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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#1
Posted: 3/12/17 at 11:10am

Post 'em here, gang!

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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#2
Posted: 3/12/17 at 12:10pm
"This thread reads like a series of White House memos." — Mister Matt
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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#3
Posted: 3/12/17 at 12:14pm

I always come to this thread to read them!

Just give the world Love.
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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#4
Posted: 3/12/17 at 4:11pm

Excited to read these reviews tonight!

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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#5
Posted: 3/12/17 at 5:02pm

Though I'm expecting these will mostly be raves, I'm hoping some reviews will take note of the show's presentational nature (rather than dramatic), which I found problematic. 

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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#8
Posted: 3/12/17 at 7:13pm
A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#10
Posted: 3/12/17 at 7:33pm

I love this quote from the Washington Post:

 

"That’s why this musical is so suited to this particular moment. Not as a mournful reminder of who we all might have been for one another, but who we are all meant to be."

A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#11
Posted: 3/12/17 at 7:56pm

Great review from the Washington Post.

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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#12
Posted: 3/12/17 at 8:01pm

Peter Marks is the best theatre critic writing today, in my opinion.

 

deltatee said: "Great review from the Washington Post.

 

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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#13
Posted: 3/12/17 at 8:02pm
A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#14
Posted: 3/12/17 at 8:26pm

From Jesse Greene in Vulture:

"... If that sounds cynical, perhaps New Yorkers may be permitted a bit of side-eye about a work that borrows our local tragedy as background for 100 minutes of Canadian civic boosterism."

 

Really?!

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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#15
Posted: 3/12/17 at 8:28pm

Yeah, I thought that was uncalled for. The US closed its airspace - Canada could have either accepted the planes onto its territory or let them crash. Most of them didn't have enough fuel to go anywhere else.

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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#16
Posted: 3/12/17 at 8:30pm

I think it's very difficult from a political perspective to give this show a less than very flattering review, though some (Jesse Green, for one, whom I think is an excellent critic) have done so. It's sort of like giving a poor review to motherhood. 

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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#17
Posted: 3/12/17 at 8:32pm

And yes, it happened locally but affected the entird US and world. Maybe he should have been elsewhere to see just how it affected other states. I just find that statement apalling.

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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#18
Posted: 3/12/17 at 8:52pm

I don't agree with that Green wrote, but I have friends who saw the show who shared his sentiment. I do think there are some out there who feel that way about the show. 

"Oh look at the time, three more intelligent plays just closed and THE ADDAMS FAMILY made another million dollars" -Jackie Hoffman, Broadway.com Audience Awards
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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#19
Posted: 3/12/17 at 9:09pm

To act as if 9/11 only effected New York or was an NYC only situation would be naive. Yes, NYC was attacked horribly, but what happened effected everyone everywhere. We all felt it, even if it was indirectly. And 2 other flights were also involved that didn't end up in NYC, add in all the flights that were grounded in Canada and beyond. This is a world story. 

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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#20
Posted: 3/12/17 at 9:16pm

RaisedOnMusicals said: "I think it's very difficult from a political perspective to give this show a less than very flattering review, though some (Jesse Green, for one, whom I think is an excellent critic) have done so. It's sort of like giving a poor review to motherhood. "

I thought that the amNY review was a fairly critical review - it criticized the characterisations and the songs, which is totally fair. (And the aspects of Green's review that criticized those things were also fair).

However, I didn't think it was fair to criticise the show for having the temerity to depict an aspect of that week which was related to, but not directly focused on, the events in New York. 

And a positive review from the Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/theater-arts/flies-broadway-theater-review-article-1.2994642?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#21
Posted: 3/12/17 at 9:17pm

The Times is taking their sweet time with this one... 

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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#22
Posted: 3/12/17 at 9:22pm

Doesn't the Times always come out at 10 p.m. on the dot?

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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#23
Posted: 3/12/17 at 9:24pm

BroadwayConcierge said: "Doesn't the Times always come out at 10 p.m. on the dot?

 

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Does it? I never knew that... LOL oops. 

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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#24
Posted: 3/12/17 at 9:26pm

GreasedLightning said: "BroadwayConcierge said: "Doesn't the Times always come out at 10 p.m. on the dot?

 

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The 10 oclock is the traditional time to here from the Times, but I don't think it's mandated by the newspaper  -- but it certainly is the time I've always looked to see what they say.


 

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COME FROM AWAY Reviews#25
Posted: 3/12/17 at 9:29pm

Ha, no sweat Greased, it's something I learned about recently myself!




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