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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?

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broadwayboy222
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/24/12 at 07:28pm
Heard that they know what theater the show will be going into on Broadway! Anyone have a clue as to which theater it will be??
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/24/12 at 07:37pm
Who are "they"?
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/24/12 at 07:41pm
They already have a theatre and will be announcing it soon. It will be a Nederlander house.
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/24/12 at 08:04pm
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/24/12 at 08:12pm
"they" are the actors in the show - "they" say it will be announced on Monday which B'way theater.
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/24/12 at 08:16pm
The Lunt maybe??
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/24/12 at 08:36pm
The Lunt seems like a great fit for the show!
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/24/12 at 08:39pm
The Lunt seems like the only option for this show to go in to. There are no other Nederlander houses open.
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/24/12 at 08:41pm
The Rodgers doesn't have an announced tenant for the spring either, unless I missed something.
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/24/12 at 08:44pm
Oh yeah. I forgot that was a Nederlander house. I was thinking it was a Shubert for some reason.
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/24/12 at 08:51pm
I think this show would do well in the Lunt-Fontanne, and I do believe it's the only available Nederland for the spring.
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/24/12 at 09:05pm
The other day, I was looking at the Nederlander Theaters site and Ghost was still listed for the Lunt. Just now, I checked again, and the Lunt says, "New Production to be announced soon."

I think it's a good bet.
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/24/12 at 09:16pm
Ain't the Lunt.
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/24/12 at 09:47pm
What Smaxie said.

How is the LUNT a good fit?
We haven't seen the set yet.
J&H couldn't fill a small BWay house, how could they expect to fill the Giant LUNT?
I hear a diff show gets the LF.
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/24/12 at 10:01pm
I was wondering about filling so many seats.

The BAT is the smallest of the Nederlander and although, Peter and the Starcatcher is there now, my wish is that J & H would go there.

I guess we'll know on Monday.
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/25/12 at 01:01am
^^ Jekyll filled the Plymouth plenty (The show ran for four years!)... broke box office and house records while there. The weekly operating expenses were very high for a small theatre with some not so great producing.

I'm actually curious how big of a name draw Constantine and Deborah will be, on top of the musical's large (and international) fan base will come in.
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/25/12 at 01:18am
philly, love your enthusiasm about all things Wildhorn,
but J&H barely ever "filled" the Plymouth, that's why in 4 years they never made a penny.

I too wonder what the "stars" draw will be like, Connie has a following, Cox hasn't had one for a while, people certainly know the name J&H, it will be interesting, but the critics could be under-enthused about a tour production in a BWay house (read the GET IT ON reviews).

If the tour catches Fire it will help. Don't you think the Theatre announcement might come later rather than sooner. The stop is not till April in New York and a lot can happen till then. PETER AND THE... is just about my fav show right now but their numbers ain't great and The BROOKS seems appropriate.
But it would be very rude to announce taking that Theatre, since PETEY is a loved little show. if it lasts till March that would be a nice run.
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/25/12 at 01:41am
I love Jekyll and Hyde, but I can't see this thing selling out on Broadway even just for a limited engagement. If the show can generate a lot of buzz and hype on the road and advertise its return to Broadway adequately, maybe it will do great. If it is promoted like Bonnie and Clyde and Wonderland though, the show will most likely suffer the same fate (in terms of ticket sales). I certainly hope not though! I really hope this is a great production, and I am quite bummed it is not touring to my city!
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/25/12 at 02:08am
I'm not suggesting this run will be selling out or breaking house records but I do imagine it will fair incredibly well. PR team won't be spoiling anyone's closing, as you said. WONDERLAND had a rookie producing team, don't expect to see that again.

CPD: A small theatre, large cast and elaborate set is what set off Jekyll with not making money. The show was doing decent business during the entire run (well, as decent as could be with the small gross potential they had)

Take a look at the gross potentials and capacity and you will see a different story than what you are suggesting. Ironically the most (in)famous star of the production gave the lowest numbers (Hasselhoff).
Jekyll by capacity
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/25/12 at 02:22am
The show did well, now and then but it the long run failed to recoup it's initial investment, and therefore a big ole flop.
The fact that it did run 4 years and didn't return a cent is a true sign of bad producing, and would never happen on the BWay these days.
I agree with you about the intial running costs.

"decent business" should show a profit.
I know it's a silly argument because you see Jeckyl's beaker half full while it was really half empty. Let's hope they do better this time.
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/25/12 at 04:59pm
La Mirada Theatre has a far away shot of the set here from Day #5 of their load in. The cast will be arriving next Thursday to begin a week of rehearsals before the dress rehearsal on September 6th--I'm going--before opening on the 7th.

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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/25/12 at 05:11pm
^Not much going on in that picture. Can't really even tell what is specific to the design and what's just part of the theatre.
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/25/12 at 05:12pm
I wish the picture showed more looks like a boring false proscenium with some sheer drops.
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/25/12 at 05:17pm
The set's not going to be as elaborate (at least what I've seen thus far) as last time. It's going to be very industrial, for the most part simplistic. Should be interesting since the last two major productions (the pre-Broadway tour (especially) and Broadway) were pretty lavish.

The show had done good business until the Hoff came in/Sebastian Bach's final weeks. Good enough that they were contemplating bringing in other stars in the Spring of '01, but decided against the harsh winter. Probably a smart choice. I think Jekyll's the longest running flop at 1500+ performances - yes, it flopped no one's denying that, but the audience popularity always seems to be pushed over for unknown reasons around here. It lost around a million dollars by close, of about the $7-8 MIL capitalization if I remember correctly.
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/25/12 at 05:25pm
^It's funny to see you describe the Broadway set as elaborate. I thought it was actually pretty simple. Not in a bad way at all, I thought it was beautiful, but simple. Jekyll's study and laboratory were nicely detailed, but the rest of it wasn't exactly extravagant, in my opinion. Lucy's bedroom was just a bed with a dresser and a projection of a window. That was part of it's charm for me though. I liked the simplicity. I really liked the "red box" concept with the stairs too, even though I know a lot of people hated that element.

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Updated On: 8/25/12 at 05:25 PM
NOB88
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Theater?
Posted: 8/25/12 at 06:44pm
Jeff Calhoun ?@thejeffcalhoun
Hint about Jekyll & Hyde's Broadway home: Jekyll will be going into a theatre after another show's limited run ends. Guesses?

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