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Hairspray0901
#75AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/14/24 at 10:13am

Are there any seating sections to avoid for this show? Are there any sections better than another? How is row G? is it obstructed in any way? Looking to get tickets for May but want to be sure I don’t end up buying anything obstructed. 

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#76AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/14/24 at 3:07pm

I won the rush lottery and got standing room tickets. This production has a strict no late seating policy so once the doors have closed, ushers will try to seat the standing room folks to any available seat.

I got assigned to sit in row D and it was a great view!  This is a small theater and even standing room view is great. I’d avoid the first 2 rows since they’re both on the floor. In Act 2, your view may be obstructed. 

idioteque...
#77AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/14/24 at 3:14pm

scripps said: "I won the lotto for tomorrow evening's performance but can't use one of the tickets. The seat is inrow A section 200s even.PM me if interested."

Are the lottery seats no longer standing? May try to enter for the next week then.  I don’t mind the “****ty” seats in this venue cause you can still enjoy the play from anywhere. Thought todaytix might have done a rush but eh.

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DiscoCrows
#78AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/14/24 at 10:55pm

Someone on twitter is saying tonight’s performance was interrupted by protesters during Act 2 and police ended up getting called. Any more info?

MemorableUserName
#79AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/14/24 at 11:20pm

Video: https://twitter.com/hosseinisgeckos/status/1768475100767006929

Evidently it was climate protestors.

https://twitter.com/McHenryJD/status/1768460374087537027

Naturally the protestors were filming themselves and posted their own video:

https://twitter.com/hosseinisgeckos/status/1768477758491861069

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Updated On: 3/14/24 at 11:20 PM

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Call_me_jorge
#80AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/14/24 at 11:34pm

I’m sorry, but these “climate protests” are always staged events. 


In our millions, in our billions, we are most powerful when we stand together. TW4C unwaveringly joins the worldwide masses, for we know our liberation is inseparably bound. Signed, Theater Workers for a Ceasefire https://theaterworkersforaceasefire.com/statement

PipingHotPiccolo
#81AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/15/24 at 12:37am

zero minds changed. zero policy goals achieved. zero accomplishments, or intelligent analysis or persuasion.

but i bet they made sure to film it and are showing it to all their friends!

toddlers in grown up clothes.

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#83AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/15/24 at 8:00am

In this scenario, what would have been the correct protocol? Ushers escorting the protester out? Security? Should the stage or house manager use the PA system to inform the audience that's not part of the production and ask the protester to leave? 

It's a small theater so I was surprised not to see any ushers in the video.

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#84AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/15/24 at 9:57am

Call_me_jorge said: "I’m sorry, but these “climate protests” are always staged events."


Staged by… the show?

Obviously it’s planned in advance by the protestors.


"It's Phantom meets Hamlet... Phamlet!"

OhHiii
#85AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/15/24 at 10:00am

We are in an era where activism has become synonymous with clout chasing. When your protest has been reduced to throwing soup at paintings and interrupting Broadway shows full of people who have zero to do with policy change, you've already lost LONG before this.

Like the "uncommitted" movement, these people don't and won't show up at the ballot box regardless. They whine and cry and stamp their feet, but think protesting the one means we have to ACTUALLY affect policy change is a moral stance. It's quite the opposite, actually.

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#86AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/15/24 at 11:07am

MemorableUserName said: "Video: https://twitter.com/hosseinisgeckos/status/1768475100767006929

Evidently it was climate protestors.

https://twitter.com/McHenryJD/status/1768460374087537027

Naturally the protestors were filming themselves and posted their own video:

https://twitter.com/hosseinisgeckos/status/1768477758491861069

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Too immersive?

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#87AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/15/24 at 11:10am

Adam Feldman from Time Out was there, as this was a press performance, and documented the experience and interviewed one of the protestors:

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/activists-disrupted-an-enemy-of-the-people-on-broadway-last-night-and-mayhem-ensued-031524?fbclid=IwAR3iZDdamCsBe5kMApWnURtKnnzwXOjoLU2XyPCLz6nFXGwVxmu0RtGeT9I_aem_ATui94MIVfyyEQ_3PTzNJOQSEdqfhETCHujmaMQ1fXSp_Lh5DQJiypwAAZFajuFLtGU#ltssmebgcalgrmr0g2l


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

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#88AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/15/24 at 11:26am

Thank you for the article, Kad. Feldman wrote: 

"When a third activist stood up and started shouting, much of the audience shouted back at him. He was in the middle of a row, and harder to silence. On the voice-over advice of stage management, the actors cleared the stage."

FINALLY the voice-over was used to tell the actors to clear the stage and inform the audience that that is not part of the production. They could have done that in the beginning when that man walked towards the stage.  If this was a press performance, does that mean the protestors were comp'd tickets? 

Since the play isn't officially 'frozen' yet, will they change beginning of act 2 and not ask audience members to go on stage?

DaveyG
#89AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/15/24 at 11:29am

Watching the video of this incident makes me very worried. This protestor had virtually no pushback until Imperioli had to leave the stage and take control of the situation himself. 

The ushers are useless. No one is paying attention. 

I pray this is a wake up call for the theatre owners to get properly trained security in the auditorium before something truly terrible happens. 

