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Julie Taymor’s niece
 Jun 18 2024, 04:24:01 PM

To Danya's credit, I didn't realize her connection until after I saw Pass Over and The Outsiders. Even looking at her last name in the Playbill didn't ring any bells. All that I saw were two splendidly calibrated and well-crafted productions.

THE OUTSIDERS Opening Night Critics’ Reviews
 Jun 10 2024, 04:38:53 PM

Someone in a Tree2 said: "Very pretty singing on that Fallon clip above, but I can't understand one word of the lyric.

Did he get locution lessons from Patti?

I understood every single word, not sure what to tell ya.

The Outsiders is the most Genre elevating musical since Hamilton (IMO)
 Jun 3 2024, 02:04:34 PM

I loved The Outsiders so much more than I expected to going in. It's not perfect, but it has so much heart, the technical aspects are top-notch, the cast is immaculate, and the score is really lovely and evocative, and (unlike many original scores in the last decade or two) has its fair share of melodies that actually stick.

North West appears in Lion King concert and Theatertok melts down
 May 28 2024, 03:01:48 PM

It looks like North had fun, which is good. Her performance was not even close to adequate, and that is not her fault but the fault of the people who allowed it.

The 77th Annual Tony Award Nominations for 2024
 May 28 2024, 11:00:08 AM

My picks: Stereophonic, Illinoise, Appropriate, Merrily We Roll Along, Strong, Groff, Paulson, Moon, Gelb, Skybell, Pidgeon, Neuwirth, Aukin, Friedman

 May 24 2024, 09:50:53 AM

PipingHotPiccolo said: "was there tonight. wasnt all that enamored with the production but the play is solid and hard to believe it was written so long ago. Jeremy Strong is solid, and really got me at the end, very committed performance, but given all the hubbub and likelihood of a tony, i was underwhelmed.

imperioli did nothing for me- and im a huge sopranos fan. Caleb Eberhardt and Thomas Jay Ryan were standouts. i didnt see Appropriate, but I thought Purlie was a much

What is the BEST Show You Have Seen on Broadway
 May 24 2024, 09:22:14 AM

Ooof. So many come to mind...

August: Osage County (Estelle Parsons, Amy Morton)

The Ferryman (original cast)

Cabaret (Alan Cumming, Emma Stone)

Blithe Spirit (Angela Lansbury)

Merrily We Roll Along (Groff, Radcliffe, Mendez)

The Inheritance (Burnap, Soller)

Doubt (Jones, O'Byrne)

The Pillowman (Crudup, Goldblum)

Hello Dolly (Midler, Hyde-Pierce)

Angels in America (Garfield, Lane)

Who's Afraid of Virgini

THE OUTSIDERS to release cast album on May 22
 May 22 2024, 10:02:29 AM

So few Broadway musicals in the last decade or two do achingly earnest and open-hearted as well as this one. Really lovely score with more than its fair share of memorable hooks, and great vocals.

Favorite lines of dialogue written to excuse or make sense of a lyric?
 May 17 2024, 09:21:31 AM

The King and I

"I'm a free and independent employée!... Employee."

Who Are You?
 May 15 2024, 08:19:53 PM

37 year-old gay male from southern Connecticut. I trained in acting and have been performing on stage for nearly three decades. I work a full-time job outside of the industry, but I've been fortunate to play many, many dreams roles on stages throughout CT and NY. Being in rehearsal for a show/part that I love, and that asks a lot of me, is my happy place. When I see theatre or film, it is through the lens of performance and emotional truth that I can analyze and deconstruct the piece.

City Centers 24-25: Ragtime, Urinetown, LaChiusa's Wild Party, Love Life
 May 14 2024, 12:55:11 PM

If I somehow miss Ragtime or The Wild Party, there's gonna be a problem.

THE OUTSIDERS Opening Night Critics’ Reviews
 May 10 2024, 11:37:10 AM

Saw the show last night, full cast was in except for an ensemble track. I went with zero expectations, read the novel early in my teens but never saw the movie. I thought it was pretty spectacular theatre, shocked by how much I enjoyed it. The story still resonates, especially now with such division in the US and the atrocities overseas. There is nothing biological that separates us, the affluent from the impoverished, the haves from the have-nots. It is only by chance - a perfunctory tu

 Apr 29 2024, 11:10:54 AM

Saw this last night and it was just extraordinary. Pure theatre. So deceptively simple, to the point where you don't even know what's hitting you or why. It reminded me of Girl from the North Country, where the music is meant to evoke the emotions and inner workings of the characters, rather than a literal 1-to-1 of their exact thoughts. 

The vocalists were unbelievable, with jaw-dropping moments from Elijah Lyons and Shara Nova. Dancers, needless to say, are

2024 Tony Predictions
 Apr 25 2024, 11:55:54 AM

MayAudraBlessYou2 said: "I do think one of the favorites in Lead Actress will be snubbed though. Maybe Eden. Maybe Gayle."

With most reviews singling Gayle out as a weak spot, I get the impression she'll be left out.

CABARET at the Kit Kat Club (2024) Opening Night Critics' Reviews
 Apr 22 2024, 02:23:34 PM

Matt Rogers said: "And am I crazy, but aren’t we supposed to find out that Sally had an abortion BEFORE she screeches thetitle song and not after? So we know why she is so unhinged while singing it?"

I saw the production in London, and I agree with all of your points, but this is inaccurate. That scene has always been placed after the title song.

Your other criticisms are 100% valid though.

Jim Parsons, Katie Holmes, Zoey Deutch to Star in ‘Our Town’ Revival on Broadway
 Apr 3 2024, 11:30:01 AM

CurtainsUpat8 said: "I love Jim Parsons, but with Richard Thomas in the cast... I think I'd rather see Richard Thomas as the Stage Manager."

1000%, and I feel like Parsons and Holmes would be a much better match as the Webb's too. Odd choices there.

APPROPRIATE -- Rush Question
 Dec 21 2023, 11:18:20 AM

spicemonkey said: "did they show you the seat location when you got the rush ticket? I know for some shows they do, like & Juliet - I really like that feature"

Not yet, but it's possible that I'll get a seat location a few hours before the show.

APPROPRIATE -- Rush Question
 Dec 21 2023, 09:53:10 AM

I tried mobile rush this morning, my first time for this production, and got a ticket.

At first, it said all tickets were being held, I just kept hitting 1 seat until (assumedly) the people holding them reconsidered, and I got in.

Leading Roles that Don't Really Do Much/Featured Roles that Do A Ton
 Jul 27 2023, 11:08:37 AM

I played Booth in Assassins very recently. Excellent role with great material, but I was surprised that his role is only in the first and final 20 minutes. There is nearly an hour in the middle where he's not onstage.

Rate the Tony Award Winners for Best Musical from 1 to 5 Stars
 Jun 14 2023, 04:45:37 PM

Kimberly Akimbo 3/5

Strange Loop 5/5

Moulin Rouge 1.5/5

Hadestown 5/5

Band's Visit 4.5/5

Evan Hanson (haven't seen it) 2/5

Hamilton 5/5

Fun Home 4/5

Gentleman's Guide 3.5/5

Kinky Boots 4/5

Once 4/5

Book of Mormon 2.5/5

Memphis 2.5/5

Billy Elliot 3.5/5

In the Heights 4/5

Spring Awakening 4

Jersey Boys 3.5/5

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