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  • Originally posted by Angeman View Post
    Theres an audio recording on Madonnainfinity of the whole show that someone took.
    I can’t find it!

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    • Im not a member there and you have to be to get the link so I cant see it.

      Check out "axmorga" on Instagram for a video of Frozen. Its incredible. Lola is the one in the video.

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      • I can’t believe phones were still in there and thank you. I’m glad she hasn’t lost her voice.

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        • Madonna Surprises With the Launch of Ambitious, Intimate “Madame X” Show, A Sometimes Over Stuffed Attempt at an Avant Garde Broadway Show

          by Roger Friedman - September 18, 2019 2:45 am



          It turns out Madonna — the queen of re-invention — is human. She admitted last night during the first performance of her Madame X show at Brooklyn’s Howard Gilman Opera house: “The one thing I need is sleep. I’m tired.” She added that she could use a nap.

          But the 61 year old pop icon didn’t show any signs of weariness last night as she launched this ambitious, complex production. The good news about Madonna’s Madame X show is that there is no bad news. Not really. So everyone can relax. There’s no incentive to throw tomatoes.

          Quite the opposite: I was impressed, and I think anyone who stops into the Gilman will be surprised to find Madonna, in a stripped down setting, is actually real and just a celebrity hologram. She’s very endearing in an intimate venue. Also considering that this performance of “Madame X” was the very first, you have to give her credit. She’s producing a Broadway show in progress.

          Indeed, if we come back to “Madame X” in a month, it’s going to be even more together, which isn’t to say it’s not a compelling two hour and fifteen minute entertainment now. But right now “Madame X” is like several Broadway shows happening at once. Most of it works, some of it doesn’t. It needs time to gel. The pieces are good, but they don’t all fit together yet. (The sets are Broadway-level, even better, with terrific lighting. The staging runs from elaborately ornamental to elegantly minimalist. There are excellent video projections, too.)

          What we get theme wise are more than a few things: Madonna’s lifelong grappling with Catholicism; her adventures in Lisbon as a “soccer mom,” as she says; her discovery in Portugal of that country’s music and that of Cape Verde, off the coast of Africa; political Madonna, who is advocating for LGBTQ, women’s rights, abortion rights, and gun control. Plus modern dance, jazz and ballet, and even a dance video from Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes. That’s a lot of themes.

          A lot of this is set to showcase songs from the “Madame X” album, which didn’t sell well and didn’t come off well when it arrived. Surprisingly, those songs have been made into convincing theatrical pieces. You see, Madonna is not performing her greatest hits. If you’re coming to the Gilman for “Like a Virgin,” you’re in the wrong place. (There are financial reasons, too, for ditching the early hits– she didn’t write them and she’s probably tired of paying those songwriters.)

          This doesn’t mean there aren’t nods to the 80s Madonna. Early in the show there’s a lovely a cappella moment of “Express Yourself.” You will also hear “Papa Don’t Preach,” “Frozen,” “La Isla Bonita,” and, very successfully, “Vogue.”

          Last night’s show started an hour late, at 10:30pm, but Madonna did apologize and explain that later. There are other details that I’ll explore later this week in a real review. Last night, Rosie O’Donnell and Debi Mazar, her good friends, showed up to give support, and Rosie–who received cheers from the audience– got be part of a little “business.” The audience loved it.

          And that audience– a group of people from Asia had flown here, and used Madonna’s lateness for a nap. The woman behind me came from Paris. There was a crowd from Brazil.

          (Also be warned: your phone is locked into an airtight container upon arrival. It must be unlocked at the end of the show. No photos, no videos, no social media. Hence, no photo to go with this story.)

          By the time you get to the last number, it’s well worth it. “Like a Prayer” finishes the show proper and leaves everyone on a high. But again, I think Madonna is doing some interesting work here. She’s trying pull off something much tougher than her arena or stadium shows, and you can already see the payoffs. She’s making a connection with the audience while ideas are settling in. The fans will love to watch it, and out of this will evolve a butterfly. I’d be first in line to return.



