March 10, 2019 at 8:58 pm #1202811746
Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus is once again delaying previews, which will officially start tomorrow night, March 11. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/195108/gary-a-sequel-to-titus-andronicus-postpones-start-of-broadway-previews-again/March 11, 2019 at 11:07 am #1202812563
Speaking of Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus, it was just announced that four-time Oscar nominated film composer Danny Elfman is contributing original music for the production.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/GARY-A-SEQUEL-TO-TITUS-ANDRONICUS-to-Feature-Original-Music-by-Danny-Elfman-20190311March 12, 2019 at 5:44 am #1202813451
Not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but online reaction to the twice-delayed first preview of Gary has been nearly unanimously ecstatic for the performers, the play, the direction, and the production elements. If this pans out, it will be a huge factor in the Tony race. Really looking forward to seeing this one now.March 12, 2019 at 3:34 pm #1202814238
Not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but online reaction to the twice-delayed first preview of Gary has been nearly unanimously ecstatic for the performers, the play, the direction, and the production elements. If this pans out, it will be a huge factor in the Tony race. Really looking forward to seeing this one now.
Don’t listen to the fangirls on the Broadwayworld message boards. They did the same thing for The Cher Show so take them with a grain of salt.March 12, 2019 at 5:16 pm #1202814339
Don’t listen to the fangirls on the Broadwayworld message boards. They did the same thing for The Cher Show so take them with a grain of salt.
I remember that they were also raving about American Psycho, even claiming that it was going to be a big Tony contender, and we all saw how that turned out. Then again, there have also been instances where early preview reports on the message boards were pretty underwhelming, yet shows like Aladdin, An American in Paris, and the most recent Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof received much better critical reviews than anticipated.March 12, 2019 at 11:37 pm #1202814543
I went back to read what people were saying and definitely not over-top-praise anymore for the show since the fangirl posts from the first preview. One moron who called the show “brilliant” started his post by saying a lot of the dialogue went over his hand. Umm… ok. These are the people you’re getting your info from?March 13, 2019 at 1:26 pm #1202815352
Louise Redknapp will be returning to role of Doralee in the West End production of 9 To 5 beginning on March 25. https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1099038/Louise-Redknapp-news-9-to-5-latest-Instagram-fall-injuryMarch 13, 2019 at 1:55 pm #1202815386
The revival of Kiss Me, Kate will be paying tribute in a unique way to the late Marin Mazzie, who of course starred in the previous revival of this show. http://www.playbill.com/article/how-2019s-kiss-me-kate-broadway-revival-pays-homage-to-marin-mazzie-in-the-1999-revivalMarch 14, 2019 at 7:03 pm #1202817014
Speaking of Kiss Me, Kate, the revival has opened, and the critical response has been mostly positive with some detractors.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Review-Roundup-Were-Critics-So-In-Love-With-KISS-ME-KATE-On-Broadway-20190314March 14, 2019 at 7:13 pm #1202817025
A leading lady can only hope to get the kind of review Jesse Green gave to Queen O’Hara.
The choreography here is getting all kinds of attention, usually a harbinger of Tony rewards. I’d say this one’s good for 5-6 Tony nods.March 14, 2019 at 7:24 pm #1202817039
The reviews are definitely all over the place with some calling O’Hara miscast. This definitely opens up Best Actress in a musical. I can’t wait to see how Oklahoma! will be reviewed. If it gets raves you can already engrave the Tony. The mixed reviews for KMK make me really wish Fiddler opened on Broadway.March 14, 2019 at 7:35 pm #1202817051
Like I said before, they weren’t going to open a revival of Fiddler On The Roof on Broadway barely a year after the last one closed.March 14, 2019 at 7:56 pm #1202817063
Though had the Joel Grey-helmed production of Fiddler on the Roof moved to Broadway this season, it would’ve been two years since the last revival closed. Plus, according to the rules, there needs to be a gap of at least three years between two revivals of the same show in order for the latter production to be eligible for Tonys.March 14, 2019 at 8:02 pm #1202817079
The reviews are definitely all over the place with some calling O’Hara miscast. This definitely opens up Best Actress in a musical. I can’t wait to see how Oklahoma! will be reviewed. If it gets raves you can already engrave the Tony. The mixed reviews for KMK make me really wish Fiddler opened on Broadway.
Speaking of Oklahoma!, Playbill did an interview with Daniel Kluger about his radically reworked orchestrations for the show. http://www.playbill.com/article/stripping-down-oklahoma-with-a-brand-new-sound-for-the-broadway-revivalMarch 14, 2019 at 8:12 pm #1202817098
If Oklahoma! does get rave reviews, it’ll not only become the frontrunner for Best Revival of a Musical, but this would also be the first time that any Broadway production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic has received a top honor from the Tonys. The original production obviously wasn’t eligible because the Tony Awards hadn’t been established yet. Despite the last revival from 2002 not being as well received as it was in London, the production still opened in a pretty weak season where there were only two classic Broadway musicals in contention overall (the other being Into the Woods, which won).
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