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DEAD ACCOUNTS to Close on Broadway on January 6
Posted by Rob 2012-12-27 19:13:43





DEAD ACCOUNTS to Close on Broadway on January 6
Posted by Scottsacto 2012-12-27 19:16:12


Color Me Surprised-----NOT!! After all that has been posted about this show.

DEAD ACCOUNTS to Close on Broadway on January 6
Posted by After Eight 2012-12-27 19:25:06


A tremendous waste of talent.

I hope the entire cast finds better material in short order.

DEAD ACCOUNTS to Close on Broadway on January 6
Posted by Jordan Catalano 2012-12-27 19:45:32


Im still shocked Katie Holmes wasn't a bigger draw. I hope she comes back to Broadway soon!

DEAD ACCOUNTS to Close on Broadway on January 6
Posted by Rodgerdodger 2012-12-27 19:54:29


Agreed, Jordan.

DEAD ACCOUNTS to Close on Broadway on January 6
Posted by Jordan Catalano 2012-12-27 19:56:22


I went the first week of previews before I went away for thanksgiving since I thought the run would be pretty much sold out by the time I got back to NYC.

DEAD ACCOUNTS to Close on Broadway on January 6
Posted by little_sally 2012-12-27 20:17:28


Maybe now they'll stop producing Rebeck's crap.

DEAD ACCOUNTS to Close on Broadway on January 6
Posted by Rodgerdodger 2012-12-27 21:25:33


From your voice to God's ears, little_sally.

DEAD ACCOUNTS to Close on Broadway on January 6
Posted by zamedy 2012-12-27 21:31:47


I heart the Avi's on this thread.

DEAD ACCOUNTS to Close on Broadway on January 6
Posted by Mtdewelite2010 2012-12-28 00:03:07


Good thing Norbert is going to Big Fish! Excited for that!

DEAD ACCOUNTS to Close on Broadway on January 6
Posted by muscle23ftl 2012-12-28 03:09:53


When was it scheduled to close originally?

I have never seen Katie on Broadway, but I didn't enjoy her on Dawson's Creek, and don't really think she is a big star, apart from being on cover of gossip magazines. And Leo, although a Tony winner, doesn't sell tickets either.

DEAD ACCOUNTS to Close on Broadway on January 6
Posted by dramamama611 2012-12-28 07:34:51


I agree^. She seems a competent enough actress whose biggest claim to fame was marrying Tom Cruise and Dawson's Creek (which was 20 years ago?). I don't think she was ever a draw at the movie box office, so I wouldn't have expected that people would have cared all that much about her being on b'way in a play they never heard anything about.

And Norbert - as much as the bway community might love him, no one else knows him.

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Posted by best12bars 2012-12-28 07:40:44


Norbert is like Boyd Gaines. Lots of respect and Tonys, but not a box office draw on his own.

And Katie isn't a big TV star or movie star like the second Mrs. Cruise, who can and does sell tickets on name alone.

Katie's a tabloid star now. She would do better to go back to TV where people who are curious about her can tune in for free instead of shelling out $100 to see her in a bad play.

DEAD ACCOUNTS to Close on Broadway on January 6
Posted by wonkit 2012-12-28 13:22:05


Love Norbert, mildly negative on Holmes, but let's pin this failure where it belongs - Rebeck. Surely there are talented women playwrights out there who deserve to be produced?

DEAD ACCOUNTS to Close on Broadway on January 6
Posted by little_sally 2012-12-28 13:37:56


Someone said in the preview thread that Rebeck's stuff is just easy to license, which is why it gets produced, and I am starting to believe that's the reason.

DEAD ACCOUNTS to Close on Broadway on January 6
Posted by Vespertine1228 2012-12-28 14:10:25


I think Katie Holmes isn't the "I'll pay to see her!" star that producers anticipated. I know All My Sons recouped, but that's a famous play and Holmes starred alongside three other name actors.

On her own in an unknown property she's just not much of a draw. And then, of course, there's the fact that the play is terrible. That trumps anything else in my book.

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Posted by dramamama611 2012-12-28 14:22:29


There aren't too many playwrights whose work is hard to license -- especially new work. So that doesn't fly (with me) as that being a reason.

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Posted by AC126748 2012-12-28 14:25:53


At the time that she did All My Sons, I think she was more of a curiosity. People wanted to see how Mrs Tom Cruise fared. Also, as others have mentioned, Katie hasn't had a hit movie in ages and she's off TV. People seem to respect her as an actress, but that doesn't necessarily mean they'll pay top dollar to see her. I admire her for doing plays and I hope she does more; maybe next time she'll do something smaller, Off-Broadway, and hopefully good.

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Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2012-12-28 16:26:52


^ Amen.

DEAD ACCOUNTS to Close on Broadway on January 6
Posted by Sondheim_Geek 2012-12-28 19:30:03


"Norbert is like Boyd Gaines. Lots of respect and Tonys, but not a box office draw on his own."

I'll agree with that 100%.