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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?

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virgil blessing2
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#1
Posted: 6/21/10 at 3:07am
We have tickets to catch it 7/3/10. I have read all the mixed reviews online. Anyone here catch it? If so, I'd love to hear what everyone thought! Please share. Thanks! NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#2
Posted: 6/21/10 at 3:19am
You can use the message board's 'search' feature to read the DOZENS of reviews users here have posted.
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virgil blessing2
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#2
Posted: 6/21/10 at 3:28am
u are most kind, i appreciate the suggestion, but i did try that and was honeslty not in the mood to search back over many months of postings and scour for days. lol

if anyone here has seen it and wishes to drop a line re. their thoughts on the show, please feel free. grazie! NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#3
Posted: 6/21/10 at 6:50am
You aren't going to find any difference of a consensus here. Some thought it was brilliant, others did not.

Personally, I enjoyed it and really liked the performances, but I felt the script missed an opportunity to really say something important. It suggests some things but falls short.


But I did enjoy it, and would reccommend seeing it.
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#4
Posted: 6/21/10 at 8:23am
One of the worst things I saw last season.
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#5
Posted: 6/21/10 at 9:52am
One of the best things I saw last season.
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#6
Posted: 6/21/10 at 9:55am
I did not see it, but two of my daughters saw it last week, and they both loved it.
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#7
Posted: 6/21/10 at 10:01am
The general understanding I have gotten on it is that it plays like a gay soap opera/straight-to-video release. I am hoping to get to get around to it via TDF next week at some point...though everytime I pull up BWW or Playbill I almost anticipate seeing a closing notice.
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#8
Posted: 6/21/10 at 10:12am
I loved it. I saw it offBway and at the Helen Hayes. It's well paced, well acted and well directed.

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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#9
Posted: 6/21/10 at 11:08am
well acted but didn't feel it was well written.
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#10
Posted: 6/21/10 at 12:34pm
I loved it - so powerful, and a unique take on a common subject.
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#11
Posted: 6/22/10 at 1:29pm
I loved it, the acting was great, my only complaint is that the older gay boyfriend's character is not the easiest guy to love.
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#12
Posted: 6/22/10 at 1:34pm
"Next Fall" is sweet and smart. See it before it becomes a big-budget film with George Clooney and Matthew Morrison.
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#13
Posted: 6/22/10 at 2:03pm
Personally I adored it. Not the strongest play in terms of the writing but the direction and the acting and the story are really wonderful...it was one of the best things I saw last season.
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#14
Posted: 6/22/10 at 2:04pm
It's worth seeing for the cast alone but because I strongly identified with certain aspects of the story (the clash of beliefs), I think it had more impact on me than it otherwise might have.
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#15
Posted: 6/22/10 at 2:17pm
one of the more trivial and boring plays I've ever seen
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#16
Posted: 6/22/10 at 2:35pm
Hated it. The acting wasn't terrible but the play itself sure was. And people overhyping it made it even worse for me.
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#17
Posted: 6/22/10 at 2:57pm
I did like this much better than "The Kid," which I saw the next day. At least the couple here, despite their differences, were credible and believeable AS a couple. Christopher Sieber and Lucas Steele? Not so much. Steele looked and acted like Sieber's rentboy.
littlepaperstars
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#18
Posted: 6/22/10 at 4:04pm
The kid was based on a real relationship. Read the book - it was much better than the show.
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LayerBoy4
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#19
Posted: 6/22/10 at 4:24pm
I thought the show was gorgeous and touching. It's not a perfect script, but the performers bring a whole lot of heart to the production and I was very moved. Rushed it once, then brought my friend with me a few weeks later.
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#20
Posted: 6/22/10 at 5:13pm
Impeccable acting-mediocre sitcom writing IMO.
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#21
Posted: 6/22/10 at 5:17pm
Leagues better than RED. I loved it.
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#22
Posted: 6/22/10 at 6:24pm
I really enjoyed it! Thought it was one of the better new plays I've seen in recent years.
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#23
Posted: 6/22/10 at 6:27pm
What ljay said.
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NEXT FALL - anyone seen it?#24
Posted: 6/22/10 at 6:32pm
The acting wasn't terrible but the play itself sure was.

Taylor, to say "the acting wasn't terrible" makes it seem like it wasn't great either. Honestly, I think the cast gave the best performance as an ensemble this season. The acting is exquisite. And even if you didn't enjoy the play, to say that it was terrible just seems silly. There have been so many other plays in recent years and this year alone even that are far worse.