Bombshell Benefit Concert Mar 14
2015, 07:57:24 PM
Also, backers can modify or cancel their Kickstarter pledge any time before the project ends (April 10). So if someone pledged $25 for the chance to buy tickets in the presale and now feels that was an unwise investment, they just have to cancel their pledge and they won't have to pay anything.
Most Broadway contracts have "force majeure" clauses, which release parties from financial and other obligations in the event of an "act of God", which will give Producers some relief from their responsibilities.
Broadway Cancellation Insurance Aug 28
2011, 07:55:54 PM
At the time of the 2003 blackout, the NY Times noted: "Insurance may cover some losses, though many companies require a theater production to miss at least two performances before a policy takes effect." I had wondered the other day if this was part of the reason they were so quick to cancel both Saturday AND Sunday shows this time, so that shows would miss at least two shows (the fact that public transportation in NYC wasn't running was obviously a huge factor as well!).
I'd imagine t
How long will War Horse last? Aug 22
2011, 03:31:51 PM
Correct. Both the play and the movie are based on the same source material, but they have no direct relation to each other. But most people probably won't realize that, and it's likely good buzz for the movie will help the play anyway.
I keep wondering if this is going to become one of those things that attract the professional "line sitters", like Shakespeare in the Park, but the fact that they don't give out the tickets until an hour before curtain probably makes it more complicated to try and do that (which is undoubtedly why they do it that way).
They also talk about the use of pre-recorded backing tracks in shows, including Phantom.
Lines dependent on the performance location? Jul 5
2011, 08:34:47 PM
In Spring Awakening in the West End, they had a lot of trouble with the line "Looks so nasty in those khakis", partially because they don't use "khakis" to refer to a type of trouser in British English, and partially because when said with a British accent, it no longer rhymes. They went through a bunch of changes and finally settled on "looks so crowded in those trousers", I believe.
They also changed "Michaelmas Chorale" to "Christingle Chorale", but that was more a function of rea
Interview about demise of Wonderland on Broadway Jul 5
2011, 07:51:05 PM The failure of Wonderland was a huge blow to the reputation of Wildhorn, a prolific composer who once had three musicals running simultaneously on Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Civil War. His previous show, Dracula, the Musical, which opened in 2004, was a flop, though.
Didn't "The Civil War" run for all of about three months? I always jokingly refer to myself as "one of the tens of people who saw TCW on Broadway." How does that one get counted as a succ
HAIR Seat Removal...Anyone else have this problem? Jun 30
2011, 10:43:15 AM
This is just a guess based on what's happened, but it sounds like since they took out the first row on the sides, and they're relocating those people to the front row in center orchestra, that it's likely front row center orchestra was being held back from sale because they're using it for lotto.
Which means we can all prepare for the people who are going to bitch that there aren't many (or any) front row lotto seats for certain performances, because of all the people they had to reloc
What Do Show Cast Members Say About Their Audiences? Jun 23
2011, 01:08:10 AM
I was a, er, non-teen rabid fan of the show I believe is referenced above, and I was always surprised at how much the cast saw in the audience. I remember one night I was talking to Hunter Parrish at stage door, and I commented on something he'd changed in his performance, because it was something we had talked about before, and he said, "Yeah, I had hoped you noticed that when you were here last Thursday sitting 7th row on the aisle, but you didn't stage door, so I couldn't ask you!" My jaw pre
War Horse seating question Jun 16
2011, 09:17:09 AM
I was in Row B in the 500s, and I didn't feel like I was too close (though I had to resist the urge to pat the horse when he went by on the aisle... I did resist that urge successfully, though!). There is a lot of "spectacle" to this show, but it's also very intimate. They use the space very well. I'd say go for it.
Dramamama, can't wait to hear what you think of it!
Book of Mormon SRO Jun 15
2011, 06:44:26 PM
I will likely be much more difficult to get tickets on a holiday weekend.
Pretty sure the first big musical I ever saw, though not technically Broadway, was Snow White at Radio City Music Hall... it was a live-action adaptation of the Disney movie, and they used to play it on HBO every year for a while. Picked up a (very very illegal) DVD copy of it at the Broadway Flea Market a few years back, and was thrilled to f