Wednesday, June 21, 2006
TheaterMania.com Poll Gives The Wedding Singer Edge Among Tony Production Numbers
So now that the dust has settled on the 2006 Tony Awards, which production number from the show was the true audience favorite?
If a current nonscientific poll currently available on TheaterMania.com is any indication, "It's Your Wedding Day" from the only musical not to win any awards -- The Wedding Singer -- is tops among those who matter most: the ticket and CD-buying public.
I'm not surprised. The undeservingly unsung, underappreciated tuner has been increasing in audience each week over the past three weeks, now filling the Al Hirschfeld Theatre to over 80% of capacity. Additionally, its infectious, intoxicating original cast CD debuted on Billboard's cast album list at #3 -- ahead of The Drowsy Chaperone! I have to confess that it's been constantly playing in my car since arriving in my mailbox last week.
What's more, as part of a "Magnificent 7" promotion -- alongside Bridge And Tunnel, Hairspray, Phantom of the Opera, The Producers, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Sweeney Todd -- theatregoers can take in each The Wedding Singer for 50% off on performances from June 30 through July 7.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
Click here for the "Magnificent 7" ticket offer.
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The Wedding Singer Original Cast Recording Now Available (June 6, 2006)
The Tonys: If I Could Vote...for Best Musical (May 31, 2006)
The Wedding Singer (The SOB Review) - Al Hirschfeld Theatre, New York, NY (May 8, 2006)
Critics Not Completely Engaged by The Wedding Singer (April 28, 2006)
The Wedding Singer's Secret Weapon: Kevin Cahoon? (April 27, 2006)
The Wedding Singer Opens on Broadway Tonight (April 27, 2006)