BE MORE CHILL to Premiere Off-Broadway This Summer Apr 22
2018, 05:30:54 PM
I’m guessing if the Off-Broadway run goes well it’ll transfer to broadway. It seems like the kind of show that could work in a smaller space, and it seems almost unprecedented in its built-up social media fandom.
I don't think that stage-dooring is an inherently awful practice, but the entitlement and mob-mentality that's taking over a lot of these practices (particularly in megahits like Hamilton and DEH) is certainly making it seem like such. Stage-dooring can be a fun bonus, but it's just that: a bonus.
The actors should not be forced to greet every single person in the audience after every show, especially when inconsiderate a-holes just want to sell an autographed playbill, nor
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD seems like it could work amazingly on stage. It lends itself to a very music heavy story, and the staging and lighting design could be something truly exciting. I also think Mike Faist could be an excellent Scott. If you can get Peter Darling, Tim Minchin, and Matthew Warchus together for this, it would be a hell of a show.
I feel so sorry for the cast and crew of this if they have to hear those shrill noises 8 times a week. If it's any consolation, they might just be numb to it at this point, or they can anticipate the moments and plug their ears.
As someone easily spooked by loud noises in theater, this production sounds like one I'll be steering clear of.
I think the Nederlander would work really well. It's a good in-between for the bigger and smaller houses on Broadway. Of course, the question is if they can get a good name for WAR PAINT once Lupone and Ebersole leave, in which WAR PAINT wouldn't be vacant in the fall.
I have tickets for early October, and I'm praying with all of my heart Grace McLean is still in it.
Aside from that, I'm sadly not 100% sure if it can keep going strong, especially if running costs are as high as I imagine. I'd love to be proven wrong, though. At least let it PLEASE have a longer run than On Your Feet!
I like Book of Mormon, but I'm a bit baffled at the overwhelming love it has after watching it a second time. The songs are catchy, but a lot of the humor feels really forced in the book, and I never felt myself truly caring for the characters.