Why is Barry Manilow not selling better?

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Why is Barry Manilow not selling better?#1
Posted: 2/11/13 at 3:07pm
I know all about the sickness and the blizzard. But I am really surprised at the low numbers. Is nostalgia not kicking up a storm on broadway?
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Posted: 2/11/13 at 3:09pm
uh...has been.
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Posted: 2/11/13 at 3:12pm
But he has such a huge following. I'm sure they were expecting better. Makes me wonder how Bette and Tom Hanks will fare.
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Posted: 2/11/13 at 3:17pm
Dame, Barry has a following yes, but not nearly as much as Bette and Hanks. Also, he just did a tour last year and played the Music Hall last May. On top of that his ticket prices for Manilow on Broadway are quite steep to say the least.

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Posted: 2/11/13 at 3:21pm
When this was announced I got to thinking to myself if there were any Manilow songs I truly, truly liked. I really couldn't think of a one and then the other day I was listening to some music via my cable provider's Stage and Screen music station while cleaning up around the house and "Ready To Take A Chance Again" (from the 1978 Goldie Hawn/Chevy Chase comedy, "Foul Play") suddenly came on and I realized that's the one.
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Posted: 2/11/13 at 3:22pm
Too many dates is my guess. Already extended through March 3, but so far, it hasn't been sold out or anything. Seems like Vegas, where nostalgia for pop is more celebrated, would have been a better option for run longer than a couple of weeks.
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Why is Barry Manilow not selling better?#6
Posted: 2/11/13 at 3:25pm
^I'm pretty sure the only reason it is "extended" to March 3 is to make up for the lost shows when he was sick. I don't believe it is extending again.
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Posted: 2/11/13 at 3:29pm
Probably the fact that the show pretty much is the Vegas show.
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Posted: 2/11/13 at 3:39pm
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Posted: 2/11/13 at 3:44pm
I wonder how many of the unsold seats are the $700 seats. It would make sense that they put an enormous amount of them on hold hoping they would be sold.
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Posted: 2/11/13 at 3:46pm
Don't they lower the price of those seats when they don't sell? I would assume they have one kind of Dynamic pricing in play.
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Posted: 2/11/13 at 3:52pm
Everyone's dead?

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Posted: 2/11/13 at 4:24pm
Probably the blizzard. The blue hairs couldn't drive/bus/train in from Long Island, Jersey and Westchester.
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Posted: 2/11/13 at 4:26pm
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Posted: 2/11/13 at 4:31pm
I think he's really a Barry Manilow impersonator.
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Posted: 2/11/13 at 5:04pm
Oooh...I just remembered another Manilow song that I *do* like: Weekend in New England.
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Posted: 2/11/13 at 5:07pm
I like I write the songs. So unapologetically hocky
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Why is Barry Manilow not selling better?#17
Posted: 2/11/13 at 5:23pm
There are a batch of dates on tdf for his shows.
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Posted: 2/11/13 at 5:26pm
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I wasn't making fun of anyone. I just asked a question.
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Why is Barry Manilow not selling better?#19
Posted: 2/11/13 at 6:07pm
Horror shows don't sell. And what he has done to his face is a horror.
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Why is Barry Manilow not selling better?#20
Posted: 2/11/13 at 6:12pm
I saw him when he played my town (Rochester, NY) a couple of years ago - it was great, but I really didn't feel the need to see him again. Maybe others felt the same way. It was just kind of a full-circle thing - I saw him in NYC back in the 70s, and for nostalgia's sake thought it would be fun to go once more.

I wish he hadn't had so much plastic surgery and I also wish that he hadn't done that part of the show where he sang with the video of "young Barry." That really pointed up the difference in his appearance. I also thought it was kind of creepy when he descended from the stage in that little cage and pulled someone out to dance a slow dance with him. Awkward! I never, ever thought of him in the same category as my other teenage crushes (Peter Frampton, etc.) I just loved his voice.

I have to add that I'd say most of the people there when I went were in their early 50s, like me - not "blue-haired" senior citizens Why is Barry Manilow not selling better?
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Posted: 2/11/13 at 6:20pm
I am 48 and when I saw him in Los Angeles his audience was about my age. There were also tons of children there being that it was the Hollywood Bowl. The young Barry thing has always been hilarious to me. I think that in the last year that has been edited from the show.
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Why is Barry Manilow not selling better?#22
Posted: 2/11/13 at 7:15pm
He's not as good as he use to be?
I saw him a few years ago and he looked like he was going through the motions but I didn't see any passion in his performance.
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Why is Barry Manilow not selling better?#23
Posted: 2/11/13 at 11:11pm
^ but I thought music and passion were always the fashion...
Other than that, did you enjoy the play Mrs Lincoln?
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Posted: 2/12/13 at 2:53am
^^^ Only at the Copa Dear!