Nah, I'd buy that. Broadway theatres are in heavy demand, so if you can pencil in your dates as early as possible, you minimise the possibility you'll be all dressed up with nowhere to go. As for not having the Old Vic dates set yet, well, they're still writing it. While I expect they know which dates they're aiming for, it would be foolish to publicly announce it too soon, running the risk they might have to upset people by killing some previews because they miscalculated something. We know it's coming, we can make an educated guess at it being around June time, and as it's based on a popular film and anyone involved will be expecting it to be for the long haul, I'd also be willing to guess at it being at least a 9 week run (a la Master Builder, rather than a 7 week run, a la The Caretaker), if not a little longer. We just need to have a little more patience.
Post by Phantom of London on Feb 3, 2016 18:37:15 GMT
New York is better equipped with mid size houses that London isn't, they are normally too big or too small. However demand is great the January cull wasn't big this year and didn't free up any big houses. The Shuberts even had to team up with Nederlander and put Cats in one of their theatre, because of lack of real estate.
However I stand by what I said earlier, thee is no talk of Groundhog Day or Master Builder aren't planned to go into the West End and both have big Broadway producer backing. The problem is if you intend to cash in, it often backfires badly. But £140 a ticket is brutal. The Old Vic does receive public funding.
In fact, in response to the comment above, the Old Vic receives precisely NO regular public subsidy. The theatre did receive a one-off £5 million grant a few years back to create an endowment but it is not an ACE client in the way that the National and the RSC are, to name just two ACE recipients out of many. Kevin Spacey made this point repeatedly during his tenure, which is why he did the amount of glad-handing that he did, and why they will be hoping GROUNDHOG DAY is a big hit.
Bumping this thread up to see if anyone has heard anything about dates for the Old Vic run? It's been over a month since last post
Maybe given the success of Matilda or Tim Minchin's fanbase, the Old Vic might be expecting high demand for tickets so they may announce and release tickets quite late (I.e. Funny Girl at the Menier Chocolate Factory last autumn)
Wow, that came very suddenly! I wonder how chances will be for non-members to book, come 12 April? As basic membership costs ''only' £35, I might have to splurge here again. Feels like a risk to postpone booking until general sale....
On sale to members today - general booking april 12
Runs Monday 11 July – Saturday 17 September 2016.
Worth pointing out that press night is Tuesday 16 August, so that's a long run of previews - longer than the "real" run at first glance!
Today's booking is only for the very top level, and then they add more people every day until booking for people who are just "Friends" opens on Tuesday 22 March at 12 noon. From the email there appears to be SEVEN levels of support higher than "Friends". For an theatre with dreams of egalitarianism, that's a lot of class distinction...