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2021-09-14 9:22:05 AM  
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2021-09-14 11:34:36 AM  
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2021-09-14 11:36:52 AM  
The Broadway production of Wicked was horrible.  It completely destroyed the story and turned it into a romance with talking animals.

If I wanted that, I'd watch Beastars again.
 
2021-09-14 12:20:56 PM  
I really miss live theater. Early in the summer we traveled to Maine to see our son perform in Spamalot. First show we'd seen since March '20. It was the right time. We were vaxxed, Maine had a ridiculously high vaxx rate, the show was in a massive tent-link structure outdoors with loads of ventilation, case numers were dropping like mad. Was a little weird being around people so much but I adjusted quick. Then a month later we went to see Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, just as Delta was ramping up here in Texas. And now we are back to semi-quarantine. Just fark all these jagofffs playing politics and eating horse dewormer. Time for a variant that kills the unvaxxed* nice and quick, so they don't have time to go out and fill up the hospitals. I'm just out of all patience and compassion for their idiocy. They are being filled with lies and they ENJOY the lies because they get to feel smart.

* with apologies to those few of you who legit can't get vaxxed because of real medical issues. Just stay indoors until it burns itself out killing the idiots and maybe you'll be safe. You know their idiocy is gonna kill you eventually if they don't die first

/idiocy
 
2021-09-14 12:22:22 PM  

Rent Party: The Broadway production of Wicked was horrible.  It completely destroyed the story and turned it into a romance with talking animals.

If I wanted that, I'd watch Beastars again.


I get it. But it's a perfectly fine show as long as you understand it has nothing to do with the book aside from the title.
 
2021-09-14 1:01:17 PM  

JammerJim: Rent Party: The Broadway production of Wicked was horrible.  It completely destroyed the story and turned it into a romance with talking animals.

If I wanted that, I'd watch Beastars again.

I get it. But it's a perfectly fine show as long as you understand it has nothing to do with the book aside from the title.


I didn't realize Beastars was a book.

/ Wakka wakka....
 
2021-09-14 1:16:10 PM  
How can "hollywood be out of ideas" but the 30th revival of an adaption  of the "Lion King" wins tonys? 26 of the 41 Broadway theatres are showing a revival right now and 10 have had the same show for 5+ years.  Imagine the uproar if your local theatre was still showing "The Martian" every week since 2016? I'm not saying the film industry doesn't need to be more original. I'm saying theatre should also be held to that standard.  Just like I enjoy throwing "Casablanca" on once in awhile, I enjoy seeing the oldies but goodies on the stage too.  Just don't keep them around for 5 years then do it again two years later.
 
2021-09-14 1:46:06 PM  

Bread314: How can "hollywood be out of ideas" but the 30th revival of an adaption  of the "Lion King" wins tonys? 26 of the 41 Broadway theatres are showing a revival right now and 10 have had the same show for 5+ years.  Imagine the uproar if your local theatre was still showing "The Martian" every week since 2016? I'm not saying the film industry doesn't need to be more original. I'm saying theatre should also be held to that standard.  Just like I enjoy throwing "Casablanca" on once in awhile, I enjoy seeing the oldies but goodies on the stage too.  Just don't keep them around for 5 years then do it again two years later.


Well, part of it is that, unlike movies, you generally can't go see a Broadway show near where you live (not accounting for tours). So, even if people only want to see a show once, there are very limited real opportunities to do it. That's also why Broadway show tickets can run into the 100s of dollars.

To use the movie analogy, it would be like a movie being shown on a single screen in the whole world once or twice a day, rather than thousands of screens around the world. If enough people want to see it, it will take a long, long time to cycle through everybody as they are able to travel to the theater.

Also, people like the "greatest hits" in pretty much every sector of entertainment.  But even with revivals, and further from night to night if they wanted to, the show can be tweaked and altered to the point that seeing it again presents an effectively different show (not to mention different actors giving their own interpretations of characters).
 
2021-09-14 2:12:12 PM  

Rent Party: The Broadway production of Wicked was horrible.  It completely destroyed the story and turned it into a romance with talking animals.

If I wanted that, I'd watch Beastars again.


