DIVIDING DAY: The July 29th Closing Stories Thread

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Goodbye!

GYPSY.

GREY GARDENS.

110 IN THE SHADE.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.
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Why God, Why?
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All shows close, especailly when not doing enough business

The only one that closed due to poor business was GG. A tough sell from the beginning. A good show but tourists support Broadway & this was not a show for tourists
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Yes, but it is still sad to see them go.
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Erin Davie is probably getting close to singing her last "Daddy's Girl" right about now.
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People should be drifting back in the next hour or so.

Can't wait to hear the stories.
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Why use a title of a song not connected to any of the shows that are closing?

I'm going to change my screen name in recognition of this dark, dark, day. I will hereby been known as GreyLizzieBelleLee.
"How do you like THAT 'misanthropic panache,' Mr. Goldstone?" - PalJoey
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I felt that song title was a rather nice description for the day at hand.

I didn't want to name a song after one show, leaving the other three out.

BUT if I would have, it would have been called DRIFTING AWAY.

But I like DIVIDING DAY better.
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Stories?
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God. We have at least one thread for each show, AND at least one other that encompasses all four. Does yours have some special quality that I seem not to have picked up?
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I started this one before the other four had popped up, and I thought we could just compile all the fabulous stories into one.

Obviously, emcee, not.
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There were other threads at 8 o'clock this morning. You started this at 2:28 p.m.
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Updated On: 7/29/07 at 07:17 PM
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My mistake.
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and yet with all of these threads I dont think I've seen ONE in depth review and I'm going crazy waiting!!
RIP Natasha Richardson. ~You were a light on this earth ~
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Well they have to get HOME first.
I am a firm believer in serendipity- all the random pieces coming together in one wonderful moment, when suddenly you see what their purpose was all along.
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Shouldn't they be home by now?

I'm just itching to know all about the closings.
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but I was thinking of those who lived in the city...the show ends at four thirty/five ish...an hour to get home. so I'm impatient. I just wish I could be there!
RIP Natasha Richardson. ~You were a light on this earth ~
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Me too, gust. I so wish I could have been there.

BATB was a six o'clock show, right?
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oh really? I just ignorantly assumed they all were 2 PM shows. My bad...I'm just dying to hear about 110!!
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yeah batb last show was at 6 tonight.
It was a shock to me when i heard batb was closing today when they announced it back early this yr end of jan or begininng of feb. it was huge news story from tv to our newspapers. i was watching nbc today show and at the bottom of the screen the marquee said goodbye to batb and gg only. batb was the only tourist show.
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Most everyone who saw one closing show this afternoon went to either Gypsy or Beauty. Theater-junkie-ism at it's finest.

According to someone on ATC, the Grey Gardens closing was "a three tissue box performance."
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Oh, I wish I could have been there. I would have been crying as well.

What time was the GYPSY performance?
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They should be up to If Momma Was Married.
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Back from Grey Gardens
Don't know how to review it.
Audience was CRAZY
Christine got a standing ovation at the beginning of Act 2
Scott Frankel (sp?) made a speech after & everyone came on stage (Michael Greif, etc)
I'm sure more people will post more details later.
AMAZING show