Saturday, June 15, 2024

For All People Named Cuomo, Not a Good Year: Weezer Cancels Broadway Run, Can’t Sell Tickets

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You thought Andrew Cuomo and Chris Cuomo were having a bad year.

So is Rivers Cuomo. He’s the not-related lead singer for the cult rock group, Weezer. They had planned on having a week of shows at the cavernous Broadway Theater on Broadway this September. But they couldn’t sell tickets. And now the shows are cancelled.

The shows were described on their website: “In celebration of Weezer’s innovative new SZNZ project – a collection of four EPs matching each season – each night’s show will not only correspond with a different season’s EP, but will see the band reaching deep into their catalog to play a unique set of Weezer classics, many of which have not been played in years. A fifth night of shows will be a mix of all the songs from SZNZ and Weezer fan favorites from the previous four nights.”

Rivers announced the cancellation on social media. He wrote: “I just learned that our Broadway shows have been cancelled (due to low ticket sales and unbelievably high expenses.) I’m very sorry to be telling you this now after we’ve already invested so much time, thought, and emotion. Extra apologies to those of you who cleared schedules and made travel plans to be with us. Thanks to @Broadway Producer for all your hard work and great ideas. I loved where we were going and I hope we can find a way to resurrect our vision.”

What a shame. But it’s a sign of the economy, certainly, and wariness of COVID that still lingers.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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