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

I hope you'll come back for frequent visits, to see new reviews, to share opinions, to take a survey (or two), and to celebrate the shows and show people that have made the TheatreScene!

Jeff

Sunday, December 4, 2011

TheatreScene: November 28 - December 4

WHY YOU NEED TO COME BACK TO THIS BLOG TOMORROW!

Tomorrow at noon, I will be posting a new contest for tickets to one of Broadway's most-critically acclaimed musicals.  Just in time for the holiday gift-giving, this will be the easiest contest to enter, too!


BROADWAY QUESTION OF THE WEEK:


Jim Parsons (center) in The Normal Heart
Roundabout Theater Company announced its final production of their season, the classic comedy and Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvey which is set to star Emmy Award winner (TV's Big Bang Theory) and co-star of Broadway's The Normal Heart, Jim Parsons and stage regulars Charles Kimbrough and Jessica Hecht.

  • Is Harvey a show your are looking forward to seeing?  Let me know what you think about the show and the casting!  Email me at jkstheatrescene@yahoo.com.


LAST WEEK'S QUESTION OF THE WEEK:



Thanks to all of you who took the time to weigh in on the new pricing policy going into effect for The Book of Mormon!  Your consensus seems to be that you all understand the economics of it (Starkfan from Queens wrote, "Good for the producers!  It is nice to hear good Broadway news!  I wish I had invested!"), but most of you also admitted to being disappointed that you couldn't afford it before, and now it'll be even harder get to it. (Bwaygirliegirl from NYU wrote, "Heavy sigh!  Oh well.  So I won't get to see the show for years.  It'll still be good when it isn't the biggest show, right?").  I sure hope so, Girliegirl.  I sure hope so!

NOW IN PREVIEWS ON BROADWAY



  • 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


Bonnie and Clyde as seen by Ken Fallin (right) and Squigs (left)

Bonnie and Clyde opened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Thursday, December 1.  Its StageGrade.com average is a C+.  My review will post on Tuesday!



BEST BROADWAY NEWS OF THE WEEK




Looks like a race between two Broadway superstars, 
those Mormon boys and Harry Potter!

Three critically acclaimed shows have their cast recordings now Grammy nominated!  The 54th Annual Grammy Awards nominees for Best Musical Show Album are:  Anything Goes (The 2011 Broadway Revival Cast), The Book of Mormon (Original Broadway Cast), and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (The 2011 Broadway Revival Cast).  50 years ago, at the 4th Annual Grammy Awards , the Best Original Cast Show Album, as it was called then, went to the original cast recording of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!  Beginning with the 2012 nominees, the category will be known as Best Musical Theatre Album.  The 2011 awards will be given on February 12, 2012.


Until next week...


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