Very credible and interesting interpretation. On a personal level, I don’t think that would have altered my enjoyment. My wife and I are sitting in Oklahoma — Damon Dianne is out, permy prior post re bing tired of actors missing performances. My wife just commented againon how much she enjoyed Hadestown. Individual tastes make the world go round."I was in NYC last weekend and saw Oklahoma! and Hadestown also. I was surprised how much I disliked Oklahoma!, even knowing what to expect. The staging and interpretation just didn't work for me. Aside from Ali Stoker, no one's singing sounded particularly good. On the other hand I loved Hadestown. Those folks all sounded great. I noticed what looked like a bandage on Amber Gray's forearm but thought it was part of her costume. The only principal out from either show was Will Brill from Oklahoma! (who I was sorry to miss as I'm a big Mrs. Maisel fan).
Ugh, I'm sorry to hear about the annoying AF family in front of you. When I attended last month, there was a woman who was in the wrong seat, but she refused, and I mean REFUSED to get up. Security had to stand right beside her until she got up. This poor couple just wanted to take their seats, but she was being ridiculous. Held up the performance and people in the audience were not having it. Anyways, I agree with you about Eva. For me, she is a luminous, brilliant actress who changes the entire mood of the room. Her beauty and presence on that stage was something incredibly special. I occasionally look at audience members, and when people were looking at her, they were in awe. She was truly born to be a musical theater actress, and if you miss her in this, you are missing one of the best performances on Broadway in a very long time. She gives everything she has, and sounded perfect. I cannot wait to see what she does next.
inception said: "Saw yesterday's (Friday, December 27) matinee. I am curious about Amber Gray's performance: during bows does she always kind of angrily glare about at the audience? I didn't notice that anyone did anything out of line, so I wondered if it is part of her staying in character? "I’ve seen it twice and, while I wouldn’t say she looked angry, both times she did appear wistful and subdued throughout the curtain call song and bows. In fact, I think they all pretty much stay in character throughout the bows,
Just saw this again (second time) Tuesday night. I really, really liked it last time. I missed Eva last time, but tonight everyone was in, including Eva. Wow, I was pretty dry-eyed last time, but tonight I cried buckets. I think that is because last time I had only listened to the cast recording once. I also must credited Eva’s vulnerable performance. Tonight I was aware of where things were ending which gave it all more sadness. Bravo! I was going to buy the new mug they have on the website but they aren’t selling it inside of the theater, only on website. Since I had stage doored last time, my friend and I stayed long enough to get a flower then headed to late post-theater dinner.
florida theatre kid said: "I saw the show last night 1/23. Went in without knowing much of the music besides anything they’ve performed on TV. Absolutely incredible. A year into their Broadway run (and many who have been with it years before that), the energy is still electric. I loved the opening number and the introduction of everyone. Really gets the audience involved right away.Nothing much more can be said about the top notch cast. DeShields is legendary. Page is chilling. Grey should have walked away with every award. The chemistry between Carney and Noblezeda takes their performances to the next level.Can’t say enough about the great shape this show is still in. Audience was in it from start to finish."Saw it for the second time this week. Agree on everything (especially Grey who is just incredible) with the exception of Carney who I think is the weakest link of the group. Vocally, I think he's very good, but in both viewings I thought his portrayal of the character came across as "slow" vs naive.The staging and integration of the band is fantastic for a simple set without changes. My favorite scene is the back and forth between Hades and Orpheus with the spinning stage. Reminded me of the extremely effective choreography in Come From Away with the chairs.I'll have to get back to view from the Mezz, which each time has looked like fantastic viewing angles. In a small theater like the Kerr, hopefully it has a very nice sustained run.
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