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FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
 Jun 21 2024, 12:02:53 AM

IMHO

HIGH POINTS:
- Alexander Gemignani's "The Road You Didn't Take"
- Hearing those orchestrations again.
- The original choreography for "Who's That Woman"! Bennett was perfection. Took non-Dancers and made it look like a real Follies number.
- Michael Berresse's "The Right Girl". He made that difficult song work.
- Santino Fontana's "Buddy's Blues". One of the best versions I've heard. And he barely moved.

PLEASANT/ALMOST INTERESTING:
- Ch

The 77th Annual Tony Award Snubs!
 Jun 17 2024, 12:55:45 AM

What does Michael Greif have to do to win a Tony?

(I know...besides doing a good directing job...I think he's just fine...)


Dave Malloy's THREE HOUSES at Signature
 Jun 16 2024, 03:48:39 PM


I probably would’ve enjoyed it more if I could’ve understood what the singers were singing about.  Especially Margo. Why is it that this is happening in so many shows lately?  Even with a mike, you still have to enunciate properly…

 

It’s also staggering how the performers actually learned all the material. 
 

 


FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall
 Jun 3 2024, 12:04:07 PM


Bring back Bob Gunton and Harry Groener.  They were perfect.  


The Outsiders is the most Genre elevating musical since Hamilton (IMO)
 Jun 2 2024, 12:37:59 AM

Oops. 
 

Brody deserves the nomination. 
 

as does Jason Schmidt’s body. Corey Cott, eat your heart out. 


The Outsiders is the most Genre elevating musical since Hamilton (IMO)
 Jun 2 2024, 12:02:35 AM

massofmen said: "Shows rarely evolve the entire genre of theater.There have been a few that make the Musical Theatre landscape take notice and have to be better than it was before that Musical.
West Side Story, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Phantom, Les MIs, Ms Saigon, Ragtime, RENT, Book of Mormon, Hamilton (to name a few) and now (IMO) The Outsiders.
The fight scene alone i Act 2 should win its own tony award for actually portraying a real fight scene on stage. Unlike basically ev


What is the worst production you have ever seen on Broadway? What is the worst show?
 May 18 2024, 12:54:00 AM

Worst was TELETHON, but this GREAT GATSBY is a close second. 
 

 


THE GREAT GATSBY Opening Night Critics’ Reviews
 May 17 2024, 10:34:55 PM

Why is everybody in this show doing a scream fest?   Stand Center stage and scream your song into the void.
 

One of the more annoying shows of the season

 

Not an ounce of subtlety  - and any relationship to the original material is purely coincidental  

 

 


CABARET at the Kit Kat Club Previews
 Apr 14 2024, 12:29:36 AM

MemorableUserName said: "I posted a few weeks ago that I had no interest in seeing this based on the Olivier performance, but the SeatGeek discount code, the positive reports about the stage mezzanine seating, and Bebe were enough to tempt me. So there’s my initial bias upfront if anyone wants to dismiss the following, but this review is mostly for anyone else who was skeptical or is open to another opinion.

Am I glad I saw it? Yes. Was it entertaining? For the most


New Musical, DEAD OUTLAW, from Penna/Yazbek/Moses
 Apr 14 2024, 12:22:53 AM


just a big snore - literally - I fought to stay awake. 
 

monotonous music - no real plot - nothing really funny -  not even that odd - just a waste of $90


LEMPICKA Previews
 Apr 12 2024, 12:38:06 AM

YvanEhtNioj said: "Just left. I liked the set and sound and lighting, but everything else was meh. I felt no emotional connection. I wasn’t moved."


totally agree

 

as I said before, I have no idea who that woman even was from this production. 


Cabaret stunt casting
 Apr 12 2024, 12:35:46 AM

Theatrefanboy1 said: "With the 29$ million price tag. Obviously they must have a plan once Eddie leaves in august after only five months. I’m curious who people think they have in line for emcee or sally.
I’m wondering if it’ll be big names like: TImothee Chalamet, Austin Butler, Chris pine, Harry Styles…

and: Emma Watson or Margot Robbie…



any idea of who you think they’ll be casting?
"



CABARET at the Kit Kat Club Previews
 Apr 12 2024, 12:22:35 AM

lopside said: "Skip23 has called everything a dud this season, including the wildly acclaimed Stereophonic."


I haven’t seen everything new. And I did like Water For Elephants. 
 

and yes - Stereophonic was dud-ley IMHO. And was it really widely acclaimed? I know at least four people who are scratching their heads. 


CABARET at the Kit Kat Club Previews
 Apr 11 2024, 11:26:24 PM

Saw this tonight
 

Thoughts

- Gayle Rankin kind of blew me away once she could stop fighting the overblown direction and choreography. Her understated Maybe This Time and Cabaret totally worked for me and gave me chills. She’s a fine fine actress -  get her away from that stupid staging.   

- Eddie Redmayne didn’t leave any impression on me. It was just a lot of handwaving.  But then Allen Cumming and Joel Grey are


LEMPICKA Previews
 Apr 10 2024, 12:08:17 AM

ART ISN'T EASY

IMPRESSIONS:

- If you thought Jason Robert Brown can't easily end a number, welcome to Kreitzer and Gould.  Some of these numbers go on and on and never seem to finish.

- And Eden Espinosa bears the brunt of this punishment.  She never seems to stop singing.  Granted she is given breaks during the show, but her incessant pop recitative wears you out.  The melodies seem to run into one another all sounding vaguely the same.&n


Have there ever been so many new musicals in one season?
 Apr 8 2024, 04:54:07 PM

On another note…

 

have there ever been so many turkeys in one season?


STEREOPHONIC Previews
 Apr 7 2024, 09:21:17 PM

Another mediocre, tedious outing.  I'm amazed that this transferred to Broadway 

What a season of duds!

 

 


Michael R. Jackson & Anna K. Jacobs' TEETH Musical at Playwrights Horizons (Winter 2024)
 Apr 7 2024, 09:17:33 PM

 

Saw this today.  Boring, boring, boring.  Same as Dead Outlaw.  What is it with these writers?  Material ripe for satire and camp and humor and they try to make them documentaries and social commentaries.  Geesh.


Christopher Durang Dead at 75
 Apr 3 2024, 12:26:48 PM


I’ve never laughed so much as I did at BETTY’S SUMMER VACATION. A singular, brilliant talent. RIP. 


CABARET at the Kit Kat Club Previews
 Apr 2 2024, 05:33:49 PM

I love your reviews, Jordan.  Whether I agree with them or not.  They're just so....thorough...and early!!!

 

AAAAND.....I can't believe that people on this Board won't acknowledge that everything ANYONE says here ARE THEIR OPINIONS!!!!!    There's no right or wrong.   It's just YOUR OPINION!!!!!!

 

 


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