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What Tony Upset Are You Hoping For?
 Jun 13 2024, 07:52:48 AM

Melissa25 said: "My hopeis that Eden, Amber,Riccardo Hernández and Peter Nigrini all win for Lempicka. Now that would be an upset."

Audiences expect Broadway performers to sing on key (especially at Broadway prices) I'm surprised Eden was even nominated. 


What Tony Upset Are You Hoping For?
 Jun 13 2024, 07:47:10 AM

What Tony Upset Are You Hoping For?
 Jun 13 2024, 07:42:19 AM

quizking101 said: "As long as Kara Young gets her Tony, I could give fork-all who else gets theirs."


I think she's very much the front runner - she's been nominated 3x in a ROW plus the play is currently airing on PBS so the voters will be reminded. 


What Tony Upset Are You Hoping For?
 Jun 13 2024, 07:40:34 AM

Maryann Plunkett for best actress in a musical 

Illinoise for orchestrations 

Rachel McAdams for best actress in a play 

Brian D'arcy James  for best actor in a musical (though I'm fine with Groff winning it's just Brian is way overdue) 

Here Lies Love for Set design (It has a really good shot but Tony voters recency bias is STRONG so I think Cabaret is taking it) 

Corey Stoll for Best supporting


Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/12/24
 May 22 2024, 02:25:36 AM

RippedMan said: "bigbelterbaby said: "The day of closing for some of the shows in relation to Tony Award wins seems like money on the table a little, even if they’ve been running along time. Merrilly is poised to win several Tony’s and then close a few weeks later, most likely Appropriate will win Best Revival and Best Actress and close a few weeks later, Stereophonic is set to close in August, Illinoise is limited. I guess at least the final weeks should be fun


Scott Rudin returns:
 May 14 2024, 12:07:46 AM

Broadway Flash said: "Didn’t he getMatilda kicked out of the Shubert. Yes, he elevated Broadway but did it to his advantage, not the broader community."

 

He got Beetlejuice kicked out of the Winter Garden for Music Man 

 


Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
 May 8 2024, 12:02:16 AM

EDSOSLO858 said: "HenryTDobson said: "Six is also starting to struggle. Do we think it'll close soon and move off-Broadway? Moulin Rouge is still selling super well - do they currently have a famous person in the cast? I didn't think so..."

Boy George departs the Broadway company on Sunday.
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Ohhhh that's good to know! 

 


Balcony experience at Merrily?
 May 6 2024, 01:22:05 AM

I was in the 4th to last row of the center balcony and the only thing I missed were the heads of the band - but saw all the action on stage perfectly.  The rake is steep at the Hudson so unless you’re on the very far left or right you don’t miss anything. 


LEMPICKA closing May 19
 May 4 2024, 12:16:57 PM

That’s why her nomination was so surprising to me. You’d think singing on key would be the floor for performing on Broadway. 


Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler to star in ROMEO & JULIET on Broadway?
 Apr 16 2024, 03:26:48 PM

Any rumors/guesses who will be playing Mercutio? Nurse? Surely Sam Gold has his favorites...


STEREOPHONIC Previews
 Apr 7 2024, 12:24:30 AM

QueenAlice said: "My point being that if they are recording an album of the show's music, the songs are all going to be very short unless they are augmented for the recording."

They've already recorded it and are calling it an EP. Hopefully they'll release it close to when the Tony nominations are announced '


UNCLE VANYA Previews
 Apr 7 2024, 12:20:50 AM

KevinKlawitter said: "The Distinctive Baritone said: "For any Chekhov fans who haven’t seen it, I highly recommend the Conor McPherson version with Toby Jones.They filmed it onstage in an empty theater after it was shut down by COVID. The acting is exceptional and McPherson does a great job of making the language sound contemporary.

Wish I could see this version - Steve Carrell is a perfect Vanya I’m sure.
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Hugh Bonneville will be starring in a production of McPhereson's Vanya as part ofBerkeley Rep's 24-25 Season
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and in Washington DC next spring 

 


LEMPICKA Previews
 Apr 7 2024, 12:16:35 AM

Jordan Catalano said: "B212323 said: "TaffyDavenport said: "At a $19.5 million capitalization, this show wasnevergoing to recoup, so now it's just a matter of seeing exactly how much it loses."

19.5????? Cabaret is 24 and they literally rebuilt the theater interior and have a movie star attached for 6 months. Who signed off on that figure?!
"

I was told a number that’s SIGNIFICANTLY higher than 24 for &ldqu


Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024
 Apr 6 2024, 09:25:40 PM

jacobsnchz14 said: "Rehearsals are scheduled to start on Monday, so I'm hoping for a cast announcement."

Any casting rumors other than Solea? 


CABARET at the Kit Kat Club Previews
 Apr 6 2024, 09:20:42 PM

Ensemble1696584123 said: "They've extended a bit, and wouldn't be surprised to see them extend further. From the site.

Eddie Redmayne and Gayle Rankin star as the Emcee and Sally Bowles through Saturday, September 14, 2024. All star absences will be posted on the specific SeatGeek performance page. Casting for performances beginning September 16, 2024 will be announced soon.


Eddie won't too many other commitments - Gayl


LEMPICKA Previews
 Apr 6 2024, 09:14:18 PM

TaffyDavenport said: "At a $19.5 million capitalization, this show was never going to recoup, so now it's just a matter of seeing exactly how much it loses."

19.5????? Cabaret is 24 and they literally rebuilt the theater interior and have a movie star attached for 6 months. Who signed off on that figure?!


STEREOPHONIC Previews
 Apr 4 2024, 06:03:08 PM

starlightexpress2 said: "Is there any chance that they'll extend the run? Going to NY in November and kinda bummed I'll miss this. It's a pretty short run already so I'm guessing that even if they did it wouldn't be long enough for me to see it."

This immediately became the frontrunner for Best Play at the Tonys so I can't imagineit will close in July if it wins a slew of awards. I'm guessing the cast has extensions to  Labo


SMASH Reading Lottery
 Feb 11 2024, 11:28:00 PM

MemorableUserName said: "Hopefully she was wearing a terrible scarf..."

Best laugh I've had in weeks! 


Tyne Daly Withdraws From DOUBT, Amy Ryan To Replace
 Feb 8 2024, 12:40:54 AM

ColorTheHours048 said: "yyys said: "wonder if Amy Ryan has a big draw? I only know her from The Wire."

Not that I’m representative of anything but my own opinion, but I wasn’t really interested in seeing this, but I amveryinterested now.
"

Same! 


Isn't it about time for a major Broadway revival of DREAMGIRLS?
 Jan 26 2024, 03:14:28 PM

morosco said: "Alex Newell must play Effie.

I Am Changing
"

The west end production starring Amber Riley was supposed to transfer but the shutdown foiled those plans 


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