Will Mothers and Sons extend?

Will3700
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joined:5/6/13
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/10/14 at 06:49pm
I will be in NYC on June 25th thru July3rd and have 7 shows lined up to see.But I really had my heart set on seeing Mothers and Sons but it appears it ends June8.Does anyone know if it will extend or even how long I should hold my only open night before I buy tickets to something else? thanks
egnarotsew
Stand-by
joined:5/17/11
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/10/14 at 07:26pm
The twitter account says it's open-ended.

Updated On: 2/10/14 at 07:26 PM
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/10/14 at 07:35pm
It obviously depends on the popularity of it. Wait for it to open and check around April.
Four Simple Rules for Attending the Theater 1. This is a nice night out. Dress accordingly. Like, no sweatpants. 2. When you enter the theater, turn off your phone. All issues with phones will be avoided this way, & you won't be verbally accosted by the cast, crew, & other patrons. 3. I did not pay dollas to hear you talk or sing. I paid dollas to see & hear gorgeous men like Norm Lewis, Ramin Karimloo & Joshua Henry. 4. Unless you have medical issues, don't eat. The wrappers are loud, & your disgusting munching is even louder. You aren't at the movies or a barn dance, baby.
Matt Rogers
Broadway Star
joined:10/4/04
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/10/14 at 08:58pm
The out of town reviews I read say that it is around 80 or so minutes long, which means that most people will be paying more than a dollar a minute. I'll only see this if I can scrape up a very deeply discounted seat. The flyer I got offering a discounted ticket priced at $99.00 ain't cutting it.
ClydeBarrow
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joined:6/20/12
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/10/14 at 09:02pm
Tickets might only be on sale through June 8 but it doesn't appear to say it's closing then. It is currently February and the show hasn't even started previews yet. I don't know how you think we could predict this. Maybe consider contacting Miss Cleo.
"Pardon my prior Mcfee slip. I know how to spell her name. I just don't know how to type it." -Talulah
oasisjeff
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joined:11/15/07
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/11/14 at 11:12am
"The out of town reviews I read say that it is around 80 or so minutes long, which means that most people will be paying more than a dollar a minute. I'll only see this if I can scrape up a very deeply discounted seat. The flyer I got offering a discounted ticket priced at $99.00 ain't cutting it."

I agree. They should add an unnecessary 20 minutes that makes the play seem overly long just to get us under the $1/min mark.
Now t/d/b/a haterobics on here.
ClydeBarrow
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Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/11/14 at 11:19am
COMMONS OF PENSACOLA tickets were $105 each and the play was only about 80 mins long. Can you believe what a horrible deal that was? Luckily it didn't start til about 10 after so we got a little bit more for our money.
"Pardon my prior Mcfee slip. I know how to spell her name. I just don't know how to type it." -Talulah
AC126748
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Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/11/14 at 03:51pm
Maybe Tyne Daly will come out after the curtain call and sings "Rose's Turn," complete with striptease, to balance the obviously ridiculous cost-to-running-time ratio.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
FishermanBob
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joined:7/9/12
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/11/14 at 04:50pm
"The out of town reviews I read say that it is around 80 or so minutes long, which means that most people will be paying more than a dollar a minute."


Right on.

Can't tell you how many times I've been to a play that ended 4-6 minutes earlier than it's announced running time. You gotta know I'm sitting there those extra 4-6 minutes even in an empty theater because no one's gonna cheat me out of what I paid for.

Updated On: 2/11/14 at 04:50 PM
Matt Rogers
Broadway Star
joined:10/4/04
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/11/14 at 07:48pm
Snark on, bitches. Snark on.
Dollypop
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/11/14 at 08:48pm
A friend of mine is in the production and he tells me that the original musical numbers they're adding will lengthen the playing time by 390 mins or so,
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
Matt Rogers
Broadway Star
joined:10/4/04
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/11/14 at 09:51pm
Yeah and a frIend of mine told me that there is a select group of nasty, sarcastic snarky bitches on various Broadway message boards, who, when they have no legitimate comments or concerns, just like to see themselves in print and compete for the Biggest Broadway Bitch Award.

