thanks for the insight. i’ll edit my post!
i had actually heard rumors through the grapevine that theatrical rights worldwide was anticipating it closing. and around a year ago i was told by directly by a producer that the plan for bare was a revisal off broadway, and a spring 2013 transfer to broadway. many believed bare didn’t originally succeed off broadway was because spring awakening sort of needed to pave the way for teenage-angst rock musicals. bare closing after a short period, with no transfer or significant ticket sales, and a really disappointing review is why i sort of believed it be not a success.
the show was hugely promoted in all sorts of outlets; and in no way did i feel like it was specifically marketed as an off-broadway show. seeing the show i even felt it needed a larger space, and the production value seemed to minimal at times for me.
my last point in this weird inappropriate and likely not factual rant, is that taylor had been cast in matilda, and i don’t suppose replacing the lead (and often the strongest aspect in the show) three months into the run seemed like a optimal choice.
when you say it has succeeded more than any prior incarnation, i would argue that a production simply has never had so much backing before.
yet i’m open for discussion, and correction.
what confuses me about the transfer of peter and the starcatcher is that new world stages has 5 theatres, only four of which are currently occupied. and if any would close in the near future i would immediately look at forever dusty, which has not at all made the splash bare has. nowhere have i seen it specifically mention peter is taking bare’s spot, though we’ll know in a month or so.
i am very jealous that you are seeing it closing night, it should be a rocking performance.
thanks for the message, hope to hear from you again anon.