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Barrett Wilbert Weed from Mean Girls stage door incident  Mar 25 2020, 09:20:14 PM

I also know an actress who describes the stagedoor as the highlight of her day. That experience is valid, just as BWW's is. I'm not here to demonize the stagedoor. But we, as fans, need to

1. vocally push for shows to encourage people to stagedoor or not stagedoor, as they prefer

2. be kind and generous with actors when they do stagedoor, and police the behaviour of anyone with bad manners or ill intentions. If that girl's father had grabbed her before she could assa

Slave Play  Dec 22 2019, 11:11:59 AM

hork said: "Those two articles you linked to are about the U.S. only. Does every culture in the world have a prejudice against darker skin?"

I can't speak for every country, but in short

Racism looks different in different countries, as different countries have different racial histories and even different conceptions of race. I'll toss out two examples; Canada has a very contentious history with indigenous peoples, and there is a ton of racism directed towards

Jordan Fisher—DEH  Dec 3 2019, 11:57:23 AM
Interesting. I found fisher very talented when he was in Hamilton, but I'm not sure he's right for this role. He's clearly more comfortable selling comedy.

West Side Story Revival will cut I Feel Pretty and Somewhere Ballet  Nov 9 2019, 10:09:55 PM
Isaac Powell has now deleted his entire twitter. Guess he was getting a lot of hate

Hadestown Merch  Oct 30 2019, 12:20:29 PM
There is not currently one. There may be in the future, no idea

Titanic revival coming to the circle in the square spring 2020?  Oct 14 2019, 08:51:30 PM

Isn't titanic a bit big/expensive for that space? Correct me if I'm wrong.


And I'd love to see Octet but I think it needs some more work before it's broadwaybound. Thankfully I don't find Dave to be one to jump the gun.

Ugly Costumes?  Oct 12 2019, 01:00:40 AM
Even if the actor is wrong about their costumes, it's still worth a conversation. If they don't feel good in their costume, they're not performing at their best, and that impacts the show.

Ugly Costumes?  Oct 12 2019, 12:41:39 AM
I did have one experience with this. We did the photoshoot for the show with faux vintage outfits because we didn't have the real costumes yet. For the real costume I looked through literally thousands of options, ended up driving 10 hours round trip to get the exact one I wanted. It was real vintage, and then we had it altered to accommodate blocking with equally vintage fabric. It was the real deal, and suited her non-showy character.

However, it wasn't as glamourous as the faux

MJ The Musical officially opening on Broadway Summer 2020  Oct 10 2019, 11:31:40 AM
One big Yikes from me

Kind of distantly curious as to how big pf a trainwreck it'll be, but I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole

OKLAHOMA! Reviews  Oct 10 2019, 02:14:44 AM

I saw it a few weeks ago and have been thinking about it ever since. 

I saw a high school production of Oklahoma! as a child, and it was bad enough to leave me with an irrational hatred of the show more than a decade and a half later. I went mostly to see Damon, and with a curiosity for this 'reinvention' of the show, but without strong memories of it.

It worked, mostly. 

The acting was phenomenal. Couldn't take my eyes of Patrick Vail as Judd, e

Will OKLAHOMA extend past January?  Oct 8 2019, 03:50:19 PM

They are likely in the red right now every week. They will be lucky to make it to january. Shame, I liked it.

Upcoming West Side Story revival website  Oct 8 2019, 03:49:31 PM

"Porn site at first glace" is a pretty accurate description. Yikes. Beyond that, it's a little headache inducing. It does kinda work for letting people understand the vibe of the show though, so there's that. With nothing beyond the site to go on, I'd think it was... diverse, dance-y, very modern day, probably 'high concept'. 

Best cheap hotels closest to Bway?  Oct 7 2019, 11:44:39 AM
In my experience, prices really vary, but a few I like

The wellington
The paramount
Jazz on Columbus circle hostel

Karen Olivo Out Of Moulin Rouge Sat Night - No Audience Notice  Oct 6 2019, 08:49:09 PM
I had the same thing happen at Hadestown, Timothy Hughes was out. Not a main cast member, but no announcement or insert.

Hadestown prices  Oct 6 2019, 09:24:46 AM

UncleCharlie said: " 
And surely there are some solid regional theater companies in the Pittsburgh area that have tickets in the $20's and $30's for professionalproductions using some if not most/all equity actors.

Man I want to know where to get these. High school productions in my city are 15-20 and non equity but taking reasonably seriously theatre is $40 across the board. 

Experiment  Oct 3 2019, 11:09:07 AM
There have been bootlegs as long as there has been the ability to record. Before that, shows were bootlegged by someone writing down all the lines as they were said. Bootlegs have existed in some form or another since theatre began. Bootlegs exist regardless of whether a show has been professionally filmed, though it does make those bootlegs harder to find.

Basically, it's going to happen regardless. And the people with their phones out during a show getting called out by the actors, th

Hadestown prices  Oct 2 2019, 03:43:30 PM

I think there's something a bit broken when many shows HAVE to charge high prices just to make the economics work. 

Most shows do not return their investment. Simply put, a show can't survive on $40 tickets. We talk about an average ticket price of $100 as a benchmark for decently healthy shows.

At the same time, capitalization costs seem to be drifting upwards, just as the average ticket price across broadway is drifting upwards. Sometimes to the point of

Oklahoma seating question  Oct 1 2019, 11:56:02 AM
The table seats do get interaction from actors walking on/sitting on the tables. I sat front row where there were no tables and loved the closeness of it. Either side is good.

Hadestown prices  Oct 1 2019, 11:54:14 AM
In terms of practical solutions, hadestown pricing is very dynamic so if you're flexible you can get a deal.

Fired Color Purple actress sues for religious discrimination  Sep 30 2019, 02:20:13 AM

The Distinctive Baritone said: "So...according to the article, if she had apologized for the post, she might have been able to keep the job, but she refused??? This girl is in the wrong business."

Yepppp. All it would have took was a half assed "as a christian it is important to love everyone as jesus preaches." and it likely would have blown over.

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