Which shows will Covid-19 end?

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Which shows will Covid-19 end?#1
Posted: 3/15/20 at 9:42pm

Which shows will not survive this closure?

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Which shows will Covid-19 end?#2
Posted: 3/15/20 at 9:47pm

That depends on how long this closure lasts for. If it last for 3 months, I can see a lot of things not reopening like COMPANY, DIANA, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, HANGMEN, MEAN GIRLS, MRS. DOUBTFIRE, LEHMAN TRILOGY, VIRGINIA WOOLF and possibly more.

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Which shows will Covid-19 end?#3
Posted: 3/15/20 at 9:58pm
Poor SING STREET doesn't stand a chance. So sad.
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Posted: 3/15/20 at 9:59pm
Well “Sing Street” has already said they’d aim for a Fall opening.
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Posted: 3/15/20 at 10:15pm
Unfortunately, doubt Flying over Sunset and Caroline or Change will end up opening. Ten years from now, we’ll probably get some encore presentations of both.
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Posted: 3/15/20 at 10:18pm

Genuine question related to this:

Why couldn't any of these shows just pop back into their booked theatres? Why would any of them have to close? Are they still required to pay rent to the theatres during this period? If so, why? It's not like the theatres are able to fill the the theatre with another show during the shut-down. 

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Posted: 3/15/20 at 10:19pm

Call_me_jorge said: "Unfortunately, doubt Flying over Sunset and Caroline or Change will end up opening. Ten years from now, we’ll probably get some encore presentations of both."

Also, “The Visitor” at the Public, due to run from March 24-May 10, would be completely canceled... making Tom Kitt without a doubt the unluckiest NY dramatist of the year, since both of his shows, Broadway and off-Broadway, were scheduled to play the bulk of their runs if not their entire runs during this shutdown window. 

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Posted: 3/15/20 at 10:22pm
This is such an uplifting topic that I'm plotzing.
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Posted: 3/15/20 at 10:23pm

I'd be surprised to see How I Learned to Drive open.

Imagine now the best thing would be to try and slot it for MTC's 20-21 season

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Posted: 3/15/20 at 10:24pm

Jordan Catalano said: "Well “Sing Street” has already said they’d aim for a Fall opening. "

Where did you see that? 

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Which shows will Covid-19 end?#11
Posted: 3/15/20 at 10:27pm

JBroadway said: "Genuine question related to this:

Why couldn't any of these shows just pop back into their booked theatres? Why would any of them have to close? Are they still required to pay rent to the theatres during this period? If so, why? It's not like the theatres are able to fill the the theatre with another show during the shut-down.
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The investment was for the projected income to come as the show opened. Realize there is no maintenance, rehearsals, new publicity, etc.  It's practicality re-building the production from scrap  It would be re-assembling everything, that's a brand new investment. Most shows wouldn't be able to afford that.

Not all the production elements are gone, but re-opening will mean a significant investment not all will be able to face, especially without knowing if their production will be profitable moving forward.

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Posted: 3/15/20 at 10:40pm

I don't want to answer that...IT IS TOO SAD TO THINK ABOUT!!!???

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Posted: 3/15/20 at 10:47pm
I don’t see American Buffalo, Virginia Woolf, or How I Learned To Drive opening if this goes 8+ weeks
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Posted: 3/15/20 at 10:49pm

Well said, Blaxxx. But i am curious if these productions are going to be paying rent to the theater during the hiatus.

i would think that for some of these, the actors' schedules would make opening impossible (Woolf, Drive, Lehman, Take Me Out), but i had assumed that the Roundabout, Lincoln Center, etc., productions, would be able to just shift their schedules around a bit. In other words, I was hopeful we'd see Caroline and FOS at some point. 

I do think this kills Beetlejuice transfer and I wonder if Mean Girls, Jagged Little Pill, North Country make it. And I really cant see how The Minutes or Hangmen open in May, even with a late July Tony Awards.. 

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Posted: 3/15/20 at 11:02pm
Unfortunately this could have more of a lasting effect even once the curtain goes up again as if a bunch of shows close will anything open in the theatres for the summer months? Man this sucks for all those shows that won’t reap the benefit of some Tony noms and wins and for people like Elizabeth Stanley and Lauren Patten who were generating Tony buzz but now could miss the chance to be rewarded for their work
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Posted: 3/15/20 at 11:02pm
I personally feel that many shows will not make it back once Broadway opens. Many shows cant afford to start from the bottom and build steam, excitement and money to secure a healthy run.

I be sad to miss Caroline or Change, or even new musicals Jagged Little Pill and Girl from the North Country.

Broadway will start to rise from the ashes of Covid19 and those that will return are the solid hits.

Either way, this will go down in history. I miss Broadway so much. So much.
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Posted: 3/15/20 at 11:42pm

Who knows what will happen with Flying Over Sunset but I hope Caroline, or Change will be okay. With Roundabout being nonprofit, I'm hoping they can take the hit to at least finish the scheduled run (assuming the Broadway theaters are allowed to re-open) even if they can't extend. Based on nothing, I have blind hope that Intimate Apparel might find a way to reschedule. I think I have less faith in FOS because it was scheduled as a limited run when it theoretically could have had some commercial appeal. 

I hope Company makes it. 

Are the successful shows from last season/this season in any danger (e.g. Moulin Rouge, Tina, Hadestown, Ain't Too Proud)?

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Which shows will Covid-19 end?#18
Posted: 3/15/20 at 11:45pm
I think the problem with “Caroline”, is Sharon D. Clarke (and correct me if I’m wrong) doesn’t live here in the states.
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Posted: 3/15/20 at 11:48pm

Jordan Catalano said: "I think the problem with “Caroline”, is Sharon D. Clarke (and correct me if I’m wrong) doesn’t live here in the states."

she's British

https://www.vogue.com/article/sharon-d-clarke-arrives-on-broadway-for-caroline-or-change

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Posted: 3/16/20 at 12:00am
I would like to think LCT has the funds to give Flying Over Sunset a fair chance, especially since there was nothing set for the Beaumont after it, but I just don't know anymore. This is all so depressing.
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Posted: 3/16/20 at 12:12am
If this does go for 3 months or more, Beetlejuice has played its final performance. It’s scheduled to close on June 6th, which would fall before a re-opening in 3 months. I’m not sure how likely a change of venue was for the show prior to all this, but it’s dead now.
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Posted: 3/16/20 at 12:12am
Did Sharon D. Clarke have to go back to England or is she still Stateside?
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Posted: 3/16/20 at 12:24am
Y’all are crazy. This closure is not lasting 3 months.
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Posted: 3/16/20 at 12:29am

JVJ93 said: "Y’all are crazy. This closure is not lasting 3 months. "

Do you think it’ll be more or less? 

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Posted: 3/16/20 at 12:40am

Very curious about what happens with the Tonys.

Whenever Broadway reopens, it will be within the League's best interest to extend the nominating window until 4-7 wks after resuming perfs, followed by the Awards ceremony. It is Broadway's most important advertising tool, and the shows that survive it will need the exposure more than ever.

But, that also raises questions about the dates for the 2020-21 season, if they hope to keep the ceremony in June 2021.

As for which shows make it, I don't even want to begin guessing. I bet we'll also see the closure of at least one prestigious not-for-profit theatre who can't weather the storm.

To quote Avenue Q, it sucks.