Baz’s Boheme Bubble May Be Bursting

Baz Luhrmann’s critically acclaimed staging of La Boheme may be in some unexpected trouble on Broadway. “Last week’s gross receipts rang in at $590,000, just a fraction above the break-even of $550,000. According to Variety, “Boheme” grosses have been plunging tens of thousands of dollars every week since a high of $830,000 in February.” Michael Riedel blames the show’s lack of popularity on the unwillingness of Broadway fans to take a chance on anything more mind-stretching than John Waters’s Hairspray.