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Aida

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Aida#0
Posted: 12/15/05 at 3:15pm
Could anyone tell me why Aida closed so soon?
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re: Aida#1
Posted: 12/15/05 at 3:18pm
"Low ticket sales."

I'm sure we'll never hear more than that -- it was doing percentages in the 70's in its last few months. I guess that wasn't high enough for Disney.

Not that its reviews were stellar, but audiences loved it -- for the most part -- and it wasn't a disastrous failure. It was going fairly strong. Maybe they just wanted to go out with a bang, before it did start dropping really low.
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re: Aida#2
Posted: 12/15/05 at 3:18pm
So soon? It ran 4 1/2 years and 1,852 performances. That's not really "so soon".

It simply wasn't playing to the numbers needed to keep the show open.
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re: Aida#3
Posted: 12/15/05 at 3:34pm
It made back its investment and then some. 4 1/2 years isn't too shabby. I wouldn't call its closing "so soon."

That being said, the show was very expensive to run, because of its large physical production. It wasn't bringing the money Disney wanted it to anymore.
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re: Aida#4
Posted: 12/15/05 at 6:09pm
It would be great if AIDA was still playing. it was my first broadway show and i would LOVE to see it again
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re: Aida#5
Posted: 12/15/05 at 6:22pm
ah how i miss this show. its one of my favorites!
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