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WICKED tour performances cancelled in New Orleans following collapse of building next door

Danielle0314
#25WICKED tour performances cancelled in New Orleans following collapse of building next door
Posted: 10/17/19 at 5:38pm

Out of curiosity, how extensive is the set for Dear Evan Hansen? That's the next show for Broadway in New Orleans, and I'm curious (if schedule allows) if it's able to be moved to the Mahalia Jackson for the performances.

NOLAguy
#26WICKED tour performances cancelled in New Orleans following collapse of building next door
Posted: 10/17/19 at 5:40pm

Danielle0314 said: "Out of curiosity, how extensive is the set for Dear Evan Hansen? That's the next show for Broadway in New Orleans, and I'm curious (if schedule allows) if it's able to be moved to the Mahalia Jackson for the performances."

I think it could absolutely be moved to Mahalia.  But they are imploding the leaning cranes tomorrow, so I think DEH is going to be fine at the Saenger.  

 

QueenTwinnied
#27WICKED tour performances cancelled in New Orleans following collapse of building next door
Posted: 10/17/19 at 6:13pm

Not particularly extensive. Lots of projections

FranklinDickson2018
#28WICKED tour performances cancelled in New Orleans following collapse of building next door
Posted: 10/18/19 at 12:22am

Fosse76 said: "I found a 2018 articlethat confirms that the Wicked national tour does in fact have an advance set. However, this is mostly lighting, curtains and other flying scenery pieces.

That said, there is no reason to believe that they will be unable to load out the show and make the next engagement. The stage door is on the other side of the building on a different street, and there is a through alley were it looks like the loading doors are located, also closer to this street. Unless the alley is needed for recovery purposes/access or there is any structural damage to the theater which prohibits entry, there should be no major issues getting the show loaded out.
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I you scroll down on this link you will see that the entire Saenger is in an evacuation area, so there are definitely major issues in getting the show out.  The Atlanta stop opens on the 23rd I believe. The imploding is happening tomorrow but there is no word on when traffic in and out of the area will be restored.  Hopefully it all goes well as there is a lot of traffic chaos in the city. If the tragic accident had happened a few hours later many folks attending the Wicked matinee would have been in harm's way.  Our hearts profoundly go out to the those who were fatally injured and their families and also there is a sense of thankfulness that the fatalities could have been much worse. 

https://www.nola.com/news/article_00eeeb26-f0ff-11e9-95ae-d3bae608702c.html

 

diamondbelt
#29WICKED tour performances cancelled in New Orleans following collapse of building next door
Posted: 10/18/19 at 3:11am

I hope they're able to recover everything and be in ATL soon. I don't remember the last time Wicked has cancelled a performance, let alone an entire week or entire engagement. Jan 2016 in Charlotte, NC is the last time I remember a cancelled performance. That is, of course based off of my limited following of this tour. They very well could have another by now. 

Danielle0314
#30WICKED tour performances cancelled in New Orleans following collapse of building next door
Posted: 10/18/19 at 11:10am

NOLAguy said: "Danielle0314 said: "Out of curiosity, how extensive is the set for Dear Evan Hansen? That's the next show for Broadway in New Orleans, and I'm curious (if schedule allows) if it's able to be moved to the Mahalia Jackson for the performances."

I think it could absolutely be moved to Mahalia. But they are imploding the leaning cranes tomorrow, so I think DEH is going to be fine at the Saenger.
"

Cool cool, thanks! I'm really looking forward to seeing it, so wasn't sure how extensive it was. I know they already moved Baby Shark or Peppa Pig or something over there.

https://www.nola.com/news/article_2a43feb8-f15d-11e9-869f-d72bf0c9ee92.html

Latest info says noonish Saturday.

AEA AGMA SM
#31WICKED tour performances cancelled in New Orleans following collapse of building next door
Posted: 10/18/19 at 12:39pm

As long as they can begin load out on Sunday evening (which I assume is when the last performance would have been happening) then they'll still be on schedule to open normally in Atlanta.

ghostlight2
#32WICKED tour performances cancelled in New Orleans following collapse of building next door
Posted: 10/19/19 at 2:01pm

"Latest info says noonish Saturday."

It has been moved to sometime after noon Sunday.

"As long as they can begin load out on Sunday evening (which I assume is when the last performance would have been happening) then they'll still be on schedule to open normally in Atlanta."

I think that very unlikely.

QueenTwinnied
#33WICKED tour performances cancelled in New Orleans following collapse of building next door
Posted: 10/19/19 at 2:54pm

I received an email earlier inviting people with Wicked tickets to purchase pre-show passes to the Marquee Club. No indications from the Fox about performances being cancelled so far.

