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  • Trent
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    The highly anticipated new musical Lysistrata Jones just began previews on Broadway. The show was a hit off-Broadway and has Douglas Carter-Beane helming the book. It has name power and is apparently an up-beat show.

    Early reviews I’ve read have given the show positive reviews. Many people have compared it to High School Musical and Glee. Personally, that sounds like a trainwreck to me, but Broadway tends to think differently.

    It is reportedly very showy, fresh, pop music-y and raunchy (though not as raunchy as The Book of Mormon). With that kind of musical quickly becoming the face of Broadway, does that make Lysistrata Jones a frontrunner for the top musical prize at the 2012 Tony’s?

    Sound off! 

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    dannyboy.
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    Are there any reviews for the Broadway edition? I know it was popular off-Broadway but I didn’t get to see it.. Am curious to read if the transfer has been successful or not.

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    adamunc
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    From what I’ve read, Lysistrata Jones is not selling well and will have limited critical/touring appeal, which is a huge problem for Tony voters. I’m thinking the show to beat at the moment is Newsies, which will have a long and profitable life in regional productions. As a third of Tony voters are regional producers, that gives the Disney show a huge leg up. 

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    Trent
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    The show opened to lukewarm reviews: http://www.didhelikeit.com/shows/lysistrata-jones.html

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    Karl William
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    Even with some of those positive reviews, the show wouldn’t even make it to Tony season. They are only meeting 15% of their gross potential.

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