HERE'S WHAT'S NEW:
"I want any kid who is watching to know that your biggest may turn into your purpose."
- Ari'el Stachel, Best Featured Actor in a Musical - The Band's Visit
"Just because you are a minority doesn't mean you're only meant to play roles that are a minority."
-Lindsay Mendez, Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Carousel
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Of course, theatre legend and modern technology have come together in making this serious breach of etiquette (let alone basic politeness) a very public argument, which not only applies to cell phones, but flash pictures (you have to have heard the tirade of Patti LuPone when some snapped a photo during Gypsy) and texting (I understand the cast of Hair actually takes the things and turns them off for you when they are in the audience, and that the cast of next to normal will also stop the show for texting, especially in the up close seats which are practically onstage seating). Richard Griffiths of Equus and The History Boys has notoriously refused to continue until the offenders are booted from the theatre. And just today, TMZ.com posted a video of Hugh Jackman addressing a phone call in the audience during a performance of his new play, A Steady Rain. He did it in character, class act that he is. (I wonder how he feels about being taped?)
(Photo from Getty Images)
Sunday, September 27, 2009
(I wonder if I'll see any of you there and not know it because we don't know what each other looks like?!)
Please leave comments about your flea market experience if you go!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Anyway, a few days ago, I posted the series of short spots for the show called "Meet the Family." Now, like I said before, where I live you don't see Broadway commercials unless the touring company is coming to a town near me. And so I rely on YouTube and show websites to see them.
Click here to go to the next to normal website, where you can see their current television commercial, plus a lot of other great video on the show.
(I tried to embed the commercial, but it has an error in it somwhere. Sorry!)
I'm biased, I know, but I love the commercial. It makes the show look exactly like what it is... exciting, emotional and fast-paced. And kinda like a rock concert...
Friday, September 25, 2009
If you can get there, you really should go to the Broadway Flea Market in Shubert Alley on Sunday the 27th. As I’ve mentioned before, it is a lot of fun and you can get some amazing stuff cheap and more amazing stuff for a lot of money! But it is all for a great cause, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. They are calling for rain Sunday, but they are planning on it going on as scheduled, unless it is a steady downpour. Check http://www.bcefa.org/ for updates and info.
If you do go, drop a comment and let me know how you liked it!
FAME: WILL IT LIVE FOREVER?
So Fame opens today at movie theatres across the country. I loved the original. It was pretty naughty for a 13 year old, but I loved the gritty edge it had and, of course, the dance numbers. I don’t know how much I’ll like this new version… it looks kinda slick, less edgy, and a little too polished. I guess that is what we can expect in the age of American Idol and the like. Still, I’ll go see it just for the “faculty” which is all Broadway talent – Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Megan Mullally, and the Fame dame herself, Debbie Allen. Plus there’s cutie pie Paul McGill, straight from A Chorus Line.
The reviews haven’t been kind… If you see it, tell me what you think! Leave a comment below!
BROADWAY NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
One section of the Smithsonian that didn’t come to life in Night at the Museum II was the Broadway exhibit. That might have been pretty cool, huh? I’ve not seen it, but the next time I’m in Washington DC (maybe Oct. 11 with the cast of Hair?) I think I’ll take it in. I hear there are costumes, props and set pieces from shows like Cats, Fiddler on the Roof, A Chorus Line, The King and I, and now the latest: memorabilia from The Lion King. Rafiki’s costume, shoes and headdress, Simba’s mask and other stuff was just donated there and revealed in a ceremony that happened yesterday.
Have you been there? How was it? Leave a comment below!
ON MY iPOD THIS WEEK
TOP 5 SONGS
- “Superboy and the Invisible Girl” from next to normal
- “An English Teacher” from Bye Bye Birdie
- “One Boy” from Bye Bye Birdie
- “The Bitch of Living” from Spring Awakening
- “My Junk” from Spring Awakening
TOP 3 CDS
- next to normal – Original Broadway Cast Recording
- Bye Bye Birdie – Original Broadway Cast Recording
- Spring Awakening – Original Broadway Cast Recording
PLAYBILL IS 125 YEARS OLD!
Happy Birthday! To theatre’s best companion, Playbill Magazine, which just turned 125 years old this week! Check out these cool logos from past to present. I got them from, naturally, Playbill Online!
