Producers add Thursday matinees on Broadway

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 4, 2014 at 10:46 am •  Published: April 4, 2014

The Thursday step is the latest to scramble the traditional eight-show Broadway week that has seen the addition of shows on normally dark Monday, earlier curtains on Tuesday night, the scrapping of two shows on Sunday and even nine-performance weeks during holidays.

Jon Jorgenson, who plays Sky in "Mamma Mia!" said the move makes sense for long-running international hits, which draws tourists unfamiliar with the old Broadway show schedule and want to see shows on Thursday afternoon or Monday night.

Broadway producers are competing with more on-demand forms of entertainment and this is seen as an attempt to show audiences more flexibility. The West End in London has long had Thursday matinees.

Joe Carroll, who plays Cinderella's prince, loves the change and is looking forward to finally be able to see other Broadway shows now that he's free or "have the night off to feel like a real human being."

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