Redefining Broadway and Boob Jokes: Criss Angel in NYC

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Redefining Broadway and Boob Jokes: Criss Angel in NYC

Postby Zig Zagger » July 8th, 2019, 3:24 pm

Criss Angel has just completed a six-day stint at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre as part of the "In Residence on Broadway" series. The show was titled "Criss Angel: Raw--The Mindfreak Unplugged."

Here's what the NYT had to say on this earth-shattering event: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/03/thea ... eview.html
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Re: Redefining Broadway and Boob Jokes: Criss Angel in NYC

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 8th, 2019, 4:05 pm

A class act.
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Re: Redefining Broadway and Boob Jokes: Criss Angel in NYC

Postby Ted M » July 8th, 2019, 7:12 pm

Sigh.

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Re: Redefining Broadway and Boob Jokes: Criss Angel in NYC

Postby Tom Gilbert » July 8th, 2019, 9:23 pm

He has classic routines?

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Re: Redefining Broadway and Boob Jokes: Criss Angel in NYC

Postby Max Maven » July 8th, 2019, 11:32 pm

From deadline.com:

The week’s Lunt-Fontanne residency was Criss Angel (critics not invited), playing seven performances without conjuring much of the green stuff: With an average ticket price of $49, Criss Angel Raw: The Mindfreak Unplugged grossed $434,072 about 31% of a potential $1.4M. Still, 90% of seats were occupied.

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Re: Redefining Broadway and Boob Jokes: Criss Angel in NYC

Postby Jack Shalom » July 9th, 2019, 7:57 am

An average ticket price of $49 for a Broadway house?
Wow. That barely pays the salary of a Broadway union ticket taker. Someone took a huge pay cut or lost a lot of money.

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Re: Redefining Broadway and Boob Jokes: Criss Angel in NYC

Postby CraigMitchell » July 9th, 2019, 11:20 am

Anyone have any insight into the Broadway tradition of disclosing occupancy & revenue figures ? It doesn't happen in the West End for example ...

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Re: Redefining Broadway and Boob Jokes: Criss Angel in NYC

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 9th, 2019, 11:50 am

They were just trying to fill the seats. A lot of the tickets were likely given away.
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