is Detroit still transferring to Broadway?

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is Detroit still transferring to Broadway?#2
Posted: 1/12/13 at 10:23pm
Good question. I know someone who was in the cast. I'll send him an e-mail about this.

I'll let you know what his response is.
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is Detroit still transferring to Broadway?#2
Posted: 1/12/13 at 10:38pm
I don't think so.
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is Detroit still transferring to Broadway?#3
Posted: 1/13/13 at 12:06am
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is Detroit still transferring to Broadway?#4
Posted: 1/13/13 at 12:07am
Do we need Detroit the play AND Motown the Musical?
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Honestly don't know why it wouldn't? It has some stars in the cast and got great revies Off-Broadway. Put it in the Golden.
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It's only listed on Playbill as "in the works" which is where shows seem to go to die. (or are so deep "in development" that they aren't anywhere near to production.)
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is Detroit still transferring to Broadway?#7
Posted: 1/13/13 at 10:19am
If the cast is available I don't see why it shouldn't. The crop of new plays so far this season has been sub par at best, so it would have a very good chance of at least a nomination for Best Play. Hell, two of the fall's new plays (PERFORMERS and ANARCHIST) probably aren't even eligible for Tony nominations because they had such short runs. The only unknown quantities left this season are LUCKY GUY and THE NANCE.
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is Detroit still transferring to Broadway?#8
Posted: 1/13/13 at 11:51am
And John Logan's new play which is sure to be an awards magnet if it's any good.
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is Detroit still transferring to Broadway?#9
Posted: 1/13/13 at 11:58am
Right, I totally forgot about that too. So those three plus DETROIT equals your Best Play nominees. I don't see anything from the fall season or THE OTHER PLACE being recognized with a nomination.
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is Detroit still transferring to Broadway?#10
Posted: 1/13/13 at 12:54pm
It's only listed on Playbill as "in the works" which is where shows seem to go to die. (or are so deep "in development" that they aren't anywhere near to production.)


To give you an idea of how infrequently that "in the works" list is updated, the DETROIT listing there is from when the original production was planning to move directly to Broadway from Steppenwolf. It even lists Austin Pendleton as the director and says something like "direct from Steppenwolf". That thing never gets updated; it still lists stuff like the Cromer/Kidman SWEET BIRD that have been dead for a while.

I can't imagine DETROIT would be terribly expensive to run, and the PH production has recognizable names and good reviews on its side. I wouldn't be surprised if a transfer happened eventually.
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is Detroit still transferring to Broadway?#11
Posted: 1/13/13 at 12:58pm
I totally realize that -- it seems that if there has been ANY inkling/rumor that a show has sights on b'way, it ends up on that list.
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is Detroit still transferring to Broadway?#12
Posted: 1/13/13 at 2:35pm
And somehow producers and creative teams are still able to shock us with show announcements without any sort of buzz/gossip/rumor. This season, before official press releases, I hadn't heard a drop about THE TESTAMENT OF MARY.
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is Detroit still transferring to Broadway?#13
Posted: 1/13/13 at 3:19pm
Same as Scandalous that appeared on Broadway out of nowhere and disappeared off Broadway out of nowhere.

Detroit would be amazing at the the Circle in the Square.
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is Detroit still transferring to Broadway?#14
Posted: 1/13/13 at 4:33pm
Circle in the Square couldn't accommodate the set.
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