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-- -- -- -- -- From ticket -- to glengarry Glen Ross Cinderella team the tilt up Broadway trying tens of millions of dollars in ticket sales on a weekly basis.
The 2012 to 2013 Broadway season posted according to the Broadway -- the lowest attempted since 2004 to 2005 season.
Now comes the biggest Broadway we can't put the Tony Awards on Sunday so what is Broadway doing to back up its -- You're now one of the industry's top producers Ted Chapin Rodgers and Hammerstein president and vice chair.
Of the board of the American theater weighing his Tony nominated shows Cinderella grossing more than a million dollars a week itself that's really the big benchmark isn't it absolutely.
Absolutely the first week they'd -- grossed a million dollars -- call the producers and I said.
A Rodgers and Hammerstein shows never -- a million dollars congratulations kidding well you probably just a bit would be viewed the grosses from the times and if their heyday but still.
You see a million dollars it's still a million that's that's right that that is the way you can really tell him how much you're spending to put on the -- get the money back in more than a million and you also wanna keep the weekly.
Not as low as you possibly can and that's that's what I think they've done very well we've with Cinderella Smart producers -- you know where it needs -- part of problems Spider-Man.
Which is a wonderful spectacle but it costs a fortune to run that you're good week so it could bring in a billion a week which they were error and they'd lose money and they still lose money that is not the case -- Cinderella in fact what a payoff it's been nine Tony nomination.
Yeah that's pretty cool with you how excited are you doing this for thirty years I have been I have been and I have the greatest job in the world running Rodgers and Hammerstein you know they're not here anymore but they left to beat golden collection of -- of copyrights and it indicates a Cinderella it was written for television it was a commission in 1957 it was viewed by.
Million viewers averaging four point 47.
Viewers for television set in America how about that.
But it's never been done on Broadway so this one is you know a Broadway version done with a little bit of -- for today.
And and but but.
Good true heart humor and glorious melodies isn't that the key part of the issue was some of these shows obviously not Cinderella -- you are pulling in more than a million a week is that they've got to be updated for the new Broadway audience who by the way pricing power.
People are spending a lot on tickets -- so they expect something that's perhaps he old but also current well -- that -- the.
You couldn't have put.
The dilemma Cinderella better because it's actually right we we are attention spans are different people old Rodgers and Hammerstein shows -- three hours long people have that kind of attention span.
They want to give and they wanted they wanted.
Quick they wanna hear it itself holds the hole as the sophistication of sound in -- people wanna hear the lyrics they want to hear good balance.
So it's apps which it has to be an energy a modern energy to the Broadway Show and I think really dead and brought we've done that very well.
Let's look at some of the nominations for everything that's up on Broadway and right now kicking boots is getting a lot of attention certainly -- this of course written by Harvey fires -- Not to mention -- best play lucky guy Tom Hanks are huge a simple parties Judith Light testament of merit -- Sonia -- spike as a new player obviously.
They think flip over to the musicals as I said bring it on that's the cheerleading musical made from the movie Christmas story I looked out of -- -- -- -- adult ticket -- phenomenal Matilda.
Came in from England and it had incredible reviews all of -- calling him a lot of money so what was the issue people are saying that hurricane sandy.
Slammed ticket sales in a -- nobody ever expected it.
It's funny that that that.
Broadway has a tradition of of when when there's a movement that when people are buying tickets and everything's great and because a lot of tickets or are sold actually during the week.
You start the week at a certain gross you see it can go up when something -- -- sandy comes and it stops the momentum it just takes longer to get it going than people would think people -- just -- Sit around -- -- say what is -- need to do to woo back ticket holders it was more of a force much worse situation if that hurricane that hit New York that was epic almost.
Similar to other events after this is kinky -- What what may be significant here is that Cindy whopper wrote the music.
If she wins for best musical score shouldn't be the first female ever to win best musical score.
That's amazing -- incredible.
So this is there could be a historic.
Tony works as well.
And she'll make it that if she wins you she's a Carrick are -- wonderful.
We don't know what color her hair will be it's been two different colors this week -- two different events so who knows could be blue wolf perhaps the ultimate thumbs up for Broadway is that CBS has signed on for how many more years to -- five more years five more years it's Sunday night.
It is and not -- for years of that that is -- no small talk changed at that absolutely absent but but you know part of what makes Tony so amazing is you -- you weren't seeing excerpts from first rate shows that -- been rehearsed.
-- -- Honed to a TCU just one after another they're just so incredibly well -- that it's worth watching while -- with Holland Taylor from Two and a Half Men was phenomenal -- about last night and and Tom Hanks making his hello Broadway -- That he gets a Tony nomination absolutely will be watching on Sunday night -- -- you very much.
Good luck -- -- girl recollect I should say yes absolutely what banks had checked out of the rosters -- ever stock foundation out of course the American theater when you say thanks thanks guys.
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