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This is what I remember at the moment, and (bolding, because apparently some folks are unclear on this) it may be a bit too detailed if you're planning on seeing it yourself. But for the benefit of people who won't be able to see it, I wanted to give as many specifics as possible.

ETA: Some of these details may seem a bit weird to include, but this was written first and foremost for friends, several of whom have a passion for such details, and I would be doing less than my duty not to look out for such things.

DISCLAIMERS:
- This was a preview performance. The show will not officially open until next month. This means that the show may be a little different whenever you see it, because they are making tweaks during the preview period.
- How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is not one of my favorite musicals (I don't mean this version, I mean the musical itself). That might give some perspective to what follows.

THE PRE-THEATER EXPERIENCE
I really do not understand why it has become such a thing to line up outside the theaters to get inside, but there was quite a line outside the Hirschfeld this evening. Starting at the theater door, it backed up 45th Street to 8th Avenue, snaked around the corner and down the block, and I'm fairly certain that behind me, it snaked around again and down 44th Street. The proprietors on the block had never seen anything like it. Be prepared for secondhand embarrassment at fans who seem unable to divorce Dan Radcliffe from Harry Potter. Someone passing by the line actually called H2SIB "the Harry Potter play" and there was a girl in front of me with one of those HP movie art books, presumably for Dan to sign. My face should be red from all the facepalming.

STUFF TO BUY
We finally made our way inside the building. I have a really crappy picture of the outside of the theater, where Dan's and John Larroquette's names are literally up in lights on the roof. There was a guy with a merchandise cart, just a few items like t-shirts with the logo and Dan's face on them ... note pads and buttons. Just inside the door there was much more merchandise:
- Song t-shirts ("Paris Original," "A Secretary Is Not a Toy," and a couple more - I think "The Company Way" was one, but I don't remember)
- Tote bags
- Track jackets (my hand to heaven, they are exactly the kind movie!Harry wears)
- The How to Succeed book, on which the musical is based; it has a new cover, with the poster art for the revival

There aren't souvenir programs or CDs yet, but I'm pretty sure there will be eventually.

THEATER AND SEATING SITUATION
I don't know why I was under the impression that I was front and center of the BALCONY when I was actually in the middle of the SECOND ROW, ORCHESTRA. Awesome, awesome, awesome. There were a couple of questions about seats and best views. I'd say that every section has its pros and cons, and what ticket you should get depends on what you want from the performance. Front of the orchestra is perfect if you want to see facial expressions and be close to the actors, but there are things you will miss, because there are layers to the set, the blocking, and the choreography. Also, the closer you are to the orchestra pit, the more chance the orchestra has of overpowering the actors' voices. I definitely plan to see this again, though probably not until after it officially opens, and when I do, I want to be in the balcony. There are some elements of "Paris Original" and "Brotherhood of Man" and a few of the dialogue scenes that must reward an elevated view.

The Hirschfeld is, I believe, bigger than the Broadhurst but not as big as something like the Majestic (Phantom) or Imperial (Les Mis, Billy Elliot). Back of the balcony should still be a good view, though obviously you sacrifice being able to see faces clearly (but you'd do that sitting outside the first half dozen rows of the orchestra anyway).

TIDS AND BITS
Alan Rickman was reportedly at this performance, but I didn't see him. I was busy paying attention to other things!

The show is not updated. It is still set in the early 1960s (late 50s?).

No scratching. There's no point in the production where it wouldn't be conspicuous.

Rob Ashford came out just before the show started and gave a very brief intro, mostly thanking everyone for coming out.


ACT ONE (which ran for 1 hour and 34 minutes)
After the overture, you see some rope and wire drop from above and Finch is pulleyed up from the orchestra pit. This being an American audience, there was, of course, an enthusiastic response. I expect Dan was prepared for this, having been to other shows and apparently being bemused by the tradition. But I don't know that he was prepared for it to be quite as enthusiastic as it was. :) Not even for someone like Patti Lupone have I heard such a thunderous cheer at an entrance, though this being opening night probably intensified things a bit.

