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Aurelia2
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joined:6/19/11
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Posted: 7/2/11 at 04:48am
Somehow I thought Wonderland had already closed. But I'm on a NEW MUSICALS kick and I hope it hangs on if only because it's not a revival.
dramamama611
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joined:12/4/07
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Posted: 7/3/11 at 02:31am
Wonderland did close. About 6 weeks ago. Where did you get the impression that it hadnt'?
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
FindingNamo
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joined:7/22/03
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Posted: 7/3/11 at 02:44am
"The act of going to see Phantom has become synonymous with visiting the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building for a tourist."

Do you know what the word "synonymous" means?

Can anyone tell me how the line has been?
Mark_E
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joined:1/26/06
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Posted: 7/3/11 at 04:19am
Memphis has done 850k and 85% most weeks. It's doing really good business and I doubt there has been a week where it hasn't made back it's running costs. It's got some time in it yet!
2012 Shows!
The Railway Children, The Lion In Winter, The Comedy of Errors, Richard II, Pippin, The Ladykillers, Absent Friends, Shrek, Masterclass, Jersey Boys Rock Of Ages, Legally Blonde, Hay Fever, Singin' in the Rain, Abigail's Party, What the Butler Saw, Ragtime. [Booked] London Road, The Last of the Haussmans.
adamgreer
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joined:3/18/05
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Posted: 7/3/11 at 10:58am
This thread is so unsupportive of the community.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them"
~Walt Disney

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
~Walt Disney

My name is neither "adam" nor "greer."
taboo123
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joined:5/27/05
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Posted: 7/3/11 at 05:05pm
This thread was more about the business end and speculation based on grosses, sales and receipts. The reality of commercial theatre on Broadway.

NOT about the show, plots, the talent involved, who likes it or not, or wanting to see a show crash and burn.


Never meant to be unsupportive. Hope it goes back to the business end.
But some interesting convos so far.
:)
LizzieCurry
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joined:3/7/05
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Posted: 7/3/11 at 05:06pm
You missed the threads last night, didn't you?
"Don't patronize me, alright?" - BroadwayStar4
adamgreer
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Posted: 7/3/11 at 08:58pm
LOL.

Oh dear.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them"
~Walt Disney

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
~Walt Disney

My name is neither "adam" nor "greer."
Jordan Catalano
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joined:10/9/05
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Posted: 7/3/11 at 09:33pm
My thoughts and prayers are still with her and her family.
tazber
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Posted: 7/3/11 at 10:32pm
As are myne.
....but the world goes 'round
Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 7/3/11 at 11:02pm
May peace be wyth hyr.
CapnHook
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Posted: 7/3/11 at 11:59pm
Lyk, Wyrd. For Ryl. k
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
adamgreer
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Posted: 7/4/11 at 12:08am
I hope you all get a virus.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them"
~Walt Disney

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
~Walt Disney

My name is neither "adam" nor "greer."
taboo123
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joined:5/27/05
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Posted: 7/4/11 at 06:48pm
what happened?

i go away for a few days and miss the fun.


:/
qolbinau
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joined:6/29/08
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Posted: 7/4/11 at 06:53pm
Some unknown broadway swing/understudy from Priscilla said on twitter that she wishes people here got a virus (computer, or otherwise) for starting/posting in this thread, which she found offensive.
Updated On: 7/4/11 at 06:53 PM
taboo123
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Posted: 7/4/11 at 07:12pm
seriously?
wow.

Do they understand that no show will last forever?
That these shows WILL close eventually?
That nothing is guaranteed?
That it was posed as a business question from a producer's standpoint?

More time should be spent working on fixing their show than ragging on these boards. Which is open to all opinions and notions.
Don't ya think?



Updated On: 7/4/11 at 07:12 PM
TheaterBoy7777
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Posted: 8/3/11 at 10:24am
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taboo123
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Posted: 8/14/11 at 06:39pm
yeah you guys are hitting it spot on.

baby and catch me.......so far you're all right.

what's next folks??


I say Priscilla.
based on Ticket sales of the last 3 weeks and weaker marketing tactics.
Once September hits..... it's not gonna hang with the others.
Just a prediction.
AC126748
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joined:7/15/06
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Posted: 8/14/11 at 06:43pm
Well, technically, the next show to close is JERUSALEM next Sunday.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
taboo123
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Posted: 8/14/11 at 07:12pm
pre-posting closing notices....predict based on sales, tickets, buzz, etc.
Pammylicious
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Posted: 8/14/11 at 07:20pm
Perdiction: Pricilla will close on September 18th....just a feeling!!!
BroadwayBound115
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Posted: 8/14/11 at 07:31pm
I hope your perdiction is wrong! :)
staunchcharacter
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Posted: 8/14/11 at 07:40pm
I'm saying priscilla. And I think memphis has another good year on it. But nothing more.
addamsfamily#1fan
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Posted: 8/14/11 at 10:08pm
Addams Family wont close until like 2 years because Jackie Hoffman,Zachary James are leaving the show this month and Adam Riegler is staying until November. If the producers knew that they were gonna close soon they would have told Jackie,Zach and Adam to stay until closing.
little_sally
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Posted: 8/14/11 at 10:39pm
So because all of those people are leaving in November, The Addams Family is going to run another two years?
A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
massofmen
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Posted: 8/14/11 at 11:11pm
lol. I love jackie hoffman. She does interviews about how shows that have american idol people in them, or jukebox musicals are not real original theater.


Yet the only musicals she has done are "hairspray", "xanadu" and "Addams Family". Three Movie Musicals. Hypocrisy is a fun thing to spread around.

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