Harvey Gets the Last Laugh: “Finding Neverland” Only New Broadway Show Making Money
The Tony nominators snubbed “Finding Neverland” with no nominations, not even for the curtain. But Harvey Weinstein’s getting the last laugh. “FN” just posted another week with over $1 million at the box office. It does seem that his adaptation of his hit Miramax movie is critic proof. One good reason: “Glee” star Matthew Morrison is bringing in the fans. So is Kelsey Grammer.
Meantime, I’m surprised to see that “Wolf Hall” is struggling. If you love theater, this is must see. The Royal Shakespeare Company, the real thing, high drama. But the two plays are only drawing 61% of capacity. The same goes for “The Visit” with Chita Rivera. “Something Rotten,” my choice for Best New Musical, has plenty of discounted seats. So does “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.”Also available: “It’s Only a Play,” the comedy that was completely sold out during Nathan Lane’s first run in it is now easy to get into. I don’t know why. It’s still hilarious.
On the plus side, “Fun Home” and “An American in Paris” are each at 97%. Helen Mirren is pretty much the big hit in “The Audience,” which is sold out. But “Skylight” is not quite full (you don’t a great seat–there are just three actors), and “Fish in the Dark” is at capacity until Larry David leaves at the end of May.