Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Shrek To Close?

As an avid reader of the NY Post I wanted to share a bit of news that was in today's paper. Those of you in the know have certainly heard of Michael Riedel and are aware of his reputation in the industry. Unlike a lot of people I know I enjoy his column. Most forget that he is paid by the NY Post to report the news. Not a review. That is what he does and has been doing for many years now. Anyway this blog is not about Michael Reidel but about what he posted in today's column. Now let's be honest. Everybody knows that while Shrek is popular it is not Wicked or dare I say The Lion King. I personally enjoyed the show and hope it has a long run. However if reports are true then Shrek may not survive too much longer. It doesn't take a genius to figure that out. All you have to do is a take a look at the weekly grosses. The figures don't lie.

Now while I think a show like Shrek is a far better show than The Lion King the cold hard facts are that nobody is going. That is a shame because Shrek has more heart than most of the shows on Broadway. Now I could go on and on and tell you how great Shrek is and that you have to see it. I am a ticket broker after all. That's what I do. Sell tickets. But you can ask anybody that I work with or anybody that I sell tickets too. I am not going to push a show that I don't think you will like. I won't do it. Shrek may not be here forever but I can do my best to make sure it stays around a little longer. The rest is up to to you. Until next time theatre fans.

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