If you follow my blog, you know there are certain shows I really want to see this fall. Well, I saw one of them recently. But I won’t write about it until it opens, which isn’t for more than 2 weeks. They need all the time they can get…oops! Still, I hope it will turn out great and be a huge hit!
Just last week I was talking about NOT looking forward to Love Never Dies. Then I got this link. http://www.loveneverdies.com/october8th/ Pretty interesting. What do you think?
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Artist: Original Broadway Cast Recording
Label: PS Classics
Format: Single CD
Case: Jewel Case
Booklet: Full color production photos; Full Liner Notes
The Show Itself: The first new musical of 2009, The Story of My Life, should have been a crowd-pleaser, but it is a dicey proposition. For the critics, cynical as they can be, the sentimentality of the piece might work against it, and the subject matter - male friendship - might make a few squirm as it will likely hit them in a private spot that they will grumpily try to put back in hiding.
The Company: Will Chase, as Thomas Weaver, has the less sympathetic role, as the guy who leaves town, leaves his friend and never really looks back. The other part of the equation, Malcolm Gets , as Alvin Kelby, has, on the surface of it, an easier time getting the audience to root for him. Clearly, his character is the wronged one, the orphan, the abandoned one who never leaves his small town. Separately they are terrific, but together they soar - a musical pairing unseen since Side Show. Their chemistry will undoubtedly be touched upon in reviews. Their ability to progress (and regress) from ages six to thirty-something, without resorting to voices or overdone clichés of physicality is perfection. And when they sing together, it is musical theatre heaven.
The Recording: It is a small miracle that this show was recorded, given its short run on Broadway; we should all be very thankful that it was preserved. I can't say it enough about this season's recordings, and The Story of My Life is no exception: the quality of the recording and the performances are exceptional. As the show itself had so little to look at, it was easier to become fully emotionally connected to the words, sounds and performances in the theatre. The recording then becomes more of a reminder than a separate experience. Like in the theatre, the stories each song tells sweeps you away in a swirl of personal memories, even as the immediate story comes into High Definition clarity in your mind as the performance unfolds. Both Mr. Gets and Mr. Chase replicate their outstanding stage work here - the emotions and nuances are rich and plentiful, and the orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick are lovely. Noted theatre critic Peter Filicia has provided an astute and fair essay for the liner notes and the booklet, which, even without the lyrics (which are unnecessary, as the songs are memorable in spite of it), but full of terrific production photos give the recording and the show its due, finally.
Standout Songs: As in the show, "Mrs. Remington," "The Butterfly," "1876" and "Angels in the Snow" stand out, and find themselves on my constant rotation of songs from the season.
(Photo by Aaron Epstein: Left: Malcolm Gets; Right: Will Chase)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
- Maks and Karina, professionals - Burn the Floor
- Mya, contestant - Chicago (the film and as a Broadway Roxie)
- Kelly Osbourne, contestant - Chicago (in London as Mama Morton, and after tonight, I bet she does it here...)
- Donny Osmond, contestant - Beauty and the Beast (Gaston)
- Aaron Carter, contestant - Seussical the Musical (Jojo)
- Samantha Harris, host - Chicago (Roxie)
Monday, CBS: How I Met Your Mother
- Neil Patrick Harris - Cabaret (Emcee replacement), Assassins (Lee Harvey Oswald, The Balladeer), Proof (Hal)
- Josh Radnor - The Graduate (Benjamin)
Monday, CBS: Two and a Half Men
- Jon Cryer - Brighton Beach Memoirs (Eugene Morris Jerome)
Monday, CBS: The Big Bang Theory
- Johnny Galecki - The Little Dog Laughed (Alex)
Tuesday, ABC: The Forgotten
- Christian Slater - The Glass Menagerie (The Son), Side Man (Clifford), The Music Man (Winthrop)
Tuesday, CBS: NCIS
- Rocky Carroll - The Piano Lesson (Lymon)
Tuesday, CBS: NCIS: Los Angeles
- Linda Hunt - The End of the World (Audrey), Ah! Wilderness! (Norah)
- Chris O'Donnell - The Man Who Had All the Luck (David)
- Barrett Foa - Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), Mamma Mia!
