the top tier, now it's more of a thumbs up/thumbs down situation, which is a much lower bar.
They have descriptions of both theaters at the Shubert website. As has been said, they have completely different configurations within each section that will make it tricky to have "equivalent" seats. The size of each row, and the number of rows are different.
The Golden has 802 seats, and the Cort has 1056, so 250 more for the Cort. But that is because there is a balcony, which seats 283.
The Golden orchestra has 465 seats, and the Cort's
I just saw this and agree it was wonderful. It closes this weekend, so get your tickets now!
I saw the show on Broadway with most of the original cast. The biggest difference between the Broadway and this version IMO was the interpretation of the Girl. Cristin Milioti was so adorable and instantly charming in the part, and here, it felt like it took longer to warm up to the character, although I found her very endearing by intermission.
Benanti sent out signed Playbills rather than signed for She Loves Me, also. I always appreciate it when actors tell you that they're not going to stage door, so you don't have to wonder. And the signed Playbills are a real kindness.
Irishgator1, did a lot of people come out after the matinee? I always wonder about matinees on 2-show days.
broadwaynerdnewbie, thanks! I'm really looking forward to it. Unfortunately, there haven't been any announced special guests, but I'm sure it will be really interesting to hear what they all have to say!