Upcoming Musical Gets A Recording Session Before Opening On Broadway
This new musical can be seen at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre beginning February 18.
The musical will open on March 12 and can be previewed beginning February 18 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. This original rock musical is based on what happened when an airplane was diverted to a small town in Newfoundland due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The musical looks at the connections that formed between the travelers who went through this ordeal.
The production has not yet made any official confirmations regarding the recording of the musical. There are no release dates available at the moment but some of the cast members have talked about the recording session and shared images on Twitter.
On September 11th, 2001, a total of 38 planes and more than 6,500 passengers ended up in Gander, Newfoundland. The popular of this small town that is far away from everything doubled within only a day. The entire world stopped on September 11th and people started sharing their stories on the 12th.
This is definitely an unusual topic for a musical and David Mirvish and the other producers are taking a risk with this project.
Junkyard Dog Productions, the lead producer of the musical and Mirvish himself are financing a New York opening for the show.
Opening a musical on Broadway can cost anywhere between $12 and $15 million USD, which corresponds to $15 to $20 million of Canadian dollars.
There is a fierce competition on Broadway and there is no guarantee that the heartwarming story set in Canada will be a hit.
Elizabeth Bradley is a faculty member in the drama department of the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She moved to the U.S. fifteen years ago but is originally from Canada. She explains that this will be a very busy season on Broadway with nineteen new musicals opening and a lot of classics returning.
She says that producers need to ask themselves whether or not spectators will have enough money to support all these different musicals.