Many thanks everyone for your contribution so far.
Very interesting comments and certainly there appears to be a general consensus as to which shows are struggling and post Tony's will announce closure.
However, I now ask you to use those informed brains to recall and enlighten me as to whether any shows that were struggling having garnered a Tony nomination and won, turned the corner and having had turned into a Broadway success?
Not being based in the US, I am curious as to what shows will fall by the wayside after the Tony awards are announced on Sunday?
Each year, it would seem some shows hope for a Tony uplift, firstly getting a nomination and then, winning improves the box office life (for a while), however, when losing out, they announce their imminent closure.
Will the same happen this year and, if so, what shows may take a final bow in the coming weeks?
There was a time when Nunn had the midas touch. However, his last directed musical 'Gone With The Wind' was a disaster.
Or is this new production an opera? Seance was an opera. So I don't think its right to call it a flop as it was destined for a different audience than the populist musical theatre audience.
Given the subject matter, it does seem that it will be more opera based than musical theatre.
So Nunn may
GIGI @ Kennedy Center Jan 20
2015, 11:49:26 AM
Heidi Thomas who writes the British TV export, Call The Midwife, is a real creative force and will no doubt be honing this to ensure that her first Broadway adaptation will succeed with audiences and critics alike.
It has been garnering standing ovations, which is no mean feat for a tryout.
SMASH! To get... Mar 22
2012, 07:44:21 PM
Being in the UK and having not seen the show yet (it is due to air here in April) I have striven to not be overly influenced or to be made aware of what might potentially be spoilers.
So apologies if I am posting something that appears as part of another post regarding Smash.
I'm just wanting to remain in ignorant bliss!!
SMASH! To get... Mar 22
2012, 06:09:49 PM
a second season on NBC. These are very early reports but this suggests that SMASH has been a ratings winner.
Some have also suggested that SMASH and the musical it focuses on 'Marilyn' could well get an actual outing on Broadway, which would be simply amazing, if the whole concept was a drama constructed to build up an expectation then this trumps anything ALW has achieved through his Saturday night TV audition shows in the UK!!
Song Portfolio May 28
2011, 10:09:51 AM
English character actor seeks the wisdom of my beloved friends across the pond to foster further our 'essential relationship' by offering inspiration and guidance in building a portfolio of songs suitable for auditions and performance.
In my early 50's with a powerful high baritone/tenor voice.
What choice of songs would you suggest as being suitable for my years and vocal range?
Your advice, guidance and insight would be greatly appreciated.