Broadway on Broadway End Time?

broadway_show_fan
Broadway Star
joined:12/12/05
Broadway on Broadway End Time?
Posted: 9/4/10 at 01:29am
How long does Broadway on Broadway usually run? I was considering trying to see a show at 2. Would that be cutting it too close?
lull89
Broadway Star
joined:10/12/08
Broadway on Broadway End Time?
Posted: 9/4/10 at 01:37am
You'll be more than fine! All the performers have to be at the 2 o'clock shows, too, and you're right in the neighborhood!
broadway_show_fan
Broadway Star
joined:12/12/05
Broadway on Broadway End Time?
Posted: 9/4/10 at 01:44am
I went to the concert a few years ago, I believe 2007, and the concert ran late. Many of the 2:00 p.m. show performers had to leave in a hurry or early since their call was 1:30 and the concert only ended at about then. Back then, there were significantly fewer 2:00 curtains.

Many shows on Broadway still have a traditional time of 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, so I was just wondering if I would be safe to go to the entire concert - including closing number and all - and still make it to a 2:00 p.m. curtain. I was looking into tickets for a show at that day/time and wanted some feedback from everyone here before I purchased. I don't want to miss any of the concert!

So, does anyone remember specifically what time it was that the concert finished in the last couple years?
WayTooBroadway
Featured Actor
joined:1/11/10
Broadway on Broadway End Time?
Posted: 9/4/10 at 02:54am
Most often, they put the 2pm matinee performers ahead of the 3pm matinee productions.
"When the audience comes in, it changes the temperature of what you've written." -Stephen Sondheim
broadway_show_fan
Broadway Star
joined:12/12/05
Broadway on Broadway End Time?
Posted: 9/7/10 at 12:52pm
BUMP -

Thanks for the responses, but I know that many shows have 2 p.m. curtain times and that they put those with 2 p.m. curtains before the shows with 3 p.m. curtains.

What I really need to know is simply what TIME the concert has ended in the past. Does anyone remember? 1:30? 1:45? 2 or after 2?

Like I said, I am thinking of getting tickets to the 2 p.m. matinee performance of a show and I need your feedback about when the concert ends.

Thanks,
BSF