Saturday, March 21, 2009
While I was reading the West Side Story reviews yesterday, I found myself wondering how much they matter for the production. The show was practically selling out in previews (it grossed $1,048,705 last week) and would probably continue to sell well no matter what the critics said. I know that I would see this show even if it got slammed (which it didn’t) just because it’s West Side Story on Broadway. It’s no big secret that reviews are more important for small shows that need word of mouth to succeed (Ruined was just extended for the third time and it has a grade of A-). All this is to say, I’m curious how you, Critic-O-Meter readers, use this site. Have you decided against seeing a show that you were planning on seeing because a low grade or vice versa?
Posted by Linda at 12:23 PM