Paper Mill Playhouse, which in the past few years has sent several shows to Broadway including “A Bronx Tale” and “The Bandstand”planned for next season, has won the 2016 Best Regional Theatre Tony Award , it was announced today.
Good reviews don’t mean box office hits
The adage is critics don’t close shows, producers do.
But critics wrote generally positive reviews for Paper Mill Playhouse’s latest foray on Broadway — “Honeymoon in Vegas” — and it will close this Sunday (April 5). It’s cashing in just a few weeks before the official cutoff for the Tony Awards (April 23) and announcement of the nominations (April 28).
Shows usually try to hang on, as did “A Gentleman’s Guide of Love and Murder,” whose box office picked up after it get nominated and then won the Best Musical Tony.
“But “Honeymoon” is losing more than a $100,000 a week, according to the New York Times. Continue reading ‘Honeymoon’ closing, ‘Hamilton’ pulls politicos, NBC picks live ‘Wiz’
You couldn’t buy a better review for a Broadway show than the one that ran in today’s NYTimes praising the new musical “Honeymoon in Vegas,” first staged in the fall of 2013 at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ.
Ben Brantley called it “a real-live, old-fashioned, deeply satisfying Broadway musical in a way few new shows are anymore.”
This is a slow time for Broadway, hence three shows closing recently and several more posting closings. If money isn’t being made during the Christmas season, less will be made during the cold iffy-weather months of January and February.
So, let’s see what the Spring (and into the fall) has to offer before the hot shows sell out.