Heathers Musical on Broadway?

Broadwaybound94
Swing
joined:6/5/14
Heathers Musical on Broadway?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 01:41pm
With Newsies closing and the Nederlander being open do you think that Heathers can take over that theater and make a successful broadway run? I mean the soundtrack is amazing but does it have the qualities to survive the Great White Way?
broadwayguy2
Broadway Legend
joined:5/18/03
Heathers Musical on Broadway?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 01:44pm
1. Cast recording.
2. No.
3. It is perfectly suited where it is.
n2nbaby
Featured Actor
joined:10/22/10
Heathers Musical on Broadway?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 02:01pm
Yeah, I don't see a transfer happening. I loved the show but it's in the perfect spot.

That being said, how is the show actually doing there? Just curious, I hope it doesn't go anywhere anytime soon.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Heathers Musical on Broadway?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 02:02pm
I'll never understand the love that this show is getting.
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Heathers Musical on Broadway?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 02:07pm
I don't really, either. I saw it and thought it was fine, but it doesn't have to transfer.
"Don't patronize me, alright?" - BroadwayStar4
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Heathers Musical on Broadway?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 02:08pm
It's just so damn bland and cheap looking. Plus it's just insulting to the brilliance of the film.
n2nbaby
Featured Actor
joined:10/22/10
Heathers Musical on Broadway?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 02:11pm
I enjoyed the musical much more than the movie, which I never cared for. I saw it when I was young and didn't enjoy it. I watched it again a few days after seeing the musical and still didn't think it was very good.

The musical isn't perfect and it does look cheap, but I still loved it. The score is great, the cast is fantastic and I had a blast. I'd definitely see it again.
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Heathers Musical on Broadway?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 02:45pm
I haven't seen the show yet, but the score is fantastic. Based on that my impression is that they captured the tone of the film perfectly.

....but the world goes 'round
Phillytheatreguy10
Leading Actor
joined:7/22/12
Heathers Musical on Broadway?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 02:47pm
I seen things more worthy of a transfer than this. The Nederlander isn't overly large, but I don't see this translating in a space like that. I echo the poster that stated, it's better off where it is. I wanted to like the show, but something is missing, the music is catchy, but other than that, nothing riveting here.
gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
Heathers Musical on Broadway?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 02:52pm
I love the show but I agree it needs to stay where it is. I too hope it sticks around a little longer.
florida theatre kid
Featured Actor
joined:9/25/05
Heathers Musical on Broadway?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 02:56pm
I saw this last night. Loved it!! We were talking about if it were to transfer to Broadway it would need to be bigger because it would drown. It's perfect at New World Stages, however, the theatre was maybe 60% full last night. A loud enthusiastic crowd nonetheless!
icecreambenjamin
Stand-by
joined:6/7/14
Heathers Musical on Broadway?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 02:59pm
Heathers is fun and has some good music but I don't think it would do very well on broadway.
Does Fun Home plan on opening on broadway? I thought it was alright.
playbill-love
Chorus Member
joined:7/30/13
Heathers Musical on Broadway?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 03:03pm
I can't imagine Heathers transferring. I've been several times and the house has been 50-60% full always, with lots of young fans there on $30 tickets or comps. If it can't fill the house at New World Stages I doubt it would be financially feasible to consider a transfer to a larger theater.
broadwayguy2
Broadway Legend
joined:5/18/03
Heathers Musical on Broadway?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 03:10pm
I think that the writing for Heathers the Musical successfully walks the fine line of being faithful to the film while being original and taking a dark comedy and illuminating it in a way that is probably a little more acceptable in tone nowadays considering actual school violence.. It also winks and nods to the cult status of the film, which works.
Where the production - NOT show - stumbles is in production design and direction... Especially the set. The basic set is fine at the start, but goes nowehere, quite literally.. it doesn't need to be elaborate, but it has zero sense of location and the few pieces that come on and off do not help, nor does the flimsy nature of certain scenic elements and the uneven use of mime to evoke location... It rarely works.
The director is fantastic with the comedy - his game cast certainly helps - but he never gives the sense of a show gravity or tragedy.
I would be curious to see this show helmed by someone else.
GreasedLightning
Featured Actor
joined:2/11/14
Heathers Musical on Broadway?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 07:45pm
Don't be so quick to assume; originally, a transfer was the plan. I'm not so sure anymore…
jbroadway4
Stand-by
joined:1/2/14
Heathers Musical on Broadway?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 09:12pm
I think it could work on Broadway at the Golden if they put a little more money into the set. My friend recieved an email from the Nederlander orginization talking about "Heathers". I'm not sure if that's their way of saying its going into the Nederlander, or maybe they part own New World Stages.
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
Heathers Musical on Broadway?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 10:07pm
@icecream-Fun Home is planning a spring opening on Broadway.

I can't claim to know anything about Heathers, but I thought I'd pass along the other answer.
icecreambenjamin
Stand-by
joined:6/7/14
Heathers Musical on Broadway?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 10:09pm
^thanks
I hope they keep Cerveris and Kuhn.