LATEST NEWS: How The Grinch Stole Christmas will keep the St. James Theatre smiling and green this holiday season, as reports say Jujamcyn Theatres have agreed to not appeal last week's court ruling to keep the show alive on Broadway.
Variety reports: "Judge Helen Freedman agreed, and the appeal, originally scheduled for Tuesday morning, has been canceled. The show has resumed its regular performance schedule and will continue until Jan. 6, when its limited run is slated to end."
At first closed for nearly two weeks because of the Local One stagehands' strike, How The Grinch Stole Christmas reopened November 23 at the St. James Theatre following the supreme court ruling. During the Thanksgiving weekend, The Grinch staged a whopping 11-performances and is estimated to have grossed over $1-million.
The producers of How The Grinch Stole Christmas
argued the limited holiday-engagement (booked for the St. James Theatre)
should reopen because they had negotiated a special contract with Local
One prior to the strike, employing stagehands for the musical's unique
12+ performance weekly schedule.
Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas The Musical features the hit songs "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas" from the original animated series. "Max the Dog narrates this classic holiday tale as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small", decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit. The Grinch is a natural at thieving, even lying to little Cindy-Lou Who about his intentions as he stuffs the family tree, up the chimney, as well as the 'roast beast' feast and every last present up the chimney. When the Whos still insist on celebrating Christmas as if the thievery had never occurred, they melt the old miser's heart and, in the end, the Grinch learns that the holidays are not about accumulating presents but about love and togetherness," explain press notes.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas performs at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th). Tickets ($25-$111.50) are available at Telecharge.com
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Up-coming week's performances:
Wednesday November 28 at 2PM & 7PM; Thursday November 29 at 11AM & 7:30PM; Friday November 30 at 2PM & 7:30PM; Saturday December 1 at 11AM, 2PM, 5PM & 8PM; Sunday December 2 at 11AM, 2PM and 5PM. Running time is 80 minutes with no intermission.
stars Patrick Page, Rusty Ross, Jan Neuberger, Janet Dickinson, Amy Griffin, Kurt Kelly, Josephine Rose Roberts and Pearl Sun.