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gstrus2
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/12
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 06:42pm
Side Show coming in?
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jacobsnchz14
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/06
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 06:48pm
This was such a fun show. I loved every minute of it and was able to see it with the full cast Tony weekend. Glad I got a chance to see it!

www.SideShowOnBroadway.com and www.SideShowTheMusical.com have been registered so I'd check there because the website would be up by the time it's announced, if it is.
Updated On: 7/22/14 at 06:48 PM
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AKarp2013
Featured Actor
joined:7/25/11
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 06:50pm
A shame. This was one of my favorite shows this year. I enjoyed it immensely when I saw it and I hoped that it would succeed.
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ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 06:53pm
not surprised...
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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 06:57pm
They are dropping like flies. Many on this board are setting their sights on the next show they deem not worthy of Broadway

Max Bialystock is having a laugh now. Now I really see why I do not give a ****** **** about Broadway . It has become a joke.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
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disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/10/13
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 07:03pm
Looks like SIDE SHOW is coming. The amount of shows closing is just so insane, especially NEWSIES. What's next? Phantom of the Opera? ***SARCASM***
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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bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 07:05pm
Such a shame. This was easily my favorite show of the season.
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
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ucjrdude902
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/07
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 07:12pm
Seriously is anything going to be open in a few weeks?
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oncemorewithfeeling2
Leading Actor
joined:4/25/13
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 07:24pm
I really wanted to like the show. I love the idea of big, grand classic-style musical on broadway (perhaps that's a reason why I'm so excited about the new revival of On the Town), but this just couldn't tie the pieces together. With all the previously announced limited engagement shows ending and the others that have closed recently, it does feel like a slam.
BroadwayNYC2
Leading Actor
joined:6/16/13
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 07:27pm
Stroman with 2 duds in one season.

There seems to be very few survivors this season. Luckily, there are some exciting musicals coming in.
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GlindatheGood22
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 07:29pm
I've barely paid attention to this one. Ironic that the thing that finally interests me in seeing it is the costume design in the shot BWW used to announce the closing.

I would love more than anything for Side Show to come in, and I suspect it will, but I think that would be a very, very bad idea monetarily. The St. James hasn't had an open-ended hit since Gypsy, and that was a unanimously well-received production of a beloved musical starring a leading lady who gave the most talked-about performance of the decade.
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jnb9872
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joined:11/24/08
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 07:31pm
Well, for a season that had an inordinate amount of new musicals, losing an inordinate amount of them is not surprising. ALADDIN, BEAUTIFUL, GENT'S GUIDE, and IF/THEN beat the surviving count from last year (KINKY, MATILDA and MOTOWN) and if you add the continuing success of CABARET, HEDWIG and LES MIS they also outnumber last year's CINDERELLA and PIPPIN.

Yes, more shows are closing, but that's because more shows were open to close. Life cycle, not a death spiral.
Words don't deserve that kind of malarkey. They're innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they're no good anymore…I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
BroadwayNYC2
Leading Actor
joined:6/16/13
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 07:31pm
Gypsy was not a hit. Nothing has turned a profit at the St.James since The Producers. It is certainly turning into a flop house.

Updated On: 7/22/14 at 07:31 PM
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dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 07:34pm
How does a mediocre show closing have ANYTHING to do with why you (supposedly) don't care about b'way anymore? If you don't care, why do you keep posting to TELL us you don't care.

And for the millionth time: no one's opinion/speculation about the next show to close, has anything to do with what DOES close. We see the grosses, it isn't rocket science.

You have become the most curmudgeony poster on here. (Well, since I blocked the other curmudgeon.)
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.
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dramamama611
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joined:12/4/07
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 07:36pm
Glinda -- the costumes were STUNNING, but not enough (IMHO) of a reason to see the show. There were things that worked, and things that didn't. I "liked" it, but could hardly give recommendations to friends to see it.

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.
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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 08:19pm
I saw the original Sideshow and loved it. Prior to this season, I was looking forward to seeing this new version. Not anymore. This will be added to the list of Broadways casualties after it opens. No longer investing time any money in seeing shows that will last a few months and go.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
BroadwayNYC2
Leading Actor
joined:6/16/13
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 08:25pm
what.
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Sauja
Broadway Star
joined:1/7/07
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 08:27pm
I'll always feel bad about the people who are losing their jobs, but the show itself? Good riddance. A movie I adore, some brilliant cast members, and a cavalcade of wonderful songs turned into a deathly bore that felt like it ran four hours. There were worse shows this past season (I'm looking at you, Soul Doctor), but none that I found so crass in their attempts to cash in or so stunted in their artistic ambition. It was the letdown of the season for me. So bring on anything else! Side Show, if the rumors are true, would be a dream. Adored it in DC. Huge commercial risk, but a stellar, ambitious, lovely piece.
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morosco
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joined:7/10/04
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 08:27pm
No longer investing time any money in seeing shows that will last a few months and go.

Some of the best shows I've ever seen lasted only a few months and then were gone.
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Mr Roxy
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joined:5/17/03
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 08:28pm
To each his own .
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
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Sauja
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joined:1/7/07
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 08:30pm
Mr Roxy, why would how long a show runs have any impact on your enjoyment of it? I'd rather be terrifically moved by something that closes way too soon than be moderately entertained by something and have it stuck around way too long. For me, part of the thrill is knowing that I caught something shimmering and lovely in the brief window it was possible to see it. How I feel about the original Side Show, in fact.
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Hackasaurus_Rex
Understudy
joined:12/31/12
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 08:31pm
"No longer investing time any money in seeing shows that will last a few months and go. "

How do you know which shows these are until they actually announce their closing? Broadway is filled with shows that people thought would last a week and go on and on, and conversely there are tons of shows people thought would be a smash and close quickly.
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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 08:33pm
Let us just say, I am disenchanted with Broadway. After getting involved in high school to now (I am almost 6 I have seen a lot but I am just tired of Broadway now. The spark is gone for many reasons. I will see shows here and there but the interest is no longer there.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
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Bettyboy72
Broadway Legend
joined:3/31/06
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 08:36pm
After the initial few weeks, Gypsy struggled to fill seats. Side Show will be swallowed by this theatre. Not a good choice.
"The sexual energy between the mother and son really concerns me!"-random woman behind me at Next to Normal "I want to meet him after and bang him!"-random woman who exposed her breasts at Rock of Ages, referring to James Carpinello
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Hackasaurus_Rex
Understudy
joined:12/31/12
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 08:37pm
I would say (and not to be snarky) if the interest in Broadway isn't there you should also stop visiting the message boards as it will only infuriate and frustrate you. I love Broadway and some of these message board posts make me crazy. I can't imagine what I would feel if I was as disenchanted with Broadway as you are.
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adamgreer
Broadway Legend
joined:3/18/05
BULLETS closing Aug 24
Posted: 7/22/14 at 08:38pm
I probably would have been able to muster a lot more enthusiasm for this show if it had an original score.

The lack of a real score made me have no interest in it.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them"
~Walt Disney

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
~Walt Disney

My name is neither "adam" nor "greer."

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