At early previews, the theater gossips are there, wishing you ill every night. They don't grant you any slack. Agents are in from Hollywood. Your friends are there. People who are going to spread the word-of-mouth. If something doesn't work, everyone will know.
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Musicals are written and then rewritten. Those things used to happen on the road. Now they are done in New York during preview performances.
A musical opens and everything is a surprise when the audience comes in. What you have to do is get used to knowing what to do - and do it quickly.
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