Late-summer into early fall tends to be a dry-spell period when it comes to Broadway ticket sales and attendance, as post-Labor Day is a time when shows close their doors and grosses take a huge dip. The lull rarely lasts longer than mid-October when the market takes a huge swing into the green around this time of year, and similarly after the Christmas season when March rolls around. This year, the October jump occurred just after Columbus Day holiday weekend for the resale ticket market, as the jump in average ticket price is actually 5% higher than it was at this time last year. Shows such as 'The King and I' and 'A Gentleman's Guide of Love and Murder' are particularly experiencing ticket price surges.
Who knows what unlikely source for a musical might end up becoming the next 'Spring Awakening'--or even the next 'Cats'?
The musical based on the life Gloria and Emilio Estefan is welcoming audition videos submitted online. Opening night on Broadway is November 5, 2015.
Producers announced Jerry Mitchell ('Kinky Boots') will direct the jukebox bio-musical's Chicago premiere in summer of 2015 prior to a fall opening on Broadway.
Estefan and the producers will use a reality show to search the world for performers to play the singer during her early Miami years and her long recovery from a broken back.
Singer Gloria Estefan, husband, plan Broadway show of their lives