Never read the book, so I wasn't burdened with expectations. I did see the show with the original cast which was cool. My take on it was the first act was a ton of fun, but the second act was just a bunch of dumb "remember when this happened in Wizard of Oz?" references.
 
2021-09-14 2:22:45 PM  

wxboy: Bread314: How can "hollywood be out of ideas" but the 30th revival of an adaption  of the "Lion King" wins tonys? 26 of the 41 Broadway theatres are showing a revival right now and 10 have had the same show for 5+ years.  Imagine the uproar if your local theatre was still showing "The Martian" every week since 2016? I'm not saying the film industry doesn't need to be more original. I'm saying theatre should also be held to that standard.  Just like I enjoy throwing "Casablanca" on once in awhile, I enjoy seeing the oldies but goodies on the stage too.  Just don't keep them around for 5 years then do it again two years later.

Well, part of it is that, unlike movies, you generally can't go see a Broadway show near where you live (not accounting for tours). So, even if people only want to see a show once, there are very limited real opportunities to do it. That's also why Broadway show tickets can run into the 100s of dollars.

To use the movie analogy, it would be like a movie being shown on a single screen in the whole world once or twice a day, rather than thousands of screens around the world. If enough people want to see it, it will take a long, long time to cycle through everybody as they are able to travel to the theater.

Also, people like the "greatest hits" in pretty much every sector of entertainment.  But even with revivals, and further from night to night if they wanted to, the show can be tweaked and altered to the point that seeing it again presents an effectively different show (not to mention different actors giving their own interpretations of characters).


Almost 200 years ago in Nicholas Nickleby, Dickens has his lead character join a troupe of actors who go from town to town putting on performances.  The leader of the acting group is keen on taking new and modern plays from The Continent and adapting them for the English audience.  The new plays typically shut down after one performance due to lack of attendance.  The next night they put on Romeo and Juliet, which even in Dicken's time is a really old story that everyone knows.  It plays to a packed house and the company recoups their losses.

In today's world, every single professional ballet company in America puts on The Nutcracker from November through to the end of December.  And it ain't because it's the GOAT of ballets.  The Nutcracker is the Black Friday event of ballet companies.
 
2021-09-14 2:28:57 PM  

Bread314: 26 of the 41 Broadway theatres are showing a revival right now and 10 have had the same show for 5+ years. Imagine the uproar if your local theatre was still showing "The Martian" every week since 2016?


For New Yorkers who are regular theater goers that is a somewhat fair description. But quite a few theater goers are tourists. Way back in the day, NYC schools had some sort of half price/ student coupons for Broadway shows (I don't recall details). My mother, a Broadway lover of the '50s, took full advantage of that and brought a designated child to shows she wanted to see. I remember one show she was talking with the tourists next to us and they asked us where we were from. We were the first New Yorkers they had met at a Broadway show for their entire trip.
 
2021-09-14 2:49:07 PM  

damageddude: Bread314: 26 of the 41 Broadway theatres are showing a revival right now and 10 have had the same show for 5+ years. Imagine the uproar if your local theatre was still showing "The Martian" every week since 2016?

For New Yorkers who are regular theater goers that is a somewhat fair description. But quite a few theater goers are tourists. Way back in the day, NYC schools had some sort of half price/ student coupons for Broadway shows (I don't recall details). My mother, a Broadway lover of the '50s, took full advantage of that and brought a designated child to shows she wanted to see. I remember one show she was talking with the tourists next to us and they asked us where we were from. We were the first New Yorkers they had met at a Broadway show for their entire trip.


If you're not too particular about what show you see, you can get unsold same-day Broadway tickets at half price at kiosks in and around Broadway - or at least you used to be able.  Most of the big shows also have a lottery.  You show up a couple hours before the show and put your name on a list.  An hour or so before the curtain, they randomly call out about 20 winners.  You must physically be present and show ID.  You can get one or two tickets this way, $25-$40 per ticket.  These lottery tickets are literally the best seats in the house: front row center orchestra.  It's possible to see a show that has been sold out for months in advance doing this.  My family saw Wicked this way.  The people sitting right behind us paid over $500 each for their tickets.
 
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