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THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews

Bill Snibson
#25THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/29/24 at 11:49pm

First preview audiences are a special breed. They’ll figure it out but you can’t fault them for not knowing exactly what type of craziness they were gonna be dealing with.  

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#26THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/30/24 at 5:56am

Dylan Smith4 said: "Just got back. Can I just say something to the security team at the Broadway Theatre, please better prepare yourself for a massive crowd at stage door because you failed miserably tonight!

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That stage door is an odd duck for some reason, but also they cannot possibly anticipate who will roll up at the stage door. In the early days of HERE LIES LOVE, they didn’t have many barricades set up and it was messy when throngs of people showed up for Lea Salonga (and that includes the security breach incident).


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RubyLee
#27THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/30/24 at 7:13am

Wow, I was actually curious about this show but after watching that New Money clip, no thanks. I was under the impression it would be more Art Deco or 1920's or something. I thought this was a commercial until I realized, no, the Ads are done....this is a number from the show. Please bring back theater choreography instead of whatever this is.

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#28THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/30/24 at 7:52am

There was one security dude who was telling everyone to clear the sidewalk which was IMPOSSIBLE as they had everyone only crowd on one side of the stage door. They need to fix this, otherwise it will be chaos EVERY DAY! 


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#29THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/30/24 at 7:58am

Has anyone seen a show at the Broadway from the boxes? I see they’re selling them as partial view and wondering HOW partial and whether it might be a good deal.

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#30THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/30/24 at 8:01am

Sauja said: "Has anyone seen a show at the Broadway from the boxes? I see they’re selling them as partial view and wondering HOW partial and whether it might be a good deal."

We were seated in the mezz for dress, and I was near the boxes. The uppermost box (near the beginning of the front mezzanine) is the least PV, but the lower you go, you are definitely going to miss quite a bit of the effects and scenery upstage 


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#31THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/30/24 at 9:36am

Was I the only one who absolutely expected a pop score with pop choreography? Not only is this Bway in 2024, but the Baz Luhrmann film (albeit not very good) made a bigger pop cultural mark on the culture than anything else related to this book in decades.

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#32THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/30/24 at 12:31pm

So…

 
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Besides minor changes here and there, this was indeed the same thing as Paper Mill. That said, Nick seems to be the storyteller as he makes the first appearance instead of Gatsby. He comes a few scenes later.

The Gas Station scene features an EVEN BIGGER eye glass billboard which is even more creepy and takes up almost half the stage. 
 

The new song “New Money” is poorly written but I’m happy Samantha Pauly finally gets a belting number. Also, the choreography was pretty good in that number.

Fair warning, the show stopped for like 2 minutes just for Jeremy’s entrance so brace yourself for that. 
My Green Light was a lot better vocally. 
 

Act II was pretty much the same as Paper Mill with the exception of the orchestra making an onstage appearance in Gatsby’s party scene.

Overall, this show is still the Jeremy & Eva show. Also, unless you can get to stage door quickly, DO NOT EVEN TRY! If I’ve learned anything from last night, avoid stage door at all costs with this show! 


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#33THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/31/24 at 12:31am

I don't have much to add to what else has been said, in that this really does seem to be the same show I saw last year at Papermill and one problem I still have is that Act Two is FAR superior to Act One, in almost every respect. I'm not saying I didn't like Act One but the book and music just aren't on par with what comes after intermission, for me. Eva, Jeremy and everyone else sound great and I was never once bored or looking at my watch but there's still work to be done here. 

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60'splayoff
#34THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/31/24 at 1:12pm

Sauja said: "Has anyone seen a show at the Broadway from the boxes? I see they’re selling them as partial view and wondering HOW partial and whether it might be a good deal."

I sat there last night... oof. When I snagged the ticket online Friday afternoon (Box E, Seat 2) it wasn't even showing the other boxes, but it looked closest to the mezz. When I arrived yesterday, I was escorted to the box closest to the stage. Ugh. The usher kept saying "this is Box E!"

I'm now looking at future performances and all boxes are visible with A and B closest to the stage on the diagram. What gives? Was I duped?!

To answer your question, I wouldn't pay the $94 unless I was sitting in one of the boxes further back. While I was close for down center action, I missed a good 70% of the stage (what billboard???) I understand these are partial view, but for $94? No ma'am.

