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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 01:33 PM
Today's New York Times describes new shows being put on by Cirque de Soleil in New York next year, with shows to be held at Radio City Music Hall and The Beacon. Interesting comment about how this would affect The Allman Brothers shows, another money grab by Cablevision:

"He described the Beacon production, possibly titled “Vaudeville,” as a show about that tradition, with a cast of 50 to 55, to be directed by David Shiner, also the director of “Kooza.” The show, written by Laurence O’Keefe, the author of music and lyrics for “Legally Blonde,” is to be in tryouts from Nov. 19 through Dec. 31 at the Chicago Theater in that city. The show will run at the Beacon for at least three months and could be extended to half a year.

During those months “we will continue to work with all artists, including the Allman Brothers Band, to find the best alternative performance options while the vaudeville Cirque show is at the Beacon,” said Jay Marciano, president of Madison Square Garden Entertainment."

So much for another March run for year 41.

 
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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 01:41 PM
Well that is bad news.
 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 01:45 PM
I doubt that the Allmans would be "thrown out" as this is the Beacon's biggest tradition, as well as money maker. If the Beacon wants to stay in business, the smartest thing to do is keep the Allman March run going as long as possible.

More than likely Cirque de Soleil will be booked around the Allman Brothers Band, not on top of it!!

 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 01:47 PM

 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 01:51 PM
I'll believe it, when I see it.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 02:02 PM
I don't care. For the money I spent this year I would rather a cheaper GA venue. That is how things are run so why pay top dollar for what essentially turns out to be a GA experience? Every single night my 174 dollar seat was blocked by rude men in the aisles. If the ABB just wants the money, book a place where you can pack um in and everyone can act like the drunken idiot they are for a 50 dollar ticket. If they do the Beacon again, I would probably do 2-4 shows tops. I really was turned off by this past run and all the bells and whistles of the guests weren't enough to shift that. Love the band but not the free for all scene at the Beacon so I could care less if the band ever performs there again.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 02:21 PM
Doubtful but I think a Cirque de Soleil show at the Beacon would be terrible. We basically look straight down on to the stage from the balcony which is fine for plays and music performances. But acrobatics loose their effect from a "birds eye" vanatage point.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 02:28 PM
We say a Cirque de Soleil show at the Paramount within MSG and I think that venue is excellent, because the seats are much more angled the higher you go so you have a better view of the stage. Not so at the Beacon. also, they need fairly high ceilings for some of the props and acrobatic actd. Also not good at the Beacon. I agree with Dunlop.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 02:43 PM
Cirque Du Soleil needs a certain stage to do their shows. The Beacon stage is not only too small but probably lacks the technology that a show like that needs. I seriously doubt Beacon would be a good fit for cirque du soliel... That is part of the reason the traveling shows bring their own tents and stage for the performances for each city... simply because an ordinary venue or theater doesnt have the dimensions and technology a production like that requires.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 03:07 PM
CAn not image that they could or would not book The Brothers in the BEacon in March of any year. They have been part of the bread and butter that place has had for so many years. I am sure there are many other places that would love to have US the Family at!

The Fox in ATLANTA! I would love to have them here!

 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 03:15 PM
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I don't care. For the money I spent this year I would rather a cheaper GA venue. That is how things are run so why pay top dollar for what essentially turns out to be a GA experience? Every single night my 174 dollar seat was blocked by rude men in the aisles. If the ABB just wants the money, book a place where you can pack um in and everyone can act like the drunken idiot they are for a 50 dollar ticket. If they do the Beacon again, I would probably do 2-4 shows tops. I really was turned off by this past run and all the bells and whistles of the guests weren't enough to shift that. Love the band but not the free for all scene at the Beacon so I could care less if the band ever performs there again.


Funny Angela, but I remember lots of good reviews from you about great music and great people and only one complaint from you about being blocked out. I wish you would just be consistent in your opinions. It was either great or it was terrible. It can't be both. You could have easily bought a less expensive seat and sat in loge with a great unobstructed view and stellar sound like I did.

To me this is horrible news. There is no better place in the world to see the ABB than the Beacon Theatre IMO. I wouldn't be as excited for a different venue, but if it were a place like the Hammerstein I would still attend multiple shows. If they play United Palace I might go to one show if that. That place is just too much of a hassle to get to for me and my posse. I hope wherever the run is that we get Moogis again.

Dolan and his people are total @$$holes!!! I hope this vaudeville cr@p fails miserably like most of what he touches.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 03:31 PM
I must admit that a couple of nights in loge were great. I was dead center, 3rd row, the Friday night that Clapton was there, with absolutely no one in front of me...and, contrary to what I thought would never ever happen, I actually sat back and relaxed a bit in my seat, after taking a nice toke of some fine herb, and just sat back and enjoyed the show!!! Man, I was literally a happy camper at that moment and thought to myself, "self, well isnt this just great!"

It was great meeting ya up there too Pete.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 03:32 PM
......and as for the Brothers getting "thrown out" of the Beacon, I'll believe it when I see!

 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 03:36 PM
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March, is 10 months away. A lot can happen in ten months.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 03:37 PM
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I must admit that a couple of nights in loge were great. I was dead center, 3rd row, the Friday night that Clapton was there, with absolutely no one in front of me...and, contrary to what I thought would never ever happen, I actually sat back and relaxed a bit in my seat, after taking a nice toke of some fine herb, and just sat back and enjoyed the show!!! Man, I was literally a happy camper at that moment and thought to myself, "self, well isnt this just great!"

It was great meeting ya up there too Pete.



Right back at you Eileen!

 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 03:47 PM
Who's to say if whether or not the Allman's will play the Beacon or anywhere else next year? From what I understand Derek wants to cut back on his touring both with the ABB and dTb, and concentrate on helping his wife Susan get her career going again, and let's not forget he wants to spend more time with his children, which is one of the reasons he built a recording studio at his house.

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 03:51 PM
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March, is 10 months away. A lot can happen in ten months.


exactly.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 04:45 PM
I'm hoping the ABB will play somewhere next year, but after 40 years, who knows?
I certainly enjoyed being in NYC, seeing so many friends, and the two shows were great.
Except, the Friday night Clapton played, we were in the back of the loge, 3rd from the back,
on the right side. The music was great, but once Clapton took the stage, everybody stood up
and stayed that way for most of the show. I stood up part of the time, but sat down for most.
The show of the 26th we sat in the center on the aisle and people didn't stand up that much.
Of course, if they play the Beacon, I'm sure to be there.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 06:42 PM
I think they will do the Beacon run every year its a win win they make good money put on a fantastic show and the fans love it and come back year after year. I would not count on it always being March any time of year will work

 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 07:00 PM
I just can't see this happening.

The Allman Brothers Beacon Run is an Annual Residencey and is such a strong part of music history.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 07:01 PM
I'm sure the Orpheum would welcome the band back to Boston....

 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 07:03 PM
I 2nd the Orpheum in Boston..

 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 08:40 PM
I find it very hard to believe they will have this at Radio City AND the Beacon.

not worried

 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 08:54 PM
Only replacement that would come close is the United Palace Theater.
 

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  posted on 4/29/2009 at 10:53 PM
A vaudeville type show would bring in a lot more $$ than the ABB "residency", and honestly, a much better crowd.

The Cirque show whould have a few shows a day, everyday. And their avg ticket price has got to be higher than an ABB show.

As far as the crowd, it'd be a family and tourist crowd that would be more likely to spend bigger than the avg partying concert goer.

I don't see any reason why they wouldn't do it. It would be bad business not to. (unless the show sucks, that's a different story)

 

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