Well, I say you're all winners.
FishermanBob
Broadway Legend
joined:7/9/12
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/11/14 at 10:03pm
OK Matt, would you rather people cut the snark and sarcasm and just tell you straight that suggesting a production cannot justify charging more than a dollar per minute of running time and that its value and worth as a piece of theater is related to its length is a breathtakingly ignorant comment? Better?
Liza's Headband
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/13
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/11/14 at 10:03pm
Matt, why do you post here if that's how you feel about this message board, then? For your own personal happiness let me suggest that you move on from this board. There are plenty out there.
Updated On: 2/11/14 at 10:03 PM
Ed_Mottershead
Broadway Legend
joined:10/20/05
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/11/14 at 10:41pm
IMO, whether a play is short or long has no impact on whether it's good or bad. A ten-minute play that stinks can seem like an eternity and a 3+-hour show can seem like 5 minutes if it's really good. I don't judge the quality of a work by its length. It appears that the days of a double bill are mostly a thing of the past, so take your pick. Just my thought.
BroadwayEd
Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/11/14 at 10:56pm
Matt, I got my ticket for $55 so...everything will work out for you just fine.
Four Simple Rules for Attending the Theater 1. This is a nice night out. Dress accordingly. Like, no sweatpants. 2. When you enter the theater, turn off your phone. All issues with phones will be avoided this way, & you won't be verbally accosted by the cast, crew, & other patrons. 3. I did not pay dollas to hear you talk or sing. I paid dollas to see & hear gorgeous men like Norm Lewis, Ramin Karimloo & Joshua Henry. 4. Unless you have medical issues, don't eat. The wrappers are loud, & your disgusting munching is even louder. You aren't at the movies or a barn dance, baby.
Matt Rogers
Broadway Star
joined:10/4/04
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/11/14 at 10:59pm
Dear Disgusting Headband....No one was talking to you. You are one of the biggest disgraces I have ever had the displeasure to encounter on any message board. You shoot out your zippy little zingers and then when someone calls you on your trollish ways, you turn into a little bitch crybaby and report them. You are an absolute disgusting hag who has been here less than a year and has somehow racked up enough messages to become a "broadway legend". Hysterical. If hysterical means you have no life. Get one, you troll, and stop private messaging me.
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/11/14 at 11:11pm
So, you're saying it's not snarky to question the worth of the show solely by its running time? That seemed to be the introduction of the snark in this thread to me.
Now t/d/b/a haterobics on here.
Matt Rogers
Broadway Star
joined:10/4/04
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/11/14 at 11:23pm
Selling an 80 minute play for a hundred and thirty seven dollars is the height of arrogance to me. Terrence McNally is a great writer and his many full length plays prove it. If he wants to write a one act, fine. But to sell this as a full evening of theatre is a little cheeky, and I know it's not him. It's his producers.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/11/14 at 11:45pm
Yes, it's pretty ridiculous, but Broadway is a business that's becoming pretty elitist. I don't think it will get any better soon, that's just how it is. I got pretty inexpensive seats for the show though, if you wanted the promo code.
Four Simple Rules for Attending the Theater 1. This is a nice night out. Dress accordingly. Like, no sweatpants. 2. When you enter the theater, turn off your phone. All issues with phones will be avoided this way, & you won't be verbally accosted by the cast, crew, & other patrons. 3. I did not pay dollas to hear you talk or sing. I paid dollas to see & hear gorgeous men like Norm Lewis, Ramin Karimloo & Joshua Henry. 4. Unless you have medical issues, don't eat. The wrappers are loud, & your disgusting munching is even louder. You aren't at the movies or a barn dance, baby.
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/12/14 at 10:49am
"But to sell this as a full evening of theatre is a little cheeky"

Since when does a play have to be two acts and 2+ hours to be considered a "full play" and a "full evening of theatre"? You have some serious issues. Perhaps you should go to the opera instead. I've heard some of those are 5+ hours. Think of the cost per minute there!!!
"Pardon my prior Mcfee slip. I know how to spell her name. I just don't know how to type it." -Talulah
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/12/14 at 10:55am
Wow, that meltdown...JUST WOW!
Will3700
Chorus Member
joined:5/6/13
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/12/14 at 10:55am
Thanks guys for all the responses. I understand the prices of all Broadway shows have risen,but for someone living in Texas who only gets to New York every year or two,that isn't a reason not to see a show.I envy all you guys close enough to go all the time and if I lived there then ticket prices would definetly be an issue.Again if anyone finds out about an etention to June 26 please let me know. I'm kind of impatient so telling me to wait til April is a tough pill to swallow.lol
FishermanBob
Broadway Legend
joined:7/9/12
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/12/14 at 12:19pm
Will, as someone mentioned, it is listed as an open run which means they are not going to "announce" an extension since they didn't announce a closing date. Tickets are on sale through June 8. That doesn't mean that's when it's going to close. It could run far beyond that date or it could close in April or May if it's not doing well. No one on this board controls when they will put a new block of tickets on sale for dates beyond June 8. Rather than waiting for someone to tell you something, just keep checking the Telecharge site for the show and if/when you see the "on sale through" date change to a later date, that's when you'll know.
Phantom of London
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joined:3/26/08
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/12/14 at 12:31pm
Great one for the out of towners to catch the Saturday 8pm show, then time for a skinny latte then hit the ground running and see the 10pm showing of Hedwig and the Angry Itch.
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Matt Rogers
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joined:10/4/04
Will Mothers and Sons extend?
Posted: 2/12/14 at 07:22pm
Excellent point. Maybe the producers should get together and do some sort of combo special. Seriously, that could be beneficial to both shows.

And sorry guys (except the evil headband). I just have a personal issue with this trend of almost every new play being 90 minutes or less. It speaks to me of the lack of attention spans in modern audiences. I know most if you adore it. Get in, get out, go home. But if I am paying Broadway prices, it feels to me a bit less of an experience if I'm rushed to my seat, rushed through a little play-let, and rushed out the door.

And most of these 80 or 90 minute plays are so slight that it is a wonder they got produced in the first place.

Obviously, there are exceptions. DOUBT is the one that springs instantly to my mind. That was brilliant theatre and it felt like a fully realized play in 90 fast paced minutes. I can't think of too many others that have felt like anything but lazy playwriting, although I am sure you will all dive bomb me with perfect examples of why I am incorrect.

Maybe Mothers and Sons is brilliant and will win the Tony and the Pulitzer, but I'm so weary of these lazy one acts that I'm sitting this one out for the time being.

That's just me. I hope those who attend will enjoy it.

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