When will they pull the plug on Bullets

stevie3
Swing
joined:5/29/10
The cast is really upset that they are playing to half the house everynight. Pull the plug on it and make everyone happy. I would like to know everyones opinion on why the show is such a disaster. Be serious. The show is actually entertaining but people are staying away like its got the plauge. Why do you think that is?
ShakinBaconGirl
Leading Actor
joined:3/25/14
The nature of the business.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Be serious, guys.
Wickedlover56
Understudy
joined:5/2/14
Pull the plug on it and make everyone happy.

I'm sure the whole cast would love not having a job! I'm mean, what could be worse than playing to half houses!
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Be serious.
evic
Broadway Star
joined:3/5/04
Word of mouth is not good...they made the serious mistake of using pastiche music which doesn't work at all- same thing happened to Big Deal. They should have hired composers who could do original music in the style of the period. Zac Braff doesn't sell tickets- and after all of the speculation about who will play the diva- they settled on an actress that the majority of the public doesn't know- they needed a power star name in the role. Also poorly directed. Pretty sets and costumes. Another Stroman flop this season. The cast should be happy to get a paycheck every week. They can always spend their time on stage counting the empty seats. when I saw it, the balcony was closed. Big Big flop.- Gone very soon unless the producers want to flush more millions down the toilet.
Phyllis Rogers Stone
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/07
That white cast should consider themselves lucky!
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Be serious, Phyllis. Seriously.
AntV
Featured Actor
joined:12/23/12
If they don't like playing to half empty houses, just start papering. :)
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
^That is actually a good point, AntV. I don't understand why they're not.
TFMH18
Stand-by
joined:1/10/13
No one is going to mention the massive white elephant in the room?
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Doubt the cast would like losing their jobs.

The critic's were a bit unfair. Woody was pigheaded re using period music instead of going with a new score and it cost him.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
^ There's the elephant in the room!
TFMH18
Stand-by
joined:1/10/13
"^ There's the elephant in the room!"

Yep, it's certainly in the ballpark.
ShakinBaconGirl
Leading Actor
joined:3/25/14
It's the Allegations! THE ALLEGATIONS!!
Scarywarhol
Broadway Legend
joined:10/1/04
The lack of a real score really was poisonous for this show. And it's just not nearly as funny as it should be. Gorgeous sets and costumes, though.
RaisedOnMusicals
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/10
Being serious, I would put much of the blame on the marketing campaign (aside from very mixed reviews.) And by the way, there were enough fantastic pull quotes from some of the major critics that could have been used better in marketing also, but that's not my major point.

This is a big, SEXY show! Lots of pretty girls for straight guys to look at. But you'd never know it from the marketing, which for the most part featured Nick Cordero and the gangsters. It all looked very dark, but the show isn't dark at all, it's very funny.

Also, they couldn't decide whether or not to feature Woody (and even his movies are generally not big box office hits), Stro (and who other than theater geeks buy tickets based on the director) or Zach Braff, who I agree does not sell tickets either.

Woody Allen films are not "big" films. I love many of them, but they are subtle in many ways. They are usually short and often have a darkness to them.

So somewhere, the pitch that this is a big, splashy, sexy, funny show got lost. At least that's how it seemed to me.
<--------Curtain call, opening night of A Little Night Music, Dec. 13, 2009
jonartdesigns
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/04
The two biggest flaws in this show are the score and the pacing. The plot doesn't really get interesting until midway through the second act, and the lack of an original score makes many scenes read as "Well we really wanted an excuse to use this song here".

Its not necessarily a bad show, in fact I found it moderately entertaining, but it lacks "wow" factor. The atta girls occasional scantily clad appearances are the only thing that particularly kept my attention in the first act.
My Icon "Swiney" the Swine Flu Mascot- art by me. "Grease," the fourth revival of the season, is the worst show in the history of theater and represents an unparalleled assault on Western civilization and its values. - Michael Reidel
Scarywarhol
Broadway Legend
joined:10/1/04
It is true that the marketing is almost hilariously generic.
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
"The cast is really upset..."

Where did this piece of information come from?!
formerly oasisjeff on here.
newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
"This is a big, SEXY show! Lots of pretty girls for straight guys to look at."

I don't know about your world, but the straight guys I know just use their iPads to look at sexy girls (wearing less and doing a lot more than the girls in Bullets), and it's free.
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
The "information" comes from the cast's Mother.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Seeing people live is far better than anything a crappy Apple product can provide.

I would think they would be bummed out, it's very depressing when a theater is half empty. The score just isn't good. Looks great though.
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.
DottieD'Luscia
Broadway Legend
joined:7/23/03
My biggest issue when I saw the show was the score. Bland doesn't even begin to describe most of it.
Hey Dottie! Did your colleagues enjoy the cake even though your cat decided to sit on it? ~GuyfromGermany
newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
"Seeing people live is far better than anything a crappy Apple product can provide."

I don't know about your world, but the straight guys I know would disagree, particularly when it comes to a question of ogling entirely unclad naughty women vs. watching chorus girls dancing in tights.

Updated On: 7/7/14 at 12:35 PM
everythingtaboo
Broadway Legend
joined:5/5/04
Don't know if anyone saw the Daily News today but there's an article on Vinny Pastore's prostate cancer survival story, but it alludes to the show going to the West End.

“First, make it through rehearsals. Then to previews. I did that. Then to opening night. I did that. Then to 100 performances, a big deal on Broadway. Now I wanna make it to my 68th birthday, July 14th. Now producers are talking to me about maybe taking ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ to London.”




'Sopranos' alum Vinny Pastore won't let cancer keep him from 'Bullets Over Broadway'


"Hey little girls, look at all the men in shiny shirts and no wives!" - Jackie Hoffman, Xanadu, 19 Feb 2008
Updated On: 7/7/14 at 01:14 PM

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