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Member Name: bwayobsessed
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Profile: I am a massive theatre fan (obviously). I love acting as well as set design and at some point in my life I want to direct so I pretty much love every aspect of theatre.


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Audra McDonald-led GYPSY for 2024-2025 Season!
 Jul 4 2024, 08:47:27 PM

I like the belt on My White Knight


Favorite spots for Pre-Broadway Drinks/Dinner
 Jul 3 2024, 02:20:18 PM

Lately I’ve been liking Lily’s on 9th near 46th/47th. Good pub faire, space to sit outside, etc


Why hasn't The Wizard of Oz appeared more on Broadway?
 Jul 3 2024, 01:28:27 PM

ChairinMain said: "jacobsnchz14 said: "Actually surprised ALW’s adaptation of The Wizard of Oz never actually made it to Broadway."

Having seen it...I am not surprised.
"

I did not see the RSC production, the Wizard of Oz is perhaps my favorite movie. That said the way the movie is written works better on film then onstage, especially for a modern audience. The songs are all great but aside from Over the Rainbow could sorta be estab


7 or 8 o’clock curtain?
 Jul 2 2024, 07:09:33 AM

7 means I still get home early enough that it doesn’t throw of my sleep schedule (in Jersey). I also think the poster who points out how the 7 o clock curtain is better for theatre workers makes a BRILLIANT point. This goes into the industry question of creating a semblance of work life balance. I work in theater-not on broadway-but just convincing places not to end tech days at (or after) midnight when people have early calls for crew work the next day is a struggle. 


THE OUTSIDERS Opening Night Critics’ Reviews
 Jul 1 2024, 08:07:02 PM

Streganona said: "Interesting discussion of the rumble scene in the Forbes article. Can someone who has seen both The Outsiders and Ivo Van Hove's revival of West Side Story compare these two rumbles in the rain? I wonder if The Outsiders team, including Danya Taymor, was inspired in part by WSS.

I would say Ivo’s Rumble was more like you were watching a real fight  (to my memory I only saw it once). Danya’s is very stylized and dancelik


The Outsiders cast / stage door - hype
 Jun 29 2024, 07:33:19 PM

I saw Hadestown pre Tony’s win and they handed everyone a little red flower and everyone was hanging out in the street after. It was a very electric vibe


LEMPICKA Reviews
 Jun 28 2024, 07:10:26 PM

hearthemsing22 said: "Yet this is a thread about Lempicka, yes? So...I don't see a problem. If you do...get over it"

But you are directly addressing the people who are whining, who were not doing that here so it seems misplaced. 
 

I do think it’s silly that Lempicka closed so quickly and W4E and HK got a bunch of Tony noms but alas. 


THE GREAT GATSBY Original Broadway Cast Recording Thread
 Jun 28 2024, 07:07:34 PM

chrishuyen said: "Guess I'll be a bit of a dissenter here. I thought the group numbers came off FAR better than the power ballads, which just contain a myriad of lyrics that range from cringe to not making much sense for the character at all. The ensemble numbers at least are fun and I'm not paying all that much attention to what the lyrics are doing, so it hides any deficiencies they might have. Maybe I'd like the power ballads more if they had better lyrics, but they ju


THE GREAT GATSBY Original Broadway Cast Recording Thread
 Jun 28 2024, 12:25:30 PM

This may be just a first listen reaction but I think I dislike many of the Papermill changes to the power ballads I already liked. It’s the ensemble numbers I already didn’t like that I still don’t like.


LEMPICKA Reviews
 Jun 28 2024, 11:25:01 AM

hearthemsing22 said: "There are still people whining about the closing of this show, saying things like "we need to rethink the system". Oh shut up. This show did not have an audience. And if it did, it was a very small one, and that is not enough to keep the show open. All those people who were always going- did they tell their friends to go? Did those friends pay full price? Did they keep spreading the word? I'm thinking-- no. So- stop whining I beg of you"<


THE GREAT GATSBY Original Broadway Cast Recording Thread
 Jun 28 2024, 10:02:52 AM

Jeez So Sophisticated is a way better song than Absolute Rose IMO (I saw it at Papermill not broadway) 


LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA to transfer to Broadway?
 Jun 25 2024, 07:50:07 PM

This is an opera roll essentially. James had the perfect voice for it, much better than Morrison. I like many of the movie names thrown around a few posts back but I don’t think any of them can sing the part remotely well


Titanic at City Center
 Jun 23 2024, 08:19:06 PM

Miss10036 said: "All this week, I kept getting ads for this on YouTube. It was always the same one, featuringrehearsal footage of the "Godspeed Titanic" number. Each time I thought, I shouldskip this adto avoid score spoilerssince I wanted to go in cold this weekend as a newbieto the show, but I never could click past that snippetbecause it just sounded too sublimeto ignore... Wow, finally hearing the fullscore live blew me away. I found myself getting misty-eyed a


Next Musical Creator that should have a Revue show
 Jun 22 2024, 09:01:36 PM

I could see one for Stephen Schwartz being entertaining 


THE GREAT GATSBY Original Broadway Cast Recording Thread
 Jun 22 2024, 09:34:41 AM

Broadway Flash said: "The music is definitely better than the lyrics. I’m loving the cast recording, it all sounds very lush, I feel they were snubbed a nomination for orchestrations and sound.And many other categories too. I would have nominated them over elephants, Illinoise, and Hell’s Kitchen"

I think they deserved a score nomination 


Titanic at City Center
 Jun 22 2024, 09:00:10 AM

I saw it last weekend. I was very curious to see how the original design worked and after some searching I found a full very grainy video and clicked thru it. I wonder if something this production lacked was perhaps the main character-the ship itself. Obviously in a concert or in any production without a broadway budget it is impossible to do what the original broadway production did but wow they did so much, so theatrically. It really feels like another character in the show and perhaps the


The 77th Annual TONY Awards Performances
 Jun 17 2024, 05:29:21 PM

I sorta feel like outsiders should've done Great expectations -> Trouble -> Rumble. I liked the inclusion of the rumble and while I like Tulsa and Grease got a hold they didn't flow naturally into the rumble. Like I feel like if they did the opening to Great Expectations thru "I'd follow them to battle...." then going into Trouble as he follows them to battle there'd be more storytelling going on. 

I think with Tony's medleys the key is not to l


The 77th Annual TONY Awards Performances
 Jun 16 2024, 11:44:41 PM

Illinoise was the best performance of the night. Suffs second.


2024 Tony Awards
 Jun 16 2024, 11:03:27 PM

Jonathan making me cry is no surprise but Jesus 


2024 Tony Awards
 Jun 16 2024, 09:51:36 PM

Gad and Ranells should host


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