THE RIVER to offer

WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
http://nypost.com/2014/05/08/hugh-jackman-downsizes-in-next-broadway-show/

Of course, to make the show financially viable in a small theater, Friedman’s going to have to charge premium prices. But, she says, “We are not going to go bonkers.” And she says there will be at least 40 or 50 seats a night priced at $35, an idea Jackman endorsed immediately. “Anybody can see this play, if you work at it a little bit,” she says

I hope this actually happens. And I hope they're available in advance!
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Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 12:18pm
Considering her quote, I'd say not so much in regard to advance tickets.
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.
PlayItAgain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/8/11
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 05:10pm
" if you work at it a little bit,”

meaning rush it in the morning.
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 05:11pm
Meaning camp out the night before.
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justoldbill
Broadway Star
joined:10/17/07
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 09:11pm
It will be interesting to see how long the pricing schedule will last. When LADY DAY first opened, patrons at the table seats received a complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling water. Not for long. The ticket prices haven't dropped, but now you don't even get tap water in a Dixie cup.
Well-well-well-what-do-you-think-of-that-I-have-nothing-here-to-pay-my-train-fare-with-only-large-bills-fives-and-sevens....
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 09:18pm
Huh? I went to Lady Day a few days ago, and I was at a table, and enjoyed champagne and sparkling water along with the rest of my table....
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.
jo
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
THE RIVER to offer
Posted: 5/13/14 at 01:40am
Wouldn't this configuration of CITS be more suitable to the theme of the play, i.e., the intimacy and the sense of mystery that is at the heart of THE RIVER --

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ5dxv_IxbCBkpuGNCpda2Xbnyc_ZbxpzEj97Lfi2pG1DuYg-Ty8A

If they use this theatre configuration, even the rush seats will have a fairly good view.


Updated On: 5/13/14 at 01:40 AM
allthingsbroadway2
Swing
joined:11/21/13
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Posted: 5/13/14 at 11:01am
Um, that's not true at all. Everyone at a table gets champagne and sparkling water.
hotjohn
Broadway Legend
joined:3/14/08
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Posted: 5/13/14 at 04:44pm
I needed hard liquor to get through Lady Day!
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
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Posted: 5/14/14 at 11:22am
I love this theater, and glad it will have a hit on its hands. It doesn't have great curb appeal though. I guess they can plaster a huge picture of Jackman's face on the side of the theater, or maybe they'll go for the Audra approach and just have a picture of Jackman instead of "The River."
Rainbowhigh23
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/12
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Posted: 5/17/14 at 05:07pm
Another show to pre-order on Audience Rewards! I just learned that Cush Jumbo, the original Marc Antony from the Donmar's Julius Caesar, will be in this production. That should guarantee a sell out.
No Leg Room
Swing
joined:12/5/11
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Posted: 5/18/14 at 02:38pm
Three character play lasting 80 minutes. One man,two woman,one dead fish,one cabin there you got it.