Othello NYTW Previews

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Othello NYTW Previews#1
Posted: 11/22/16 at 8:59am

Post your thoughts here folks



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Othello NYTW Previews#2
Posted: 11/22/16 at 3:46pm

For anyone attending in the next few days, can you please provide a running time? Thanks!

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Posted: 11/22/16 at 4:07pm

Called this morning. They said just over 3 hours 

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Othello NYTW Previews#4
Posted: 11/22/16 at 6:12pm

Thank you! Going this weekend.

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Posted: 11/22/16 at 11:31pm

Yeah, I think tonight it maybe ran about 3 hrs 20? Loved every minute of it!! :)

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Othello NYTW Previews#6
Posted: 11/26/16 at 11:56am

Anyone care to comment on the production?  Not seeing it until December but very excited about it!

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Othello NYTW Previews#7
Posted: 11/26/16 at 12:45pm

Was there Wednesday night. When you enter the theater, you'll probably be taken aback by what you see (I'll not spoil the experience) and you'll probably be wondering how this is going to work. It does, Brilliantly. The intimacy is amazing -  nobody is more than 4 rows from the playing area, and the boldest and most amazing lighting design (often the audience bathed in the same light as the performers) enhances the overall effect. I could go on and on, but suffice to say the cast is outstanding, This is a theatrical experience you will never forget.

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Othello NYTW Previews#8
Posted: 11/26/16 at 3:53pm

My performance this afternoon and last evening's performance were cancelled due to an actor's illness.  The understudies were most likely not fully rehearsed to go on. I'm assuming it was one of the leads. Was lucky enough to get a last minute $30 seat to Ride the Cyclone. 

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Othello NYTW Previews#9
Posted: 11/26/16 at 6:00pm

Do they even have understudies? They didn't for Lazarus and had to cancel a few performances.

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Othello NYTW Previews#10
Posted: 11/26/16 at 8:14pm

I know they held auditions for understudies.

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Posted: 11/26/16 at 8:23pm

If they hired understudies, they won't add them until later in the run. I doubt they have them at all. 

 



Between all the cancelled performances of Lazarus and now this, they really need to think budgeting so they can hire understudies from the beginning for the future, IMO.
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Othello NYTW Previews#12
Posted: 11/28/16 at 3:56pm

Anyone having luck with this or the Sweet Charity lottery? I'm desperate to see both, but the lottery is my only option. I've entered for every performance and still no luck. 

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Othello NYTW Previews#13
Posted: 11/28/16 at 7:15pm

Early in the life of this production, but I'm wondering if anyone has had any success with the cancellation line?

 

 

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Othello NYTW Previews#14
Posted: 11/28/16 at 7:37pm

Wondering if they resumed performances Saturday evening after cancelling Friday and Saturday afternoon. 

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Posted: 11/28/16 at 8:00pm

A friend was at Sunday's matinee. He couldn't stop raving about the production.

 

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Othello NYTW Previews#16
Posted: 11/29/16 at 1:19am

No real interest in seeing this, but intrigued by the design. Can you spoil it for me? 

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Posted: 11/29/16 at 7:18am

@rippedman - Unfortunately, no info on the design was provided by my friend. What he did say was that the production is very smart -- strange and contemporary.

Raves all around for the performances, especially Craig. 

My friend also said what amazed him the most was the entire cast was completely "on" at Sunday's matinee, amazing considering someone had been ill enough for the couple of days prior to prompt the cancellation of performances.

Anyway, I'd love to hear more about the production from anyone who has attended. I fear that comments/observations from the message board might be the closest that i get to experiencing this. (I'll be at the mercy of the cancellation line when i'm in NYC in January.)

 



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Posted: 11/29/16 at 9:14am

Three shows were cancelled - Friday eve, sat matinee and sat eve. Daniel Craig was the actor who was ill. They are overwhelmed trying to find replacement tickets for all those who were cancelled -  not sure what that will do to the lottery or any remaining availability. I was and still am so looking forward to this!

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Posted: 11/29/16 at 10:51am

There are physical production details on All That Chat. Can't wait to see this next month!!!

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Othello NYTW Previews#20
Posted: 12/3/16 at 4:53am

Any info on the cancellation line?

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Posted: 12/3/16 at 11:23am

I'm in the cancellation line now.  Got here at 11 and was first.  Two people are behind me.

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Othello NYTW Previews#22
Posted: 12/3/16 at 12:17pm

All three of us got tickets by 12:15.  I'm so excited!

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Posted: 12/3/16 at 2:10pm

Thanks for sharing @restingotter. It gives me a bit of hope.

Enjoy.

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Othello NYTW Previews#24
Posted: 12/3/16 at 6:47pm

What is the price for the cancellation tickets? I don't even know what the price was when they went on sale!

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Othello NYTW Previews#25
Posted: 12/3/16 at 7:59pm

The price I paid for my ticket was $125, back on initial release. Can anyone comment on the seating? I know the seats are kind of set in a rectangle, but one side has no seats. Are the views good?