"Beetlejuice" seemed to be beating the odds on Broadway. But now it's getting the boot. https://t.co/1ojvEzwCBT— Michael Paulson (@MichaelPaulson) December 9, 2019
Beetlejuice premiered on Broadway last fall, and though it got off to a shaky start, the box office has really picked up over the past few months.
Unfortunately, the theater that houses the show, the Winter Garden, has elected to kick them out as of June 6th for an even more profitable tenant - The Music Man, from prolific producer Scott Rudin and starring box office draw Hugh Jackman, which begins its run in the fall.
Despite the fact that Beetlejuice just set a record for the theater over the Thanksgiving holiday, the show's grosses dipped low enough to invoke a stop clause - the theater's right to kick them out - last May, and that is what they are using as justification to evict the show. Since then, the grosses have increased, with lots of first time Broadway visitors falling for the show.
Warner Brothers has attempted to try to find a compromise, but Scott Rudin isn't interested in taking The Music Man to a different theater. However, Beetlejuice is still searching for a new theater, and has announced a national tour beginning in fall 2021. Check under the cuts for more theater news.
We can't thank you all enough for the love you've shown us the past 17 weeks. This experience has meant more to us than you could ever know. Thank you for welcoming us all, with open arms, to Broadway. #BetrayalBroadway | 📸: @emiliomk for @broadwaycom pic.twitter.com/WQfZ0MAdq5— Betrayal Broadway (@betrayalbwy) December 9, 2019
Betrayal, starring Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox, played its final performance yesterday. The show had a sold-out run in London before transferring to NYC for a 17 week run.
The cast sent their best wishes to the cast of Cyrano for their opening in London.
The cast took to social media to congratulate the Betrayal cast on their run.
Actor Tony Goldwyn will be taking over for John Benjamin Hickey in The Inheritance, currently running on Broadway, while Hickey takes a leave of absence. He joins the company beginning January 5th for a four month engagement.
Broadway grosses and attendance for week ending 12/8/19 are now available. https://t.co/X3fdMLfJBb— The Broadway League (@BroadwayLeague) December 9, 2019
This past week, Hamilton grossed over $3 million dollars on Broadway, while Moulin Rouge and The Lion King made well over $2 million each. Several shows grossed over a million, including Ain't Too Proud, Wicked, Mean Girls and To Kill a Mockingbird. Finding considerably less success is The Lightning Thief, which made under $300,000 last week.
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