Kathie Lee's Show Is Bleeding Money

Kathie Lee's Show Is Bleeding Money

Scandalous is the new Broadway musical about faith healer Aimee Semple McPherson, which opened to less than stellar reviews (though I found stuff to admire in it).

And it's not a hit.

In fact, the last weekly statistics that came out had the show---which features a script and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford--only filling a third of the theater and making a mere 15.51% of the gross potential!

That's a whole lot of empty and/or discounted seating.

Some nights it must seem like there are more people onstage than in the audience, lol.

The show pulled in $194,511, which admittedly is more than the Golden Boy revival made, but that show's in a smaller theater and it's still in previews; if it gets good reviews, it could enjoy a box office bump.

Scandalous is scandalously losing money--as opposed to something like, say, Wicked which made $2,290,819 in the same period--but the producers stubbornly haven't posted a closing notice yet.

Among those producers is the Foursquare Foundation, which is affiliated with the Foursquare Church, which Aimee herself founded.

I guess they have faith--or need a tax writeoff.

Or are praying for a miracle.

Or they're just plain nuts!


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