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Fish in the Dark by Larry David

tcr! · Mar 1, 2015 at 7:44 pm

How Larry David's Fish in the Dark is already a Broadway smash

How Larry David’s Fish in the Dark is already a Broadway smash

It is Larry David’s world, and we are just living in it.

Seriously, with Seinfeld considered the best TV comedy series of all time and Curb Your Enthusiasm fans still hoping for a ninth season (though it ended in 2011), David has shaped our approach and response to scripted comedy – at least in terms of television and movies (like his lost film Sour Grapes). However, his next venture is a far cry from his turn as creator, head writer and star of those two legendary sitcoms.

On 5 March, David will make his Broadway debut in his play Fish in the Dark. It has already broken records in primary and secondary ticket markets, with advance sales having hit $14.5m; the average ticket price is a stratospheric $299.23. The show is so popular that Seinfeld star Jason Alexander is worried about not getting tickets (which actually wouldn’t be terrible since, as Alexander pointed out, worlds can’t collide) – surely thanks in part to Fish in the Dark co-stars such as Rosie Perez singing David’s praises on the Today show.

$14.5 million in advanced sales already. Wow.

#broadway #larrydavid

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 3, 2015 at 3:15 am

larry david is what warren zevon was talking ‘bout when he wrote “Excitable Boy”. if i could afford to live in manhattan i could cough up 300 bucks for a ticket to the first best show of the year. you know me, i’d go 3 or 4 times.

i had excellent (2nd row, center stage) seats to Wicked on a Saturday night. but it was in des moines. i had 2nd row again, off center, to Les Miz, in Chicago. but it was a matinee.

des moines was about 3 or 4 hundred dollars, maybe more including dinner and parking. i did it right. dessert, fancy truffles at intermission, etc.

i paid about 150 for the les miz seat. when the author of the article says a “stratospheric” 300 dollars, i wonder if they’re living in the real world. i won’t go if i don’t have a good seat. i get to go every couple years and it has been almost 4 this time, but when i get to go i am going to experience the motherfugger. if the going rate was 4 or 5 hundred i’d probably pay it.

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tcr! tcr! · Mar 3, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Nice.. I’ve never been to a huge production play. We’ve seen many at the local theaters but never anything known at the national level.

If I had a million, I’d fly us all to the east coast so we could throw flowers at David at the first show’s curtain.

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Mar 1st, 2015 at 5:39:15 pm

tcr! · Mar 1, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Peeps, in honor of the first day of March I have wrote this.

Video file - MP4

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tism tism · Mar 1, 2015 at 10:13 pm

Loved it on that Bookin’ place.
Great start to March t. :-D

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tcr! tcr! · Mar 2, 2015 at 7:53 am

Thanks man! I think I’ve reminded myself, each day, in a punishing sort of way, that it is winter.

As they say, February is the shortest month but it feels like it’s the longest.

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Blade Runner 2 with Harrison Ford

tcr! · Mar 1, 2015 at 4:04 pm

harrison ford to return for blade runner sequel

Harrison Ford to Return for ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Directed by Denis Villeneuve

“Prisoners” director Denis Villeneuve is in negotiations to direct Harrison Ford in the “Blade Runner” sequel for Alcon Entertainment.

The announcement was made on Thursday.

Written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, the “Blade Runner” sequel will take place several decades after the 1982 original.

Ford recently said the second installment’s script was the “best thing he’s ever read.” He will reprise his role as Rick Deckard in the film, which originally took place in a dystopian 2019 Los Angeles.

Further plot details are known.

Ridley Scott will produce the sci-fi thriller alongside Alcon’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

“We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on ‘Prisoners,’” Kosove and Johnson said in a joint statement. “Hampton and Michael, with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most universally celebrated films of all time, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with this amazing, creative team.”

Cool that it’s several decades later so Ford should look the part. And hopefully the plot will be better than Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. And pretty cool that Ridley Scott is producing.

I hadn’t heard about Prisoners but might put it on my list now.

#bladerunner #movies

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 2, 2015 at 7:01 am

Prisoners is pretty dark. I don’t know if i liked it too much. Literally dark, the color of November or March. The color of light should include some color.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 3, 2015 at 3:21 am

i’m praying for everyone that they don’t fuck this up. if they miss, it won’t be pretty. blade runner was all about the technology, which has improved exponentially since then. they’ve got harrison as an older and wiser rick dekard; no excuses, no exceptions.

tcr! tcr! · Mar 3, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Yep, they need to get it right or leave it alone.

