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Dana H closing November 13, Is This a Room November 14

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And so it begins...

"It's an idiom, you idiot!"
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Ugh. I won't be back in the city by then and I really wanted to see these. Sorry to hear this.

JSquared2
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Jordan Levinson said: "And so it begins..."

WTF?

 

kwoc91
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Disappointing news, but unfortunately not surprising.

I saw both plays this weekend via Show-Score. I really loved DANA H and highly recommend people see it before it closes. 

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JSquared2 said: "Jordan Levinson said: "And so it begins..."

WTF?


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The long string of early closing notices is underway. That's what I mean

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Bummed I won’t get to see Is This A Room? but I did see Dana H and it was great, I highly recommend getting a rush ticket (it’s easy! I got one at 1pm on a Saturday!).

Unfortunately some shows are a hard sell and are more suited for off-Broadway. Dana H, and I assume Room, are two of those plays.
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Too bad but with the glut of new plays and returning musicals, it just got lost in the shuffle.



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I know people are speculating Mockingbird. They only have show dates until February.
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I was at “Mockingbird” the other day and there wasn’t an empty seat anywhere, I saw.
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I predict a winter with just a handful of shows running. Broadway opened too soon.

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Oof, this is sad. I had thought the low costs of both of these productions might've been able to help them tough it out for longer.

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Thoughts of a Colored Man and Chicken & Biscuits would almost certainly post closing before Mockingbird.

The issue with Mockingbird is that we don't know its appetite without a star. If they can get a major name to come in after Daniels leaves in January, that's great. But these moneycounters aren't Rudin and if it starts bleeding money, there's no reason to keep it running. It's a large play. And if there's not a ton of tourists and NYC audiences already saw it with Jeff Daniels or Ed Harris, well...

By announcing 3 weeks out, it gives interested theatergoers a chance to buy or reschedule, which could give the shows an incremental boost in sales.

Updated On: 10/25/21 at 12:55 PM
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Oh thank goodness I was looking forward to seeing Mockingbird and I saw they had a limited amount of dates when other shows had more dates. I was assuming Greg Kinnear was going to take over next?

I think Thoughts of a Colored Man is more likely to close. Chicken and Biscuits seems popular. I see a lot of people talking about it on social media.
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Not surprising. Not many will pay tix price for 60 min; no matter how good show is.
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leefowler said: "I predict a winter with just a handful of shows running. Broadway opened too soon."

No it didn't. In actuality, it probably could have restarted in July.

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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leefowler said: "I predict a winter with just a handful of shows running. Broadway opened too soon."

Do we know how Aladdin has been doing? 

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Lunalaaaaaaaa said: "leefowler said: "I predict a winter with just a handful of shows running. Broadway opened too soon."

Do we know how Aladdin has been doing?
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Like the Lyceum plays, it has appeared on TDF every performance since it reopened. Though I can't remember if that was the case for Aladdin before the shutdown...

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May I ask the original closing dates of these shows? I'm just curious. 

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Sutton Ross said: "May I ask the original closing dates of these shows? I'm just curious."

January 16

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It's easy to look back in hindsight, but I wonder if making them a double-bill was ever considered, since combined the runtime would only be 2:30 incl. intermission and a higher ticket price could be more justifiable for 2 plays? Logistically and artistically might have been tougher than alternating perfs, though, since they have different creative teams/subject matter.

Twitter circles are tiny. Internet chatter means nothing for plays if it's not translating into ticket sales. CHICKEN and THOUGHTS both appear to have only about 1/3 of seats sold this week. THOUGHTS is, bafflingly, scheduled through March –– so it's more a question if they can limp through to January or if they close quicker.

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Oh geez, two months early? That blows. Im sorry for all involved. 

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Jordan Levinson said: "Lunalaaaaaaaa said: "leefowler said: "I predict a winter with just a handful of shows running. Broadway opened too soon."

Do we know how Aladdin has been doing?
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Like the Lyceum plays, it has appeared on TDF every performance since it reopened. Though I can't remember if that was the case forAladdinbefore the shutdown...
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That's what I was thinking! I could've sworn Aladdin was more popular, prior to the shutdown.

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I'm sad to hear this! I thought it was doing better than I thought. People said they had orchestra seats for CHICKEN, the theatre is amazing, etc. THOUGHTS, on the other hand, I've heard very little ticket sales about (besides their promotional efforts).

Oh and Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas are working on CHICKEN as execs?
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I feel like regardless of a star, Mockingbird will still have a good deal of momentum from the name.  I think they were still doing fairly strong sales pre-Covid and there still seems to be a good amount of interest now.  

Also, has anyone done rush for Is This a Room? Trying to decide whether it would be better to get tickets via rush or TDF.