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STILL Off Broadway  Apr 15 2024, 09:48:02 PM

MemorableUserName said: "I just checked Telecharge. It looks like they're selling the front row for $10 this week, or $16.50 including fees."

Ah great shout! I hadn't seen any $16.50 tix on the dates I was considering, but was able to get one for a different date. Appreciate it! Looking forward to the show. 


STILL Off Broadway  Apr 15 2024, 08:32:57 PM

I've been considering getting a ticket to this but can only see $65 or $90 options plus fees which feels a bit steep tbh. But I'm keeping an eye out for reviews to decide if I want to bite the bullet and grab a ticket anyway! Glad to know you enjoyed so thoroughly. 


THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews  Apr 15 2024, 04:36:44 PM

I can't recall from when I saw this at Paper Mill, so can anyone confirm if Jeremy Jordan was using that OTT mid-Atlantic accent in that production as well? I don't remember being so struck by it at Paper Mill, but I found it pretty jarring when I revisited on Broadway. Perhaps it's a deliberate choice to again show how Gatsby doesn't truly belong and he's doing whatever he can to put on airs, but it felt more like one actor choosing to do an accen


MOULIN ROUGE! Broadway Casting Thread  Apr 9 2024, 07:25:16 AM

Anyone know how long Derek Klena's contract is for? Have some family members who'd like to see the show at some point, but Klena is not my cuppa so I'd prefer to hold off and see who the next Christian is if I can. 


THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL Previews  Apr 3 2024, 11:28:09 PM

Saw this tonight and had a blast. I'm not super familiar with Huey Lewis and the News' music apart from his big singles but thoroughly enjoyed myself. The cast was giving it their all - especially with some very physical choreography - and the vocals were top notch. There was a minor issue with the sound mixing at the top of Act 1, but they quickly fixed it and the show sounded great for the remainder. While I think it'll be an uphill battle for this production on Broadway, especi


THE NOTEBOOK Broadway Previews  Mar 27 2024, 12:29:06 AM

Having watched the movie numerous times, I was excited for this musical adaptation but ultimately left disappointed. The music was forgettable, and the plot shallow, resulting in severely underdeveloped characters. Throughout the show, I couldn't shake the feeling that it would have been vastly improved with a more suitable creative team. Although I cried, the tears were more a result of my familiarity with the story than the show's emotional resonance. While I'm glad I


BROADWAY DISCOUNTS  Mar 23 2024, 01:18:58 PM

Any discounts for Six? Have some family in town end of April and they're keen to go.


DOUBT 2024 Previews  Mar 4 2024, 01:56:05 PM

I was very underwhelmed when I saw this two weeks ago. Missing its original run remains one of my biggest Broadway-related regrets, but I've read the play multiple times. The prose is so powerful that merely reading it had my heart pounding, and even discussing it could give me chills.
 

I had seen preliminary posts here and knew that this wasn't necessarily the best production, but still hoped it would deliver at least a little bit of a punch. Unfortunately, that was


MAMMA MIA! 25th Anniversary Tour recoups in 13 weeks  Mar 4 2024, 01:52:09 PM

I'm not surprised! The show is silly, enjoyable, and has considerable name recognition. It's also adored across multiple generations. I caught it on the West End when I was visiting London last year, and I was grinning from ear to ear the entire time - as was the rest of the audience. What are the chances it makes its way to Broadway for a limited run after the tour wraps up? I think it would do well. 


MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread  Jan 15 2024, 05:27:24 PM

I wonder if they considered Sabrina Carpenter for the role of Cady in this. She briefly portrayed Cady on Broadway before it was shut down due to Covid, and she has gained a pretty significant following since then.


Can we get Jonathan Bailey to NY?  Jan 15 2024, 04:57:11 PM

I sincerely hope he does. The recordings of his performance as Jamie in Last Five Years are ones I frequently rewatch.


MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread  Jan 15 2024, 04:50:58 PM

I just got home from a showing, and I will say that this works much better as a movie musical than as a stage musical. As others have noted, the stage version was bloated, and the film's omission of many songs helps address this issue. Having seen the stage musical twice, my main complaint has always been its lack of bite compared to the 2004 film. There was no "Mean" in Mean Girls on Broadway. The movie musical recaptures some of that edge, but I agree with the observation that


BROADWAY DISCOUNTS  Jan 11 2024, 02:22:00 PM

EDSOSLO858 said: "Dirty Rotten Scoundrel said: "I got a mailer from Roundabout the other day for Doubt but mistakenly tossed it. Did anyone else get this and was there a promo code inside? If yes, please share! Thanks! :)"

20% off all previews - use promo code SAVE20
"

Many thanks! Just got my tickets. 


MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT Returns to Broadway - Opening Night Reviews  Jan 11 2024, 11:53:42 AM

I went to this last night, and unfortunately, it has become the second show I've ever walked out of. I was genuinely excited to see it, having somehow missed its original run, but within the first 10 minutes, I knew it just wasn't my cup of tea. Nothing clicked for me, and every passing minute felt like an hour. Was the original production really that much better? I saw every other show nominated that year, and I believe any of them would have been more deserving of a win, especially


BROADWAY DISCOUNTS  Jan 11 2024, 11:49:28 AM

I got a mailer from Roundabout the other day for Doubt but mistakenly tossed it. Did anyone else get this and was there a promo code inside? If yes, please share! Thanks! :) 


Aaron Tveit, Sutton Foster will next star in ‘Sweeney Todd’  Oct 31 2023, 01:16:00 PM

There are at least two interviews I've seen where Tveit has said that Sweeney Todd is his dream role. Maybe he's got something up his sleeve that we've not seen...? Perhaps he has been looking for the chance to play a bit against type and flex some additional chops. I'm not fully convinced. But MAYBE? And I am saying this as a fan of his. 

I'll be curious to see what they do in terms of promo: do they post clips of him singing the part well to ideally prove


BC/EFA Fall 2023 Collections  Oct 24 2023, 11:15:53 PM

Just got home from Merrily and Daniel Radcliffe did a fantastic job hosting a live auction. The item in question was a signed "scrap of paper" Radcliffe had typewritten on in a performance during show's off-Broadway run, and Jonathan Groff had scribbled "Love this woman" on it, referencing a woman in the audience of that particular performance with a great laugh. A bidding war commenced and it wound up selling for $1600 to a woman in the front row. Radcliffe was insane


THE GREAT GATSBY at Paper Mill Playhouse - Critics’ Reviews  Oct 24 2023, 11:10:18 PM

TaffyDavenport said: "Dylan Smith4 said:

"However, there is one set piece that could use some reworking. I’m talking about the flat-out creepy eye-glasses billboard we see in the gas station scene."

I've seen a pic of that scene, and the billboard looks exactly like every representation I've seen of it over the past 50 years. In the context of the novel and as symbolism, aren't the eyes supposed to be "creepy" and e


Dance of the Vampires Revival?  Oct 24 2023, 11:47:31 AM

jakethesnake said: "It was the loudest show I ever heard on Broadway. And I still slept through half of it. A complete bore."

Ha! My mother saw it and slept through the entire thing, so as with all theatre, your mileage may vary,  - but particularly with a show like this. 

 


Dance of the Vampires Revival?  Oct 24 2023, 11:38:01 AM

I had an absolute blast at this show when I saw it on Broadway. I was also thrilled to see one of the few performances when the wonderful Rob Evan went on for Michael Crawford (who, admittedly, I am not a fan of). 

I do believe that if they marketed this show properly, it could have some legs. It’s been a smash hit in Germany and elsewhere. Do I think it will be a smash hit in NYC? Absolutely not. But, they marketed the original Broadway production as this serious theatr


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