Once Upon a One More Time to Marquis

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Posted: 1/15/20 at 3:43pm
Well, the news is out for the next show at the Marquis.
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Posted: 1/15/20 at 3:45pm

Not quite sure how I feel about this show yet but hopefully casting news is to follow soon! 

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Posted: 1/15/20 at 3:46pm
I feel the marquis curse will continue. The article has a brief synopsis of this show and I have to say it doesn’t look like my cup of tea. I’m sure it will get the summer Britney tourists. Hopefully it has a healthy run.
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Posted: 1/15/20 at 3:48pm
Can’t lie. I’m intrigued. Glad it’s not a bio-musical.
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Posted: 1/15/20 at 3:49pm

I feel the marquis curse will continue.

Me too. Really wished they put The Lion King there so it could run for all eternity. 

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Posted: 1/15/20 at 3:50pm

More details: 

While a production representative was unable to confirm, reliable sources report to BroadwayWorld that the Britney Spears musical ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME will begin Broadway previews at the Mariott Marquis on June 26th, 2020, with an official opening night set for July 30th.

The production will come to Broadway following an engagement in Chicago from April 14th to May 17th, 2020.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Rialto-Chatter-Exclusive-Britney-Spears-Musical-ONCE-UPON-A-ONE-MORE-TIME-Sets-Broadway-Opening-Date-Theater-20200115?fbclid=IwAR3T8HDXkMelGmaDGG-3WIzIBt4mvW4eqPxS296nakxAvaikKgRg4f4eo5I

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Posted: 1/15/20 at 4:01pm

BwayinVan said: "I feel the marquis curse will continue. The article has a brief synopsis of this show and I have to say it doesn’t look like my cup of tea. I’m sure it will get the summer Britney tourists. Hopefully it has a healthy run."

Maybe, maybe not. The power of the millennial demographic should not be lightly dismissed, and a key factor in the "Marquis Curse" is the fact that their recent musicals have been based on brands with little appeal to the under 30's (Escape to Margaritaville, Tootsie, etc). & Juliet is doing pretty well over here in London, and the reviews have been better than many expected. OUAOMT very much seems like a US equivalent to that musical (Five of Britney's biggest songs are featured in & Juliet, and Max Martin probably won't mind if the likes of "Baby One More Time" and "Stronger" are in TWO major musicals) and could surprise Britney's detractors...

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Posted: 1/15/20 at 4:07pm

Lord help us.

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Posted: 1/15/20 at 4:08pm
If this is as fun as, say, Head Over Heels, I’m all for it.
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Posted: 1/15/20 at 4:08pm

Melissa25 said: "Lord help us."

Have you seen the show? Didn't think so.  Give it a fighting chance.  Lord.

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Posted: 1/15/20 at 4:14pm
I’d also say this appeals to a few key demographics: as mentioned above, millennials. But also, gays, and, unless it’s lewd, families. I would say it’s biggest obstacle is it being in such such a huge barn of a theater.
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Posted: 1/15/20 at 4:15pm

ModernMillie3 said: "I feel the marquis curse will continue.

Me too. Really wished they put The Lion King there so it could run for all eternity.
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The only issue is that the Minskoff would be empty instead.  IMO the Minskoff and the Gershwin are incredibly lucky to have gotten Wicked and Lion King.  Pre-those shows, those theatres had the same issues as the Marquis.  'An undesirable barn is a barn until it has a monster hit...then it doesn't matter that it is a barn'.

 

 
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Posted: 1/15/20 at 4:15pm

I guess they have a lot of faith in the show to not give it anytime between to work out any kinks. 

I'm def. curious. It sounds fun! I love "& Juliet" so I can see this working. 

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Posted: 1/15/20 at 4:18pm

n2nbaby said: "If this is as fun as, say, Head Over Heels, I’m all for it. "

Yeah I agree with this

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Posted: 1/15/20 at 4:18pm

I really want to know the cast that's attached to this. I think I heard Bonnie Milligan did one of the workshops, and her casting would be the push I'd need to buy a ticket.

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Posted: 1/15/20 at 4:21pm

Maybe, maybe not. The power of the millennial demographic should not be lightly dismissed, and a key factor in the "Marquis Curse" is the fact that their recent musicals have been based on brands with little appeal to the under 30's (Escape to Margaritaville, Tootsie, etc). & Juliet is doing pretty well over here in London, and the reviews have been better than many expected. OUAOMT very much seems like a US equivalent to that musical (Five of Britney's biggest songs are featured in & Juliet, and Max Martin probably won't mind if the likes of "Baby One More Time" and "Stronger" are in TWO major musicals) and could surprise Britney's detractors..."

I should also say, the power of the older millennial demographic. People who are few years shy of turning forty. I mean, who doesn't know and love legends Tina Turner or Cher, but it's to Britney's songs I danced at 16. Very excited for this production! 

 

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Posted: 1/15/20 at 4:26pm

jacobsnchz14 said: "https://onemoretimemusical.com/"

Is this link working for anyone? 

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Posted: 1/15/20 at 4:29pm

The link just loads to an empty page.

'An undesirable barn is a barn until it has a monster hit...then it doesn't matter that it is a barn'.

Haha. Right? Good points, this theater has a lot of negatives, but with the right show, it could make so much money. Is it this show? Maybe. Only time will tell!
 

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Posted: 1/15/20 at 4:30pm

ModernMillie3 said: "I feel the marquis curse will continue.

Me too. Really wished they put The Lion King there so it could run for all eternity.
"

Why? Lol. The Marquis has less seats than the Minskoff, so then we’d just have a “Minskoff” curse? Pish posh. 

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Posted: 1/15/20 at 4:31pm

I am 69 and the most I know about Britney probably centers on her meltdown a decade ago. 

I know a lot of Cher songs, Abba songs, Temptation songs, Tina songs, Summer songs, 4 Seasons songs, Carole King songs, etc.  Here is my question: does Britney Spears have enough songs that are good enough to anchor a big Broadway show at Broadway prices?  I have to admit that I am really surprised, especially since it is apparently not a biographical show where they can insert songs anywhere, but have to fit them at the appropriate moment in the show.

PS -- I was also unfamiliar with the music of the group whose songs were the basis for Head Over Heals.  I dont know how much the failure of that show had to do with the songs or

 
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Posted: 1/15/20 at 4:33pm

As a huge Britney fan... the speed at which this has developed is a little concerning. It was pushed back two seasons in Chicago, and the turnaround from Chicago closing to New York first previews is 5 weeks, leaving VERY little room for tweaks or even rehearsals n between. I'm hoping for the best, but that's a very aggressive timeline for a show that's already been delayed.

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Posted: 1/15/20 at 4:34pm
Rumor has it Bonnie Milligan and Emily Skinner are both involved.
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Posted: 1/15/20 at 4:39pm

raddersons said: "As a huge Britney fan... the speed at which this has developed is a little concerning. It was pushed back two seasons in Chicago, and the turnaround from Chicago closingto New York first previews is 5 weeks, leaving VERY little room for tweaks or even rehearsals n between. I'm hoping for the best, but that's a very aggressive timeline for a show that's already been delayed."

I do agree - the turnaround is a bit concerning, but who knows? Maybe they're THAT confident that it doesn't need major work.  Fingers crossed.

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Posted: 1/15/20 at 4:40pm

We, The Gays, are here for it. 

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