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Posted on 04/01/2014 10:43:56 AM PDT by Borges
More men are steering clear of Broadway, and not even this springs ultimate bro show Rocky, the new musical about the beloved boxing underdog has found a way to fill seats with them.
While men have been hanging back for years, their current scarcity, at a time when overall Broadway attendance is down, is particularly stark. Only 32 percent of audience members last year were men, or 3.7 million, compared with 42 percent (or 4.2 million) in 1980.
This season is not providing any relief. Yankees fans skipped the baseball-themed Bronx Bombers, which flopped fast. John Grisham guys passed on the adaptation of A Time to Kill, which closed after seven weeks. Among musicals, Big Fish was all about dads, and First Date sold shot glasses to underscore its dude appeal, yet both shows were strikingly poor sellers.
Women drive Broadway sales, though successful shows often depend on them to wrangle their husbands or boyfriends.
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When is the last time Andrew Lloyd Webber had a hit?
What happened to all that disposable income from the lavender mafia?
Time was, Ed Sullivan would have the performers on to do a number or two from their current show.
Now so much of Hollywood and Broadway are merely remakes (with Broadway adapting hit movies for the stage).
Rocky the Musical?
Are you frickin’ kidding me?
What’s next, “Patton: The Musical”?
They’re talking about straight men.
Apparently the way they stage the climactic fight is a real stunner. Complete with the audience seated around a ring.
Called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Just more proof that everyone hates Bill de Blasio.
I prefer watching high school kids put on a play. A lot of times the singing, acting, and set design is top notch. And even if we stop for ice cream on the way home, my wife and I can spend 20 bucks on the whole night instead of 200 just to buy tickets.
Yeah they don’t mention the fact that Broadway has priced out large chunks of the population.
How is this possible? If the sheer quantity of media stories about gay this and gay that can be used as an indication, at least 80% of the male population should be gay, and thus fans
I can only speak for myself, but the political hard left and radical LGBT dominance of the stage and screen is a big factor with me not attending plays and theater. Actors, actress, producers, and directors are quick to publicly demean and belittle Ideas, beliefs, and institutions that are important or even dear to me. It is now not enough for them to believe in or support something they must denounce, condemn and silence anything other total belief in their orthodoxy.
I don’t know why they would not be going to Broadway Plays. After all I saw a long line of them waiting to get into a local strip club.
There aren’t enough gays to fill these venues??? Are we being told wrong??
They are talking about straight guys.
The theatre’s so obsessed
With dramas so depressed
It’s hard to sell a ticket on Broadway
Shows should be more pretty
Shows should be more witty
Shows should be more...
What’s the word?
No matter what you do on the stage
Keep it light, keep it bright, keep it gay!
Whether it’s murder, mayhem or rage
Don’t complain, it’s a pain
Keep it gay!
"AND WE'RE GOING THROUGH THEM LIKE CRAP THROUGH A GOOSE!! Now, Erwin and Monty and I are gonna do a little chorus-line dance number.."
Hmm...could take some work...
On Broadway, a lot of them are on stage. :)