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The Wrong Man

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Posted: 10/11/19 at 10:14am

Saw this last night. So much talent and resources wasted on such an empty project. Incredible vocals, dancing, slick staging and design... in the service of a thin, dead-end story devoid of conflict and with barely-there characters. Joshua Henry is a phenomenal performer, as is Ryan Vasquez, and they and the rest of the cast try to sell this. But you just can't. 

The best you can say is that it's short and moves quickly. 

"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
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The Wrong Man#127
Posted: 10/11/19 at 10:45pm

Well I loved it! I get the frustrations, but I was moved to tears. 

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The Wrong Man#128
Posted: 10/12/19 at 1:56pm

Teatime. I’m not being snarky, I’m genuinely interested what moved you to tears?

Updated On: 10/12/19 at 01:56 PM
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The Wrong Man#129
Posted: 10/12/19 at 2:48pm

zachvandyke said: "Teatime. I’m not being snarky, I’m genuinely interested what movedyou to tears?"

Henry's performance of "Stay Positive". Several people around me were the same way

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The Wrong Man#130
Posted: 10/12/19 at 8:04pm

I saw the show today...Ciara Renée (I think that’s her name) was out.

Joshua Henry is great but the rest is not. Also the man in the black hat has a fabulous voice. 

Over choreographed and the narrative is not clear enough.  

I for one am sick of hearing Hamilton-esque songs..talkey singey...whatever. Enough now, Also the sound was terrible,

lots of empty seats which surprised me.

the whole show has a smugness about it, and I blame the Hamilton creatives involved . This hasn’t a hope in hell of going to Broadway. Why would anyone want to see it? Other than theatre nuts like us.

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The Wrong Man#131
Posted: 11/18/19 at 12:36pm
I just saw this and was absolutely blown away by it. One of the better shows I’ve ever seen. Yes there are some flaws with the story, I would’ve liked more details, but I was captivated the entire time. The music was exceptional, one of the better scores I’ve ever heard. Almost every song I wanted to jam out to. And the storytelling from Tommy Kail was masterful. Bare bones set but used lights, choreography, etc. to capture it all. Kinda like Hadestown in that way.

I really hope they work on this some more and eventually bring it to broadway. It’s got so much potential.
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The Wrong Man#132
Posted: 11/19/19 at 2:46pm
I have 1 ticket for sale for tomorrow’s matinee 11/20 at 2pm. Front Row. $50.
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The Wrong Man#133
Posted: 11/19/19 at 2:54pm

I do hope they make a cast recording of this, the best part about this was the music and Joshua Henry's voice. 

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The Wrong Man#134
Posted: 11/19/19 at 5:50pm
Updated On: 11/19/19 at 05:50 PM
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The Wrong Man#135
Posted: 11/20/19 at 1:50am
I saw this with Ryan Vazquez in the lead and really enjoyed his voice. It sounded a lot different than Henry's voice in previous shows I've seen him in. But I still wonder if they both sound alike though, has anyone seen the both of them?

Ciara Renee was also out and I would've liked to have heard her instead, but her character didn't have many songs so no big deal I guess. The ensemble member covering Ryan's usual role was very good as well.

Someone posted on 8/8 before this show began about Ryan singing Take Off Your Clothes. Where can I find this? The album is all the songwriter singing right? Doesn't sound like Ryan.
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The Wrong Man#136
Posted: 11/20/19 at 12:31pm
AntV: I’ve seen both Joshua and Ryan in the leads and really loved both, but yes, they do have their own sound. For me, Ryan has an R&B feel to his interpretation. Joshua’s felt really smooth while Ryan felt like he was trying harder. Ryan does a fantastic turn as Man in Black!

I think the Joshua/Ryan combo is better than the Ryan/Anoop version, but it’s like asking which you prefer... pizza or ice cream :)

Ciara has been out of the show with a pulled back - hence the understudy for Marianna. They hope to have her back to finish out the run.
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The Wrong Man#137
Posted: 11/21/19 at 6:24am
Just saw Escape to Margaritaville on tour. Left at intermission. The Wrong Man is still the worst show I’ve ever seen.
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The Wrong Man#138
Posted: 11/21/19 at 7:58am

zachvandyke said: "Just saw Escape to Margaritaville on tour. Left at intermission. The Wrong Man is still the worst show I’ve ever seen. "
 

Thanks for the update! Be sure to keep bumping this thread every time you feel like naming shows you liked more than this one!

 

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The Wrong Man#139
Posted: 11/22/19 at 9:07am

JBroadway said: "zachvandyke said: "Just saw Escape to Margaritaville on tour. Left at intermission. The Wrong Man is still the worst show I’ve ever seen. "


Thanks for the update! Be sure to keep bumping this thread every time you feel like naming shows you liked more than this one!
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I for one appreciate it. Going tonight and that just made me far more excited for the hatewatch.

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The Wrong Man#140
Posted: 11/25/19 at 11:12am

Finally made it this weekend.

This show made me realize that I'd pay to watch Josh Henry sing the phone book. And that that probably would have been better.

Updated On: 11/25/19 at 11:12 AM