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Next To Normal WEST END - News & Discussion Thread

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EDSOSLO858
#50Next To Normal WEST END - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 6/22/24 at 9:10pm

BoringBoredBoard40 said: "Jordan Catalano said: "Seeing it in a couple weeks. Or less now, I guess, this year is just flying by.

I have no idea what future plans for this production are but I have heard talk of Levy being involved in another production aiming for Broadway early-ish next year.
"

It would be the same production if it transfers, this has a dozen Broadway producers already attached
"

I think Jordan is referring to Levy also being attached to The Lost Boys.


Oh look, a bibu!

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EDSOSLO858
#51Next To Normal WEST END - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 6/22/24 at 9:11pm

(double post)


Oh look, a bibu!

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#52Next To Normal WEST END - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 6/22/24 at 9:40pm

Actually, no. lol

 

broadwayboy924
#53Next To Normal WEST END - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 6/25/24 at 12:16pm

I just saw this Saturday night during my trip to London and it gave me all the feels. I never had the opportunity to see the original Broadway production so I really don't have anything to compare to (other than the OBC), but I thought this was an outstanding production.  The cast across the board was perfection. I feel like the creative team did a good job in maintaining the intimate feel of the show even with it now being on the West End.  

I believe the show is still in previews for a little longer, the show's video designer sat next to me the second half of the show taking notes, but this show seemed more than ready to me. Someone mentioned earlier about how the cast can bring that emotion every night and I can totally see where they are coming from, these actors are living these characters that have so much pain and are giving so much each night.  Only Jack Wolfe (Gabe) came out after the show (I was so thrilled to meet him!), considering how draining this show probably is for the actors, I wouldn't be surprised if the stage door cast exits are less regular than maybe some other shows.

Their performance from West End Live is up on YouTube and definitely worth checking out.  It at least gives you a taste of how amazing this cast sounds, but you need to see the full show to really appreciate this production.

And I personally love the logo/key art but that's just me lol

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#54Next To Normal WEST END - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 6/26/24 at 11:55am

They share their London press night tonight with Mean Girls — some are calling it FETCH TO NORMAL, like a West End Barbenheimer. 


Oh look, a bibu!

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binau
#55Next To Normal WEST END - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 6/26/24 at 1:19pm

Going to press night tonight! 


"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

infinitefoxes
#56Next To Normal WEST END - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 6/26/24 at 1:33pm

EDSOSLO858 said: "They share their London press night tonight withMean Girls— someare calling itFETCH TO NORMAL, like a West End Barbenheimer."

I've also seen people calling it 'Normal Girls' which I think is pretty funny. 

On another note, I saw a clip of the stage door for N2N that they posted on their socials - it's a little more than the couple dozen or less outside the Donmar that's for sure! It truly speaks to the professionalism and heart of this cast that they can come out and speak to so many people after performing what must be one of the most emotionally draining shows there is. I just hope it doesn't get too crazy as there have been a couple of stage door horror stories coming out the West End recently.  

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#57Next To Normal WEST END - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 6/26/24 at 1:44pm

Any news on a cast recording from this production? 

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binau
#58Next To Normal WEST END - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 6/26/24 at 2:02pm

We NEED a cast recording. But there doesn’t seem to be any buzz at the moment. There are so many Broadway producers involved can someone pls find the rich investors in New York who pay for this pls. 


"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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#59Next To Normal WEST END - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 6/26/24 at 2:47pm

I cannot agree more that we need a full cast recording! The acoustic versions they recorded are great but they lack the energy of the full band. I cannot wait to see this in September! 


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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#60Next To Normal WEST END - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 6/26/24 at 3:20pm

It’s hard to add much more because I’ve spoken about it to death but I notice the projections have probably been amped up too from the donmar. Also, we need to be real the production is clearly inspired by the original Michael Greif staging. This is not a Jamie Lloyd sunset radical reinterpretation. I think that’s partly why it works. But we have to give credit where credit is due. 


"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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#61Next To Normal WEST END - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 6/26/24 at 4:35pm

The show is the most beautiful thing in London right now. And ****ing across the road from where Judy Garland had her concerts. This is the next Broadway revival. I just can’t see it any other way. 


"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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steven22
#62Next To Normal WEST END - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 6/26/24 at 4:43pm

binau said: "The show is the most beautiful thing in London right now. And ****ing across the road from where Judy Garland had her concerts. This is the next Broadway revival. I just can’t see it any other way."

I just booked a quick trip for mid July and I can’t wait! 

DurantPlummer41
#63Next To Normal WEST END - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/7/24 at 10:18pm

Any possibility of this extending 2 weeks? I am going to be in London the first week of October. Sad to miss it again. I just missed it last year at the donmar.

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#64Next To Normal WEST END - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/8/24 at 4:29am

Sales are a little soft right now. Chances looking unlikely unless things pick up. 


"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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