BILLY ELLIOT to Close on Broadway January 8, 2012

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Good riddance.
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Thank god!
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Eh - this show didn't do a thing for me. Once was enough.
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I'm sorry to hear this news.
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So....they're not going to make the changes after all?
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soooo maybe EVITA can take the Imperial now and FOLLIES can stay at the Marquis?? Maybe?? Hopefully??
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Also, this could be a great home for EVITA.
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I loathed the music so I don't think I'm missing out by not seeing it...
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George and Martha. Sad sad sad.

They loved this show.
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Jordan, they did make the changes. Most of them were implemented when the new cast members went in a few weeks ago.
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Oh, damn. I didn't think it was happening for a while yet. I won tickets at the Flea market for next week and was hoping to see it before they ruined it.
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Sad to hear this news. I wasn't into the score until I saw the show and then fell in love with the whole package. I thought it worked beautifully and Solidarity is one of my favorite production numbers of the past 15 years.
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"Also, this could be a great home for EVITA."

Isn't "Evita" suppose to play at the Marquis after "Follies"? I actually think the Imperial Theatre would be a great home to the revival of "Funny Girl".
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FOLLIES isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
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Always sad to see an established show go, even if this wasn't my favorite.
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Well, last I heard "Follies" extended its run till January 22, 2012.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/154855-Youre-Gonna-Love-Tomorrow-Broadway-Revival-of-Follies-Extends

But I guess if "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" was able to extend beyond Daniel Radcliffe's contract and if "Anything Goes" can extend its run as well I guess "Follies" can too.
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Enjoyed it BUT not Tony worthy. In my book, atleast.
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WOW! Was this totally out of left field?
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It was not. The grosses have been down quite a bit since the beginning of the year. When they didn't improve over the summer, it was clear they probably wouldn't make it beyond January.
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What were the changes that they made to the show?
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They made it more family friendly and easier for idiot tourists who can't survive for longer than two hours without stuffing fried foods in their face to understand.
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They cleaned up the language, Disneyfied it a little.
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Billy doesn't want to be a ballet dancer anymore because that's too gay. He wants to get involved in MMA (which, is even gayer, but don't tell them that)