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Shorts in the theater
 Jul 11 2024, 08:13:04 AM

I will wear want I want, when I want.  If I am paying $400 a ticket or $72 a ticket, I am going to be comfortable. I don't care what any of these fussy queens have to say.  


Jason Robert Brown, Taylor Mac, Rob Ashford collaborating on MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL musical adaptation
 Jul 4 2024, 11:57:26 AM

Thoroughly enjoyed this show.  It is J Harrison Gee's show not doubt about that.  They own the stage.   The audience went wild for them.   Some excellent music and book - certainly could feel Taylor Mac's biting humor in that book.   

I thought Tom was good but curious how the show would play if the character of Jim read younger.  I also agree with an earlier post about him not getting every note.  Curious to see what happens there.


Metcalf stars in Hunter’s LITTLE BEAR RIDGE ROAD at Steppenwoolf, directed by Mantello
 Jul 4 2024, 11:51:25 AM

Excellent play.  Samuel Hunter brings such a pathos and commonality to the piece.  Laurie is of course excellent and Micha Stock goes toe to toe with her - an excellent heartbreaking yet wildly funny show.   Well done Joe Mantello.  


TAMMY FAYE will transfer to Broadway in 2024-2025 Season
 Jun 18 2024, 11:45:31 PM

after e-mailing Broadway Direct (how direct can they be if they doubt have a phone number) on Sunday, received an e-mail saying that my tickets will be refunded.  I wish them well, 


TAMMY FAYE will transfer to Broadway in 2024-2025 Season
 Jun 17 2024, 09:59:42 PM

Has anyone here received an e-mail and/or a refund from Broadway Direct?   I emailed them this am to get refunded - and haven't heard any word back.  I better get my money back.  I bought these tickets to see Andrew (and I ain't mad at Jake Shears...) but still...they gotta do refunds right?  No phone number listed and silence on my e-mail.   Heck, I wanna free up my slot with Hills Of California but can't do that until I get refunded 


What is the BEST Show You Have Seen on Broadway
 Jun 7 2024, 12:00:06 AM

Top of mind

August: Osage County 

The Color Purple (revival) 

Stereophonic

Constellations 

The Inheritance 

The Leman Trilogy

Hello Dolly (with Bette)

South Pacific (LCT)

Company (revival)

Into The Woods

 


Metcalf stars in Hunter’s LITTLE BEAR RIDGE ROAD at Steppenwoolf, directed by Mantello
 Jun 6 2024, 02:18:22 PM

cannot wait to see this.  Joe and Laurie!  Tickets purchased 


THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA by Jez Butterworth to open at the Broadhurst this fall
 Jun 5 2024, 12:57:12 AM

Looking forward to seeing this.  I'd imagine that they'll need some degree of recognizable names?

Also, curious as to any future plans for The Motive & The Cue to transfer to Broadway now


What is the worst production you have ever seen on Broadway? What is the worst show?
 May 19 2024, 09:43:57 PM

a few more that spring to mind

BUTLEY - Nathan Lane.   It was soooooo dull, drab and boring Had high hopes going in.  Ooof

A CATERED AFFAIR - Up there as one of the most boring musicals, boring and very unmemorable shows off all time

WEST SIDE STORY (National Tour, Los Angeles, Pantages 2010) - This made (insert any middle school here) look like the high school in Fame compared to this lifeless dull production. 


What is the worst production you have ever seen on Broadway? What is the worst show?
 May 18 2024, 10:34:01 PM

Broadway

Bullets Over Broadway

Saturday Night Fever

 

Tours/Regional

Legends!  with Joan Collins and Linda Evans (Toronto, 2006)

Josephh & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - (Pantages Theater, LA, 2014) starring Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo from an early season of American Idol.  It was easily the worst thing I have ever seen - although first time seeing that show


(Insert Name or Show) Was Robbed!
 Apr 30 2024, 09:17:47 AM

VernonGersch said: "Disappointed that PATRIOTS didn't nab a Nom for Best Play. Found it fascinating, entertaining and really well directed and written. Glad Stuhlbarg got a well deserved Nomination"

awww, Will Keen didn't snag one other not did Rupert Goold or Peter Morgan. Happy for the Stereophonic (fave play of the season) but was rooting for Patriots as well.

