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#1 User is offline   Liz 

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 02:22 AM

Broadway's 'Hillary And Clinton' To Close One Month Early

The Hollywood Reporter
by Katherine Schaffst
11:48 AM PDT 6/17/2019

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The play is the third Scott Rudin production of the 2018-19 season to move up its closing date following soft ticket sales.

The Broadway production of Hillary and Clinton will close one month early. Producer Scott Rudin on Monday announced that the Lucas Hnath play, which stars Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow in the title roles, will have its final performance Sunday.

The early closing date for Hillary and Clinton is due to underwhelming ticket sales. The play, which cost $4.2 million to produce, began performances in March and drew mixed-to-positive reviews, but has struggled to fill seats, reaching only 36 percent of its gross potential in the last two weeks. Its cumulative box office stands at $4.7 million.

Directed by Joe Mantello, the limited engagement originally was scheduled through July 21. By the time of its final performance, the play will have had 37 previews and 77 regular performances at the John Golden Theater.

Hillary and Clinton takes place in a New Hampshire hotel room in 2008, imagining interactions between Hillary and Bill Clinton as she struggles with her campaign during the 2008 presidential election, with her chief opponent, Barack Obama, gaining steam. Hillary and Clinton is not based on the real Clintons, but instead characters with the same names in an alternate reality.

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 07:09 AM

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 10:07 AM

Hillary and Clinton is not based on the real Clintons, but instead characters with the same names in an alternate reality.”

So Hillary is a lovely, down-to-Earth woman and Bill is the consummate devoted husband?
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Posted 18 June 2019 - 12:08 PM

View PostLiz, on 18 June 2019 - 02:22 AM, said:

Hillary and Clinton takes place in a New Hampshire hotel room in 2008, imagining interactions between Hillary and Bill Clinton as she struggles with her campaign during the 2008 presidential election, with her chief opponent, Barack Obama, gaining steam.


People might still go to a comedy based on that subject, but a drama??? You could superglue my nuts to a cannonball and shoot it through the door of the theater, and you still couldn't get me to see this play.
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Posted 18 June 2019 - 12:13 PM

View PostBen Cranklin, on 18 June 2019 - 12:08 PM, said:

People might still go to a comedy based on that subject, but a drama??? You could superglue my nuts to a cannonball and shoot it through the door of the theater, and you still couldn't get me to see this play.

Sitting here drinking a smoothie. Glad I didn't take in a mouthful before I read this. Would've been all over the laptop.
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Posted 18 June 2019 - 01:44 PM

...nuts...superglue...cannonball...

Yyyeeeooouuuccchhh!!!

Anyhow, it's about a presidential campaign and stars two people named "Hillary" and "Clinton", and I'm supposed to believe it's "not" about Bill & Hillary?

Yeah, right. :rolleyes:
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Posted 18 June 2019 - 08:37 PM

http://perrypad.net/toons/hillarycleaver1png.jpg


(I wonder if the Broadway show, that's closing early, had lines like this? Not Chip Chip's of course. And trivia bit, this was Chip Chip's first toon.)
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Posted 18 June 2019 - 09:09 PM

That's a really old one, isn't it Wags?

(Oops, LOL, nevermind. I just read more carefully before posting. You've already answered my question.)

:blush:

Anyhow, love it!

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 04:00 PM

Why on EARTH would anyone make a screenplay about such a dull / boring subject?!? :puke: :thud: :sleep: No wonder it closed early.
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Posted 19 June 2019 - 04:39 PM

No offense to Laurie Metcalf, but I think Gilbert Gottfried might have been a better choice for Hillary.
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Posted 19 June 2019 - 09:11 PM

Would be cool to see Lithgow on stage. He has had some really good roles TV and film. He was the Trinity Killer in Dexter and he carried that season.
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Posted 19 June 2019 - 09:33 PM

View PostASE, on 19 June 2019 - 04:00 PM, said:

Why on EARTH would anyone make a screenplay about such a dull / boring subject?!? :puke: :thud: :sleep: No wonder it closed early.

Like The Producers, maybe it was a Ponzi scheme to make money? :P
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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:30 AM

View PostHieronymous, on 19 June 2019 - 09:11 PM, said:

Would be cool to see Lithgow on stage. He has had some really good roles TV and film. He was the Trinity Killer in Dexter and he carried that season.

Concur!!

And don’t forget that he was John Whorfin and Dr. Lizardo in Buckaroo Bonzai!
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Posted 20 June 2019 - 12:31 PM

View PostLiz, on 19 June 2019 - 09:33 PM, said:

Like The Producers, maybe it was a Ponzi scheme to make money? :P

or just maybe a way to launder $$, with most of the cost actually going to someone they need a payback to?
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Posted 20 June 2019 - 02:22 PM

View PostHieronymous, on 19 June 2019 - 09:11 PM, said:

Would be cool to see Lithgow on stage. He has had some really good roles TV and film. He was the Trinity Killer in Dexter and he carried that season.

He was my favorite character in The World According To Garp.
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Posted 23 June 2019 - 10:24 PM

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Hillary and Clinton is not based on the real Clintons, but instead characters with the same names in an alternate reality.


So, it's about Obama and Reggie Love?
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