Bummer. I actually really enjoyed this play.
InTheBathroom1 said: "I think it’s a commercial venture at LCT, I don’t think it’s an LCT show. I" It believe it's a joint production between LCT and the other producers. LCT is listed as one of the producers, it's listed on their website, and they implement their ticket polices like LincTix - so it's definitely an LCT show. But I believe you may be right that the other producers have a commercial stake in the show, and that's why the low numbers are forcing them to close. To be honest, I don't really know the financial logistics of a non-profit partnering with commercial producers (though I know it isn't uncommon) - but it seems logical enough.
Jordan Catalano said: "Oh wow. When was the last time an LCT show actually closed early?"Women on the Verge?
This is a commercial production, and the run has always been for just 12 weeks (through November 30), presumably because Succession is going to have to start filming again. Where had you seen a January closing date?From the initial NYT announcement:"The play is a commercial production, with a team led by [Jeffery] Richards, taking place in a nonprofit house, Lincoln Center Theater. The producers....are renting the space from the nonprofit, according to a spokesman for Lincoln Center Theater, but the nonprofit’s members will have an early opportunity to purchase tickets (starting Monday) and the theater is credited as a co-producer; the arrangement is similar to that for “Ann” in 2013." (I wouldn't be surprised if the closing date was moved to early November, though.)
quizking101 said: "I can’t find the link but the NYT review had it listed through 1/19/20"Well, they got it wrong, It was always a 12 week run.
Every announcement or advertisement that I've seen for the show indicated a closing date of November 30. As a LCT member who had a first opportunity to purchase tickets, the show was slated for a 3-month run including previews starting shortly after Labor Day and running through the end of November. Unless the show is announced to close earlier than November 30, then it's closing as originally scheduled.
A very bad play -- a staged reading of a wikipedia entry, with Brian Cox's performance as J. Edgar Hoover being a particular drag on the play, especially damaging since he's actually cast in the role of LBJ. Some other actors stand around and deliver barely disguised historical exposition with varying degrees of commitment. Plenty of empty seats. Looked like the mezzanine was deserted.
Dave13 said: "Makes no sense to close before the Holidays, which tends to be the most lucrative time of the year. "Shows like this do not benefit an iota from the holidays. Typically dramas that are doing middling business do worse during the holidays, because everyone wants to see musicals, plays with stars in them, or in demand dramas. So, there is no benefit keeping this open through the holidays...it will probably lose less money this way.
SmoothLover said: "Hopefully the musical in the Spring will overshadow Moulin Rouge."Why? And what does this have to do with The Great Society?
Jarethan said: "What is the musical in the spring?"Flying Over Sunset
Miles2Go2 said: "SmoothLover said: "Hopefully the musical in the Spring will overshadow Moulin Rouge."Why? And what does this have to do with The Great Society?"Nothing, It has to do with the selections for this season at the Beaumont.
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