Chances The Lehman Trilogy or The Inheritance transfer to Broadway next season?

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Someone mentioned earlier they may be looking to transfer, and now my excitement has been through the roof all day haha. Anyone with any inside info on possible future broadway bookings for either show? Hoping they play broadway someday, I'm dying to see both of these shows.

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It would be great if they did - The Inheritance was one of the stars of the Olivier Awards this year...

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I'm kind of surprised a transfer of The Inheritance wasn't already announced following its Olivier wins, actually. However, I believe they are planning on a workshop of it in the coming weeks. 

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Kad said: "I'm kind of surprised a transfer of The Inheritance wasn't already announced following its Olivier wins, actually. However, I believe they are planning on a workshop of it in the coming weeks."

It's my understanding the workshop is mostly to secure investors and/or a non-profit to secure a run. Let's hope it does. I saw it twice in London and need to a dozen more times. 

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Yes, that was my assumption for the workshop, as well. It's unfortunate that a new two-part gay drama is such a tough sell to investors, even with British prestige attached! 

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I agree with Kad. A 2-part play is a tough sell given how Angels in America recently fared last season. Only way I can see this play coming to Broadway is if they can get 1 or 2 above-the-title actor that can get people to buy tickets to see the show. 

Or, if there is a sure-fire blockbuster musical next season that will recoup, bundle this play with that show as a package.

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Wick3 said: "I agree with Kad. A 2-part play is a tough sell given how Angels in America recently fared last season. Only way I can see this play coming to Broadway is if they can get 1 or 2 above-the-title actor that can get people to buy tickets to see the show.

Or, if there is a sure-fire blockbuster musical next season that will recoup, bundle this play with that show as a package.
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Did Angels sell that poorly? I never paid attention to the grosses or the plays too closely last season anyways, but I remember my cousin mentioning it was a difficult ticket for her to get. 

But a 2 part play about gay men moving or living in NYC is just about as appealing of a play as you could get for me. Of course, I am this specific demographic but still, id spend a lot for something like this as I think others would if this were a strictly limited run. 

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Angels in America sold tickets but I doubt it recouped its investment. Regardless, I loved that production and got to see it twice!

https://www.broadwayworld.com/grossesshow.cfm?show=ANGELS-IN-AMERICA&year=2018

Most weeks the gross % potential was in the 60%-70% range and only got over 90% potential gross in its last week.

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Ah I see. Not encouraging if I were an investor for sure. Especially since that show had Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield to help sell it. I can see this doing okay at the Belasco or Jacobs potentially. Hoping they can find some strong talent for the bway run. I believe I read something the other day actually that mentioned Lehman Trilogy just needed a 6 month commitment from their 3 actors for a Broadway run. Hoping that happens! 

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Caught both. LT in NYC. TI in Londontown. Both too long by yards. Need to lose an ACT and whittle the **** down. Redgrave phoned in her little cherry part at the end of PT II of Inheritance I thought.

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Do we have any available Broadway houses that can accommodate Lehman Trilogy’s set? It seems too large to fit into a Broadway house. Maybe the Beaumont, but even then it’s the wrong shape. Maybe the Broadway, but I can’t imagine any play wanting to take that house. It seems to me that the set is not all that complex or spectacular - it just takes up a ton of space. I guess they could scale it down somewhat, but that might make the office feel too cramped.
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I heard a rumor that it’s coming to LCT next year.
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The inheritance is for sure coming in the fall. I know people who have been hired to work it. Rumored between two theatres and will be announced shortly. I think Angels didn’t recoup because how gigantic the set was and what they had to pay that crew in overtime because of the complex set changes between parts
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JBroadway said: "Do we have any available Broadway houses that can accommodate Lehman Trilogy’s set? It seems too large to fit into a Broadway house. Maybe the Beaumont, but even then it’s the wrong shape. Maybe the Broadway, but I can’t imagine any play wanting to take that house. It seems to me that the set is not all that complex or spectacular - it just takes up a ton of space. I guess they could scale it down somewhat, but that might make the office feel too cramped."

It's already being modified for the Piccadilly Theatre in London, so I'm assuming a Broadway house could use the same design.

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nasty_khakis said: "It's my understanding the workshop is mostly to secure investors and/or a non-profit to secure a run."

Correct. It's hoping for a Bway start in the fall. 

I hadn't heard about Lehman going to LCT but a play criticizing capitalist excesses landing at LCT is rich. Makes me think of the NYTime article last week:

‘The Lehman Trilogy’ Criticizes Capitalism, at $2,000 a Seat

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My guess is that LCT will pick up the Inheritance and put it into the Belasco, since so many of their productions have ran there.

Also believe there’s a chance that Lehman will go to the Beaumont. That show needs the depth of that stage and I think It would work beautifully
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Coming to a theatre near you in July:

http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/72252-the-lehman-trilogy

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JVJ93 said: "My guess is that LCT will pick up the Inheritance and put it into the Belasco, since so many of their productions have ran there."

It's a commercial production, with Sonia Friedman and a few prominent NY-based producers attached (who also did it in London). There's a backers audition happening in a few weeks to raise the rest of the money.

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SomethingPeculiar said: "JVJ93 said: "My guess is that LCT will pick up the Inheritance and put it into the Belasco, since so many of their productions have ran there."

It's a commercial production, with Sonia Friedman and a few prominent NY-based producers attached (who also did it in London). There's a backers audition happening in a few weeks to raise the rest of the money.
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Oh duh. That’s right. In that case, I could see it taking the Jacobs or the Barrymore. Though the Belasco would still be a great choice too 

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I can see either at the Barrymore or Belasco frankly
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Both are coming...

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Not to totally hijack my own thread, but what are the chances Fairview transfers? I know it’s playing at TFNA, and I may catch it there, but is there any chance this transfers after it won the Pulitzer? Dying to catch that one
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Trying not to spoil anything, but there is a particular thing that happens at the end of Fairview that would be very difficult to pull off effectively in a Broadway-sized house. And I don’t just mean the usual “losing intimacy” issue that people bring up with every off-Broadway transfer.

I’d be thrilled for them if they’ve somehow make it work, but I would definitely recommend catching it at TFANA!
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When we don't know dates, it's a little ridiculous and hair-splitty to speculate if something will play, for example, the Jacobs vs the Barrymore. The Shuberts have 12 playhouses under 1200 seats, and any show that could fit into one could also fit into the other 11 (with rare exceptions). Filling theatres is a giant game of Tetris, dictated by windows of availability for venues, artists, and producers.

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