In response to all of the Broadway shows closing lately:
Since it was announced today that Cinderella will be closing in January, I thought I’d take a little time to say this; Broadway is an ever-changing business. Shows come and go. They always have and they always will. And some of these shows we, as a community, hold very dear to our hearts. ‘Chaplin’ is a musical I wish had lasted longer and has had an enormous impact on me as a performer and as a person. But what I think we all need to remember, as the Broadway fandom, is that these shows that are closing made it. Simply getting to Broadway or even Off-Broadway is such a feat in itself! And many of these shows, like Cinderella and Newsies, are already set for national tours. Some shows aren’t as lucky, but sometimes it just isn’t the right time for a show. Maybe someday it will be. But as I said before, they made it! The fact that they have impacted your lives in some way, and as strongly as some of them have, is so important. Cherish that. Share that love. It’s that passion that makes this community so special.
Stay positive, my dear thespians. xoxo