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Posted: 2/26/20 at 1:10pm
Tonight’s 8:00 show is at Lincoln Center TKTS for 20% off. Not a huge discount, but this is the first one I have seen

If anyone picks up TKTS, please post where your seats are.
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Posted: 2/26/20 at 1:58pm

If there is no filming in mega six, what do they say at the beginning?

 
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In London they open it with the line “get your phones out you’re gonna wanna film this”? Do they say something else entirely?

 

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Posted: 2/26/20 at 2:36pm

UnwoundFantasies said: "If there is no filming in mega six, what do they say at the beginning?

 
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In London they open it with theline “get your phones out you’re gonna wanna film this”? Do they say something else entirely?

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I don't really think it's a spoiler as it was reported on during the Boston run, but, in the spirit...

 
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I think they now say :something like "Tell all your friends. They're going to want to see this"

 

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Posted: 2/26/20 at 2:44pm

Impossible2 said: "uncageg said: "Impossible2 said: "Piparoo said: "Impossible2 said: "Piparoo said: "dramamama611 said: "I've said this before too. I find the whole filming thing ridiculous. It's not like you get bootlegs of every single performance of every other show on Broadway. 90% of the time its exactly the same. Its part of the "look at me" society."



This recording nonsense and the reports about audience shenanigans are twoof the reasons I chose to get tickets in front row mezzanine. Don’t have to worry about some stooge with a cell phone swinging their arms and screenin front of me, blocking my view. Here’s a novel idea, go to the theatre to be a part of a shared experience, one that is best held in memory, and don’t insert yourself into the performance. - Old fogey out.


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Tonight will be my 9th time seeing it in London and I have never once seen anything you’ve just described and I always sit in the stalls. Not many people even film the MegaSix tbh.I’ve never filmed it and nor have any of the people I’ve ever gone with.

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Perhaps the London audiences are different than Broadway...
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The absolute worst crowds I've seen on Broadway were both older. Hello Dolly was the worst by far and Come From Away the 2nd worst (admittedly this was a tour group of oldiesfrom Canada who'd come down to see the show...but still)and yet anything with a 'youth' audience is given a bad rep before the show has even opened.

It seems to me that this is a staffing issue over an audience issue and we do have the same problems here on occasion butpeople should be able to enjoy themselves...to a point!

Why are there 5 or 6 security guards standing outside the front door of the theatre instead of having a couple front of house to deter unruly behaviour/phones etc? I mean really, how were 2 people allowed to stand dancing in the front row for 75 minutes without something being done about it?

I don't think it is necessarily bad behaviour by people who are clearly just having a good time. The atmosphere and energy at Six is off the charts so some level of excitement is expected. But the problem of people going over board in a 'me me me' way is certainly something that needs to be handled by staff within the theatre as everyone deserves to have a good time not just a few.

I also think the sale of alcohol should be looked at as well. It's not a football game, it's the theatre."

Correct, it is the theatre.

So how about people learn how to act in a theater so those ushers and security people don't have to ask them to stop standing, recording, etc? Yes, it is bad behavior with no respect for those around them.



"It never stops older people, so why single these crowds out?"

Because we are talking about this specific crowd.



It maybe the first time a lot of these younger kids have ever been to thetheatre, whats their excuse?

"They were evidently not told how to behave in a theater"



"When I was a kid we were petrified of the ushers,their mere presence filled us with fear."

When I was a kid I was taught how to behave in public so I really wasn't afraid of ushers.



"A proper cleverly done announcement from the Queens like Great Comet used to do could also help perhaps?"

Probably not! Half the  audiences tend to ignore them. A lot talk right through them.

 

 

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Posted: 2/26/20 at 3:05pm

(in response to above) It's not a spoiler. At the beginning of the Megasix on Broadway, Anne of Cleves says "Everybody clap your hands" followed by Parr saying "but most importantly, get ready to dance".
 

It flows a lot better out loud in person than it sounds written out. 

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Posted: 2/26/20 at 8:46pm
Re: the costumes

On Mallory’s Instagram, she responded to someone that the alternates *will* have their own costumes, but they aren’t finished yet, which is why she had the regular Jane costume.
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Posted: 2/26/20 at 11:12pm

starcatchers said: "Re: the costumes

On Mallory’s Instagram, she responded to someone that the alternates *will* have their own costumes, but they aren’t finished yet, which is why she had the regular Jane costume.
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BOOOOOOO! That's a let down. I liked the idea of them being consistent. 

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Posted: 2/26/20 at 11:18pm
Saw the show this evening. I was sad to see Abby our but Mallory was really lovely.

Show was so much fun. Happy to have it here on Broadway.

