Considering the lack of original scores on Broadway this year, it's a good choice for them. That being said, I just don't understand the immense love for this show, but to each their own. It obviously has a large fan-base. We'll see if it works. Worth noting that [TITLE OF SHOW] took the same theatre for their transfer...
If Joe Iconis has much to do with casting, don't expect many changes to be made. He is the most loyal person I've ever met. (Doesn't mean they might not add people, of course.) Good Luck to them.
Note to self: avoid 46th between Sixth and Broadway next spring.
100% saw this coming honestly. How could producers let go a cult following? I didn't heard even of the show until last year, thanks to Tumblr. Excited to finally see this show
I see a lot of the principals posting their (deserved) excitement on Instagram, and it looks like most of them will be transferring with the production (Will, George, Kaitlyn). I wonder if they'll add people, maybe not though. Dear Evan Hansen also has a small cast and it's worked well for it. While the show has gotten some flack here and there, I truly did enjoy it and am glad it's getting its chance to shine on Broadway!
Kudos to them! I, too, enjoyed the show when I saw it off-bway. Will Roland certainly shines in this show and has a meatier role than the one he had in DEH. The Lyceum is also a smaller theater compared to other Bway theaters (from what I read on wikipedia its seating capacity is 922) so it's quite likely a lot of performances will sell out.
Got a ticket for March in the cheap seats of the Lyceum, but at the current prices, they're going to royally screw out their fanbase with the pricing. The cheapest are $49 for the last two rows of the balcony (which goes up to $110), with the whole orchestra being $169
Surprised the tickets are already out. Grabbed one for St. Patrick's Day.
quizking101 said: "Got a ticket for March in the cheap seats of the Lyceum, but at the current prices, they're going to royally screw out their fanbase with the pricing. The cheapest are $49 for the last two rows of the balcony (which goes up to $110), with the whole orchestra being $169"Does Lyceum have SRO? If they do, the cheapest tickets may be SRO.
When are they selling to? I assume it's an open-run as of now.
Not surprising, and in a fairly thin season it'll pick up some nominations, but I do have my doubts about how well it can translate cult fandom into mainstream success.
yesraccoons said: "I really hope they get an actual ensemble now. It was confusing with having everyone switch characters and now that they’re on broadway it would look bad to have the principle roles also be ensemble."That is an ensemble. This isn't a show (and one with a ten-person cast) that needs a chorus.
broadwaynerdnewbie said: "Interesting." The shade
Elegance101 said: "When are they selling to? I assume it's an open-run as of now."Telecharge has tickets on sale through September 2019, looks like.
The rush/lotto for this will be insane. Just don't see its fans paying $150+ to see this. Thinking it's main reason for the transfer is for the Tony Awards and licensing.
What's going to be worse: the NYTimes review, or the fan base's reaction to it>
laurensambrose said: "What's going to be worse: the NYTimes review, or the fan base's reaction to it>"You think the fan base reads the New York Times??
dearalanaaaa said: "I mean- no shade or tea towards the cast but once the cult (which imo, has been dying out as of late) has seen the show, other than newcomers, repeats and the industry, who will be seeing the show?At least I have the pride of saying our predictions thus far have been correct. Now, how will they manage the stagedoor (which will be crazier than Hansen, no doubt)"Who else sees any show other than newcomers, repeats, and industry?
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