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'Present Laughter' transfer?

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'Present Laughter' transfer?#1
Posted: 6/28/19 at 1:45am

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Rialto-Chatter-Is-Matthew-Warchus-Production-of-PRESENT-LAUGHTER-Headed-To-Broadway-20190627

Is this really necessary, so soon?

Updated On: 6/28/19 at 01:45 AM
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Posted: 6/28/19 at 3:06am
It seems like ultra-speedy transfers across the Atlantic are becoming increasingly common. This isn’t as rapid as the Betrayal transfer, but a 10 month gap is far less that the 18 months - 2 year average.

Andrew Scott is brilliant, and this production has been acclaimed in the U.K., but a new revival of Pressmt Laughter just THREE years after the Tony-wining previous one is a bit OTT. Andrew Scott is probably doing something different from Kevin Kline, but it’s still the same overadapted play...
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#3
Posted: 6/28/19 at 4:17am

between this and Betrayal I give up, this is so absurd if a production with Kevin Klein couldnt move tickets how is this going to?

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Posted: 6/28/19 at 7:46am
Awfully soon for this, but it IS a bit different. This production has a spin: the central character is gay, and the women in his life are now men.
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#5
Posted: 6/28/19 at 9:04am

LightsOut90 said: "between this and Betrayal I give up, this is so absurd if a production with Kevin Klein couldnt move tickets how is this going to?"

It did recoup with Kevin Kline. 

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#6
Posted: 6/28/19 at 9:08am

As someone who has not seen Betrayal or Present Laughter, Im excited for both of these! 

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Posted: 6/28/19 at 10:10am

Yes but...can Andrew Scott just do a one man Sexy Priest show? Like a rebuttal to Fleabag? 

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Posted: 6/28/19 at 11:44am

carnzee said: "LightsOut90 said: "between this and Betrayal I give up, this is so absurd if a production with Kevin Klein couldnt move tickets how is this going to?"

It did recoup with Kevin Kline.
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as far as I can tell it did not

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#9
Posted: 6/28/19 at 11:56am

I went during previews to the 2017 version with Kline, but this remains one of the worst shows I've ever seen. It was a disaster. Entire mezzanine was sleeping when I looked around. If phones had been allowed it would have made for a great photo- literally rows of people passed out.

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Posted: 6/28/19 at 12:08pm

Cyndawg said: "Is this really necessary, so soon?"

No, it is not. I'm sure Andrew Scott is great but find another show to do!!! It's Noel Coward's worst play, and Scott doesn't mean anything over here.

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Seriously?#11
Posted: 6/28/19 at 3:30pm

We just had Kline in this role and not long before that, Victor Garber did a revival. I really don't know that this play is popular enough to warrant another revival this soon.

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