Tuesday, CBS: The Good Wife
- Julianna Margulise - Festen (Helene)
- Chris Noth - Gore Vidal's The Best Man (Senator Joe Cantwell)
- Christine Baranski - Rumors (Chris), Nick & Nora (Tracey), Boeing-Boeing (Berthe)
And that's just the first two nights!Jeff
Monday, September 21, 2009
(TV: The United States of Tara; Stage: The Wild Party)
(TV: Damages; Stage: Sunset Boulevard, The Real Thing, Death and the Maiden)
and, of course, Broadway's darling...
Sunday, September 20, 2009
- They are singing along! And I don't mean quietly mumbling the words or mouthing the words. I mean full-out singing. They think because they aren't belting they aren't loud or annoying. Guess what? They think wrong!
- They are reciting favorite bits of dialogue as the show goes on! And I mean word for word, with the same tone and inflection. They think they are enjoying all of it in their heads or just with their companion. Guess what? They think wrong!
- They are stymied because the dialogue and/or song on the stage is somehow different than (a) the movie version, (b) the version they did at their high school, (c) "that song is after "x song" in the movie, (d) "on the CD there's no talking in the middle of "Popular!" How are we supposed to know when to start singing again?" or (e) any combination of a - d!
- The stars on the "soundtrack" are so much better than so and so replacement! And I mean a full discourse on how the original was better and why, and "how could they ever hire x actress after y actress left the show."
To those of you who do this, this ruining the live experience for the rest of us, please remember:
- You are not at home talking back to your TV.
- You do not have the right to sing along, unless the show calls for it, like "No Time at All" from Pippin, or the "mega-mix" at the end of Mamma Mia!
- Live performance is just that - LIVE - and therefore, even if all of the originals from the "soundtrack" are still in the show, the performance will vary.
- We are all glad you love theatre and that you played Eliza Doolittle in 10th grade. Brava! to you. However, we paid to see the Broadway revival, NOT to listen to you warble "I Could Have Danced All Night." First, you aren't as good as when you were in 10th grade. And second, if you want to do the show, audition for it, don't do it from the seats.
Don't get me started on the pickle/deli sandwich burps during matinees or the "I'd rather be home watching the Yankees" moaning at an evening show...
Share your pet peeves with us! Comment below.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Even the show's advertisements hit me in all the right ways: the songs picked (and the specific snippets selected) perfectly match the characters, but whether you've seen the show or not, each spot intrigues without being off putting and, in my opinion, generates interest without giving anything away. And I love the density of meaning in the tag line: "One family is about to face the music." Perfection!
I wish thay had one for Adam Chanler-Berat (the cutest nerdy guy on Broadway), but it makes sense not to have one for that character or the doctors, played by Louis Hobson.
For those of you (like me) who don't get to see NY commercials, here, once again thanks to YouTube is a way to see all 5 spots!
MEET NATALIE - Jennifer Damiano (featuring "Superboy and the Invisible Girl")
MEET GABE - Aaron Tveit (featuring "I'm Alive")
MEET DAN - J. Robert Spencer (featuring "I Am the One")
MEET DIANA - Alice Ripley (featuring "I Miss the Mountains")
MEET THE FAMILY (featuring "(Just) Another Day"
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! What shows are you obssessed with? Let me know!
Friday, September 18, 2009
GREAT WEBSITE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE FANS!
YouTube, move over! You want to see vintage performances from decades worth of Broadway musicals? Try BlueGobo.com! They have bits from The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tony Awards, movie musical scenes, and any variety show/musical special you can think of! I've enjoyed such things as Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur singing "Bosom Buddies" on the Tonys, a scene from Baby and Chita Rivera recreating "The Shriner's Ballet" from Bye Bye Birdie on a Ballet Theatre special from the 80's.
