The Lunt-Fontanne: What's Next?

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The Lunt-Fontanne: What's Next?#1
Posted: 5/5/16 at 11:46pm

Now that Finding Neverland announced it will close up shop, what will come to the Lunt next?

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The Lunt-Fontanne: What's Next?#2
Posted: 5/5/16 at 11:47pm

BandstandAnastasiaHello, Dolly? Charlie and the Chocolate FactorySingin' in the Rain? Will Weinstein chain himself to the front of the theatre after Neverland closes to prevent anything else from ever taking it?

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The Lunt-Fontanne: What's Next?#3
Posted: 5/5/16 at 11:54pm

I believe I read somewhere around here that Spongebob was interested in the Lunt. 

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Posted: 5/5/16 at 11:54pm

I think Bandstand, Hello Dolly, Charlie, and Singin in the Rain are all possibilities. What do you think?

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Posted: 5/5/16 at 11:55pm

ClumsyDude15 said: "I believe I read somewhere around here that Spongebob was interested in the Lunt. 

 

Please No....

 

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The Lunt-Fontanne: What's Next?#6
Posted: 5/5/16 at 11:56pm

ClumsyDude15 said: "I believe I read somewhere around here that Spongebob was interested in the Lunt. "

Thats what I was thinking.

 

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Posted: 5/6/16 at 12:09am

BroadMagTech said: "ClumsyDude15 said: "I believe I read somewhere around here that Spongebob was interested in the Lunt. 

 

Please No....

 


 

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Have you been watching the promo videos? It looks amazing!

also I think singin in the rain might be it.

??Jack-o-lanterns are just pumpkins who majored in musical theatre??
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The Lunt-Fontanne: What's Next?#9
Posted: 5/6/16 at 12:12am

I watched the promo video today and it does seem cute, but you know that no one around here is going to be clamoring to say they enjoy Spongebob because that's the cover of the book and they be judging it. 

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Posted: 5/6/16 at 12:57am

Oh, the sass of it all. 

 

I heard SpongeBob as well. i haven't watched the promo videos, but I hate the cartoon more than most things, so no. I won't be in a rush to see it (but I will see it at some point).  

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The Lunt-Fontanne: What's Next?#11
Posted: 5/6/16 at 3:36am

Hello Dolly is Shubert-bound

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Posted: 5/6/16 at 9:31am

Dolly is going to the St James..bored of repeating that..

my money is on Charlie going to the Lunt.

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Posted: 5/6/16 at 9:43am

brian1973 said: "Dolly is going to the St James..bored of repeating that..

my money is on Charlie going to the Lunt.


 

I think the Lunt would be a good fit for Charlie. 

 

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Posted: 5/6/16 at 9:44am

brian1973 said: "Dolly is going to the St James..bored of repeating that..

my money is on Charlie going to the Lunt.


 

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I have heard otherwise. 

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The Lunt-Fontanne: What's Next?#15
Posted: 5/6/16 at 9:57am

Timing and theater-owner history seem RIPE for...

THE ILLUSIONISTS - November thru January 1.

CHARLIE - March thru Open Ended.

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Posted: 5/6/16 at 11:02am

or how about a limited run of Sunset Boulevard in the Fall. No basis in fact here....just a fun speculation. Also think that Charlie would be a good fit for the Shubert. There would be great built in advertising to the right demographic for the rest of the year. Not sure if any of the producing team is the same as Matilda though. Again....just a speculation.

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The Lunt-Fontanne: What's Next?#17
Posted: 5/6/16 at 11:56am

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is likely bound for the Shubert. 

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The Lunt-Fontanne: What's Next?#18
Posted: 5/6/16 at 11:58am

Anyone know which theater is Anastasia aiming for?

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The Lunt-Fontanne: What's Next?#19
Posted: 5/6/16 at 12:36pm

Hello Dolly and Charlie will be setting up shop next door from one another on 44th street, Evan Hanson will be elbowing out Patrick Bateman, and a helicopter will be flying around the Broadway.

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The Lunt-Fontanne: What's Next?#20
Posted: 5/6/16 at 1:48pm

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will not be on 44th Street. They'll be at the Lunt. 

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The Lunt-Fontanne: What's Next?#21
Posted: 5/6/16 at 2:56pm

Sondheim_Geek said: "Timing and theater-owner history seem RIPE for...

THE ILLUSIONISTS - November thru January 1.

CHARLIE - March thru Open Ended.


 

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The Illusionists? That's not scheduled to come back to NY, is it? They were cancelling shows in the last run in the fall..

 

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The Lunt-Fontanne: What's Next?#22
Posted: 5/6/16 at 7:57pm

Broadway.com reported that the new musical for the Lunt will be announced next week.  So we'll know soon.

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The Lunt-Fontanne: What's Next?#23
Posted: 5/6/16 at 8:32pm

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The Lunt-Fontanne: What's Next?#24
Posted: 5/7/16 at 8:43pm

http://pagesix.com/2016/05/03/get-ready-for-musical-mania-to-hit-broadway/

 

Not sure how legit this is, but it looks like Charlie is going to a Nederlander theater. Obviously that would rule out the Shubert, Broadway, Lyric, Winter Garden, St. James, etc., so the Lunt seems like a good option. I doubt the Neil Simon would ditch Cats so soon, and with the Palace's rumored renovations after AIP closes, it's either this or the Marquis for Charlie.

 

I say Charlie goes here and Spongebob takes the Marquis.

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The Lunt-Fontanne: What's Next?#25
Posted: 5/7/16 at 9:55pm

On Your Feet ain't goin' anywhere

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The Lunt-Fontanne: What's Next?#26
Posted: 5/7/16 at 11:03pm

The linked Page Six article is the now second mention we've heard of a Come Fly Away return so maybe it really IS happening