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Little Shop of Horrors (PREVIEWS)

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Little Shop of Horrors (PREVIEWS)#151
Posted: 10/18/19 at 6:51pm

A nice review.

http://www.newnownext.com/little-shop-horrors-review-off-broadway-jonathan-groff/10/2019/

Just a thought: If it moves to Broadway this season, Christian Borle would definitely give Danny Burstein a run for his Tony.

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Little Shop of Horrors (PREVIEWS)#152
Posted: 10/19/19 at 12:17am
Saw this tonight and thought it was great!!! Jonathan Groff was awesome! His voice was incredible. Christian Borle was hilarious. Definitely got some of the biggest laughs. A cast recording would be awesome. Side note: Ben Platt and Ben Stiller were at the show.
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Little Shop of Horrors (PREVIEWS)#153
Posted: 10/19/19 at 10:05am

7thbighero said: "The producers have stated that this won’t be going to Broadway, but hopefully these reviews could encourage a further extension"

What a pity! We definitely need a Broadway revival in the future. Maybe La Jolla?

chanel said: "Just a thought: If it moves to Broadway this season, Christian Borle would definitely give Danny Burstein a run for his Tony."

Maybe at the Drama Desk. Is Hercules eligible? I would love a Bart vs. Borle showdown for Featured Actor. 

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Little Shop of Horrors (PREVIEWS)#154
Posted: 10/19/19 at 10:14am

disneybroadwayfan22 said: "Is Hercules eligible? I would love a Bart vs. Borle showdown for Featured Actor."

Hercules is not eligible. The producers of Little Shop have made it very clear that they have no intention of transferring this to Broadway, which is honestly very smart of them. 

 

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Little Shop of Horrors (PREVIEWS)#155
Posted: 10/19/19 at 10:25am

Not everything needs to be on Broadway. Part of the charm of this particular production is seeing it in a small theatre.

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Little Shop of Horrors (PREVIEWS)#156
Posted: 10/19/19 at 10:28am

Miles2Go2 said: "Not everything needs to be on Broadway. Part of the charm on this particular productionis seeing it in a small theatre."

Exactly! This is a sell out hit Off Broadway, and the producers can keep extending this as long as there is demand, which could be for quite some time. I'm very much looking forward to seeing this in a few weeks.

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Little Shop of Horrors (PREVIEWS)#157
Posted: 10/19/19 at 11:07am
But the question is...will it still be a success without both Borle and Groff? (Yes, i know about the 2 weeks w/o Groff)

Only time will tell.
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Little Shop of Horrors (PREVIEWS)#158
Posted: 10/19/19 at 11:47am
And according to Menken’s Broadway.com interview, it was Ashman’s interest to only do it off-Broadway anyway and he did turn down Broadway offers from producers. So it’s for all the best. I know not everything belongs to Broadway, but it’s nice for shows to get the highest honors, you know :)
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Posted: 10/28/19 at 2:09pm
We went Friday night and while I was interested in seeing Tammy Blanchard given the wide range of views on her performance, we ended up seeing the understudy, Chelsea Turbin (from her Facebook it looks like it might have been the first to me she went on as Audrey). I enjoyed her interpretation/performance (not that I am a particular connoisseur of Audreys) and didn’t notice any sort of drugged/drunk aspect that others had commented on in Tammy’s portrayal.
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Little Shop of Horrors (PREVIEWS)#160
Posted: 11/2/19 at 1:39am

Going with someone who wantsa Gross signed poster, but we're attending the matinee Saturday, does he tend to come out after matinees, or only after evening shows?

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Posted: 11/20/19 at 8:34am

Calcifer2 said: "We went Friday night and while I was interested in seeing Tammy Blanchard given the wide range of views on her performance, we ended up seeing the understudy, Chelsea Turbin (from her Facebook it looks like it might have been the first to me she went on as Audrey). I enjoyed her interpretation/performance (not that I am a particular connoisseur of Audreys) and didn’t notice any sort of drugged/drunk aspect that others had commented on in Tammy’s portrayal."

I saw Chelsea Turbin go on about three weeks ago. She is LEAGUES better than Tammy (who I saw last week).

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Posted: 11/20/19 at 9:12am
I might as well put in my two cents. This show is a favorite of mine. (Obvious) I saw Gideon Glick and the rest of the regular cast. I realize my icon shows some bias and I did see Ellen do the role at Encores, but I was not about to let that stop me from enjoying the show. First off I have seen Tammy as Judy Garland and Sybil and I do think she is a good actress. I like that she tried to play a more hard-boiled Audrey. My main concern is sadly that sometimes it is difficult make out what she is saying due to her odd delivery (which some people described as “drunk” or “drugged”). For me this was a real problem, especially during the death scene.

I know this isn’t an opinion many people share, but a little of Mr. Borle goes a VERY VERY long way. He seems more interested in finding various bits of business to do to show off and get all the laughs, rather than actually interact with the people on stage with him.
Everyone else in the cast was very good and I like that they tried to be true to the original production, but I’d like to see a version on this same small scale that plays up the darkness of the story.
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Little Shop of Horrors (PREVIEWS)#164
Posted: 11/21/19 at 2:19am

I saw Little Shop of Horrors last night (won lottery) – sat front row center and was spat on by Jonathan Groff multiple times, but I’m not complaining – and I freaking loved it!!! Definitely the best show I have seen this season so far. I expect this to sweep the Lucille Lortel awards and it could pull a Yiddish Fiddler and sweep the pre-Tony Awards against Broadway revivals. It is THAT good. Jonathan Groff and Christian Borle were absolutely fantastic. Tammy Blanchard was the weak link in the show, but still wasn’t bad.

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Little Shop of Horrors (PREVIEWS)#165
Posted: 11/21/19 at 3:30pm

I saw this last night with Groff, Blanchard and Borle... and last Friday night, with Glick, Turbin (u/s in for Blanchard) and Borle. Honestly, I was underwhelmed by the show last Friday, and not anxious to see it again, under any circumstances. I was amazed by how much more I enjoyed it with Groff and Blanchard in.

I'm perplexed by reservations about Tammy Blanchard. I thought she made the show come alive for me, with a far more soulful, hurt, but warm and winning Audrey than the lovely, but somewhat bland and a bit undercooked Chelsea Turbin offered.

As a Gideon Glick fan, I have to say that Groff also warmed up the show with his more gorgeous vocals and charm, though he also had more to play against partnered with Blanchard than with Turbin. I cared about Seymour and Audrey, with Groff and Blanchard, which I'm sad to say I didn't so much with Glick and Turbin. I felt those two lifted the performances of everyone else, as compared to last week's without them.