July 16, 2019 at 8:09 am #1202977256
Waitress will close January 5, 2020 after a 1544-performance run.July 17, 2019 at 4:52 pm #1202982040
Speaking of Jessie Mueller, the other Broadway hit she opened, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, will close on October 27th.
I wonder who’s gonna be taking over for Vanessa Carlton after she completes her run as Carole King on September 1st.July 30, 2019 at 11:21 am #1203002439
The Off-Broadway musical I Spy A Spy will close on August 10 instead of the previously announced September 21. http://www.playbill.com/article/new-musical-comedy-i-spy-a-spy-sets-off-broadway-closing-dateJuly 31, 2019 at 6:20 pm #1203004766
Broadway Bounty Hunter will be closing on August 18. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/baskets-starring-zach-galifianakis-end-season-4-fx-1228397August 5, 2019 at 5:41 pm #1203011819
Moulin Rouge! set a new house record for the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, taking in $1,987,914. http://www.playbill.com/article/grosses-analysis-broadways-moulin-rouge-sets-house-recordAugust 26, 2019 at 5:48 pm #1203041384
In its final weekend, What The Constitution Means To Me set a new box office record for the Helen Hayes Theatre by taking in $638,509. http://www.playbill.com/article/grosses-analysis-what-the-constitution-means-to-me-breaks-box-office-record-in-final-week-on-broadwaySeptember 3, 2019 at 9:37 am #1203055515
The Public Theater has announced an additional showtime to the Public Works’ production of Hercules. The free weeklong run will now include a performance tomorrow night at 8:00pm in the outdoor Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/196773/hercules-gets-additional-performance-in-central-park/September 4, 2019 at 9:17 am #1203057428
The upcoming Off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors has already extended its run through January 19th, 2020.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/LITTLE-SHOP-OF-HORRORS-Extends-Run-Through-January-19-2020-20190904September 10, 2019 at 5:25 pm #1203068349
#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment will close on September 15. http://www.playbill.com/article/dateme-an-okcupid-experiment-sets-off-broadway-closing-dateSeptember 12, 2019 at 8:52 pm #1203072191
In Michael Riedel’s latest column, he talks about how the Broadway production of Slave Play could be in huge financial trouble when it comes to ticket sales.
https://nypost.com/2019/09/12/slave-play-may-be-provocative-but-it-sure-isnt-selling-tickets/September 13, 2019 at 3:28 am #1203072509
I’ve been saying on here for years the NY Times can’t make or break a show anymore. This isn’t news at all. Of course I’m always right.
On top of that, did anyone really think (other than the producers) a play about the sexual escapades of slaves and their masters would sell well? Tourists want to watch brainless entertainment like Moulin Rouge not plays that make you think.
How can people pay Riedel to write this crap? Oh yeah, it’s the conservative-leaning NY Post.September 13, 2019 at 9:56 am #1203072994
Yeah, the only way more thought provoking works can have a chance of being successful on Broadway is if they either have stars or produced by nonprofit theatre companies. While Jake Gyllenhaal is one of the producers of Slave Play, it’s not the same thing as actually being in it. Maybe it would’ve been a safer idea to have the show going on in the spring to get some sort of boost out of potential recognition from the Tony Awards.September 13, 2019 at 10:14 am #1203073014
Tourists want to watch brainless entertainment like Moulin Rouge! not plays that make you think.
The same thing could also be said about movies. Audiences nowadays just aren’t willing to spend money to see great films like First Man, Hugo, Steve Jobs, nor Widows in movie theaters. Instead, they’re much more interested in superhero films, mindless action movies, and Disney’s bland live action remakes of their beloved animated properties.September 16, 2019 at 12:45 pm #1203080648
The coverage about Slave Play being heavily discounted appears to be true, based on this week’s grosses. It had an average ticket price of $65.39, ahead of only Derren Brown: Secret and behind even subscription-based shows like The Great Society and The Height of the Storm. Overall, most shows were up following a post-Labor Day lull last week. Freestyle Love Supreme got off to a pretty good start with an average ticket of $147 but The Sound Inside got off to a middling start, bringing in about $150,000 for two performances at 58% of potential. Frozen and Mean Girls are struggling some without their summer family audiences, while Moulin Rouge! and Hadestown continue to print money.September 24, 2019 at 4:48 pm #1203100777
The Broadway production of The Height of the Storm has already extended its run by one week.
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