I think the chances are very close to zero for it to make it out here in cinemas but I do so hope it's eventually released in some way I can see it! Loved the show when I saw it in Jan, such a great cast and I've never felt quite so hollowed out emotionally (in a good way) coming out of the theatre.
Did anyone go to the cinema broadcast of Falsettos yet? how was it? any differences if you saw it live?
Also anyone know any news on UK getting it? I need to cry my face off again.
I saw the broadcast of FALSETTOS today, after having seen this production twice on Broadway last fall.
It was quite possibly the best recording of a stage show I have ever seen. The direction (by Matthew Diamond) was just phenomenal. The framing, the editing, the camerawork, the use of close-ups, zooms, tracking shots, high angles, etc., was consistently intelligent, judiciously employed, and served to highlight & enhance the performance. It respected the stagecraft on display, while adding a dash of cinematic flair to the proceedings.
As for the show itself, the NY Times said it best: "There’s hardly a moment in the exhilarating, devastating revival of the musical “Falsettos” that doesn’t approach, or even achieve, perfection."
We now have a nearly perfect recording of it.
Since this was initially filmed for television broadcast on the American Public Broadcasting Service, there were one or two changed lines and a deleted f-bomb. But other than that, it remained intact. There were still same-sex kisses, and Marvin and Whizzer were still apparently naked in bed together.
PBS has not yet announced an air date, and, with the anti-gay administration currently in the White House, I would not be surprised if it never airs. But I do hold out hope that it will eventually make its way to DVD or Blu-ray. It would be a shame if more people cannot experience the heart-rending brilliance of this FALSETTOS.