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House of Blue Leaves Closing Early

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House of Blue Leaves Closing Early#1
Posted: 6/16/11 at 4:20pm
Were the grosses that bad?
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House of Blue Leaves Closing Early#2
Posted: 6/16/11 at 4:23pm
Kinda upsetting. Wanted to see this.
Here's the article
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House of Blue Leaves Closing Early#2
Posted: 6/16/11 at 4:23pm
Kinda upsetting. Wanted to see this.
Here's the article
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House of Blue Leaves Closing Early#3
Posted: 6/16/11 at 4:32pm
I enjoyed it but unfortunately Stiller, on the night I saw it, was the weak link. Falco really had nothing to play off of with him. Glad I saw Jason Leigh though. She was fabulous. And I got the magnet. :)
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House of Blue Leaves Closing Early#4
Posted: 6/16/11 at 5:13pm
The grosses have been going down for the last few weeks. I presume the advances haven't been good - but have no information. I'll just watch my VHS taped version.
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House of Blue Leaves Closing Early#5
Posted: 6/16/11 at 5:58pm
Kind of surprised considering the names in the cast, especially Ben Stiller. Personally, I think the play itself is horrible, so maybe this is the last we'll see of it for a while.
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House of Blue Leaves Closing Early#6
Posted: 6/16/11 at 6:41pm
I actually love this play, but the production felt terribly flat to me. A rare misstep from David Cromer. Interesting to see someone else thing Leigh was he stand-out where for me she was the weakest link. She's such an interesting actor. I feel like I've seen her be brilliant or terrible--nothing in between. While I really didn't like her in this, I have never lost admiration for her intense commitment, even when I've been very disappointed by her choices.
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House of Blue Leaves Closing Early#7
Posted: 6/16/11 at 9:35pm
I had tickets to see this on Jun 27th, so what happens to that performance? Guess I just get a refund? Am so dissapointed as was looking forward to seeing Ben Stiller on stage
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House of Blue Leaves Closing Early#8
Posted: 6/16/11 at 9:36pm
I was looking forward to seeing this in July

I guess the leaves fell off the tree
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House of Blue Leaves Closing Early#9
Posted: 6/16/11 at 10:26pm
Stiller and Falco must be making beaucoup bucks cause their grosses for a play were not bad...and the advance must be zilch. If this is closing, Born Yesterday must be bleeding tons of money as is Bengal
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House of Blue Leaves Closing Early#10
Posted: 6/17/11 at 12:11pm
So what happens if you have tickets for a performance after Jun 25th???
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House of Blue Leaves Closing Early#11
Posted: 6/17/11 at 12:24pm
Sauja, she did play it a bit over the top but she had us on the floor laughing.

mmFan, I suspect you will get a refund. Go to the box office or call the place you got tickets from.
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House of Blue Leaves Closing Early#12
Posted: 6/17/11 at 12:32pm
Thanks uncageg
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House of Blue Leaves Closing Early#13
Posted: 6/17/11 at 2:52pm
The House of Blue Leaves is one of my favorite plays of all times. But I couldn't make myself go see it after reading many, many comments by posters on blogs and by critics. I can easily ignore or read between the lines when someone simply says an actor wasn't good, but most of the interpretation of the script comments told me I wouldn't be able to sit through this "mess" of a production.
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House of Blue Leaves Closing Early#14
Posted: 6/17/11 at 11:06pm
I picked this play purely for the cast. I had also read negative things about this production.
I think the play itself is a very strange one and cannot say I enjoyed it all. I found myself laughing a lot (and many people had said this production was not funny) but overall it is not a play I can say I especially enjoyed as it was just a bit too dark for me.
I thought all the performances were quite good. I enjoyed Leigh, Stiller and Falco. Pill was wonderful in her small role as well.
I would consider seeing another production with a different cast to see if I enjoy it any more or less.
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