ALSO, big shout out to the house manager at the Brooks. He helped with a problem I had and couldn’t have been more kind and lovely.
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Posted: 2/26/20 at 11:57pm
Very happy to hear Abby is taking time out of the show to recover, instead of “pushing through” like she did on Sunday night. Would’ve given anything to see an understudy perform the role as intended instead of Heart of Stone being whispered.
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Posted: 2/27/20 at 2:19pm

VotePeron said: " Very happy to hear Abby is taking time out of the show to recover, instead of “pushing through” like she did on Sunday night. Would’ve given anything to see an understudy perform the role as intended instead of Heart of Stone being whispered."

Recover?  The poor thing has to do what -- sing one song in a 75-minute show?  Must be so exhausting!!

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Posted: 2/27/20 at 2:29pm

JSquared2 said: "VotePeron said: " Very happy to hear Abby is taking time out of the show to recover, instead of “pushing through” like she did on Sunday night. Would’ve given anything to see an understudy perform the role as intended instead of Heart of Stone being whispered."

Recover? The poor thing has to do what -- sing one song in a 75-minute show? Must be so exhausting!!
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You definitely haven’t seen the show then if you don’t realize how exhausting it is. The London run is notable for how many injuries that cast goes through

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Posted: 2/27/20 at 2:38pm

JSquared2 said: "VotePeron said: " Very happy to hear Abby is taking time out of the show to recover, instead of “pushing through” like she did on Sunday night. Would’ve given anything to see an understudy perform the role as intended instead of Heart of Stone being whispered."

Recover? The poor thing has to do what -- sing one song in a 75-minute show? Must be so exhausting!!
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They all sing on every song except for one and 5 of them are off stage for about 20 seconds in the whole 80 minute show, the other one is on the whole show.

70 minutes of it is choreographed dance routines.

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Posted: 2/27/20 at 3:05pm

Also the song she solos on has some big belting.

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Posted: 2/27/20 at 3:18pm

Could anyone tell/message me what Cleves' costume reveal is? thanks :)

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Posted: 2/27/20 at 3:29pm

JSquared2 said: "VotePeron said: " Very happy to hear Abby is taking time out of the show to recover, instead of “pushing through” like she did on Sunday night. Would’ve given anything to see an understudy perform the role as intended instead of Heart of Stone being whispered."

Recover? The poor thing has to do what -- sing one song in a 75-minute show? Must be so exhausting!!
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So, you never take a day off from whatever it is you do if you’re feeling ill or run down? (Also, as others have said - the y are onstage singing and dancing through 99% of the show.) 

 

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Posted: 2/27/20 at 3:39pm

wickedlyanna said: "Could anyone tell/message me what Cleves' costume reveal is? thanks :)"

 
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When she's singing get down and says "..as he takes my fur", the girls loudly gasp and rip off her shorts and jacket - revealing a S&Mish looking blinged out body suit. GAGGGGGGGGGGG

 

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Posted: 2/27/20 at 3:40pm

Det95 said: "Really interesting article from the NYT about the development of the show.

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I love that. This show has really come such a long way. 

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Posted: 2/29/20 at 5:17pm

Saw SIX last (Friday) night. I sat (rear) Mezzanine, Row E, Seat 6 (more on that in a little bit). The young man in the next to last row of front mezzanine ahead of me was waving his hands, mouthing/singing? along, smiling from ear to ear, practically dancing in his seat during the show. He was clearly living his best life. Based on the frequent loud applause and verbal shows of approval throughout the show, he apparently wasn’t alone.

My experience was a little more muted. It’s a fun show for sure and I had a good time, but I’m glad I bought one of the cheaper seats ($99 = $113.70 with fees). I sat next to a guy and his girlfriend. After the show, I asked him what he thought and he also said it was fun, but he was glad they didn’t spend more on their seats.

As has been said a gazillion times, it’s basically an eighty-minute pop concert. Nothing wrong with that. The ladies all have remarkable voices. Abby Mueller (Jane Seymour) was out, but Mallory Maedke was great. In fact, she was one of my favorites. My other favorite was Brittney Mack (Anna of Cleves).

Now the things that muted my appreciation a notch. I’ve been to some amazing pop concerts (Madonna, Janet Jackson in her heyday, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, etc.) with spectacular stage designs, etc. While none of those ladies can match this cast’s powerhouse vocals, the show itself invites comparisons to those pop concert extravaganzas and at least for me (and probably just for me), it comes up just a tad short on that mark. It’s a small show comparatively so it was never going to be able to compete with those pop spectacles although the stage design is fun and certainly fits the show. That wouldn’t matter so much if it hit all the hallmarks of great musical theater.

