Theater District NY. 7 FEB 2012
|Talk about a cast.|
Philip Seymour Hoffman is possibly the greatest living American actor.
Andrew Garfield, one of the hottest.
|This is a trimmed down version for Broadway. The original opera is 4 hours.|
They use most of the songs, but turn the recitatives into connecting dialogue.
It's worth it just to see Audra.
|And on the same street, this new production is opening.|
It's apparently a new musical using lots of Gershwin music.
|She works a lot.|
|Ricky Martin is the reason this is happening.|
Ricky Martin as Che Guevara? Gotta love Broadway.
|A musical version of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is here at the Palace.|
Coming soon: Ghost, the musical.
Back to the left, Phantom is still running, but the new color is blue.
Godspell just reopened with a Glee-like production.
The thing I notice the most, walking around, is that most everyone you run into is a tourist. The atmosphere is like a carnival. The created a big plaza in Times Square, and now everyone goes there. All the Broadway theaters are within walking distance of Times Square.
|I believe they had a big successful run in London.|
|This is new.|
|Oh my lord. Look at THAT cast!|
|Another new musical adaptation of a movie.|
|Meanwhile, after Daniel Radcliffe's long, successful run,|
they put hot boy Darren Criss from GLEE into this.
The girls were stacked up for blocks.
Now, Nick Joans has settled in for a long run.
|This is where you get the discounted Broadway tickets.|