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June 22, 2017 at 8:38 pm #1202130756
The first Broadway show of the season has opened, and the response to 1984 has been mixed…
http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Review-Roundup-Big-Brother-Has-Its-Eyes-on-Opening-Night-of-1984-20170622June 23, 2017 at 10:39 am #1202131382
Ryan Murphy is aiming to bring The Boys In The Band to Broadway for its 50th anniversary. http://www.broadway.com/buzz/189004/will-ryan-murphy-bring-groundbreaking-play-the-boys-in-the-band-to-broadway/June 24, 2017 at 9:24 am #1202132121
Then again, I doubt many pre-teens are even aware of this show or want to see it.
Surprisingly I had to read 1984 in 6th grade (that, Othello, Death Be Not Proud and the giver for summer reading). Not sure how common that is though lol.
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I don’t think it’s common for 6th graders to read 1984. I wasn’t required to read it until 10th grade.June 29, 2017 at 9:24 am #1202136684
The creative team has been announced for M. Butterfly…
http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Broadways-M-BUTTERFLY-Assembles-Creative-Team-20170629June 29, 2017 at 12:15 pm #1202136782
I hope they’ll find the actor for Shi Pei Pu soonJune 29, 2017 at 7:12 pm #1202136988
Marvin’s Room just opened, and the overall response has been mixed…
http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Review-Roundup-Critics-Weigh-in-on-Roundabout-Theatres-MARVINS-ROOM–Updating-Live-20170629June 30, 2017 at 8:44 am #1202137501
Mercedes Ruehl will join Michael Urie in the Off-Broadway revival of Torch Song. http://www.broadway.com/buzz/189046/mercedes-ruehl-will-join-michael-urie-in-harvey-fiersteins-torch-song-off-broadway/July 13, 2017 at 9:32 am #1202150510
Complete casting has been announced for Junk…
July 13, 2017 at 10:11 am #1202150644
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Now if only Junk would extend one more week so I can see it when I go up for MLK weekend.July 20, 2017 at 9:53 pm #1202160225
I am guessing this is the best place to post this.
National Theatre’s “Angels in America – Part One: Millennium Approaches”
I really do not know how to express what I just saw. I just know that Tony Kushner is a GENIUS. I felt like so much of what the play says is speaking of TODAY. Andrew Garfield?? Holy damn.
I cannot wait to see Part Two next week.
A new found and even higher respect for something I already thought was a masterpiece.
W.O.W.July 27, 2017 at 8:55 am #1202166542
The Tony Nominating Committee for the 2017-18 season has been announced…
These are the 50 people who will be seeing every single new Broadway production throughout the year. The list may decrease if anyone from the committee has to withdraw due to some involvement with one of the new productions coming this season. Though it’s interesting that director Trip Cullman is still a member given that he had to withdraw last year because of his two Broadway productions (Significant Other and Six Degrees of Separation) and has Lobby’s Hero coming up in the spring.
The new members starting their three-year terms are:
Bob Alwine – Associate Producer, Goodspeed Musicals
Milly Barranger – Author/Educator
Suzy Benzinger – Costume Designer
Dawn Chiang – Lighting Designer
Carmen de Lavallade – Choreographer
Judith Dolan – Costume Designer
Tim Federle – Novelist, Playwright
Anna Glass – Executive Director, Dance Theatre of Harlem
Mason Granger — Director of Grants, Hearst Foundation
Katori Hall – Playwright
Celia Keenan-Bolger – Actress
Marjorie Bradley Kellogg – Scenic Designer
Don Scardino – Director, Actor
Randy Skinner – Director, ChoreographerJuly 27, 2017 at 11:10 am #1202166686
Principal casting for the Washington, D.C. production of Mean Girls has been announced. http://www.playbill.com/article/mean-girls-musical-finds-its-plastics-in-taylor-louderman-and-ashley-park-additional-casting-announcedJuly 28, 2017 at 12:03 am #1202167370
“Angels in America: Part Two – Perestroika”
I had forgotten how much of “Perestroika” was edited out of the HBO miniseries. I really loved how even more fleshed out the interactions/relationships were between Harper and Prior, Roy and Belize, and especially Hannah and Prior. The scene in the hospital between Hannah and Prior is so beautiful poignant and touching. The whole ensemble was great, but Russell Tovey was definitely the weakest link. I felt the actresses who played The Angel (Amanda Lawrence) and Hannah (Susan Brown) were especially mind-blowing in their extra parts. Garfield still astounds me, but I thought the MVPs were Denise Gough as Harper and James McArdle as Louis. Also, the way things end with Joe Pitt in this play are still so troubling to me. He just does not show up again, and his is the only character whose closure is not there.
I did think Part One was better here, and I felt that Part Two was better in the film adaptation. Regardless, “Angels in America” is a masterpiece of story-making.
Is there any chance this is coming to Broadway and be revived?July 28, 2017 at 5:56 am #1202167490
There are rumors that the Jujamcyn Theater organization is in-talks to bring Angels in America across the pond…