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SEA WALL/A LIFE to Broadway

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Posted: 9/3/19 at 9:19pm

Anyone know how the first row of dress circle extreme sides (last two seats on each side would be). I can't afford orchestra. Those pairs are what is left on first row dress circle. If so, which side is better, if you know. Thanks. 

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Posted: 9/3/19 at 9:40pm

Bettyboy72 said: "Anyone know how the first row of dress circle extreme sides (last two seats on each side would be). I can't afford orchestra. Those pairs are what is left on first row dress circle. If so, which side is better, if you know. Thanks."

Ive been on the extreme side up in the balcony, so at a similar angle. If you have a choice, take the house left seats. Jake stays just off center, so no problems with this monologue. Tom moves around the stage but doesn’t go too far stage right. Hope you can get tickets! Have you tried for rush tickets? There’s both digital (via Todaytix) as well as in-person.

 

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Posted: 9/4/19 at 9:41pm

CarmenA3 said: "Bettyboy72 said: "Anyone know how the first row of dress circle extreme sides (last two seats on each side would be). I can't afford orchestra. Those pairs are what is left on first row dress circle. If so, which side is better, if you know. Thanks."

Ive been on the extreme side up in the balcony, so at a similar angle. If you have a choice, take the house left seats. Jake stays just off center, so no problems with this monologue. Tom moves around the stage but doesn’t go toofar stage right. Hope you can get tickets! Have you tried for rush tickets? There’s both digital (via Todaytix) as well as in-person.


I dont have much flexibility and can only do one certain show, so I  need to buy in advance not to miss out. 
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Posted: 9/4/19 at 9:44pm
I just posted a discount code to Discount Codes thread. Hope it helps!
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Posted: 9/8/19 at 11:59pm
Saw the show today 9/8(Sunday Matinee) so I thought I'd answer my own questions in case anyone else needs them.


For the stage door, I was in a great spot considering I was in the back of the orchestra, and pretty much ran through the hotel cut through to get a good spot after bows. I solidified my spot a bit down the barricade, however there were already a lot of people there which was surprising to me. Some of the people I saw had programs however I wasn't looking very hard, but it seemed to me like some people had came back to get them signed, and other people who hadn't seen the show were just there to try for pictures. Once I got my spot I stayed there and they came out very quickly, like within 10 minutes quickly. Both of them signed everything they could however this guy next to me kept asking Jake to sign stuff until Jake said "I signed a lot for you man, sorry" so YMMV I guess. Jake did sign my Sunday in the Park CD, and was nice enough when I asked him to do it. From what I gathered from other people in line, the only stuff he wasn't signing was for Spider-Man. Tom was really nice and signed my playbill as well.

I will say though, the amount of people at the stage door was a NIGHTMARE. Major props to Jake and Tom for being nice about it, but I was at the front and was getting pushed by people. At one point when Jake was in front of me I had about 4 programs next to my head and people were yelling his name. I'd say that if you see the show and are trying to stage door definitely get there quickly because it was a madhouse.

The show itself was AMAZING. I sat in the back row of the orchestra but could still see everything perfectly; if you're on the fence about buying tickets I would advocate going for it if only for the second act(A life) alone. Jake Gyllenhaal gave a masterful performance, and combined with fantastic writing the show was beautifully tragic, and yet delivered a great message of hope. As for Tom Sturridge, he was really good too, but the writing was not as good as A life IMO. However he delivered a great performance for the material. Sea Wall was just a little too grim for the point of being grim, there wasn't much of a message behind it, which was only highlighted by A life right afterwards. If anyone is considering buying this but isn't sure I say absolutely go for it before it closes, especially with todaytix being so cheap.

Sorry for the mini essay, but that was my overall experience. If anyone has questions I can try to answer :)

Updated On: 9/9/19 at 11:59 PM
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Posted: 9/13/19 at 8:54am
I saw this last night through today tix rush, dress circle second to last row dead center. View was great but I thought this was a total waste of my time and was quite disappointed.

I like Jake a lot and I thought his story was the better of the 2 but I didn't like the material for either. I usually enjoy more serious / dark plays but this one just didn't connect with me at all.

If you want to see it on the "cheap" $83 for a pair after fees on the today tix rush is the way to go.
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Posted: 9/19/19 at 1:33pm

Similar to the “Angels In America” revival, “Sea Wall/A Life” will be recorded as an original Audible production.

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Posted: 9/19/19 at 1:39pm

GiantsInTheSky2 said: "Similar to the “Angels In America” revival, “Sea Wall/A Life” will be recorded as an originalAudible production."

Just saw this news and I could not be more excited! Seeing the production live was amazing, but it only left me wanting to see it again! I think this is a really smart way to preserve 2 great performances in a way that doesn't break the bank. Plus I think these monologues really don't need the visuals to succeed, and could excel in the audio format. Very excited to give them a second look.

Can anyone comment on Angels in America's recording? I haven't gotten around to listening to it, but if it works well, then I hope these shows kick off a trend of recording plays as audio books. I think it's very feasible for producers as it doesn't cost nearly as much as a proshot, and it can make guaranteed money from Audible.

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Posted: 9/19/19 at 2:29pm
The “Angels” recording is awful. It’s a lesson in how NOT to record something like a play. I think “Sea Wall..” will work better since it’s just one person speaking the whole time but I’m going to disagree that nothing will be lost with this. There’s so much that’s said without words in these two hours, so much emotion and heartbreak conveyed. It will be interesting to hear how it translates.
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Posted: 9/19/19 at 3:25pm
Saw the play yesterday and was greatly impressed. Both actors were brilliant.
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Posted: 9/19/19 at 3:39pm
Hello, Dollypop. Welcome back to Broadway. It’s so nice to have you back where you belong!
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Posted: 9/19/19 at 8:58pm
Aw!

I was so glad to find an elevator in the Hudson Theater. I am still using a rollator (walker) and it made gerring up the the Dress Circle easy. The staff was very helpful.
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