Broadway is suffering. The theaters are half full. Last week’s total gross was $18 million. It’s supposed to be $32 million. At least.
Now “To Kill a Mockingbird” with Greg Kinnear is shutting down until June. Then it will move from the 1500 seat Shubert Theater to the 1000 seat Belasco. I like Greg Kinnear but he wasn’t selling tickets. Barry Diller likes a return on his investments. They’d better find a different person to head up the cast in June.
The best musical of 2020, “Girl from the North Country,” is closing, as they are bleeding money. This is tragic. This shows has not had a decent chance. It opened as the pandemic gripped Broadway in March 2020. It didn’t get included in the 2020 Tony Awards. It’s eligible for the next Tonys, and I pray that it’s remembered. Mare Winningham, Jay O. Sanders, and the whole cast are spectacular. I just hope this one does come back in some form. My thanks to this show– I’ve seen it twice– for an unforgettable evening.
If you are in New York you have until the 23rd– go see “Girl from the North Country” if love you musical theater.