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Riedel on shows closing from the Tony fallout

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Kind of sums up the whole night... A lackluster end to a phenomenal season

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"One insider called it “sort of a ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ on steroids." 

Lol he must read these message boards cause several posters here made that comparison 

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“'Dear Evan Hansen,' which won Best Musical, put out a new block of tickets and sold nearly $1 million worth, mostly to brokers, sources say."

Does this mean we can expect Hamilton-ish pricing for the new block?

"The show’s a bona fide hit, but some investors fear it will sag after Ben Platt, its Tony-winning star, leaves in November."

I've been saying the same thing. This is "The Ben Platt Show".

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Lot666 said: "“'Dear Evan Hansen,' which won Best Musical, put out a new block of tickets and sold nearly $1 million worth, mostly to brokers, sources say."

Does this mean we can expect Hamilton-ish pricing for the new block?

"The show’s a bona fide hit, but some investors fear it will sag after Ben Platt, its Tony-winning star, leaves in November."

I've been saying the same thing. This is "The Ben Platt Show".


 

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I am not convinced it is the Ben Platt show, but I think it will be a struggle to find a good replacement.  Sort of like Curious Incident and Alex Sharp, Curious Incident had a pretty good life for a play without Sharp. However, most didn't think it would continue without Sharpe.  

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While Sharpe was terrific in the role, he by no means entered the cultural zeitgeist like Platt has.I think DEH will run as long as Next to Normal and Fun Home; about 2 years or so.

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I do agree The Great Comet's performance very much reminded me of the performance of Fiddler of the Roof from last year...except The Great Comet's performance was actually entertaining. The twist on the 2015 Fiddler was the Israeli folk choreography, which looked amazing in the theater. Performing "The Wedding Dance" at the Tonys though was a mistake because the choreography is supposed to look like a some sort of organized chaos, which works when you are looking at it from the audience of the theater, but on TV it just looked like Chaos. Add to that 75% of Fiddler's songs are perfectly truncated to be performed outside of the show on a TV performance, it just didn't make any sense.

Comet on the other hand, has the same Russian feel to the score, except the show is based around the chaos. There were large debates on this board as to what Comet would perform, as very little of it works out of context/capture what it feels like to be in the audience, as we saw from the sub-par GMA, and the just OK Today show performances.  You can tell the entire creative team worked extremely hard to wrap their heads around building a number that would capture the feel of being in the Imperial, and they succeeded. 

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little_sally said: "While Sharpe was terrific in the role, he by no means entered the cultural zeitgeist like Platt has.I think DEH will run as long as Next to Normal and Fun Home; about 2 years or so."

 

I feel it depends on how smart the producers are after the show's 15 minutes in the mainstream consciousness are up. This show is different than NEXT TO NORMAL or FUN HOME. It has a built-in audience to be tapped-- high school field trips. If the producers go after high schools and create some sort of marketing campaign to lure class/camp/group trips to the show, I could definitely see it doing good business for at least 5 years.

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I'm curious to know what impact the Comet performance had on their sales. I thought it was a standout of the night and likely the best number they could have done- lots of energy and fun. But, they were pretty absent on the rest of the broadcast since their two awards were presented off-screen. 

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I'm kinda amazed he thinks cfa will die off sooner than later.  The operating costs for that show must be nothing. 

 

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I think Riedel forgets that CFA can pull an American in Paris and run an advertising campaign of it being the "MOST AWARDED NEW MUSICAL OF THE SEASON....WINING MORE BEST MUSICAL AWARDS THEN ANY SHOW OF THE SEASON" as well as come September they have a somewhat built in Media to tap for publicity purposes. 

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bdn223 said: "I think Riedel forgets that CFA can pull an American in Paris and run an advertising campaign of it being the "MOST AWARDED NEW MUSICAL OF THE SEASON....WINING MORE BEST MUSICAL AWARDS THEN ANY SHOW OF THE SEASON" as well as come September they have a somewhat built in Media to tap for publicity purposes. 

 

I can't imagine the producers of CFA will be using the 9/11 anniversary to promote the show.  

 

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Anshel2 said: "bdn223 said: "I think Riedel forgets that CFA can pull an American in Paris and run an advertising campaign of it being the "MOST AWARDED NEW MUSICAL OF THE SEASON....WINING MORE BEST MUSICAL AWARDS THEN ANY SHOW OF THE SEASON" as well as come September they have a somewhat built in Media to tap for publicity purposes. 

 

I can't imagine the producers of CFA will be using the 9/11 anniversary to promote the show.  

 


 

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Promote is an ugly word....but I can bet that they producers have already contacted the 9/11 Museum/Foundation to have the cast or at least someone from it sing the National Anthem for the annual reading of those lost that is televised on NY local media channels. 

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bdn223 said: "Anshel2 said: "bdn223 said: "I think Riedel forgets that CFA can pull an American in Paris and run an advertising campaign of it being the "MOST AWARDED NEW MUSICAL OF THE SEASON....WINING MORE BEST MUSICAL AWARDS THEN ANY SHOW OF THE SEASON" as well as come September they have a somewhat built in Media to tap for publicity purposes. 

 

I can't imagine the producers of CFA will be using the 9/11 anniversary to promote the show.  

 


 

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Promote is an ugly word....but I can bet that they producers have already contacted the 9/11 Museum/Foundation to have the cast or at least someone from it sing the National Anthem for the annual reading of those lost that is televised on NY local media channels. 


 

"Let us all remember the sadness and solemness of this day and the thousands that tragically lost their lives. And now let's put our hands together and welcome the cast from the hit Broadway musical Come From Away..."

 

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I believe it's been reported that members of the cast already have visited the 9/11 museum, which has included Gander, and the site's blog also has featured ''Come From Away.''

Whether or not the show seeks any ''promotion'' around the anniversary, you can bet media outlets will flock to ''Come From Away'' to do stories about it nevertheless.

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I know the sales DEH gained from the Tonys far exceed $1 million, so this article should be considered invalid and taken down. Riedel knows absolutely nothing.