SING STREET Will Transfer To Broadway

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 12:10am

We knew it was coming but boy oh boy I don't know how these producers think this production will succeed on Bway after what I saw on stage at the NYTW. I wish them luck, maybe they are making significant changes during the downtown run?

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 12:14am
Artwork is pretty fun, if not a bit bright considering the content of the show (singstreet.com is the official URL).

Have to say I am really disappointed to see that Gus Halper is noticeably not listed in any of the press releases, nor on the show’s website cast. He was a highlight of the show for me but it seems he won’t transfer with the show.
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Posted: 1/8/20 at 12:16am

theaterdude2 said: "We knew it was coming but boy oh boy I don't know how these producers think this production will succeed on Bway after what I saw on stage at the NYTW. I wish them luck, maybe they are making significant changes during the downtown run?"

the press release makes it sound like changes will be occuring...

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 12:16am
Doesn’t seem like they’ve given themselves a ton of time to promote the show, etc.

Too bad Tiffany isn’t directing.
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Posted: 1/8/20 at 12:26am

LightsOut90 said: "theaterdude2 said: "We knew it was coming but boy oh boy I don't know how these producers think this production will succeed on Bway after what I saw on stage at the NYTW. I wish them luck, maybe they are making significant changes during the downtown run?"

the press release makes it sound like changes will be occuring...
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I’m genuinely curious which press release you got that impression from? 

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 12:34am

Per NYT:

"Taichman said on Tuesday that the creative team was already at work revising the show.

“We’re looking at a lot of things — among them, how to nail the tone of the piece exactly right, and how to explode the world of New Romantics and synthesizers and 1980s pop music into the room more,” she said. “We have listened to the wonderful audiences we’ve had, and have learned a tremendous amount, and we are now thrilled to have the opportunity to make the show better.”"

 

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/08/theater/sing-street-broadway.html

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 12:44am

VotePeron said: "Per NYT:"

AKA not a press release.

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 12:44am
Was Taichman always attached? Is this her first “big” musical?
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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:00am

I wish them the best and I look forward to seeing the show again on Broadway. In the 1980s I was in a New Wave band much like Sing Street and seeing the show this past Sunday night was like a walk down memory lane for me. I was lucky enough to see Ilan on as Conor ... maybe it was his Broadway audition to see if he could get through the the whole show from start to finish before announcing him today as the Conor understudy. He was wonderful. The show was very .... choppy. I think one thing that would help would be to play some of that great new wave music in the background during the many lengthy dialog scenes and let the music help lead one scene to the next.

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 7:58am
In case people weren’t following the other thread, I’ll re-iterate my thoughts from over there:

I loved this show when I saw the first preview, and I’ve been disappointed by the tepid response from audiences and critics.

I’m really happy for them that they’ll be going to Broadway, because it’s always gratifying in some way to see a show you enjoyed get taken to Broadway to be seen by a wider audience, and to help it become part of the canon more fully.

But I’m skeptical about this show’s commercial viability. The movie was only a cult charmer, not nearly as much of a recognizable phenomenon as many of the other films that become Broadway shows. So they’ll be relying largely on word of mouth, awards, and reviews in order to sell this as a prestige piece. And while I personally think the show is good enough to deserve all that, many people don’t. So I’m concerned that they won’t get the “prestige” momentum they need to stay afloat.
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Posted: 1/8/20 at 8:32am

I loved this, so I am very excited to see this come to Broadway! I thought the show was 80% Broadway ready when I saw it. I think it could use some slight changes and tweaks here and there. Here's to hoping this catches on!

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 10:15am

I think a lot of people will be turned off by this show just by the description.  New Romantics, synthesizers and 80s pop is a very specific genre with a very specific audience.  And the reviews weren't good.

I have to say, I'm tired of the "overly-enthusiastic-youngsters-rockin-out-and-shouting-lyrics-from-the-lip-of-the-stage" genre.  It seems like every other month there's a new one, and it's a tiresome trope at this point.

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 10:21am

AADA81 said: "I have to say, I'm tired of the "overly-enthusiastic-youngsters-rockin-out-and-shouting-lyrics-from-the-lip-of-the-stage" genre. It seems like every other month there's a new one, and it's a tiresome trope at this point."

Well said. I wish this show the best, but I've yet to hear a positive review or something that would lead me to believe it would be worth seeing.

 

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 10:53am

While I loved the movie, I'm honestly shocked by the transfer. It's not the reviews were bombastic enough to justify fast-tracking it to Broadway. I do hope they have enough time to address all the criticisms, but honestly, I'm a bit worried.



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Posted: 1/8/20 at 11:19am

theatregoer3 said: "AADA81 said: "I have to say, I'm tired of the "overly-enthusiastic-youngsters-rockin-out-and-shouting-lyrics-from-the-lip-of-the-stage" genre. It seems like every other month there's a new one, and it's a tiresome trope at this point."

