The Mountaintop - first preview

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The Mountaintop - first preview#1
Posted: 9/23/11 at 12:11am
Did anyone go to the first preview tonight, or last night's invited dress? I walked past tonight when the show was letting out and there was a (predictably) HUGE crowd at the stage door.
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The Mountaintop - first preview #2
Posted: 9/23/11 at 1:28pm
Wow. Nothing here and nothing on All That Chat. Did nobody here see it last night, or did Sam Jackson intimidate you all into keeping quiet?
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The Mountaintop - first preview #2
Posted: 9/23/11 at 1:38pm
Wow, used to be that you could pop on here hours after the first preview of almost any show and find posts from people who attended. I was waiting to see something posted as I am not sure I want to see this. I do want to see it for the show itself but I still am not crazy about Jackson plaing King. Wanted to read opinions on how his performance is.
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The Mountaintop - first preview #3
Posted: 9/23/11 at 3:19pm
Seriously...the sound of crickets surrounding this one is weird.
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The Mountaintop - first preview #4
Posted: 9/23/11 at 4:42pm
Seeing it in a few weeks. Where are our usual first-preview scouts?
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The Mountaintop - first preview #5
Posted: 9/23/11 at 4:42pm
It's had exactly one public performance. Hard to fathom for some, but there's a possibility that nary a single BWW member was in attendance.
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The Mountaintop - first preview #6
Posted: 9/23/11 at 4:44pm

I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THAT.
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The Mountaintop - first preview #7
Posted: 9/23/11 at 4:45pm
Too bad Aaron Tveit wasn't cast as MLK. There'd certainly be interest then!
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
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The Mountaintop - first preview #8
Posted: 9/23/11 at 4:47pm
I figured we'd at least have gotten a description of the curtain by now.
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The Mountaintop - first preview #9
Posted: 9/23/11 at 4:53pm

"Too bad Aaron Tveit wasn't cast as MLK. There'd certainly be interest then!"

UGH, your hatred of women SICKENS me.
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The Mountaintop - first preview #10
Posted: 9/23/11 at 5:08pm
Withoutatrace????
Whizzer??
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The Mountaintop - first preview #11
Posted: 9/23/11 at 5:56pm
Ha, hi ljay! Yes as you know the two of us are normally at the first preview, but we couldn't go to this one till this Sunday evening. I'll be sure to post after and share some thoughts.
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The Mountaintop - first preview #12
Posted: 9/23/11 at 6:00pm
So, no one went to the first preview of THE MOUNTAINTOP?

This board is racist.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
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The Mountaintop - first preview #13
Posted: 9/23/11 at 6:08pm
If the show curtain isn't black, the show itself is racist.
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The Mountaintop - first preview #14
Posted: 9/23/11 at 6:30pm
This is a Broadway World first... Usually there's a slew of reviews after a first preview.
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The Mountaintop - first preview #15
Posted: 9/23/11 at 6:33pm
I've found some tweets. From the same person:

"saw @Mountaintopplay tonight at the open dress. What an amazing, bold and gripping play! Congratulations!"

"You wanna see one of the best performances by an actress on Broadway, go see Angela Bassett in The Mountaintop."
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The Mountaintop - first preview #16
Posted: 9/23/11 at 6:34pm
Did Sam Jackson tweet that?
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The Mountaintop - first preview #17
Posted: 9/23/11 at 6:35pm
n.O.
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The Mountaintop - first preview #18
Posted: 9/23/11 at 6:35pm
"Usually there's a slew of reviews after a first preview"

There's a Sondheim lyric right there!
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The Mountaintop - first preview #19
Posted: 9/24/11 at 12:01am
People making light of and dismissing other people's complaints about racism?!

That's racist!
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The Mountaintop - first preview #20
Posted: 9/24/11 at 12:12am
Everyone's a little bit racist.
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The Mountaintop - first preview #21
Posted: 9/24/11 at 12:17am
This thread is nothing but theatrical slavery.
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The Mountaintop - first preview #22
Posted: 9/24/11 at 8:43am
There's a brief review over on All That Chat. It features a major spoiler (although, by this point, I'd venture to say most of us know what that spoiler is).

It's not very complimentary.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
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The Mountaintop - first preview #23
Posted: 9/24/11 at 9:41am
Commencing on Broadway World! *chuga chuga*
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The Mountaintop - first preview #24
Posted: 9/24/11 at 11:39am
Oh my god... MLK doesn't DIE, does he?
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