Archive for June, 2011

I discussed WONDERLAND in a couple of previous posts. In this one, which I wrote prior to the opening of the show on Broadway, and then in this one, just a couple of weeks after it prematurely closed on the Great White Way. Now that the dust has settled, there has been some time for the people behind the show to think about what went wrong here. Below is a link to an article centering on Judith Lisi, President of The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for Performing Arts in Tampa, and one of the main champions of the work. In the article she tries to wrap her head around the whole WONDERLAND journey from Tampa to Broadway, and ominously predicts what the less than hoped for final result means for the future of developing new works at The Straz.

‘Lessons learned from trip to Wonderland’

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Now that the THE BOOK OF MORMON has been anointed with 9 Tony Awards, will that have an effect on more presenters feeling comfortable about booking the potentially offensive show in their markets? Is THE BOOK OF MORMON simply the controversial show of today as RENT once was, which became a show that gained nationwide acceptance, and ultimately enjoyed a solid touring life for quite a number of years?

“Civic Center hopes to land ‘Book of Mormon’

“‘Mormon’ more than Charlotte can stand?”

“Broadway Can be Tame in Tulsa”

“‘Book of Mormon’ could make Smith Center of hot ticket”

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