Well said. I wish this show the best, but I've yet to hear a positive review or something that would lead me to believe it would be worth seeing.




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I think there were a number of positive reviews from posters, unless you're talking about critics reviews only.  Despite half of board bagging on this show, I frankly, thought it was one of the better musicals I've seen in almost year (maybe since Hadestown), both on and off-broadway, and I've seen the majority of musicals that are currently running or have that have opened during this time.  I thought for the most part, the performances of the main characters were great, and don't see any of the criticism I've read from others about lack of character development or story problems. I never saw the film, so I had nothing to compare it to, but also, nothing to judge it against other than itself.

Nearly everyone around me during the performance I went to seemed to thoroughly enjoy this as well. In an environment where most of broadway is littered with storyless, characterless bio-musicals, I don't see why Sing Street couldn't easily be a solid success, even in its current state.  Is there room for improvement?  Definitely.  But I found this infinitely more enjoyable than 80% of what's currently playing.

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 11:32am

I was just looking at tickets. The first three rows center are marked as premium for $300. Unless they are planning on lowering that stage there is nothing premium about the first three rows. That's one of the higher stages I've seen. I destroyed my neck being close for a few shows. 

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 12:09pm

ccbway said: "theatregoer3 said: "AADA81 said: "I have to say, I'm tired of the "overly-enthusiastic-youngsters-rockin-out-and-shouting-lyrics-from-the-lip-of-the-stage" genre. It seems like every other month there's a new one, and it's a tiresome trope at this point."

Well said. I wish this show the best, but I've yet to hear a positive review or something that would lead me to believe it would be worth seeing.




I think there were a number of positive reviews from posters, unless you're talking about critics reviews only.


Yes, I was only referring to critics' reviews, in terms of potential customers who might see negative reviews and choose not to attend.  That's all I meant.

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 12:53pm

I really enjoyed the show at NYTW! I've never seen the film, but I liked the subject manner, and the songs were catchy. I agree that it's a little rough around the edges, and I'd love to see what they end up changing, but it has a lot of heart. If I had to pick between seeing Moulin Rouge again and seeing this again, I'd go for this in a heartbeat. 

Happy that a bigger audience will get a chance to see it, though I'm guessing it won't last all that long in such a crowded season with so little lead time. 

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:20pm

They're doing a workshop this month as they finish up their NYTW run, so work is being done... just a question of how much is feasibly possible in such a short turnaround time. 

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:20pm

Bettyboy72 said: "I was just looking at tickets. The first three rows center are marked as premium for $300. Unless they are planning on lowering that stage there is nothing premium about the first three rows. That's one of the higher stages I've seen. I destroyed my neck being close for a few shows."

I was thinking the exact same thing.  The base stage at the Lyceum is high - every show I’ve ever seen at the Lyceum has had a very high stage.  
 

I was very disappointed to see that the first 3 rows were premium.  And what’s with holding back every premium aisle seat?? For my dates in June, the first 3 rows are all premium at $300 but they are holding back every aisle seat on each side .... I have never seen that done. If I was going to pay for premium seats I would want aisle seats if it all possible.  Are they expecting 6 single individuals to buy all 6 of the aisle seats at a higher price down the road?  Weird decision.

 

I wanted to buy 4 tickets and there are no seats offered at regular price that I would be willing to buy for the dates we will be in NYC in June.  There are a few good seats  available for previews but those don’t help me.  I guess we’ll see Six for $159 instead.

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:23pm

I kept seeing posts here saying, for certain, that this was moving and I, honestly kept doubting it.

The show has a lot of potential, but it's all unrealized. If the book is not re-written, it will undermine the entire production. I hope they work on it (a lot) and I wish them well, but this is nowhere near ready to be on Broadway, just as it wasn't ready for NYTW.

Curious if anyone believes this tiny show with no set could possibly cost $11 Million to produce or is that just speculation.

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:32pm

wolfwriter said: "Curious if anyone believes this tiny show with no set could possibly cost $11 Million to produce or is that just speculation."

I also thought that was very high. The lead producers have to send out this number to potential investors, so it wouldn't surprise me if the NYT got their hands on a copy of the budget. I'm assuming a lot of this is development costs, but even this is high for a show of this size.

 

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Posted: 1/8/20 at 1:33pm
$11 million sounds about right. That’s not that high for a musical (the similarly small Be More Chill was $9 million) and don’t forget they also have to pay for all the song rights for the 80s songs they use. Maybe a little higher than I would expect but not much.
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Posted: 1/8/20 at 2:28pm

How would a show that's smaller than BMC have such a higher cost? Odd.