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The New Group: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

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The New Group: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice #1
Posted: 10/13/19 at 5:22pm

I know The New Group tends to be hit or miss (and lately, miss) in terms of shows, but I have to admit I'm intrigued by this?

https://thenewgroup.org/production/bob-carol-ted-alice-the-new-group/

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The New Group: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice #2
Posted: 10/13/19 at 5:40pm
How has the show been a hit or miss lately?
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The New Group: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice #3
Posted: 10/13/19 at 5:45pm

LunaFairy said: "How has the show been a hit or miss lately?"

I didn't mean this show-it hasn't even opened yet. I mean the company itself hasn't had a lot of hits recently. Or am I wrong? 

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The New Group: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice #4
Posted: 10/13/19 at 6:01pm

I know nothing of Sheik's version of Bob&Carol&Ted&Alice, but I think I'm still going to prefer Cy Coleman's I Love My Wife - and that was not a great show, but was a lot of fun to watch The Smothers Brothers in.

I also know nothing of Jackie Hoffman's version: David and Jodi and David and Jackie.

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The New Group: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice #5
Posted: 10/14/19 at 10:03am

New Group has been very disappointing recently.  I'm not getting sucked into this one until I see casting, but the creative looks good. 

Here is my list of underwhelming shows of theirs we have seen.  Sweet Charity was really good, but not:

Whirlygig

All the Fine Boys

Daddy

Clueless

Happy Talk

 

 

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The New Group: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice #6
Posted: 10/14/19 at 11:47am

Wee Thomas2 said: "New Group has been very disappointing recently. I'm not getting sucked into this one until I see casting, but the creative looks good.

Here is my list of underwhelming shows of theirs we have seen. Sweet Charity was really good, but not:

Whirlygig

All the Fine Boys

Daddy

Clueless

Happy Talk




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Clueless...oh man. I thought it was fun, but that's really it. But I actually liked Happy Talk! 

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The New Group: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice #7
Posted: 1/14/20 at 10:53am
TodayTix is having a flash sale for the first few performances of this today - $30-45 + fees. Tempting.

Previews start Thursday. Has anyone heard anything more about this?
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The New Group: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice #8
Posted: 1/14/20 at 11:03am

GreasedLightning said: "TodayTix is having a flash sale for the first few performances of this today - $30-45 + fees. Tempting.

Previews start Thursday. Has anyone heard anything more about this?
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Apart from the plot (which I'm intrigued by) absolutely nothing. But I am tempted to see it...maybe....

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The New Group: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice #9
Posted: 1/15/20 at 2:20pm
Is there ANY buzz on this...?

For a world premiere musical with a relatively high-profile cast and creative team, I’m baffled by the lack of buzz.
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The New Group: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice #10
Posted: 1/15/20 at 2:40pm

I'm assuming some of you are familiar with this theatre and wondering if there are any sections to avoid sitting in?

 

 

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Posted: 1/15/20 at 2:47pm

Zero buzz at all, I do plan to see it. Alice by Heart was a massive bomb, so hopefully Duncan can redeem himself with this.

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The New Group: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice #12
Posted: 1/15/20 at 2:51pm

Huss417 said: "I'm assuming some of you are familiar with this theatre and wondering if there are any sections to avoid sitting in?

Since the configuration of this theater changes based on show, it really depends on the show/set. But in my experience, the mezzanine seats are usually awful.

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The New Group: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice #13
Posted: 1/15/20 at 5:32pm
It’s usually a thrust stage configuration with seating on three sides, never more than 6-7 rows deep. Based on the seating chart for this show, I assume it’s the same! I’ve never had trouble (I’ve sat in all 3 sections) but I’d agree with little_sally and avoid the mezzanine.

It’s funny, after the conversation of this thread about zero buzz I’m now getting slammed with ads. Someone’s listening......
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The New Group: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice #14
Posted: 1/15/20 at 5:46pm

Totally agree about Alice by Heart - but it was in a new theater so I got to experience that. I thought that the musical had its moments, but not enough of them. But, I am intrigued by this show. More contemporary setting and subject matter may make a big difference.

As for the theater, I echo the prior postings - there aren't that many rows in this configuration, all seats are pretty close, and mezzanine is not very good.

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The New Group: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice #15
Posted: 1/16/20 at 1:34pm

Use code 2for1 for 2 for 1 tickets on https://thenewgroup.org/production/bob-carol-ted-alice-the-new-group/tickets/

Purchases made by Jan 26th only. The lower prices are in previews. I got 2 tickets for $91 after fees.

Updated On: 1/16/20 at 01:34 PM