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Leap Of Faith Is Closing Too!

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Leap Of Faith closing

WTF Broadway??

We JUST found out that How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying is closing, and NOW Leap Of Faith announced they're jumping ship too! Boo!

It's pretty sad. The show has been running less that a month, and not even their Tony nomination for Best Musical has helped them fill seats.

What's odd is ticket sales have surged for other Best Musical nominees Nice Work If You Can Get It and Once, after their Tony nods.

The only explanation we can make for the musical's failure is: people just aren't interested in a revival about a duplicitous faith healer in rural Kansas. That, and maybe they should have gotten a someone more famous than Raul Esparza for the lead. Just say'n.

Leap Of Faith's last performance is May 13.


[image via Joan Marcus]

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6 comments to “Leap Of Faith Is Closing Too!”

  1. 1

    those broadway shows are ridiculously expensive. they're at the same price of MADONNA'S concert tickets! who the f in their right minds will pay 145 bucks to see any of this crap???? RIDIC!

  2. 2

    You're the kiss of death. Anything you back automatically fails. How's your boyband of the millennium doing anyway? Are they touring with Slimey or Travis Garland?

  3. 3

    Thank god, another shitty musical closes down.

  4. jules says – reply to this


    It makes sense. I saw it it was it wasn't bad but, it certifiably wasn't good. Overall I was a little disappointed and I saw it for free.

  5. 5

    I doubt it has anything to do with Raul. He has been nominated in all Tony categories for which an actor is eligible (4). The other three nominees for Best Musical are Once (based on the movie and contains the academy award-winning song) Newsies (a movie-musical cult favourite) and Nice Work If You Can Get It (with the songs of Gershwin). It is clearly the biggest gamble of the four because it has a completely new score that no one has ever heard.

  6. Trish says – reply to this


    I saw this twice, and it was INCREDIBLE. Raul was brilliant (great comment by mickehughes) and the problem is MONEY. It cost a fortune to produce this show; the producers then rushed to grab the St. James theater (it was supposed to debut in the fall). The ticket prices are insane, and the need to have a "celebrity" lead is bringing Broadway down to Hollywood standards. Pathetic.