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CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024

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tacotheatrelover
#400CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
Posted: 1/26/24 at 2:52am

inception said: "Thanks! Looked at dates further out with cast to be announced & can confirm it only works on the $111 seats & drops them down to $98.

I guess for young people using the last of their X-mas money that's better than nothing.

(Hint hint tacolover...& hey you don't even want to see what's his name, so go later in the year & gamble $98 that the next guy might be someone you'll like better)
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Hint taken :) I'm now up at 1:50 looking at dates, and trying to figure out what's going to be open then. Since we're trying to just get there anytime this year I'm sure it'll be fine. It would've taken a whopping 5 or so years since we've started talking about taking a trip like this and I just wanna make it happen, without or with Redmayne. I'll gamble that 98$ and take my chances.

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ColorTheHours048
#401CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
Posted: 1/26/24 at 8:13am

tacotheatrelover said: "Why rip on one production of a show when countless other theatres just ripped the Mendes production right out of the depths and put them on their stage. The director has said on multiple occasions that He's wanted to direct "Cabaret" since he saw it on Broadway with Alan Cumming and honestly did a damn good job. Yes a lot of the costumes are inspired from the London Production. Yes it might look like just a blatant ripoff of the London production but i can assure you it is not. Why make art if no one enjoys it, If it makes people come back around again and again like a lot of people have according to front of house, Why criticize it.? It did was it was supposed to do and was only around for a month, and that was the best damn month of theatre I have had."

Who criticized? I was pointing out the truth: the director was inspired by both Frecknall AND Mendes’ productions. That’s obvious.

I don’t doubt the production you saw was very good, but I always get the ick when someone cops someone else’s intellectual property and tries to pass it off as their own simply because the majority of people seeing it won’t know the difference or won’t care. That includes all the productions that were heavily stealing Robert Brill and William Ivey Long’s design aesthetics, and will continue as they steal Tom Scutt’s designs.

To be clear, YOU did nothing wrong by seeing it. I’m glad you enjoyed yourself so much and that you’re immersing yourself in theatre as much as you can. I hope you get the opportunity to see the show in New York as well.

Updated On: 1/26/24 at 08:13 AM

blasvader
#402CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
Posted: 1/26/24 at 8:58am

Oh it wasn't just design and staging that they copied, it was also choreography from the London production. Most productions that were riffing on Mendes prior to the London one at least managed to employ some creativity there, and some of them had far smaller budgets than this one seem to have had.

Anyhow, it would not be worth going over this so much if it not had been for the director's husband bragging about a superior production and arguing with my friend who caught this, how they only saw the London one after the ASF one. Which lmao, you've got Aimee Lou Wood in your design sketches, sure. 

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inception
#403CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
Posted: 1/26/24 at 11:14am

tacotheatrelover said: 
Hint taken :) I'm now up at 1:50 looking at dates, and trying to figure out what's going to be open then. 

I wouldn't worry so much about that now as there is always something to see.  Probably only August is the worst time for shows.

By Autumn only the better shows that opened in the Spring will still be around, and things we haven't even heard about yet - & Sunset Boulevard - should be opening.

There will be shows that you will be able to get deals on tickets for.  There always are.

Save your pennies & watch the dollars grow.

Don't forget to plan ahead for the other first time NY experiences.  There are limited daily tickets for things like climbing up inside the Statue of Liberty.  I highly recommend that experience. 

 


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Jordan Catalano
#404CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
Posted: 2/12/24 at 9:43pm

Got the email from the show today about “upgrading my experience” with their food and drink. I had to laugh because they’re advertising different “grazing boxes” of food and that has to be the most unappetizing way of selling food that I’ve ever heard. But they are pushing that Moët HARD. I’ll put $5 down that they have a Moët vending machine in the theater like ATG has in their UK houses, now. And that makes me fearful they’ll also have the buckets of popcorn.

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east side story
#405CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
Posted: 2/12/24 at 10:03pm

I believe rehearsals started today.

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GiantsInTheSky2
#406CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
Posted: 2/12/24 at 10:04pm

Those ‘different’ packages are such a scam. It’s comical. 


