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HILLARY AND CLINTON Reviews#1
Posted: 4/18/19 at 3:12am
Caught the final preview last night. Post the reviews here!
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HILLARY AND CLINTON Reviews#2
Posted: 4/18/19 at 9:59am

I'm hoping it gets raves, but I feel like it's gonna be a mixed bag. I happened to adore this play. I hope Metcalf wins Tony #3.

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HILLARY AND CLINTON Reviews#3
Posted: 4/18/19 at 12:24pm
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HILLARY AND CLINTON Reviews#5
Posted: 4/18/19 at 8:03pm

The Hollywood Reporter says "Riveting lead performances can't stave off campaign fatigue."
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/hillary-clinton-theater-review-1203144

Entertainment Weekly gives it a B+.
https://ew.com/theater-reviews/2019/04/18/hillary-and-clinton-review/

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HILLARY AND CLINTON Reviews#12
Posted: 4/18/19 at 10:18pm
Metcalf is winning again with these reviews.
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HILLARY AND CLINTON Reviews#13
Posted: 4/18/19 at 10:29pm

east side story said: "Metcalf is winning again with these reviews."

Is she? These are hardly the raves she got for Doll's House Part 2.

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HILLARY AND CLINTON Reviews#14
Posted: 4/18/19 at 10:31pm

bjh2114 said: "east side story said: "Metcalf is winning again with these reviews."

Is she? These are hardly the raves she got for Doll's House Part 2.
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Elaine May is still in it, but considering how long ago her show will have closed by Tony voting causes me to give Metcalf the edge.

 

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HILLARY AND CLINTON Reviews#15
Posted: 4/18/19 at 10:38pm

Vulture is mixed-to-negative (likely more the latter) on the play itself, but positive on Metcalf.

https://www.vulture.com/2019/04/review-metcalf-and-lithgow-in-hillary-and-clinton.html

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HILLARY AND CLINTON Reviews#16
Posted: 4/18/19 at 10:53pm

east side story said: "bjh2114 said: "east side story said: "Metcalf is winning again with these reviews."

Is she? These are hardly the raves she got for Doll's House Part 2.
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Elaine May is still in it, but considering how long ago her show will have closed by Tony voting causes me to giveMetcalf the edge.
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Don't sleep on Heidi Schreck. Her reviews were glowing.

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HILLARY AND CLINTON Reviews#17
Posted: 4/18/19 at 11:24pm

The new ad campaign that is flashing all over this site tonight is way better than their original one. 

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HILLARY AND CLINTON Reviews#18
Posted: 4/19/19 at 5:27am

After reading the reviews, I think the only reason I would want to go is to see Laurie Metcalf. Just curious, has Bill and Hillary Clinton attended this show and if not does anybody think they will. 

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HILLARY AND CLINTON Reviews#19
Posted: 4/19/19 at 7:32am

yankeefan7 said: "After reading the reviews, I think the only reason I would want to go is to see Laurie Metcalf. Just curious, has Bill and Hillary Clinton attended this show and if not does anybody think they will."

I read their publicist has said they have no plans to see it.

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HILLARY AND CLINTON Reviews#20
Posted: 4/19/19 at 7:51am
The actual Hillary and Clinton are on a speaking tour:

Friday, April 26. Wallingford CT

Saturday, April 27. Washington DC

Tuesday, April 30. Boston MA

Thursday, May 2. Vancouver BC

Friday, May 3. Seattle WA

Saturday, May 4. Inglewood CA

Sunday, May 5. Las Vegas NV
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HILLARY AND CLINTON Reviews#21
Posted: 4/19/19 at 10:19am

yankeefan7 said: "After reading the reviews, I think the only reason I would want to go is to see Laurie Metcalf. Just curious, has Bill and Hillary Clinton attended this show and if not does anybody think they will."

From the NYT profile of Metcalf this week:

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Scott Rudin, the producer, who also knows the Clintons, sent the script in advance and invited them to a dress rehearsal with no other audience members present. (Nick Merrill, Mrs. Clinton’s spokesman, said the Clintons have “no plans to see the play at present."

“It would be impossible for an audience to watch them watch the play,” Ms. Metcalf said. “It would be tough for any of us to sit through somebody re-enacting our most private experiences on a stage, but ultimately I feel like I empathize, doing it.”

Mr. Rudin agreed: “I don’t think they’ll ever see it. If I were them, I wouldn’t see it. It’s an idea of them. It’s not literally them.”

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It would be super awkward to have them in the audience--too many people would be watching them for their reactions rather than the play. If they didn't take up the offer of a private showing, I don't see it happening.

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HILLARY AND CLINTON Reviews#22
Posted: 4/19/19 at 11:16am
A play about the Clintons attending a play about the Clintons would be pretty great.
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HILLARY AND CLINTON Reviews#23
Posted: 4/19/19 at 1:05pm

"I read their publicist has said they have no plans to see it."

Thanks for the information. It would be kind of weird for them to attend show but I was just curious since they love to go to Broadway shows.

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HILLARY AND CLINTON Reviews#24
Posted: 4/19/19 at 2:03pm

While ultimately sympathetic to her, I dont think this a particularly kind portrait of their relationship. Its an analysis of the forces that have held her down, and one of those forces is Bill. They'd be nuts to sit through it (though I'd bet money they've been given a script to read). 

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HILLARY AND CLINTON Reviews#25
Posted: 4/19/19 at 6:48pm
Mugging is my favorite kind of acting.