Friday, May 18, 2007

Coram Boy Posts Closing Notices

Coram Boy Posts Closing Notices

After receiving mixed reviews -- and no Tony nod for Best Play -- Coram Boy has posted its closing notices with a final performance scheduled for May 27 unless "business improves," according to Playbill.

Last week, the bloated show with its cast of 40 earned a paltry $277,421 at the box office. With an average ticket price of just $49.73, coupled with a 48.7% capacity, it's no wonder the producers are ready to pull the plug. If the show does close on May 27, it will have played a mere 30 regular performances at Broadway's large Imperial Theatre.

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Related Stories:
Coram Boy: Did Critics Shout Hallelujah? (May 2, 2007)
Coram Boy: Face-To-Face With Opening Night (May 2, 2007)

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At 22 May, 2007, Anonymous Esther said...

I'm so disappointed. The plot sounded positively Dickensian. (Ok, Dickens-lite, maybe). And I really wanted to hear the Hallelujah Chorus. I wonder if it just wasn't marketed right, and if it opened at the wrong time of year? I was reading about the original production in London, and it seemed to be marketed more as a holiday show for teens and pre-teens. I know that seems strange given the dark subject matter! Although it is based on a children's book, of course.

At 22 May, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

You're right that it seemed to find greater success in London being marketed more as a Holiday show. But it was also received better critically across the pond. With the lack of Tonys, I think it was simply done in.


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