But for me it’s missing at least a couple elements I consider crucial for great music theater. Even though there is at least one ballad (Heart of Stone) amidst the uptempo songs, for me it doesn’t possess the peaks and valleys that are integral for me when appreciating any great musical. By peaks and valleys, I mean tone and mood-wise, not necessarily tempo The peaks and valleys add extra resonance and nuance and depth to the show. This felt like it stayed on the same mood and (high!) energy level the whole time. Hamilton benefits from having both You’ll Be Back and My Shot, both Alexander Hamilton (the song) and It’s Quiet Uptown, both Non-Stop and Burn. Ditto for Wicked: both Popular and I’m Not That Girl, both The Wizard and I and Defying Gravity. Ditto for those pop concerts I mentioned. This instead feels like an 80-minute sugar rush. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but like eating a big bag of gummy bears, you are really only getting one flavor profile (SUGAR!) and you probably won’t find it very filling afterwards even though it was fun while you were chomping their little heads off with your teeth.

I think this relates to the other thing that stopped me from being that guy in front of me in the front mezzanine: I never felt a real connection to the queens. The songs of course are not designed to move the plot along. They’re mostly there for each queen to tell her story in 3 to 7 minutes. But, for me, it felt like we were being told what happened without the benefit of showing it or getting a sense of each queen’s interior life.

I know that a lot has been said about Six being a big contender for best musical score at the Tony’s because it’s one of the few musicals with original music in a year filled with jukebox musicals. That’s likely true, but I don’t know if how original some the songs are. Each song/queen is meant to evoke certain pop divas, but sometimes it seemed a bit like copyright infringement. (Destiny Child’s Survivor, anyone?) The songs are certainly catchy. In fact, I must’ve been quite the sight while I was waiting for my hotel shuttle after I got back to the Secaucus train station. Ear buds in, stomping my feet, moving to the beat. I can’t recall if Sing Street is eligible for best original score, but if it is, I could see it or Flying Over Sunset giving SIX a big run for the money. I also don’t know if I see this winning Best Musical, but it’s certainly possible.

All of this makes it seem like I had a lot less fun time than I actually did. I just think the hype for this show raised my expectations to levels it couldn’t quite meet. I don’t see me trying to see it again. I love sugar, but I don’t eat Sour Patch Kids everyday.

Clearly I’m in the minority though based on the enthusiastic audience last night and avid fan repeat business. As I was making my way out of the theater, I overheard a lady commenting to her companion that she wasn’t sure how long they can keep attracting new ticket buyers. That’s not a concern - they have an avid fan base doing crazy repeat business plus lots of buzz. Make no mistake about it - this is a big fat hit.

Another note about the fans. The ushers (who were awesome last night) were talking to me before the show and one of them said the fans sometimes take a bunch of the playbills when they’re not looking. Some nights, this results in them having to tell the last people to be seated that they have run out of playbills. We discussed what people would hope to gain by taking a stack of playbills. The usher wondered if they are selling them on eBay. Seems unlikely, but I guess it’s possible. Maybe they’re grabbing them for friends who aren’t there and possibly hoping to get them all signed at stage door. Who knows?

Regarding my seat, I bought it because it was comparatively cheaper than most of the other seats in the theater and because on the seat map, it looked like it might be on the side aisle. Well, there is no side aisle. The seat abuts the wall of the stairwell. There is no wall in front though. Just a half curtain thankfully because without that there would not have been much legroom. I was able to dangle my long legs under the curtain. I must’ve been quite the sight. One of the ushers asked me if I was going to be okay. He said he could talk to the house manager about moving me to a jump seat. I wasn’t sure what that view would be like and I loved the view from my seat so politely declined as long as it was okay to dangle my legs during the show. He said that was fine. He also said if I changed my mind before the show begin to let him know. Still a relatively good bargain.

Also, one more note about the audience. I didn’t see anybody standing and dancing during the show which I was relieved about. And maybe it’s because there were only the three of us in our row but I didn’t see any distracting behaviors around me. Even the guy in front mezzanine wasn’t annoying to me because he was clearly having such a good time and the pop concert vibe encourages his behavior.

Before the show, I bought the magnet, program, and the “I’m The Queen of the Castle” t-shirt.

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Any discount codes for this?
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steven22 said: "Any discount codes for this? "

It’s selling really well so they don’t need to discount. Plus aren’t they giving out 60 (30 $40 box office/30 $30 digital lottery) rush tickets for every show?

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Nicole Kyoung- Mi Lambert is going to be on as Catherine of Aragon for both performances today!
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Det95 said: "Really interesting article from the NYT about the development of the show.

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Can someone spoiler-tag explain what the "crowd-pleasing costume reveal" is?

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angoradebs said: "Det95 said: "Really interesting article from the NYT about the development of the show.

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Can someone spoiler-tag explain what the "crowd-pleasing costume reveal" is?
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I did! Above

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Ryantheatrekid said: "Nicole Kyoung- Mi Lambert is going to be on as Catherine of Aragon for both performances today!"

She was PHENOMENAL when I saw her in Chicago.  While the original US Catherine is very good - Nicole brings a very latin flair to the role, which balances out the group (which is kinda of R&B Diva heavy).  

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