WHAT IS IN MY iPOD THIS WEEK
TOP 3 COMPLETE CAST RECORDINGS (meaning I listen to the whole thing through, time permitting):
- next to normal - The Original Broadway Cast
- Bye Bye Birdie - The Original Broadway Cast
- West Side Story - The New Broadway Cast Recording
- "Superboy and the Invisible Girl" from next to normal
- "Who's Crazy?/My Psychopharmacologist and I" from next to normal
- "An English Teacher" from Bye Bye Birdie
- "Around Here" from 9 to 5: The Musical
- "How Lovely to Be a Woman" from Bye Bye Birdie
Jeremy Piven needs to get over himself. He left a show in a lurch, and even giving him the benefit of the doubt about the disease he suffers from, he could have exited in a nicer fashion. Now, it seems the "star" can't take his lumps like a good sport, having his "people" get a cease and desist order to prevent the presentation of The Piven Monolgues at The Public. Boo Hoo! A show made up of reactions to his actions sounds interesting and even fun. Last I heard, The Public has not cancelled that performance!
WHY?? Part One
La Cage aux Folles, one classic musical if ever there was one, was one of the life-changing shows I ever saw back in 1984. Heck, I remember details from that performance that took place 25 years ago, and can't remember what I had for lunch today. Then there was the revival that played Broadway a few short years ago, and Tony wins or not, it was hardly a success. So, news of another revival coming this season makes me ask WHY!? I understand the production and star being imported from London is a fresh take, so I'll reserve judgement beyond my disbelief for now... but, really? We need this like another revival of Gypsy.
WHY?? Part Two
Full disclosure: Recognizing I will likely go to theatre hell for admitting this publicly, I will anyway: I think The Phantom of the Opera is one of the worst, most boring, overrated musicals ever produced, and I am disgusted every single time it makes a new milestone - 9,000 performances...great. But then comes the official announcement that the SEQUEL, tentatively called Love Never Dies just makes me want to barf. Apparently Sir Andrew didn't talk to the producers of Bring Back Birdie or Annie 2: Miss Hannigan's Revenge (aka Annie Warbucks). I've said it before and I'll say it again, I will never wish a new production ill (outloud), but this one has me very close.
PACK THE MOVING VAN!
Color me as surprised as anyone that the closing night of Avenue Q wasn't really the closing night. For those of you living under a rock, the producers announced from the Golden stage that, in fact, Avenue Q was just changing addresses (and ticket prices and overhead costs) by re-opening off-Broadway at New World Stages! Exciting! So whenever I feel blue or need to re-find my purpose, I don't have to pull out my CD...I can see the show! And rumor has it there will be at least one significant change: Gary Coleman will be played by a man this time around!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Artist: Original Broadway Cast Recording
Format: 2 CD
Case: Card Stock Tri-Fold
Booklet: Full color production photos; Complete lyrics
Parental Advisory: Explicit Content
The entire company (Alice Ripley, J. Robert Spencer, Aaron Tveit, Jennifer Damiano) shines here as they do onstage, each committed to preserving their stage performances rather than creating some sort of hybrid for the disc. What is nice, too, is that the lesser characters - Adam Chanler-Berat's Henry and Louis Dobson's Doctor Madden come across as equally important, which they are.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Full disclosure: in my book, Matthew Morrison can do no wrong. I find him charming, charismatic and sweet. Just fey enough to buy that he wouldn't work as a soccer coach, but manly enough to buy that he is a doting husband that still makes the girls swoon. And it goes without saying that uber-bitch cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, aka Jane Lynch is supreme!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I am a firm believer in careful shopping - not crazy like driving 15 miles to a gas station that has gas 5 cents a gallon cheaper than a closer one - for foods and services. And like most consumers there are just some things I don't cut corners on. No matter what you tell me, generic brand pasta sauce in a jar is not as good as chunky vegetable Ragu or generic chocolate creme cookies are as good as Oreos! BUT, if I have a coupon for Ragu or Oreo cookies, I'm going to use it right?
So I obviously love live theatre (we wouldn't be here if we didn't, huh?). Why pay full price when you can use a "coupon"? Ahhh... I have come to LOVE ticket discounts, even more than TKTS. For one, I can use them from home with no lines and I can take my time and pick my own seat!
Now, I have made peace with a few things. One, I'm most likely NOT going to get a fifth row center seat. Two, the really hot shows (Billy Elliot) aren't going to be discounted, and I'll have to pay full price. Three, I will still (most likely) have to pay those damnable service fees if I do my business online.