Fashion Commentary
I'm sure this will not happen a lot once he's been doing the show for a few weeks, but you should have seen his little trembling hands thumbing through the book at the beginning. He was so charmingly nervous, though it didn't really show anywhere else. His costume for most of Act One is the grey suit and blue bow tie he's wearing in all the promo pictures. When he's working in the mail room, he has the standard striped, short-sleeved shirt and apron like the other mail guys. And at the end of Act One, from the party on, he has a black suit. (For Act Two, he swaps the grey jacket for a plaid jacket and a black waistcoat.)

The Accent
Dan's American accent is good, if a tad generic. You can tell that perhaps the most important lesson he was taught about American diction was the "hard R." I noticed some British strains sneaking in a few times, but it was barely noticeable. His voice does sound different, more raspy and a higher timbre than usual. I would not characterize it as sounding nothing like him, however. He tripped up on a few lines, mostly I think because he was TALKING VERY FAST most of the time. This will improve with time, I think, but talking so fast also means there aren't as many nuances in the line delivery.

The Singing Voice
Quite good, especially in Act Two. It was a touch thin early on in the first act, which I suspect was purely a matter of nervousness. As I said, sitting so close to the orchestra meant that sometimes the actors' voices were drowned out. This was not a factor for everyone, however. Christopher Hanke (Bud) and Michael Park (Bert Bratt) have easily the strongest voices in the cast.

The Look
The sets are AMAZING. When the front piece came up during "How To" and the main set was revealed, I heard several "WOW"s. There are several moving pieces, like the elevator and the coffee machine, and a couple of upper level pieces that push out, like the "shorthand" view of Biggley's office. But the main part of the set is a big wall of "windows," which give a great sense of depth and motion.

The Moves
The choreography is incredibly energetic and really makes the show feel fresh, despite its being 50 years old. Probably my least favorite song in the show has always been "Coffee Break," but it was so great in this version. People were fainting and grabbing and slapping each other. One guy was breathing into a paper bag. "A Secretary Is Not a Toy" has some surprisingly lewd choreography. Lots of thrusting and fondling of phallic symbols.

The Sexpot
Tammy Blanchard is fantastic as Hedy Larue. She's drawing at least a bit on Christina Hendricks, but of course Hendricks's character on Mad Men is actually rather bright and extremely capable. Blanchard was breathy and hilarious and seemed just on the verge of orgasm every moment she was on stage.

The Elevator
"Been A Long Day" is impossibly cute, which has not been the case with the other productions I've seen. The awesomeness is kicked up at least a few notches by the very dapper hat Dan wears in this scene. The elevator is a free-standing, movable piece of the set. We see Finch, Rosemary, and Smitty get in, the doors close, and then the entire piece turns around as they do the number while riding the elevator down. This is one of Smitty's finest moments, as she has to get creative in order to be seen as more and more people get on the elevator as the song goes on.

The Surprisingly Awesome Football Number
The piece de resistance of Act One is definitely "Grand Old Ivy," which in other productions has just consisted of Finch and Biggley being goofy. And there *is* that. John Larroquette is great here, and Dan is so great, "learning" the song and the moves as he goes. There was a funny random moment of audience reaction when Dan dramatically leap-frogged over Larroquette's back. There was thunderous "way to go" applause, which was funny later when one of the dancers did the exact same thing and there was no response. Sorry, dude. We're only impressed when Dan does it. :P OH YEAH, THE DANCERS. After the first go-round of the song, Finch and Biggley are joined on stage by the male dancers, who are dressed as football players, presumably Groundhogs. This dance is INCREDIBLE, and there's even a wonderful "slow-mo" moment when Dan jumps to catch the ball and is passed over the dancers' heads, crowd-surf-style, until he hands the ball off to Biggley. This had better not change. It was awesome.

And yes, Finch knits (as does Biggley, obviously).

Rosemary...
"Paris Original" has always been one of my favorite songs, and Rosemary and the gals do it very well. Rosemary actually changes on stage, behind the open dress box, and I had to wonder what that looked like from the balcony, because the box probably wouldn't have covered her from that viewpoint. The "mass-produced crime," by the way, is a really great dress, with a fantastic bouquet for a hat.

