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Post by Germangirl » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:36 am

re: Of course it recouped - a steady rain of profits!

Posted by: TheHarveyBoy 08:09 am EST 12/06/09 In reply to: re: Of course it recouped - a steady rain of profits! - mamaleh 07:59 am EST 12/06/09

I'm an investor in the show (long story I won't go into here).

It officially recouped as of October 18, and the investors were sent checks fully returning their nvestment about two weeks later (needing time for accounting and checkwriting).

In the seven weeks that followed, the show grossed over $1.1 million each week. If we call that $8 million, and the basic running costs (per the accounting statement I received) are $300K a week, that leaves an overage (not profit) of $5.9 million, of which about 40% goes to rent, royalties and the actors' percentage of the gross, leaving an actual net profit of about $3.5 million.

Thus, my meager investment of $25K should yield me a profit of $17.5K, which I am hoping to receive before Christmas.

So a return of about 65% in less than six months. Right now Chase Bank is offering me .65% in the savings account where this profit will be deposited. Quite a difference!

http://www.talkinbroadway.com/allthatch ... id=1801844


Thanks for sharing - so, it did recoup 3 weeks after it officially opened!

Well done!
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Post by Germangirl » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:51 am

From NY Times

30. Fantastic performance
Rating: 5 stars

A tremendous performance by these two talented gentlemen. It can be difficult to watch Hollywood actors transition to the Broadway stage, yet these two men did it flawlessly. Daniel Craig was truly unrecognizable...in my opinion, he stole the show. At the end they auctioned off their (sweaty) undershirts, raising $40k+ for Broadway Cares. Well done!
– gina_avila , new york, ny
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Post by Linda » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:17 pm

Over and over we hear that Daniel was the best actor or that he stole the show. Sure hope he gets an award for this. He deserves it.

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Post by Vesper Lynd 007 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:54 am

Linda wrote:Over and over we hear that Daniel was the best actor or that he stole the show. Sure hope he gets an award for this. He deserves it.
Couldn't have said it better. He really deserves an honoration for his work!
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Post by Germangirl » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:49 am

Hmm.. :roll:

re: 2010 Tony Predictions!

It's very possible that Hugh, Daniel and Jude will be too-distant memories for the nominators to put on the ballot. And I thought Daniel got more overall praise for his performance than Hugh did, even if Hugh seemed to charm everyone more in the BC/EFA campaigns. We'll see what happens. Either way, either Hugh alone or both of them will surely show up at the broadcast, maybe in a special skit recreating those undershirt auctions!
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Post by Germangirl » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:51 am

They closed with another big bang...


Broadway Grosses: Sept. 7-13

Production(Theatre) Gross Gross Attendance Prev. Perf. Seats Avg. Paid Admission % Cap.
A Steady Rain(Schoenfeld) $767,663 5,355 5 0 1,071 $143.35 100.0%

Broadway Grosses: Sept. 14-20
A Steady Rain(Schoenfeld) $1,167,954 8,570 8 0 1,071 $136.28 100.0%

Broadway Grosses: Sept. 21-27
A Steady Rain(Schoenfeld) $1,153,779 8,575 8 0 1,071 $134.55 100.1%

Broadway Grosses: Sept. 28-Oct. 4

A Steady Rain(Schoenfeld) $1,096,463 8,666 0 8 1,071 $126.52 101.1%


Broadway Grosses: Oct. 5-11
A Steady Rain(Schoenfeld) $1,276,106 8,685 0 8 1,071 $146.93 101.4%


Broadway Grosses: Oct. 12-18

A Steady Rain(Schoenfeld) $1,239,283 8,672 0 8 1,071 $142.91 101.2%


Broadway Grosses: Oct. 19-25

A Steady Rain(Schoenfeld) $1,213,983 8,676 0 8 1,071 $139.92 101.3%

Broadway Grosses: Oct. 26 - Nov. 1
A Steady Rain (Schoenfeld) $1,187,455 8,667 0 8 1,071 $137.01 101.2%

Broadway Grosses: Nov. 2-8
A Steady Rain (Schoenfeld) $1,201,252 8,663 0 8 1,071 $138.66 101.1%

