There is a current (or just closing) production in Chicago.
dwwst12 said: "Kad said: "Well, if nothing else, this will demonstrate the commercial viability relying entirely on being viral. A million streams of the album means nothing if those people don’t buy tickets."Don't a lot of shows that fail to recoup on Broadway make the money back -- albeit slowly -- via tours, licensing, etc? I feel like with a couple of lyric changes, this show could be a steady earner in high school and community theater for a long time. It seems like measuring commercial viability by the length of an initial run is only measuring a small part of the business."Revenue that comes in from tours or licensing doesn’t make the initial production any less of a loss. Productions are separate from the material.
Just bought tickets for my husband and I (my second time, his first) to see the final Saturday performance. I tend to root for the underdog and am sorry to see it leave so soon. I thought the score was uneven - there are songs I loved and a couple that I hated - but the set and sound design are fantastic and Jason Tam should've been nominated for Best Featured Actor.
Be More Chill does a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR: https://www.npr.org/2019/07/01/736773380/be-more-chill-tiny-desk-concert
They just announced they're opening Off-West End in February at The Other Palace.How do you think it's gonna do over there? I think this is Joe Iconis' first international production, so good for him.
Alex Kulak2 said: "They just announced they're opening Off-West End in February at The Other Palace.How do you think it's gonna do over there? I think this is Joe Iconis' first international production, so good for him."literally why is this happening?
LightsOut90 said: "literally why is this happening?"The Other Palace is exactly the right place for Be More Chill; it's the only fringe venue in London that really dedicates itself to musical theatre, it's a medium size venue, and cult shows play short runs there for a bit so the show gets seen and a market for further licensed productions can happen.It's very unlikely to move anywhere from there, but could potentially make a little money based on young adult hype. Regardless of your feelings about the quality of the show, from a licensing/production perspective it's not a terrible idea.
The breaking news item refers to it as "the smash hit Broadway musical". Oooooohhhkaaaaayyy. Guess the bar for that is lower than I thought.
See, this is the kind of stuff the show should be doing. Limited, fringe-sized engagements in international/regional theatres. I'll admit I'm not a fan of the show in the slightest (I really tried...), but clearly it has it's fans. It shouldn't try and pretend like it'll be a long-running smash musical, when it's a perfectly serviceable niche musical. This seems a lot more appropriate.
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