Saw the show today via the TodayTix lottery and loved it. I am a longtime David Byrne fan, but surprisingly my friend had never heard any Talking Heads songs previously, despite having lived through the 1980s! But she loved this show too. Our seats were not together, which surprised me, in Row G and Row H in the center balcony I can’t complain at all about the view, but I think the mezzanine is perfect for this show!
Having never been to The Hudson, wondering if Row D in Orchestra is too close?
I was inadvertently double-booked for tonight and decided to see this and I'm glad I did.I've been a Talking Heads/David Byrne fan for 40 years, so I may come at this with bias, but he and the rest of the cast sound incredible and this is a wildly entertaining show.I'm surprised more people are not talking about this, but seeing the audience tonight, might explain it.This is the worst behaved audience I have ever seen in a Broadway theater. I'm guessing that many in the audience have never been in a Broadway theater. But,once you accept that this is a concert and not "theater," it's easier to accept the drunk folks, the drugs, the talking, the phones etc.This is David Byrne's show, but it would be nothing without the uber-talented supporting cast. They sing, they play instruments, they move and they support David Byrne in every way imaginable.It's a pricey ticket for a misbehaved audience, but if you go, knowing what to expect, the show itself is worth every penny.
The audience is what is keeping me from seeing this.
uncageg said: "The audience is what is keeping me from seeing this."If a rowdy, standing, dancing audience, under the influence, is not your thing, it will really frustrate you.If you can put that aside, it’s a great show.If you approach it as a concert, it’s typical concert behavior. I went with that approach and had a blast (and i don’t drink or do anything else).
loved every single second of this show. highly recommend - this is a must see
I may see it after the holidays. I have always been a fan of his music and this show looks like it is excellent. I really do want to see it.
uncageg said: "I may see it after the holidays. I have always been a fan of his music and this show looks like it is excellent. I really do want to see it."I think you’ll love it.And, I don’t mean to imply the audience was mean or unpleasant. They just didn’t act as we expect a Broadway audience should.We were toward the rear of the orchestra on the aisle and I highly recommend an aisle, if you can manage.The gentleman mid-row in front of us was really into it and started swinging his arms while “dancing” and nearly clobbered the woman seated next to him. I felt a bit safer on the aisle :)I hope you get to see it. Can’t wait to hear what you think.
wolfwriter said: "And, I don’t mean to imply the audience was mean or unpleasant. They just didn’t act as we expect a Broadway audience should."Well, it is really a concert at its center.
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