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A Bright Room Called Day

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A Bright Room Called Day#26
Posted: 11/8/19 at 9:08am

A fair point, haterobics.  For what it's worth, I would like to like Kushner's post- and pre- Angels In America work more than I actually do.

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Posted: 11/8/19 at 9:19am

I bought this without knowing what I signed onto, so now I'm wondering if that was the right decision, heh.

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Posted: 11/8/19 at 11:45pm
This cast is great but these reviews are bad... ha
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A Bright Room Called Day#29
Posted: 11/21/19 at 1:30pm

Did I miss the actual reviews? This just opened on Tuesday.

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A Bright Room Called Day#30
Posted: 11/21/19 at 7:36pm
They are hiding the reviews and I also searched. Did not like this show and wanted to read about it. A wasted evening for me.
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Posted: 11/21/19 at 7:39pm

This was a terrible show for me, but there is, quite literally, not ONE public review about it. That is a little crazy. Tons of shows get terrible reviews, and they cannot hide them. What is going on?

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Posted: 11/21/19 at 7:49pm
According to The NY Times, it opens 11/25 - so I think reviews will come then.
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Posted: 11/21/19 at 8:03pm

Yes, that's right. I don't know why I didn't just look it up, but haterobics is usually accurate. hehehe A Bright Room Called Day

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Posted: 11/21/19 at 9:10pm

ModernMillie3 said: "Yes, that's right. I don't know why I didn't just look it up, but haterobics is usually accurate. hehehe A Bright Room Called Day"

Well, I did use what one would imagine is an accurate source, the Public Theater website for this show, and their calendar still has the 19th listed as opening night: https://publictheater.org/productions/season/1920/bright-room/

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Posted: 11/21/19 at 9:25pm

I don't see it there, but I checked Playbill, Theater Mania, and the NYT, which all list it as the 25th. That's bizarre. 

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Posted: 11/21/19 at 9:30pm

On the ticket calendar/schedule, there is a star on the 19th and if you mouse on that date, it says opening night.

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Posted: 11/21/19 at 9:32pm
Have a friend who went to the opening.
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Posted: 11/21/19 at 9:38pm

Well, I guess they are having two opening nights, fun!

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Posted: 11/25/19 at 1:28pm

I was there over the weekend and it was a disappointment. It really doesn't make a point beyond "fascism is bad and if we don't do something about Trump now, we're in trouble" and it felt like preaching to the choir. The actors are all very good but the direction is lacking so now of the performances are amazing. Plus it's long (about 3 hours, regardless of them billing it as 2:45) and the first act in particular drags. 

A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
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A Bright Room Called Day#42
Posted: 11/25/19 at 11:14pm

Unless they were hoping to extend or move it, the production's nearly sold-out as it is, and the remaining seats will be bought by people intrigued by Brantley's raves for the cast.

Hopefully this well-cast, well-designed production will be a sense of closure for Kushner and Eustis's 30-year journey with this pay.

Updated On: 11/25/19 at 11:14 PM
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Posted: 11/26/19 at 12:28am
Raves for the cast? As actors yes, Brantley says the cast is any director's dream. But he offers raves for few of their performances, ignoring most of them, and basically pans the entire play.

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But even if we argue that “Bright Day” is more immediately relevant now than it was when it first opened, is it also revealed to be a truly good play that suffered from being ahead of its time? With hindsight, can we see it clearly as something more than a piece of overwrought juvenilia from a brilliant dramatist? And has it acquired a fresh urgency that will rouse like-minded audiences to world-changing thoughts and deeds?

The answers, in order, are: no, no and no.
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A Bright Room Called Day#44
Posted: 11/26/19 at 10:50am

ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "Unless they were hoping to extend or move it, the production's nearly sold-out as it is, and the remaining seats will be bought by people intrigued by Brantley's raves for the cast.
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Let's hope so, since as soon as I read the reviews, I put my seats on StubHub. A Bright Room Called Day

 

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Posted: 11/27/19 at 5:57pm

I saw this last night and very much liked it. Yes, it's lesser Kushner- but lesser Kushner is a greater height than many can reach. The cast is excellent, aside from a decidedly off performance from Grace Gummer. The final scene is quite the gut punch, I thought- chill-inducing. The production is well-paced and clips along in its 2:45-ish run time.

But sold out it very much was not. There were many empty seats- and, sadly, many more after intermission.

"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
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A Bright Room Called Day#46
Posted: 12/1/19 at 7:10am
I would very much like to see Michael Esper and Linda Edmonds on stage more often. Two fine actors.
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A Bright Room Called Day#47
Posted: 12/4/19 at 10:55am

I just got an e-mail this morning that the show got an extension. They're adding an extra week of performances, bringing the closing date to Dec. 22 instead of the 15. 

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A Bright Room Called Day#48
Posted: 12/4/19 at 11:30am

If anyone wants two tickets for next Thursday at 7, I accidentally bought a pair for the night of my office holiday party. Would love to sell for face value ($70 each) but am flexible!

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A Bright Room Called Day#49
Posted: 12/4/19 at 12:08pm

I mentioned above that I am selling three tickets for this Saturday afternoon on StubHub, but if anyone here wants them, I'll sell you them without the extra fees. Three seats, center section, Row F, on an aisle. $180 for all three.

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A Bright Room Called Day#50
Posted: 12/4/19 at 2:18pm

This is extending a week, which means Michael Urie will close this on Sunday and start previews for Grand Horizons on Monday

http://www.playbill.com/article/tony-kushners-a-bright-room-called-day-extends-off-broadway

Edit: Urie is leaving Bright Room on 12/15

https://twitter.com/michaelurie/status/1202312533757120512

Updated On: 12/4/19 at 02:18 PM

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