Where do I get my discounts? I use a short list, because I've weeded out the more obnoxious, less customer friendly sites that are hawking tickets cheap. Here it is, though I am not endorsing one over the other - I use each about equally, and I am not receiving any sort of compensation for naming them. They are listed aplhabetically.
- Broadway Box.com
- The Playbill Club
- The Theater Mania Discount Club.
That is really it. There are many others, but like I said, I have found these to be the easiest and most user-friendly.
- READ THE FINE PRINT on the discount ad. It will save you much heartache. If you are like me, you always seem to want to go on a "blackout date!"
- Even though sometimes you are offered the same seats no matter what code you put in, it happens to me enough that trying the discounts offered by all three for the same show may offer different seats.
- Take your time! Don't settle for the first seats they offer! I have actually gotten what I consider to better seats MANY times by clicking "look for next seats" 6, 8 even 10 times before saying OK, I'll take these.
- The more possible dates the better your chances.
- If you are going with another person or more, consider single seats. You might get individually better seats. And you can't talk during the show anyway!
- Ordering as soon as the discount is posted will give you more choices. But I also know that sometimes better seats pop up as available the closer the date is to when yo want to see the show. Remember, a lot of people use these discounts. Hot tickets will go fast no matter how long you do or don't wait.
- If you are in town, take the discount to the box office. Be ready with date choices, even DAY OF, and the best part is NO SERVICE CHARGES. And I have on more than one occasion gotten seats from the nice guy behind the window that aren't usually part of the discount.
- Even though it will increase your emails, DO sign up for "special bonuses." I have gotten some great deals - including front row center tickets for Hair - through these "specials," which include extra days, advance notice and no service fee special deals.
We've all had our share of horror stories and disappointments when it comes to tickets. After all, a crappy seat is a crappy seat at any price. But online discounts are one of the best things to happen to Broadway theatre-going in years.
Any tips you'd like to share? Add your comments below!
(The logos above come from their respective websites. No endorsement of one over the other is intended, not is use of the logo meant to be a copyright infringement. Rather they are meant to represent the icons readers might look for when searching each site.)
Monday, September 14, 2009
With its rotating Billys, I've managed to see two of the three original Tony winning Billy Elliots, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish. While I enjoyed both young men very much and am awed by their talent, I still found that I liked the BE of Mr. Kowalik more. To be completely honest, I can't express exactly why that is. But I can say I found him to be charming, endearing, and in many ways more effortless, as if he were Billy Elliot, not playing Billy Elliot. I guess I just explained it, hmmm....
Sunday, September 13, 2009
For six years, Avenue Q has been the sweetest address in Manhattan. I, like a lot of people, fell in love with a show that was an interesting curiosity before the lights went down and "The Avenue Q Theme" started. A mixture of comedy, slap-stick and sentimentality, Avenue Q really hit a part of me that until then I managed to keep hidden. Like so many people in the middle of the Generation X/Y time period, I was moving forward rapidly with my life, but feeling underneath it all kind of empty and lacking purpose. The show allowed me to feel and explore those feelings unashamedly, but with the "safety net" of the story being told by a bunch of puppets and larger than life "real" people. It channelled my childhood of watching hours of another street on TV and expanded it into much larger problems, joys and issues I found from adulthood. What I learned from Bert, Ernie and Big Bird was now growing up with Rod, Nicky and Trekkie Monster.
Anyway, for six years other shows have come and gone, as they must do. And it was nice to have an old comfortable neighbor to visit once in awhile. Now that neighbor is moving on, and it is sad, but aren't we all just a little bit better for having had Avenue Q in our lives? I think so. I just hope that the little hole in my heart that is there is, like the song says, "only for now."
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Up first: Grand Hotel: The Musical. This one is longer than the other one I posted, plus the picture is clearer and the poster added credits! Nice work!
Like I said before, this commercial (and even more, this version of it) would make me run to the theatre to buy a ticket.
Next: Sweet Charity
Unfortunately, this commercial comes of like I've heard the show actually was (I never saw it): cheap! The girls aren't all that sexy, and it is clear that there isn't much dancing. Christina Applegate looks decent, but not enough to erase my memories of the first revival with Debbie Allen and, later, Ann Reinking... that was the best, with real Fosse dancing and direction! Plus Bebe Neuwirth!
