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ACT in SF selling tix to streaming GLORIA and TONI STONE

Pashacar
Leading Actor
joined:11/2/18
Leading Actor | Joined: 11/2/18

Just bought a "ticket" to stream BJJ's Gloria after the run got cut short. A great idea and glad they were able to act so quickly to do something to raise funds and make art available during this crisis. In my case, they're getting revenue from an East Coaster they never would have otherwise.

If you'd like to buy a ticket to watch either, here's the link.

Now I just need an Unknown Soldier stream!

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Susanswerphone
Broadway Star
joined:4/26/14
Broadway Star | Joined: 4/26/14
Thanks. I'm buying Gloria. Would also love to see Unknown Soldier as I had a ticket for last weekend.
UncleCharlie
Broadway Legend
joined:6/26/16
Broadway Legend | Joined: 6/26/16
I saw Gloria live the last Friday before everything shut down last week. It was excellent.
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Broadway Legend | Joined: 7/22/03

This is great. THANK YOU for that link.

Can you hear me now? Twit: @NamoInExile
bear88
Broadway Star
joined:4/26/16
Broadway Star | Joined: 4/26/16

I got the notice from ACT and was pleased, because I have heard nothing but good things about Gloria and had planned to see it in person. I'm waiting for my wife to return before checking it out.

Tom5
Broadway Star
joined:9/23/11
Broadway Star | Joined: 9/23/11

I would hope Broadway will do something similar for Plaza Suite and especially the musical The Bedwetter. It would also give people not in the New York area the opportunity to see them (They won't be flying in).Otherwise, I'm afraid, both will disappear forever.

Pashacar
Leading Actor
joined:11/2/18
Leading Actor | Joined: 11/2/18

Tom5 said: "I would hope Broadway will do something similar for Plaza Suite and especially the musical The Bedwetter. It would also give people not in the New York area the opportunity to see them (They won't be flying in).Otherwise, I'm afraid, both will disappear forever."

This is sort of a separate discussion, but my assumption with shows that have not yet started performances is that many will simply be postponed. Especially at nonprofits, where they can simply add something like The Bedwetter to their next season.

bear88
Broadway Star
joined:4/26/16
Broadway Star | Joined: 4/26/16

Berkeley Rep offer for School Girls

#8
Posted: 3/22/20 at 2:05am
The Berkeley Rep is offering School Girls on the BroadwayHD platform. For whatever reason, the deadline is midnight West Coast time tonight (or 3 am East Coast time). I don’t know why the artificial deadline. I ordered School Girls a few minutes ago. I haven’t ordered the ACT plays yet because I have a little more time.
LarryD2
Broadway Legend
joined:9/1/14
Broadway Legend | Joined: 9/1/14

Berkeley Rep offer for School Girls

#9
Posted: 3/23/20 at 1:34pm

Pashacar said: "Tom5 said: "I would hope Broadway will do something similar for Plaza Suite and especially the musical The Bedwetter. It would also give people not in the New York area the opportunity to see them (They won't be flying in).Otherwise, I'm afraid, both will disappear forever."

This is sort of a separate discussion, but my assumption with shows that have not yet started performances is that many will simply be postponed. Especially at nonprofits, where they can simply add something like The Bedwetter to their next season.
"

As someone who's worked in administration at a major NFP theater, I can tell you that it's not as easy as shifting a show to next season if a production is suspended or canceled. You need to ensure that the cast and creative team are going to be available when the production is rescheduled -- or you need to be able to move forward with new people, which is its own hassle. It's not as simple as moving something from column A to column B.

OffOnBwayHi
Stand-by
joined:5/30/19
Stand-by | Joined: 5/30/19

Berkeley Rep offer for School Girls

#10
Posted: 3/24/20 at 5:46pm

Has anyone received their link to view this yet? I purchased a ticket last Friday and it said we should get the link the next day...

Just seeing if I'm alone.

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MarkBearSF
Broadway Legend
joined:1/25/11
Broadway Legend | Joined: 1/25/11

Berkeley Rep offer for School Girls

#11
Posted: 3/24/20 at 9:07pm

OffOnBwayHi said: "Has anyone received their link to view this yet? I purchased a ticket last Friday and it said we should get the linkthe next day...

