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SUFFS Opening Night Critics' Reviews

Alex Kulak2
#50SUFFS Opening Night Critics' Reviews
Posted: 4/19/24 at 11:55am

There was an article that said that Shaina Taub is now the second woman to write, compose, and star in a Broadway musical. Anyone know off the top of their heads who the first was? It can't be Elizabeth Swados for Runaways because she didn't perform in the show (although she did play in the pit), and it can't be Sara Bareilles for Waitress because she didn't write the book.

Jarethan
#51SUFFS Opening Night Critics' Reviews
Posted: 4/19/24 at 11:58am

Owen22 said: "It's so weird to read Sara Holden's review of SUFFS. It's not her at all. Usually, even in a rave, she's very analytical. She literally is just fan-girling over this show!"

Every once in a while, after reading one of her reviews, I am not sure how much she actually liked it ( and I very much enjoy reading her reviews for their intelligence).  I loved reading her review because she was just raving about it.  More than any other review I read, this made me excited that I already have goods seats for my May trip.  

hearthemsing22
#52SUFFS Opening Night Critics' Reviews
Posted: 4/19/24 at 12:00pm

Alex Kulak2 said: "There was an article that said that Shaina Taub is now the second woman to write, compose, and star in a Broadway musical. Anyone know off the top of their heads who the first was? It can't be Elizabeth Swados forRunawaysbecause she didn't perform in the show (although she did play in the pit), and it can't be Sara Bareilles forWaitressbecause she didn't write the book."

This mentions a lot of people- I didn't get through the whole thing but maybe it includes the first person to do so. 

https://playbill.com/article/17-triple-threat-musical-creators-who-write-book-music-and-lyrics

Jarethan
#53SUFFS Opening Night Critics' Reviews
Posted: 4/19/24 at 12:07pm

Elizabeth Swados received 4 Tony nominations for a show whose name I cannot remember.  I want to say Runaways, but not sure. It is possible that she received one.  I know I saw it, was bored stiff, and that it received some great reviews.  I remember so little that I am not even sure that she appeared in it, but I do remember that she received 4 nominations.

MemorableUserName
#54SUFFS Opening Night Critics' Reviews
Posted: 4/19/24 at 12:13pm

n/m Updated On: 4/19/24 at 12:13 PM

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ErmengardeStopSniveling
#55SUFFS Opening Night Critics' Reviews
Posted: 4/19/24 at 12:15pm

Micki Grant is, to my knowledge, the only other woman to write book/music/lyrics and star in (but not direct) her own musical on Broadway, DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE, and the only Black woman to do so. She's the comparison people are most closely making for Suffs.

Liz Swados was notable because in addition to being the sole author of RUNAWAYS, she also directed and choreographed and played guitar for it. But she was not an actor in the show.

Updated On: 4/19/24 at 12:15 PM

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#56SUFFS Opening Night Critics' Reviews
Posted: 4/19/24 at 12:18pm

Jordan Catalano said: "I think what Quizking is saying is that one or two nominations (because them being so spread out) won’t be enough for a struggling show to geta huge uptick in sales."

Exactly this.


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jkcohen626
#57SUFFS Opening Night Critics' Reviews
Posted: 4/19/24 at 1:24pm

Reading a bunch of these now and the biggest theme seems to be relief at finally getting a Spring musical written by someone who understands how to write a musical. It may not be the greatest piece ever on the whole, but having someone who knows how to use songs, write interesting lyrics, and create a varied compelling score goes a long way. The second biggest is just how much better it is now than at The Public. Again, even for people who weren't quite there on the whole piece, there is a real respect for how much work Taub and Silverman put in to make it better. Another quality that seems to be missing from a lot of these Spring musicals. 

Updated On: 4/19/24 at 01:24 PM

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ErmengardeStopSniveling
#58SUFFS Opening Night Critics' Reviews
Posted: 4/19/24 at 1:46pm

Yes, there's an undercurrent of "finally, a new musical for grownups that (mostly) works!" Especially after the disappointment of Lempicka, where a lot of us had high hopes.

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TaffyDavenport
#59SUFFS Opening Night Critics' Reviews
Posted: 4/19/24 at 1:57pm

DTLI has added 3 reviews, so now the count stands at 8 positive, 5 mixed:

https://didtheylikeit.com/shows/suffs-bway/

Jarethan
#60SUFFS Opening Night Critics' Reviews
Posted: 4/19/24 at 4:40pm

ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "Micki Grant is, to my knowledge, the only other woman to write book/music/lyrics and star in (but not direct) her own musical on Broadway, DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE, and the only Black woman to do so. She's the comparison people are most closely making for Suffs.

Liz Swados was notable because in addition to being the sole author of RUNAWAYS, she also directed and choreographed and played guitar for it. But she was not an actor in the show.
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Thanks for the info.  That definitely explains my confusion as to whether she was in it or not.

MemorableUserName
#61SUFFS Opening Night Critics' Reviews
Posted: 4/19/24 at 5:02pm

CoffeeBreak said: "Here Lies Love is similar from the fall. 1 negative review, of 12, from the Daily Beast ... with more positive. Suffs has 10, with no Daily Beast yet."

I wonder if the Daily Beast has stopped reviewing Broadway entirely. The most recent review I can find on their website is for Appropriate back in December.

 

MezzA101
#62SUFFS Opening Night Critics' Reviews
Posted: 4/30/24 at 3:00pm

Review: Broadway’s ‘Suffs’ suffers from activism your aunt will love https://www.columbiaspectator.com/arts-and-culture/2024/04/29/review-broadways-suffs-suffers-from-activism-your-aunt-will-love/

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Broadway Flash
#63SUFFS Opening Night Critics' Reviews
Posted: 5/10/24 at 6:16pm

 

rburton66
#64SUFFS Opening Night Critics' Reviews
Posted: 5/29/24 at 2:18am

Does anyone know if Telecharge releases blocks of tickets with any rhyme or reason? I was hoping to see the June 12 matinee but the ticket availability is slim pickings while most other dates have tons of options. 

gibsons2
#65SUFFS Opening Night Critics' Reviews
Posted: 5/29/24 at 7:16am

rburton66 said: "Does anyone know if Telecharge releases blocks of tickets with any rhyme or reason? I was hoping to see the June 12 matinee but the ticket availability is slim pickings while most other dates have tons of options."

Mid-week matinees are heavily attended by high school students, so they are often well sold. 

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