What to do?

Ellie7
Swing
joined:5/28/14
What to do?
Posted: 6/12/14 at 08:57pm
Hello folks, it's your correspondent from Down Under again. Really looking forward to a week in NYC in mid-January and to seeing both Hugh Jackman and Bradley Cooper in their respective plays. So now I want to book a couple of musicals. Now please understand that I really don't know the way things work so I would be grateful if you wouldn't dismiss this post as dumb (as someone did regarding my previous question about a show possibly being extended!)
Anyway, I see that I can get tickets for On The Town already - but should I? Or should I wait until the reviews are out? Your advice would be appreciated.
I also see that some shows have tickets for sale through to January but January 4 seems to be the magic end date. What's up with that?
Is Hedwig likely to go beyond October even without a recognized star?
I know I can tickets for Wicked, Phantom etc but we get that sort of show down here so they're not really under consideration.
I'm hoping for a revival and something new.

Thanks guys - really appreciate your help.
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
What to do?
Posted: 6/12/14 at 10:06pm
The 6 weeks from Thanksgiving (near the end of November) through New Year's is a very busy time for b'way shows. If a show has a weak advance, the first weekend in Jan is a very common closing date. Hard to say when that will change....it really depends on the show.

Always hard to plan THIS far away. Even a show that is doing well NOW, might plummet in the fall and there fore not make it to the winter.

Shows I'd recommend: Gentleman's Guide (new), Pippin (revival)

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.
Ellie7
Swing
joined:5/28/14
What to do?
Posted: 6/12/14 at 10:16pm
Thanks dramamama611, that's helpful. I guess the message is, be patient. And thanks for the recommendations.
jas1234
Understudy
joined:9/3/11
What to do?
Posted: 6/13/14 at 09:43am
On the Town is in a cavernous house and not sure how it will play there. Better to see The Elephant Man and perhaps the new Sting musical The Last Ship.