NY december: which show Broadway??

Oct 12th, 2010, 01:54 AM
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I didn't like cats either...
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Oct 12th, 2010, 03:11 AM
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Good comment, Neo, loved it.
I think that when I saw CATS SOOOOO long ago, my/our perspective on things was different. We were younger, we had seen many less plays and events than we have by now and probably if I were to see it now, I might not enjoy it as much as then. Interesting to think about......
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Oct 12th, 2010, 09:36 AM
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Holiday gift idea?
Pre-orders of Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 12 are being taken now for November 1st delivery.

Read more: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article...#ixzz12APfo8Ni

http://www.broadwaycares.org/store

Songs Include:
Disc 1:
JOY TO THE WORLD – The Little Mermaid
JOLLY OLD ST. NICHOLAS/UP ON THE HOUSETOP – Grease
IT WAS SIMPLE THEN – Monty Python’s Spamalot
MY GIFT – Mamma Mia!
DROWSY ON CHRISTMAS DAY – The Drowsy Chaperone
TRACY TURNBLAD’S BIG, BAD HOLIDAY RAP – Hairspray
ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH – The Color Purple
O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL – Young Frankenstein
THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE – Rosie’s Broadway Kids
CHRISTMAS MAKES THE WHOLE WORLD WARMER – Legally Blonde
HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING – The Broadway Boys
FOLLOWING A STAR – The Phantom of the Opera
MARY’S LULLABY – Wicked – 1st National Tour
THE FIRST NOEL – The Lion King
‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE THE SPELLING BEE – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Disc 2:
WHAT CHILD IS THIS? – Spring Awakening
(AT THE) NORTH POLE GLOBAL WARMING SURFIN’ PARTY – Avenue Q
THE MONOTONE ANGEL – Curtains
DOMINICK THE DONKEY – Jersey Boys
TWO ENGLISH CAROLS – Mary Poppins
AWAY IN A MANGER – Xanadu
THE INNKEEPER’S LAMENT – Altar Boyz
JINGLE BELLS – Wicked
DECK THE HALLS – Robbin’ Hood (Curtains)
THE COVENTRY CAROL/GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN – Naked Boys Singing
ALLELUIA – Chicago
BROADWAY HOLIDAY – A Chorus Line
GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN – Rent
THE 12 DAYS OF CHRIST-MIZ – Les Miserables
O HOLY NIGHT – Julia Murney and Max von Essen

I'm buying it for many reasons, but they include Julia Murney singing the last song

http://www.broadwayworld.com/article...ivery_20101011
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Oct 12th, 2010, 11:57 PM
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Starrs, I happily have most of the previous editions of Carols for a Cure, started when I bought some at a Shubert Alley "garage sale" years ago.

But I think "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by Naked Boys Singing must have required some thought by the producers over a cocktail.
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Oct 13th, 2010, 05:23 AM
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For Broadway Show Tickets that are discounted....try Broadwaybox.com...just got tickets for Billy Elliot at 30% off.
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Oct 13th, 2010, 06:32 PM
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starrs- hello my friend! Oh good, I thought I was the only one who saw Looped. It had some really funny moments. Wish I'd gotten to Promises, Promises. When I saw Wicked, I remember thinking that the firl playing Glinda would be perfect for Legally Blonde, and at intermission read my playbill and found it was Annaleigh Ashford who just left that role in LB!
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Nov 6th, 2010, 07:29 AM
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Carlota, Spiderman has been postponed 2 weeks.Not sure if it will affect your tickets. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/51942/230691
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Nov 6th, 2010, 11:29 AM
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Hopefuly it wont...My tickets are for the 9th december...but lets cross our fingers that there are no more delays...it doesn't sound too professional, does it??What do they do with the tickets they have already sold for those dates??
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Nov 6th, 2010, 11:41 AM
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Those holding tickets for cancelled performances can get refunds of tickets for a different performance. Fear not, they won't lose out. Just make sure you have your original receipt when returning tickets. I almost learned that lesson the hard way when returning tickets for a cancelled performance. At first the box person person gave me a hard time because I didn't have the receipt (who knew?). Then, after a bit of pleading, I guess I looked honest and I was able to exchange the tickets.
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Nov 6th, 2010, 01:34 PM
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Well, Howard, those of us from out of town making a special trip to see a specific show CAN lose out. A ticket for a later date doesn't help when one has spent a lot of money of flights and hotels based on specific dates for a show that doesn't happen!
Yes, I realize you can still get your money back, but that doesn't help when a trip is based on a show. I say this because I have a friend who is booked to fly up to NYC just to see Spiderman during those first dates. Can't change the air tickets.
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Nov 6th, 2010, 02:32 PM
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Patrick, of course, that can happen....whether it's an act of God or bad luck or whatever. But, with your theatrical background I know that you are aware of the fact that it is NOT uncommon for a Broadway show to delay its opening performances because of problems getting the show in good enough shape to present to an audience. Any time you buy tickets for a performance close to the original opening date you face that risk.
As for your friend who you say "booked to fly up to NYC just to see Spiderman.....", well, Patrick, you are certainly one who can verify that there is so much to see and do in NYC that despite the disappointment of possibly not being able to experience your main reason for coming, there are certainly enough options to make for an enjoyable visit.
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Nov 6th, 2010, 03:06 PM
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I kind of agree with neopatrick. If i get to nyc and they give me back My money it wont help, as all the other major shows aré already booked up, i wont be able to see Any musical this year, which we LOVE doing...who knows when i'll be able to be back...
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Nov 6th, 2010, 07:16 PM
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HowardR, I think you miss the point -- especially when it is someone who has seen virtually everything on Broadway and was planning a special trip just to see Spiderman.

