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#41 MusicalTalk

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:28 PM

Maybe it shows that through a big issue (such as 9/11) different races in the melting-pot that is the USA (most specifically, New York City) can get along... which is, as we all know, what the piece is about.  

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#42 Jamie Kenny

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:28 PM

Can someone tell me where the stage door is?

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:50 AM

Fourth tree from the left on the south side.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:08 AM

I went the other night and I found it to be brilliant. My party and I all understood it perfectly (and only I had seen it before). This was my third time seeing it (Piccadilly & Landor) and this is the best by far.

The cast are top-notch, with so much individual characterisation going on

I think the press have been very unfair.

Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to broadway.


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Posted 21 June 2012 - 06:18 PM

Any offers around for this?

#46 Jamie Kenny

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:42 PM

Got to see this last Wednesday and thought it was fantastic and many times, thrilling. I especially loved the final 20 minutes with the scenes in the Morgan Library. Rosalie Craig (Mother) Tamsin Carroll (Emma Goldman) Harry Hepple (Younger Brother) Claudia Kariuki (Sarah) and Sophie Nomvete (Booker T. Washington) were the stand outs for me. I really liked the concept though sometimes felt the choreography was a tad repetetive.  Very enjoyable night at the theatre.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:43 AM

I was hoping to see this tomorrow evening, but the weather does not look too promising!



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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:07 AM

To start with  I hate to be negative but the set is VILE and overpowering and it's only when the evening progresses and  darkness descends that it can start to be ignored.  Having seen the Original Broadway production, the Piccadilly West End production, the Landor production and an amateur production at the Grand in Leeds I enjoyed the Open Air production the least.

Some of the cast were good ( Rosalie Craig- although no rival to either Marin Mazzie or Maria Friedman) some were bad but most were ok.

I love this show and find it genuinely moving but not this production.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:14 AM

I loved the Landor production last year and I love the score, but as time wears on I'm less and less eager to see this...

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:10 AM

I know it's late in the day, but I was waiting until there was a guarantee of good weather before venturing into the park. I do agree with most of the comments about the post apocolyptic bookends, it really does just feel like being clever for its own sake. It also takes an age, almost the entire first act, before the whole cast are finally in period dress, and yes the female Booker T and the black grandfather do jar in a piece that is so rooted in cultural identity and gender issues. Beautifully sung and acted though and I loved Rolan Bell as Coalhouse. There's more on my blog if you're interested http://www.frontrowd...ir-theatre.html
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