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Posted: 2/4/19 at 8:06am

Oh no...my friend was afraid of this. This stinks THE BAND'S VISIT sets closing Maybe Jagged Little Pill could be going into that theater? 

 

Also, this makes two April closings: Kinky Boots as well! THE BAND'S VISIT sets closing  

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Posted: 2/4/19 at 8:14am
For anyone curious, this will have run 6 performances longer than Fun Home (not including previews)
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Posted: 2/4/19 at 8:21am

I may try and see this before it closes. Unless Katrina Link tours it'd be amazing to see this with her. Interested in what will go into the Barrymore next! Congrats to everyone on an incredible run! 

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Posted: 2/4/19 at 8:24am

I am curious about the shortest amount of time a Best Musical Tony winner has stayed open after the awards before announcing a closing...this is interesting, no?

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Posted: 2/4/19 at 8:24am

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I mean 589 performances is an amazing run, but I wish it could've last through the summer. I'll really miss this show!

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Posted: 2/4/19 at 8:29am

This is the amount of performances of BEST MUSICAL WINNERS from the 2000's:


1. Jersey Boys - 4643
2. The Book of Mormon - 3284 (still open)
3. Hairspray - 2642
4. Avenue Q - 2534
5. Kinky Boots - 2507
6. The Producers - 2502
7. Spamalot - 1575
8. Hamilton - 1453 (still open)
9. Billy Elliot: The Musical - 1312
10. In the Heights - 1184
11. Once - 1168
12. Memphis - 1165
13. Contact - 1010
14. A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - 905
15. Thoroughly Modern Millie - 903
16. Dear Evan Hansen - 897 (still open)
17. Spring Awakening - 859
18. The Band's Visit - 589
19. Fun Home - 583

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Posted: 2/4/19 at 8:40am

I know Hallelujah, Baby! is the only musical to close before it won the Tony for Best Musical. It ran for only 293 performances sans previews. 

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Posted: 2/4/19 at 8:51am
Passion has the lowest in terms of post-opening performances with 280.
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Posted: 2/4/19 at 8:52am

Really sad about this. 

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Posted: 2/4/19 at 9:01am
This makes me sad, but who can argue its success? Ten Tony Awards and recoupment for a show no one thought would fare well on Broadway. Congrats to all for such a successful run from a little show that could.
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Posted: 2/4/19 at 9:19am

Sad to hear. Do we think Tony Shaloub will make a brief return before it's close?

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Posted: 2/4/19 at 9:23am

My guess would be no, as last year he was out around this time for Maisel filming.

 

A beautiful show, glad to have fallen in love with it.

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Posted: 2/4/19 at 9:29am
F*ck. I was just thinking about this beautiful show yesterday.
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Posted: 2/4/19 at 9:29am

I sort of missed how low the grosses had become in January –– it consistently did $700-900K before Christmas, but since then has been in the $500s. A great run, though, and David Yazbek will have about a week and a half with 2 shows running simultaneously. 

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Posted: 2/4/19 at 9:30am

interesting that 2 musicals are closing this late in the season and thus precluding anything coming in before the Tony deadline. Understandable from the show's perspective (Tony run-up can be brutal for "old" shows) but I wonder what it is saying about the pipeline. . 

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Posted: 2/4/19 at 9:31am

FYI, all Tuesdays-Thursdays through 3/28 are available on Audience Rewards, $42 plus points.

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Posted: 2/4/19 at 10:17am
Didnít someone mention in the Katrina Lenk vacation thread that people would be pleasantly surprised with her replacement? Guessing thatís not going to happen anymore? I could have misread it though.
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Posted: 2/4/19 at 10:19am

For a show with such an unusual premise to have won so many awards and found an audience is quite an accomplishment.  I think I admire the show more than I love it, but I love the fact of its very existence  and because it tried something different and challenging and succeeded, which is more than can be said for many shows.  Thanks to everyone involved for giving us 'The Band's Visit'.

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Posted: 2/4/19 at 10:21am

HogansHero said: "interesting that 2 musicals are closing this late in the season and thus precluding anything coming in before the Tony deadline. Understandable from the show's perspective (Tony run-up can be brutal for "old" shows) but I wonder what it is saying about the pipeline. ."

What do you think?

While I could see the theater owners wanting to bring in the new ASAP, I don't think that they'd push out a Tony Award winner.

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Posted: 2/4/19 at 10:24am

So I guess the rumor that Georgia Engel was replacing Kristina Link was fake news?

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Posted: 2/4/19 at 10:59am

Nm 

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Posted: 2/4/19 at 11:11am
30 visits to this show, and Iím heartbroken. THE BAND'S VISIT sets closing
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Posted: 2/4/19 at 11:37am
Tragic. Such a beautiful piece of art.
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Posted: 2/4/19 at 11:46am

Mike Barrett said: "I may try and see this before it closes. Unless Katrina Link tours it'd be amazing to see this with her. Interested in what will go into the Barrymore next! Congrats to everyone on an incredible run!"

Anyone that hasn't seen this show must put it on their "MUST SEE" list before it closes, for no other reason than witnessing the magical performance by Katrina Lenk. I could not keep my eyes off of her anytime she was onstage. I have seen the show twice and will see it again before it closes. She is absolutely mesmerizing in the role!!