Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Will Drowsy Chaperone Be Put To Sleep?

Will Drowsy Chaperone Be Put To Sleep?

Did anyone else catch Michael Riedel's little slip that Cry-Baby hopes "to slip into New York's Marriott Marquis Theatre in March"?

Granted, I wasn't exactly thrilled by The Drowsy Chaperone's rather lame stunt-casting of Bob Saget as the new Man In Chair (not to be confused with Eric at Man In Chair), but the tuner still played last week to 71.9% of capacity and grossed $605,832.

Does Riedel know about some impending closing notice? More importantly, do you?

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for The Drowsy Chaperone tickets.
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6 Comments:

At 25 October, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve...
I don't want broadway to go to sleep

Any word on "LOCKOUT" OR "STRIKE"
or is no news good news

 
At 25 October, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest assured, that is Riedel just being his usually bitchy self. The show has not posted a closing notice, but no doubt CRY BABY is hoping that it does.

 
At 25 October, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

First anonymous, there's really no new word on the lockout or strike to report.

Second anonymous, I'm not so sure. Say what you will about Michael Riedel, but he has his ear as close to the ground as anyone reporting on Broadway comings and goings.

 
At 25 October, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure Riedel knows something we don't. Casting Saget as the "Man In the Chair" was a last ditch effort to revive the show's sagging fortunes. January and February are the slowest months for Broadawy and while Drowsy can probably make a profit through Xmas, I would venture to guess that January and February revenues are projected to be rather low.

Michael
www.myspace.com/wickedstage

 
At 25 October, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure Riedel knows something we don't. Casting Saget as the "Man In the Chair" was a last ditch effort to revive the show's sagging fortunes. January and February are the slowest months for Broadawy and while Drowsy can probably make a profit through Xmas, I would venture to guess that January and February revenues are projected to be rather low.

Michael
www.myspace.com/wickedstage

 
At 25 October, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Michael - You're right about the fading fortunes of Broadway come January and February, traditionally among the worst months any show has to endure. Still, The Drowsy Chaperone's current box office isn't all that bad.

 

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