20 April 2011

Up and down: that's life in commercial theater.

The weekend was great! S and I had fun wandering Chelsea, meeting some friends old and new for food and drink, and seeing Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. On Monday, we went up to New Haven for S to be part of a 'Life After Yale' seminar at YSD. That night, my in-laws arrived.

On Tuesday, S, her parents, and I hit the Met for a few hours. That evening, we met up with my parents, aunt & uncle, sister, and some friends for dinner near Times Square. Then, the opening night of High! It was terrific: a good show, a supportive audience, and a great celebration!

Then, this afternoon, the closing notice came out. The reviews were not great. Many were downright mean, with only Kathleen Turner and John Lasiter (lighting designer) coming out with only positive notices. So, with little presumed prospect of recouping their investment, the show posted. It will close on Sunday, with only eight performances after opening. It's a damn shame.

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