Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows

Phantom4ever
Featured Actor
joined:9/17/07
Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 12/2/13 at 07:02pm
I noticed that Hedwig will have Saturday performances at 7 and 10pm. Anyone know offhand of any Broadway or off-Broadway Saturday evening shows that would be done in time to catch the 10pm Hedwig?
broadwaydevil
Broadway Legend
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Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 12/2/13 at 07:41pm
Only show I can think of would be After Midnight. First date would be possible too but it'll be closed before Hedwig opens.
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winston89
Broadway Legend
joined:6/18/06
Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 12/2/13 at 09:21pm
I'd have to say anything that's a one act. Most two act shows get out at around 10:15-10:30ish.
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stevenycguy
Leading Actor
joined:12/7/05
Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 12/2/13 at 10:53pm
I enjoy the earlier 7:30pm off-Broadway Saturday curtains at Playwrights Horizons (4th floor theater), Barrow Street, and Roundabout (Laura Pels).
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
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Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 12/2/13 at 11:06pm
also, does anyone know why they're only doing 7 shows a week??
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Sutton Ross
Broadway Star
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Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 12/2/13 at 11:26pm
I'm thinking because the major draw is NPH, and he wants to be able to do each and every performance. Seven performances seems pretty doable.
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gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 12/3/13 at 12:19am
A lot of concerts at 54 below start and 7, 8, and 9 You would be out in time to make an 11 o'clock.
rosscoe(au)
Broadway Legend
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Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 12/3/13 at 09:25am
^
But if he was out at 11.00, and the shows starts at 10.00, you see where I am going here?
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mamaleh
Broadway Star
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Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 12/3/13 at 09:40am
So much for Harris' LES MIZ film-related snide remark on the most recent Tonys telecast: "WE do it live eight times a week." Riiiight. And someone should remind him that he hasn't done multiple--let alone eight--performances a week in a musical since ASSASSINS nearly a decade ago. Some "we."

Updated On: 12/3/13 at 09:40 AM
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 12/3/13 at 11:42am
Riiiight. And someone should remind him that he hasn't done multiple--let alone eight--performances a week in a musical since ASSASSINS nearly a decade ago. Some "we."

Yes, he has actually. Just not in New York.
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gleek4114
Broadway Star
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Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 12/3/13 at 12:35pm
Sorry! For some reason I had a brain fart and thought I read 11 :)
mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 12/4/13 at 09:54am
I'm curious. What shows had he done in sit-down productions even of limited-run length? I don't think I've read about any on the west coast.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Star
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Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 12/4/13 at 03:18pm
Tick, tick... BOOM! and All My Sons. All My Sons played in LA.

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Updated On: 12/4/13 at 03:18 PM
gabbym
Swing
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Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 12/4/13 at 03:20pm
Most off-Broadway shows do the same schedule. So if you see an off B'way show, you can still make the 10pm Hedwig on B'way
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
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Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 12/4/13 at 03:23pm
"So much for Harris' LES MIZ film-related snide remark on the most recent Tonys telecast..."

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Hairspray0901
Understudy
joined:12/29/08
Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 4/6/14 at 07:49pm
So, the other day I was looking up tickets to Hedwig and I saw they are doing 10pm on Saturday's. I was wondering if anyone knew the reasoning for this, if any? I've never heard of a show starting a performance so late before (I know it's only 95 minutes) so I was curious if there was any reason or, just to maybe be different?
macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 4/6/14 at 07:52pm
Because it's Hegwig!
Sutton Ross
Broadway Star
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Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 4/6/14 at 07:58pm
Or Hedwig!
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Eris0303
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Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 4/6/14 at 08:00pm
Apparently, the 10pm show is going to be a little "raunchier" and I would imagine they don't want people to bring their kids to see "that guy from How I Met Your Mother".

Also, a show like Hedwig just seems like something you'd see later. I think it works for the concept.
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ShakinBaconGirl
Understudy
joined:3/25/14
Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 4/6/14 at 08:06pm
"So much for Harris' LES MIZ film-related snide remark on the most recent Tonys telecast: "WE do it live eight times a week." Riiiight. And someone should remind him that he hasn't done multiple--let alone eight--performances a week in a musical since ASSASSINS nearly a decade ago. Some "we.""

Thanks for the input, Tom Hooper.
Hairspray0901
Understudy
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Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 4/6/14 at 08:09pm
Eris0303 - oh ok, makes sense. thanks! :)
Sutton Ross
Broadway Star
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Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 4/6/14 at 08:34pm
This isn't a kids show though, so I doubt that's the reason. It just makes sense at 10pm, it makes it fun.
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Jane2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/13/04
Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 4/6/14 at 08:56pm
We had a late show at the Jane. Yes, it was a raunchier, drunker, druggier crowd and it was more of a party atmosphere. Also - casts of other shows who got out of their 7 or 8 pm show were able to come. The cast of Phantom came every week. They were big Hedheads.
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Scarywarhol
Broadway Legend
joined:10/1/04
Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 4/6/14 at 09:05pm
The joke, which was probably not his, still holds pretty true if he's doing 87.5% of 8 shows a week.
haterobics
Broadway Star
joined:3/29/14
Hedwig 10pm Saturday shows
Posted: 4/7/14 at 02:35am
"Harris has also managed to persuade his producers to skip the traditional Wednesday matinee, adding a late night show to Saturday instead. “What I didn’t want is to do a matinee and 20 minutes in, have whole groups of people getting up, turning down their hearing aids, and walking out,” he says. “That would distress me, because part of Hedwig is Iggy Pop in all of his ****ed-up glory. So I’m looking forward to squatting down in front of the first row and having people spit in my mouth. It’s that kind of show. I’m anxious, one night, to fall backwards and be led on my back by people with their hands outstretched.” He pauses. “I don’t think that will ever happen, but that’s the vibe I’m looking for — that’s the vibe I have to embrace. I don’t ****ing care — you gotta go to a nasty place.”"
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