This hurts because bridges
jrb throwing shade is always the best
Look, this pisses me off. Just because your show was great and underappreciated doesn’t mean that you have to throw shade at shows that reach wider audiences and are successful. I will never understand why the Broadway fandom and people in Broadway get so mad at popular shows for being popular.
I don’t think this is so much being mad at people for liking popular shows as it is being upset that good shows go unrecognized because a lot of people don’t like stepping out of their comfort zones. All those songs/shows are amazing and deserve to be seen. But others shows do too.
I hate to say it but to me it sounds like some bitter-ass-hoe shit from JRB. like sorry that some people can’t/won’t/don’t step out of their comfort zones but what are you gonna do, hold a gun to a tourists’ head and point them to whatever deep emotional show you have off-off-off broadway rn? love you but you don’t even have anything on broadway right now pls just wait for your L5Y movie to come out and chill with ya 20$ from Bridges until then
Jason Robert Brown is a human being. He is allowed to be disappointed with how his shows have done on Broadway. He’s not just talking about his shows, but original theatre in general. If we are just talking about this season and not Bridges, we can list First Date and Big Fish right off the bat. I’m sure there’s one or two I’m forgetting.
Isn’t the holding a gun thing a bit melodramatic? The guy is disappointed and has a right to be. And he’s right about audiences. That doesn’t give you a right to insult him and demean him? Also since when is Broadway just about money. He had written something from his soul and it was overlooked. That hurts any artist.