The Wrong Man

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The Wrong Man#26
Posted: 9/18/19 at 12:51pm

First Preview's Tonight! Anyone planning on seeing it?

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The Wrong Man#27
Posted: 9/18/19 at 1:00pm
Spotted Kail outside the theatre earlier this afternoon. I always love seeing the creative team in the throws of early previews (I also sat in his row at a Hamilton preview at The Public). It was hard not to Fan-Boy, but he looked busy


Really looking forward to this one
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The Wrong Man#28
Posted: 9/18/19 at 1:34pm

I'm still holding out for some cheaper tickets for the day I'm in NYC (Oct 19th - Sat). It's too expensive for the seats for me :

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The Wrong Man#29
Posted: 9/18/19 at 1:42pm

I'm seeing this on Saturday, can't wait!

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The Wrong Man#30
Posted: 9/18/19 at 3:08pm

cjmclaughlin10 said: "Spotted Kail outside the theatre earlier this afternoon. I always love seeing the creative team in the throws of early previews (I also sat in his row at a Hamilton preview at The Public). It was hard not to Fan-Boy, but he looked busy


Really looking forward to this one
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Saw Kail outside Hamilton there years ago and didn't know who he was, so thought he was just Groff's hyperactive younger brother. Lol.

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The Wrong Man#31
Posted: 9/18/19 at 6:00pm
Just got rush for tonight! C1-2.
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Posted: 9/18/19 at 6:11pm

jonah3500 said: "Just got rush for tonight! C1-2."

Nice!  How much was the rush seat and did you just show up at 6:00 PM?

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The Wrong Man#33
Posted: 9/18/19 at 6:14pm

NYfanfromCA said: "jonah3500 said: "Just got rush for tonight! C1-2."

Nice! How much was the rush seat and did you just show up at 6:00 PM?
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Rush was $30. It becomes avail 2 hrs before, so it was available at 5. Got there at 5:30. Called before I got there and they told me they had 3 left. Got the last 2! 

There are restrictions for rush, look on their website to find them.

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Posted: 9/18/19 at 8:00pm
At the show. Stopped 30 minutes in due to mic problems. Still waiting for it to restart.
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Posted: 9/18/19 at 8:09pm

jonah3500 said: "NYfanfromCA said: "jonah3500 said: "Just got rush for tonight! C1-2."

Nice! How much was the rush seat and did you just show up at 6:00 PM?
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Rush was $30. It becomes avail 2 hrs before, so it was available at 5. Got there at 5:30. Called before I got there and they told me they had 3 left. Got the last 2!

There are restrictions for rush, look on their website to find them.
"

Thanks!  I have to be 29 or less, 65 or more, or live in the neighborhood to get a rush ticket.  Not going to qualify for those.  Oh well, good to know for others.

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The Wrong Man#36
Posted: 9/18/19 at 8:15pm
The neighborhood is super expensive to live in lol what kinda crap is that haha. Oh well. Guess I’ll wait for a TDF.
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The Wrong Man#37
Posted: 9/18/19 at 8:49pm
It’s not good. I’m so bummed.
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The Wrong Man#38
Posted: 9/18/19 at 8:53pm
It had flaws. It could be great if the creators fix it throughout previews.
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The Wrong Man#39
Posted: 9/18/19 at 8:54pm

I live next door and it's been really fun seeing the creatives and cast around so much. This is a first preview, there will be problems and perhaps they will make some changes, I will give it a few weeks.  

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The Wrong Man#40
Posted: 9/18/19 at 9:54pm

Ok I’m going to I expand on my thoughts now.

I just got out of the first preview of The Wrong Man. For a first preview, it was very impressive. Joshua Henry was great, the songs were incredible, and there were some really astonishing moments. Had there not been a five minute hold about halfway through, I think the show would have an incredible flow. It’s a very raw show, and the stop messed that up.

I did have some problems with it though. I fell in love with the cast album over the summer, and they did a lot of unnecessary fiddling. One big mistake they made was slowing down the first half, and speeding up the second half. (No song list by the way, but I kept note of which songs were cut: Walk of Shame, No Daddy, ...Stays Here, Almost Hopeless, Dead Man Crawling.) Additionally, in the album it seems like Duran and Mariana just had a one night stand, and here they tried to make it seem like true love. This led to an awkward balance of love and one-night-standedness that doesn’t really work. And then there’s one other big problem.

The choreography. SO overchoreographed. Imagine the dancing in Hamilton being put over a man on the verge of tears singing about how he’s about to be killed after being framed. Additionally, when

 
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The Man in Black kills Mariana,

a woman with blond hair vaguely resembling Mariana’s walks on, along with a man with a beanie like the Man in Black’s, and they do a weird ballet with the actual characters looking on. At least when Duran sings his final song, they just sit in a circle with Duran in the center.

My seat was C2. That’s the front row all the way on the side for this show. Stage is the perfect height. Stage seating is just two risers on each side of the stage. If you can, sit in the center as it doesn’t really play to the sides.

There were some very impressive moments though. As I said before, the show was very raw, and the most raw moments were the most stunning. All of Duran’s songs were highlights, especially Stay Positive and Break Me Out. Overall, the show is in great shape, and if they use the preview period well, this has a pretty good shot of making it to Broadway this season.

