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Chavkin-directed GATSBY musical from Welch and Majok to premiere in 2024

willep
#250Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024 ART
Posted: 6/10/24 at 12:05pm

I hope to finally catch it. Was sad to miss it the last time.

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dramamama611
#251Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024 ART
Posted: 6/10/24 at 12:28pm

hearthemsing22 said: "Whoa can we go back a minute- GATZ is 6 1/2 hours????? Anyone on this thread have plans to see it?"

Yup, it's pretty much your day.  I believe it's treated very much like how HP was originally, intermissions and a dinner break. 


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#252Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024 ART
Posted: 6/10/24 at 12:56pm

There are basically two schools of thought for critics attending an out of town tryout:

  • Get the New York critics to see it and weigh in to get a sense of what they love and hate, to inform revisions.
  • A first impression can only be made once. If the creative team and commercial producers view this as a work in progress and intend to mount it elsewhere prior to Broadway, they may not want the critics to weigh in yet. These are smart people who should be able to identify strengths and weaknesses without a critical consensus (especially if this is just step one of its development).

As far as local critics are concerned, Don Aucoin of the Boston Globe doesn't exactly have the critical authority that producers want to listen to, as opposed to someone like Chris Jones (Chicago) or Charles McNulty (LA) or, previously, Peter Marks (DC).

It is weird that an amateur review would be removed from Reddit unless removed by the original poster. That's just a freedom of speech thing, not a journalistic integrity thing. If you buy a ticket to a public performance, it's within your right to comment (see: Frank Rich or Michael Riedel buying tix to early previews).

Updated On: 6/10/24 at 12:56 PM

DaveyG
#253Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024 ART
Posted: 6/10/24 at 1:29pm

ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "There are basically two schools of thought for critics attending an out of town tryout:

  • Get the New York critics to see it and weigh in to geta sense of what theylove and hate, to inform revisions.
  • A first impression can only be made once. If the creative team and commercial producers view this as a work in progress and intend to mount it elsewhere prior to Broadway,they may not want the critics to weigh in yet. These are smart people whoshouldbe able to identify strengths and weaknesses without a critical consensus (especially if this is just step one of its development).

As far as local critics are concerned, Don Aucoin of the Boston Globe doesn't exactly have the critical authority that producers want to listen to, as opposed to someone like Chris Jones (Chicago)or Charles McNulty (LA) or, previously, Peter Marks (DC).

It is weird that an amateur review would be removed from Reddit unless removed by the original poster. That's just a freedom of speech thing, not a journalistic integrity thing. If you buy a ticket to a public performance, it's within your right to comment (see: Frank Rich or Michael Riedel buying tix to early previews).
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I was under the impression that you can't stop professional critics from writing a review. If they're not invited, they can just buy their own ticket. Being that this is such a high profile production, I'm really surprised the Boston Globe hasn't weighed in yet. 

I would think that most producers would try to stop out of town critics from writing about their show if they could. Why take the risk of getting panned? 

Updated On: 6/10/24 at 01:29 PM

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#254Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024 ART
Posted: 6/10/24 at 1:36pm

DaveyG said: "I was under the impression that you can't stop professional critics from writing a review. If they're not invited, they can just buy their own ticket. Being that this is such a high profile production, I'm really surprised the Boston Globe hasn't weighed in yet.

I would think that most producers would try to stop out of town critics from writing about their show if they could. Why take the risk of getting panned?
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Yes, any critic could purchase tickets, but critics and press agents are close collaborators with a lot of handshake agreements. IF the theatre says "we'd really like you not to review this for XYZ reason," most critics with integrity will respect the embargo. Boston's a tiny theatre community and it wouldn't be great for the A.R.T. and the Boston Globe to be on bad terms with each other.

But it's also running through August 3. They might simply be waiting to invite critics to a later performance.

Some producers would prefer to get panned out of town and then not come into New York, or use that pan to revise substantially prior to Broadway. It's hard to come back from a pan, but it can be a wake-up call or a moment to reevaluate plans.

Updated On: 6/10/24 at 01:36 PM

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TaffyDavenport
#256Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024 ART
Posted: 6/11/24 at 4:42pm

A friend is bailing on tomorrow's 2p matinee, so I have an extra ticket to sell at face value. Front row center, $43 including fees, and I have the PDF to forward. PM me if interested.

