The Realistic Joneses

theaterfan862
Featured Actor
joined:5/10/10
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/13/14 at 04:02pm
I am so excited about this! Does anyone have a guess to what theater it will take since previews are suppose to start in March?

broadwaybelter
Broadway Legend
joined:11/26/04
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/13/14 at 04:16pm
One must truly marvel at the fact that this play is making the move. It must be noted, this play is a VERY acquired taste, as most of Will Eno's plays tend to be. I suppose we shall see how this fares in a commercial venue.
supersam1026
Leading Actor
joined:5/15/07
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/13/14 at 04:24pm
I think the only potential theaters are the Cort, Walter Kerr, or Lyceum. However, the Cort has No Man's Land/ Godot until March 30 which wouldn't work with the April 6 opening. Gentlemans Guide seems to have settled nicely into the Kerr. My bet is for the Lyceum after seeing this weeks numbers. Does anyone have other guesses?
frogs_fan85
Broadway Legend
joined:12/3/05
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/13/14 at 04:31pm
The article says a Shubert theater, so that eliminates the Walter Kerr... I'm with supersam, most likely the Lyceum unless an announced incoming production falls through.

ETA- In response to the below, the Cort is occupied until March 30th and REALISTIC JONESES is slated to start previews in mid-March. HEDWIG... has the Belasco after the Shakespeare repertory.
Updated On: 1/13/14 at 04:31 PM
broadwaybelter
Broadway Legend
joined:11/26/04
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/13/14 at 04:39pm
Either the Lyceum or the Belasco (once Twelfth Night/Richard III closes on Feb 16). Apparently, the Cort is taken by another show.

Updated On: 1/13/14 at 04:39 PM
Sauja
Broadway Star
joined:1/7/07
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/13/14 at 04:42pm
It has to be the Lyceum unless that find a way to squeeze it into the Cort in a week or two after No Man's Land/Godot close. But that seems extremely unlikely.

Looking through the list of Shubert theaters and grosses, I was peeking at Chicago's numbers. I wonder if that could possibly be winding down its run in the next year. It is still consistent, but I wonder if grosses might be dipping low enough that they'll roll the dice on getting a higher earner in there.
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Sauja
Broadway Star
joined:1/7/07
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/13/14 at 04:43pm
BroadwayBelter, the Belasco has Hedwig coming in. So if the Cort is booked as well, we should expect a Jplin closing notice soon.
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broadwaybelter
Broadway Legend
joined:11/26/04
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/13/14 at 04:47pm
Ah, totally forgot about that! Looks like it's going to be the Lyceum.
ethan231h
Featured Actor
joined:5/5/11
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/13/14 at 05:46pm
it is probably the Lyceum Theatre and the Walter kerr Theatre is not by the Shubert organization.
PianoMann
Leading Actor
joined:5/12/11
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/13/14 at 08:17pm
I really cannot wait to see this cast together, especially Letts' return to the stage!

Can't wait for April!
ryandl15
Swing
joined:12/21/11
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/13/14 at 09:32pm
I would say the Lyceum as well too...that crunch into the Cort doesn't seem feasible.
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/13/14 at 10:39pm
Letts hasnt been gone long enough to have a "return". Woolf only closed last March.
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PianoMann
Leading Actor
joined:5/12/11
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/13/14 at 10:42pm
Letts hasnt been gone long enough to have a "return". Woolf only closed last March.

He finished Woolf, did a season of Homeland, and is coming back to Broadway, i.e. he's returning.

It's not a decades-in-the-making homecoming, but I'm thrilled to see him on stage again. It's a sentiment, I'm not concerned with the semantics.

Updated On: 1/13/14 at 10:42 PM
Blockhead24
Broadway Legend
joined:8/20/09
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/13/14 at 11:18pm
Totally agreed PianoMann. Can't wait to see him onstage again!
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AntV
Featured Actor
joined:12/23/12
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/13/14 at 11:23pm
You would think if it is definitely planning on taking the Lyceum they would've just posted the Joplin closing notice already. Possibly Joplin is cheap enough to run that it's still making money? Maybe Mothers & Sons or Velocity of Autumn might fall through? Maybe they are waiting to see how Bridges does?
theatreguy
Broadway Legend
joined:7/31/03
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/14/14 at 12:13am
Or the producers of Janis Joplin are waiting until tomorrow so they can tell their cast and crew in person before making the announcement.
FishermanBob
Broadway Star
joined:7/9/12
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/14/14 at 12:43am
Or they don't need a theater until late February and there is no need to post a notice 6 weeks ahead of time.
ryankon
Swing
joined:9/6/11
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/14/14 at 01:03am
Agreed. Having seen it out of town I am mystified as to its appeal. I thought it was slim and annoyingly self conscious. I confess, though, the cast is impressive.
musicalfool
Chorus Member
joined:4/5/13
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/14/14 at 10:02am
I don't know much about the story other than what was in the New York Times review, but the cast is fantastic. It's a shame Parker Posey won't come with it, but if it means Toni Colette comes back to Broadway, I'm ok with it! :)
jeffmiele
Broadway Star
joined:11/6/07
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/14/14 at 10:15am
Based on what people are saying and descriptions I've read is this play kind of like DETROIT?
broadwaybelter
Broadway Legend
joined:11/26/04
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 1/14/14 at 03:26pm
@jeffmiele, JONESES is nothing like DETROIT, in any way. Tonally and stylistically, the play teeters on absurdity/hyper-realism. Whereas, in Detroit, the play is much more conventional with a (mostly) accessible plot line and characters.
GreasedLightning
Stand-by
joined:2/11/14
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 3/12/14 at 06:55pm
Previews start tomorrow!

Rush announced: $35 general rush, two per person.

Rush release
PianoMann
Leading Actor
joined:5/12/11
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 3/12/14 at 07:59pm
I'm so excited for this, and thrilled they have announced a rush!

Is anyone going to the first preview tomorrow? Can't wait to hear the details.
bstoll1
Understudy
joined:9/27/13
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 3/13/14 at 01:30am
I saw the dress rehearsal and it was very good. If you're a fan of Seinfeld and/or observational humor you'll enjoy this show.
brettarnett
Stand-by
joined:5/2/09
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 3/13/14 at 02:52am
I am seeing it next week! Super excited. Very interested it see how it is, since almost nothing has been stated about the plot. But I am interested to go into a play completed fresh as I haven't done that in a very long time.
MillieDillmount
Broadway Star
joined:7/14/03
The Realistic Joneses
Posted: 3/13/14 at 03:49am
I am going to rush this show tomorrow! Super excited they finally announced it! This show just seems really interesting. Plus, not gonna lie, I am really excited to see Michael C Hall in this! I binge watched Dexter a couple of months ago, and now I'm a little obsessed. Can't wait!
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