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(Vulture)   Wait a minute, wait a minute: "A Christmas Story: The Musical" is actually . . . good?   (vulture.com) divider line 2
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2012-11-23 07:57:15 AM  
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vrax: T.M.S.: vrax: T.M.S.: vrax: T.M.S.: vrax: I don't care how good this production is, Broadway makes Hollywood look like a land of original ideas!

Why do you say a silly thing like that? What specifically is it that you think shows this lack of originality?

I hope that you are joking, but if not, here's your top 16:

The Lion King
Wicked
Jersey Boys
The Book of Mormon
Mamma Mia!
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark
Chicago
A Christmas Story
Mary Poppins
Rock of Ages
Evita
Newsies
Bring It On: The Musical
Chaplin
Annie
Scandalous

Out of all those, "The Book Of Mormon" is the only one I would spend any money to see. "Bring It On: The Musical", FFS?! That should be off-off-off-off Broadway and in a gutter somewhere in the mid-west.

What you would spend money on is irrelevant. You indicated Broadway was lacking in new ideas. I think you have no idea and are parroting things you have heard elsewhere. But I could be wrong. So, why do you say this thing?

Parroting? I can look at the list of shows with my own two eyes! Virtually every one of those shows is either a very tired, old production being rehashed once again or just a flat-out terrible idea. Farkin "Elf"?! "The Book Of Mormon" is the only one I would spend money on because it's one of the very few original ideas in all of Broadway. If you compare Broadway with Hollywood, there's no contest. "Hollywood", in spite of all the shiat they put out, wins hands down on the ground.

Now, maybe you are confusing Broadway with all the off (off-off) productions and countless plays throughout the US, but I'm talking ON Broadway productions, just to be clear.

Nope. I think I have a pretty good ideas what Broadway means.

And yes, other than again stating your opinion about the shows you would be interested in seeing every thing you said was unfortunatly false.

Of the 16 shows you listed exactly three are "re-hashes" of tired old shows. Meaning they were not Bro ...


Here is a list of everything currently playing on Broadway or opening shortly: (your link was incorrect) Current Broadway Shows

30 of them are are original musicals or plays. 13 are revivals of classic material.

But facts aside you still seem confused. You label an entire industry unoriginal but when pressed can only fall back on complaining that the shows aren't "interesting" or "exciting" to you. Which is entirely subjective.

But ok. Let's go with sorting out what you THINK and not what you KNOW.

First off I'm surprised you did not think Peter and the Starcatchers or War Horse counted as new or interesting. You are alone in that opinion but ok. It's possible.

Second, most people are pretty excited about things like a new Mamet or Rebeck play. Yet you are not.

None of the play revivals interest you at all? Really? You don't think it's cool (and takes huge balls) to produce something like Golden Boy in this day and age?

As to new this season. You really aren't interested in seeing what Matilda is all about? No interest on seeing Tom Hanks in his Bway debut in a Norah Ephron play? None of the new shows coming in hold any interest to you a all?

I suppose it's possible you have a finer tuned theatrical sensibility than the rest of the world. But I doubt it.

I think you are continuing to ignorantly parrot things you have heard other people say.

Unless you care to explain your thesis further?
2012-11-22 04:26:34 PM  
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FirstNationalBastard: Krymson Tyde: FirstNationalBastard: Well, if it is, that means it's got one up on the movie.

You're dead to me.

I hate the Goonies, have never seen A Christmas Story but am willing to give its fans some amount of shiat, and have never seen Princess Bride, but do refrain from trolling its fans because Andre The Giant was in the movie.

...I'm probably not any more alive to you after that, am I?


You are dead to us all. Never having seen the Princess Bride alone does that.
 
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