Updated On: 9/18/19 at 09:54 PM
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The Wrong Man#41
Posted: 9/18/19 at 10:24pm
I really wanted to like this. In from out of town and only able to see a couple shows. It’s not good. The story isn’t crafted well. You don’t care about the characters. Joshua Henry is incredible. I’d listen to him sing anything but the material was bad. The lyrics were cheesy and the songs were so repetitive. I never want to leave a show. Even if it’s not good but when the mic issue happened I was praying they would just cancel the whole thing and refund our money. I don’t know how a show with such a creative team gets this far without someone saying this is really bad. On other note, saw a matinee of Slave Play and wish my wife and I could have just kept discussing it instead. It was truly remarkable.
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The Wrong Man#42
Posted: 9/18/19 at 10:32pm
One more thing and then i’ll shut up. The subject matter is devastating. It should have been way more powerful but they way it’s structured and written you end up liking the villain’s songs the most. It was so confusing. I’m not sure what the vision was for this show. The direction was a huge miss. Tommy Kail has done some incredible work. No one will remember this but that’s ok because everyone will remember Hamilton.
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The Wrong Man#43
Posted: 9/19/19 at 12:58am

jonah3500 said: "Ok I’m going to I expand on my thoughts now.

I just got out of the first preview of The Wrong Man. For a first preview, it was very impressive. Joshua Henry was great, the songs were incredible, and there were some really astonishing moments. Had there not been a five minute hold about halfway through, I think the show would have an incredible flow. It’s a very raw show, and the stop messed that up.

I did have some problems with it though. I fell in love with the cast album over the summer, and they did a lot of unnecessary fiddling. One big mistake they made was slowing down the first half, and speeding up the second half. (No song list by the way, but I kept note of which songs were cut: Walk of Shame, No Daddy, ...Stays Here, Almost Hopeless, Dead Man Crawling.) Additionally, in the album it seems like Duran and Mariana just had a one night stand, and here they tried to make it seem like true love. This led to an awkward balance of love and one-night-standedness that doesn’t really work. And then there’s one other big problem.

The choreography. SO overchoreographed. Imagine the dancing in Hamilton being put over a man on the verge of tears singing about how he’s about to be killed after being framed. Additionally, when

 
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The Man in Black kills Mariana,

a woman with blond hair vaguely resembling Mariana’s walks on, along with a man with a beanie like the Man in Black’s, and they do a weird ballet with the actual characters looking on. At least when Duran sings his final song, they just sit in a circle with Duran in the center.

My seat was C2. That’s the front row all the way on the side for this show. Stage is the perfect height. Stage seating is just two risers on each side of the stage. If you can, sit in the center as it doesn’t really play to the sides.

There were some very impressive moments though. As I said before, the show was very raw, and the most raw moments were the most stunning. All of Duran’s songs were highlights, especially Stay Positive and Break Me Out. Overall, the show is in great shape, and if they use the preview period well, this has a pretty good shot of making it to Broadway this season.
"

They cut Walk of Shame and Stays Here? Those are two of the best songs from the album. Is there a lot of new material in the show? Is it a traditional book musical, or is it sung through?

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The Wrong Man#44
Posted: 9/19/19 at 7:03am
Sung thru
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The Wrong Man#45
Posted: 9/19/19 at 11:13am

I'm curious to know what people thought of Lacamoire's orchestrations and what the instrumentation is for the show.  I'm not impressed with many of the tunes, and that is deterring me at the moment from seeing the show (despite wanting to see Josh Henry);  so, I'm wondering how much the music benefits from Lacamoire's contribution.

Updated On: 9/19/19 at 11:13 AM
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The Wrong Man#46
Posted: 9/20/19 at 11:26am

What's the run time? Trying to figure out if I can squeeze it in and still make my train home. Thanks!

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The Wrong Man#47
Posted: 9/20/19 at 11:57am

Saw it. Did not like it. 

Let me explain: Gorgeous music for a "song cycle", lovely idea. But its over-produced, over choreographed, and It's trying way too hard. I hate when people want to make a show edgy, and instead of actually just telling the truth, and tapping into the core and the honesty of the story, they make it fake edgy. Lets put everyone in ripped jeans and cut off t-shirts and cornrows and strip down the set, and hunch our shoulders over...

I wish I felt more. I wish I could've connected with the characters, ANY character. But it's way too shiny and sparkly. Travis Wall's choreography is always exceptional, but it's the only thing that actually moved me. We don't need Ciara in a heavy (horrible) blonde wig and "edgy black clothing" - the costume is wearing her. Ryan Vasquez has a gorgeous voice, but there's nothing else there. Joshua is singing his FACE off, but he's doing his best with material that doesn't fully support him. 

After a while, all the songs sound the same. And can we talk about the HAMILTON moments? There is a song that feels JUST like a reincarnation of "Room where it happens" - complete with Burr jumping off the table at the end. They recreate choreography from "Hurricane", sans turntables. It's like Kail ran out of tricks. 

It's meh. See it if you want. 

 

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The Wrong Man#48
Posted: 9/20/19 at 3:12pm

If one of the things they are advertising is a hot, young choreographer, I just assumed the show is very choreography heavy. I hope this is not another Alice By Heart situation. The only two shows played in this beautiful space both sucking? Bummer. 

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The Wrong Man#49
Posted: 9/20/19 at 5:14pm
I saw Alice By Heart as well and I would watch it on loop for a week before I’d watch The Wrong Man again. It was truly awful.
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The Wrong Man#50
Posted: 9/20/19 at 5:25pm

I know I said I wasn’t going to comment about this show anymore but I can’t help it. I truly am stunned. My wife and I have not stopped talking about it since we saw it Wednesday night. We love theatre and appreciate all the work that goes into creating it. I studied directing in college but ended up going another way. We want to be supportive but again this was truly awful. Maybe if you saw this at a fringe show maybe you’d think it was worth the $10 ticket to support artists trying their best. But this is the team from Hamilton. Truly truly stunned. Want edge go see Slave Play or Oklahoma! Haha

Updated On: 9/20/19 at 05:25 PM

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