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| Entrances That Give You Chills Feb 4
2020, 08:46:12 PM|
Speaking of Damn Yankees, when Cheyenne Jackson entered as Joe Hardy I was all, “DAYUM!” And I promptly bought myself a ticket to Xanadu!
| Cool Curtain Calls Jan 27
2020, 08:58:51 PM|
| MEAN GIRLS Recoups and Announces Film Adaptation Jan 24
2020, 09:34:42 AM|
I actually liked the musical, though admittedly a large part of that was that the book did a good job of translating the movie while retaining its most iconic parts. And while the music was just ok, I thought the stellar OBC really elevated the material.
Though I don’t think a movie adaptation of the musical is going to work. Why watch the movie musical when you can simply watch the original movie? Also, it’s not like any of the OBC will be able to reprise their roles on film (though I
| 10 Favorite BROADWAY Performances of the Decade Dec 16
2019, 09:43:05 PM|
Ben Platt - DEH
Leslie Odom Jr - Hamilton
Daveed Diggs - Hamilton
Renée Elise Goldsberry - Hamilton
Lucas Steele - Great Comet
David Byrne plus entire band - American Utopia
Mary-Louise Parker - The Sound Inside
Amber Gray - Hadestown
Bruce Springsteen- Springsteen on Broadway
Katrina Lenk - The Band’s Visit
| Shows you thought you would hate but ended up loving... Nov 3
2019, 06:37:14 AM|
Mean Girls. Bought tickets as a Christmas present for my teen daughters and was prepared to “take one for the team.” Was laughing hysterically within the first 5 minutes. Not exactly a classic, but good, campy fun that was elevated by the talented OBC.
| Favorite cast album for a show you have never seen? Oct 30
2019, 02:15:48 PM|
Jesus Christ Superstar
| One night, one show...which one? Oct 15
2019, 09:26:41 PM|
FWIW I just asked my 16 yo and 13 yo daughters whether they liked Hadestown or MR more. They both immediately said “Hadestown,” though they did point out that they liked MR more than I did.
Then again, my 16 yo’s assessment of Hello, Dolly! was, “all she did was eat a chicken!” So feel free to take their opinions with a grain of salt!
| One night, one show...which one? Oct 15
2019, 04:13:46 PM|
I have not seen Beetlejuice, but for a Sweet 16 celebration I would do Mean Girls. I went into that with extremely low expectations, and was laughing hysterically within the first two minutes. Dear Evan Hansen is also great (especially for teens), but perhaps a bit of a downer for a Sweet 16 celebration.
If you want to see a new “hot” show on Broadway, I personally would vote for Hadestown over Moulin Rouge. I may be in the minority, but Moulin Rouge left me cold. The costumes, sets, an
| Favorite 11 o'clock number? (showstopper) Oct 11
2019, 10:15:07 AM|
I thought an 11 o clock number was a showstopper towards the end of the show that wakes everyone up and brings the house down?
If my understanding is correct, the classic example that comes to mind is “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat” from Guys and Dolls.
And the most recent example that I’ve seen: “Balaga/The Abduction” from The Great Comet.
| Advice Regarding My Upcoming Trip Oct 4
2019, 09:13:28 AM|
I mostly lurk here, but thank you for sharing this ... and thank you for staying alive.
| Best Scene Changes Aug 28
2019, 03:56:25 PM|
Scene changes that took my breath away:
Les Miz: the forming of the barricade
La Boheme (Franco Zeffirelli production): that scene before Musetta’s Waltz where a Parisian cafe rises from the beneath the stage
She Loves Me: when the shop twirls around
My Fair Lady: the introduction of Henry Higgins’ house
Three Tall Women: the transition between Act I and Act II
Hadestown: Wait for Me
| Casting What Could Have Beens Jul 30
2019, 07:28:44 PM|
Would have loved to have seen Mandy Patinkin as Pierre in the Great Comet!
| Has anyone recognized actors anywhere but a show? Jul 27
2019, 06:18:01 AM|
Too many celebrity sightings to list. Most recently: Jonathan Groff, wearing a baseball cap and sitting outside in a restaurant in Chelsea (my Glee- and Hamilton-loving daughter was the one who noticed him). Very low key and adorable! We did not approach him or try to sneak a picture, but we did turn around and walk by the restaurant again to make sure it was him!
| calming broadway songs Nov 5
2018, 05:46:45 AM|
“Everything’s Alright,” Jesus Christ Superstar
| Dear Evan Hansen and Kids Sep 26
2018, 11:17:09 PM|
I actually took my two daughters when they were 13 and 10. I didn’t know that much about DEH going in: I only knew it was about high schoolers and social media and that some guy who apparently had been in Pitch Perfect was in it.
My 13 yo was the perfect age for the show (she had memorized all of the words to WTAW within an hour of getting home afterwards). I do remember sitting in the show thinking, “whoa, this is kinda heavy” for the 10 yo. Everything turned out ok because most of th
| Spotting Celebrities at Shows Sep 7
2018, 04:55:15 AM|
Two off the top of my head:
David Duchovny at Rent (OBC)
Conrad Bain (Mr. Drummond!) at Proof with Mary-Louise Parker
| Best understudy you've ever seen? Aug 24
2018, 09:59:37 PM|
Rebecca Luker, Christine in Phantom
| Bruce Springsteen to Make Broadway Debut at the Walter Kerr - November 2017 Aug 30
2017, 11:56:19 AM|
10086sunset said: "Some standby codes were send out by Ticketmaster at 11 am, acoordibg to their Twitter site
There is no general on sale. Verified codes are the only way to purchase tickets from Ticketmaster."
My sister was on standby and got a code about an hour ago. She was able to buy tix (pricey ones, but not as pricey as those purportedly on StubHub now).
| Dear Evan Hansen Tony Performance May 16
2017, 11:57:32 AM|
I think it's going to be a snippet of "Anybody Have A Map?" into Waving....
While they performed YWBF on the Today Show, the song loses some of its impact if you leave out the accompanying context. I guess you could incorporate some of that into the Tony performance without really spoiling anything. Though for me, the real impact of YWBF (and DEH in general) was the fact that I went in completely unspoiled, and was completely surprised (and overwhelm
| Favourite Guilty Pleasure Musical Jan 23
2017, 11:29:38 AM|
Xanadu and Rock of Ages!