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Luminaire2
#34WICKED tour performances cancelled in New Orleans following collapse of building next door
Posted: 10/19/19 at 3:23pm

Word on the street is things should be fine. It only takes 10-12 hours to load out.

FranklinDickson2018
#35WICKED tour performances cancelled in New Orleans following collapse of building next door
Posted: 10/19/19 at 4:02pm

Luminaire2 said: "Word on the street is things should be fine. It only takes 10-12 hours to load out."

The *demolition* of the cranes is tomorrow noon *at the earliest*

If it is delayed again that is a problem.  And it could be delayed.  There is no predicting that "things should be fine." 

Also they don't know what will happen after they are demolished if the quarantine of the area is immediately lifted.

I hope it all goes to schedule and that they can unload as if they were unloading after the last show on Sunday.

Fingers crossed but there is a lot uncertainty now to predict anything, evening knowing how long it takes to unload.

Hope it all goes well and that the Witch will fly as scheduled in Atlanta on the 23rd.  But right now it is anyone's guess.

https://www.nola.com/news/article_07ce4a68-f22b-11e9-9e3d-f78633c58630.html

 

 

 

FranklinDickson2018
#36WICKED tour performances cancelled in New Orleans following collapse of building next door
Posted: 10/20/19 at 3:49pm

Exclusion order still in effect.   Job considered to be successful in that both cranes did what they wanted them to do.  The first news reports were hard to decipher .  *post edited to reflect new-ish information. 

Here is latest update.

Parts of one crane still have to be removed a special way.

https://www.nola.com/news/article_4d3cd428-f390-11e9-a236-8759e0adfc41.html
 

 

 
 

Updated On: 10/21/19 at 03:49 PM

QueenTwinnied
NOLAguy
#38WICKED tour performances cancelled in New Orleans following collapse of building next door
Posted: 10/20/19 at 9:00pm

QueenTwinnied said: "That certainly didn't go well"

It actually did. The main goal of the city was to implode the cranes and not hit any other buildings around. They succeeded in that. 

Danielle0314
#39WICKED tour performances cancelled in New Orleans following collapse of building next door
Posted: 10/20/19 at 9:20pm

Glad the bigger of the 2 didnt end up in the Saenger, but I did hear some windows broke. That other crane though, sucks it's hanging over the side like that!

New map shows theater is still in the evac zone. https://twitter.com/CWatkinsWDSU/status/1186071762531995648?s=19

Fosse76
#40WICKED tour performances cancelled in New Orleans following collapse of building next door
Posted: 10/21/19 at 11:34am

NOLAguy said: "QueenTwinnied said: "That certainly didn't go well"

It actually did. The main goal of the city was to implode the cranes and not hit any other buildings around. They succeeded in that.
"

If the goal was to bring down both of the cranes but only one came down, then they did not succeed.

QueenTwinnied
#41WICKED tour performances cancelled in New Orleans following collapse of building next door
Posted: 10/21/19 at 12:37pm

As of last night the show hasn't unloaded from New Orleans. I saw an orchestra member tweeting about their instruments being stuck. 

However, the Fox in Atlanta tweeted this morning that Wicked performances begin on Wednesday, so it appears the tour will run. Marquee passes and tickets are still available for purchase, and Alison Bailey (the current Glinda) stated she's excited to perform at the Fox. I wonder if the set will be loaded out today or if there was a contingency plan with the old 1st NT set. 

Update: It appears that the set is currently being loaded out of the Saenger. That's gonna be a fast turn around. 

Updated On: 10/21/19 at 12:37 PM

NOLAguy
#42WICKED tour performances cancelled in New Orleans following collapse of building next door
Posted: 10/21/19 at 12:47pm

QueenTwinnied said: "As of last night the show hasn't unloaded from New Orleans. I saw an orchestra member tweeting about their instruments being stuck.

However, the Fox in Atlanta tweeted this morning that Wicked performances begin on Wednesday, so it appears the tour will run. Marquee passes and tickets are still available for purchase, and Alison Bailey (the current Glinda) stated she's excited to perform at the Fox.I wonder if the set will be loaded out today or if there was a contingency plan with the old 1st NT set.

Update: It appears that the set is currently being loaded out of the Saenger. That's gonna be a fast turn around.
"

Great to hear!

 

ArtMan
#43WICKED tour performances cancelled in New Orleans following collapse of building next door
Posted: 10/21/19 at 2:32pm

QueenTwinnied, Thanks for the updates.  Although I don't live in Atlanta, Jacksonville is the next stop after.  Although I have seen the show a couple of times, I still would have been disappointed to miss it.


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