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taboo123
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Posted: 5/17/11 at 07:55am
Percentages for Baby It's you increase slowly and boy---there are commercials everywhere for it. I don't think it will suffer anytime through the summer...
spike3
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Posted: 5/17/11 at 10:18am
as of now the advance for Baby its You is very small. But things could turn around, they do have a shrewd marketing team.
ACL2006
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Posted: 5/17/11 at 03:32pm
Baby It's You & Million Dollar Quartet will be closed by Labor Day.
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
Phantom of London
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Posted: 5/17/11 at 04:27pm
^I agree with that

With How to Succeed, The Addams Family, Priscilla and Billy Elliot will be in the annual January cull?
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ACL2006
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Posted: 5/17/11 at 05:01pm
How to Succeed is doing fine, bringing nearly a million a week. As for Jan. 2012 closings: Addams Family - yes, Priscilla - possibly, Billy Elliot - no. I'd give Billy until Jan. 2013. others for Jan. 2012 - Catch Me If You Can, Memphis & Rock of Ages.
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
massofmen
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Posted: 5/17/11 at 05:03pm
there is no way the ROA is going to close before the movie comes out with all of those stars. No way...
bwayphreak234
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Posted: 5/17/11 at 05:23pm
I think Billy Elliot will stick around for a while. Look how long it's been playing in the west end
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Mister Matt
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Posted: 5/17/11 at 05:25pm
I don't know how Baby, It's You is hanging on with these numbers.
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spike3
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Posted: 5/17/11 at 05:31pm
as I said in another thread, Baby its You, has Warner Bros, as one of its main producers. That is alot of money, so some can be thrown away without too much problem. The questions are how much was budgeted and how much are they willing to lose before throwing in the towel?
taboo123
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Posted: 5/17/11 at 06:04pm
agreed on ROA.

The movie will fuel more for the stage version and vice versa.
mjroberts93
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Posted: 5/17/11 at 06:13pm
How to Succeed will definitly be done when they lose Daniel Radcliffe, it happened last year with Promises, Promises. I can't see it run without a huge celebrity. Addams Family will close in like October. It won't last till 2012.
taboo123
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Posted: 5/18/11 at 07:29pm
Really? I think Addams Family will get a nice boost through the summer with Brooke SHields and of course...it will be the holiday thing to do for Halloween Thanksgiving and Christmas.

maybe January 2012.
kyl3fong2
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Posted: 5/18/11 at 08:56pm
I really hope Catch Me If You Can will be around past next year, I saw that show last week and it really was phenomenal.
taboo123
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Posted: 5/30/11 at 04:21pm
^ chances seem slim. Let's see after Tony's.
DirectorGP
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Posted: 5/30/11 at 05:00pm
I agree Catch Me If you can was amazing and very unappreciated. I am hoping it is around for a awhile. Saw Priscilla this weekend and had a lot of fun with that as well. Would be interesting to see How to Succeed last as well and see a replacement for Radcliffe
ahhrealmonsters
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Posted: 5/30/11 at 05:04pm
If Sister Act doesn't pick up anything come Tony time, I think the momentum will decrease. It's selling well now, but that's a hard theatre to fill.
PopAria
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Posted: 5/31/11 at 02:08am
Do you all think Sister Act will become the Mary Poppins of this year? just keeps going... and going... and going...

I predict Priscilla and Baby, its you will close around labor day and Mary Poppins around January 2012 along with ROA and Memphis.
Mark_E
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Posted: 5/31/11 at 03:05am
Do you really think Memphis will close so soon? It has been consistently pulling in great numbers. Can't see it going anywhere just yet. And indeed, no way Rock of Ages will close before the film is released.
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taboo123
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Posted: 6/4/11 at 11:21pm
Rock of AGes will last at Helen Hayes way after the film comes out. Give it another 2 years at least.

Ok- I'm predicting Million Dollar Quartet next.

It can't even get 40% full lately .
And at the Nederlander---that's a tough theatre to fill.
Jonwo
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Posted: 6/5/11 at 12:18am
Mary Poppins is safe for now but I think once Disney has a production ready for Broadway and The New Amsterdam e.g. Aladdin or one of the various projects in development, Poppins will close, it's has had an great run so far.

taboo123
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Posted: 6/7/11 at 11:49pm
And as predicted.....


good job folks!
and MDQ will live strong off-broadway.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/151580-Broadways-Million-Dollar-Quartet-Will-Close-June-12-and-Return-Off-Broadway-in-July


so...what's next?
BroadwayBound17
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Posted: 6/8/11 at 12:25am
I think Mary Poppins will still stay afloat for a year or two more. If The Addams Family doesn't start selling better I could see it closing in January 2012 with Aladdin opening there, or perhaps one of their other projects.
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bwayphreak234
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Posted: 6/8/11 at 12:44am
^ I hope Mary Poppind sticks around. I think it's a great show. It wouldn't surpirse me though if, like you said, they close it to make room for a new show. That's what they did with Beauty and the Beast.
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Okayfine
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Posted: 6/9/11 at 02:03am
bwayphreak - are you being facetious? about poppins, i mean. i thought it was one of the worst shows i've seen in my decades of theatre-going & i find it hard to think anyone would enjoy it that much.
Lavieboheme3090
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Posted: 6/9/11 at 02:06am
For Adams Family enter B. Shields who will be Box Office draw.
taboo123
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Posted: 6/15/11 at 07:05pm
Paging RAIN???
Paging RAIN???

or Addams Family--please take the nearest exit.