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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled

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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#1
Posted: 12/19/19 at 6:06pm

Supposedly a "change in the touring schedule" now prevents  Hello Dolly from their confirmed  stop i TO that was supposed to go from MAr 24 to MAy 3 . Prior to coming to Toronto it was playing a week in Rochester NY which should give them enough time to bus and truck it into Canada be4  the date.  In fact, the schedule shows nothing between March 22 and May 5  when it goes to Schenectady (!?) Instead and as an "adequate" substitute they have dropped in the Menier production of "The Boyfriend" ( like expecting steak and getting sole instead- not BAD sole just not what u ordered!)

Something does not make sense here. AND I am royally PO'd  as I was looking forward to this.

HEY did Trump do this?

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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#2
Posted: 12/19/19 at 6:12pm
I’m so upset about this. I was really looking forward to seeing the show and I also bought additional tickets as holiday gifts. I’ve gotten used to Mirvish replacing shows in the subscription but never so close to the opening date that I can recall. I’ve been a subscriber for close to 20 years. Argh.
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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#3
Posted: 12/19/19 at 6:22pm

The Boy Friend isn't a terrible musical and this production has been getting good reviews in London. I do wonder what the real story is though.

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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#4
Posted: 12/19/19 at 6:30pm

it's odd that the show's website doesn't list Schenectady, NY as a stop. Is that getting canceled, too? Are they just ending the tour early? Is it not selling?

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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#5
Posted: 12/19/19 at 7:38pm
Is The Boy Friend doing an extended tour?
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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#6
Posted: 12/19/19 at 9:09pm
They wait this long. Now there isnt even a good seat to be had for the Buffalo stop. This wasnt decided yesterday if they already had a replacement show.

Im so done with Mirvish. They have taken us from a first run tour stop to a 4th. And then cancel anything good.
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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#7
Posted: 12/19/19 at 9:48pm

Perhaps the old arrest record of a notable has put the kibosh on this Canadian leg.  

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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#8
Posted: 12/19/19 at 9:51pm

rosheider said: "Perhaps the old arrest record of a notable has put the kibosh on thisCanadian leg."

Wait what?

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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#9
Posted: 12/19/19 at 11:38pm
Was it just selling that poorly?
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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#10
Posted: 12/20/19 at 12:36am

The show was part of their subscription season, which has around 40,000 subscribers, so no?

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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#11
Posted: 12/20/19 at 9:39am

Call_me_jorge said: "rosheider said: "Perhaps the old arrest record of a notable has put the kibosh on thisCanadian leg."

Wait what?
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I assume this refers to someone possibly having passport or visa issues.  The thought occurred to me also. It's not quite as easy as it used to be, traveling between the US and Canada.

 

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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#12
Posted: 12/20/19 at 9:41am

rosheider said: "Perhaps the old arrest record of a notable has put the kibosh on thisCanadian leg."

Possibly, but more likely maybe one (or some) of them was told that if s/he went into Canada, then coming back to the US would be problematic. US border agents are being very, very weird these days.....

 

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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#13
Posted: 12/20/19 at 9:47am

rosheider said: "Perhaps the old arrest record of a notable has put the kibosh on thisCanadian leg."

Garth Drabinsky has nothing to do with the esteemed Mirvish Production Company. I would think the Touring Production made the call to cancel, as Mirvish has a vital and healthy subscriber base. Maybe they are pulling the plug early on the tour. Sales were sluggish with Betty and maybe even less so with Carolee. 

 

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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#14
Posted: 12/20/19 at 11:55am

I hope there is no cancellation for Schenectady.  I have tickets (via the subscription series).   Actually, Carolee is originally from Albany NY. (neighboring city to Schenectady).  So this final Dolly stop would basically be like a home coming for her.  

