With the new season barely under way, two shows have already announced extensions based on high box office demand. Could it be that we are seeing early indicators for a season of full houses and maybe even some hard-to-get tickets? Chess, the Cold War rock musical starring Broadway talents Jill Paice (Curtains!) , Euan Morton (Taboo) and Jeremy Kushnier (Footloose), under the direction of Signature Theatre’s artistic director Eric Schaeffer (with his own Broadway credit: The Million Dollar Quartet), took an unusually long preview period of nearly 3 weeks before presenting the reworked show. With an official opening date of August 29th, it was an instant success and the show has already posted an extension to October 3rd.
At Woolly Mammoth, Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room or the vibrator play is a huge hit, with Eric Hissom (The 39 Steps), Woolly resident artists Kimberly Gilbert, Jessica Frances Dukes and Sarah Marshall, James Konicek and the newly arrived Katie duBuys, directed by Aaron Posner. Given raves by audiences and critics, the play earned first one, and, announced today, its second and final extension. We are told the show must close October 3rd.
Careful planning may well be the key to making sure your regrets list at the end of the season is a short one. See our Seasons page to start planning. The table is pre-sorted by theatre company – subscriptions are still available for most companies and subscribers get first pick of seating – or you can sort by date and start filling up your calendars.
See you in the theatre!