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RW3
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/13
R+J Extended
Posted: 11/19/13 at 08:19pm
Wait, I thought they were selling tickets into January???? And its doing well enough for an extension??????
n-Broadway-20131119>http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/ROMEO-AND-JULIET-Starring-Orlando-Bloom-and-Condola-Rashad-Extends-Through-December-n-Broadway-20131119
Matt Rogers
Broadway Star
joined:10/4/04
R+J Extended
Posted: 11/19/13 at 08:22pm
I thought it was doing pretty poorly at the box office.
Emmaloucbway
Broadway Star
joined:10/16/11
R+J Extended
Posted: 11/19/13 at 09:02pm
According to the Broadway grosses it only reached 38% capacity last week.
madlibrarian
Broadway Star
joined:8/15/06
R+J Extended
Posted: 11/19/13 at 09:06pm
Yes, R&J has been selling tix thru January 12. So this "extension" is actually an early closing!

Just when you thought advertising couldn't get any more, er, inaccurate.
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
R+J Extended
Posted: 11/19/13 at 09:28pm
Just an error by BWW. It's closing Dec. 8 instead of running until January 12.


ROMEO + JULIET CLOSING DEC. 8
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
bwaylyric
Broadway Star
joined:10/22/03
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Posted: 11/19/13 at 09:44pm
Talk about BWW spin!
Wayman_Wong
Broadway Star
joined:4/22/04
R+J Extended
Posted: 11/20/13 at 02:24pm
It's not a BWW error or spin. It looks like BWW just printed the show's press release, which chose to ignore Jan. 12, and was hoping people wouldn't realize 'Romeo' is actually closing early. As late as last night, the show's website still listed the holiday schedules for the Christmas and New Year's weeks, often the most lucrative times of the year. Based on the faltering box office, one can only assume the producers decided to cut their losses.
promisespromises2
Broadway Star
joined:5/23/13
R+J Extended
Posted: 11/20/13 at 02:58pm
I went on Sunday, and I don't know if it was because we went to the matinee on a Sunday or what, but I've never seen so many empty seats in a theatre before. I'm talking about at least 3-4 rows of empties.
Jay Lerner-Z
Broadway Legend
joined:4/4/11
R+J Extended
Posted: 11/20/13 at 03:03pm
I'm sure it's obvious to some, but was it really too much trouble to type "omeo" and "uliet"?
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
R+J Extended
Posted: 11/20/13 at 04:32pm
Not a shock. When all the fan girls of Orlando went away, they weren't left with anything. The Classic Stage Company production was so much better, and the cast choices actually made sense. Meaning, there wasn't a 40 year old playing Romeo, a teenager's part. Yikes. I don't see New York theater for actors from Hollywood. How silly.
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RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
R+J Extended
Posted: 11/20/13 at 11:50pm
Is it worth seeing with a rush ticket?
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
R+J Extended
Posted: 11/21/13 at 12:17am
Worth what exactly? Your time? Nah.
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Melissa25
Stand-by
joined:5/20/12
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Posted: 11/21/13 at 07:14am
^ "omeo and uliet"

LOL. For a second I thought I needed to borrow Billy Crystal's grandfather's hearing aid.
eperkins
Leading Actor
joined:5/21/07
R+J Extended
Posted: 11/21/13 at 02:03pm
I thought the set was worth the price of a TDF ticket.