And suddenly, this is the little show that could.
Keep in mind that Broadway was kind of a Hail Mary pass for this show. It wasn’t a huge hit Off-Bway, although it did well in LA and booked a movie deal. Now it’s got a good notice from the Times — even if it were to close tomorrow, which it won’t, this thing will make a fortune on the road. Playhouse Square in Cleveland (and all the equivalent houses across the country) should be negotiating for the tour right now.
And you know what? In this season of star-effing play after star-effing play, a silly little musical with an American Idol and a Jack Black wannabe could just be a hit.