I hope this doesn't discourage Almedia transfers - our any West End transfers - in our


(Insert Name or Show) Was Robbed!
 Apr 30 2024, 08:45:33 AM

Disappointed that PATRIOTS didn't nab a Nom for Best Play.  Found it fascinating, entertaining and really well directed and written.  Glad Stuhlbarg got a well deserved Nomination 


2024-2025 Broadway Season
 Apr 24 2024, 08:44:50 AM

rosscoe(au) said: "Doran Gray to be announced in the next few weeks."

any sense if its set for Fall or Spring?  I'd imagine Spring but after this insane stuffed season, I don't know anything anymore. 


2024 Tony Predictions
 Apr 20 2024, 01:32:18 PM

I am thinking Mother Play will take that spot you have for Mary Jane
 

Jeff Tupolski said: "With lots of Tony threads and predictions on specific races, I figured there should be a general predictions thread. I’m sure therewas one, but I couldn’t dig deep enough to find it. Here’s some rough predix to start off. Some reaches, and probably more hopedicting than I’d like to think, but like I said, they’re rough.


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THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL Previews
 Apr 18 2024, 10:25:57 AM

Take an edible before.  Or a cocktail.  Or maybe both?

That Is some extraordinary talent on stage - also my first time in the James Earl Jones theater since it was redone and it is fantastic. Corey and MacKenzie, the entire cast are crushing it on stage.   It was silly fun (I knew the hits of Huey Lewis but that's about it...) so it didn't have the same appeal to me like Moulin Rouge or & Juliet.  I do wish the books picked more of a subversive lane. Ano


STAFF MEAL at Playwrights Horizons
 Apr 18 2024, 09:28:51 AM

This does sound quite interesting.  This NYT piece has really piqued my interest.  Wonder if anyone here has seen yet?  I know it's still in previews.  Anyone know how long the play is?

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/17/theater/abe-koogler-staff-meal-play.html


PATRIOTS Previews
 Apr 16 2024, 07:26:34 AM

Excellent evening of a theater and a must see.  One of my favorite shows in a while.  Found Peter Morgan's play highly entertaining.    Set and production design are top notch, vivid and bold (better than a few musicals I've seen this year).  Michael Stuhlbarg and Will Keen are giving exceptional performances.  Also Luke Thallon and Alex Hurt stand out in their roles as well.  

Rupert Gold's direction is top notch.

I envision a


MOTHER PLAY seating question
 Apr 15 2024, 09:21:58 AM

I saw from Right Orchestra close to stage AND actually did feel like I missed a few things that were obscured by the set 


MOTHER PLAY Previews
 Apr 14 2024, 10:59:53 PM

Incredibly gratifying watching Jessica Lange's performance   There is one moment in the play where there is no dialogue, a few seconds really of her on stage alone and the power, sadness, regret and intensity in her eyes is something to behold.  That is Acting.   

The play, at a perfectly paced 95 minutes, is highly entertaining, heartfelt and often quite funny.  Paula Vogel has written some really wonderful scenes and a good play.  A few


MARY JANE Previews
 Apr 13 2024, 09:52:04 PM

gibsons2 said: "MemorableUserName said: "McAdams is out tonight. They canceled Tuesday and Wednesday entirely, but tonight the understudy is on. The understudy previously went on last week in a different role when McAdams was in."

What a mess... I'm thankful for that ticket protection I've purchased, at least it was an easy cancelation. I guess I'll be skipping this play altogether.
"

Is Rachel back in the show? and dumb quest


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