Opening night of @performersbway!!! Can’t believe it. Love this play and this crew so much it’s stupid.— Ari Graynor (@AGraynor) November 14, 2012
IT’S THE DAY OF THE SHOW Y’ALL.Happy opening night to my @performersbway family.— Cheyenne Jackson (@cheyennejackson) November 14, 2012
Some more personal than others…
My mom came to ny for opening bearing opening night gift, chicken soup and toilet paper.— Ari Graynor (@AGraynor) November 14, 2012
The show’s social media following seemingly had nothing but OMGs and YAYs to tweet about.
@bettemidler hello and hope you& familyare thriving …And We hope you come to THE PERFORMERS at the LONGACRE Until then ..hugs to you— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) November 14, 2012
@performersbway bring it to a new level on opening night! It is better the 2nd time around 🙂— Tracy Moss (@tracymmoss) November 15, 2012
Even Broadway.com’s leader helped with the positive vibes.
Happy Opening to @performersbway!!So excited to be in the audience next Friday 🙂— Sydney Lipez (@syd10801) November 15, 2012
“The Performers” offers proof positive that it’s possible to talk real dirty and still be the squarest show in town. Even in a season featuring two works by a king of Anglo-Saxon expletives like David Mamet, this comedy by David West Read may well clock the most obscenities per minute of any play on Broadway. —New York Times
“Everyone in the limp comedy hails from the planet Stupid. Nothing wrong with that, but it takes real smarts to make dumb people funny.” —New York Daily News
“The show never bothers with anything besides raunchy wisecracks that get less and less funny as the evening wears on.” —New York PostWhile the critics were nearly all happy to throw stones, fans jumped to the show’s defense.
THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday… bit.ly/Qh6SYv— broadwayworld (@broadwayworld) November 16, 2012
@performersbway is that a joke!? Closing Sunday?— Alex Linardos (@Awl864) November 16, 2012
OB-LA-DI-OB-LA-DA— Cheyenne Jackson (@cheyennejackson) November 16, 2012
Again, some reactions were more personal than others…
Well sad but true THE PERFORMERS is closing this Sunday the 18th of novSOIf u are coming you have 5 more shows to chose from Love, Henry— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) November 16, 2012