Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Spring Awakening Rouses Box Office; Cast To Appear At Big Apple Store

Spring Awakening Rouses Box Office; Cast To Appear At Big Apple Store

When a show has the kind of opening night just experienced by Spring Awakening, perhaps it's just expected that it will suddenly do boffo business at the box office.

But give this show its props. Just last week, the musical only attracted a capacity of 39.2% for an anemic box office of $182,541. Since Sunday night's triumphant opening, the advance box office has skyrocketed to over $2 million.

Capitalizing on the new-found respect will be Spring Awakening's toast of the town, composer Duncan Sheik and the cast of the show. Together, they're scheduled to appear tomorrow from 6 pm - 7:30 pm at the Apple Store Soho:

Sheik will give a rare look inside the creation of the new Broadway musical, Spring Awakening, as part of the Apple Store's "Made on a Mac" series. Producer Tom Hulce will moderate an interactive discussion on the musical's development and some members of the cast will be on hand to perform.

The Apple Store Soho is located at 103 Prince Street (on the Northeast corner of Prince and Greene).

As a P.S....Don't forget that on October 27, I divulged the results of a Steve On Broadway poll in which just over one in ten of you (12%) named Spring Awakening as the show you're most enthusiastic about seeing. Then on November 3, I said:

Now that Curtains has found its home on the Great White Way, I fully expect this show to be a powerful Tony contender alongside Grey Gardens and Mary Poppins in what is shaping up to be one of the strongest years for new musicals in the last couple decades -- my prediction is that each of these shows will receive multiple nominations, as will Spring Awakening.

I think the Tony race has officially heated up!

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here to view a map and directions to the Apple store.
Click here for Spring Awakening tickets.
Related Stories:
Waking Up To Critical Acclaim (December 11, 2006)
Spring Awakening Blossoms On Broadway Tonight (December 10, 2006)
Curtains To Rise At Al Hirschfeld Theatre In March (November 3, 2006)
Mary Poppins, Grey Gardens Tops Among SOB Readers (October 27, 2006)
How Sheik: Spring Awakenings To Receive Broadway Transfer (July 20, 2006)

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6 Comments:

At 13 December, 2006, Anonymous Chris Caggiano said...

Steve. You gotta see this show. It has many flaws, but it has a sheer raw energy that I haven't seen since I first saw Rent the night before it opened on Broadway. Interesting staging and compelling performances. Definitely worth checking out.

 
At 13 December, 2006, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Thanks Chris. Your endorsement is the icing on the cake in making me want to see the show.

 
At 14 December, 2006, Blogger DJ Copperhead said...

Good to see your comments on "Spring Awakening" I'm loving the show as well, and doing a six part interview series with the cast and creatives on Broadway Bullet.

We are calling the series, "Going Geeky on 'Spring Awakening'" and we even have a contest giving away 10 pairs of tickets with a meet-and-greet with the cast and creatives afterwards!

I just thought you might be interested.

Keep spreading the word on "Spring Awakening"! I really hope this is a big hit, it deserves it!

You can find more information on our interview series and the contest at http://www.broadwaybullet.com

If you like it, let your readers know!

 
At 14 December, 2006, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Appreciate the heads-up on the podcast, Mr. D.J.!

 
At 28 December, 2006, Anonymous Steve Murphy said...

Steve, hope you guys are having a great vacation! I just saw SA. I haven't felt so completely blown away by a show in...well I don't know how long. I gotta say I'm feeling all cutting edge (being a FLA housewife and all) having seen this show before you.

Anyway, you have to see it. I was truly amazed by this show and the performances by the incredibly talented (and impossibly young) cast.

Can't wait to see you guys!

 
At 28 December, 2006, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Great to hear from you Steve!

Heard Christmas was fun for you, but sounds like you ended your visit back home with a bang (I think HW is jealous!). I'll have to go and see Spring Awakening. If you loved it, I know I will, too!

Happy New Year!

Steve

 

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