Next: Disney's Tarzan
This one I saw, three times. I know I'm in the minority here, but I really loved Tarzan. The first fifteen minutes are electrifying, Josh Strickland and Jenn Gambatese are perfection together and both as cute as buttons and sexy as hell. That said, I'd probably have bought a ticket based on the commercial, but not run to the box office. First, the old time photos mixed with the action looks cool, but I'd be disappointed that that wasn't too much in the show. Also, the "apes" look funny out of context. But the clips of Josh and Jenn and the song in the background would have made me more than interested, I think.
And finally: Grind
I probably can't be totally fair about this one... but I would definitely buy a ticket based on this ad. It is everything Broadway is known for... splashy costumes, stars (Ben Vereen and Stubby Kaye for two), plus dancing, pretty girls, a provocative title and it looks mysterious and glamorous and seedy all at once! And that was Grind in a nutshell. I like how they rewrote the opening number so you didn't need to know the show, but could follow what it is about.
What are your favorite ads?
Next time, I'll post some current ones.
Friday, September 11, 2009
(meaning I listen to the whole thing through, time permitting):
- next to normal
- West Side Story - The New Broadway Cast Recording
- Billy Elliot
TOP 5 CAST RECORDING SINGLES
(meaning I listen to these tracks over and over):
- "Superboy and the Invisible Girl" from next to normal
- "Around Here" from 9 to 5: The Musical
- "Will-a-Mania" from The Will Rogers Follies
- "Dance at the Gym" from West Side Story
- "Who's Crazy?/My Psychopharmacologist and I" from next to normal
My co-workers can always tell when the last one is on... apparently, I sing the backup vocals aloud...loudly...
BCEFA FLEA MARKET
If you've never been to this event, you really need to go - this year will be my third. It is a chance to mingle with real theatre fans for impromptu discussions on everything from the Best/Worst Elphaba to why In My Life is the BEST MUSICAL EVER! Then there are the events themselves, all for a good cause. Lots of money? Try the silent auction for really awesome items - past years have included autographed theatre advertisements that actually hung outside a theatre, like the one from Deuce signed by Angela Lansbury and Marian Seldes, to walk on parts in Phantom, and seriously one of a kind props, like Whoopi Goldberg's roller costume and Kerry Butler's skates from Xanadu. Expensive, but priceless and all charitable! Not a lot to throw away this year, but still want the good stuff? Pay to walk through the autograph line and get as many autographs from the stars that are there. I think there are three sets of stars this year, including Broadway stars from current shows, Broadway legends and even some super nice soap stars (Van Hansis from As the World Turns is on my list this year!). Still only a few dollars to spend or maybe some saved up allowance? The flea market is the place to shop! Merchandise from closed shows for SUPER CHEAP, old Playbills for sale, costume pieces and props (last year they had shirts from Jersey Boys, prop hairspray cans from Hairspray, naturally), and great bargains... last year for a grand total of $8.00, I got a Beauty and the Beast farewell poster ($2.00), a Tarzan Christmas ornament ($3.00), a Grey Gardens note pad (2 for $1.00), and 10 that's TEN soda cups with lids from The Times They Are A-Changin' - I sold 1 on e-Bay for $15.00... (10 for $1.00) and my best purchase - a Lion King sweatshirt from the tour for $1.00!!!
It is a fun event, especially getting to chat with the stars of your favorite shows as they sell you cupcakes and fun show stuff. The entire cast of [title of show] couldn't be nicer, John Tartaglia is the most kind gentleman, and Tyne Daly is a HOOT! I can't wait to see who's here this year! For details go to http://www.bcefa.org/.
Drop me a line if you go! I'd love to hear about the treasures you find and cool folks you meet!
I just know that announcement I talked about previously is coming... they are probably handling the billing as we speak, and probably finding a Disney Channel star to be the title man! Meanwhile, the "semi-on-hold" production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark announced that the opening date hasn't changed (I bet it will...) BUT that tickets will officially go on sale October 31st. Shows that aren't happening aren't usually in the news weekly. They have one hell of a publicist!
(Photos: Larry Gelbart by Ryan Miller of Playbill Online and Flea Market Poster from the BCEFA website.)