“It’s too bad she won’t live! But then again, who does?”

blade runner ship

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Mar 1st, 2015 at 3:30:47 pm

tcr! · Mar 1, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Peeps, I was shoveling some melting ice from the sidewalk this afternoon and realized that today is March 1st. Woo-hoo!

ice cycles melting

#photos #springiscoming #weather

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Mar 1st, 2015 at 9:45:44 am

tcr! · Mar 1, 2015 at 9:45 am

arnold adding war paint

Peeps, I had been putting something off on the site until I read Matt Gemmell’s Permalinks article last night. It gave me the mental push I needed. After a few hours of work this morning, I removed all the year and month numbers from the article URLs.

Example:

  • Old — tcrbang.com/a/2015/02/peace_out_mr_nimoy_spock/
  • New — tcrbang.com/a/peace_out_mr_nimoy_spock/

It’s not huge in the grand scheme of things but there may be a broken link here or there. Maybe in an email from the site. Maybe you click a button and something doesn’t look quite right, etc. Don’t worry, it’ll all get sorted out in the next few days.

One item from the Permalinks article though:

But that won’t work if I have duplicate titles!

Like the doctor said: so don’t do that. Challenge yourself to create brief, unique, effective titles. I have over 1,100 posts on this site, and there aren’t any duplicate titles.

(While you’re at it, shorten your titles, too. Make every word earn its place. You’re going for a timeless, headline-like quality - not the waffly, run-on title of a scientific paper.)

tcrbang.com isn’t out to become the New Yorker but good titles count.

However… There are times when I don’t want to craft a title like a dwarf forging a golden hammer. Maybe the content is short and speaks for itself. Maybe I’m lazy. That’s fine, too. Then I just leave the default date/time stamp as the title.

Of course, there’s no judgement so carry on as usual. Just consider your titles as you consider your articles. :-)

#tcr #animatedGIFs

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Feb 28th, 2015 at 10:32:24 am

tcr! · Feb 28, 2015 at 10:32 am

cinnamon sugar french toast sticks this morning 1 cinnamon sugar french toast sticks this morning 2

Cinnamon sugar French toast sticks this morning.. If Maggie asks, how can I refuse?

#photos #frenchtoast

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Whiplash movie review?

tcr! · Feb 27, 2015 at 9:52 pm

whiplash poster

Whiplash (2014 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Whiplash is a 2014 American drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle based on his experiences in the Princeton High School Studio Band. The film stars Miles Teller as a student jazz drummer who seeks the respect of an abusive teacher played by J. K. Simmons. It also stars Paul Reiser and Melissa Benoist.

Anybody seen it? I’ve always had a sweet spot for Mr. Simmons since he played Vernon Schillinger in Oz.

#movies

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 28, 2015 at 7:31 am

saw it. it was an excellent movie. deep and dark. the teacher is a bully.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 28, 2015 at 7:46 am

i purposefully didn’t say i loved it. it’s hard to watch. i have survived such treatment.

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tcr! tcr! · Feb 28, 2015 at 8:56 am

Not an original then…but will work well if you’re in the mood for emotional punishment from an authority in the name of personal growth. :-D

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Feb 27th, 2015 at 6:52:10 pm

tcr! · Feb 27, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Peeps, finally new House of Cards episodes on Netflix.

house of cards feb 27 2015

#photos #tv #houseofcards

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tcr! tcr! · Mar 2, 2015 at 8:16 am

Episode 1 of Season 3 — Too much emphasis on Doug’s brutality recovery. Not enough of Frank’s zinger insights. Not enough of Claire’s sexual callous.

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Feb 27th, 2015 at 5:51:59 pm

tcr! · Feb 27, 2015 at 5:51 pm

Peeps, swing for the fences. Nobody took home the gold for getting to first base.

#protip

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Peace out, Mr. Nimoy Spock

tcr! · Feb 27, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Leonard Nimoy (Spock of Star Trek) dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.

“I have never understood the female capacity to avoid a direct answer to any question.”

#rip #startrek #spock

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