DaveyG
#90AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/15/24 at 11:39am

Adam Feldman giving a platform to one of these protestors is mystifying to me. A quote from the article (from Feldman’s perspective):

”Disrupting shows doesn't seem like an effective solution to the problems described. And I'm certainly not in favor of further disruptions of An Enemy of the People, or any other production. (I was already annoyed enough at this performance by someone unwrapping a candy very, very slowly in the seat behind me.) But this one particular disruption, at this one performance, struck me as kind of perfect. So I wanted to find out more about the people behind it. ”

Interrupting a Broadway performance on press night is “kind of perfect”, Adam? Shame on you. This will only encourage more people to do the same. And I am terrified that the tactics will escalate and someone will get hurt. 

Updated On: 3/15/24 at 11:39 AM

JSquared2
#91AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/15/24 at 11:51am

Wick3 said: "Thank you for the article, Kad. Feldman wrote:

"When a third activist stood up and startedshouting, much of the audience shouted back at him. He was in the middle of a row,and harder to silence. On the voice-over advice of stage management, the actors cleared the stage."

FINALLY the voice-over was used to tell the actors to clear the stage and inform the audience that that is not part of the production. They could have done that in the beginning when that man walked towards the stage. If this was a press performance, does that mean the protestors were comp'd tickets?

Since the play isn't officially 'frozen' yet, will they change beginning of act 2 and not ask audience members to go on stage?
"

 

Seeing as the show had reviewing press in, it was of course "frozen".

Also press performances doesn't mean that the entire house is comped.  Press rarely make up more than 5-10% of the house.  Everyone else either paid for a ticket, or was used by producers as a "seatfiller" to dress the house. I'm guessing that since they know which seats the protestors were sitting in, they'll look them up (unless they paid cash) and "red flag" the ticketing software in case they try to pull this sh*t at other shows.

 

 

JSquared2
#92AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/15/24 at 11:56am

Kad said: "Adam Feldman from Time Out was there, as this was a press performance, and documented the experience and interviewed one of the protestors:

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/activists-disrupted-an-enemy-of-the-people-on-broadway-last-night-and-mayhem-ensued-031524?fbclid=IwAR3iZDdamCsBe5kMApWnURtKnnzwXOjoLU2XyPCLz6nFXGwVxmu0RtGeT9I_aem_ATui94MIVfyyEQ_3PTzNJOQSEdqfhETCHujmaMQ1fXSp_Lh5DQJiypwAAZFajuFLtGU#ltssmebgcalgrmr0g2l
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It's kind of disgusting that Feldman is giving this nut job a sense of "legitimacy" and free publicity. 

 

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#93AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/15/24 at 12:37pm

He was also a journalist who was present for a newsworthy event that would be extensively covered anyway. 


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

OhHiii
#94AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/15/24 at 12:40pm

Kad said: "He was also a journalist who was present for a newsworthy event that would be extensively covered anyway."

Quite literally just doing his job. People being more mad at the journalist for journalism than the people who interrupted a performance most people paid north of $150 to see. Internet makes no sense.

DaveyG
#95AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/15/24 at 12:41pm

Kad said: "He was also a journalist who was present for a newsworthy event that would be extensively covered anyway."

He could have reported on the event and not given a voice to the protestor. 

I am shook by people on social media who are criticizing Imperioli for physically escorting the guy out. This is madness and someone is going to get hurt if this is encouraged. 

Updated On: 3/15/24 at 12:41 PM

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#96AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/15/24 at 12:47pm

DaveyG said: "Kad said: "He was also a journalist who was present for a newsworthy event that would be extensively covered anyway."

He could have reported on the event and not given a voice to the protestor.

I am shook by people who are criticizing Imperioli for physically escorting the guy out. This is madness and someone is going to get hurt if this is encouraged.
"

Imperioli, who posted to Instagram: "no hard feelings, extinction rebellion crew. michael is on your side but mayor stockman is not. much love."

I'm not sure any journalist should cover a protest without trying to get the voice of the actual protestors.

 


"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
Updated On: 3/15/24 at 12:47 PM

MemorableUserName
#97AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/15/24 at 12:51pm

DaveyG said: "Adam Feldmangiving a platform to one of these protestors is mystifying to me. A quote from the article (from Feldman’s perspective):

”Disrupting shows doesn'tseem likean effective solution to the problems described. And I'm certainly not in favor of further disruptions of An Enemy of the People, or any other production. (I was already annoyed enough at this performance by someone unwrapping a candy very, very slowly in the seat behind me.) But this one particular disruption, at this one performance, struck me as kind of perfect. So I wanted to find out more about the people behind it. ”

Interrupting a Broadway performance on press night is “kind of perfect”, Adam? Shame on you. This will only encourage more people to do the same. And I am terrified that the tactics will escalate and someone will get hurt.
"

It's not encouraging people when he specifically says it only sort of worked at this performance, not at any other or any other production. You might not be so upset if you didn't ignore the relevant part of the quote you yourself posted. 

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#98AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/15/24 at 12:55pm

Normally ushers are quick to point the flashlight at anyone recording but in this case, we didn’t see any ushers or flashlights. 

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#99AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 2024 Previews
Posted: 3/15/24 at 12:58pm

Wick3 said: "Normally ushers are quick to point the flashlight at anyone recording but in this case, we didn’t see any ushers or flashlights."



I think folks are being way too hard on the FOH staff here. This was a clearly confusing situation that could have possibly presented major safety risks. Ushers are not security guards. Hell, at some of the nonprofit houses, ushers aren't even employees.


"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
Updated On: 3/15/24 at 12:58 PM