Saturday, December 20, 2014

Broadway Real Estate Coming Up

This topic is about a subject that I've been thinking a lot about this week.  There are several shows closing right after the first of the year, as well as one that closed last week.  With each show closing, there are several theaters that will become available real estate, though several of them already have shows coming in soon after they become available.  Here is a list of the shows that have closed recently or will be closing soon:

Love Letters
This is Our Youth
Side Show
Rock of Ages
The Real Thing

That means that the Brooks Atkinson Theatre became available last week, and that the Bernard B. Jacobs, Broadway, Cort, Music Box, St. James, Helen Hayes, Lunt-Fontanne, and American Airlines theaters will all become available by 6pm on Sunday, January 4th, 2015.  That's a lot of real estate available all on one day.  With that in mind, those same theaters, in the same order, will be filled by the following shows for the spring season:

It Shoulda Been You
It's Only a Play (transfer from the Schoenfeld)
Doctor Zhivago
A Fish in the Dark
The Heidi Chronicles
Something Rotten
Finding Neverland
On the Twentieth Century

I find it interesting that the Helen Hayes will go dark after Rock of Ages closes and vacates the space.  The theater is on 44th street right near Shubert Alley and, while 45th Street is the more valuable real estate, the Hayes Theatre is a prime location for a small show.  I can't wait to find out what goes in there.

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