Winner...or Loser...of the Weekly Poll: Million Dollar Quartet
You voted and the results are in...50% of you think that Million Dollar Quartet will be the next musical of the 2009-2010 season to announce its closing date. American Idiot followed with 20% and Best Revival Tony winner La Cage Aux Folles and Best Musical Tony winner Memphis each received 10%. Only 10% of you voted for Promises, Promises or A Little Night Music so here's hoping they stick around for a long time. Here is what I find interesting...the two shows that received the least votes have arguably the biggest stars in them in terms of legitimate Broadway talent with Kristin Chenoweth in Promises, Promises and Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch in A Little Night Music. Considering that the box offices for these shows have also been doing well, I think this proves that Broadway stars can still hold their own against Hollywood stars on the Great White Way.
I know this was a rather unpleasant poll as we all hate to see shows close, but it is an inevitable part of the business of show.
Stay tuned for the next poll of the weekly, which will be a much happier topic.