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The over/under for Come From Away

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The over/under for Come From Away#1
Posted: 1/21/19 at 4:51pm
Come From Away owns nearly every house record at the Schoenfeld/Plymouth Theatre, with the exception of longest run. That record belongs to Jekyll and Hyde (1588 total shows). To date (Jan. 20 2019) CFA has had 802 shows. To break Jekyll and Hyde's record, CFA would have to play another 787 performances which would take slightly less than 2 years. Do you think it can do it?
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Posted: 1/21/19 at 5:00pm

It always baffles me that Jekyll and Hyde had a record-breaking run and still managed to lose a ton of money...some bad investment practices there?

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The over/under for Come From Away#3
Posted: 1/21/19 at 5:03pm

I think the show has a good 5-6 year run. It's still selling out, though tickets are a little easier to come by now. It should break Jekyll & Hyde's record.

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The over/under for Come From Away#4
Posted: 1/21/19 at 5:20pm

It's been making $1mm per week easily, and I'd guess the operating costs are ~ $500K, so it's got a long way until it starts losing money. It will easily hit 3.5 years (Labor Day 2020) or more. When it closes, it's not going to be sudden –– it'll close around a New Year or Labor Day. We might see a dip in the coming months as other new shows come in, but even if it settles around $800K/wk, it's making profit.

One of the other amazing things is that it's almost 2 years in, and only 3 OBC members have left. Aladdin is the only other recent show I can think of that retained multiple original principals well into its second year.

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The over/under for Come From Away#5
Posted: 1/21/19 at 5:47pm

Sorry. No offense meant to OP...but what is the point of this thread? 

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The over/under for Come From Away#6
Posted: 1/21/19 at 5:50pm

SomethingPeculiar said: "One of the other amazing things is that it's almost 2 years in, and only 3 OBC members have left. Aladdin is the only other recent show I can think of that retained multiple original principals well into its second year."

There were auditions for Broadway replacements for most roles recently so I expect there will be a big turnover soon.

 

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The over/under for Come From Away#7
Posted: 1/21/19 at 6:04pm

MichelleCraig said: "Sorry. No offense meant to OP...but what is the point of this thread?"

To discuss if it can break the previous record for that particular theater...? Were you not able to come to that conclusion simply by reading above?

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The over/under for Come From Away#8
Posted: 1/21/19 at 6:14pm

SharksVsJets said: "SomethingPeculiar said: "One of the other amazing things is that it's almost 2 years in, and only 3 OBC members have left.Aladdin is the only other recent show I can think of that retained multiple original principals well into its second year."

There were auditions for Broadway replacements for most roles recently so I expect there will be a big turnover soon.


I'm pretty certain they've only had the required EPAs.  

 

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The over/under for Come From Away#9
Posted: 1/21/19 at 6:45pm

SharksVsJets said: "SomethingPeculiar said: "One of the other amazing things is that it's almost 2 years in, and only 3 OBC members have left.Aladdin is the only other recent show I can think of that retained multiple original principals well into its second year."

There were auditions for Broadway replacements for most roles recently so I expect there will be a big turnover soon.


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Shows are required to hold auditions, even if they have no immediate jobs.

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The over/under for Come From Away#10
Posted: 1/21/19 at 6:56pm
Did not know that. Thanks for the info.
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The over/under for Come From Away#11
Posted: 1/21/19 at 7:19pm

as far as I know, all remaining 9 OBC members have extended again(through Aug. '19). Sharon Wheatley is currently out on medical leave as posted on her Twitter. Happy McPartlin will be playing Diane/others until March 10. All remaining OBC talk about what a family they are and what this show means to them.

 

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The over/under for Come From Away#12
Posted: 1/21/19 at 7:24pm

SomethingPeculiar said: "It's been making $1mm per week easily, and I'd guess the operating costs are ~ $500K, so it's got along way until it starts losing money. It willeasily hit3.5 years (Labor Day 2020) or more. When it closes, it's not going to be sudden –– it'llclose around aNew Year or Labor Day.We might see a dip in the coming months as other new shows come in, but even if it settles around $800K/wk, it's making profit.

One of the other amazing thingsis that it's almost 2 years in, and only 3 OBC members have left.Aladdin is the only other recent show I can think of that retained multiple original principals well into its second year.
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They’re more than making enough to cover it, but just wanted to note that their weekly operating costs are significantly higher than that.  

 

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The over/under for Come From Away#13
Posted: 1/21/19 at 9:01pm
Actually Come From Away's nut is probably less than 500K per week. Now, the producers can pay the creative team outrageous sums to make that cost go up, but that would be the only way a show of this nature exceeds 500K. Small crew,one setter, small band,no actors getting paid huge sums. Its the perfect musical really.
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The over/under for Come From Away#14
Posted: 1/21/19 at 9:55pm
For a show many though would fail, its really amazing what has become. Toronto production, London production, Tour, Melbourne. Going strong!
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The over/under for Come From Away#15
Posted: 1/21/19 at 10:19pm

dramamama611 said: "SharksVsJets said: "SomethingPeculiar said: "One of the other amazing things is that it's almost 2 years in, and only 3 OBC members have left.Aladdin is the only other recent show I can think of that retained multiple original principals well into its second year."

There were auditions for Broadway replacements for most roles recently so I expect there will be a big turnover soon.


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Shows are required to hold auditions, even if they have no immediate jobs.
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I'm assuming this is an equity rule, but what's the purpose behind it if they're not intending to hire?

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The over/under for Come From Away#16
Posted: 1/21/19 at 10:37pm

Worth noting, the Toronto production closed yesterday, and will reopen on February 5th in a different theatre.  This is extremely rare for a Toronto show to move.  (Dear Evan Hansen kicked them out :P) The cast was shipped off to Newfoundland this week for a series of semi-staged concert performances (that sold out in a couple of hours).