It's frankly a couple of thousand dollars down the drain as far as he is concerned. Sure he can still go and do something, but he'd never have gone if it had not been for Spiderman.

Yes, s--t happens, but that doesn't make it any easier to swallow when it happens to you.

When someone's flight is canceled or their resort blows away in a hurricane would you still suggest that "all is not lost"?
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Nov 6th, 2010, 07:21 PM
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Anyone who wants to see the earliest moments of previews to witness the process should clearly know that delays often happen. Not many people outside of the theatre community want to see a show being tricked out, and want to see the final product.
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Nov 7th, 2010, 03:17 AM
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I'm well aware of your point, Patrick. My original response to this point was in answer to a poster whom I believe simply wanted to know about ticket refunds. And that was point I was basically answering to.
Not to minimize your friend's situation, I'll add that there are few people (except obviously the very wealthy) who would spend a couple thousand dollars basically to see one show on Broadway. My original response naturally was not aimed at that small number.
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Nov 7th, 2010, 05:05 AM
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In the official website it doesn't say that those days aré previews...
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Nov 7th, 2010, 05:29 AM
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The official website merely states that the show opens November 28, which means another delay in the previously announced opening. That's the date that PREVIEWS will begin. According to last Friday's NY Times, the official opening probably won't occur until January....and that's assuming that there isn't another delay.
If I was thinking about getting tickets for the show, I'd wait until the opening dates become a reality!
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Nov 7th, 2010, 07:49 AM
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We have full-price tickets for Spiderman on January 7. Opening Night has been moved from Dec. 21 to Jan. 11, 2011. So my tickets which should have been for a performance that would be several weeks into the run are now "Preview" tickets. While those who's performances have been canceled are offered refunds, those of us who's tickets have been "down-graded" are being offered nothing to compensate. I am very tempted to ask for a refund in light of this development and see the show on my spring return to NY --- IF it is open by then.
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Nov 7th, 2010, 12:45 PM
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TC, your comment about possibly asking for a refund is provocative. Even if you don't get serious about it, I'd be curious to know what their reaction would be if you asked a simple question about the chances of a refund. Anyway, keep us posted.
In reality, should the producers keep to the current schedule, you should be okay with seeing the January 7 performance. Being so close to the opening date should pretty much insure that you'll be seeing pretty close to the locked-in version, if not the actual final version.
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Nov 7th, 2010, 12:56 PM
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Well those who's shows were cancelled weren't 'offered' refunds. There show was cancelled. The price of previews and post opening night are the same unless you go to a discount broker. I'd be interested to know what the box office had to say, if you went thru the boxoffice/official site. However, I wouldn't want to give up my tickets to find out. A couple of nights before press night should be more exciting and adrenaline filled then a few nights after opening when all the big wigs pack their bags and pens and leave.
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