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DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart  Nov 14 2012, 03:10:08 PM
Helena as murderer
Bazzard as Datchery
Puffer and Durdles as lovers

Solid results for opening, methinks.


2013 Tonys... how's it looking so far?  Nov 9 2012, 01:38:52 PM
Jim Norton for Drood
Betsy Wolfe for Drood
Michael Shannon for Grace
Rob McClure for Chaplin
Carolee Carmello for Scandalous
Douglas Hodge for Cyrano


Who's next to get a B'Way theater named after them?  Nov 6 2012, 03:08:54 PM
The Albee has a nice ring to it.

'GIANT' first preview  Nov 6 2012, 12:03:09 PM
I saw last night’s preview (which was delayed by an hour because of technical difficulties, which they later explained had to do with the set’s turntable).

The show is slow — it’s not a fast-moving, swift night at the theatre. It’s definitely not OKLAHOMA, if you thought it was going to be. Not that it should be, of course, but there were a number of lulls when the show really could have benefitted from a high-energy number. (Miguel Cervantes sings the show’s only memorable number, “Jum


The Other Josh Cohen  Oct 14 2012, 12:22:54 PM
I caught the third (I think) preview of it on Friday night and loved it. Kate Wetherhead is a total riot here, and David Rossmer/Steve Rosen are so easily lovable onstage. (Also, where the hell did Hannah Elless come from and why do I not know who she is? That voice+look combo... whew!)

There were a few jokes/songs that I hope may be cut during previews, since they didn't land, but overall I would give it a solid B+ for pure entertainment. It's really hard not to find yourself giggling


is BRING IT ON worth seeing?  Oct 10 2012, 01:40:11 PM
Yes, if you're under 25.

EDIT: I didn't mean this negatively. I think the show is tons of fun. But I haven't met a single under-25-year-old who hasn't loved it.


Question to all the pianists out there: What was the hardest Broadway piece you've encountered?  Sep 24 2012, 01:32:24 PM
As a non-pianist, this is a fascinating thread.

Grace Rush  Sep 18 2012, 11:19:56 AM
I went to the Saturday evening show, and got my ticket (4th row orch, on the side) at around noon. The box office was a ghost town.



'Angry Broadway Music' Playlist  Sep 17 2012, 05:11:06 PM
"It Don't Make Sense" from Parade

GRACE: Preview Thread  Sep 15 2012, 11:55:55 PM
I caught tonight's (Saturday evening) performance of the show. I suppose there will be mild spoilers here!

- At first it feels like Paul Rudd is playing a character identical to his usual personality — affable, a little goofy, with some awkward humor — but I was surprised to see him/the character go much deeper (although, being honest, I was hoping for a little more). I thought he did a very nice job, and by the play's end, I was almost sold. He gave a fine performance, nothing


Lyrics That Sound Suggestive Out of Context  Sep 10 2012, 11:58:26 AM
"Let's get you out of those wet things." — Mrs. Potts

35mm Recording  Aug 14 2012, 10:03:37 AM
@westcoast, the recording's iTunes data reads "35 MM Original Broadway Cast" under Artist, but "Original Cast Recording" under Album by Artist/Year.

That aside, I'm loving "The Ballad of Sara Berry." Wowza. How did I miss this show!?



Will we ever see Disney's Hunchback on Broadway?  Aug 9 2012, 10:40:52 AM
The answer to this is yes. Alan Menken is very keen to push this as one of his next projects.

The Public Theatre's Shakespeare/Park presents INTO THE WOODS -- Discussion  Aug 9 2012, 10:34:08 AM
Caught last night's final preview performance before tonight's opening. Some quick thoughts:

- Gorgeous set. Very clever and visually stunning. Loved the beanstalk.

- Amy Adams can sing most of the notes beautifully (not so much the higher ones), but she lacks almost all comedic timing. Maybe I'm just spoiled by having watched Joanna Gleeson so many times, but I would guesstimate that more than half of the jokes I expected to get huge laughs just didn't land


Mean Girls the Musical  Jul 18 2012, 12:06:30 PM
This is only possible if Gretchen has a song called "Fetch" and the Act Two closer is called "The Limit Does Not Exist."

Rush for Nice Work or Evita later in the day?  Jul 7 2012, 11:48:09 AM
You'll be fine for Nice Work. Don't count on getting Evita.

The cast of the Best Show of 2012 will be at Barnes and Noble on the Upper East Side  Jul 6 2012, 07:59:08 PM
Far be it from me to disagree that this is nowhere near the best show of 2012.

How Is Max von Essen Doing As  Jul 6 2012, 07:49:31 PM
I saw Max perform last night and thought he was fantastic. The best part of the show, easily. Granted, it also marked my first time seeing 'Evita,' so I can't compare him with Ricky Martin, but I can say that Max had charm, swagger, a killer voice and could act the part, to boot.

Shame I didn't get to see Christina. After last night I have no interest in seeing Elena Roger on Broadway ever again.



Quick question for those who've seen THE BOOK OF MORMON  Jul 1 2011, 05:17:27 PM
It would be much easier to say that the only song I skip during listening sessions is "Making Things Up Again."

Your Most Hated Musical  Mar 21 2011, 12:36:38 AM
[title of show] can suck a gigantic [name of genitals].

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