Friday, February 06, 2009
Quick, send me $50,000,000!
In today's NYPost, Michael Riedel says that Jujamcyn Theatres may be up for sale. That includes the St. James Theatre, the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, the August Wilson Theatre, the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, and the Walter Kerr Theatre. The last Hoovers report estimated 2007 sales around $24.1 million. Oh the shows I'll make sure are produced! I'll keep Jersey Boys at the August Wilson - I haven't seen it, but it sounds like a cash cow. The shows I don't like can always go to the Hirschfeld because few shows do very well there anyway. Arty stuff can stay at the Kerr and the O'Neill. The piste de resistance will be at the St. James: a repertory theatre! Which composer? Sondheim, of course (no Frogs! No Roadshow!). And the Actors Fund Performances will be Jerry Herman shows (only Mame, Hello, Dolly and La Cage Aux Follies). First in, frequent Sondheim collaborator James Lapine can get us going with his revue iSondheim. Okay, send $$$!