Friday, May 23, 2014

Closed "Bridges"

Yesterday “Bridges of Madison County” ended its four month run on Broadway with record gross revenues of $590,791. Obviously many potential visitors could not believe that the show would close so soon. It opened in February to mostly favorable reviews. The composer, Jason Robert Brown, is a love child of Broadway, and quite rightly so. His talents are exceptional, he has his own style and the courage to leave the trodden paths of success. His "Bridges" score is nominated this year for a Tony Award. Other new musicals are struggling as well, such as “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” “After Midnight,” and “Rocky”. This is no consolation for the investors who lost most of the mounting costs of $ 8.5 million. As for “Rocky,” the show’s weekly box-office grosses have been disappointing so far, although it was regarded a "commercial" show and sure hit.

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