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THE WIZ Opening Night Critics’ Reviews  Apr 17 2024, 12:14:55 AM

How many more decades to wait until we get a decent revival of this   :(


Why do so few New World Stages shows transfer to Broadway?  Apr 16 2024, 10:59:02 PM

TotallyEffed said: "Because that is where Broadway shows go to die."



Exactly, what did Broadway do to deserve those awful shows?


LEMPICKA Reviews  Apr 15 2024, 11:31:23 PM

Jordan Catalano said: "OMG if you think the boards reactions to THIS show are mean, you haven’t been on here long enough lol

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Exactly. I remember The Little Mermaid, Godspell revival, Good Vibrations,etc  now that was a massacre.

Heck, compared to Espinosa's BKLYN these are rave reviews.


BEACHES musical continues development and will return in 2024  Apr 2 2024, 05:10:05 PM

Poor Jessica Vosk can't catch a break.


A lack of great new choreographers and director-choreographers?  Mar 30 2024, 05:05:36 PM

Rebecca Frecknall is an amazing directory choreographer.


Female Theatre Critics in 2024  Mar 16 2024, 02:40:45 PM

macbeth said: "Looking at some of the reviews of The Notebook made me wonder if like the movie was considered a 'chick-flick' (maybe an outdated term?) that it also might have been better received by female critics.

Who is writing these days that I should be following?
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This also implies that females could overlook the show's many flaws because of their gender. A bit insulting.


THE NOTEBOOK Opening Night Critics’ Reviews  Mar 15 2024, 07:14:42 PM

lopside said: "I guess the out of town reviews really do no give much of a hint of howsonething will received once it lands

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We've known that for decades.


THE NOTEBOOK Opening Night Critics’ Reviews  Mar 14 2024, 09:17:28 PM

Mediocre reviews for a mediocre show.


Sheridan Smith Staring in new Rufus Wainwright/Ivo Van Hove Musical OPENING NIGHT in London  Mar 6 2024, 10:19:32 PM

jacobsnchz14 said: "Would love to know if anyone plans on catching this soon."

Early reports claim it's a disaster.


Why do so many shows conform to the typical Tue-Sun performance schedule?  Mar 6 2024, 09:53:13 PM

RippedMan said: "I just got back from London and was able to fit 6 shows into a Wednesday - Friday schedule because they had such variety for matinees. Stranger Things had a Friday matinee, etc. I don’t see why that wouldn’t work here."

Yey their Sundays are dark, which is just as troublesome.


Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 3/3/24  Mar 6 2024, 04:30:51 AM

Broadway Flash said: "Idk if they will necessarily cancel each other out. Isn’t it always a lot of new musicals every season? I feel like we’re going to start to see more of the old hits coming back. Mamma Mia, Phantom, Les Mis, perhaps other remounts"

No, it isn't always a lot of new musicals every season, this year is an exception.


Days of Wine and Roses to Close Early  Mar 6 2024, 12:31:11 AM

amiyagi said: "Play Esq. said: "Actor/Actress in a musicalTony award just got a little more interesting."

Indeed. Jonathan Groff and Eden Espinosa are my top picks now.

Obviously Redmayne is in the running but it feels like a boring choice. Cabaret typically does well, Emcee usually gets the Tony nod, he won the Olivier...vs one of Sondheim's biggest flops actually working and I find the production succeeds on Frank bordering conceited and


Jamie Lloyd's revival of THE EFFECT to play The Shed (w/ Paapa Essiedu & Taylor Russell)  Mar 4 2024, 10:28:28 AM

This is also on NT at home for those Who can't afford it.


SLAVE PLAY headed to London?  Mar 1 2024, 02:59:54 PM

PipingHotPiccolo said: "ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "binau said: "I'm starting to think that this whole thing is/was a publicity stunt lol:

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2024/feb/29/no-10-condemns-london-theatre-for-hosting-black-out-nights
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"To be absolutely clear, no one will be prevented or precluded from attending any performance of Slave Play." –– the producers of the show in that article

It's been done on other shows with little controversy. The wording surrounding it may be poorly done. They're simply encouraging Black audiences to attend those nights. It's a larger-scale version of "Girls Nights Out" or "LGBTQ Night" or "Student Matinees" or other things that have been done for decades at theatres around the world, where people from certain groups are encouraged to attend and it offers a sense of community.

The nonsense surrounding this initiative is fairly stupid, but as we know, the Right likes to make a mountain out of a molehill.
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the Right likes to make the mountain, yes, but sometimes the Left wants it to. This is a publicity stunt, of course, because there can be no such thing as "no White people allowed to buy tickets tonight"- how would they enforce that? its preposterous--and so it really is just a way to encourage/welcome Black theatergoers to special performances. Its harmless.

AND SO THEREFORE Jeremy O Harris has smartly/intentionally marketed it to be something it isnt, to get headlines, and piss off the usual pearl-clutchers, and rally the woke troops. And on it goes.
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He loves to stir the pot for publicity anyway. I also went into this thinking it would be about racism and slavery, not about colonized desires and sexuality.

Maybe if people knew what the show is exactly about...

 


Standing at the Sky's Edge coming to Broadway?  Feb 29 2024, 03:40:30 AM

inception said: "Or just do an Americanized version set in Pittsburgh or somewhere"

This is what disappointed me most about this show.

It really could be adapted to take place in any modern city. I thought I'd get the history of Sheffield, and I got the story of any place in development out there.

The music was great but that book was fluff. Oh well.


AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews  Feb 29 2024, 12:30:57 AM

Has anyone also seen the West End production to compare?

I saw the London one but curious as to where they land in terms of adaptations.


SUCCESSION Star Jeremy Strong Will Return to Broadway in AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE  Feb 24 2024, 05:41:35 PM

As strong as he may be in this (pun intended), the part is not substantial enough to justify the ticket prices. It's such a thematical / political text.

Unless you would pay 1k if he was just standing there for 90 mins. doing nothing.


Is Satine really gone at the end of the play?  Feb 20 2024, 01:04:50 AM

She gone to the Heaviside Layer.


The Hunt starring Tobias Menzies  Feb 19 2024, 12:50:42 PM

rosscoe(au) said: "blaxx said: "TaffyDavenport said: "Forget Broadway, a show like this is why I love living near NYC: a world-class transfer from London that will likely never be seen anywhere else in the world. I loved it."

These are, in fact, the kind of presentations Broadway urgently needs.
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Broadway also needed the brilliant t London production of Let The Right One In” that was stunning
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At least


The Hunt starring Tobias Menzies  Feb 19 2024, 06:55:15 AM

TaffyDavenport said: "Forget Broadway, a show like this is why I love living near NYC: a world-class transfer from London that will likely never be seen anywhere else in the world. I loved it."

These are, in fact, the kind of presentations Broadway urgently needs.


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