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The New Group's
 May 19 2024, 11:53:11 PM
Absolutely loved this! It's super funny - like, much funnier than I was expecting it to be even after reading the comments here - and well acted, while also being incredibly touching. The audience, while not totally full, was really locked in, and I could hear laughter and tears in surround sound.

I appreciate folks highlighting this show here, and I would highly recommend it to others!

Dave Malloy's THREE HOUSES at Signature
 May 19 2024, 11:34:47 PM
Organized my spring trip around seeing this show, and yeah, absolutely worth it. I liked this even more than I liked Octet, probably because the sound is a little more reminiscent of Comet/GQ and those are my favorite Malloy pieces.

Despite the fact that it's about the pandemic, something I was really not begging for a musical about, it was funny and dark and weird and specific in a way that really worked for me (like most of his work, tbh). I enjoyed the theme, the lyrical patterns th

The Lonely Few @ MCC
 May 19 2024, 12:23:41 AM
Just got back from this, a show I've been looking forward to since last year, and whew! I am so disappointed I hardly know where to start.

We saw this three times when it ran in LA last year - once toward the beginning of the run, once in the middle, and once toward the end, and we would have gone again for closing weekend if they hadn't cancelled because of illness. We absolutely LOVED the show, and it stayed more or less the same the whole run. We knew they'd probably tweak things fo

Is it time for an American Idiot revival?
 May 17 2024, 10:21:15 PM
I missed American Idiot the first time around, but I am psyched to see the Deaf West version. We went to see their Spring Awakening in LA because I liked a few songs from the show, which I also missed (too broke + far away for Broadway back then), and it was enormously touching and beautiful and got me super into the show.

While I am not gonna hold their American Idiot to that very high standard, I think they will do something really special with it and I can't wait! If it's a success,

THE GREAT GATSBY Opening Night Critics’ Reviews
 May 17 2024, 10:36:13 AM
Maybe it's because the comments and reviews posted here lowered my expectations tremendously, but I saw this yesterday and enjoyed it! Is it a good adaptation of the book? No. But it's a spectacle of a production, and entertaining in its own right.

The set design is incredible - I loved how they blended the practical sets and projections. The costumes deserved that Tony nom. Jeremy, Eva and Sam all sounded fabulous - Eva was the main reason I ended up deciding to go (well, that and the

LITTLE BEAR RIDGE ROAD: Metcalf & Mantello, Steppenwolf Summer 2024
 May 13 2024, 05:40:46 PM
Thanks so much for sharing, because I'm going to Chicago in July and this will fit into my plans perfectly! I've never been to Steppenwolf, excited to check it out.
The New Group's
 May 12 2024, 05:16:55 PM
Coming into the city on Tuesday for a week and I didn't have anything booked for Sunday night, so I slotted this in based on these reviews! I'll be sure to report back.
Free streams of past Shakespeare in the Park productions
 May 5 2024, 11:51:17 AM
That's awesome!

I am still salty that the only one we've been able to attend (The Tempest a few years back with Sam Waterston) got rained out at intermission. Maybe one day I'll be able to see the end!

The Lonely Few @ MCC
 Apr 29 2024, 05:12:23 PM
Man, some of these reviews make me realize that listening to reviews here has probably caused me to miss out on some great stuff over the years! I saw this in LA (several times!) and absolutely loved it - looking forward to seeing it again in a couple of weeks at MCC. I think the story is pretty clear, but maybe not as substantial as some are looking for - it's a relationship drama. And it's loud, for sure, but hopefully a few more previews will allow them to tweak the audio if deciphering lyric
Mayer-helmed GALILEO musical and more part of Berkeley Rep season
 Apr 12 2023, 07:01:18 PM

Looks like I'm road tripping to Berkley next summer! That creative team is absolutely stacked. After I saw (and became a little obsessed with) The Lonely Few, I was poking around trying to see what else Zoe Sarnak was working on, and this looked promising. I'm only sad we have to wait a year! 

Dave Malloy's THREE HOUSES at Signature
 Apr 2 2024, 04:58:50 PM

ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "Dave writes, I buy.

That's how this relationship works.

Can't wait!

Same here... going in May and I can't wait. 

FAT HAM at Geffen Playhouse
 Jan 9 2024, 03:29:26 PM
Planning to see this production since I didn't get the chance to see it in NYC. Is there a bad place to sit for this show, or not so much?
Lindsay Mendez in Merrily We Roll Along
 Jan 3 2024, 06:17:12 PM
I went to the matinee on Saturday 12/30, and was expecting that she'd be out because of reports here that she doesn't do matinees, but she was in and sounded great. I was especially psyched because I saw it off-Broadway exactly one year before that and she was out for that show. I did love Jamila Sabares-Klemm's performance (and my husband actually preferred her) but it was nice to be able to see the full cast.
Jamie Lloyd's revival of THE EFFECT to play The Shed (w/ Paapa Essiedu & Taylor Russell)
 Dec 11 2023, 02:10:01 PM

I'd love to see this, but a four week run is not long enough for me to get there with everything else coming out this spring. It's wild to me that it even makes sense to transfer for such a short run.

New Musicals by Jason Robert Brown, Gavin Creel & More Set for MCC's 2023/24 Season
 Jun 22 2023, 04:06:37 PM

So excited to see The Lonely Few in their season!! Saw it three times when it was in LA and wish I could have seen it more. Just a shame it's a full year out! 

Signature Theatre season includes Morriseau, Ruhl, and Malloy musical premiere
 Jun 13 2023, 08:18:15 PM

I will absolutely be planning a spring trip around Dave Malloy's show.

The 76th Annual TONY Awards!
 Jun 11 2023, 08:18:06 PM

Theatrefanboy1 said: "This host is so boring. She was bad last year. I’m surprised they had her back. I think Rosie was far more interesting. Nathan lane would have been far better especially with the improv"

I could not disagree with this more, she's been great! 

Millennials Are Killing Musicals
 May 17 2023, 01:34:15 PM

Call_me_jorge said: "dseaver70 said: "More or less…but beyond that, why is Ciara

absent from this?

I’m thinking the same thing… her recent Instagram post, particularly her caption, is striking to say the least.

“So happy to be spending my day with my person, out and free from what had been dragging me down. Only stay where you are celebrated, loved, and supported. So this is where you’ll find me for the remainder of today”

Oh wow. I started following her after seeing her in The Lonely Few, and though the show got extended a couple of weeks, she didn't stay for the extension, presumably because of commitments to this show. She was definitely posting about working on it and being so excited for it as of a couple weeks ago! Rereading this caption in light of the info that she's not there... I hope she's doing ok. 

King James
 May 17 2023, 01:23:22 PM

Saw this in LA and liked it!  I thought Perfetti was the stronger performer of the two, but they were both good and it was an enjoyable evening at the theater. Our crowd was really into the DJ, lol. 

Broadway prices and uncomfortable seats
 Apr 21 2023, 03:19:05 PM

EAPEAPMO said: "What do you mean by this? Like what are you suggesting replaces the revenue of the removed seats?"

I've been to many shows that were nowhere near filled to capacity, and I am sure you have, too. I am suggesting that perhaps more people would go to the theater if they didn't associate it with being extremely uncomfortable, and since most shows are not selling out every performance anyway, the reduced seating would lead to fuller houses overall.

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