As you may remember, I wrote a post late this summer about how this season was shaping up to be a pretty boring one. It seems I was right. Just this week alone, three shows have announced closing dates: CHAPLIN (Jan 6th), SCANDALOUS (Dec. 9th), and THE ANARCHIST (Dec. 16th).
This comes right after THE PERFORMERS closed less than a week after it opened and BRING IT ON announced it was closing early after an announced extension.
What is going on? Are people not going to shows? Are the shows just that bad that no one wants to see them?
I think this is a much larger problem than quality of shows. I think people have more or less stopped going to see shows that aren't an adaptation of something they know or starring a huge Hollywood star. I don't know how to fix this. I doubt anyone does. Which is why Broadway is in this current situation.
Here's to hoping that the spring is more successful (and if MATILDA and CINDERELLA are an indication, it should be)!
Any ideas? Thoughts? Comment below.