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broadwayindie
#1Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/3/23 at 11:04pm

There are a bunch of theatres that seem to be vacant and don't have productions or rumored productions:

Jacobs, Jones, Lyceum, Barrymore, and Circle In The Square don't yet seem to have shows or rumors circling that I am aware of.

I have heard Here Lies Love is rumored to be coming to the Broadway so I'm not including that here. I have also heard Parade may transfer? Lyceum also NEEDS refurbishment though I don't know if that will happen.

I don't have any insight but was wondering if anyone else in the know might!

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#2Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/3/23 at 11:25pm

Majestic is next on Shubert's refurbishment list, so I can't imagine they'd do Lyceum so soon after that + the JEJ.

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#3Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/3/23 at 11:25pm

Someone said months ago that the Lyceum might become the home to the West End Cabaret. I don't know if that is still the case. It's a great theatre for it and I agree, it NEEDS to be renovated. The seats and legroom need to be updated. I think it would be nice to turn the oldest operating Broadway theatre into an immersive experience like Cabaret!


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#4Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/4/23 at 12:28am

I have a hard time seeing all of them go empty for sure. 

I think Parade could be the last musical that gets announced for this season. MAYBE something small like Octet could come in (which would probably be Circle in the Square). There could still be room for a play or two to come in. 

We could also start getting them claimed for next season. If the West End Cabaret wanted one of those theatres, for example, they would almost certainly "claim" it and then do a huge reno for the rest of this season and into next. Others might still announce for next season, even if they don't have big renos to do. 

SouthernCakes
#5Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/4/23 at 12:37am

Hunter Foster just announced he is directing Parade in South Jersey. Usually when a Broadway show is announced they take away all the regional rights in the area. This totally might not be the case with Parade but just an interesting announcement. 

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quizking101
#6Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/4/23 at 8:25am

I was told by a friend who works for the Shubert Org that the Lyceum has a tenant for the spring, but that it’s something “completely out of left field”. During the conversation, I hinted at the Cabaret revival and Sing Street, but it was strongly reiterated that it was “out of left field”…


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ACL2006
#7Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/4/23 at 8:53am

Cabaret isn't happening until next season.


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BMcGregor
#8Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/4/23 at 9:15am

jkcohen626 said: "I have a hard time seeing all of them go empty for sure.

I think Parade could be the last musical that gets announced for this season. MAYBE something small like Octet could come in (which would probably be Circle in the Square). There could still be room for a play or two to come in.

We could also start getting them claimed for next season. If the West End Cabaret wanted one of those theatres, for example, they would almost certainly "claim" it and then do a huge reno for the rest of this season and into next. Others might still announce for next season, even if they don't have big renos to do.
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Has there been any word about Octet coming in? This is the first I've heard of it being mentioned but I'd kill to see it. 

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#9Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/4/23 at 8:07pm

On Broadway Radio's THIS WEEK ON BROADWAY podcast, it has been predicted for two weeks in a row that the Circle in the Square will host the transfer of Classic Stage Company's production of MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE.

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#10Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/4/23 at 8:31pm

BMcGregor said: "jkcohen626 said: "I have a hard time seeing all of them go empty for sure.

I think Parade could be the last musical that gets announced for this season. MAYBE something small like Octet could come in (which would probably be Circle in the Square). There could still be room for a play or two to come in.

We could also start getting them claimed for next season. If the West End Cabaret wanted one of those theatres, for example, they would almost certainly "claim" it and then do a huge reno for the rest of this season and into next. Others might still announce for next season, even if they don't have big renos to do.
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Has there been any word about Octet coming in? This is the first I've heard of it being mentioned but I'd kill to see it.
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I haven't heard any rumors, but when I spoke to the cast after a performance in Berkeley in May they definitely indicated interest and hinted that they weren't done with the show. I was more just thinking of something that could be ready and is small. I loved it and would also love to see it come to Broadway!

EvanHansen
#11Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/4/23 at 8:54pm

A Man of No Importance is indeed going to the Circle in the Square - an announcement is imminent.

Octet is not coming in this season. 

