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THE HEART OF ROCK &ROLL  Feb 14 2024, 04:20:05 PM

I guess AKA paying all those influencers to promote their shows (including this ticket sale) isn't working out so well so far... shocking


Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... not at the Lyceum February 2024  Feb 9 2024, 04:03:17 PM

Impeach2017 said: "It may be reclaimed, but a lot of people are still using it in a very derogatory manner online and elsewhere. Surely, they could come up with a better title than that!"

The title is a direct reference to Rob's time in Les Miz playing Gavroche and the fact that Thenardier (his character's father even if not specified in the musical) has the line "This one's a queer, but what can you do?" (or alternatively "this one's a


Sondheim’s Connecticut home for sale  Nov 10 2023, 09:28:24 AM

Sutton Ross said: "Gorgeous. I particularly love the bathroom library!"

And when I saw that my first thought was, "man the steam from the shower could really ruin all those books in a hurry if you don't have a super powerful exhaust fan"


Plays about colonial oppression?  Nov 7 2023, 11:46:00 AM

That's a big theme throughout the plays that make up The Great Game Afghanistan. Especially the one act that shows the westerners sitting around and drawing new national borders without the input of the people who live there.


 Oct 5 2023, 02:03:17 PM

Scarywarhol said: "You all understand that being more inconvenient than this is the only way anything has ever changed but okay, keep blaming the zoomers and their blue hair for wanting to have a habitable planet to grow older in. That's not even a defense of the protest, I just hope you all know that you sound like caricatures of people with their head in the sand about how serious this is and how much politeness has failed."

Exactly. Victor Hugo would approve o


2024 Tony Awards will be held at Koch Theatre, Lincoln Center  Oct 4 2023, 12:16:18 PM

Deeply disappointed that the League & Wing would hold the Tonys in a venue named for someone who gave millions of dollars to harm LGBTQ people, minorities, and women. It’s frankly disgusting 


Reasonable Ticket Prices  Sep 27 2023, 08:59:39 AM

Reasonable ticket prices are whatever you can afford. Unreasonable prices are whatever you can't afford. 


When would a revisal be considered a new musical?  Sep 26 2023, 12:55:41 PM

I don't know if it ever can be. If components of it are significantly new they can be eligible for Tonys. Maybe a wholly new score and a significantly revised book would count as a new musical, but even then it would be a determination of the Administration Committee. 


Is the migrant crisis affecting broadway?  Aug 31 2023, 03:01:56 PM

Everybody says they miss the days when Broadway was creating shows like Chorus Line and the Sondheim/Prince collaborations, well part of that was a dangerous and crime-ridden Times Square. 


NYT: The Loss of Subscribers Who Went to Everything  Aug 30 2023, 10:49:30 AM

George in DC said: 


Not that it matters but Shakespeare Theatre in fact is doing 2 Shakespeare plays this year. You forgot Macbeth which will star Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma. and is being performed at a venue to be named. This also explains why they are doing wwhat you called a "riif on Shakespeare (Macbeth in Stride)"



Also the changes in Shakespeare Theatre has more to do with the fact they have a new artistic director, As a long


NYT: The Loss of Subscribers Who Went to Everything  Aug 30 2023, 10:30:51 AM

I think co-programming the "riskier" works could also do wonders for the theaters and boost subscriptions. Again, take the Shakespeare Theatre Company's current season as an example, What if they programmed Macbeth in Stride immediately prior to or following a full production of Macbeth (which I know they have coming next season) so that audiences could see the interplay of these works and how they inform each other? 

A theater's season should be in dialogue


NYT: The Loss of Subscribers Who Went to Everything  Aug 30 2023, 09:41:13 AM

I think a big issue is that a lot of regional theaters have lost their identity over the past several years. Troupes that were dedicated to the classics have started shifting the definition of what that means. A perfect example is the Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC.

Ten years ago their season consisted of three Shakespeare plays (Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 and Measure for Measure), a Noel Coward (Private Lives), an Oscar Wilde (Importance of Being Earnest), and a musical (Funny Thing.


MISS SAIGON  Aug 29 2023, 12:21:19 PM

Seb28 said: "SeanD2 said: "some productions include his boss in Bangkok calling him a "half-breed" but that's not been consistently used over the years."

He also sings about the French. It has been consistent in the versions I have seen, but I am not sure about the sanitized versions that can't look past these kind of terms and delete everything.


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Of course he sings about the French, but he never says he is


MISS SAIGON  Aug 29 2023, 12:06:34 PM

The claim that the Engineer is Eurasian is not actually supported by the text, which specifically states:

My father was a tattoo artist in Haiphong
But his designs on mother didn't last too long
My mother sold her body, high on Betel nuts

That's all we know of his heritage. Now some productions include his boss in Bangkok calling him a "half-breed" but that's not been consistently used over the years. 


New Musical, DEAD OUTLAW, from Penna/Yazbek/Moses  Aug 22 2023, 03:20:53 PM

raddersons said: "Excited to hear a Yazbek project that’s not based on a movie"

Isn't this his first project that's not based on a movie? Everything else he's done that's reached Broadway has been. I guess you could somewhat count Bedwetter as not being based on a movie, but as of the off-Broadway production he's not the credited songwriter (though that could change as the show continues to evolve).


Godot makes an appearance in The Lockhorns  Aug 21 2023, 10:02:00 AM

Thought some of you might be interested in one of yesterday's panels of The Lockhorns.

 

Sondheim's Final Musical HERE WE ARE will premiere at The Shed this fall (No, really!)  Jul 18 2023, 12:21:45 PM

jkcohen626 said: "Was anyone able to grab a screenshot of the seating chart or could someone explain it? Is it traditional seating or more in-the-round/thrust?"

Didn't grab an image, but it's definitely a thrust. Three seating sections arranged traditionally and then one on either side of the thrust


Biggest differences between OOT tryouts and Broadway  Jul 17 2023, 12:33:08 PM

kingfan011 said: "What shows have you seen that had the biggest changes from out of town to Broadway"

Spamalot had two songs in Chicago that were cut for Broadway. The first was "Burn Her" where the Lady of the Lake was the witch in the scales scene and then she came back as the cow for a song before it was launched by the French taunters before the end of Act 1.


Lea Michele as Fanny - Funny Girl  Jul 14 2023, 01:43:58 PM

Bette's Turban said: "I am glad to see that the cray cray's on the Tok have moved on to rant about the strike. I swear, one girl spent two days in the same position on her living room floor dissecting the whole tour thing... and then morphed onto samples using In The Heights and so on. I just wanted her to at least take a break and shower.."

I know who you're talking about, and TikTok "influencers" have to keep the rants going to keep people eng


Lea Michele as Fanny - Funny Girl  Jul 14 2023, 09:18:30 AM

It is highly likely that the creative team didn't know she WASN'T Jewish (if she isn't, we haven't had confirmation on that from her either way). It's also very possible she went in for a role other than Fanny and the creative team liked her and asked her to read for Fanny. 

 

It saddens me that so many people who advocate for preventing discrimination are now actively arguing that it should be ok for creative teams to discriminate against someone d


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