Posted by ILuv2shop531 2012-07-29 00:53:06
I was just at Dogfight tonight and haven't been so moved and fixated on a piece in a little while. Lindsay, Derek and the ensemble gave such great performances and Pasek and Paul's score and Peter Duchan's book flowed perfectly. Would love to see this transfer to a commercial Broadway venue.
Does anyone think this show could have a future once 2nd Stage takes ownership of the Helen Hayes?
Posted by Jordan Catalano 2012-07-29 00:58:56
I've been hearing talk of a transfer, yes.
Posted by ILuv2shop531 2012-07-29 13:30:44
Anyone else have any thoughts?
Posted by boggess 2012-07-29 13:58:34
If not transfer, I hope it at least extends!
Posted by kurt.perry41 2012-07-29 13:59:33
I would LOVE to see it transfer AND get a cast recording. It;s a brilliant show and the whole cast really in brilliant.
Posted by Bwaydide92 2012-07-29 14:37:26
I saw this recently and it was one of the best shows I saw while I was in New York. I think only THE BOOK OF MORMON was better. With a few improvements I think this can do pretty well on Broadway and I think Mendez and Klena could see some nominations if it does transfer. WHICH IT SHOULD
Posted by ILuv2shop531 2012-07-29 14:42:16
Wasn't there talk of a transfer to early September?
Posted by finebydesign 2012-07-29 15:30:26
What so it could promptly close?
Posted by boggess 2012-07-29 15:32:04
If you mean extension, yes, there was talk of an extension to September 2. Nick Blaemire apparently tweeted about it. As of now though, it doesn't look like it's official.
Posted by wdwfreak 2012-07-29 16:54:19
they've already extended a week. They were supposed to end August 12th, now it's until the 19th. There is a chance of it extending again until the 26th, but probably not much after as Annaleigh Ashford is in Kinky Boots. It wouldn't make sense to extend it a couple of weeks for a replacement.
Posted by Kad 2012-07-29 17:00:58
...I imagine this would need a small Broadway house, yeah?
Posted by ILuv2shop531 2012-07-29 20:47:09
Boggess, yes i meant extension, not transfer haha, was in a hurry.
and has for a small theater, Helen Hayes I said could be an option since 2nd Stage is taking, but the Booth could work took. Is Virginia Woolf supposed to be limited?
Posted by keb2 2012-07-31 14:54:16
Joe Mantello is no longer directing Other Desert Cities in L.A. due to a scheduling conflict. I don't know if this means Dogfight is transferring around then (early December), or if he has another project lined up for that time frame.
Posted by newintown 2012-07-31 14:57:18
It's an interesting piece, but if it transferred, I would be surprised if it didn't go the way of The Scottsboro Boys.
Posted by somethingwicked 2012-07-31 15:06:32
keb2, the conflict that caused Mantello to have to drop out of directing OTHER DESERT CITIES in LA is the Broadway transfer of Shar White's THE OTHER PLACE for Manhattan Theatre Club, not DOGFIGHT.
Posted by NewYorkTheater 2012-07-31 15:06:37
I agree with Newintown (who doesn't sound so new in town). I would think the first act of Dogfight too ugly for a Broadway audience.
Posted by gstrus2 2013-01-19 09:31:01
Is this maybe still happening? Is it possible to get a recording also or is it too late??
Posted by tazber 2013-01-19 10:59:42
I haven't heard anything about a transfer and it's never too late for a recording.
Posted by RippedMan 2013-01-19 13:38:40
I think, with the success of Christmas Story, it will end up on Broadway eventually. But it needs a lot of work. It's a tough story to sell. And the music wasn't "hard" enough for such a rough storyline.
Posted by ILuv2shop531 2013-01-19 14:46:54
I remember hearing recently that one of the A Christmas Story producers was interested in it now & would help develop it and get it to Broadway more...not sure if there is any truth to this at all.
Posted by RippedMan 2013-01-20 02:24:38
Yeah. I'm sure it could be developed. But it's not exactly a commercial property. It's neither big enough nor emotional enough to make it a success.
Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2013-01-20 16:13:19
From what I've heard, this ones pretty much dead in the water.
Posted by wdwfreak 2013-01-20 16:19:05
^Yes that is correct. Unless a producer is looking to take a big risk, the cast knows that it most likely will not happen, and are still hoping for the cast album.
Posted by fashionguru_23 2013-02-17 20:47:23
According to MTI, Dogfight is going to be released for amateur rights soon. The link is as follows:
Posted by ILuv2shop531 2013-02-17 21:16:08
Aww that is a shame. I mean it is great for regional and community audiences but not good for any hopes of a transfer
Posted by heytravistravis 2013-02-18 22:22:50
Hopefully this show will have a nice regional/amateur production life.
I saw it twice off-Broadway and thought it was fabulous. I'm surprised there hasn't been an announcement for a cast recording or anything.
The music was superb and addictive, definitely making up for any issues in the book.
Maybe it'll get some life past this original production, I sure think it will.