Bernadette & Sutton Vacation Schedules

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Bernadette & Sutton Vacation Schedules#0
Posted: 6/14/03 at 10:56pm
This may be way to early ask, but I want to see Gypsy this December w/ my mother and was wondering if Bernadette had any scheduled vacation time then or anytime soon. As for Sutton, I plan to see Millie before summer's end, but I only want to see it with her in it, so does she have any vacations soon? Thanks
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re: Bernadette & Sutton Vacation Schedules#1
Posted: 6/15/03 at 12:46pm
As for Millie, vacations are usually announced a week or two, maybe three, before on the unofficial fan site: geocities.com/milliedillmount, click on the history and/or news. Sutton just had a vacation back in February, and now that her beau, Christian Borle is in the show, I would guess the two of them would be taking off together. Sutton is leaving the show in November, so if they do take off during the summer, it may be only for a very short time. You can also check with Sutton's fan site: geocities.com/suttonfosteronline.
As for Gypsy, I'm not sure the show will still be around in December.
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Hank wrote:

"As for Gypsy, I'm not sure the show will still be around in December."

Where is this coming from? Gypsy is selling extremely well, and has been one of Broadway's top five grossers for the past month (just behing Lion King, Hairspray, Producers and Mamma Mia!).



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Yes, please. Whether you wanted Bernadette or Marissa to win the Tony or you like Bernadette's interpretation of Mama Rose or you don't, let's get off this kick that Gypsy is doing poorly. It is doing great business and box office receipts are what keeps a show open. Are people so against this production that they have to post negative comments that are in no way based on fact.

No Gypsy production has had a really long run on Broadway. I think they all ran around 2 years and perhaps with this being the 3rd revival this will be the shortest run but based on reviews and ticket sales and all those cheering theatergoers at the Shubert Theatre every night, this production is not going any place any time soon.

Time to face reality - Gypsy is a success.
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I hope Gypsy sticks around a while at well. We've had too many shows closing lately. We've got to keep all these talented people employed!

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I want Gypsy open foe two, ok four or five reasons::

1.) David Butka
2.) Julie Martell
3.) John Dossett
4.) Kate Reinders
5.) Tammy Blanchard
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John Dossett is phenomenal... he and Bernadette have great chemistry too. I really enjoy them opposite each other.
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GYPSY isn't doing well. The grosses attest to this.The houses are OK at 85% but are certainly not the figures required to keep the show running and get back the investment and that's what the producers are after.
A show like GYPSY would have to play at around 95% + for about a year to do this, and with grosses where they are at present I wouldn't think that they would go up, only down at this point.

So it is more than likely that GYPSY won't be around after the summer.
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re: Bernadette & Sutton Vacation Schedules#8
Posted: 6/16/03 at 10:24am
Gypsy has been in the 90% range for weeks now, with grosses pretty consistently over $800,000.
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Thank you magruder. This is what I mean by posting negative comments that have no base in fact. What is the point of printing lies that can be disputed by easily obtained factual data. Yes, Gypsy has a long way to go before it makes back its investment but that could be said for any show that has been open a month and a half. Ticket sales were strong before the Tonys and are even stronger now. No its not at the success level (or at least ticket sales level) of Hairspray or The Producers when it first came out but very few shows are and can still survive quite nicely. Why can't we allow this show of hard working people enjoy their obvious success?

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What we would all like is for all shows to run profitably, the point I was making is that based on recent figures GYPSY more than likely won't run long enough (ie. a year at least) to show a profit. Only ticket sales over the next few months will tell. Summer is the hardest season on the box office on Broadway.
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No you said "Gypsy is not doing well." I wouldn't caterogize a show that is running well over 90% occupancy and is consistently the 5th highest grossing show on Broadway as "not doing well". That's the difference between having an intelligent conversation about a show's success and posting lies in an effort to ruin its chances for success.
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Bernadette & Sutton Vacation Schedules#12
Posted: 6/16/03 at 10:56am
Here are the figures from Playbill.com for the past month for GYPSY.


