SharksVsJets, The Broadway League produces demographic reports on Broadway audience demographics. Quoted from their 2017-2018 report executive summary:
" The average Broadway theatregoer reported attending 5 shows in the previous 12 months. The group of devoted fans who attended 15 or more performances comprised only 5.5% of the audience, but accounted for 31% of all tickets (4.3 million admissions). "
This isn't referring to performances of the same show, th
The Newark Airport Express bus doesn't leave from Penn Station - hence why there wouldn't be any signs around Penn station for it. It leaves from the Port Authority. More specifically, it leaves from 41st St. between 8th and 9th avenues, closer to 8th (from the curb by the north side of the street). Either the Newark Airport Express bus or the NJ Transit train from Penn Station should be fine for traveling there in the morning and arriving by 6am. T
My favourite things about Next to Normal and If/Then were Brian Yorkey's lyrics and books, although i did also enjoy Tom Kitt's music. And they have previously referred to their musical-writing collaboration as their professional marriage. So why is Tom Kitt writing the whole show, including lyrics and book, without Brian Yorkey? Did they have a falling-out or something? I hope not! I definitely would love to experience more of their musicals in the futur
" JudyDenmark said: "And it sounds like if you're at those tables, you're in some way part of the action. (Correct me if I'm wrong!)"
If you're skittish at all, then maybe avoid them, but I wouldn't say you're part of it at all. You're just very very close to the action. No one speaks to you, sings to you directly, asks you to hold anything, or does anything else involving you. "
For the 3rd year in a row, the Shaw Festival in Ontario (about an hour from Buffalo, NY) has announced that their mainstage musical will be a production of a show that was just done or announced at NYCC Encores. (Me and My Girl in 2017, Grand Hotel in 2018, and just announced Brigadoon in 2019).
Does anyone know what the connection is between them? (Same investors, sharing costumes/sets/etc., or just an avid fan of Encores as the artistic director?) The firs
Thanks GavestonPS for the reminder of the character name and song title in Sunset Boulevard.
Rumpelstiltskin, Betty was either married or engaged, to a work friend of Joe's. I thought they got engaged at the new year's party (or at least announced it there to their friends) and then got married between then and the "Too Much In Love to Care" scene, but it is possible that i am remembering that wrong and that they were still engaged but not married at that point.
Spamalot has "The Song That Goes Like This" (a romantic song/spoof of one), and Sunset Boulevard has a big romantic song between Joe and the Alice Ripley character (i can't remember the character's name, but they are working on writing a screenplay together behind Norma's back). They are having an affair (she is married), and it is Norma finding out about them that precipitates the major event that ends the show.
Yes, if people do get in to see the big hit and it costs tons of money, there is a risk that they could think all Broadway shows cost that much, and then treat it as a rare special occasion outing rather than a regular/frequent one.
Then there is another category - the "theatre tourist" who comes to Broadway to see a bunch of shows *because* they can come to one location and see more musicals in a 5-day long weekend trip (wed-sun) than they can see in their hometown over a ye
I've heard (or read) people arguing that very successful shows (a la Hamilton, Wicked, Lion King, etc.) raise the profile of live theatre to the general public, which can then increase demand for tourists to go see a broadway show when they are in NYC. If those shows are sold out, sometimes that desire to see a show can lead to buying tickets to shows that are still available, So that point of view sees any shows that raise the profile of Broadway/NYC theatre overall as potent
I agree with some of the items from your list - Man of La Mancha, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Wiz, and Joseph...Dreamcoat are all without romance (unless you count Pharoah's wife trying to hit on Joseph, which isn't really romantic because it is all one-way).
I would add The Wizard of Oz to that list also.
Regarding Starlight Express, it does have romance - there is a couple that breaks up, with one partner singing U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D as a result.
Hi Folks, Wondering if anyone has any "insider information" about whether Desperate Measures is likely to extend to at least Nov. 16th?Â If they extend, then i can put it in a thursday matinee slot during my Nov long weekend trip and free up a "regular" slot in my October long weekend for the Prom.Â They are both sold by Telecharge so i'm hoping they would agree to a switch that allows me to buy additional tickets from them.Â Bu
It is very telling that in a message designed to set the record straight, from his point of view, that he doesn't deny the things that he is actually accused of. Specifically, while he says that he did not circulate photos *sent to him*, he admits to having nude photos of one "consenting adult", but does not deny circulating her photo, which is what the original articles say he did (the topless photo that he was accused of sending to Finlay et al.). His (ex-?) girlfr