How Is Scandalous Still Running?

eperkins
Leading Actor
joined:5/21/07
How Is Scandalous Still Running?
Posted: 11/26/12 at 03:15pm
I don't know what their weekly expenses are, but the Scandalous weekly grosses surely must be well below their nut. Their highest gross so far - back in October - was $241,613. I wonder why they are keeping it running? They must be burning through whatever reserve they have. I'm glad for the actors though.
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
How Is Scandalous Still Running?
Posted: 11/26/12 at 03:21pm
Kathie Lee's ka-ching ka-ching
newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 03:21pm
I wouldn't be surprised if the 4square church was funneling cash into it.
LYLS3637
Featured Actor
joined:5/1/09
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 03:24pm
Never underestimate what fanatical, religious people will do (or finance) when they think it's "God's will"

mybigsplash
Leading Actor
joined:4/30/08
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 03:43pm
It's going to close Sunday.
Stephen: "Could you grab me a coffee?" Me: "Would you like that with all the colors of the wind?"
Quiche2
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/12
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 03:45pm
^^
Source?
Theatre is my life. No one can take that away from me.
evic
Leading Actor
joined:3/5/04
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 03:59pm
Like other religeous institutions, they wouold rather flush all that money down the toilet rather than using it for a good cause. They probably think it is a great musical! I read on another site that Krazy Kathie Lee on her tv show, compared her ****fest to other musicals that got bad reviews like Les Miz and Camelot!
americanboy99
Broadway Legend
joined:7/27/06
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 04:14pm
LOL so true at that thread title. It's a thought that crosses my mind every single day.
"Years from now when you talk about this- and you will- be kind."
eperkins
Leading Actor
joined:5/21/07
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 04:24pm
And I'm not even talking about the lack of artistic merits. I just asking from a financial perspective!
Rockyfan2000
Understudy
joined:5/15/11
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 04:24pm
S.C.I.E.N.T.O.L.O.G.Y. Check out the David Pomeranz page on Wikipedia.
"It's not where you start, it's where you finish!"
uncageg
Broadway Legend
joined:5/13/04
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 05:00pm
Evic, she made the comparison tbis morning on her show. She seems to realize and have accepted the bad reviews. The "comparion" was just her and Hoda talking about other shows that goot bad reviews but did well.
Just give the world Love.
mybigsplash
Leading Actor
joined:4/30/08
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 05:01pm
My source is 1 degree away from the production
Stephen: "Could you grab me a coffee?" Me: "Would you like that with all the colors of the wind?"
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 05:37pm
God
....but the world goes 'round
Rainbowhigh23
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/12
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 05:39pm
"The trouble with trouble is you don't know you in trouble till you in trouble." Roz from Amen.

I hope the show don't close. I got tickets for December 7!!
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 05:42pm
I don't think Drunkie Lee got so rich by being stupid enough to invest in her own show. That's Taboo, right?
But talking a church out of some loaves,she'd be good at that.
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 05:42pm
12 shows made over $1,000,000.00 last week.

Then there's this:

Meanwhile, turkey time had a very different meaning for the producers of Scandalous, the new musical biography of Aimee Semple McPherson with book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford. In its first full week since its Nov. 15 opening, the show scraped up a thin gruel of $194,511, less than 16 percent of its potential gross, and played to houses that were only 30.6 percent full. Even a presidential pardon is unlikely to save this one.




Link
....but the world goes 'round
Updated On: 11/26/12 at 05:42 PM
muscle23ftl
Broadway Legend
joined:12/19/04
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 06:16pm
She should've researched how god-themed musicals do on Broadway, before spending her time, money or someone else's money into this mess. Sister Act, Godspell, Leap of Faith, Jesus Christ Superstar...all flopped last year! Duhhh.
"People have their opinions and that doesn't mean that their opinions are wrong or right. I just take it with a grain of salt because opinions are like as*holes, everyone has one". -Felicia Finley-
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 06:40pm
Hopefully Carmellos performance will be remembered @Tony time.
Mary had a little lamb : The PC signature line.
DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 06:42pm
For her sake I hope it is totally forgotten.
HUSSY POWER! ------ HUSSY POWER!
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 06:52pm
I disagree. I think Carolee Carmello's performance in this should be remembered despite the poor reception the show received. I still think Kathie Lee may fund a cast recording herself. She produced the cast recording for her last musical.
That's right! Underscore mother-fu@#ers!
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 07:11pm
They made a recording of Under the Bridge?
....but the world goes 'round
Quiche2
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/12
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 07:15pm
Knowing the $$$$ that Kathie Lee has, she will self-fund a cast recording. I'm 99.9% sure of that.
Theatre is my life. No one can take that away from me.
jdrye222
Featured Actor
joined:5/28/11
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 07:31pm
I can't imagine how they will not post closing notice tomorrow for Sunday of this week. Unless that FourSquare church really is crazy enough to funnel money in, and then I just feel bad for their parishioners who give money for crap like that (... actually wait, I already feel bad for their parishioners, but that's another story).

I would imagine Kathie Lee will fund a cast recording. I don't see this NOT getting an album.

However, I'm in the minority regarding Carolee - I think maybe with a better director and a better script (and a better sound designer), a performance could have been shaped here. But I found her exhausting to watch --- I don't fault her at all, but I don't think that a Tony nomination is warranted just for keeping the curtain up on a terrible show. Her performance has very little nuance, and the sound designer should be shot for the way he amplified her (already strident) voice to be literally painful to listen to.
little_sally
Broadway Legend
joined:1/15/04
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 08:23pm
^ I agree about Carolee. I'm a big fan of hers (she's the only reason I saw the show) but the material is so bad, she's practically embarrassing herself on stage.
A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
jbm2
Broadway Star
joined:3/26/11
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 10:24pm
KLG is not producing this show. She wrote it. She has not invested ANY money into this production and has no plans to, that includes funding the cast album.
OSM_
Swing
joined:9/29/12
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 10:42pm
Sister Act flopped ? Hmm...I thought it did pretty good. Word of mouth was pretty good as well, I mean that was the only reason why I saw it.

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