Friday, April 19, 2024

Broadway: Andrew Lloyd Webber Snubbed by Tonys for “Bad Cinderella,” Bob Fosse’s “Dancin'” Closing After No Nominations


The Tony Awards are the great leveler for marginal shows.

Without any nominations, Bob Fosse’s “Dancin'” will now close on May 14th.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s really useless “Bad Cinderella” also received no nominations. ALW has received at least a couple of nominations in the past for his worst shows. But this hits rock bottom. Playing only to 65% capacity, “Bad Cinderella” will likely close soon.

Another current resident on The Great Light Way is “The Thanksgiving Play.” Catch it now because with no noms, and 79% capacity, this one is doomed. Also, “Pictures from Home” has run its course. The play starring Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein, and Zoe Wanamaker got nothing, and closed on Sunday.

Who might benefit from their Tony nominations? “Some Like it Hot” picked up the most nods of any show. It should win Best Musical. And while it’s been struggling, this could give it a boost. I hope so. Also, “Leopoldstadt” is already set to close on July 2nd. It will win Best Play. The Tom Stoppard play is the best of the season and must be seen.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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