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THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday

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Rob
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THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:02pm
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joined:3/4/06
THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:04pm
Huh? from RC in Austin, Texas
Susan Haskins (Theatre Talk): "I love children. That's why I work with Michael (Riedel)."
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showchoirguy
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joined:7/14/10
THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:05pm
THE HELL?
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Wynbish
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joined:4/27/12
THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:07pm
Da fuq?
LegallyBroadway2
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joined:8/19/10
THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:09pm
What the f*ck? Like actually what the f*ck?

I can't believe this.

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emo_geek
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joined:1/19/05
THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:10pm
It couldn't recover from the loss in tourism from Sandy? A small market made even smaller?
"I never had theatre producers run after me. Some people want to make more Broadway shows out of movies. But Elliot and I aren't going to do Batman: The Musical." - Julie Taymor 1999
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showchoirguy
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LegallyBroadway2
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THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:12pm
^EXACTLY.
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Wynbish
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joined:4/27/12
THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:13pm
It did better than Scandalous...
bobs3
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joined:4/8/12
THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:14pm
Another victim of Hurricane Sandy. I thought the writing was so-so but the cast was hilarious. Mixed reviews, yes, but it didn't deserve such a quick closure. I'm guessing the producers ran out of money to keep the show afloat until word of mouth sunk in. Hopefully, someone will buy the film rights. I can picture Will Ferrell as Chuck Wood.
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showchoirguy
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THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:14pm
^ HAH!
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wdwfreak
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joined:10/14/08
THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:14pm
I don't even know what to say... I understand their grosses haven't been so well, but now was there chance to really push this show out to the public. I'm really upset that it is closing already..
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showchoirguy
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THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:15pm
The sad this is it's true. Wait, is that sad?
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frogs_fan85
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joined:12/3/05
THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:15pm
The show must have had ZERO advance, especially when you consider next week is one of the busiest weeks all year for Broadway.
LegallyBroadway2
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joined:8/19/10
THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:15pm
It's as anyone had time to even read reviews? Give it three more weeks my god.

This escalated quickly.
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everythingtaboo
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joined:5/5/04
THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:22pm
I guess I'm one of the few that expected it. Everyone involved needs to move on and be in something more suited to their sizable talents.


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GleekOut
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joined:11/13/12
THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:24pm
That's a shame. I think we all knew it wouldn't last long, but this is a surprise. I'm thinking SCANDALOUS is next.
Hi! I'm Zach. I'm 13 years old, and love the theatre. I live on the outskirts of NYC, and pop in to catch about 1 or 2 shows per month.
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Playbilly
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joined:3/30/12
THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:33pm
Pretty shocked. It couldn't get through next week's busy season? They should have started it off-Broadway.
"Through The Sacrifice You Made, We Can't Believe The Price You Paid..For Love!"
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GottaHaveAGimmick
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THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:34pm
OUCH! Saw this in preview, pre Sandy. The reviews were fair. A talented cast and a so-so script. Certainly not everyone's cup of tea or sense of humor. But not to make it through Thanksgiving? Opening one day, announced closing the next. Top billing one day, next day you're touring in stock. Sorry it ended this soon.
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MamaQuiche22
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THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:38pm
I am sorry this close but I am glad to hear about the stock tour. Will the stock tour come to North Carolina?
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aasjb4ever
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joined:3/29/09
THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:42pm
Ouch.
What a colossal piece of crap! It'll probably run for years.
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NewYorkTheater
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joined:1/23/10
THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:46pm
The cast is talented enough so that they're sure to get other jobs soon.
Gag-worthy gags made almost bearable by a talented cast
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Wynbish
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THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:46pm
MamaQ, looking for a fun mother-son outing? Precious!
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songanddanceman2
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THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:50pm
wow, the producers must have no faith. I think they are throwing in the towel a little to early, the reviews were mixed, not terrible.
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little_sally
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THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:54pm
Maybe they should've done a better job marketing this. The title is awful and the posters tell nothing about the show.

Still, this is pretty surprising and I feel terrible for the cast.
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Huss417
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THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
Posted: 11/15/12 at 07:56pm
"wow, the producers must have no faith. I think they are throwing in the towel a little to early, the reviews were mixed, not terrible."

Credit to the producers for cutting their losses. So many shows hang on when they shouldnt and end up losing even more money. They know what the advance sale is.

"I hope your Fanny is bigger than my Peter." Mary Martin to Ezio Pinza opening night of Fanny.
Updated On: 11/15/12 at 07:56 PM

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