THIS WEEK @ JK's TheatreScene

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Summertime...Took a little vacation! Three reviews coming soon! Amazing Grace, Hand to God and Mamma Mia!

I hope you'll come back for frequent visits, to see new reviews, to share opinions, to take a survey (or two), and to celebrate the shows and show people that have made the TheatreScene!

Jeff

Sunday, July 31, 2011

TheatreScene: July 25 - 31

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WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED THIS WEEK:

 
HELP WANTED - YOUR HELP WANTED!
  • Have a question, comment or observation about the theatre and/or this blog?  Please send them to me at jkstheatrescene@yahoo.com.  Put "ASK JEFF" in the subject heading.
  • Find a "vocabulary word" in your favorite Broadway song?  Send the word, the line from the song it is in, along with the song and show title to jkstheatrescene@yahoo.com.  Put "Broadway Vocabulary" in the subject heading.
  • How about a clever lyric or words of wisdom from your favorite shows?  Send those in, too!  Put "Words of Wisdom' in the subject heading when you email it to jkstheatrescene@yahoo.com!  (Upcoming blogs will be devoted to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kander and Ebb and Stephen Sondheim!)

TOPS AND BOTTOMS (July 18 - 24):
  • Top Gross: Wicked ($1.88M)
  • Top Attendance: The Book of Mormon (102.4%)
  • Bottom Gross: RAIN ($280K)
  • Bottom Attendance: Hair (49.2%)
  • $1M Club: The Lion King, The Book of Mormon, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Wicked, Mary Poppins, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Phantom of the Opera 
  • SRO Club: War Horse, The Lion King, The Book of Mormon, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Anything Goes, Wicked 
COMINGS AND GOINGS
Casting
  • Jessica Walter left Anything Goes after today's performance to fulfill prior commitments.  In the coming weeks, Tony winner Kelly Bishop will replace her in the revival at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
  • On July 26, pop star Tiffany sang her 80's hits after the show at Rock of Ages.

Shows
  • Evita is a definite go!  The Michael Grandage - Rob Ashford (director and choreographer) revival begins rehearsals in February toward a spring 2012 opening.  The show will star Ricky Martin (Che) and Elena Roger (Eva Peron).
  • The Tony Award Committee announced that it has reached a multi-year agreement with the Beacon Theatre to present the Tony Awards Ceremony.
  • Edgar Lansbury (brother of Angela) has joined the producing team of the revival of Godspell.  He was also a lead producer on the original production in the 1970's.
  • The new Broadway play StickFly has a new home.  Instead of the Lyceum, the show will now play the Cort Theatre.
Milestones
  • RAIN: The Beatles Experience on Broadway closed today after 8 previews and 300 performances.  The show played the Neil Simon Theatre and later transferred to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

ANSWERS TO BROADWAY VOCABULARY QUIZ #2:
  1. i, E
  2. e, B
  3. d, A
  4. j, C
  5. h, D
  6. a, H
  7. f, I
  8. b, G
  9. g, F
  10. c, J
Jeff
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