Dark theatres during the holidays?

ivandixon2
Swing
joined:9/8/13
Dark theatres during the holidays?
Posted: 10/12/13 at 09:42am
Are the Marquis, St. James, Winter Garden and New Amsterdam theatres really all going to be dark during the lucrative holiday season?
frogs_fan85
Broadway Legend
joined:12/3/05
Dark theatres during the holidays?
Posted: 10/12/13 at 11:23am
So far yes. There were rumors of an Alan Cumming/Liza Minelli concert at the Marquis, but that has not yet been confirmed. It is hosting Il Divo for a week next month. I believe the New Amsterdam may still be undergoing renovation.
TheGingerBreadMan
Broadway Star
joined:12/7/12
Dark theatres during the holidays?
Posted: 10/12/13 at 05:42pm
I wouldn't be surprised if one of the seasonal holiday shows (Elf, Xmas Story, Grinch) announced a return in the next few weeks, which could fill up one or more of those theaters. But like frogs_fan85 said, the New Amsterdam will still be undergoing renovations.
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ClydeBarrow
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joined:6/20/12
Dark theatres during the holidays?
Posted: 10/12/13 at 06:07pm
A CHRISTMAS STORY already announced it's coming back this year...to the Theater at MSG.
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bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Dark theatres during the holidays?
Posted: 10/12/13 at 06:12pm
White Christmas is about due for a return. ONLY if they use Louizos's original set design. Not the cheap and tacky tour version.
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TheGingerBreadMan
Broadway Star
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Dark theatres during the holidays?
Posted: 10/12/13 at 06:20pm
Thanks Clyde, I must have missed that announcement.
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jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
Dark theatres during the holidays?
Posted: 10/12/13 at 06:23pm
Winter Garden will also surely be joining the New Amsterdam in the renovations club, with ROCKY requiring some fancy seating modification for the final fight, no?
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best12bars
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Dark theatres during the holidays?
Posted: 10/12/13 at 06:24pm
This thread is racist.
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TheLadyoftheWood
Leading Actor
joined:3/21/10
Dark theatres during the holidays?
Posted: 10/12/13 at 09:16pm

Updated On: 10/12/13 at 09:16 PM
ivandixon2
Swing
joined:9/8/13
Dark theatres during the holidays?
Posted: 10/12/13 at 09:31pm
I'm not sure if the last two posters are serious. The term "dark theatres" has been around forever and has always meant closed. I apologize if I offended anyone.
TheGingerBreadMan
Broadway Star
joined:12/7/12
Dark theatres during the holidays?
Posted: 10/12/13 at 09:44pm
Ivan - they are just being snarky. You haven't been on this board long, so consider this your warning. There is lots of snarkiness, sarcasm, and bitchiness here.
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bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Dark theatres during the holidays?
Posted: 10/12/13 at 10:23pm
Memphis and The Color Purple have return engagements for the holidays...
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PTOPhan
Featured Actor
joined:6/5/12
Dark theatres during the holidays?
Posted: 10/13/13 at 12:47am
I'm sure the "racism" comments were jokes -- "dark theater" is indeed a term for one that doesn't have a show or, if I'm not mistaken, a day when there is no performance.

I'm sure our resident snarkmeisters would have a ball with "dark humor" and "black humor," meaning grim humor. And I shudder to think how they'd respond to a discussion of the evolutionary changes from homo erectus to homo sapiens...
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