West Side Story revival?

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Posted: 9/15/19 at 7:41am
Pretty sure weather doesnt affect original intent...its not a huge thing.

I also find rain on stage breathtaking.
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Posted: 9/15/19 at 7:59am
Yes good point... didn’t it rain blood (tomato soup) at the end of A view from the Bridge?
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Posted: 9/15/19 at 8:08am
Dolly80 said: "Yes good point... didn’t it rain blood (tomato soup) at the end of A view from the Bridge?"



Yes. It was a stunning end of a captivating production.

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Posted: 9/15/19 at 11:43am

Count me intrigued. I'm usually think video is used poorly in theatre, but with such an unexpected treatment for West Side, I'm intrigued.

What Ivo and his partner do best is storytelling in primal colors and use space to convey character, so extremely intrigued to see how video and rain might do that...

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Posted: 10/30/19 at 8:49pm

Is there a fluke with Telecharge going on -- or is this show actually selling like CRAZY? I'm looking at tickets for 12/28, 12/29, and 12/30, and there are maybe 10 total seats available among all of those performances... what!?

https://www.telecharge.com/Broadway/West-Side-Story/Overview

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Posted: 10/30/19 at 9:05pm

So, the busiest month of the year for NYC, leading up to New Years Eve.....you don't think it would be busy?  Why don't you check some dates for anything past the first week of January. 

No, it's not selling like crazy and no, there's nothing wrong with Telecharge. 

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Posted: 10/30/19 at 9:06pm

I don't think  there's a fluke--it seems like this show is actually selling out!! Exciting for the team, very interesting. 

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Posted: 10/30/19 at 9:11pm

West Side Story revival?

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Posted: 10/30/19 at 9:16pm

ModernMillie3 said: "So, the busiest month of the year for NYC, leading up to New Years Eve.....you don't think it would be busy? Why don't you check some dates for anything past the first week of January.

No, it's not selling like crazy and no, there's nothing wrong with Telecharge.
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Why the attitude? The fact that it's sold about 90% more seats during those dates than MOULIN ROUGE!, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and TINA is pretty remarkable to me...I see at least seven shows every New Year's week and this is by far the strongest seller I've seen this far out. Also if you've never experienced an issue with Telecharge properly showing seating availability, then...you must be truly entitled to be so rude. Bravo.

Updated On: 10/30/19 at 09:16 PM
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Posted: 10/30/19 at 9:17pm

As mentioned in the other thread, many seats are being held back. Someone mentioned probably hundreds of them. It hasn't sold more than anyone, especially Moulin Rouge. Trust. 

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Posted: 10/30/19 at 9:20pm

Yes, I heard that as well. Not uncommon for a show in previews for a lot of seats to be held back or held for special guests of the production. 

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Posted: 10/30/19 at 9:25pm

A-ha...makes sense. Thanks for the explanation!

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Posted: 10/30/19 at 9:28pm

ModernMillie3 said: "West Side Story revival?"

THIS  is how you respond to Magic's comments?  Very telling.

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Posted: 10/31/19 at 11:11am

While West Side Story is absolutely a well-known property and will most likely sell better than people are expecting (at least until it opens), you have to understand that unless a show is obviously a blockbuster (like Moulin Rouge), the producers are definitely holding seats for later release. It may be selling better in the week between Christmas and NYE simply because of that being the busiest week of the year in the city, but it’s pretty naïve to think this is genuinely selling out in advance.

And I’m actually excited for this production, before anyone says I’m being a pessimist about it.

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Posted: 10/31/19 at 11:13am

Productions hold a couple dozen seats, not the majority of a house. They need to make money and creating artificial scarcity isn't a way to do that. 

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Updated On: 10/31/19 at 11:13 AM
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Posted: 11/9/19 at 10:38am
Well it’s as terrible as we thought
One act
I feel Pretty and the full Somewhere ballet cut

https://www.vogue.com/article/west-side-story-broadway-ivo-van-hove
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Posted: 11/9/19 at 10:39am

ljay889 said: "Well it’s as terrible as we thought
One act
I feel Pretty and the full Somewhere ballet cut

https://www.vogue.com/article/west-side-story-broadway-ivo-van-hove
"

 

Sounds good to me! Speak for yourself! 

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Posted: 11/9/19 at 10:44am

"Van Hove has also revealed that he will utilize video to further captivate audiences.

"The biggest challenge will be to seduce them to follow our way of telling this story," he said."

It sounds awful, but I will admit at least it is Something Different. I personally wouldn't be that excited about a 'traditional' revival so soon after the last.

 

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Posted: 11/9/19 at 4:40pm

West Side Story revival?

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Posted: 11/10/19 at 9:04am
If Telecharge is to be believed, this is selling well in December. Checked for tickets on a couple of weekend dates and only a handful of the highest priced premium were available. The current discount code doesn't kick in until January ... which kind of makes sense given the typical lull at the start of the year.
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Posted: 11/19/19 at 5:34pm
What is the discount code that kicks in sometime in January?
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Posted: 11/19/19 at 7:10pm
Rose2 said: "What is the discount code that kicks in sometime in January?"




WSTMC1030 according to Theatermania

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Posted: 11/19/19 at 7:44pm
Checked Telecharge for prices with code ($45 Tix only valid Tues-Thurs so not useful to out of towner me) but I noticed that the ticket limit is a whopping 25 tickets person, per 7 day period. Is this unusually high? I wonder if this will inevitably lead to a Hadestown scenario (there's was 19 ticket limit) where large amounts of tickets get scooped up for secondary market in anticipation of high demand therefore making it oversaturated and pretty easy to get last minute tickets at a deep discount on StubHub when sellers are trying to offload.
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Posted: 11/20/19 at 6:48am

ColorTheHours048 said: "While West Side Story is absolutely a well-known property and will most likely sell better than people are expecting (at least until it opens), you have to understand that unless a show is obviously a blockbuster (like Moulin Rouge), the producers are definitely holding seats for later release."

 

What if you want one of these tickets that was held back? I bought a ticket through Telecharge a couple days ago for 13th December for almost $400, which was the only seat left for the dates I’m in New York. Today I went on there again and there are at least 7-8 new seats for other dates for roughly half the price. Both my ticket and these new tickets are for premium seating. Telecharge has a no refund policy. Can I do anything about it?


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