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How movie versions affect Broadway ticket sales (Jersey Boys)

StreetlightSerenader
Swing
joined:5/20/14
With the Jersey Boys movie coming out next month, I've been looking for info on how ticket sales for Broadway shows are affected when movie versions are released. Looks like an article on that topic was posted today. Seems like over the last dozen years (since Chicago the movie was released), it's been mostly good news, even if the movie adaptation was lacking. I think the article goes a little too in-depth, but definitely worth the read! See the link below:
Can Broadway’s ‘Jersey Boys’ Expect a Movie Buzz Business Boost?
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Playbilly
Broadway Legend
joined:3/30/12
Lately, it seems, the more popular the movie, the more likely for the show to close. CHICAGO being the exception. Poorly received movies of ROCK OF AGES, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA allow the shows to chug along.
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Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
I remember at the end of Grease, they played a commercial for the Broadway show. That was cool. The show ran another two years after the movie (but it was a cheap show to run so maybe the movie didn't do anything for it).
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Mr. Nowack
Broadway Legend
joined:2/2/14
Didn't ANNIE close right around the same time the first movie came out? I don't know if it was directly related, but that movie certainly wouldn't make me inclined to see the show.
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Anthony Fremont
Stand-by
joined:6/16/10
It's not strictly a movie version, but didn't Titanic enjoy a good box office due to interest spurred by the movie?
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EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
Playbilly, I'd argue that somewhat. Certainly Mamma Mia, at least, should be counted along with Chicago in the hit movie, show remains a hit category. It does seem like producers are a bit less scared than they used to be about making movies of still running shows (*a bit*.)

Nowack, I believe the show producers knew Annie was pretty much near the end of its Broadway run by the time the movie was in full production.
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Princeton Returns
Broadway Legend
joined:12/2/10
Les Miserables in London has had a massive box office boost since the movie. Id say overall they have a positive affect, also help sell shows when on tour
South Florida
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/08
"Les Miserables in London has had a massive box office boost since the movie. Id say overall they have a positive affect, also help sell shows when on tour"

Maybe it's the fans running to the theater to get the stain of the movie out of their heads.
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Jeffrey Karasarides
Broadway Star
joined:11/27/11
"Maybe it's the fans running to the theater to get the stain of the movie out of their heads."

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