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EDSOSLO858
#12Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/4/23 at 8:58pm

Exciting! If true, then this would mark Jim Parsons’ Broadway musical debut (assuming he transfers). 


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BCfitasafiddle
#13Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/4/23 at 9:24pm

Wow. I loved that production at CSC. That would be great if it transferred. Overflowing with revivals this year!!

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RippedMan
#14Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/4/23 at 9:47pm

The plot thickens for Parade with more revivals opening. 

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#15Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/4/23 at 9:56pm

RippedMan said: "The plot thickens for Parade with more revivals opening."

Musical Revivals: Into The Woods, 1776, Sweeney Todd, Camelot and A Man of No Importance so far this season...Parade?


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DressedInYourPajamas
#16Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/4/23 at 10:17pm

Hearing through the grapevine that an adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s ROOM is going into the Lyceum this spring. 

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#17Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/4/23 at 10:30pm

DressedInYourPajamas said: "Hearing through the grapevine that an adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s ROOM is going into the Lyceum this spring."

Interesting. It played in Canada, produced by Mirvish, this past Spring. Like any play, it would need a true star to have a chance of success on Broadway (even with only an onstage cast of 7), but I don't really see any star of note wanting to take on that role after Brie Larson won an Oscar for it in the very recent past...unless Brie herself wanted to do it, but her star has diminished in recent years.

Updated On: 1/4/23 at 10:30 PM

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#18Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/4/23 at 10:31pm

Interesting. I always though the Circle would be a great venue and have the audience like perched over the action. 

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#19Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/4/23 at 11:45pm

EvanHansen said: "A Man of No Importance is indeed going to the Circle in the Square - an announcement is imminent.

Ooooh I really hope this is true! It’s one of my favorite underrated shows but unfortunately I wasn’t able to make it to the CSC production and the original was when i was a little kid… 


 


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inception
#20Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/5/23 at 12:05am

Wow! So many great pull quotes in the reviews A Man of No Importance got off- Broadway:

"IT SQUELCHES!" NY Times

"DOGGEDLY BLAND!" New York Stage Review

"MIND NUMBING" New York Stage Review

"THE SONGS ARE...UNDERWHELMING" AMNY

"THEY DO THEIR BEST...JIM PARSONS FAILS" Theatre Reviews Limited

If you think I'm just making this up, please read them for yourself:

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Review-Roundup-A-MAN-OF-NO-IMPORTANCE-Opens-at-Classic-Stage-Company-20221031

 

This just sounds like another show headed to flopsville.

 


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#21Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/5/23 at 12:35am

inception said: "Wow! So many great pull quotes in the reviewsA Man of No Importancegot off- Broadway"

Well, it got a NYT Critics Pick, has an actor with a good recoupment track record based on his two most recent plays, and above all it's a passion project of Terrence McNally's widower, Tom Kirdahy, who's producing it. But I agree this will be a tough, tough sell considering the competition and subject matter.

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EDSOSLO858
#22Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/5/23 at 1:15am

Agree with Ermengarde about the tough sell, but like Parade (if it is still happening), producers are relying on the big marquee name instead to try and bring in some dough. 

Jim Parsons attracted SRO crowds most weeks throughout Harvey's limited run, while word of mouth caught on for An Act of God following a humbling start (in terms of total weekly gross). But we must remember, post-COVID theatre attendance is a different beast, and time will tell if this succeeds or not...

 


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#23Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/5/23 at 11:09pm

And despite the middling reviews, the show did pretty well at CSC. It wasn't a HUGE constant sellout hit, but it definitely wasn't a flop either. That obviously doesn't always translate to Broadway, but it's not starting from nothing. 

FYI, Mara Isaacs also provided enhancement for the CSC production. If this is happening, it looks like it'll be a Hadestown reunion. 

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#24Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/6/23 at 12:50pm

 

Per a "Room" casting notice. 

1st Rehearsal: Late - February 2023 1st Performance: Early - April 2023 Opening: April 2023 Closing: September 2023

hearthemsing22
#25Broadway Theatre Availability
Posted: 1/6/23 at 3:05pm

Do we have any clue as to what is going into the Broadway Theater?


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