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qolbinau
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joined:6/29/08
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Well I loved mean girls, and the set*, and I still found it funny. But of course I realise people don’t like jokes since about 2012.

* while I appreciate the humour, I personally found that of course it’s difficult to dismiss the mean girls set as being ‘just’ on a USB. The investment, quality and artistic use of those projections in my opinion were of a high standard - nothing like very very cheap projections I’ve seen on many a show before (especially outside Broadway). And much much better than the cheapest of the physical sets we could see elsewhere.
"Rose in Gypsy was like going through therapy for me. Playing Rose helped me put a lot of emotions to bed. There was so much lacking in Rose and that's why she had to prove herself through her children. [interviewer]In ways that reminded you of your mom?[/interviewer]. Let's just say the role was very interesting for me. That one was the most interesting [I've ever played]" - Bernadette Peters (2018)
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itsjustmejonhotmailcom
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joined:5/29/13
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Also worth noting that video often doesn't cost less than a physical set. You have to rent those LED tiles - unlike a set that you own - there is more frequent and costly maintenance on them, and you add another designer to the payroll and royalty pool.

SouthernCakes
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joined:7/29/19
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I’d chalk up the “no set” due to the high volume of dancing, so you don’t want all those tracks in the floor tripping up the dancers.
broadwayguy2
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joined:5/18/03
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A video wall like that does not actually reduce the size of the crew in a notable way. They may be apportioned by a department slightly differently, but that is all. If you are running a smaller crew because you have a heavy LED component, you are staffing the show incorrectly.

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joevitus
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joined:7/10/19
Broadway Legend | Joined: 7/10/19

Some people just like to be offended and indignant. The joke was funny. Maybe it needs some sort of disclaimer: no designers or crew members were hurt during the sharing of this joke?

LEDen up.

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JBroadway
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For the record, I believe broadwayguy2 should have every right to be indignant and offended about a joke that demeans the people who worked hard to create and run that set. But as I said in my last post, the joke wasn't demeaning those people. 

broadwayguy2
Broadway Legend
joined:5/18/03
Broadway Legend | Joined: 5/18/03
Thank you.
Am I telling anyone to like I set? No.
But I will tell you what. That snark may be real cute to you and funny in most years when a show closes and another one is on the way in and everyone can look for the next gig. It's quite another when there is literally NOTHING. Thanks.
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BrodyFosse123
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The entire show including backdrop videos and music click tracks are in this:

Loading out in progress at the August Wilson

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CATSNYrevival
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joined:3/1/04
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Another “joke?”
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
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That would require it being funny, so nah. 

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BrodyFosse123
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Remembering this thread while walking to dinner in NYC last night, I stopped to take these photos of the August Wilson Theatre on W. 52nd Street.  Things are still intact and the lobby is clear and empty like normal (not cluttered with packing boxes, etc.).  

Saturday September 5, 2020: 

Loading out in progress at the August Wilson

Loading out in progress at the August Wilson

Loading out in progress at the August Wilson

Loading out in progress at the August Wilson

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HogansHero
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joined:2/26/12
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stick a fork in this thread, BF123. 

Has been for days. I'm sure there are more worthy subjects of your estimable photographic skillz.

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BrodyFosse123
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HogansHero said: "stick a fork in this thread, BF123.

Has been for days. I'm sure there are more worthy subjects of your estimable photographic skillz.
"

Will do, mon ami.  Also, I sent the Venmo earlier.  Let me know if you need anything else before I head out to take more photos.  It's a gorgeous day here in NYC.  

 

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David10086
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joined:7/22/17
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Huss417 said: "There would be more stuff to load out from Love Letters. Mean Girls must have really cut back on their production. LOL"

Lol! I don’t know why but this struck me so funny! ?

 

Joshua Rosenthal
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joined:8/13/17
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So this thread did not age well
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Jordan Levinson
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Easiest loadout ever!
(heads down to the orchestra pit during the Exit Music)

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