Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Broadway: Larry David’s “Fish in the Dark” Drops by $400K A Week with Jason Alexander


I don’t get this: with Larry David out of his own “Fish in the Dark,” the comedy has dropped by $400,000 a week. It’s not like they replaced Larry with chopped liver. Jason Alexander, beloved from Seinfeld playing George– aka Larry David– takes his place with no trouble, I would guess. (I wouldn’t know since they don’t invite press.) What the heck? The show is doing heavy promoting of discounted tickets with Jason– aka Larry– in the role of Larry. Were people that fixated on seeing Larry David? Jason Alexander should be a draw.

Meanwhile, “It Shoulda Been You”– no Tony noms– must be playing to vacant houses. Last week they made $344,000 out of a potential $991K. Maybe they can rent out the other part of the theater for a wedding…

And “Finding Neverland” is steady as she goes. They make $1.1 million a week. No Tonys, nothing. Nothing but Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer. The actors are signed for a year. As long as they are present, “Neverland” is assured a spot on Broadway.

Please everyone, go see “On the Town.” Such a great show. But the numbers are low. I doubt it can go into the fall. Don’t miss it.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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