The climax of Act One, starting with "Rosemary," was very good and the song has a different tone than other versions I've seen and heard. The first few notes, which someone asked about, were not powerful and "TADA" but more soft and awed, like a revelation should be. But the best part - THE BEST PART - was Dan jumping on Biggley's couch like Tom Cruise (I KID YOU NOT) after he realizes he's in love with Rosemary. Big laughs from the audience.


ACT TWO (which ran for exactly 1 hour)
Act Two kicks off with "Cinderella Darling," one of my least faves, which was left out of the 1995 revival but restored here. The good thing about it is that it emphasizes that Rosemary is almost as ambitious as Finch is. She's just aiming for something different. Rose Hemingway is the perfect Rosemary, by the way. Just the right balance of vulnerability and ambition. "Love From a Heart of Gold" is great, with Biggley knitting Hedy a blanket with two big crooked hearts on it.

Still the One with the Eyes
I was asked about Dan's rather impressive eyes, and weirdly, I didn't really notice them, even as close as I was, which I suspect can be blamed partially on the exceptionally loud blue tie he wore, which demands attention. However, when he pops up from the orchestra pit for "I Believe In You" ... um, yeah. Wow. There they were. Les yeux sure son bleu. This was a well-choreographed (and quite well sung) number, with moving sinks and mirrors.

There was quite a laugh when Dan said "This is an American company."

The Not-So-Great Bit
Speaking of choreography, in addition to directing, Rob Ashford also choreographed the show, and I suppose that is the only reason for the existence of the "Pirate Dance," which I found to be the weakest moment in the show. While it absolutely felt like something you'd see on a television broadcast in the 1960s, it still felt a bit out of place and seemed only to be there to give Ashford another number to create. It's not as if the other numbers aren't PERFECTLY SPECTACULAR, so I'm kind of curious why they felt the need to include this. (Or was this in the original stage version?)

So yeah, the World Wide Wicket Girl disaster happens and Finch is in trouble. Rosemary sings "I Believe In You (Reprise)" (left of center stage, about the level that the wings begin, for the person who asked).

The World-Shattering Awesomeness
And then there's "Brotherhood of Man," which is utter heaven. It is THE dance number of the musical (though "Grand Old Ivy" is right on its heels) and those pictures do not do it justice at all. You could tell Dan and the rest of the cast were having an absolute ball, and I sensed a little "this is so freakin' cool" moment between Dan and Ellen Harvey (who played Miss Jones). I'm sure there were several other similar moments happening elsewhere on stage during that number. It was so electric, you could just feel it. At the end of the number, Dan was on the shoulders of the male dancers. The cheers went on for, I swear, a couple of minutes, and the dancers were lifting him up and ruffling the hair. It was just this genuine celebratory moment.

I don't really like to use "song and dance man" to describe Dan, because to me that's someone like Gene Kelly, who's a dancer first and an actor second and you don't see anyone else when they're on stage. If I had to make a comparison, I'd say he reminded me a bit of James Cagney, as singing and dancing performers go. His Finch is neither smarmy like Robert Morse, nor man-childish like Matthew Broderick. Ambitious and shrewd - a classic trickster character - is how I'd describe his Finch. He's not putting on a fake personality affectation, which I loved.

The End
There were no individual bows at the curtain call, but I'm thinking there will be eventually. The whole company bowed together three or four times and John Laroquette gestured to the band and that was it. The audience stood almost immediately after the curtain music began. I've never seen such an enthusiastic audience. I'm sure some of it was due to the "Potter factor" and just the fact that this was something so different that no one was really aware Dan had in him, and perhaps the enthusiasm will not be quite so intense later on, but this is going to be a huge hit. For quite a while, I expect. Or at least as long as Dan remains in it. :)


The entire experience tonight was 2 hours and 53 minutes (1:34 for Act 1, 1:00 for Act 2, and the 15-minute intermission turned out to be 19 minutes).

If there's anything you're curious about that I missed, ask away and I'll do my best to remember.