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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#15
Posted: 12/20/19 at 12:03pm
I don’t get it. How can sales be “sluggish” when it’s going into subscriber houses?
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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#16
Posted: 12/20/19 at 12:19pm

But why cancel when u have a pre sold  6 weeks ?PLUS I know non subscribers who were buying as well. I would guess at least 2/3 to 3/4 of the show was already sold in Toronto. None of the earlier American shows are cancelled, so I'd say sales were fairly robust over all. If one of the performers had visa difficulties  I'd expect that to have been know and dealt with by now and unless they were a lead, a substitution could be made. ( hells even if it was a lead a sub could have been brought in)

Possibly, but more likely maybe one (or some) of them was told that if s/he went into Canada, then coming back to the US would be problematic. US border agents are being very, very weird these days..... That would only be relevant if they were non citizens, trust me if u r a US citizen u has to go back to the USA sometimes even if u don't want to!

I suspisions its money-  maybe the exchange rate to the producers or maybe the transport costs exchange rate, or even the split of the take. Yes I KNOW they have a contract but if the conditions change to where on party feels they cannot  make enough money for it to be profitable I'm sure there is an escape clause. But a "scheduling change"?  Nope, not believing it Probably never know the truth.

I never said The Boyfriend was a" terrible"  musical but it was NOT what I wanted Not what I was sold and frankly have NO interest in seeing.

There are a number of other non subscription shows coming in including Cats, Miss Saigon, Phantom and I would have prefered to be offered one of them as an option instead.Hell I'd go see Come From Away again and that is already 2 years in so u know there are seats.

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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#17
Posted: 12/20/19 at 1:13pm

sabrelady said: "That would only be relevant if they were non citizens, trust me if u r a US citizen u has to go back to the USA sometimes even if u don't want to!"

Not necessarily. Even US citizens have been told that coming back into the US could raise all manner of issues, mostly having to do with Canada's more generous pot laws. Or, in other words, "Sure, you can come back, and we'll be waiting for you with an arrest warrant when you do."

As I said, border agents on the US are very, very weird these days, which is why I have severely curtailed my trips to NY. I dont need the hassle of someone complaining I'm not bringing enough cash with me for a five day trip to Manhattan.

 

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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#18
Posted: 12/21/19 at 11:41am

I don't think it was selling poorly in Toronto, because I needed to change the date on my Saturday night subscription tickets and usually when I change the date, I am able to get equivalent seats or better. When I changed for Hello, Dolly, they only had significantly worse seats available. I change my date for subscription shows all the time, and I have never had this issue before, which I had assumed was due to the fact that it was selling well. But maybe not. 

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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#19
Posted: 12/27/19 at 1:31pm
Just got word that Schenectady is cancelled. It’s a bummer, I know Carolee was really looking forward to that stop because she’s from the area.
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Posted: 12/27/19 at 1:36pm

Sales were sluggish with Betty and maybe even less so with Carolee. 

more so.  That is the answer. 

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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#21
Posted: 12/27/19 at 2:31pm

gleek4114 said: "Just got word that Schenectady is cancelled. It’s a bummer, I know Carolee was really looking forward to that stop because she’s from the area. "

 

That really sucks. So the tour is basically closing 7 weeks early. Does make me wonder if they'll still send out this non-equity tour next season?

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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#22
Posted: 12/27/19 at 7:33pm

ACL2006 said: "gleek4114 said: "Just got word that Schenectady is cancelled. It’s a bummer, I know Carolee was really looking forward to that stop because she’s from the area. "



That really sucks. So the tour is basically closing 7 weeks early. Does make me wonder if they'll still send out this non-equity tour next season?
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I had no idea a non-equity leg was in the works. I think for one nighters in small communities this could sell, but these 2-6 week runs weren’t kind to Hello, Dolly at all. During the run in Cincinnati there were between 300-800 seats left at showtime for any given performance. People just aren’t interested in Hello, Dolly without a “star”, which is a damn shame, because Carolee is just a dynamo in the role.

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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#23
Posted: 12/27/19 at 9:35pm
I’m heartbroken the stop at Proctors is canceled. The final performance was scheduled to be on my 30th birthday and I thought seeing the final performance of my favorite show of the decade would be a lovely way to ring in my birthday.

I can still see it in Rochester but there are no good seats available for its entire run. Just so, so, so sad.
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Toronto Tour of "Hello. Dolly" cancelled#24
Posted: 1/4/20 at 9:10pm

So basically the last performance of this revival production will be in Rochester on March 22nd?

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Posted: 1/5/20 at 1:02am
According to the BroadwayWorld article, it is currently set to finish on March 22nd.
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