BorisTomashevsky
#35THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/31/24 at 1:43pm

Yes it sounds like you were escorted to the wrong place. Were there others sitting around you? Was the likely-real-Box E occupied? If you get a chance or are in the area, go past the theatre and speak to the box office manager as it sounds like you weren’t given what your ticket said you should have been given.

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#36THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/31/24 at 2:11pm

Yes, there was someone next to me. The first 2 boxes have 2 seats in them and the last box has 3, but they're only selling 2 seats in those boxes online. Very strange! Also it looks like they're not selling box seats in advance after they open.

I'll probably just let it go, especially because I don't think my seat would've changed my thoughts on the show. Something is off with this one...

KevinKlawitter
#37THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 3/31/24 at 3:14pm

60'splayoff said: "Sauja said: "Has anyone seen a show at the Broadway from the boxes? I see they’re selling them as partial view and wondering HOW partial and whether it might be a good deal."

I sat there last night... oof. When I snagged the ticket online Friday afternoon (Box E, Seat 2)it wasn't even showing the other boxes, but it looked closest to the mezz. When I arrived yesterday, I was escorted to the box closest to the stage. Ugh.The usher kept saying "this is Box E!"

I'm now looking at future performances and all boxes are visible with A and B closest to the stage on the diagram. What gives? Was I duped?!.
"

Nah, you just bought a ticket for the box reserved for the Opera Ghost.

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#38THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 4/1/24 at 12:28pm

 

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#39THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 4/5/24 at 5:31am

All of their previews have been sold out.  Good for them

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Kad
#40THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 4/5/24 at 9:40am

Broadway Flash said: "All of their previews have been sold out. Good for them"

No, they’re not. You can look on Telecharge. Plenty of tickets are available for every performance. 


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Dylan Smith4
#41THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 4/5/24 at 9:44am

Broadway Flash said: "All of their previews have been sold out. Good for them"

I have no idea where you are seeing that because I too, have looked at future previews, and not all of them are sold out. Once again, you need to think before you speak!


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#42THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 4/5/24 at 9:47am

Which means nothing.  Have u seen the line lately of people waiting for the tkts booth to open?  It’s crowded and wrapped all through Times Square, it’s staggering. Even the Lincoln center booth has had big lines and busy throughout the day.  People are just buying day of nowadays.  

ce13804n
#43THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 4/5/24 at 9:49am

They sold 100% capacity and have sold out the 6 previews that they have had. This likely occurs right before curtain, as there are tickets available day of. I'm sure their rush/lottery system has a lot to do with this as well. 

singer234
#44THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 4/5/24 at 10:04am

They never said all previews are sold out. They said all previews HAVE been sold out. Seemed clear to me that they were referring to all preview performances held so far.

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#45THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 4/5/24 at 10:14am

Broadway Flash said: "Which means nothing. Have u seen the line lately of people waiting for the tkts booth to open? It’s crowded and wrapped all through Times Square, it’s staggering. Even the Lincoln center booth has had big lines and busy throughout the day. People are just buying day of nowadays."

Just because TKTS has long lines doesn't mean it's for one specific show. Their lines are always long because they have discounted tickets for all of Broadway. For some, that's the best way to get cheap seats in this current economy. 


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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#46THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 4/5/24 at 10:17am

Maybe it wasn't worded terribly well, but I can see how Flash meant the preview performances that have happened have been sold out.  

Heck, even Merrily which has had 100% capacity the entire run (well, we'll see what happens during Radcliff and Groff's absences) and often (verging on always) has tickets available day of.  


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#47THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 4/5/24 at 10:41am

I mean, I thought it was perfectly clear that Flash was referring to the previews that have already happened. They may say a lot of dumb sh*t, but there's no reason to chastise them when they're saying something that's actually true, or, at the very least, not blatantly false.

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#48THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 4/5/24 at 11:59am

Considering Flash’s history of saying things that are ignorant, blatantly untrue, unverifiable, or outright trolling, I guess I’m not inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt I would with most other members here. I apologize for being wrong in this instance. 


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#49THE GREAT GATSBY Broadway Previews
Posted: 4/5/24 at 5:56pm

I think the reality is very very few shows on Broadway are sold out days in advance anymore and that a substantial amount of tickets are sold 24 hours before show time. For what its worth, tonights show of Gatbsy is listed as sold out, with a healthy scattering of tickets for the shows over the weekend, that will likely most be gone by show time as well.  It does appear the show is ultimately selling well.


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