Not really surprised, but a little disheartened that the Spongebob tour doesn't seem to be happening. It's weird that whoever is in charge of the social media for the show continues to tweet about an upcoming tour.
Pardon to interrupt the discussion about casting, but I'm just curious if Warner Bros is actually planning on the film turning a profit? I know Lin is really "in" right now, but In the Heights is not nearly as well-known as Hamilton is. They paid $50 million for the rights, and I don't see the production budget coming in at any less than $70 million. The film would need to make more than $300 million at the box office to break even.
I love The Prom's artwork too. Nice mix of modern/classic art styles.
The problem with Spongebob Aug 26
2018, 04:10:48 AM
I ended up seeing Spongebob a few weeks ago. I was a huge fan of the show growing up, and I’ve been listening to the cast recording since it came out.
The show itself was as fun as I thought it’d be. The crowd was probably the most enthusiastic I’ve ever seen on Broadway (I think even more so then the crowd was when I was at Hamilton).
The set was amazing- glad it was honored at the Tonys. Especially the volcano of boxes and ladders. The book was hilarious- jammed full of refer
FROZEN cast performs on GMA Jun 1
2018, 12:42:37 AM
I think the set design is great and I'm not sure an actual huge castle is needed... but man that staging is awful. Elsa's supposed to be building this castle with her ice powers, but instead she just stands there and the ice curtain just appears behind her? If you hadn't seen the movie, you would have no clue that she created the castle by watching the stage version.
Also, why is a 50 year old playing teenage Anna? Her singing was fine to me but she's way too old.
SPONGEBOB Reviews Dec 5
2017, 02:27:07 PM
Chicago Tribune: "Sponges lack nervous systems. Just as well. Broadway — where the hooks can come out — is no Bikini Bottom when it comes to hosting an optimistic porifera best known as a kids cable television brand, an animated star now bobbing dangerously close to irrelevance in cultural waters that flow far too quickly for a simple sponge to survive with impunity merely by singing out to Squidward Q. Tentacles, Patrick Star and Sandy Cheeks that this is the best day, ever."
Not thrilled by the trailer. The song is extremely generic pop, although sung well, it's almost like the big finale to a Disney Channel movie. "Look out cuz here I come, marching to the beat of my own drum" is the most cliche line I've ever heard. I loved Pasek & Paul's work on La La Land but the rest of their stuff doesn't really wow me.
For some reason I was expecting a somewhat artsy, sophisticated Oscar contender. The trailer really isn't giving me
I was texting my dad throughout the ceremony as he is planning his honeymoon to NYC in September. He already has Come from Away tickets. I told him that Great Comet might interest him and didn't receive a response after they performed, but he was impressed with Bandstand (which doesn't surprise me as he loved American in Paris which is also dance-heavy and old-fashioned).
I really do think Bandstand's performance will help them survive until the fall at least.
I saw Hamilton in Chicago tonight and it was by far the most amazing theatrical experience I've had. There's a lot that could be said but I'll just comment on the cast for now.
-Aubin Wise as Angelica was the only understudy on and she killed it. My mom could not believe that she was the understudy. Her "Satisfied" was one of the highlights of the show. She was choking back tears while finishing the song, and I started to tear up then too.
Yikes- from the looks of it, they've disabled reviews on their Facebook page. When I checked on Saturday, most of the reviews criticized the sets. Hopefully this means that they've at least seen these reviews and are going to do something before opening night?
Is the Sound of Music tour going non-equity/scaling down? The promo images for it on the Fox website aren't of the current cast and it's only stopping here for two days. I'm just hoping the sets are the same. Somebody once posted on here that the sets looked cheap to them, but I thought they were grand and beautiful.
I'm seeing the show tomorrow and unfortunately, I am in a huge rush afterwards. The website says it's a 2:30 runtime including intermission. With the show starting at 1, would it be likely I would be out of the theatre by 3:30, or will it run longer than that?