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Nontypical show times
 Jul 16 2024, 03:52:49 PM

Left on Tenth - starting on Oct 27th they move to 4 matinees per week on Sun, Wed, Thurs and Sat.

Julianna Margulies and Peter Gallagher To Star In LEFT ON TENTH
 Jul 16 2024, 03:39:37 PM

Here’s the presale access LTFP615 code for Left on Tenth.

BroadwayWorld Announces Summer Madness Bracket - Best Musical: Losers Edition
 Jul 15 2024, 04:05:16 PM

My first dose of cyanide did not work when Aladdin beat Follies in the previous round.  I will have to take a double dose now because Aladdin is beating my favorite musical of all time Chicago 75 vs 25. WTF?

Nontypical show times
 Jul 13 2024, 06:23:54 PM

I hope we see more adjustments to diversify show schedules.  For Fall I have noticed the following so far. Add any that I have missed.

Oh, Mary! - Thursday & Saturday 5pm show

Job - Thursday 5pm & 8:30pm shows

Gatsby - Thursday 2pm matinee

The Outsiders - starting in September -4 matinees per week - Sun, Wed, Thurs and Sat.






When is Michelle Dockery coming to Broadway?
 Jul 12 2024, 11:03:39 PM

Michelle Dockery is most famous for her portrayal of Lady Mary on Downton Abbey.  I also loved her as con artist Letty Raines on the very fun show Good Behavior.

When is Michelle Dockery coming to Broadway?
 Jul 10 2024, 04:07:36 PM

My money is ripe for the taking. Take more if it's a musical. Please.



The Official TDF Thread
 Jul 8 2024, 08:34:37 AM

Forbidden Broadway - Merrily We Stole a Song Is up for 8/31-9/15 for $15 surprise


BroadwayWorld Announces Summer Madness Bracket - Best Musical: Losers Edition
 Jul 4 2024, 11:05:09 AM

fashionguru_23: I cannot live in a world where Beetlejuice is voted a better musical than Gypsy!

Pass me the cyanide, Aladdin is beating Follies.

HELLO, I'M DOLLY bio-musical headed for the stage!
 Jul 3 2024, 07:10:45 PM

I just asked my bestie: Guess who’s going to direct “Hello, I’m Dolly?”

Response: That twirling chair guy.

I am still hysterical.  Can you all imagine a Jamie Lloyd Dolly musical?  I needed a good laugh today.


Theater Quiz for June 2024: Politics, Prizes and Pride
 Jul 1 2024, 06:54:09 PM


Berkshire Theater Group’s Young Frankenstein
 Jun 28 2024, 03:51:43 PM

Playbill states:

Berkshire Theater Group’s Young Frankenstein
 Jun 28 2024, 10:19:54 AM

Yes, it goes to the Bay Street Theater (Sag Harbor) in August and the Geva Theatre Center (Rochester) in Sept-Oct.

Berkshire Theater Group’s Young Frankenstein
 Jun 28 2024, 09:10:09 AM

I am literally beaming after having so many laughs and smiles attending the first preview of Young Frankenstein in Pittsfield, Ma. last night.  What a polished production. Jerry McIntyre’s direction was detailed with an eye on superb comedic timing, fun dance sequences and excellent staging.  

All of the performances were excellent.  I absolutely loved Veanne Cox as Frau Blucher who killed He Vas My Boyfriend. She had a mishap when one of her ca

A Tender Thing at St. Germain Theater/Barrington Stage Co.
 Jun 26 2024, 02:00:09 AM

I attended the first preview of Barrington Stage’s A Tender Thing at the St. Germain theater tonight.  Ben Power (The Lehman Trilogy) uses exact text from Romeo And Juliet and moves things around to now tell a story of a Romeo & Juliet who have spent their life together and are now in their golden years.  It was lovely to hear Shakespeare again and I found it quite moving.  Derek Smith is astonishingly good at reciting poetry and was ve

FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
 Jun 23 2024, 09:19:52 AM

OMG. Kate is brilliant. Cook and Sondheim would be proud. I couldn’t get a Carnegie Hall Follies ticket but very happy I have a ticket to hear her in Connecticut on 6/30.  I hope she does Losing My Mind.  I’m also delightfully looking forward to her renditions of It’s Not About Me and The Lady’s Improving as part of The Prom at the Sharon Playhouse next month. Should be a hoot.

Sandra Oh, Paige Gilbert, Ann Harada & more to star in NA premiere of Lucy Kirkwood's THE WELKIN
 Jun 23 2024, 07:23:08 AM

This was such a dark roller coaster ride that I really enjoyed. Great cast and direction. Lots of memorable stage pictures.  Have been thinking about it a lot since Wednesday.  Very grateful for The Atlantic.

Next Musical Creator that should have a Revue show
 Jun 23 2024, 06:56:16 AM

Double yes for Tesori please.

 Jun 19 2024, 08:40:11 AM

We talked a lot about the advertising for The Days of Wine and Roses in this thread and I have so much respect for Kelli going public with her feelings regarding the advertising tone.

O’HARA: Listen, this musical was about alcoholism. Deep, dark alcoholism. And a love story, but riddled with this third player, right? So it wasn’t for everybody. I knew that it wasn’t the most commercial thing. It was an art piece, and I was so proud of that, actually. And we’re lucky that it had a space on Broadway for even a minute. But what killed me is that I felt like the population that needed it — us all being the daughter or having had that mother or knowing that father or whatever it was — I was worried that we hadn’t reached them. I sometimes worry that the business can be very formulaic, especially in how we sell things. And I was concerned that we weren’t reaching the audience, the whole new generation of sober-curious people, and people that don’t usually come to theater, or whole organizations that thrive and survive on sobriety or that need to have the conversation constantly or to see themselves in a story.

We were being told to sell it as a love story. We were deceiving people as they walked in the door, and I’m saying this out loud because it was one of the most painful parts of the process for me — to be doing that much, to be giving that much of my heart, and being so satisfied by the performance, and then I would literally have someone every single night come and see it and say, “Oh, I had no idea it was about alcoholism.” I jumped back on social media when we got the closing notice and started trying to promote the show, sweating, just to get more people in front of this beautiful piece of work. And I felt sad and angry because there was a time when that wasn’t your job as much; your job was to do eight shows a week with all your heart. But it felt like, “Gosh, I should have been more of an influencer. I should have been having things on the sidewalk [like Hamilton did].” And I started to get desperate because when you work on something for 20 years, and you know how special it is… But then you have to check yourself and say, “It’s special to me, and that doesn’t always translate to special to the larger community.” But it’s painful. When you’re in something that means the world to you, and it’s closing, it’s heartbreaking because it feels like a death.

THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL to close on June 23
 Jun 19 2024, 06:59:54 AM

For those of you who have seen it, how does Mystic Pizza compare?

Matt Bomer, Nathan Lane to Star in Golden Girls-Like Sitcom
 Jun 19 2024, 06:54:14 AM

Wonder who will get the McClanahan part.

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