Rosie sings a new tune on 'Taboo' - nydailynews.com

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The latest... I'd like to see this work if for nothing else than to prove that the concept of more tickets sold at a lower price, is better than less tickets sold at a higher price.
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Rock on Rosie......your strength is inspiring many people.
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It definitely will be interesting to watch. Based on the estimated costs for the weekly expenses, there doesn't seem to be much "profit" margin there .. but it shows Rosie's committment to TABOO in that she believes it belongs on Bway - profit or not.
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You know -- I'd love it it Rosie were the producer of "A Class Act" or "Amour". We can use a lot more maverick producers who believe in their projects so passionately and will defy common business sense to promote them. It's just that I can't stand her taste in musicals.
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I agree, Rob. This would be refreshing, even if the show only lasts till the end of the season. If the house could fill up, it would at least demonstrate anew that money plays an ever-increasing role in the audence's decision-making. People tend to be far less adventurous, commiting top dollar only when told the result is a sure-thing.

But it's hard not to be dismayed by the future prognosis. Even half-price seats cost a fortune. Ever watch a tourist's face on the TKTS line? Many times, after being asked to shell out nearly 220 bucks for 4 seats, people gasp, "But I thought this was HALF PRICE!"
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Even if it hasn't worked as well as hoped, I give her huge credit for trying new things to promote the show, online and off.
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Which also raises the question..

Should Taboo have opened off-broadway instead and how would that affected it's life.

I am guessing that Rosie wanted a BROADWAY show, not an off-broadway one.. but still curious how it would have played out with a potential to transfer it had it been a hit
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I just hope that in the future, producers will do readings/workshops more--especially when overhauling the book of a show like that.

I hope the seats do fill up. I hope Rosie can keep the show open. Else, I hope she keeps producing. We do need her spirit on Broadway.
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We love you Rosie and the cast and crew of Taboo! Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I guess better late than never, but I wonder if they would've been able to generate more positive word of mouth earlier if she hadn't refused to paper the houses or go to tkts during previews.

I know that they finally did some, but not nearly as much as many other shows.
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I don't understand this. Nothing has changed, these discounts have been available for a while now. Surely it's only a big deal if Telecharge and the box office change their prices. Better marketing and promotion since the summer, and earlier discounts would have made a difference.
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To the person who said that perhaps "Taboo" should have opened off-broadway. I hear this logic for small shows that fail all the time, however the current facts do NOT back this opinion up. Wonderful small shows (Bat Boy, Talking Heads, Zanna Don't) don't run either. The tourists (who make up the largest % of the Broadway audiences) don't go out of the Broadway area (i.e. Times Square). So to relegate smaller, more charmed based, or just plain specialized audience shows to smaller theaters out of the Times Suare area wouldn't work either. I think we should have a different criterion for "success" of more specialized shows. Not everything has to be big and spectacular to be of interest.

Anyway that's the way I see it. I could be wrong.

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Rosie needs to realize that ticket buyers are not interested in this show at this time. Plus she has made the stupid mistake of trying to keep a production open in January which is the worst month for Broadway. She needs to stop with the "standing ovation" comment. People vote with their dollars, not with standing ovations.
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But it is true that most of the people who have walked into that theatre have liked - loved the show. This supports the notion of not just giving up.

I just don't understand why people are more excited to damn a show and wish it to close than to support theatre. Even show I hate, I don't carry on like this. She is fully aware of the losses, and if she wants to spend money on this--good for her. If I were rich, I would rather spend money on a flop musical than on luxury items I could never feel proud of.
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Does that article mean Rosie owns the film rights to Taboo? OMG no! Has Rosie been involved in film production before?
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Is she lowering actual prices or is she just talking about the current discounts? The Plymouth has 1078 seats. If all were sold at $50 that is $53,900 per show gross or at 8 shows a week, $431,200. All depends on the break even point. If it is $250-300K, it could work.
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Maybe in her phone call to Boy George, he agreed to a smaller slice of the pie.
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"I just don't understand why people are more excited to damn a show and wish it to close than to support theatre."

Damning everything is the most popular American trend of the past decade.
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The way I read it--those are the new ticket prices.

I'll give it a look when I pass by later tonight.
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Good for her! I'm glad to see she's commited to this show no matter what.
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Everyone should wear really cool and outrageous clothes to the show. That way, you might have a chance to be on "the list" for Club Taboo. Or, you can always dress like a bag of lemons and look like Raul.
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As of 2:41PM Eastern, Taboo is still $100 a ticket at Telecharge.
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I know all about off-broadway v broadway and agree with your assessment. But Taboo is unique in that it's a show that would work very well in a more intimate space AND with Rosie behind it - it wouldn't have the issues of cash infusion that most off-broadway shows have. Plus a lot less seats to sell, thereby "packing" in the houses.

I wasn't arguing FOR that option - just citing that it would have been interesting to see if that had happened, what the outcome would have been.
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She wanted to arrive on The Great White Way with a BANG, and she did! That's my two cents.
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"Maybe in her phone call to Boy George, he agreed to a smaller slice of the pie"

Anyone know how large his slice of the pie is?