Friday, December 07, 2018

Network Reviews

NetworkWhat's that? Two Broadway show's opening in the same week? What is this April? Anyway, last night the Broadway production of Network starring Tony and Emmy Award Bryan Cranston opened at the Belasco Theatre.

Directed by Tony Award winner Ivo Van Hove (A View From The Bridge), and adapted by Tony Award winner and Academy Award nominee Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), Network also stars Emmy Award winner Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), and Tony Goldwyn (Scandal). So what did the critic's have to say? Let's find out.

amNY

Broadway News

The Daily Beast

Deadline

The Hollywood Reporter 

NY1

New York Magazine/Vulture

The New York Post

New York Stage Review

The New York Times

Time Out New York

Variety

The Wall Street Journal

The Wrap

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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

The Cher Show Reviews

That's right theatre fans. It's that time again. Last night, The Cher Show opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. Since the show began previews on November 1, it is has repeatedly hit the one million mark at the box office. So what did the critic's have to say? Let's find out.

amNY

Broadway Journal

The Chicago Sun Times

The Chicago Tribune

The Daily Beast

Deadline

Entertainment Weekly 

The Hollywood Reporter

The New York Post

The New York Times

The Observer

Rolling Stone

Time Out New York

Variety 


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Monday, December 03, 2018

Customer Story

To Kill A MockingbirdToday's customer story comes all the way from the great state of Kansas. Overland Park to be exact. The day after Thanksgiving, I received a call from a gentleman who was coming to New York with his wife at the end of January, and wanted to see a show while they were here.

Now to be honest, most people that come to New York, come here to see a Broadway show. We are the theatre capitol of the world after all. Plus, most of those people come to see a musical.Well not my customer. He and his wife wanted to see a play. Not only that, but they wanted to see three plays. Now that's my kind of theatergoer.

Anyway, the shows they wanted to see were The Waverly Gallery, Network, and To Kill A Mockingbird.Three excellent choices don't you think? So now that I knew what they wanted to see and when, I needed to find out where they wanted to sit, and of course how much they wanted to spend.Well as it turns out, they wanted to sit in the center Orchestra, but not too close.

Now for both the Waverly Gallery and To Kill A Mockingbird, I got them excellent seats in the Orchestra, and on the aisle. However for Network, I suggested something a little different.For those of you that don't know, the show is offering on stage seating for this production. Now I am quite familiar with these type of seats, as I sat there for the recent revival of A View From The Bridge.

However for this particular production, it is slightly different. Yes you are on stage for the entire show. However you are not sitting on bleachers with thirty or so other people.You are instead seated at a table, and or a bar for the duration of the play. Not only that, but for those of you who purchase these "Special Seats", they come with a meal as well.

Now that's what I call a new kind of "Dinner Theatre" my friends. Oh and one more thing. Because the stage is filled with large video screens, along with several cameras, there is more than a good chance that those on stage will be seen by the audience.

Now I don't now about you, but I don't know if I would want to be enjoying a nice meal in front of a thousand plus people. But that's just me I guess. So there you have it folks. Three great plays, with excellent seats to boot. Plus they got them for a rate that was lower than they were expecting. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

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Sunday, December 02, 2018

New Musical Hadestown To Open On Broadway Next Spring

Image result for hadestown musical logoThat's right theatre fans. The 2018-2019 is about to get one "Hell" of a show. Like how I did that? Hadestown, which first premiered Off-Broadway in 2016 at the New York Theatre Workshop, will begin previews at the Walter Kerr Theatre on March 22, 2019, with opening night scheduled for April 17.

The show, which is currently running at the National Theatre in London thru January 29, is being directed by Tony Award nominee Rachel Chevkin (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), and features book, music and lyrics by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell. Now I'll admit, I've never heard any of her music.

However, as someone who has written their own musical, I decided to give her music a little listen. The verdict? I liked it. It reminds me of Once, with a little hint of Frank Wildhorn's Bonnie and Clyde, mixed in with a side of Waitress. Quite the compliment I think.

So what exactly is the show all about? Well according to the show's website,"Hadestown, set in a Great Depression inspired apocalyptic setting, is a new musical about the fateful love story of Orpheus and Eurydice, as well as the tumultuous relationship of King Hades and his wife Persephone." Sounds like a laugh out loud evening in the theatre to me. Just another joke there theatre fans. No on sale date has been announced as of yet. Be sure to check this website for further updates. Until next time theatre fans.

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Saturday, December 01, 2018

Several Shows Set To Close In The Coming Weeks

Once on This IslandSad news theatre fans. Broadway is set to say goodbye to three Broadway shows. In the last forty-eight hours, it was announced that Head Over Heels and Once On This Island will both close on January 6, with Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, taking it's final bow on December 30.

Now shows closing in January is nothing new. In fact, I remember as far back as 2009, there were six shows that closed in January of that year. So basically what I am saying, is that it is nothing new. Now despite these shows closing, there is still plenty of time to see them. In fact if you call right now, you can get tickets to see all three shows at some amazing prices.

Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru December 23, they are for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Head Over Heels, Once On This Island, and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Time is running out. Until next time theatre fans.

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New York, NY 10036
212-307-7050
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