June 2-8
Weekly Gross: $816,907; Attendance: 95.2%


May 26-June 1
Weekly Gross: $756,325; Attendance: 90.4%


May 19-25
Weekly Gross: $782,288; Attendance: 94.7%


May 12-18
Weekly Gross: $737,785; Attendance: 94.4%
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re: Bernadette & Sutton Vacation Schedules#13
Posted: 6/16/03 at 10:58am
Gypsy- 95.2% filled to capacity according to Playbill.com and prior to the Tony's the capacity varied between 71% and 94.7%. Looks like it's ticket sales have improved no?

Here are how some of the other broadway shows are doing, just to put it in perspective.
Cabaret- 73.8%
Aida- 77.2%
La Boheme- 55.2%
Man of La Mancha- 72.8%
Movin Out- 85.9%
Rent-69.1%
Take Me Out- 61.7%
Phantom of the Opera- 84.4%
Nine (102%) was even ahead of Hairspray (101.1%)

Last Year 42nd Street was at 77.6% from the week of July 1-7 and it's still going isn't it?

I mean just to put things in perspective.
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And Annie Get Your Gun was at 87% on November 21, 1999 and I believe that that show ran 2 more years...hmmm
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And oh no...from March 2- March 15 Hairspray was only at 96%. I guess it should have closed. Right Alterego?
Updated On: 6/16/03 at 11:07 AM
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OK. But for a show that has only recently opened, one would expect the grosses to be better than that. Hairspray at the point you mentioned had been playing for seven months! Annie Get Your Gun often did better grosses with other stars (Reba for instance), than it ever did with Bernadette Peters. My original comment was that I wouldn't count on the show being around late in the year, yo-yo-ing grosses taken into account. For the record I love the show GYPSY. OK?
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re: Bernadette & Sutton Vacation Schedules#17
Posted: 6/16/03 at 11:33am
According to Variety, Gypsy's gross potential is $941,395. Again, the week of June 2-8, Gypsy brought in $816,907. What is it about those figures that suggests failure to you, alterego?



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Wow check your data once again. I know Reba will go down in history as the better Annie but the show did not do any better when Bernadette was replaced. That show made back its entire investment in a year's time and they consistently played to high occupancy houses. It's interesting how things get distorted. Yes, Reba also brought in great business but just because she was deemed to be more like Annie Oakley does not mean we need to tarnish the great successs Bernadette brought to that show. And she was in it for over a year and a half. Reba was in it for about 6 months.

And for the record, AGYG did terrible business with the other three Annies - Susan Lucci, Cheryl Ladd and Crystal Bernard.
Updated On: 6/16/03 at 11:41 AM
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For the record I didn't even like Bernadette in Annie Get Your Gun. I thought she was totally off when I saw her. But the show still ran, even with her in it for over a year. Gypsy isn't going anywhere folks.
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And because I post information that is based on fact.

Compare occupancies for three years - 1999 right after AGYG opened with Bernadette and the show was fairly consistently the 2nd highest grossing show with Lion King being the top, 2000 - open a year and still going strong with Bernadette, 2001 - Reba as Annie. These are comparing approximately the same weeks of each year.

March 8-14, 1999 89.2% 2000 85.9 2001 79.1
15-21 91.3 98.0 90.6
22-28 92.1 88.1 88.0
29 - April 4 89.2 87.1 88.5
5-11 99.0 83.3 88.4
12-18 84.4 83.2 78.1
19-25 96.2 98.9 91.9
26-May 2 88.7 97.5 92.2

Boy that sure doesn't look like the show was doing poorly with Bernadette or that Reba brought in so many more people than Bernadette.
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Very precise Moljul.
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Thanks "best". Isn't it nice to have posts backed up with some facts instead of lies?
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Week of June 15#23
Posted: 6/16/03 at 5:17pm
Here are Broadway.com's new figures for the week of June 15.

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Lion King ($1,103,687)
2. Hairspray ($994,030)
3. Mamma Mia! ($968,703)
4. The Producers ($958,261)
5. Gypsy ($853,477)
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re: Week of June 15#24
Posted: 6/16/03 at 8:15pm
I think Gypsy is going to have a good run for a few months, but will run it's course by this fall. La Boheme also started off strong. The way things are going lately on Broadway, and with so many new shows to choose from, there's a lot of choices for ticket buyers. I actually liked Gypsy, I think it's a great story, and I got to see Maureen Moore stand in for Bernadette, and she was wonderful. I wish the show well, but I'm not geting my hopes up.