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So is PROMISES closing Dec. 26?

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So is PROMISES closing Dec. 26?#1
Posted: 9/8/10 at 3:16pm
Being the last day for Sean, Kristin, and Molly (which has a strange 11-week contract up until that date)- what are the chances the production will close on December 26th? Is it even going to recoup by then?
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So is PROMISES closing Dec. 26?#2
Posted: 9/8/10 at 3:20pm
Still doing good box office, but really on the strength of the present cast, which is leaving on 12/26, unless there recasting can be as inspired or the present personnel extend then it is certain to sink.

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I have not heard if this show has recouped as yet?
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So is PROMISES closing Dec. 26?#2
Posted: 9/8/10 at 3:41pm
It will most likely close regardless of gross or if they snag a starry new cast. It is most likely Sister Act is heading to the Broadway, since that is the biggest Shubert house.
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So is PROMISES closing Dec. 26?#3
Posted: 9/8/10 at 3:58pm
Sister Act should go into the St. James since American Idiot should be closing soon.
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So is PROMISES closing Dec. 26?#4
Posted: 9/8/10 at 4:06pm
It should do the St. James since Idiot will shutter end of January (most likely) and allow enough time for Sister Act to move in for the Tonys, but is the rights held by the Shubert Org.?
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So is PROMISES closing Dec. 26?#5
Posted: 9/8/10 at 4:06pm
It still makes no sense to me why they would choose to close the show on 12/26, missing out on what is probably the biggest week of the year for show grosses. If the stars' exit dates were the following Sunday, then I'd be willing to accept that they were also closing on that date. But with a 12/26 exit date, it still seems very fishy to me.
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So is PROMISES closing Dec. 26?#6
Posted: 9/8/10 at 4:11pm
Since Kristin would be out a good deal of that week, specifically New Year's Eve since she's doing a concert in L.A., it's likely they wouldn't do their normal business anyway.
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So is PROMISES closing Dec. 26?#7
Posted: 9/8/10 at 4:35pm
The producers are actively looking for and in early talks with some celebrities to replace Kristin Chenoweth. There has also been talk that Sean Hayes may extend. (Notice that the press release stated their final performance together would be December 26.)

As always, things could fall through and the producers may opt to close on December 26 after all.
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So is PROMISES closing Dec. 26?#8
Posted: 9/8/10 at 4:39pm
I'd be surprised if they up and closed. I'm sure, as blueq123 pointed out, that the producers are seeking replacements. The show's doing decent box office biz and I'd be shocked if they closed after just one season. Has it recouped?
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So is PROMISES closing Dec. 26?#9
Posted: 9/8/10 at 10:22pm
I know that someone posted this in another thread but if the producers got Megan Mullally to take Cheno's role....the box office would go crazy. Speaking from a strictly box office perspective, there would be no down side.
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So is PROMISES closing Dec. 26?#10
Posted: 9/9/10 at 9:22am
Yes, Megan Mullally has the exact qualities needed to take over the role...thank you for the laugh!
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So is PROMISES closing Dec. 26?#11
Posted: 9/9/10 at 1:13pm
Dec 26th seems to be the date that it will close.
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So is PROMISES closing Dec. 26?#12
Posted: 9/9/10 at 3:47pm
Megan would be a better fit for Marge McDougall.
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