BroadwayNYC2 said: "It means they were sold out by the time you went to purchase—they go in seconds"
This. I only ever used their rush/lottery for the Moulin Rouge tryout, but you needed an incredibly quick trigger finger to snag them. I only managed it once during the entire run (paid full-price for the 2nd preview and wanted to see it again).
Kitsune said: "I have tickets to see the tour this Tuesday. ButI have to confess - I've never actually seen a production of Hello Dolly!I bought my ticket based on the excellent things I heard about the recent Broadway production, and that I like classic musicals.
Is Hello Dolly one of those shows that I should have some familiarity with going in? Last week I saw the Kiss Me Kate revival in New York, and in retrospect I wish I had spent more time reading up on The Tami
CATSNYrevival said: "If ticket sales are good andthey have a performerin mind like when Laura Osnes came in between Kelli's engagements in South Pacific, someonelike Laura or Stephanie J. Block could possibly keep the show going for a few weeks while Kelli is doing King and I. I don't know if she has any concert engagements or if other cast members have gigs preventing an extension, but if not the showcould potentially extend andsurvive a few weeks without her."
VotePeron said: "Head Over Heels played at 34% capacity. What does that look like in thetheater? 7 in 10 seats being empty. So sad. At this point, I can't believe they're subjecting the cast to perform to houses filled with 330 people (out of 960 seats) in lieu of giving away mass blocks of tickets to schools or charities orsomething. It makes me so angry that so much money went into this show for nothing."
It's always disappointing not to see a star who's billed in the show, but sometimes it leads to an unexpected pleasure. The understudy I saw go on for David Hyde Pierce during one of Donna Murphy's return engagement shows in July was the best of the three men I'd seen play the role of Horace.
Hoping Betty recovers quickly; this flu season is going to be wicked, though supposedly not quite as bad as last year!
Has anyone written to and/or received anything from the Yiddish production of Fiddler? I'd love to get a playbill for this production signed by Jackie Hoffman but I don't know the protocol for off-Broadway productions.
It's not technically an "extra" performance--that's the normal schedule outside of the holidays! They do a Sunday evening show in lieu of the Wednesday matinee.
As for the principal roles, I went to a Sunday evening show a few weeks ago and all of them were on. There's never any guarantees (ie, vacations, illness/injury, etc) but since it's a regular performance I believe that typically everyone is on.
I know it would be a logistical mess to organize, but I wish it were possible for the shows and/or BCEFA to offer the collections merchandise online for folks who can't make it to New York/all the shows during the Red Bucket and Easter Bonnet periods.
DWalk said: "Are they selling the Carols for a Cure CD at the theaters. I'm in Texas and ordered mine online a couple of weeks ago and haven't received anything yet?"
Kinky Boots was selling the CD for $20 when I was there yesterday. They also had aprons which said "The Sex Is In The Meal" for $20, a logo pen for $10, and cast-signed posters for $80. As a one-off, they also had Mark Ballas strip off the t-shirt he had under the jacket/tie from the f
Bwayfan292 said: "Not a good week for Kong, but they also cancelled a performance.
Yay for The cher show!
Why is OOTI still running? They just seem to be bleeding money at this point."
It might just be rumor/conjecture, but I heard that there isn't a lot of interest in Circle-in-the-Square for next season, so as long as Davenport is happy to keep pouring money into it to keep it afloat, the theatre won't stop-clause them.
It really depends on a number of factors. A new play may go through subsequent changes at regional theatres before being published. Author schedules, material prep and production, the time it takes to edit and proofread sometimes multiple rounds of proofs, upcoming productions/events (ex. DPS published School Girls... the week the current Off Broadway production started), publisher staff time— all things that can impact a publication date
Sorry if this is a silly question, but I was wondering if anyone had any idea how long it usually takes for a play to go from being produced to the script being available through Dramatists/Samuel French? Without wanting to get into a debate on the merits of the plays themselves, I'd really love to be able to read the Bernhardt/Hamlet (Broadway) and Mother of the Maid (off Broadway) scripts for myself; I loved both productions when I saw them in New Yo