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New Boston Pre-Broadway Engagement

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New Boston Pre-Broadway Engagement#1
Posted: 9/9/19 at 4:46pm

Emerson Colonial just announced on their FB a new Pre-Broadway Engagement is coming soon.

A funny revival by a prolific playwright..with two big stars...

Anyone have any ideas??

https://www.facebook.com/EmersonColonial/?ref=br_rs

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New Boston Pre-Broadway Engagement#2
Posted: 9/9/19 at 4:51pm
It's a video; direct link here:
https://www.facebook.com/EmersonColonial/videos/1179638902221927/
"This thread reads like a series of White House memos." — Mister Matt
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New Boston Pre-Broadway Engagement#3
Posted: 9/9/19 at 5:07pm
Another hint is these two actors worked together before, but it's been 20 years. Interesting
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New Boston Pre-Broadway Engagement#4
Posted: 9/9/19 at 5:07pm

I'm guessing "The Odd Couple," but no clue who the stars might be.  Sounds intriguing though.  Hopefully a GOOD Boston tryout like "Moulin Rouge" not a BAD tryout like "Magic Mike."  For those here in Boston/Cambridge, it's great to see more out-of-town tryouts like the old days. 

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New Boston Pre-Broadway Engagement#5
Posted: 9/9/19 at 5:49pm

I also am getting reports of The Odd Couple - Walter Bobbie was in talks to do a female Odd Couple a few years back...perhaps this is it?

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New Boston Pre-Broadway Engagement#6
Posted: 9/9/19 at 6:10pm

There’s a Neil Simon revival happening on Broadway in the Spring with a famous married couple that is not “The Odd Couple”.

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New Boston Pre-Broadway Engagement#7
Posted: 9/9/19 at 6:31pm
Plaza Suite, a few weeks in Boston before coming to Hudson Theatre (ATG). Starring SJP and Matthew Boderick.
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New Boston Pre-Broadway Engagement#8
Posted: 9/9/19 at 6:39pm
Yep.
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New Boston Pre-Broadway Engagement#9
Posted: 9/9/19 at 6:45pm
Well that’ll be a hot ticket.
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New Boston Pre-Broadway Engagement#10
Posted: 9/9/19 at 6:56pm
Well if true this can take all the money I have. Cannot wait!!!
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New Boston Pre-Broadway Engagement#11
Posted: 9/10/19 at 12:07am

Any idea what dates the Boston run will be? Would be fabulous if this coincided with my trip there.

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New Boston Pre-Broadway Engagement#12
Posted: 9/10/19 at 6:47am
Anyone know when this should be getting announced?
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New Boston Pre-Broadway Engagement#13
Posted: 9/10/19 at 8:05am

Mike Barrett said: "Anyone know when this should be getting announced?"

They didn't say any specific date, just sometime this week. 

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New Boston Pre-Broadway Engagement#14
Posted: 9/10/19 at 8:41am

If this is going to be a spring opening on Bway, I'm expecting this to play in late January or February. Jersey Boys tour is booked in mid March for a week, and Chicago is booked for May for a week as well. Id expect this to basically play the month of February at the Colonial. Unless they pull a Frankie and Johnny and go for a May/June opening, but I doubt that. 

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Posted: 9/10/19 at 8:58am

super exciting news if it's all confirmed and true.  never saw Plaza Suite but at one time or another caught the other suites - California, London...

interesting decision to do a pre Broadway in Boston (in the dead of winter???) right before heading down to Broadway. 

 

whatever became of the proposed RUMORS revival?

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Posted: 9/10/19 at 9:14am

MB historically has trouble learning his lines, and SJP hasn't been onstage in a few years, so an OOT tryout is probably a good way to work out the jitters.

I'm curious about how a Neil Simon play will resonate in 2019...and also who will be directing/producing.

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Posted: 9/10/19 at 9:14am
http://plazasuitebroadway.com/

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New Boston Pre-Broadway Engagement#18
Posted: 9/10/19 at 9:36am

ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "MB historically has trouble learning his lines, and SJP hasn't been onstage in a few years, so an OOT tryout is probably a good way to work out the jitters.

I'm curious about how a Neil Simon play will resonate in 2019...and also who will be directing/producing.
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I have no info, and heard nothing, but this sounds like a Jerry Zaks show

 

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Posted: 9/10/19 at 9:38am

VernonGersch said: "super exciting news if it's all confirmed and true. never saw Plaza Suite but at one time or another caught the other suites - California, London...

interesting decision to do a pre Broadway in Boston (in the dead of winter???) right before heading down to Broadway.



whatever became of the proposed RUMORS revival?
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Winter likely won't have much of an effect on sales. Winter doesn't really scare us honestly. Especially if this is only a 3-4 week pre broadway, should sell quite well actually id imagine. 

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New Boston Pre-Broadway Engagement#20
Posted: 9/10/19 at 10:01am

ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "MB historically has trouble learning his lines, and SJP hasn't been onstage in a few years, so an OOT tryout is probably a good way to work out the jitters.

I'm curious about how a Neil Simon play will resonate in 2019...and also who will be directing/producing.
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According to their website, this is playing in Boston from Feb 5-22, directed by John Benjamin Hickey (Will this interfere with his part in The Inheritance at all?) and playing the Hudson in the Spring for a limited engagement, March 13-July 12.