Annie Is Papering

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Posted: 12/11/15 at 4:54pm

Not surprising as the theater itself is as big as Grand Central station. The seating is great with a huge orchestra & a shallow wrap around mezzanine. Not mentioning what site but people can figure it out for themselves. Mentioning it would result in my summary execution.

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Posted: 12/11/15 at 4:59pm

Where? I'm not seeing this on the usual suspects you normally discuss. PM me.

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Posted: 12/11/15 at 6:15pm

It seems they really misread the market  by charging a $600 weekend top ticket price for a non-Equity Tour  of Annie playing in Brooklyn when an Equity Production just played Broadway two years ago with actual stars being paid large salaries.

Such greed.

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Posted: 12/11/15 at 11:53pm

Mike Costa said: "It seems they really misread the market  by charging a $600 weekend top ticket price for a non-Equity Tour  of Annie playing in Brooklyn when an Equity Production just played Broadway two years ago with actual stars being paid a large salaries.

 

Such greed.

 

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$600, really? Who in their right mind would spend that kind of money on Annie?

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 12:15am

Unless they've changed it, $95 appears to be the top price? Ticket sales for next Saturday night (19th) are ABYSMALLY low. What an embarrassment. 

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 12:19am

They really did not think this out. The theater is immense, it is off the beaten track and may not be the safest place to go at night. Not a good formula for success. Charnin needs to stop all Annie revivals for at least 10 years to give the public time to want to see it again

 

The theater is about 1/2 the size of Radio City.

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 12:25am

Annie is a cute show, but I don't think it is the type of show that I would ever pay top dollar for. It has a great and well deserved life in regional, community, and school theatres. It is way to overplayed to warrant a big budget tour or Broadway production.

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 12:27am

The theater is in a high-crime area with a high number of shootings, robberies and murders over the last 30 day period (scroll to the Beverly Road/Flatbush Ave part of the map at http://spotcrime.com/ny/brooklyn)  There was even a shooting on the same block as the theater within the past 30 days. 

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 12:28am

Was at the theatre a week ago for a concert. What a GORGEOUS venue. But even when I was there I was thinking the Annie thing was crazy.

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 1:20am

It is great for a concert but not for a Broadway show especially until they do something about the crime problem.

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 3:47am

Well. the show will get out at, what?, 10:30pm? I think you'd be fine on the crime-end of it. I guess there is no guarantee, but why would I NOT see a Broadway show, and see this? The last revival didn't do well. So why would someone spend the same type of money for a show with lesser production values? Not to mention, I can't imagine they're paying the cast anymore or insuring their safety at night. SKIP IT. 

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 8:03am

After reading this thread, I went to check on Ticketmaster, because I had bought tickets for a Sunday matinee for my grandson.  The performance, as well as the entire second week, has been cancelled!.  No notice from Ticketmaster.  Oh well.

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 8:59am

Yikes. 

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 9:08am

Wrong re the crime aspect. Once it gets dark, watch out.  They will take a major financial bath on this. I wondered why they renovated the theater. Yes it is beautiful and I am glad they did. It is a huge white elephant and will continue to be until the neighborhood turns around. I do not see that happening any time soon.

 

 

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 10:10am

The Flatbush Avenue/Beverly Road corridor has gone way downhill in the past year or two.  I no longer feel safe there.

- The shooting on the block of the theater occurred on Sun 11/15 at 8:37pm, right when the show would be going on.

- Two armed robberies occurred at Flatbush Ave/Beverly-Cortelyou Roads on Sat 11/19 at 6:30pm and 7:01pm, right when many people might be walking from the Q train stop at Beverly Road or Cortelyou Road to get to the theater.

- During the daytime, the shootings continue. On Tues 11/10 at 1:21pm, there was a shooting on the 1800 block of Beverly Road (along the route you'd walk from the Q train stop).

- Early in the morning on Wed 10/14 at 2am, at Beverly Road and East 19th St (a block away from the theater and along the walk from the Q train), a 25-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest.

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 10:28am

The theater owners should either have paid security personnel in and around the theater  to patrol. This may wind up as a big mistake on the part of those who renovated the theater. The crime aspects trumps everything. No matter what goes in there, unless you feel safe you are not going.

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 10:31am

This thread reads eerily similar to the most recent episode of The Good Wife . . . 

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 10:36am

even if you ignore safety concerns, this venue is not well located to the subway and is a pricey taxi ride, which is how I think most of the target audience would travel. We can all understand how iconic buildings are the foundation of revitalization, but this is no carbon copy of BAM Harvey.

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 10:36am

Do not watch the show so the comparison is lost on me.

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 12:36pm

I could be wrong but the engagement may have been shortened . I thought it ran until right before New Year's Now it ends a few days before Christmas

 

Can anyone confirm this , one way or the other?

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 12:40pm

Well it sounds like it'd be better off for concerts anyway. 

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 12:42pm

I, for one, will be skipping this. I know in the minority on this, but I thought the most recent revival was stellar. I would like to keep that fresh in my mind.

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 12:43pm

Plus I heard Annie herself was struck by a smooth criminal.

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 12:46pm

Better off going to view the theater when they have an open house during the day. Safer at this point and you just go for the theater which is well worth it

 

Another theater worth visiting is Rev Ike's old haunt  the old Loews 175 th Street. Looks like it did on opening day even down to the pipe organ. Still has services on weekends but smartly they rent it out for concerts. It was also featured in an episode or two of Smash.

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Posted: 12/12/15 at 12:49pm

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