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masterofmystery
Feb. 27th, 2011 09:06 am (UTC)
i've, um, heard about his issue with the 'hard r's' with the accent, so i kind of hope that with more time and practice he'll get more natural with it. can't really blame him there since doing it live is loads different than take after take for a movie.

as much as i can't wait to see this musical (sometime next month, presumably), i'm still a bit wary of seeing it because i really was bored out of my face at the 1967 morse version, and since you said nohting's changed plot-wise, i'm a bit worried of being bored this time around too lmao. however, live is far different than just watching a movie, so that'll definitely keep my attention, at any rate.

you said a lot without revealing too much, which i liked. i don't want to be wholly spoiled before i even get to see it, as that'd be fucking irritating. however, i gotta ask - scale of 1 to 10, how good and natural-seeming is dan's dancing? and his chemistry with rose, since both dan and rose have said they get along so well?
connielane
Feb. 27th, 2011 01:06 pm (UTC)
A 10, easily. You'd never know this was his first musical. And this is not easy choreography; it's quite physically demanding. But of course that suits Dan's manic levels of energy.

Chemistry with Rosemary was good enough. I mean, I wasn't like "OMG KISS NOW" but the characters aren't really designed to induce that response. It's meant to be cute and it is. I think they'll have even better sparks as the show goes on, though. I'm sure nerves were a factor here as well.

ETA: The kiss was pretty great, though.

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shocolate
Feb. 27th, 2011 11:03 am (UTC)
Oh you are a total star... thank you so much for this...

My main worry was it being too similar to the film, smarm and all, and this sounds joyous.
connielane
Feb. 27th, 2011 12:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, I really did not like the film (I never wanted to kiss again after having to watch Robert Morse and Brenda Lee do it). I liked the 1995 version, but this is much better, truly. I really, really hope they do a cast recording for this, so I can have a version to listen to that I actually like. Aside from the voices, I really liked the orchestrations too.

Joyous is definitely the word.
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emmacmf
Feb. 27th, 2011 11:10 am (UTC)
*massive squishes*

Shoc sent me the email you sent her via text this morning, and that was more than enough to keep me happy as I went off to work. I keep humming and singing 'I Believe In You" to myself as I'm walking along the ward, lol!
(Anonymous)
Feb. 27th, 2011 12:19 pm (UTC)
Thankyou a thousand times.
mrsquizzical
Feb. 27th, 2011 12:23 pm (UTC)
thank you so much for posting this!
chickenbuttegg
Feb. 27th, 2011 01:05 pm (UTC)
thanks for posting this! that was so nice, and awww at dan's trembling hands :)
sarahpst
Feb. 27th, 2011 01:53 pm (UTC)
I swear, some Dan's fans, in particular those who run fansites, are his hardest critics.
Why? Because you don't want to sound like a fan girl? Well, if he was great, there is no shame is saying it out loud, you won't look less smart or educated.
Since last night all I've hear and read is nothing but praise, and most of it from not HP fans, so they are not biased. And you have to go and analyze every little detail, which is mostly meaningless to the whole theater experience, and you won't do if it was any other actor, just to search something to criticize.
Also, you made Dan and the rest very little favor describing the funny moments, because now when people go to see it they'd have just read about it and won't find it so funny. Which is what happened with Equus, Dan himself explained it in one of the parts of the interview Playbill posted, how the first month everyone laughed at one line, and then suddlenly they didn't. Of course! Everyone had already read about it, and all because of his own fans.
We spend all the time worried about how he will do, then he blows everyone away, and it's actually the supposed biggest fans who are more pickier and make his work even harder.
connielane
Feb. 27th, 2011 02:59 pm (UTC)
Really?!
First of all, I don't know who you're addressing, but I don't run any fansite whatsoever. I am not shilling for Dan Radcliffe or anyone else. I simply had an amazing evening and wanted to share it with my friends. I happened to have my post linked on a fansite. That is all.

Second, there must be some miscommunication, because I'm not sure what part of "AMAZING" and "fantastic" and "incredibly energetic" and "Surprisingly Awesome" and "INCREDIBLE" and "PERFECTLY SPECTACULAR" and "World-Shattering Awesomeness" and "electric" (all quotes and capitalization taken directly from my post) was picky or harsh or critical. Perhaps because you haven't read anything else I've reviewed or written, this is unclear, but the above post was glowingly positive by my standards. If it's not in capslock squee-language, it's because I'm thirty-five years old and I don't write that way unless I'm being ironic.

