PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#1
Posted: 7/3/19 at 6:46pm
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#2
Posted: 7/3/19 at 6:47pm

Such a shame! I loved it!!!!

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#3
Posted: 7/3/19 at 7:04pm
Sad for the company, and hope they all find new work soon. Not sad for the audiences who will be spared this dreadful show.
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#4
Posted: 7/3/19 at 7:09pm

I'm in the camp who thought it was a lot of fun. I like artsy, serious stuff, and I'm also down for a guilty pleasure movie musical.

Best wishes to the cast and crew - they're a really talented bunch.

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#5
Posted: 7/3/19 at 7:12pm
Daaaaamn. This summer has proven to be BRUTAL for shows being axed. Granted, this season was a bit weak in my opinion, but still! I wonder if Tootsie or Beetlejuice will be next?
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#6
Posted: 7/3/19 at 7:14pm

I feel like come August, Broadway is going to feel so empty. 

Has there ever been a season where so many close at one time? Or is this nothing unusual? 

We ain't no cheerleaders.
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#7
Posted: 7/3/19 at 7:16pm
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#8
Posted: 7/3/19 at 7:23pm

Good luck to the talented cast.  This show was a failure in LYRICS - man, Bryan Adams can write a hook but those lyrics were dreadful.  Ms. Banks deserved better than this for her Broadway debut.  

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#9
Posted: 7/3/19 at 7:24pm
@YvanEthtNioj The 2016 season only had Hamilton and Waitress make it out alive.
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#10
Posted: 7/3/19 at 7:28pm
This cast was so strong for the show they were given. I enjoyed myself however, how could you not with this cast? Glad it had a nice run, but happy something new can head in there.
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#11
Posted: 7/3/19 at 7:35pm

Well, it ran for over a year so there's nothing for anyone involved with it to be ashamed of.  With the name recognition of the original property, this will probably tour and run in stock and community theaters for years.  The lack of any Tony nominations was the clincher for this show so there's really no surprise this is happening.

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#12
Posted: 7/3/19 at 7:35pm
It was a true pleasure seeing Andy Karl once again on Broadway. What a class act.
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#13
Posted: 7/3/19 at 7:44pm

Brennin Hunt gets 3 weeks? Poor guy...

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#14
Posted: 7/3/19 at 7:50pm

Marlothom said: "Good luck to the talented cast. This show was a failure in LYRICS - man, Bryan Adams can write a hook but those lyrics were dreadful. Ms. Banks deserved better than this for her Broadway debut."

Which is strange, because as a kid my favourite movie was Spirit, which Bryan did the songs for, and it rocks. Catchy, moves the plot along. Each song distinct. Not the genius of Hamilton, but superior to most of what I've heard on broadway lately. I was super excited to hear he was writing a bway score, and I am a fan of Pretty Woman. But this? Was just kinda bad. No idea where it went wrong.

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#15
Posted: 7/3/19 at 8:04pm
No surprise considering their grosses. Just adding it to the pile now. There's going to be a lot of empty theaters after August 18.
A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#16
Posted: 7/3/19 at 8:04pm
No surprise considering their grosses. Just adding it to the pile now. There's going to be a lot of empty theaters after August 18.
A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#17
Posted: 7/3/19 at 8:04pm
No surprise considering their grosses. Just adding it to the pile now. There's going to be a lot of empty theaters after August 18.
A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#18
Posted: 7/3/19 at 8:23pm
Prob one of the worst shows I’ve seen from direction to choreography to design to lyrics/music. It was just awful. Jerry Mitchell’s Pretty Woman sounded like it would be so much fun but oof.

I do feel bad for Hunt only getting 3 weeks.
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#19
Posted: 7/3/19 at 8:32pm

AADA81 said: "Well, it ran for over a year so there's nothing for anyone involved with it to be ashamed of. With the name recognitionof the original property, this will probably tour and run in stock and community theaters for years. The lack of any Tony nominations was the clincher for this show so there's really no surprise this is happening."

Well, the investors are probably not so happy, but...

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#20
Posted: 7/3/19 at 8:56pm

RippedMan said: "Prob one of the worst shows I’ve seen from direction to choreography to design to lyrics/music. It was just awful. Jerry Mitchell’s Pretty Woman sounded like it would be so much fun but oof.

I do feel bad for Hunt only getting 3 weeks.
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If it's losing money, why not just end it with Andy Karl and the other original cast?!

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Posted: 7/3/19 at 9:23pm


Which is strange, because as a kid my favourite movie was Spirit, which Bryan did the songs for, and it rocks. Catchy, moves the plot along. Each song distinct. Not the genius of Hamilton, but superior to most of what I've heard on broadway lately. I was super excited to hear he was writing a bway score, and I am a fan of Pretty Woman. But this? Was just kinda bad. No idea where it went wrong."

Yeah, Spirit was a pretty incredible movie. The music was stellar too. I would LOVE to see a War Horse-esque stage adaptation. I’m not too sure that it would translate well to the stage but I would still be 1st in like for tickets haha 

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#22
Posted: 7/3/19 at 10:27pm
Maybe Brennin will do the tour?
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#23
Posted: 7/3/19 at 10:59pm
I also enjoyed this show though the only number that was memorable to me was the opening Welcome to Hollywood song. Terrific cast I wish them all well. Lots of out of work actors from the Spring closings and now these Summer closings. I hope everyone lands somewhere great.
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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#24
Posted: 7/3/19 at 10:59pm

They couldn’t get the original stars to stay an extra few weeks to close it? Yeah, I know they may have other gigs lined up, but I’m surprised something couldn’t have been arranged. 

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PRETTY WOMAN sets August closing date#25
Posted: 7/4/19 at 12:23am

YvanEhtNioj said: "I feel like come August, Broadway is going to feel so empty.

Has there ever been a season where so many close at one time? Or is this nothing unusual?
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Based on very little, I'm going to say that recent seasons have had more shows with predetermined closing dates and/or closing announcements were more spread out. 

I think the plays (King Lear, Gary, Hillary and Clinton, Ferryman, Ink, probably Frankie and Johnny) are making this seem like more of a pile up too.