This has been discussed in the Indecent Closing thread by a few of us, but I think it really deserves its own thread. Indecent, recently slated to shutter this weekend, has cancelled its closing notice and is now selling tickets until an August 6th closing date. This seems unprecedented to me, though maybe someone can set me straight. I can only think of an instance where a few extra performances were added after the closing notice roused interest. This also isn't an extension for a limited run. This is a quick turnaround where a show announced closing, nearly reached that date, and now has opened up over a month of new performances.It's astonishing news, and wonderful in my book. I only hope it can reach August now that the gauntlet has been thrown down; it had an uphill battle, and now it has to sell shows from scratch again that are mere days away. Do the producers expect the rush of interest from people scrambling to catch the show to continue at the same pace? I hope this is a bit more thought through than that. It would be heartbreaking to see another closing notice in a week. Perhaps a passionate investor kicked in a new major sum? In any event, a fabulous and shocking announcement, and I hope that many who have not seen this wonderful show now get the chance.
Such wonderful news! My heart is happy. :)
This actually is the best news I had all day! So very glad for this wonderful production.
In the "closing" thread, HogansHero called this possibly the single best piece of news of the season. And I'm inclined to agree. It makes me feel so much hope and joy and surprise.
Really very happy to hear this! What a pleasant surprise. This season has seemed even more difficult to keep a plan open and running. Six Degrees of Separation, Sweat, Indecent, Significant Other, and especially The Glass Menagerie were all excellent productions this season and its sad that most didn't have as great of runs as they could (or, in my opinion, should have had). Even worse when garbage like Michael Moore is given a Broadway house to preach his nonsense, when there are such brilliant playwrights out there with excellent stories to tell, such as Indecent.
I can't imagine this is an expensive show to run, and maybe with Vogel's Tweets some donor's came into place? Either way, I'm happy it is gaining interest. I don't think it's the strongest play, but the direction really is fantastic.
My final slot for my August trip was between Groundhog Day and Miss Saigon. I was not too keen on seeing either one of those, so I was waiting. Now with this news, I got tickets to Indecent instead!
Hurray, Phantom! I hope more people take advantage of this extra opportunity to see the play. I've been advocating heavily for it since I caught it early in the run. It's my favorite show of the season, on or off-Broadway, musical or straight play. And I'm a year where very strong shows like Sweat and Significant Other and Six Degrees have struggled so mightily, as z5 mentioned, it does give one hope that maybe there can be room on our biggest stages for brilliant work that is perfectly cast (and doesn't need a star to carry it). This, and the turnaround of A Doll's House Part 2's fortunes since the bleak box office in early previews have been the happiest surprises of the season.
There's a really lovely aspect of a little play about a little remembered play finally getting its due. I'm thrilled it will be sticking around for a little longer!
So happy this show is going on!
Were tickets already sold for this block of dates? If so did people get refunded already and now have to purchase them again?
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