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Posted by ElphabaGoodman 2013-01-01 23:27:36


I looked this up and didn't see anything about this anywhere...if you go on Telecharge to buy tickets for VIRGINIA WOOLF, you will see that they are selling them until March 17. I know that it was supposed to close Jan 27 and extended until Feb 24, but I guess it's possible that they extended even further. Congratulations to them, though. Saw it last week. Fabulous production.

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Posted by Owen22 2013-01-02 10:03:55


Its fabulous, yes...but there were a bunch of end of year reports on how badly it was doing...great news if its indeed extended again, it certainly deserves to!!

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Posted by AC126748 2013-01-02 10:10:38


The production will be a major awards contender and Richards knows that. His goal is probably to keep it running as long as possible so that it's fresh in the minds of Tony & DD nominaters and voters.

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Posted by little_sally 2013-01-02 11:09:23


How expensive could it be to run?

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Posted by ACL2006 2013-01-02 11:47:19


plus the Booth has nothing booked after Woolf, so why not extend it. It has a small cast, small set & is probably making it's weekly nut.

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Posted by little_sally 2013-01-02 17:54:54


It's happening!

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/173607-Get-More-Ice-Broadways-Whos-Afraid-of-Virginia-Woolf-Extends-Again-100th-Performance-Is-Jan-4

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Posted by RippedMan 2013-01-02 18:20:34


What's the point of it winning awards? That does nothing for the producers to help make their money back? The show is already a classic. It's not like it needs the exposure.

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Posted by AC126748 2013-01-02 18:24:32


Is that a real question? Producers like to win awards. So do directors and actors.

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Posted by givesmevoice 2013-01-02 19:08:34


Because Carrie Coon deserves a Tony Award for her performance as Honey.

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Posted by Owen22 2013-01-02 21:41:24


Givesmevoice, I saw Carrie Coon in the Chicago Writers Theatre production of "The Real Thing" doing the Glenn Close role last year. She chose to do the part with an Eastern European accent which somehow made the charactern finally make sense to me (politically and psychologically). She was magnificent. Carrie Coon is the BEST!

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Posted by PlayItAgain 2013-01-02 21:41:31


out of the four of them carrie is the least likely to walk away with a tony.....

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Posted by RaisedOnMusicals 2013-01-02 21:47:59


I think that Tracy Letts is almost a lock for Best Actor, Amy Morton will be a strong contender for Best Actress (and they owe her one for her failure to win one for her great performance in August: Osage County), and I certainly think that the production itself is the favorite for Best Revival of a Play. It has my vote, not that I actually have one.

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Posted by AEA AGMA SM 2013-01-02 22:43:14


"What's the point of it winning awards? That does nothing for the producers to help make their money back? The show is already a classic. It's not like it needs the exposure."

As a producer being able to say you were the producer of a show that won this or that award gives you the clout to make it easier to get each successive project off the ground and on to the stage.

Who would you rather work with? A producer who's only produced a string a financial and artistic flops, or a producer who was able to extend a limited run project and win several awards for it?

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Posted by RippedMan 2013-01-02 23:16:44


Makes sense. Just seems like they'd rather make money back?

And agree. I thought Coonie was pretty great.

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Posted by AEA AGMA SM 2013-01-03 00:58:56


I'm sure the possibility of recouping (or turning a greater profit in some cases) is also a pretty big factor in the decision to extend limited runs.

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Posted by perfectlymarvelous 2013-01-03 17:55:00


PlayItAgain, why do you say that Coon is the least likely to win a Tony? Honey does have less to say perhaps than the other three but I felt she made what could be a blah sort of character into someone incredibly compelling. I found myself watching her often even when she wasn't speaking.

I don't know if she will win, but I think she has a strong shot at a nomination and would be a definite contender if she does score the nomination.

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Posted by RippedMan 2013-01-03 21:18:57


Agreed. I think if awards were given, they'd be to George and Honey.

Lead Actress is always a tough race, and with Metcalf giving a crazy good performance, I'm not sure Mortan is a shoo-in.

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Posted by loliveve 2013-01-18 23:20:25


The website says it has been extended to March 24, although tickets are only on sale through March 3, which is odd.