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'The Light in the Piazza'

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'The Light in the Piazza' #1
Posted: 3/22/09 at 9:50am
Does anyone know the running time of this show? I wonder if there's a train back to London afterwards.
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #2
Posted: 3/22/09 at 1:06pm
"Does anyone know the running time of this show?"

No.

"I wonder if there's a train back to London afterwards."

The National Rail Timetables website will help you.
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #2
Posted: 3/22/09 at 1:51pm
We're at the 2/5 preview (only £10...West end producers take note!)having double booked a couple of weeks later (Ute Lemper in Norwich).
If no one has posted a runing time before that I will (and I'm sure garfield would have checked a timetable if he knew the running time)
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #3
Posted: 3/22/09 at 3:18pm
Im sure it was quiet short in New York' like 90mins:
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #4
Posted: 3/22/09 at 4:44pm
The Broadway production ran about 2 hours and 20 minutes.
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #5
Posted: 3/23/09 at 6:11am
Ahh it was 90mins when i fell asleep then!
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #6
Posted: 3/23/09 at 8:56am
Don't diss Piazza, Mama!!
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #7
Posted: 3/23/09 at 10:58am
OK
Mama sorry!
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #8
Posted: 3/23/09 at 4:55pm
"and I'm sure garfield would have checked a timetable if he knew the running time"

Scripps sorry too.
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #9
Posted: 3/23/09 at 5:00pm
Is the show any good, I understand it did very well in New York!
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #10
Posted: 3/23/09 at 5:12pm
Piazza is an incredible piece of theatre. Score and book are perfectly formed, and with the right cast, one cannot go wrong.

Check out my adoration for the show on the "What's Next for Donmar" thread :)
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #11
Posted: 3/23/09 at 5:16pm
I've heard the CD and it sounds a very serious, almost operatic piece.
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #12
Posted: 3/23/09 at 5:17pm
it was OK with some lovely music but I felt i had wasted a night in a Broadway theatre.
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #13
Posted: 3/23/09 at 5:18pm
Its not your usual fluffy Broadway musical. You actually have to sit there and concentrate, something very rare in musical theatre these days.
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #14
Posted: 3/23/09 at 5:18pm
its a stunning piece of theatre (from what i've heard)
but personally im also intregued by the curve its self
anybody been there yet, the concept and design ideas seem facinating
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #15
Posted: 3/23/09 at 5:20pm
...and very unsuccessful from reports about the building so far.
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #16
Posted: 3/23/09 at 6:24pm
anyone hear any news of a potential west end transfer?
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #17
Posted: 3/24/09 at 11:14am
I've been to the Curve. It reminds me of Kinder Eggs; the main bit of the theatre is the chocolate egg, and the two auditoria are the plastic egg with the toy inside. I saw The Pillowman in the afternoon and As You Like It in the evening. It was quite fun being able to watch a bit of the evening performance of Pillowman on the "you've arrived too late to go in (audience)/you're waiting offstage for your cue to go back on (performer)" monitor during the As You Like It interval, but I feel very sorry for any actors sat outside waiting for their cue while the audience comes streaming out of the other show. O_O

All a bit mad really, but seemed to work well enough. Am hoping to go back for Piazza, anyway.
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #18
Posted: 3/24/09 at 11:57am
it was OK with some lovely music but I felt i had wasted a night in a Broadway theatre.

Same here! (I saw it on tour, though.)
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #19
Posted: 3/24/09 at 2:25pm
Some of the music is nice, but the "plot" is incredibly hollow. When everything was revealed, all I wanted to say was "Oh, really? So what?"
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #20
Posted: 3/24/09 at 4:22pm
The songs are way better than just "nice". Guettel's music is breathtakingly beautiful and his lyrics are on a level way above the average for musical theatre. (Songs like "Dividing Day", "Love To Me", "Fable" and the title song, for example are extraordinary pieces of songwriting.) And I didn't find Craig Lucas' book "hollow" - quite the contrary, in fact. The characters are very finely drawn, there is great subtelty in the dialogue and I found it deeply moving. I think "The Light In The Piazza" is a class above most of the musicals currently playing in the West End.
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re: 'The Light in the Piazza' #21
Posted: 3/26/09 at 11:47am
One of my very favorite shows..... the music is brilliant, I have seen it on
Broadway 4 times ......