Caught today's matinee and it was even better than I had expected. Campbell Scott's approach is more downplayed than other actors who have played the famous miser, and the real star of the show is LaChanze as the Ghost of Christmas Present. She brings a might force to the show that parallels the intensity in Dickens' writings.
The staging/production design are a sight to behold and the musical arrangements are worth the price of admission alone. I re
A Christmas Carol is now in previews on Broadway! The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, comes to Broadway this holiday season for eight weeks only following critically acclaimed runs at London's Old Vic. Two visionary talents, playwright Chasing Rainbows - Papermill Oct 20
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Caught this one today and had a lovely time. It's definitely tonally inconsistent what with wanting to be both an MGM musical and a contemporary bio musical, and at least 35-45 minutes can be shaved off the running time. Major props to the book writer for taking on subject matter that's often come under scrutiny for portraying Garland's life as too tragic/dark (End of the Rainbow, Me and My Shadows TV film, etc.).
What a blast! It’s just so awesome to see them bringing the show back to a small, off-Broadway theatre. Four piece band and mugging but "played-for-truth" performances that are reflection of a bunch of theatre nerds living out their Little Shop fantasies. The whole thing feels like Broadway and LA pros playing dress up and Christian Borle walks away with the show. Also, I'll have to offer a dissenting opinion on Tammy Blanchard: I thought she offered a sympathetic Aud
Caught this one last night and while it was enjoyable overall, the play itself never really comes together as one coherent piece and also drags and drags and drags. I feel like Mac was doing an exploration of dramatic genres and that this was his presentation of the findings in the form of an absurdist piece. Normally this would excite me but the problem is that the focus is never on the genres and theatrical forms itself but rather the characters. And I think that's my ove
When I come through Manhattan, I'll bring a large backpack with me that fits comfortably between my legs, and it has never been a problem. Also, it has never spread out into the leg area of the people next to me which I think is the biggest concern.
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Caught the show last night and was delightful surprised and charmed by it. The material may not be the strongest, but the entire night was actor/performance driven, and they have a phenomenal cast. Christian Borle carries the weight of the show on his shoulders, and his Wonka is a welcome departure from Wilder's own brilliant portrayal.
Great choice having the bratty kids being played by adults. They were able to play up the comedy, and it made their demises even more delightf
Saw this last night, and was largely (and unfortunately) underwhelmed. Sunday is one of my all time favorites, and this production didn't really do anything for me.
With that said, it was incredible to hear the full orchestrations, plus an additional two pieces. The lighting/projection design was so strong that they could have told the story on their own, and Jake was absolutely incredible as George. I was worried that he would have been channeling too much Mandy after the vide