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Summertime...Took a little vacation! Three reviews coming soon! Amazing Grace, Hand to God and Mamma Mia!

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Jeff

Sunday, November 13, 2011

TheatreScene: November 7 - 13

BROADWAY VIDEO OF THE WEEK:

The West Side Story Flash Mob in Times Square



You have to love how they got all of the classic moves of Jerome Robbins into one number!

BROADWAY PHOTOS OF THE WEEK:

The Time Out New York Cover Shoot featuring Bonnie and Clyde






Can't you feel the chemistry between these two?  It comes right off the screen!  This series of photos comes from Time Out: New York and uses Broadway's Bonnie and Clyde  (Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan) to show us all about New York's winter bar scene.  Machine gun optional.
(Photos may be enlarged by clicking on them.  Photos by Dale May.)

NOW IN PREVIEWS ON BROADWAY:




  • Private Lives: Previews: November 6; Opens: November 17
  • Seminar: Previews: October 27; Opens: November 20
  • Bonnie and Clyde: Previews: November 4; Opens: December 1
  • Stick Fly: Previews: November 18; Opens: December 8
  • On a Clear Day You Can See Forever: Previews: November 12; Opens: December 11
  • Lysistrata Jones: Previews: November 12, Opens: December 14

OPENED THIS WEEK ON BROADWAY:

Sqigs' take on Godspell

  • Godspell opened on November 7 at the Circle in the Square Theatre.  StageGrade.com Average: C+

Broadway's Venus in Fur through
the eyes of artist Ken Fallin
  • Venus in Fur opened on November 8 at the Samuel J. Freidman Theatre.  StageGrade.com Average: A-
Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway
as Squigs sees it
  • Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway opened on November 10 at the Broadhurst Theatre. 


BEST BROADWAY NEWS OF THE WEEK:




  • Chinglish, now on Broadway, won the Jeff Equity Award for Best New Play - David Henry Hwang, and Best Scenic Design of a Play - David Korins.  The Jeff Equity Awards celebrate the best in Chicago theatre.

WORST BROADWAY NEWS OF THE WEEK:

Matthew James Thomas
  • Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark can't catch a break!  This week, both a major investor and Tony-eligible director Julie Taymor have filed suit against producers of the show for non-payment of funds loaned and royalties due, respectively.  Then, to top it all off, alternate Spider-Man Matthew James Thomas was injured during Wednesday's matinee and was taken to the hospital to get stitches.  Luckily, Reeve Carney was in the house, donned the costume and finished the show!  THAT I would have loved to have seen.

BROADWAY WELCOME:

  • Speaking of Spider-Man, the show welcomed its new Mary Jane Watson, Rebecca Faulkenberry (Rock of Ages) to the cast on November 10.

  • Anything Goes welcomed Stephanie J. Block in the role of Reno Sweeney, taking over for Sutton Foster through November 22, while Foster shoots a TV pilot.

BROADWAY WELCOME BACK:

  • Speaking of Anything Goes, Joel Grey returned to the show this week, now healed from an ankle injury.

  • Speaking of ankle injuries, Godspell's Morgan James returned to that show this week.  She missed all of the previews and opening night, but at least she's healed!  Julia Mattison did an amazing job as her understudy in her stead.

Here's to more fun on Broadway and beyond next week!

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