PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#26
Posted: 7/4/19 at 12:26am
4 of those plays closed/are closing early tho x
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#27
Posted: 7/4/19 at 12:59am
That guy on Big Brother is going to find out in September that his show has already been closed for a month.
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#28
Posted: 7/4/19 at 1:54am
I think we could use a nice big slate of new shows.

I kind of wonder if a bunch of Broadway shows closing to this level is an early indicator or the economy in general starting to go south. Broadway attendance has been so high in recent years with that a lot of tickets are going to sell even when the quality isn't there.
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#29
Posted: 7/4/19 at 8:39am

I enjoyed this more than most. I found it to be a pleasant and entertaining enough evening. I think the opera scene was the highlight of the show.

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#30
Posted: 7/4/19 at 9:18am
Well I guess that makes a theatre open for Diana.
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#31
Posted: 7/4/19 at 9:23am

" It was a true pleasure seeing Andy Karl once again on Broadway. What a class act. "

It would be nice if he was in a hit show for a change instead of flops. (Rocky, Groundhog Day, Pretty Woman)

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#32
Posted: 7/4/19 at 10:33am

haterobics said: "
If it's losing money, why not just end it with Andy Karl and the other original cast?!"

i wonder if they will end up doing just that. They may have to reach some kind of settlement with the new stars, but in the end they should just close it the end of this month rather than prolong it's death. 

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#33
Posted: 7/4/19 at 10:37am

David10086 said: "haterobics said: "
If it's losing money, why not just end it with Andy Karl and the other original cast?!"

i wonder if they will end up doing just that. They may have to reach some kind of settlement with the new stars, but in the end they should just close it the end of this month rather than prolong it's death.
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 WOHA! For some reason I thought that the two new leads had already started July 1st, but I was way off. It definitely seems silly to run a few extra weeks with the two new leads.

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#34
Posted: 7/4/19 at 11:07am
Its highly unlikely that any "settlement" needs to be had. A contract only is in effect as long as there is a show. I doubt either actor has enough clout to have anything written into their contracts for a minimum.
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#35
Posted: 7/4/19 at 11:09am

This is all a bit of a mess caused by a naïve producer who thought her show would magically turn around. It's a crummy situation for the 2 new leads, but not unheard of (Ron Raines in Annie, Judy Kuhn in the Fiddler revival, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels lasted just over a month after Keith Carradine/Brian d'Arcy James/Richard Kind took over).

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#36
Posted: 7/4/19 at 11:10am
Sad for the company. Hope they find work again soon. Happy for Sam Barks, because now she can go do something worthy of her talent.
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#37
Posted: 7/4/19 at 11:10am
Sad for the company. Hope they find work again soon. Happy for Sam Barks, because now she can go do something worthy of her talent.
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#38
Posted: 7/4/19 at 11:13am
Off topic, but now I kinda want a Cell Block Tango-style number featuring the closed shows lamenting their closing, but realizing it was only a matter of time.
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#39
Posted: 7/4/19 at 11:34am

Or, maybe the producers did the best they could to keep the show running for as long as they could, deserve some credit for actually honoring their commitments to the debut lead actors involved, and for giving them their well earned chance to perform even for just four weeks? 

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#40
Posted: 7/6/19 at 1:11pm
I have a past dated ticket for this show and been trying to sell it, to no avail. Since the show's closing, thought I might as well use it rather than let my money sit.

I'm new to the Broadway community so I thought I'd ask for advice. If I have to see the show again, I'd rather wait until the new principles take over. But I wouldn't be able to redeem that within their first week of shows due to conflicting plans. (Not that I disliked Samantha and Andy at all, I'd just like to see new faces im the roles)

tl;dr: Am I likely to still get a seat two-ish weeks before closing? I know usually shows get really busy then, but with Pretty Woman's track record I thought I could risk it. Or should I just see the show again now while Samantha and Andy are in it?
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#41
Posted: 7/6/19 at 4:15pm
Am hoping Allison Blackwell is able to find work quickly after this. She was one of the only highlights of the evening for me
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#42
Posted: 7/6/19 at 5:03pm

JuneJune said: "I have a past dated ticket for this show and been trying to sell it, to no avail. Since the show's closing, thought I might as well use it rather than let my money sit.

I'm new to the Broadway community so I thought I'd ask for advice. If I have to see the show again, I'd rather wait until the new principles take over. But I wouldn't be able to redeem that within their first week of shows due to conflicting plans. (Not that I disliked Samantha and Andy at all, I'd just like to see new faces im the roles)

tl;dr: Am I likely to still get a seat two-ish weeks before closing? I know usually shows get really busy then, but with Pretty Woman's track record I thought I could risk it. Or should I just see the show again now while Samantha and Andy are in it?
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The show doesn't seem to be selling well, so you would probably be fine.

I don't know anything about the new Edward, but Jillian Mueller is fantastic. (Up until now she's been Samantha's understudy, and I was lucky enough to see her in February)

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#43
Posted: 7/7/19 at 12:31am

AntV said: "That guy on Big Brother is going to find out in September that his show has already been closed for a month."

LOL

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#44
Posted: 7/8/19 at 12:39pm

JuneJune said: "should I just see the show again now while Samantha and Andy are in it?"

When you have a choice, always see Andy Karl. smiley

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#45
Posted: 7/8/19 at 3:17pm

Andy Karl signed for a year, he fulfilled it and wants to leave. The closing has nothing to do with him or a contract he signed last year. Perhaps he doesn't want to stay an extra three weeks?  He stepped in when Steve Kazee quit to move to L.A and date Jenna Dewan. He did everyone a favor, despite saying he wanted to take a long break from Broadway after Groundhog Day.  

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#46
Posted: 7/8/19 at 3:24pm

LuPita2 said: "Andy Karl signed for a year, he fulfilled it and wants to leave. The closing has nothing to do with him or a contract he signed last year. Perhaps he doesn't want to stay an extra three weeks? He stepped in when Steve Kazee quit to move to L.A and date Jenna Dewan. He did everyone a favor, despite saying he wanted to take a long break from Broadway after Groundhog Day."

He got paid to do a job, added a credit to his Broadway resume, will be getting royalties from OBC (probably, I don't know his contract), and got to work opposite his wife. Don't know how this was a favor to anyone except himself and his career?

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#47
Posted: 7/8/19 at 3:32pm

It was a favor to the company of the show, when their leading man in Chicago realized he didn't want to be on Broadway again. Simple.  

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#48
Posted: 7/9/19 at 1:18am

bwayphreak234 said: "I enjoyed this more than most. I found it to be a pleasant and entertaining enough evening. I think the opera scene was the highlight of the show."

I've heard so much about the opera scene I wanna see it for that! 

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#49
Posted: 7/9/19 at 1:35am
The opera scene is not a highlight and is cheaply staged. Like the rest is the show. I really don’t know where the budget for this show went.

And what’s Kazee doing now?
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#50
Posted: 7/9/19 at 8:48am

I totally forgot Steve Kazee was initially cast in this.  What happened to Adam Pascal since he temporarily replaced Andy Karl during a previous break? 

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