Sauja said: "Now let's see if Derren Brown and The Great Society can spook up some more interest as they get a touch deeper into their runs!"
I hope so. Derren Brown is still an underground figure in the US, but the press campaign should allow him to build up publicity...
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/8/19 Sep 9
2019, 03:11:17 PM
So the four musicals most affected by the post Labour Day drop are Frozen, Tootsie, Mean Girls and Beetlejuice. With Frozen falling below the million dollar mark for the first time in its run, and the other three also having terrible weeks, all four could have to consider setting a closing date by the end of the season...
JBroadway said: "When I read your thread title, I thought this was going to be about fitting them into your show itinerary on your next trip to NY - lol!
Both shows are high profile musicals, and like most high profile musicals that play the non-profits Off-Broadway, they probably have Broadway somewhere on their radar, if only as a distant possibility in the backs of their minds. But it’s way too early to say whether they are actually likely to transfer. First we ha
The Cort, Sondheim, Neil Simon and Lyceum have not yet announced Spring 2020 productions, and the Circle In The Square could also get a new production for April if Oklahoma doesnt extend beyond January. Could any of these host these two
ggersten said: "New book about actors who, um, died on stage. I have not read it and can't vouch for it. I don't know what performers are even included. But, here's their website which includes descriptions of performers who, I gather, are not in the book... Show Wont Go On
EDIT: The book is about performers - not just actors."
That's inevitable - you can't have a book about on-stage deaths wit
leefowler said: "I was having a conversation with Mike Nichols several years ago, and I asked him if he had any connection with Annie 2 (heof course produced the original Annie.) He said, "no, you can't have a sequel to a musical." When I asked why, he explained, "a musical is about the most life changing moment in a person's life, and you can't have two of those.""
I think this is a brilliant point. Musicals often have a lot of flaws
ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "But MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN basically uses the same score as the original. And after the story, the primary reason for sequels not working is because people love the music from the original and none of that is in the sequel.
I actually wonder how FROZEN 2 will fare, and if audiences will be receptive to seeing a film thatdoesn'tincludeLet It GoandDo You Wanna Build....Unless they're go
Princeton2 said: "Curious to see how Frozen does in London as it's going into one of the biggest and most prestigious theatres and Disney musicals (aside The Lion King) historically never do as well in London as on Broadway"
I'm interested in this as well. They already used the Disney in the West End pop-up to promote the project, so it seems like the publicity campaign is starting pretty early. Michael Grandage has far more name recongition in the West E
n2nbaby said: "I’m confused why everyone is saying Tootsie had a “great” week. Yes, it’s numbers are up slightly, but their gross potential is still INCREDIBLY low. Better, yes. Good? No."
It's their best week since July, but the basic narrative is unchanged. Discounting limited run productions (Oklahoma) and ones which have already announced a closing date (Beautiful, Waitress) Tootsie is the musical most likely to announce it will close
VotePeron said: "ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "Disney's playing the long game, and FROZEN's numbers are still totally respectable. Remember, everything Disney does is brand expansion. FROZEN The Musical helps merch sales, DVD sales, theme park admissions, etc. And I do think the Broadway grosses will rise when the film sequel comes out."
For a normal musical, yes. But compared to Aladdin and Lion King, these are far from respectable. This is New
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/1/19 Sep 3
2019, 03:36:21 PM
Generally a good week for the few productions left. With all the recent closings, I think the majority of discussion here will be about which ones will struggle in the autumn. Tootsie, Beetlejuice and Mean Girls had relatively strong weeks this week, allowing them to go into September on a high, but Frozen’s attendance drop may be a bad omen. It’s not bad enough to create any immediate danger, but if the decline continues, it is likely to fall below the million dollar barrier, which would be a b
Hamilfan2 said: "Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but this show will not transfer to Broadway. At least not this production, as others have mentioned this is a Public Works production, not a Disney Theatricals production. If Disney does want to continue with a stage adaptation of Hercules, which is very possible given how popular this Public Works production has been, they will go back to the drawing board and develop one themselves. It won’t be 90 minutes no intermission, it
This essentailly looks like a gigantic high school production, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. It does confirm that licensing would be a more fruitful route for this pr
Smallfoot on Broadway? Aug 29
2019, 01:18:02 PM
This could work, as long as you dropped the James Corden rap to ‘Under Pressure’. I can tolerate Corden in small doses, but the Broadway format allows Craig to communicate his plight in song without slaughtering one of the greatest tunes ever recorded...
Fredrich Yeager said: "Does anyone else think that Frozen 2 could negatively impact Frozen Broadway? A lot of people attending Frozen 2 are going to be people with kids who love the show and Frozen Broadway is the closest thing to new content they can get right now. When Frozen 2 releases I think a lot of the people who would have bought tickets for Frozen Broadway are going to opt for the much cheaper movie ticket that actually provides them with a new storyline.
JennH said: "MayAudraBlessYou2 said: "One way I know it will quite literally affect the Broadway show is wigs.
They are creating new wigs for Anna and Elsa to more closely match their looks in the upcoming sequel. They just began on a new wig plot for the show and it will apparently roll out as Frozen 2 premieres. I'm not sure it makes total sense...since the new hairstyles aren't the characters looks in the first film, which is of course the story of the
HogansHero said: "Could someone who speaks about Tootsie in absolute terms please explain themselves? Or at least what they have said in light of:
1. The fact that the numbers are not that bad, and the show is likely not in the red.
2. The fact that we live in a capitalist economic system.
3. The fact that it is inconceivable that the Nederlanders want the theatre empty, have anew tenant on the horizon, or will not do anything in their power to keep t
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/25/19 Aug 26
2019, 03:53:17 PM
Congratulations to Waitress! It’s triumph this week will wear off soon, but it’s nice to see it’s new leads have been so popular.
As the Summer tourist season begins to wind down, we will enter the doldrums of autumn, but the focus will fortunately be on openings rather than closings. However, Tootsie is pretty much garaunteed to be gone by the end of the season...