If I describe in detail, it's because I am aware that not everyone who might see this post can afford to take a trip to New York and see this show. This is not like a movie, where you can just catch it on DVD later. I'm trying to preserve something that, by its very nature, is fleeting and ephemeral. Also, I'm a describer, I'm a storyteller, and I like to give people the full experience. Because I'm excited and I want to share that feeling. There is not one thing I've described above that could possibly be less effective because of me describing it. Even if I *have* "spoiled" something for someone, I highly, highly doubt that the dozen or so people who made it through this post are going to have that big an impact on audience reaction anyway. There are going to be like 400 people seeing this every night for probably the next year. That many people don't read my dinky livejournal!

And since I set out to give a detailed account of the performance, I felt it would be dishonest to ignore things that didn't work quite as well as the rest of the show. I am not searching for something to criticize. This was the very first performance, and there WERE hiccups. It would have been a miracle if there weren't. And the beauty of theater is that it's not the same every night and the cast grows and gets better with each performance. I think I was pretty clear already that this whole endeavor came out of the gate at a VERY HIGH level of quality, and as such it's exciting to think that it's going to get EVEN BETTER as they continue doing it.

So please, take a deep breath and calm down. It was not a flawless performance, but it was STILL an awesome one. I don't think I could have made that more clear while still making a coherent post.
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lunalovepotter
Feb. 27th, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for this review - it sounds really great, and I can't wait to see it. I'm not usually one for musicals so I was a bit apprehensive about the experience but it sounds like Dan (and the rest of the cast) hit it out of the park. ♥
abigail89
Feb. 27th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for this good review. I don't think it's possible for Dan to bomb. He works so damn hard and is too conscientious to not bring his A-game every moment he's on stage.

And for you to find this performance engaging even though you're not a fan of the play speaks volumes to the level of game brought by the entire cast, but most especially Dan.

I just may have to empty my savings account and take my 17 year old theater-loving son to see this.
rosina_alcona
Feb. 27th, 2011 02:51 pm (UTC)
I love your reviews of things! Thank you.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 27th, 2011 03:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks a Million!
Excellent review. Just enough detail to give us a taste of what this revival is like and how the musical numbers and performances are shaping up without giving away all the treats. (Of course, with theatre; even if you know what to expect, each performance is a collaboration between the performers and the audience so it's never the same twice.) Sounds like it all went very well for a first preview and will only get better with time. I was particularly delighted, and relieved, to read that Dan's Finch isn't the smarmy character that Morse's was. I found it almost impossible to engage with Finch in the film version. Now I'm really looking forward to seeing this show in late Spring.
Lyndsey Hall
Feb. 27th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD
Thank you so much for an amazing review, it has me smiling so much!
This is so insightful and detailed, I need to re-read it a few times!

So glad it was a sucess, and thanks again!

<3
mrs_bombadil
Feb. 27th, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks dude! I have not seen any previous versions and yet did not find this too spoilery at all. At first I was reading through squinted eyelids but it was not necessary. Am SO EXCITE!
ancarett
Feb. 27th, 2011 03:48 pm (UTC)
Since I live in the northern hinterlands, there's no chance I can get to NYC to see this in person. Thanks so much for the detailed review. I hope they'll make a cast recording, at least!
(Anonymous)
Feb. 27th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the great review! I am planning to see the show in August and I cannot wait to see Dan perform live. I don't have tickets yet, so your seating tips were perfect!
(Anonymous)
Feb. 27th, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
Grateful for Your Review
Hi Connie-I was thinking of Dan from 7:00 p.m. throughout the evening, watching the clock and thinking of how he was doing. Your detailed description is just what I was hoping for. Thank you so much. Coming to see Dan in "Equus" was my very first Broadway play. I've never seen any version of "How To Succeed" and don't know any of the songs, so I am like a sponge soaking up everything you have described for me to take in. Not living anywhere near NYC, his love of Broadway is what has drawn me to this kind of theater experience. I'm hoping to travel to see him in this play and can hardly wait to experience Dan's lighter, musical talents. You have been my eyes and ears at this first performance, so again, thank you very much for sharing your experience.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 27th, 2011 04:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this! I am definitely going to go.......believe it or not for Michael Park! Sounds like a fun show.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 1st, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
Michael Park
I'm going to see Michael Park too! Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette are just the bonus!
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winstonmom
Feb. 27th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this review. I was nervous pretty much the whole day yesterday because of being Dan's first day and all. But I am so happy he did well. I feel so proud of him, like my little boy has come a long way since the first film and look at him now :)
Thanks again for the review and in the midtime I will try to somehow a trip to NewYork and a broadway show is what the doctor recommended for my health.
PS/ I am here via Shocolate. (whose journal I kept checking for news)
napchic
Feb. 27th, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)
How utterly fantastic of you to take time to review in such wonderful detail without spoiling anything.
You give such the vibe of it without giving it away.
Thanks so much.
deathlyh7212007
Feb. 27th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
Got a link to this through danradcliffe.com and just had to read it for myself. The irony of this is I am sitting in your same seat and row when I see the show in April. I cannot wait. I have been waiting for this forever. He is going to be beautiful.
swedishskinjer
Feb. 27th, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
Connie,

