Unless your name is Wolverine.
January is infamously a terrible month for the Great White Way. The tourists have gone on home for the holiday season and everyone in the tri-state area is too broke to afford tickets to the show after all the holiday shopping. On average, most shows can even pull half their normal attendance during the weeks following Christmas, but things seem extra bleak this year as some of the most high-profiled shows on Broadway even strugggled during the holiday season.
Take the musical revival On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, for instance. It filled 55 percent of its seats last week (the week of New Year's_ and earned 29 percent of its potential gross despite its A-list leading man, Harry Connick Jr. Sure, he's not Hugh Jackman, but he's just as good!
And then there's the the star-studded comedy Relatively Speaking. It also only filled 55 percent of its seats and earned 31 percent of its potential gross; and last season’s winning movie-based musical Sister Act, which played to less than half-full houses and earned just 36 percent of its potential gross.
What will it take to light up the way again? Maybe it wouldn't hurt to get Hugh back in for a few more months?
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