Matthew Broderick laments Broadway sceneBy ANI
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
LONDON - Matthew Broderick has said that the future of theatre is in danger, revealing struggling ticket sales are threatening to halt his newest play from transferring to Broadway.
The actor is one of America’s most successful theatre stars, with two Tony Awards to his name - one for his hugely successful Broadway run in the musical ‘The Producers’.
However, the actor has insisted that the recession has hit New York’s famous theatre district so hard, that only well-known productions with big-name casts are surviving.
His latest play, ‘The Starry Messenger’, is currently enjoying a run at Off-Broadway’s The New Group theatre, and was expected to switch to a bigger venue.
However, Broderick has now revealed that the plans could go down the drain, as the theatre industry fights a dangerous drop in ticket sales.
“Our play got really good reviews, and we’re having trouble moving to Broadway. I don’t think we will. I guess people want a really sure bet when they spend money on a ticket. With limited funds around, I guess they’ll say, ‘I’ll see Phantom (of the Opera),’” the Daily Express quoted him as telling the New York Post. (ANI)