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The Avett Brothers’ SWEPT AWAY musical at Arena Stage

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ClumsyDude15
#75The Avett Brothers’ SWEPT AWAY musical at Arena Stage
Posted: 2/24/24 at 3:04am

I saw the final matinee and echo a lot of the comments made here. 

I wasn't familiar with the Avett Brothers nor their music, but I'm a fan of Stark and John from their previous work. Both of them [along with Adrian] are superb and really elevate the material. 

The book needs a lot of work as stated here as there's many times during the 90 minutes where it dragged. I think the choice needs to be made to either attempt to streamline some of the plot or as others have mentioned extend the show into a traditional 2 act musical. 

The scenic design and the big reveal of the shipwreck was really incredible and I thought the lighting design was very good as well. 

The music was fine, but as others have pointed out it starts to sound the same after awhile. That being said - John, Stark, and Adrian sing the heck out of it. 

i didn't see the twist coming, so I was completely shocked by it, but I may have been in the minority.  

After the show, I overheard a few people on the way out saying they had seen the show a few times in DC as well some who had seen it in Berkley. 

I'd see the show again on Broadway and would hope they'd be keen to work on it and work out the kinks. 

 

 


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OuttaTowner
#76The Avett Brothers’ SWEPT AWAY musical at Arena Stage
Posted: 2/24/24 at 9:36am

I guess the big question is when they bring this in (and of course, where).  The recent Variety article hinted that they may try to slide it in this season.  My guess is that they wait until the fall and try for the Booth. 

Theatrefanboy1
#77The Avett Brothers’ SWEPT AWAY musical at Arena Stage
Posted: 4/21/24 at 8:48pm

Any word on a Broadway transfer? Was hoping to hear that it would be coming this 2024-5 season. 

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Mr.Liir
#79The Avett Brothers’ SWEPT AWAY musical at Arena Stage
Posted: 4/22/24 at 9:23am

Should be fall 2024. I believe they have a house lined up (not sure if contracts have been signed) but things are in motion.

OuttaTowner
#80The Avett Brothers’ SWEPT AWAY musical at Arena Stage
Posted: 4/22/24 at 6:36pm

That merch has been available on that site since the end of their run at Arena Stage. It’s not been specifically for Broadway, should it actually run here. 

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#81The Avett Brothers’ SWEPT AWAY musical at Arena Stage
Posted: 4/22/24 at 6:51pm

Mr.Liir said: "Should be fall 2024. I believe they have a house lined up (not sure if contracts have been signed) but things are in motion."

Yeah, it's transferring, just figuring out what theater.


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Springtime
#82The Avett Brothers’ SWEPT AWAY musical at Arena Stage
Posted: 4/22/24 at 7:28pm

John Gallagher Jr (photographed on a boat) was teasing an announcement in the next few days on his Instagram today. 

OuttaTowner
#83The Avett Brothers’ SWEPT AWAY musical at Arena Stage
Posted: 4/23/24 at 11:05am

My guess is, if they have the Booth, they may wait until after Akimbo closes this weekend. 

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#84The Avett Brothers’ SWEPT AWAY musical at Arena Stage
Posted: 4/23/24 at 11:19am

OuttaTowner said: "My guess is, if they have the Booth, they may wait until after Akimbo closes this weekend."

Unless they close before August, which is when the LuPone/Farrow play The Roommate starts, I really don't see them taking the Booth 

Besides isn't Oh Mary rumored to squeeze in a transfer right after Kimberly Akimbo? I hope that is still happening

Updated On: 4/23/24 at 11:19 AM

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#85The Avett Brothers’ SWEPT AWAY musical at Arena Stage
Posted: 4/23/24 at 11:43am

The Belasco? 

Rumoured that Sam Gold wants Circle in the Square for Romeo +Juliet.

Jones & Longacre likely both available for Fall as well.  But would only be polite to await their current tenants closing announcements. 


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Updated On: 4/23/24 at 11:43 AM

OuttaTowner
#86The Avett Brothers’ SWEPT AWAY musical at Arena Stage
Posted: 4/23/24 at 12:18pm

DoTheDood said: "OuttaTowner said: "My guess is, if they have the Booth, they may wait until after Akimbo closes this weekend."

Unless they close before August, which is when the LuPone/Farrow play The Roommate starts, I really don't see them taking the Booth

Besides isn't Oh Mary rumored to squeeze in a transfer right after Kimberly Akimbo? I hope that is still happening
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I presumed the Lupone/Farrow play would be A limited engagement, allowing Swept in by the new year. 

Updated On: 4/23/24 at 12:18 PM

Ensemble1698878795
#87The Avett Brothers’ SWEPT AWAY musical at Arena Stage
Posted: 4/23/24 at 12:40pm

Oh Mary is going to the Lyceum, so I've heard. 

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#88The Avett Brothers’ SWEPT AWAY musical at Arena Stage
Posted: 4/23/24 at 1:14pm

I heard the Jones. But obviously they can't announce because the show in there only opened yesterday.

GottaGetAGimmick420
#89The Avett Brothers’ SWEPT AWAY musical at Arena Stage
Posted: 4/23/24 at 3:30pm

Ensemble1698878795 said: "Oh Mary is going to the Lyceum, so I've heard."

Seconding this. Heard Swept Away for the Barrymore but that's possible it's no longer true. Lyceum and Oh Mary, however is.

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#90The Avett Brothers’ SWEPT AWAY musical at Arena Stage
Posted: 4/24/24 at 7:54am

Just got an email from Ticketmaster that John Gallagher Jr is doing a concert in Brooklyn, so maybe that’s his announcement. Doesn’t seem like it’s Swept Away yet.

Updated On: 4/24/24 at 07:54 AM


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