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Hedwig's future

South Florida
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joined:5/2/08
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 07:08pm
I get to town once a year if I'm lucky and I could see this every time. How long do you think Hedwig will run, did you like it enough to see it a few times with different actors. I would expect there would be a long line of people wanting to try this role.
Stephanatic
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ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 07:30pm
as of now it is expected to close October 12
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oncemorewithfeeling2
Leading Actor
joined:4/25/13
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 07:39pm
^^^
That's not true. The run is currently considered opened end. Andrew Rannells is contracted through October 12. Whether they continue is based on ticket sales. We have no idea where the show stands after NPH and Rannells leave.
hanabana
Featured Actor
joined:5/12/12
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 07:45pm
The show is open ended at this point, so there might be a replacement after Rannells leave. I really enjoyed the show when I saw it, and would love to go back to see what Rannells will bring to it. I don't think this is something I would see everytime a new replacement comes in though... But again, I do not often see shows multiple times, I'd rather see different shows. So I guess, for me, it would depend on who is coming in as replacement.
As far as the show's future, I have no idea, but I hope they will have a good long run though, the show really is great!
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HogansHero
Leading Actor
joined:2/26/12
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 07:46pm
My guess is it will run for at least 3-5 years. It could run much longer.
South Florida
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/08
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 07:58pm
How is this show regarded for awards if it plays the West End?
Stephanatic
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CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 08:13pm
It might win some.
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ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 08:14pm
on playbillvault.com it says that is closes as of now october 12 and tickets are currently on sale through that date as well so unless it gets extended it's closing october 12
http://www.playbillvault.com/Show/Detail/14041/Hedwig-and-the-Angry-Inch

https://www.telecharge.com/ScheduleAndPricing.aspx?ProductId=10056
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JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 08:32pm
It will all depend on casting.
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South Florida
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/08
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 10:13pm
"It might win some." Is it considered an original on the West End? Sorry if I sound absurd.
Stephanatic
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darreyl102
Broadway Legend
joined:8/23/08
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 10:20pm
Has a big production of Hedwig ever been done in the West End?
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HogansHero
Leading Actor
joined:2/26/12
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 10:48pm
Ethan, it is registered as an open run. Playbill Vault has interns filling in their content. It is not a source of info. No one knows when any show will close but we do know not to rely on Playbill and that the sell to date doesn't mean anything. Playbill.com, incidentally, has it as an open run. But that is not a source either.
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haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 10:55pm
I think we've adequately captured that no one knows what happens at the Belasco after October 12.
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Scarywarhol
Broadway Legend
joined:10/1/04
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Posted: 7/18/14 at 10:57pm
I just cannot imagine why they would have gotten Rannells to come in, and for such a short period, if they didn't have a big name in mind for down the road.
South Florida
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/08
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 11:02pm
Saw this pre tonys and thought wow, thank you NPH, but never thought his performance couldn't be duplicated or exceeded.
Stephanatic
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haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 11:05pm
One imagines Rannells is the canary in the coal mine as far as Hedwig's future post-NPH.

"never thought his performance couldn't be duplicated or exceeded."

This isn't the type of show where you try and just get someone else to repeat the performance, but rather we will get Rannells's take on Hedwig. I doubt he would be doing all of the same NPH banter, moves, etc., but we'll get to see how he defines the role. If they try to just replicate NPH's performance, I'd be far less interested.
Updated On: 7/18/14 at 11:05 PM
South Florida
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/08
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 11:08pm
Is it possible Rannells is better than Harris?
Stephanatic
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haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 11:09pm
Better is a losing proposition in art. Different is the goal.
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perfectlymarvelous
Broadway Legend
joined:5/21/07
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Posted: 7/18/14 at 11:13pm
How would anyone be able to even guess that when Rannells is over a month away from starting performances? It's all subjective anyway.
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oncemorewithfeeling2
Leading Actor
joined:4/25/13
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 11:14pm
Part of me agrees with you, Scary. Rannells is a well known theater actor who is gaining significant exposure on Girls. I think appearing in Hedwig reminds people of who he is agains TV seasons start. I know he has prior engagements that prevent him from staying long, but could he be the warm up for a big name to come in for the rest of the year? Could be.

A lot of actors want this role right now, theater and mainstream. It's a hot ticket...at the moment. I think we'll know by Labor Day if the show continues or bows out gracefully.
South Florida
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/08
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 11:16pm
You in the know folks, is there anything original that might be cropping up next year? Musicals?

Stephanatic
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bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 11:19pm
My guess is it will run for at least 3-5 years. It could run much longer.

I just did a spit take with my wine.
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haterobics
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joined:3/29/14
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 11:20pm
"I know he has prior engagements that prevent him from staying long"

Do we know that?

"It's a hot ticket...at the moment."

Yes, through August 17, it is a hot ticket, so Rannells job is to sort out if Hedwig is a hot ticket or NPH is a hot ticket.
South Florida
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/08
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 11:25pm
Predict Rannells will sell out every night.
Stephanatic
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haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 11:31pm
"Predict Rannells will sell out every night."

That's a pretty easy thing to predict, but are all the seats full price?
South Florida
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/08
Hedwig's future
Posted: 7/18/14 at 11:55pm
no
Stephanatic

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