I'll be attending a preview of How to Succeed on March 7th at 8:00 PM. Before the show, we will be having dinner and planned to arrive at around 7:00-7:15. We already ordered our tickets online. Since this is one of our first trips to Broadway, would it be OK to arrive so late, or will we have to contend with the long lines and possibly get into our seats late if we are advance ticket-holders?

Also, our seats are seven rows from the stage in the mid-Orchestra area. Do you think that row seven is close enough to the first "half dozen rows" that you indicated were the best for seeing the actors up-close?
swedishskinjer
Feb. 27th, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, and one more thing -- you said that the quality of the first preview was impressive. Were there any technical hiccups at all, or was the experience surprisingly comparable to what you would see during the actual run post-preview?
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sherylyn
Feb. 27th, 2011 08:38 pm (UTC)
I semi-feel like I "know" you a bit, just from how often I "see" you on Shoc's LJ.

I was fortunate enough to be able to get to NY from TX w/my two girls to see Equus, but I reallllly don't see that happening this time, regardless of how badly we all want to do so.

So, especially for those of us who may not get to see the show, THANK YOU x a million for sharing this night with us! I've seen the play and the movie (but it's been a LONG time on the play, and the movie wasn't especially memorable to me, either), but I still don't think you got even *close* to "spoiling" ANYone -- and that sarah-whatsits who seemed to think so should really either learn to read properly or go rant elsewhere :-P

To me, you really captured the special "magic" of being at a theatre performance of a musical (and I'm not trying to use that word in a "HP reference" type of way, either -- to me, theatre is *real* magic!) -- the little things you can see that aren't always "supposed" to be visible, etc., are what make it so incredibly special, b/c they make each performance unique.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for taking the time and effort to type this up and to share it with all of us. I truly do appreciate it more than I can adequately express!!
(Anonymous)
Feb. 27th, 2011 09:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you for a wonderful, descriptive, review. It is full of great observations.
I think your review is very balanced. I enjoyed hearing about the costumes, music,
the choreography, the singing and dancing. The audiences reaction.

Thank you for sharing this with us. I have watched the 1967 movie with Robert Morse,
numerous times. I also plan on seeing the show in NYC.

There are some on fansites that have this delusion that they have the
inside track to Dan. Controlling his pictures, or, what thou shall post or
not post about him. Some can be quite rude.
It is a turn off to most of his fans.

There are ways to get around that, and you wonderful post is one of them.

Thank you for sharing.
star98hope
Feb. 28th, 2011 04:55 am (UTC)
I loved "Brotherhood of Man". Loved, loved, loved. There was such happiness in it, you know? :)
connielane
Mar. 1st, 2011 06:50 am (UTC)
There was SUCH a feeling of "Damn, we are NAILING IT!" Pure joy.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 28th, 2011 06:52 am (UTC)
wait-no playbill?
so there's no playbill programs?

for shame

~A
connielane
Mar. 1st, 2011 06:49 am (UTC)
Re: wait-no playbill?
Sure there are! I'd have scanned mine, but it's online. Here you go.

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