September 6, 2016 at 6:35 pm #1201918270September 7, 2016 at 5:14 am #1201918381
So that leaves the August Wilson available for the spring. I think M. Butterfly, Amelie and Half Time are still looking for theaters; don’t know if any of those has a relationship with Jujamcyn or if they’re associated with other theater owners. The Wilson is probably too big for M. Butterfly, but I could see Amelie going in there; with Phillipa Soo committed, it seems more ready to move. Half Time appears to be in a bit of chaos. Come From Away is the only other announced show without a theater, but it’s going into a Shubert house.September 7, 2016 at 6:42 am #1201918416
I’ve never seen a stage production of Jersey Boys, but I did see the 2014 film version. Not the best movie musical ever, but quite good, in my opinion.September 7, 2016 at 6:55 am #1201918426
We were bored at Jersey Boys. A surprise – since we love Frankie Valli.
The best part of the night was wandering up the stair to the balcony, finding two women who were over the moon with the show, and giving them our fourth row center seats for the second act. Their joy made the evening worthwhile.September 7, 2016 at 8:31 am #1201918459
Never much got the hype for this one (The Drowsy Chaperone should’ve taken Best Musical that year), so I’m admittedly not too sad to see it depart.
OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (2007) – Falling for “Falling Slowly”September 7, 2016 at 8:52 am #1201918464
I saw The Drowsy Chaperone while on a field trip with my high school drama club in 11th grade. We even got to meet Danny Burstein backstage afterwards.September 7, 2016 at 9:08 am #1201918470
I saw JB in Chicago and thought it was pretty limp dramatically. Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of catalog musicals, but something like Beautiful did a better job incorporating the songs into the storyline, I thought.September 8, 2016 at 6:52 am #1201918789
Mark Ballas is the last Frankie Valli…..GOTTA SEE THIS NOW!September 12, 2016 at 10:26 am #1201921024
Saw this in DC in 2009. It was the 3rd Broadwayish show I had seen (Lion King and Wicked being this first two) and I wasn’t wowed by it but I did enjoy it. The story is just so slow but the musical numbers’ energy blew me away. Sad to see it go but it is time.October 13, 2016 at 10:06 am #1201934936
Not only did I prefer The Drowsy Chaperone over Jersey Boys but I also would’ve given the Best Featured Actor in a Musical Tony Award to Danny Burstein for The Drowsy Chaperone over Christian Hoff for Jersey Boys. Burstein’s I Am Adolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone was a tour-de-force and no doubt award-worthy. Hoff’s win was a shocker & perhaps indicated an unexpected depth of support for Jersey Boys.October 13, 2016 at 10:41 am #1201934939
Interesting enough, no one was predicting Danny Burstein to win for The Drowsy Chaperone at all.
Almost every expert (including Tom O’Neil and Paul Sheehan) that year predicted Jim Dale to win for a critically panned production of The Threepenny Opera.
Melissa Rose Bernardo from Entertainment Weekly was the only expert who successfully predicted Christian Hoff would win.
http://www.broadway.com/buzz/95670/broadway-journalists-predict-this-years-big-tony-award-races/October 13, 2016 at 11:05 am #1201934944
I would say The Threepenny Opera was more divisive than critically panned – a lot of folks were really head-over-heels for that production. Dale won Drama Desk and is something of a semi-legend of the New York stage. Alas, Hoffman was able to ride the Jersey Boys wave.
OSCAR FLASHBACK: HORROR at the Oscars! Chapter II (1960-1979)August 10, 2017 at 9:08 am #1202181151
After closing on Broadway earlier this year, Jersey Boys will be heading to off-Broadway’s New World Stages this fall…