Broadway Grosses: Nov. 9-15
A Steady Rain (Schoenfeld) $1,202,161 8,665
0 8 1,071 $138.74 101.1%

Broadway Grosses: Nov. 6-22
A Steady Rain
(Schoenfeld) $1,170,859 8,645 0 8 1,071 $135.44 100.9%

Broadway Grosses: Nov. 30 - Dec. 6
A Steady Rain (Schoenfeld) $1,292,210 8,670 0 8 1,071 $149.04 101.2%
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Post by Germangirl » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:56 am

Star vehicles 'Hamlet' and 'A Steady Rain' close with strong numbers.
After a record-breaking Thanksgiving week, box office receipts returned to a more normal level, with numerous shows experiencing six-figure drops. Two bright spots were departing star vehicles: Jude Law’s Hamlet topped the magic $1 million mark in its final week at the Broadhurst Theatre, just missing the frontrunners list among grosses and ranking #4 in percentage of capacity. Likewise, A Steady Rain, which departs after a final charity performance, raked in almost $1.3 million in its final week at the Schoenfeld Theatre. (Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will certainly miss Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig, raised thousands for charity every night by auctioning their shirts during the curtain call.) Also making a big jump as the month of December began was White Christmas, which rounded out the $1 million club at the Marquis Theatre.

Here is a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending December 6:


FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)

1. Wicked ($1,535,600)
2. Billy Elliot ($1,426,947)
3. The Lion King ($1,356,260)
4. A Steady Rain ($1,292,210)
5. Jersey Boys ($1,226,872)

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)

1. A Steady Rain (101.19%)
2. Jersey Boys (100.98%)
3. Billy Elliot (97.70%)
4. Hamlet (96.38%)
5. A Little Night Music (95.60%)*
http://www.broadway.com/buzz/broadway-g ... -out-bang/
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Post by honeyjes » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:29 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77xF1L0wQWk

If people took notice of the self indulgent and pompous ASR would have been dead in the water.

Guess Whose got egg on thier faces now.
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Post by Germangirl » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:35 pm

honeyjes wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77xF1L0wQWk

If people took notice of the self indulgent and pompous ASR would have been dead in the water.

Guess Whose got egg on thier faces now.
Yeah, I know - I am chatnut :wink:
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Post by Germangirl » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:19 am

Its real painful to go thru. but once You are at 6 minutes, you might xurvive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i1spjZgQ0c

what it says is basically. that unless Daniel bothered, nobody would have..he was 1 year ahead of Hugh and had found something, that geinually excited him and everybody.
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Post by sasha » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:15 pm

During the Real Steel presentation at Comic-Con this morning, actor Hugh Jackman revealed that director Steven Spielberg is interested in adapting the Broadway play A Steady Rain into a feature. :D

http://www.movieweb.com/comic-con/2011/ ... adaptation

Does it automatically means that Spielberg intends to keep DC - HJ tandem? Will DC be willing to do it?
Something new to look forward to. :wink:
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Post by Dunda » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:41 pm

sasha wrote:During the Real Steel presentation at Comic-Con this morning, actor Hugh Jackman revealed that director Steven Spielberg is interested in adapting the Broadway play A Steady Rain into a feature. :D

http://www.movieweb.com/comic-con/2011/ ... adaptation


Something new to look forward to. :wink:
That would be something!
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Post by Germangirl » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:44 pm

Sasha, you are back :dance2:
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Post by Germangirl » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:44 pm

sasha wrote:During the Real Steel presentation at Comic-Con this morning, actor Hugh Jackman revealed that director Steven Spielberg is interested in adapting the Broadway play A Steady Rain into a feature. :D

http://www.movieweb.com/comic-con/2011/ ... adaptation

Does it automatically means that Spielberg intends to keep DC - HJ tandem? Will DC be willing to do it?
Something new to look forward to. :wink:
Well, I think its save to say, that Spielberg is keen on DC. Guess it might be more of a timing problem.
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Post by sasha » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:50 pm

Germangirl wrote:Sasha, you are back :dance2:
Thanks, GG. Happy to be back! It looks like it was such a busy time in here! Have to catch up! So many news! DC looks so confident and happy! :blowkiss:

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