EthelMae said: "This and Gary were such disappointments to me. My partner liked Hilary and found things to admire in Gary, especially Mr. Lane, but I thought these two shows were going to be so big and exciting when first announced. It was a struggle for me to get through Gary and I usually love Lane, Nielsen and White. The same goes for Metcalf and Lithgow. After Three Tall Women and Doll's House- Part 2, Hilary was a let down.
I simply ADORED this show and I’m sorry to see it go early. I loved how these incredible actors and the play itself were able to capture the duality of the Clinton persona: all of the charm and no failing to highlight the disgust.
I’ll reminder this as one of the high points of an exceptional Broadway season for straight plays.
Heading back to Chicago in May for some great food and exceptional theater. Definitely planning Cromer’s Next to Normal, WSS at the Lyric Opera, and Robert Fall’s The Winter’s Tale at the Goodman. Tentively thning of Esparza’s Hamlet as well. Anything else I should be looking at?
Tell Me on a Sunday Jan 27
2018, 06:03:17 AM
I saw the Van Outen revival and very much enjoyed it. It must have been a decade ago because I remember seeing it and going to Virgin or some other music store (does any one remember those?) to buy the recording and listening to the cd on my portable CD player (...or remember those) while traveling through the UK!!
I don’t feel the show is nececarilly dated (if anything, I feel dated....). But while I remember loving it at the time, I’ve listened to the recording recently and just find
Couldn't degree more with SIAT: I too saw this in the West End and simply LOVED it! I ended up seeing it twice on the same trip! Even the semi-staged Carnegie performance (also featuring the incredible David Bedella) was hysterical!
I for one cannot WAIT to see this production! I have tickets for March but may have to go sooner based upon early word.
Looks like it is now sold out! I expect a soon to be announced extension and/or Broadway transfer. Not a lot of competition in the best new play field....wonder if this could slip in before April (presuming it lives up to its UK reviews, of course).
Thought I had missed the boat, but two tickets opened up for next Friday. Otherwise it only looks as though each performance only has a single seat! Wow...that's pretty damn sold and it hasn't even started previews!
I really hopes she does...the jokes all felt either lifted or fell incredibly flat. The music didn't help: I found it incredibly derivative and unmemorable.
The real solution to this, I think: bring the Book of Mormon team on board to rewrite the whole thing. The source material is so strong, but the musical translation simply didn't work. I say this as someone who really really wanted to love this musical.
SmokeyLady said: ""So much Butterfly hate on the boards recently! The show took a lot of risks which I thought paid off- your results may vary, but I encourage people to ignore the haters and form their own opinions. I know it probably won't stay open until 2/25, but here's hoping it gets a small boost over the holidays."
There are a lot of "opinions" on this board full of ill intent. However I would suspect that most people consider