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Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024

Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024

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#1Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/17/23 at 10:05am

Show page is up on Telecharge for My Son's a Queer (But what can you do?), beginning previews February 27, and opening March 12. Tickets currently on sale through June 16, although an extension through NYC Pride weekend 2 weeks later seems like a no-brainer:

https://www.telecharge.com/eventoverview.aspx?productid=14252

Updated On: 10/17/23 at 10:05 AM

Fordham2015
#2Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/17/23 at 10:07am

Well, there goes the rumor about Here We Are at the Lyceum

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#3Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/17/23 at 10:13am

I will 100% be seeing this!


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Updated On: 10/17/23 at 10:13 AM

JasonC3
#4Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/17/23 at 10:21am

Excellent! I really enjoyed this in London and reviews were generally pretty positive.

Here's the theatreboard.co.uk thread on the show's evolution:

https://theatreboard.co.uk/thread/8552/sons-queer-turbine-garrick-ambassadors

Updated On: 10/17/23 at 10:21 AM

lopside
#5Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/17/23 at 10:26am

I think 16 weeks at the Lyceum seems a bit too ambitious. It played a house half the size, for half the time in London. It's exactly the kind of show that needs time and word of mouth to build an audience, but still.

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#6Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/17/23 at 11:28am

True! But given the tiny running cost it can probably play to some smaller houses and still be fine. 

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#7Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/17/23 at 12:21pm

Just looked at the prices for this and who the actual **** do they think they are? Ticket prices need to be HALVED (and I mean that literally). This is a solo show by an unknown (in the states). Bottom ticket price of $50 and top of $250 is actually insane.

Just for a comparison, Alex Edelman was better known, had great buzz from off-broadway runs, was in a smaller theatre, didn't even sell the whole mezz and balcony, was appealing to the wealthiest buyers in the City, and still had lower prices. 

Will be looking forward to the papered tickets I'll get because this will not sell any tickets. 

 

Updated On: 10/17/23 at 12:21 PM

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#8Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/17/23 at 12:37pm

Fordham2015 said: "Well, there goes the rumor about Here We Are at the Lyceum"

Maybe HERE WE ARE takes a bigger theater? 


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#9Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/17/23 at 12:50pm

Just looked at the prices for this and who the actual **** do they think they are? Ticket prices need to be HALVED (and I mean that literally). This is a solo show by an unknown (in the states). Bottom ticket price of $50 and top of $250 is actually insane.

Completely agree. No one knows anything about the show or this person over here. No one buys premium tickets to anything like that, especially not on Broadway. 

SuttonPeron
#10Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/17/23 at 1:07pm

I adored this play when I saw it in London. Full of heart and joy, but also very emotional. And there´s no doubt Rob Madge is a stunning actor and storyteller. It´s certainly a story that deserves to be known.

But 250 bucks for this? More than 100 for an orchestra seat? What on earth! Why would people pay this much? I paid 15 pounds to see this in its last West End run.
Take the most stereotypical Broadway show: Wicked. Many good seats available for 138-148 bucks. 23 people in the pit, around 30 in the cast, huge set. Compare that to MSAQ: 1 person, canned music, minimalist set. Prices don´t need to be halved. They need to be chopped!

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#11Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/17/23 at 1:08pm

Thinking Here We Are takes the Lyceum next fall after this run, or the Booth after Akimbo closes.


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SisterGeorge
#13Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/17/23 at 2:28pm

SuttonPeron said: "I adored this play when I saw it in London. Full of heart and joy, but also very emotional. And there´s no doubt Rob Madge is a stunning actor and storyteller. It´s certainly a story that deserves to be known.
 

Good to hear because to me the title makes it sound like a broad sitcom. Add this marketing challenge to those already mentioned in other posts.

 


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#14Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/17/23 at 2:44pm

EDSOSLO858 said: "ThinkingHere We Aretakes the Lyceum next fall after this run, or the Booth afterAkimbocloses."

I think Here We Are would be better at the Booth. But, it would also be better for them to wait until next season. This Spring is so packed already!

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#15Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/17/23 at 3:07pm

It doesn't hurt to start prices high. They can always drop them, do $25 ticket promotions, etc. And they surely will.

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#16Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/17/23 at 4:11pm

Fordham2015 said: "Well, there goes the rumor about Here We Are at the Lyceum"

rumor what rumor HWA is staying at the Shed and will probably extend is what I'm hearing but Broadway rumor ??? nah where are we hearing that one


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#17Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/17/23 at 6:13pm

SisterGeorge said: "Good to hear because to me the title makes it sound like a broad sitcom."

I'm assuming the title is a play on a line Thenardier sings near the end of Les Miserables ("this one's a queer, but what can you do?"Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024. Can anyone confirm that?

ETA: Does anyone know how to avoid the smiley anomaly in my response? I know it happens on here from time to time with closing parentheses.

Updated On: 10/17/23 at 06:13 PM

PurpleMonkey
#18Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/17/23 at 9:42pm

kdogg36 said: "SisterGeorge said: "Good to hear because to me the title makes it sound like a broad sitcom."

I'm assuming the title is a play on a line Thenardier sings near the end ofLes Miserables("this one's a queer, but what can you do?"Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024. Can anyone confirm that?

ETA: Does anyone know how to avoid the smiley anomaly in my response? I know it happens on here from time to time with closing parentheses.
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Correct. Rob actually played Gavroche in the 25th Anniversary Concert production.

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#19Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/17/23 at 10:40pm

This sounds like it should be playing New World Stages. 

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#20Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/17/23 at 11:02pm

Nyc theater just doesn’t have the theaters to make stuff like this successful. Like it’s weird this is playing such a large space. It should be at like stage 42 but maybe they’re hoping for awards?

RAR85558
#21Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/18/23 at 1:34am

Why is this show not Off-Broadway? How could the use of a Broadway house possibly be justified for someone unknown in the US? And hearing about the ticket prices makes it even less appealing. I always wonder who makes these decisions. I do acknowledge that I could be completely wrong, but even if the show is well-reviewed and great, will people go? 

JasonC3
#22Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/18/23 at 5:28am

As well-received as the show was in London, I do wonder about the producer's thinking given that discounts were readily available for its four-month run at the Ambassador Theatre and it only has a capacity around 450. 

If any Broadway house was an option for them, it seems like the Helen Hayes would be a better aspirational choice than the Lyceum, particularly if they hope to hold a higher average ticket price than what they did in London. 

But while not comparing apples to apples, Title of Show ran for around 100 performances and many thought it was insane to move that to Broadway. 

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#23Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/18/23 at 7:19am

But weren’t those concerns justified since it was a flop? I wish Broadway had a larger array of house sizes to allow stuff like this to still be considered for awards. 

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#24Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/18/23 at 8:02am

RAR85558 said: "Why is this show not Off-Broadway? How could the use of a Broadway house possibly be justified for someone unknown in the US? And hearing about the ticket prices makes it even less appealing. I always wonder who makes these decisions. I do acknowledge that I could be completely wrong, but even if the show is well-reviewed and great, will people go?"

This and RippedMan are right: this belongs Off-Bway, but the economics of Off-Bway don't make sense anymore. It can cost almost as much and you get a fraction of the marketing potential.

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#25Rob Madge's MY SON'S A QUEER... at the Lyceum February 2024
Posted: 10/18/23 at 8:26am

To this point, isn't this sort of how Whoopi got famous? One person show... she was an unknown at the time... Not saying the shows are similar - I've no clue about this show


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