Theater Roundup: Late Show Performances, Closings + More

Oct 02, 2019 09:15

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Mj Rodriguez and George Salazar performed “Suddenly Seymour” from Little Shop of Horrors on The Late Late Show with James Corden. This production of Little Shop is playing at the Pasadena Playhouse through October 20th ( Read more... )

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elderpricely October 2 2019, 18:46:09 UTC
I'm kind of surprised Tootsie is so far below capacity (broadway.com says 68.10%).

I can't wait to see the genderbent version of Company when it comes to NY. I saw a revival a few years ago and really loved it but I think it'll be even more impactful with a female lead.

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squirrels_oh_no October 2 2019, 18:52:22 UTC
Idek why they haven't closed Tootsie yet. It's been flailing for months.

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scriptedending October 2 2019, 18:54:00 UTC
Yeah, I don't think Tootsie has much longer on Broadway. I'm not super surprised, tbh; it's not a movie there is a lot of nostalgia for, and with Santino out on paternity leave, the main draw for the show is gone.

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squirrels_oh_no October 2 2019, 19:01:59 UTC
I thought about seeing Tootsie last time I was in nyc but ended up going to Sleep No More. Even though reviews were good and the tickets were very discounted, it just wasn't terribly appealing to me as someone born 5 years after the movie came out.

But I did see Beetlejuice and loved it.

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dancemusic October 2 2019, 18:59:17 UTC
are there any places that have possible inside info~ about who is going to be cast next in a show? i'm seeing waitress in november and jordan sparks will be finished by then so i'm curious who will be jenna after her.

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scriptedending October 2 2019, 19:03:49 UTC
Some of the theater forums (Broadway World, All That Chat) have speculation mixed with actual news, but it's very hard to tell which is which. I remember people saying they thought Sara Bareilles would return to close the show after her tour wraps up at the end of November, but I have no idea if that's true, and it wouldn't answer your question of who is performing in November.

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dancemusic October 2 2019, 19:07:00 UTC
haha yeah i'm seeing it before the end of november. but i know nothing about forums so thank you for introducing me to those! i would have loved to see it while jeremy jordan was dr. pomatter but regardless of who is playing who i'm very excited to see it

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anterrabre October 2 2019, 19:20:00 UTC
OP, how was MJ's performance in Little Shop of Horrors? I heard she was really good.

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scriptedending October 2 2019, 19:25:50 UTC
I didn't think she was very good, tbh. She sounded nice when she was singing, but she kept stumbling over and rushing through her lines, and she didn't sell the character very well. Basically, the singing was good but the acting needed work (and the same could be said for almost the whole cast).

To be fair, I saw it in its second week, so maybe she's more settled in by now!

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anterrabre October 2 2019, 19:29:50 UTC
I see. Poor thing. The reviews I've seen are more recent so maybe she's less nervous and more settled in the role now?

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birchwhite October 2 2019, 19:25:27 UTC
Oh, I didn't know Mj was in this production! Her vocal performances on Pose have been really lovely so I'm not really surprised. I know she's got a theater background.

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dinkerd October 2 2019, 20:09:14 UTC
I saw Book Of Mormon (for free!) and its appeal was lost on me. There were a bunch of real mormons outside the theatre though. I also spotted some members of the Dutch royal family in the audience.

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