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Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)

Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)

OuttaTowner
#1Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)
Posted: 11/17/23 at 9:57am

Friends in the UK were raving about this last week, having seen it in previews, especially its male lead, Sam Tutty. 
 

Well, the reviews out today seem to align with their opinions.  Almost universally positive for this two-hander.  And lots of praise for its stars. 

Would be nice to see it here in NY. Wonder if we’d be uncynical enough to embrace it?

JasonC3
#2Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)
Posted: 11/17/23 at 10:10am

I enjoyed it, but it does have a bit of a Hallmark special vibe that some would perceive as overly earnest.

OuttaTowner
#3Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)
Posted: 11/17/23 at 11:23am

Would be interested to hear your take on the stars. My friends liked Dujonna but LOVED Tutty. Apparently they had also seen him over there in Dear Evan Hansen

Updated On: 11/18/23 at 11:23 AM

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Fan123
#4Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)
Posted: 2/24/24 at 11:42pm

This show recently released an EP, which I quite like.

Spotify link

OuttaTowner
#5Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)
Posted: 2/25/24 at 11:15am

I watched their launch party from Abbey Road studios - both leads seem very charming and unassuming. I hope this is a hit for them in the West End. Would love to see it over here one day. 

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steven22
#6Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)
Posted: 2/25/24 at 5:45pm

OuttaTowner said: "I watched their launch party from Abbey Road studios - both leads seem very charming and unassuming. I hope this is a hit for them in the West End. Would love to see it over here one day."

Yes! I’m loving the EP! 

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uncageg
#7Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)
Posted: 2/25/24 at 7:31pm

Just listened to the album. Love the opening number.


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OuttaTowner
#8Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)
Posted: 2/26/24 at 7:39am

This might sit nicely in an off Broadway venue. 
Seems like it would be swallowed up in a larger house.
It appears that the production has a very active social media team (which is almost a must these days), which could only help if they ever attempted to bring it over. 

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Jordan Catalano
#9Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)
Posted: 2/26/24 at 12:26pm

This show was one of the biggest surprises of last year, for me and was so surprised just how much I enjoyed it. It’s a show that absolutely could become a hit over here but yes it’s the definition of “Off-Broadway”. Hopefully I’ll get to catch it this summer at The Criterion but something like this really benefits (artistically and I’m sure financially) from a more intimate space. 

OuttaTowner
#10Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)
Posted: 2/27/24 at 12:57pm

Please report back if you do, Jordan!

Would like to see this land here at someplace like the Roth, downtown. 

OuttaTowner
#11Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)
Posted: 3/2/24 at 5:23pm

Had two friends excitedly call me a little while ago to report a Sam Tutty sighting in Times Square today. Would be lovely to think he might be here to discuss a transfer of Two Strangers (but more than likely just spending some of his downtime here in advance of the show’s West End run).  

OuttaTowner
#12Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)
Posted: 4/4/24 at 3:58pm

Jordan - please keep us posted if you catch the show in the West End. Their social media team has been really active promoting the run across platforms. It officially opens in less than two weeks. Am hoping we see it here one day. 

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#13Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)
Posted: 4/4/24 at 4:56pm

Seeing it towards the end of the run 

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denali.fire
#14Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)
Posted: 4/4/24 at 5:47pm

Fan123 said: "This show recently released an EP, which I quite like.

Spotify link
"

 

Thanks for this. Love the music, especially opening number  New York

 


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all_that_jazz
#15Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)
Posted: 4/6/24 at 12:42am

Just listened to the soundtrack and love it.  Rather hoping that Mirvish has this lined up for the upcoming off-Mirvish season in Toronto.  Since they delayed announcing it maybe they just waiting for it to get glowing reviews in London.  He certainly loves bringing in shows from London rather than Broadway!

 

Updated On: 4/6/24 at 12:42 AM

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binau
#16Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)
Posted: 4/7/24 at 4:21am

The last time I walked out of a show before this one thinking it was so "utterly charming" was Kimberly Akimbo. This show may not be as expertly written but it's full of so much heart, humour and some catchy tunes that I would be shocked if anyone didn't walk out with a big smile. The cast is great - Sam in particular has found his own special kind of lead role in a new show, and although occasionally it feels like the legacy of Michael Greif's direction might slip through for those who saw his Evan - it's definitely a new character and pretty amazing that he (and his co-star) manage to keep the audience's attention for so long with just the two of them. I would not be surprised to see this off broadway in NYC one day with both leads, or at least Sam. The audience really loved it. You can kind of feel the hype is building. 


"You can't overrate Bernadette Peters. She is such a genius. There's a moment in "Too Many Mornings" and Bernadette doing 'I wore green the last time' - It's a voice that is just already given up - it is so sorrowful. Tragic. You can see from that moment the show is going to be headed into such dark territory and it hinges on this tiny throwaway moment of the voice." - Ben Brantley (2022) "Bernadette's whole, stunning performance [as Rose in Gypsy] galvanized the actors capable of letting loose with her. Bernadette's Rose did take its rightful place, but too late, and unseen by too many who should have seen it" Arthur Laurents (2009) "Sondheim's own favorite star performances? [Bernadette] Peters in ''Sunday in the Park,'' Lansbury in ''Sweeney Todd'' and ''obviously, Ethel was thrilling in 'Gypsy.'' Nytimes, 2000

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Wick3
#17Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)
Posted: 4/7/24 at 12:57pm

thank you for sharing. I plan to go to London early summer and will add this to my list!

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Wick3
#18Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)
Posted: 4/8/24 at 9:54am

OuttaTowner said: "Had two friends excitedly call me a little while ago to report a Sam Tutty sighting in Times Square today. Would be lovely to think he might be here to discuss a transfer of Two Strangers (but more than likely just spending some of his downtime here in advance of the show’s West End run)."

The two leads were in NYC in March. 

 


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