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The Desperation Of Be More Chill

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The Desperation Of Be More Chill#26
Posted: 5/18/19 at 4:31pm

"BMC could have been a real success story if it had moved to New World Stages instead of Broadway."

A thousand times this. 

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The Desperation Of Be More Chill#27
Posted: 5/18/19 at 5:09pm

theatregoer3 said: "BMC could have been a real success story if it had moved to New World Stages instead of Broadway."

BMC could have been a real success story if it had opened at New World or a different Off-Bway venue to begin with, instead of the Signature which had a hard closing date. But I don't fault them for moving it to Broadway this season: they were able to raise the $$ and come in with buzz from the Off-Bway run. If it hadn't moved, everyone would have spent the next 5 years saying "ya know, BMC really should have moved."

The capacity of the Lyceum (922 seats, the Shuberts' third-smallest house) should not be blamed for the show's failure. Financially, it's hard to make a musical work with fewer seats; Next to Normal appears to be the only musical to recoup at the Booth in the past 40 years. There are other drawbacks about the Lyceum, such as the location, the marquee, the bathrooms, and the fact that it has a balcony (which is only a drawback if you're a hit).

Updated On: 5/18/19 at 05:09 PM

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