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Bullets, If/Then, Rocky in trouble

Goldenboy2
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Posted: 6/4/14 at 03:27pm
I don't like to kick around rumors cause that's not the cool thing to do. However I hear that these shows are having trouble filling the seats and my be in trouble. Any thoughts or facts that support or debunk these rumors?
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fingerlakessinger
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joined:11/18/10
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Posted: 6/4/14 at 03:31pm
Well IF/THEN has been pulling in pretty decent numbers. There has been a slight downfall but an average of $900,000 is not too bad for a musical
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WOSQ
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joined:7/18/03
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Posted: 6/4/14 at 03:45pm
Yes, all three shows took a box office hit last week and are likely to take another this week. But if you look at all the shows' grosses, every show took a drop last week even the big hits (which simply means fewer premium seats were sold). The trend right now is down and will probably remain so for a couple more weeks until tourist season kicks in. Right now there are graduations, end of the school year, weddings and other seasonal events competing for the theatre-goer's time and money.

Also we don't know what the advance sales are.

Of the three Rocky is just that, rocky, but the other two seem okay for the moment.

I would much rather worry about Mothers and Sons which probably has not broken even since it began. The gross has sagged badly into the mid-100s. If it doesn't win Sunday the run could be cut short.
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Wayman_Wong
Broadway Star
joined:4/22/04
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Posted: 6/4/14 at 04:05pm
'I don't like to kick around rumors ...'

So if you truly don't like it, why do it?

I don't see what's to be gained, other than further kicking a show when it's down.
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PalJoey
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Posted: 6/4/14 at 04:08pm



I don't like to kick around rumors cause that's not the cool thing to do.

You just did.


yr pal,
joey




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haterobics
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joined:3/29/14
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Posted: 6/4/14 at 04:23pm
You don't really need to wonder about rumors regarding this stuff. The weekly grosses are a pretty direct way to measure such things.
Goldenboy2
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joined:12/3/09
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Posted: 6/4/14 at 04:31pm
Wrong. I'm not starting a rumor which is why I asked if there were any facts to support or debunk these rumors. In any case thank you for those who educated me on the slowness of the season. Wishing nothing but those three shows long life.
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haterobics
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Posted: 6/4/14 at 04:53pm
I think a ? in your title may have helped your cause there.
MVintheheartland
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joined:11/19/13
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Posted: 6/4/14 at 05:29pm
I agree with WOSQ-- LOTS of family holidays right now, graduations, anniversaries, Father's Day, school getting out, etc. I bet things pick up in a few weeks.
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FishermanBob
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Posted: 6/4/14 at 08:53pm
"Wrong. I'm not starting a rumor which is why I asked if there were any facts to support or debunk these rumors."

No, you're only spreading them.

I detest threads like this. They are so utterly pointless and worthless and a complete waste of everyone's time.

Updated On: 6/4/14 at 08:53 PM
Goldenboy2
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joined:12/3/09
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Posted: 6/4/14 at 09:26pm
Oh God. Stop being overly sensitive. I asked a question and got intelligent answers. Get over it.
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Everlast85
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joined:5/2/14
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Posted: 6/4/14 at 09:34pm
"However I hear that these shows are having trouble filling the seats and my be in trouble."

Who did you hear this from? Why didn't you just ask them for more information or actually look at the grosses? I mean....
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goldenboy
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joined:7/15/05
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Posted: 6/4/14 at 09:50pm
Wait a minute! I have a sequel?? When did Goldenboy 2 appear. I was told one was enough.
Damn. Please don't confuse me with Goldenboy 2 (no offense Goldenboy 2.. just want to keep it straight... so to speak)
Goldenboy2
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Posted: 6/4/14 at 09:52pm
Hahaaaaaaa! I didn't know there was a golden boy. Glad to meet ya!
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FishermanBob
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Posted: 6/4/14 at 11:30pm
"Oh God. Stop being overly sensitive. I asked a question and got intelligent answers. Get over it."

You're right. I need to come to terms with the fact that not everyone on here is capable of asking meaningful questions and can only spend their time endlessly speculating as to when a show will close or dreamcasting the next revival of Brigadoon. I need to be more tolerant. My bad.
neonlightsxo
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joined:7/29/08
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Posted: 6/5/14 at 09:30am
If/Then is not in trouble. Check your numbers again.
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haterobics
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Posted: 6/5/14 at 10:06am
"Check your numbers again."

I think you could have left off "again," as it implies actions that never happened once.
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JoeKv99
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joined:12/27/04
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Posted: 6/5/14 at 11:10am
We're dreamcasting a Brigadoon revival?
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
TFMH18
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joined:1/10/13
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Posted: 6/5/14 at 04:51pm
If/Then is in no way in the same category financially as the other two. Numbers, unlike message boards, don't lie.
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
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Posted: 6/5/14 at 05:04pm
"Any thoughts or facts that support or debunk these rumors?"

Yes, it's called look at the grosses. You will get the facts you need so you can debunk those pesky rumors.
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devonian.t
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Posted: 6/5/14 at 05:07pm
Can we re-title this thread: "3 shows didn't get great reviews or many award nominations- can we just assume business is bad and they'll probably close?"

Then we'll be able to judge the validity of the information in its correct context.
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Mr Roxy
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joined:5/17/03
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Posted: 6/5/14 at 05:19pm
Once Rocky closes, the Rocky haters can than come out and have a party at a local watering hole celebrating victory in their cause from saving the masses from seeing Rocky. They can than put their tiny heads together and decide which current show deserves their self righteous scorn.

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
Updated On: 6/5/14 at 05:19 PM
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dramamama611
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Posted: 6/5/14 at 05:24pm
And the Rocky lovers can clutch their pearls and cry?

If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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Mr Roxy
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Posted: 6/5/14 at 05:28pm
The defense rests .Condescending remarks such as yours shows I am right. If a show you liked and the critics did not closed prematurely, you would be "clutching your pearls and crying".

I saw it and enjoyed it. You do not agree and I could care less. I love people on the board who basically wet their pants when a favorite of theirs performs and wind up sounding like teenagers who have a crush on that person. Whatever show they are in could be crap but as long as their favorite is in it that is all that matters and the show will be compared to Hamlet.



Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
Updated On: 6/5/14 at 05:28 PM
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haterobics
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Posted: 6/5/14 at 05:48pm
For someone who "could care less," you seem to go on and on about it a lot.

Of course, that does make sense, since you literally just said that you care a lot.

Unless you meant to write you "couldn't care less"?!
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Sutton Ross
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Posted: 6/5/14 at 05:52pm
Roxy, I think you mean you couldn't care less. Saying "I could care less" suggests you still care and could, in fact, care even less.

I thought Rocky blew, you enjoyed it. I respect that. Why you think anyone would have a huge party when it eventually closes though, is beyond me.
Dilettante

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