Thursday, January 04, 2007

Little Dog To Bow-Out

Little Dog To Bow-Out

Earlier today, it was announced that Broadway's The Little Dog Laughed will close on Sunday, February 18. The much-lauded comedy about "a movie star who could hit big if it weren't for one teensy-weensy problem."

Ultimately, the play was done in by a lackluster box office that only had one week in which it attracted more than 50% capacity. In fact, that was this past week when the show was filled to 63.5% of capacity; however, that bump occurred when virtually every other Great White Way show posted typical Holiday-related increases (last week also marked Broadway's most successful week ever with a total box office take of $25 million).

When The Little Dog Laughed closes, it will have played 112 regular performances at the Cort Theatre. I'm disappointed because my timing for buying tickets could not have been worse: I was holding tickets for the afternoon of February 25 -- one week after it is now scheduled to close.

While I'm no longer sure whether I'll be able to make time to see a performance prior to its departure from the Broadway boards, this afternoon's announcement inspired me to promptly secure front-row seats for a February 25 showing of Spring Awakening in its place. Yes, excellent seats for that acclaimed musical are still available, and at a relatively reasonable $120 per ticket (including all associated fees) rather than the supposedly scalper-proof "premium" level routinely levied by other popular fare.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for The Little Dog Laughed tickets.
Click here for Spring Awakening tickets.
Related Stories:
Spring Awakening Rouses Box Office; Cast To Appear At Big Apple Store (December 12, 2006)
Waking Up To Critical Acclaim (December 11, 2006)
Spring Awakening Blossoms On Broadway Tonight (December 10, 2006)
Did Little Dog Enjoy Last Laugh With Critics? (November 14, 2006)
Polls Close (But Another Opens) (November 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)
Scott Set for Laughs on Broadway (August 8, 2006)
How Sheik: Spring Awakenings To Receive Broadway Transfer (July 20, 2006)
Were Tony's Greatest Would-Be Contenders Off-Broadway? (June 4, 2006)

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