CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015

ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 12:12pm
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.
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 12:19pm
Not surprising. I wonder if Roundabout will increase prices some more.
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 12:20pm
I am sure Roundabout is planning on this running for quite a while. There's a whole list of new "names" who they can get for Sally now.
#sadandtransparent
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 12:21pm
They renovated the theater. They were never planning on this running any less than 5 years. I do hope NPH will do it again at some point.
JBroadway
Leading Actor
joined:4/6/12
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 12:22pm
YES! That makes me very happy! I was really sad that I missed it on my most recent new york trip!
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 12:36pm
I'm also a bit curious how this is going to affect their subscription season. Two of their three Broadway theatres will be out of discussion.
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 12:41pm
^ this is the main reason why I cancelled my subscription long ago. They tie up their Broadway houses with long commercial runs, and (unlike, say, Lincoln Center) almost never take the step of renting other theatres on Broadway to fill out their seasons.

Well, that and a lot of their productions are just flat-out terrible.
"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
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 12:47pm
They're faced with the fact that the entire subscription model their company is based on is no longer viable. Things like Cabaret are easier, safer money. But they can't be both a theatre owner like Jujamacyn AND a nonprofit seasonal theatre company like Lincoln Center.
Brian07663NJ
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 12:49pm
Agree with Kad. From a business perspective if you have a hit and butts in the seats with a line of more butts wanting seats then why pray that subscribers will subscribe?

No brainer!
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AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 12:53pm
But, as Kad said in his post, they can't really be both a landlord (and tie up their theatres for years) and administrate a successful subscription company. If it's all about the money, then it's all about the money--but that means it's also time to change their model.

"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
Updated On: 4/24/14 at 12:53 PM
frogs_fan85
Broadway Legend
joined:12/3/05
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 12:56pm
Kad, just let Todd have his cake and eat it too.
jonartdesigns
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/04
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 01:07pm
Roundabout seems to do a lot better with musicals than it does with plays as of late. They theoretically could keep the american airlines theater non-profit and just use the other 2 musical friendly houses for flat out commercial runs.
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Jonwo
Broadway Legend
joined:3/16/06
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 01:13pm
Its clear Cabaret was only brought back to fill the coffers since the shows at the American Airlines aren't pulling in audiences, I imagine they're making some money from renting out the Sondheim to Beautiful but financially I think they should let someone like Jujamcym or the Shuberts take it over and just have The American Airlines and Studio 54 on Broadway and the Laura Pels and Black Box off Broadway,
ray-andallthatjazz86
Broadway Legend
joined:8/2/05
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 02:19pm
Does anyone know if Michelle Williams is staying with it through the year, or will she be out after the 6 month mark? I missed her a couple weeks ago when I was in the city and would love to go back to the show to see her.
"Some people can thrive and bloom living life in a living room, that's perfect for some people of one hundred and five. But I at least gotta try, when I think of all the sights that I gotta see, all the places I gotta play, all the things that I gotta be at"
Play Esq.
Broadway Star
joined:7/10/09
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 02:25pm
^or Cumming for that matter.
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 02:26pm
Musicals are absolutely the thing that keeps Roundabout going, since they did She Loves Me in the early 90s. The bulk of their awards prestige comes from musicals. The bulk of their draw are musicals. Even a well-received season (and this has been their best-reviewed season in years) needs a tentpole musical production now. People don't have much interest in whatever script they blow the dust off of, regardless of how well it's received. They can't keep producing seasons they can't break even on.

The company needs drastic restructuring and re-assessment- and new leadership. They can't be saved with cash cow Cabaret. It's just plugging a hole.
Jonwo
Broadway Legend
joined:3/16/06
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 02:56pm
A new artistic director is a must, Todd Haimes's been there too long and I think new blood would be beneficial in the long run. Even the upcoming plays like The Real Thing and Noises Off seems like a safe choice.
east side story
Leading Actor
joined:4/21/11
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 02:58pm
I cannot imagine Williams staying with the show for too long, let alone through January. She has a strong film career that is currently on the back burner.

And I co-sign the idea that Haimes needs to step down.
Scarywarhol
Broadway Legend
joined:10/1/04
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 03:09pm
The fact that Haimes is still there would be hilarious if it were just a little less sad.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 03:11pm
But if he's not there any longer does that mean we won't get anymore plays that take place in a big living room????
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 03:18pm
so happy!
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 03:25pm
Can anyone remember a show that was revived and the star of the revival is starring again in a 2 nd revival?
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
Liza's Headband
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/13
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 03:48pm
From what I understand, when Haimes renegotiated his employment package several years back he was guaranteed something like an additional 3.5 million dollars (paid out over three years) if or when he is terminated. Not suggesting that is the deciding factor here but surely it plays a small role in their consideration.

I also imagine we are not privy to the messy politics of Roundabout. An organization with that kind of cash flow and Board contingency/involvement is going to be influenced by the politics of its leadership and governance, which really shouldn't be the case but is. And that's dangerous.
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Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 03:52pm
I've always heard that Haimes is more Machiavellian than his milquetoast demeanor lets on.

Updated On: 4/24/14 at 03:52 PM
Liza's Headband
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/13
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 03:58pm
Ohhh, I am sure Kad. I'm sure. He has too much to lose not to be. He's undoubtedly pulling the strings.
It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,' but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies. - Mike Royko, Columnist & Pulitzer Prize winner
pacificnorthwest
Stand-by
joined:5/29/03
CABARET extends through Jan. 4, 2015
Posted: 4/24/14 at 04:55pm
How long is Alan Cummings expected to stay?

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