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With Under 100 Performances, SOUL DOCTOR to Close on Broadway October 13

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Rob
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ClydeBarrow
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joined:6/20/12
Color us all shocked.
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bwayphreak234
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"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
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smallworld
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joined:9/21/11
Definitely lasted longer than I thought it would!
gstrus2
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joined:5/27/12
Does anyone know anything going into the Circle (or anything looking at the Circle)?
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fashionguru_23
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joined:4/21/08
I agree! I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did. Good try, though.
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Wildcard
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joined:6/21/06
Maybe "Here Lies Love" can move in?
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jv92
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joined:11/4/05
Well if that's isn't the dumbest headline ever...

When it made it to 50 performances, BWW should have posted an article, "WITH OVER 50 PERFORMANCES, SOUL DOCTOR SHOCKS US ALL AND OUTRUNS BETTER SHOWS THAT RAN LESS."
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N2N Nate.
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Why did the headline need to say " WITH UNDER 100 PERFORMANCE" ? Is that really necessary?
So Lauren Bacall me, anything goes! *wink*
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TheGingerBreadMan
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dramamama611
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joined:12/4/07
It's news. Them not saying it in the headline wouldn't have changed anything. Do you think those involved don't know the "number"? Grow up. It's pretty common to put the number (or the number it will have achieved by closing) in the title.
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.
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ray-andallthatjazz86
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joined:8/2/05
Oh, BWW, you never fail to look like you have no interest in credible reporting/journalism. That headline is so sensational and absurd.
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JBroadway
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joined:4/6/12
Well, obviously I'm not surprised, but it is sad. I know there's a lot of hate for the show on this board, but I actually really enjoyed it.
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jdrye222
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joined:5/28/11
I was thinking the same this as jv92 --- isn't it depressing that Soul Doctor played more performances than The Scottsboro Boys???
bryan
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bwayboy22
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joined:5/9/12
I wouldn't expect there to be.
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adam.peterson44
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joined:9/7/11
I enjoyed it. It was a charming little show.
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FishermanBob
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What will people do with all their newfound free time now that they won't have to spend it posting comment after comment each week asking how it's still running and why it hasn't closed yet.
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dramamama611
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joined:12/4/07
They'll switch to the new lowest grossing show. Why would you expect anything different. (But to be honest, people seldom talked about this except when numbers were released.)
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.
Noel&Cole
Leading Actor
joined:11/10/07
While I didn't care for the show, I have to commend everyone involved. They gave it there. They stuck behind what they believed in.

So often in this business people can be such sheep. The people involved with the show, especially the producers, stuck by a property they believed in and tried with everything to give it a chance.

If we had more people this we'd see a lot more new and exciting work.
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Rainbowhigh23
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joined:3/29/12
I am sad to see Soul Doctor close, there was a lot of love and dedication behind it and the cast performed with such joy. Even if you weren't into the music the spirit was infectious. I also developed an addiction to honey cake which I don't mind at all!

 
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