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re: Thursday Matinees???

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PeteG
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Thursday Matinees???
Posted: 4/21/05 at 12:17am
Do any Broadway or Off-Broadway shows have a matinee on Thursdays??
What good is sitting alone in your room......
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munkustrap178
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joined:5/18/04
re: Thursday Matinees???
Posted: 4/21/05 at 12:17am
Blue Man Group has a 4 PM.
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MargoChanning
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re: Thursday Matinees???
Posted: 4/21/05 at 12:34am
It's too bad more shows don't. Several do in London (as well as the occasional Tuesday and Friday matinee) and it makes it so much easier there to see a bunch of shows all at once during a short visit (you can potentially do as many as 10 shows there in 5 or 6 days). Since the vast majority of Broadway ticket buyers are out-of-town tourists, I wonder whether producers might consider copying that strategy sometime in the future.
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wildcat
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joined:12/4/04
re: Thursday Matinees???
Posted: 4/21/05 at 12:38am
I don't have the book to hand, but didn't William Goldman draw up the ideal performance schedule all those years ago in THE SEASON? I think Thursday matinees were on his wish list.
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Razz77
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joined:11/22/04
re: Thursday Matinees???
Posted: 4/21/05 at 12:38am
Golda's Balcony did Thursday matinees towards the end of the run - the one that I attended was actually pretty full, as that was I believe the only Broadway show at the time that did Thursday matinees. I think its a great thing, especially if you're only going to be in town for a little while. (Also, towards the end of the "Golda" run, it seemed the schedule became more and more whenever Tovah felt like doing shows - which is fine because she's fabulous)
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eslgr8
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joined:9/20/04
re: Thursday Matinees???
Posted: 4/21/05 at 02:09am
Really stupid that Broadway doesn't have a "staggered" matinee schedule, with different shows having matinees on different days. For a tourist like myself, who wants to see as many shows as he can in a short period of time, it would be a real money maker for the producers. I'm staying 4 nights in June and seeing 6 shows, but I've got Thursday and Friday free, and the producers are losing money by not scheduling any matinees those days.
Updated On: 4/21/05 at 02:09 AM
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joined:12/31/69
re: Thursday Matinees???
Posted: 4/21/05 at 02:11am

thursdays would be a bad day, theres the bryant park concerts and the broadway show league both already on thursdays...
musicalsFan
Broadway Star
joined:3/3/04
re: Thursday Matinees???
Posted: 4/21/05 at 09:34am
PaperMill has 2pm Thursday matinees.
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bronxboundexpress
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joined:7/15/04
re: Thursday Matinees???
Posted: 4/21/05 at 09:36am
Who would go to London for 5 or 6 days and see 10 shows???? Oh, wait, I know. Someone on this board. lol
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BobbyBubby
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joined:11/23/04
re: Thursday Matinees???
Posted: 4/21/05 at 09:45am
I love the papermill 2pm Thursday show, I always go to that one, when I'm in town. That way I don't have to skip a Broadway show, and get to see more things!

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