Just seeing if I'm alone.
"

I was wondering the same thing. (Could've gone to junk mail folder, but I'm pretty good at monitoring that too)

 

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LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Broadway Legend | Joined: 3/7/05

Berkeley Rep offer for School Girls

#12
Posted: 3/25/20 at 12:14am

I bought my ticket over the weekend and haven't gotten anything yet. It did say "a week," so I wonder if it's not something they could automate and some poor staffer working from home has to go through and process these themselves?

"This thread reads like a series of White House memos." — Mister Matt
LarryD2
Broadway Legend
joined:9/1/14
Broadway Legend | Joined: 9/1/14

Berkeley Rep offer for School Girls

#13
Posted: 3/25/20 at 9:00am

ACT's website is now advertising that you'll receive your video link within 24 hours of making a donation, and that productions will be streamable through April 5.

I made donations for both GLORIA and TONI STONE eight days ago and still haven't received a link for either.

Obviously this is a crazy time for the company, but they do still need to follow through on their promises. Let's see if links are sent out by the end of the business week...

ozone81
Swing
joined:12/29/06
Swing | Joined: 12/29/06

Berkeley Rep offer for School Girls

#14
Posted: 3/25/20 at 1:52pm
I made my donation to ACT on Wednesday of last week. On Thursday I got an email saying it would be ready on Monday and on Monday I received the email with instructions.
ozone81
Swing
joined:12/29/06
Swing | Joined: 12/29/06

Berkeley Rep offer for School Girls

#15
Posted: 3/25/20 at 1:52pm
I made my donation to ACT on Wednesday of last week. On Thursday I got an email saying it would be ready on Monday and on Monday I received the email with instructions.
OffOnBwayHi
Stand-by
joined:5/30/19
Stand-by | Joined: 5/30/19

Berkeley Rep offer for School Girls

#16
Posted: 3/25/20 at 2:41pm

I got the email fro ACT late last night.

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AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
Broadway Legend | Joined: 7/15/06

Berkeley Rep offer for School Girls

#17
Posted: 3/25/20 at 2:46pm
I still haven’t received my links after ordering on March 17.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
bear88
Broadway Star
joined:4/26/16
Broadway Star | Joined: 4/26/16

I ordered Gloria last night and received the link today. I have to set things up on my television to watch it. (The play is also available on an app.) It's on Vimeo.

I also got a link today to the play I ordered last week from the Berkeley Rep, School Girls, or The African Mean Girls Play. It is on BroadwayHD, and you get a 30-day free tryout to see other recorded shows. I'll try to set that one up to watch on our television.

Both plays must be watched by early April. Gloria must be viewed by April 5, School Girls by April 8.

For everyone not from the San Francisco Bay Area, it's a a chance to catch these plays. ACT also has a play, Toni Stone, that had Opening Night and then closed. I can't vouch for the quality of the recordings yet, as I just got the emails.

Updated On: 3/26/20 at 06:22 PM
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Synecdoche2
Stand-by
joined:4/22/17
Stand-by | Joined: 4/22/17

Was quite impressed with Gloria. For those of us who remember Eric Ting's excellent Octoroon at Berkeley Rep, (an improvement on the SoHo Rep production imo) it seems he has quite the knack for directing Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.

OffOnBwayHi
Stand-by
joined:5/30/19
Stand-by | Joined: 5/30/19

The ACT  production of GLORIA was impressive. Just watched tonight. The video quality is decent. Very TOFT at the Lincoln Center, maybe a step below. Don't except PBS quality, but it is watchable.

With that being said, so happy they did this and glad I was able to support!

LarryD2
Broadway Legend
joined:9/1/14
Broadway Legend | Joined: 9/1/14

I finally got my links yesterday and watched GLORIA last night. I agree that it is well shot, though not what you'd expect for a commercial release (which, of course, this isn't).

In general, I found the acting and direction less impressive than in the New York production. (The actors who played Gloria/Nan and Miles were particularly weak IMO.) But I was grateful for the chance to see the play again, which I think is superb.

Will watch TONI STONE (which I missed at Roundabout) tonight.