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Hazbin Hotel - Any good?  Mar 23 2024, 09:07:16 AM

A friend recommended this to me, listing off the plethora of Broadway talent in the cast. Has anyone watched the first season? 


Female Theatre Critics in 2024  Mar 16 2024, 09:57:54 AM

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at some of the reviews of The Notebook made me wonder if like the movie was considered a 'chick-flick' (maybe an outdated term?)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? 


Scandal in Oz: Was 'Over the Rainbow' Plagiarized?  Mar 9 2024, 12:28:18 PM

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-features/the-wizard-of-oz-over-the-rainbow-plagiarized-1235843128/

Mostly circumstantial evidence, but seems plausible that he heard the tune. 


Playwright on HIV Med Strike / NYTW Responds  Mar 4 2024, 08:18:39 AM

Just read:

https://www.nytw.org/a-letter-from-patricia-mcgregor/

Which I think is a response to:

https://www.vulture.com/article/victor-i-cazares-new-york-theatre-workshop-gaza-ceasefire.html

 


The Guardian view on theatre pricing: an issue of cultural democracy  Mar 4 2024, 08:13:58 AM

More worrying, for anyone concerned about access for young people and low earners (which means most workers in the entertainment industries), was a disproportionate hike in the cheapest tickets. These considerably outpaced inflation, rising by 12.8% to an average of £25.44.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/mar/01/the-guardian-view-on-theatre-pricing-an-issue-of-cultural-democracy

I'd still take it over our pricing, but disturbing to see this trend over in the UK as well which I thought had a better handle on it. 


Center Stage Records / Cast Albums  Mar 3 2024, 02:26:53 PM

How does a company like this make money when I've only heard of a small part of their catalog... Streaming doesn't pay... Who is still buying on a CD player? 

https://www.broadwayrecords.com/


Guess 5th Avenue's Season  Mar 3 2024, 02:24:31 PM

https://www.instagram.com/the5thavenuetheatre

Guessing Hairspray (TV?), Some Like it Hot (Sax?), Mary Poppins - the bag? 


Hallelujah, League Reverses Hinton Battle Decision and Will Dim All the Lights!  Mar 2 2024, 03:12:57 PM

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Update-All-Broadway-Lights-to-Be-Dimmed-for-Hinton-Battle-20240302

Having seen all 3 of his Tony(!) winning performances and met the man on a few occasions, this was more than well deserved. 


Mike Nichols Biopic!  Mar 2 2024, 08:12:02 AM

https://deadline.com/2024/03/mike-nichols-a-life-peter-spears-movie-1235843447/

sign me up as I LOVED the book! 

Who do you think would play him well? 


Full HELL'S KITCHEN Cast for Broadway  Feb 26 2024, 10:30:03 AM

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Complete-Cast-Set-For-HELLS-KITCHEN-on-Broadway-Starring-Shoshana-Bean-20240226

Who's different from Off-Broadway? I assume Donna Vivino is understudying Shoshana Bean? Always loved her on stage. 


Broadway in Detroit - Season guesses  Feb 17 2024, 11:00:31 AM

https://www.instagram.com/broadwayindetroit

A friend sent this to me, and I'm guessing A Beautiful Noise (though I wish it was AMERICAN IDIOT!!!), MJ, Some Like it Hot and Moulin Rouge 

Do you agree? 


Moana sings Queer Little Shop of Horrors  Feb 8 2024, 07:38:27 AM

This was a fun watch this morning... Curious to hear what the music is like in the sequel, especially without Lin. 

 


Seth MacFarlane to Broadway?  Feb 1 2024, 08:07:50 AM

I remember the rumors (and hopes) of him replacing in The Music Man, or joining Spamalot. It seems like only a matter of time before we get him to the stage. Any wish list ideas? 


NINE & BYE BYE BIRDIE at Kennedy Center - Cast?  Jan 30 2024, 12:18:09 PM

Oops, yes! 


NINE & BYE BYE BIRDIE at Kennedy Center - Cast?  Jan 30 2024, 07:18:14 AM

Any rumors on casting for either one of these? A friend called and found out that tickets go on sale to members for Birdie on 2/20 and to the public on 2/22, and for Nine it's 3/26 and 3/28... So now just need to know who is in them!

 


Any news on CHESS?  Jan 25 2024, 10:24:40 AM
I feel like we had nothing but buzz about this coming back in the Fall, and then it went quiet again (as frustratingly often happens with one of my favorite scores). Has anyone heard anything that I've missed?
An Oversaturated Spring? Data and opinions...  Jan 25 2024, 07:24:57 AM

First Adam Feldman writes "Too many shows get jammed into April, and we've got the data to prove it."

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/let-me-tell-youbroadway-in-april-is-too-damn-crowded-012424

BTTF's Casey Likes seemed to agree, noting:

 




Wow! Cool New Stage Tech from Disney...  Jan 18 2024, 07:42:56 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68YMEmaF0rs

Skip to the last 90 seconds if you need to.... this feels like it's destined for Broadway? 


How to Fix the Broadway Model  Jan 17 2024, 12:52:13 PM

There's been a lot in other threads, and news stories lately about all of the challenges facing Broadway shows, but not a lot of ideas for solutions. 

I think the problem is that there's a lot of problems, but would start by a concerted effort to clean up Times Square and the theatre district again, along with a PR campaign to try and get the suburban and local audience back. I was there yesterday and it's the smallest line I've ever seen at TKTS. 

I al


Mousetrap on Broadwayt  Jan 17 2024, 12:47:00 PM

Is there still no news here? Is this dead? 


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