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December 3, 2022 at 7:07 am #1205176667
I first saw ITW at New York City Center, I first saw the Broadway production last night. Julia Lester’s no longer Little Red, the replacement Katy Geraghty did a great job.December 3, 2022 at 11:26 am #1205176909
Jesse Green’s racist review of KPOP is drawing a lot of backlash from the cast. https://www.playbill.com/article/new-york-times-theatre-critic-jesse-green-draws-criticism-for-kpop-review
The producers of KPOP are also demanding that he and the New York Times apologize. https://www.playbill.com/article/kpop-producers-respond-to-new-york-times-review-requesting-apology-from-jesse-greenDecember 4, 2022 at 7:41 am #1205177493
I suppose the backlash against Jesse Green will work in KPOP‘s favor. I saw the show last night, and, well, if it’s not the Best Musical it’s the best KPOP concert on Broadway. Enjoyable, if style over substance.December 4, 2022 at 7:35 pm #1205178114
I didn’t expect A Beautiful Noise to cause people to make beautiful noise. Just another oldies concert. That and Almost Famous are not likely to get a Best Musical nod.
Also, how was Ain’t No Mo’?December 4, 2022 at 8:11 pm #1205178153
Oddly enough, Did They Like It? still doesn’t have a page up for that show yet. Although BroadwayWorld does have the reviews listed.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/reviews/Ain-t-No-Mo-December 4, 2022 at 8:35 pm #1205178166
Apparently the critics liked it more than the audience. I’m not so sure Ain’t No Mo’ will be up for the Best Play Tony.December 5, 2022 at 10:05 am #1205178979
Fat Ham, with its Pulitzer, could be a contender for Best Play. It’s nice that artists of color have a shot.December 6, 2022 at 9:20 am #1205180114
Now that Into the Woods is touring, perhaps it will perform at the Tonys and still has a shot at Best Revival of a Musical, unless Sweeney Todd slashes its chance. In any case, Sondheim would be pleased his work is still so well-received. Perhaps Sweeney will be dedicated to Angela Lansbury, as will City Center’s Dear World.December 6, 2022 at 9:48 am #1205180232
Don’t forget Camelot. One must never doubt Bartlett Sher when it comes to his musical revivals.December 7, 2022 at 8:16 am #1205181510
Complete casting has been announced for the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bad Cinderella.
Interesting how two of the principals from the opening night cast of the current 1776 revival (Crystal Lucas-Perry and Carolee Carmello) are in two Broadway shows this season.December 7, 2022 at 9:36 am #1205181612December 8, 2022 at 5:27 pm #1205184389
Seeing reviews with bylines like “the AARP crowd will love it” and commenting that bio-musicals focus on performers “old enough to have met Ed Sullivan” come off as ageist:
Also it mentions that in the Neil Diamond musical Neil was discovered by Ellie Greenwich. Do you think audiences would prefer a revival of Leader of the Pack?Not now
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