No one knows why “Paradise Square” received 10 Tony nominations. No one except Tony nominators who were clearly not in touch with reality.
The musical received terrible reviews. It’s also a bust at the box office. And oh yeah it’s produced by Garth Drabinsky, an ex con.
Last week, “Paradise Square” — despite the Tony nominations — made just $241,952. With a huge cast and orchestra, not to mention theater costs, the musical is bleeding red ink. It’s a Dead Musical Walking. It’s playing at just 57% of its capacity.
The Tonys are on June 12th. “Paradise Square” will not win anything. If box office continues at this pace — same as it’s been for weeks — the end will be announced in short order.