How to Succeed not a Success for me this time…
So it’s no secret I love Darren and Daniel. If you know me you probably also know idk the Jonas Brothers from Adam.
So when my niece, niece-i-l and s-i-l asked me to help them plan a trip to NYC and we start talking which broadway show to see I’m a bit surprised they chooses H2$. They’re not Jonas fans, or Darren or Daniel fans either. They’re not theater nerds. And cannot remember who told them it was worth seeeing. But they were excited. Ironically now as I type this I realize the person who talked about the show was probably me. Months ago.
I’ll admit I was excited to see it as I enjoy the show. I wanted to see the new Finch. To see what he did different from Dan and Darren. I wanted to see Michael Urie attack Frump’s character whom I ADORED Hanke as. I desperately hoped that Bridges had found the miracle spark that Larroquette had for JB Bigley that Beau never found in the first three weeks.
I wanted to like Jonas. Desperately. And I couldn’t.
I didn’t hate him. His voice is nice. But he was SO BORING. In all fairness I suspect that playing off Rothenberg and Bridges isn’t giving him much to play off of.
I didn’t buy Rothenberg as Rosemary for a minute. And it isn’t about trying to mirror their predecessors. Urie played a totally different Frump than Hanke and it was amazing.
In the end I was disappointed because I adore the show and the cast and the music. But I just couldn’t care tonight. If you can’t keep my attention during numbers such as Grand Old Ivy and Brotherhood of Men I don’t know what to say. Rothenberg lost me on every number.
I didn’t care a whit about a single person on stage other than Park, Blanchard or Urie for 2.5 hours. No one else connected tonight.
Overall answer. Disappointed.
I love that I can sit here with 5 people, and we’re all on tumblr, and we’re commenting out loud about each other’s posts.
Comically enought me Sam and the people we’re w at the rest are doing the same thing.
More words of wisdom:
- Alice: Proud to be a member of Occupy Darren. That sounds dirty, but so right.
- Reg: He's so tiny, where would we all fit?
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