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TaffyDavenport
#257Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024 ART
Posted: 6/14/24 at 8:25am

‘Gatsby’ Review: A Smartly Stinging Musical Adaptation With Spectacle, Grit and Florence Welch Tunes

https://variety.com/2024/legit/reviews/gatsby-review-musical-florence-welch-american-repertory-theater-1236037189/

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MrsSallyAdams
#258Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024 ART
Posted: 6/14/24 at 9:31am

This sounds promising. 

Terry Byrne, The Boston Globe: Full disclosure: The Great Gatsby was not my favorite Fitzgerald novel. Nick's narration always kept me at arm's length from what seemed to me shallow, grasping characters. But Majok, who writes so eloquently of striving and struggle when the odds are stacked against you, finds the complex center of these individuals, digging into the desires that drive them. And Welch and Bartlett tap into Welch's uncanny ability to tell stories in songs that build to sweeping vocal crescendos while imbuing lyrics with tender emotion. The songs amplify Majok's storytelling, which plays fast, but not too loose, with Fitzgerald's text, following through on suggestions of Nick's homosexuality, making the golfer Jordan more interesting with her own gender fluidity, and heightening the tension between Tom and Daisy and the raw, physical desire between both Tom and Myrtle and Daisy and Gatsby.

Review Roundup: GATSBY Makes its World Premiere at A.R.T. (broadwayworld.com)


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bear88
#259Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024 ART
Posted: 6/14/24 at 9:52am

TaffyDavenport said: "‘Gatsby’ Review: A Smartly Stinging Musical Adaptation With Spectacle, Grit and Florence Welch Tunes

https://variety.com/2024/legit/reviews/gatsby-review-musical-florence-welch-american-repertory-theater-1236037189/
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The producers couldn’t have asked for a more glowing review than that.

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dramamama611
#260Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024 ART
Posted: 6/14/24 at 12:47pm

Wow (to the review). I'm really hating that I went so early in the run  (only the first official preview), and missed what seems like a lot. I've not felt like that before from a preview 


If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.

barcelona20
#261Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024 ART
Posted: 6/14/24 at 1:09pm

dramamama611 said: "Wow (to the review). I'm really hating that I went so early in the run (only the first official preview), and missed what seems like a lot. I've not felt like that before from a preview"

Same! And how about those ticket prices for the remaining performances!?

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dramamama611
#262Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024 ART
Posted: 6/14/24 at 1:19pm

Indeed....I just went to look!   (Maybe I'll wait to see if they extend again!)


If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.

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Mark_E
#263Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024 ART
Posted: 6/14/24 at 2:57pm

Does anyone know if they're selling Standing Room SRO for this?

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AC126748
#264Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024 ART
Posted: 6/15/24 at 1:06am

TheaterMania has a more mixed appraisal:

Florence Welch and Martyna Majok’s New Gatsby Musical Sizzles as It Fizzles


"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body

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#265Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024 ART
Posted: 6/15/24 at 4:51pm

This show's score is jawdropping, oh my god. Though I love Welch's work, I was a little worried that her poetic tendencies would struggle to cohere over an entire evening of musical plotting, but it's so thoroughly enveloping and of a piece that it feels monumental. I do think the last thirty minutes could use some finessing, somehow it just doesn't quite cohere dramatically ("The Damage That You Do" is too lyrically on-the-nose), but America She Breaks is a great payoff for the increased roles of George and Myrtle and his "Ladies and gentlemen" refrain gave me chills.

Jarethan
#266Welch’s GATSBY to premiere in 2024 ART
Posted: 6/15/24 at 5:14pm

I read three knock-down raves for the show and a decidedly mixed one from Theatremania.  It will be very interesting to see what they decide to do post-ART.  In every scenario but one, you would expect them to book a Broadway theatre (if they had not already).  Unfortunately, they are dealing with the one scenario that creates problems... an inferior version beat them to the punch and is doing respectively at the box office). 

I guess that London would be the best move...Build some time between productions and hope for acclaim that they can leveraged here.

I see it July 9th and can't wait. 


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