Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Roseanne Concert Date in Maryland This Month Yanked Due to Slow Sales, Moved to October



I’ve been telling you that Roseanne Barr wasn’t selling tickets for her May 17th date at MGM National Harbor in Maryland.

Tickets were lowered to $18 for the cheap seats. But still no momentum occurred. Roseanne’s TV show is dropping in the ratings, and fans weren’t biting.

Now, very quietly, the date has been yanked from the National Harbor schedule and moved to next fall, on October 12th. A notice on Ticketmaster.com says that tickets already sold will be honored.

It’s unclear if the move will change anything. National Harbor could have just cancelled altogether, but this way Roseanne saves face. For now. There’s no way of knowing if she’ll be hotter in six months.

On Wednesday we’ll get the ratings for “Roseanne” from Tuesday night’s episode in which the Conners– much like the Bunkers on “All in the Family” 40 something years ago– got new neighbors. This time, though instead of “The Jeffersons,” it’s Muslims. If “Roseanne” were really a Trump show, the family would be broken up and deported. But the reality is, “Roseanne” has spurned the Trump base it courted in its premiere week and headed for more moderate ground.

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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