A fair point, haterobics. For what it's worth, I would like to like Kushner's post- and pre- Angels In America work more than I actually do.
I bought this without knowing what I signed onto, so now I'm wondering if that was the right decision, heh.
Did I miss the actual reviews? This just opened on Tuesday.
This was a terrible show for me, but there is, quite literally, not ONE public review about it. That is a little crazy. Tons of shows get terrible reviews, and they cannot hide them. What is going on?
Yes, that's right. I don't know why I didn't just look it up, but haterobics is usually accurate. hehehe
ModernMillie3 said: "Yes, that's right. I don't know why I didn't just look it up, but haterobics is usually accurate. hehehe "Well, I did use what one would imagine is an accurate source, the Public Theater website for this show, and their calendar still has the 19th listed as opening night: https://publictheater.org/productions/season/1920/bright-room/
I don't see it there, but I checked Playbill, Theater Mania, and the NYT, which all list it as the 25th. That's bizarre.
On the ticket calendar/schedule, there is a star on the 19th and if you mouse on that date, it says opening night.
Well, I guess they are having two opening nights, fun!
I was there over the weekend and it was a disappointment. It really doesn't make a point beyond "fascism is bad and if we don't do something about Trump now, we're in trouble" and it felt like preaching to the choir. The actors are all very good but the direction is lacking so now of the performances are amazing. Plus it's long (about 3 hours, regardless of them billing it as 2:45) and the first act in particular drags.
Hollywood Reporter: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/a-bright-room-called-day-theater-review-1257931Daily Beast: https://www.thedailybeast.com/a-bright-room-called-day-tony-kushner-connects-hitler-reagan-and-trump-and-fefu-and-her-friends
Unless they were hoping to extend or move it, the production's nearly sold-out as it is, and the remaining seats will be bought by people intrigued by Brantley's raves for the cast.Hopefully this well-cast, well-designed production will be a sense of closure for Kushner and Eustis's 30-year journey with this pay.
ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "Unless they were hoping to extend or move it, the production's nearly sold-out as it is, and the remaining seats will be bought by people intrigued by Brantley's raves for the cast."Let's hope so, since as soon as I read the reviews, I put my seats on StubHub.
I saw this last night and very much liked it. Yes, it's lesser Kushner- but lesser Kushner is a greater height than many can reach. The cast is excellent, aside from a decidedly off performance from Grace Gummer. The final scene is quite the gut punch, I thought- chill-inducing. The production is well-paced and clips along in its 2:45-ish run time.But sold out it very much was not. There were many empty seats- and, sadly, many more after intermission.
I just got an e-mail this morning that the show got an extension. They're adding an extra week of performances, bringing the closing date to Dec. 22 instead of the 15.
If anyone wants two tickets for next Thursday at 7, I accidentally bought a pair for the night of my office holiday party. Would love to sell for face value ($70 each) but am flexible!
I mentioned above that I am selling three tickets for this Saturday afternoon on StubHub, but if anyone here wants them, I'll sell you them without the extra fees. Three seats, center section, Row F, on an aisle. $180 for all three.
This is extending a week, which means Michael Urie will close this on Sunday and start previews for Grand Horizons on Mondayhttp://www.playbill.com/article/tony-kushners-a-bright-room-called-day-extends-off-broadwayEdit: Urie is leaving Bright Room on 12/15https://twitter.com/michaelurie/status/1202312533757120512
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