I am big. It’s the REVIVALS that got small.

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tacotheatrelover
#407CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
Posted: 2/12/24 at 10:37pm

Jordan Catalano said: "Got the email from the show today about “upgrading my experience” with their food and drink. I had to laugh because they’re advertising different “grazing boxes” of food and that has to be the most unappetizing way of selling food that I’ve ever heard. But they are pushing that Moët HARD. I’ll put $5 down that they have a Moët vending machine in the theater like ATG has in their UK houses, now. And that makes me fearful they’ll also have the buckets of popcorn."

Pardon my language, but I just saw the prices for the food and… WHAT THE ABSOLUTE F*CK ARE THOSE PRICES!? THAT’S MORE THAT THE CHEAPEST SEATS FOR THE SHOW!? 

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Broadway Flash
#408CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
Posted: 2/13/24 at 5:16pm

Imagine if Eddie and Gayle from rehearsal. 
Images of rehearsal

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Dylan Smith4
#409CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
Posted: 2/15/24 at 9:07am

Prologue Company Announced!

Exciting!

 


The idea is to work and to experiment. Some things will be creatively successful, some things will succeed at the box office, and some things will only - which is the biggest only - teach you things that see the future. And they're probably as valuable as any of your successes. -Harold Prince

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WldKingdomHM
#410CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
Posted: 2/15/24 at 11:10am

Dylan Smith4 said: "Prologue Company Announced!

Exciting!


"

Eh …:shrugs:

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Kad
#411CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
Posted: 2/15/24 at 12:24pm

I kind of thought they'd pull in people from NYC's thriving nightlife scene for this.


"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."

hearthemsing22
#412CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
Posted: 2/16/24 at 10:14am

I'm curious as to how they're renovating the August Wilson for this show. Although did someone already post a photo in this thread of the inside of the theater?


Do any of you stop to think about how you treat others? I have no problem blocking people :)

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ColorTheHours048
#413CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
Posted: 2/16/24 at 10:32am

Kad said: "I kind of thought they'd pull in people from NYC's thriving nightlife scene for this."

What would be the point? It’s a pre-written prologue show, not a literal nightlife performance.

Dolly80
#414CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
Posted: 2/16/24 at 2:42pm

I wouldn’t get too excited about the prologue. If it’s the same as London- it’s like bad student theatre. 
Adds absolutely nothing to the evening at all. But then the entire production favours gimmicks and style over any substance.

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Broadway Flash
#415CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
Posted: 2/17/24 at 6:37pm

I just passed by the theatre.  I think the entrance will be through a door on the left side of the theatre.  It’s adjacent to the main entrance. I looked through and it looks like they’re doing some work inside. It looked like they knocked down some walls, I’m assuming to take us to the lobby of the August Wilson.  Sign at the main entrance saying box Office opens Monday. 

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CarlosAlberto
#416CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
Posted: 2/17/24 at 6:54pm

"Exploring the Myth of Cabaret" - after watching this video, what I want to see now is a reproduction of the original 1966 Harold Prince staging...now THAT would be revolutionary.

 

 

BorisTomashevsky
#417CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
Posted: 2/17/24 at 8:33pm

Dolly80 said: "I wouldn’t get too excited about the prologue. If it’s the same as London- it’s like bad student theatre.
Adds absolutely nothing to the evening at all. But then the entire production favours gimmicks and style over any substance.
"

Couldn’t agree more about the prologue - very much a “self-devised” free movement kinda thing - and the London production. But as I said months ago, I expect audiences will convince themselves that they’ve had a good time to justify the money they’ve spent on tickets. 

lopside
#418CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
Posted: 2/17/24 at 8:37pm

Yes, Boris, you're the epitome of discernment, and thousands of people are completely stupid. Suspect that's why you have time on your hands spreading ugly conspiracy theories about elderly actresses. 

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Broadway Flash
#419CONFIRMED: CABARET at the August Wilson Theatre, Spring 2024
Posted: 2/17/24 at 9:27pm

At the very least we will get some schnapps. More than what any other show does. 


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