          First posted by MUnderground:

          https://madonnaunderground.com/madon...broadway-show/

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          • Love her in a dark wig.
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            • Roger Friedman wrote a positive article about Madonna?

              Omg, the world must be coming to an end
              Cha Cha Instructor

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              • 5.05.2009 / 6.22.2011 / 4.24.2013 / 4.25.2013 / 3.1.2014 / 9.13.2014 / 7.21.2016 / 7.14.2018 / 7.15.2018

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                • Originally posted by spiritboy View Post
                  Roger Friedman wrote a positive article about Madonna?

                  Omg, the world must be coming to an end
                  Shocking indeed

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                  • REVIEW #1

                    Spoiler!


                    REVIEW #2

                    Spoiler!


                    REVIEW #3

                    Spoiler!
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                    • Is it only my problem or it is impossible to read any “spoiler” content while using Ukmix for iphone?
                      "Despair, regret, and tenderness is what I feel for you"

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                      • ok, I switched to the “full site” view and read the spoilers.
                        Glad that “Come Alive” is getting the recognition it deserves.
                        "Despair, regret, and tenderness is what I feel for you"

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                        • Queen of pop calls for gun control at opening show in Brooklyn

                          https://www.nme.com/news/music/heres...r-show-2549146


                          Madonna Surprises With the Launch of Ambitious, Intimate “Madame X” Show, A Sometimes Over Stuffed Attempt at an Avant Garde Broadway Show

                          https://www.showbiz411.com/2019/09/1...-broadway-show


                          Madonna is seen out in multicolored caftan ahead of the kickoff show of her Madame X theatrical concert tour in New York

                          https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...-tour-NYC.html
                          Last edited by MadonnaIcon; Wed September 18, 2019, 14:35.

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                          • People in queue to enter in the show!

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEWqv7TWhbQ
                            Last edited by MadonnaIcon; Wed September 18, 2019, 14:44.

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                            • I'm glad she's getting good reviews, but to me they don't mean anything. Ariana has amazing reviews for Sweetener Tour, but at best that show is mediocre in every aspect.
                              I have received many gifts from God,
                              but this is the first time I have ever received a gift from a goddess
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                              Don McLean on Madonna's version of American Pie

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                              • Originally posted by beredy View Post
                                I'm glad she's getting good reviews, but to me they don't mean anything. Ariana has amazing reviews for Sweetener Tour, but at best that show is mediocre in every aspect.
                                I like Britney, but let's not forget that even she had positive reviews for recent tours... In the matter of fact I hardly ever saw any negative reviews, I guess those are just PR for tours (or press usually sends journalists/stans)

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                                • Spoiler heavy review by Matthew Rettenmund:

                                  https://www.boyculture.com/boy_cultu...s8RYWopbE0OBBk

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                                  • Batuka sounds insaaaaane. omg
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                                    • MADAME X-Static Process: Madonna Sets Herself Free In Darkly Joyous Theater-Show Debut

                                      Spoiler!


                                      https://www.boyculture.com/boy_cultu...XkPIliYA6Yw9sM
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                                      • Frozen backdrop with Lola

                                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT_4VTEZG0M

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                                        • Madame X tour Opening Night - full audio

                                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se_Cmb_gBHI

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                                            • Originally posted by beredy View Post
                                              I'm glad she's getting good reviews, but to me they don't mean anything. Ariana has amazing reviews for Sweetener Tour, but at best that show is mediocre in every aspect.
                                              The nerve to compare Ariana to Madge.

                                              Btw I get what u say, but if those reviews were negative, I can already imagine a lot of members here panicking and starting endless drama aka .... “she is over, a joke, the grillz, her reputation lost for good and bla bla bla......

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                                              • Listening to the show, I like it and I get why she picked a theatre tour. Fits with the music and the whole experience.
                                                I'm glad she's connecting so much with the audience.
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                                                • Had no one the courage to go in the show with a hidden camera?
                                                  Last edited by MadonnaIcon; Wed September 18, 2019, 16:28.

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                                                  • Wow. This is so long. Nearly as long as two shows of my fave.

                                                    I like what I heard in that audio.
                                                    Gone.

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