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What show do you think will be next to close?

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disneybroadwayfan22
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joined:2/10/13
I'm really shocked that of all shows that are closing, Newsies is the one that's closing. And it seems like it's closing because a LOT of shows are coming this season. What shows do you think are next?

I'm guessing:
-Cinderella. The person who announced Paige and Nancy first did say that they're looking for big-name stars to take over for the fall and I'm trusting him/her, but I will not be surprised if it closes
-Holler if You Can Hear Me
-Hedwig (like it's planning to, so this is not a guess)
-Les Miserables

I'm also giving Aladdin a year because obviously, they're saving the place for HoND.
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
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IdinaBellFoster
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Les Miserables is one of the biggest hits of the season...it's not going anywhere.
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jnb9872
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My money's on ONCE, as much as I love that show, it's time is waning.
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haterobics
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Who said Hedwig is planning to?
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dramamama611
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Shows close because of money 99% of the time. If a show is making money (unless its a strictly limited run) it stays open. It has nothing to do with the number of shows coming in.

Hedwig already announced a replacement for NPH.
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little_sally
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Sadly, I think it's going to be Once. But I guess it had a good run.
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gstrus2
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I think the next show to close will be Holler, then Once, then Cinderella.
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haterobics
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Err, also, Les Mis just made $1M+ last week and has tickets on sale through January.

Holler seems redundant to mention in a closing thread.
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disneybroadwayfan22
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Who said Hedwig is planning to?

Isn't it a limited time engagement?
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
broadwayfan1995
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joined:6/5/14
Les Miserables isn't going anywhere for a while. It's continued to have incredibly healthy numbers since it's opened.

I'd say maybe Once will close or maybe Holler.
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haterobics
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"Isn't it a limited time engagement?"

Newsies was advertised as a Limited Engagement when it opened a few years ago. I think they even spelled out "14 Weeks Only!" or somesuch. It's a good way to let people know you better buy tickets now, this may not be around long. But, once something is making money... it is difficult to shut off the tap.

For Hedwig, I think that language was specifically used as NPH didn't plan to extend. Now, assuming people continue to buy tickets, I imagine we'll get rotating Hedwigs for a while. If they wanted to close it off after NPH, they'd probably not bother putting Andrew in.
A1st
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With Les Mis doing as well as it is, its not going anywhere anytime soon. Neither is Hedwig now w/ andrew rannells taking over for NPH.

I think the clock is running out (pun completely intended) for Cinderella, and Once too, it had a nice run.

I'm interested to see what happens with HOLLAR IF YA HEAR ME at the Palace, or it that is going to be free soon as well.

Aladdin isn't closing so fast, its making a lot of money and doing well for Disney. My original thought would be that Newsies would close later for Hunchback (Which is at Paper Mill next March) but given the time frame, disney will probably find another theater for it (MAYBE THE PALACE???)

Updated On: 6/22/14 at 06:39 PM
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ethan231h
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Holler if Ya Hear me
Once
Rocky
Bullets over Broadway
Cinderella
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Sutton Ross
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The Lion King, baby.
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Jonwo
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Once I think will close in the next few months, Cinderella I think probably will close in January and I wouldn't be surprised if Rock of Ages announces its closing as well.
jbm2
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joined:3/26/11
Mama Mia?
Hank
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No! Not Mamma Mia, I need my once a year Abba fix.
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veronicamae
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joined:7/13/09
Will the tourists ever let Mamma Mia close? We should be so lucky...

Once just replaced its signage last weekend; not sure if that guarantees anything but it probably means they're intending to be open for several more months.

Every time someone mentions Rock of Ages still being open, I'm shocked.
Jonwo
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Mamma Mia! seems to have recovered from its intial slump it had when it moved to the Broadhurst so I'm guessing its safe for now.
Updated On: 6/22/14 at 09:53 PM
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haterobics
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"Will the tourists ever let Mamma Mia close? We should be so lucky..."

Why would that make us lucky? It's not like we're forced to attend. If people enjoy it, let them...
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veronicamae
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^ if i want to hate on it, let me.

Though you're right - I don't wish anyone out of work.
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FishermanBob
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My money is on either Bronx Bombers or Soul Doctor. If not them, that Mormon thing seems to be running out of steam.
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Jeffrey Karasarides
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"My money is on either Bronx Bombers or Soul Doctor. If not them, that Mormon thing seems to be running out of steam."

Both Bronx Bombers & Soul Doctor are already closed!
RaisedOnMusicals
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OMG, Jeffrey. You don't detect just a note of sarcasm in FishermanBob's post? The "Mormon" thing didn't give it away for you. By the way, it's not a bad idea to assume that FishermanBob knows what he's talking about, at least as a general rule.
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FishermanBob
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"Both Bronx Bombers & Soul Doctor are already closed!"

I missed them? Damn it! OK, I'm revising my guess to After Midnight. In fact, I have it on good authority, so I can guarantee you After Midnight will be the next show to close. Wait, After Midnight starts at 3 on Sundays. Doesn't Casa Valentina start at 2 on Sundays? OK, last revision, I can now guarantee that Casa Valentina will be the next show to close.
neonlightsxo
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/08
Once and Cinderella will close around Labor Day, I think.

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