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8 Broadway-Themed Things You Could Do If You Win This Week’s Powerball Drawing

We’ve done the math, and $1.4 billion is enough for a ticket to Hamilton. and a few grass skirts.

Hey, have you heard? There’s a Powerball drawing on Wednesday, and it’s for a lot of money: $1.4 billion to be exact. Sure, you could buy your own private island, but you’re a theater-lover. What’s the point of owning a small chunk of Tahiti if Sutton Foster won’t be there? In the spirit of the Great White Way, here is a list of 8 Broadway-themed things you (or characters from your favorite Broadway shows) could do with that much money.

1. Produce 18 productions of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, a musical famously budgeted at $75 million. But think long and hard about the fact that that doesn’t leave any money over for falling-actor insurance coverage.

2. Buy out the entire Richard Rodgers Theatre 8,389 times for private performances of Hamilton. For the record, that’s 20 years’ worth of performances. You may not have 11,065,091 friends now, but when you start offering people free Hamilton tickets, we bet you will.

3. Purchase 14,141,414 memberships to TheaterMania’s Gold Club at $99/membership, or, 23,728,813 student memberships to TheaterMania’s Gold Club at $59/membership. Welcome to the Gold Club, entire population of New York City, Connecticut, and part of New Jersey.

4. Give 14,583 people $96,000, the lottery jackpot from In the Heights. You’ll never see them again.

5. Nathan Detroit could rent out the Biltmore Garage 1,400,000 times at “a grand” a shot to host your floating crap game à la Guys & Dolls. That’s a lot of crap(s).

6. Active Marines could get 350,000,000 of Bloody Mary’s “fo’ dolla” grass skirts from South Pacific. That’s 1,800 skirts per current active duty Marine. Luther Billis would be proud.

7. Rose from Gypsy could purchase a grand total of 15,909,090 new orchestrations and routines, red velvet curtains, a feathered hat for the baby, photographs in front of the theater, and an agent for the 88 bucks she needs to get Baby June on the Orpheum Circuit. It’ll only take a jig time before they’re booked in the big time.

8. You could buy every theater on Broadway, presuming each house costs around $30 million (which is only $5 million more than the Helen Hayes sold for last year). If you’re bemoaning the state of theater, this is the one for you. You’d still have $258.4 million left over to produce plays by dead white guys.

We've done the math, and $1.4 billion is enough for a ticket to Hamilton… and a few grass skirts.

Dames At Sea

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Dames At Sea Summary

    Show Status: Closed Genre: Musical – Revival Dames At Sea is 2 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes 6 Shows per week Previews Began: September 24, 2015 Show Opened: October 22, 2015 Show Closed: January 3, 2016

Dames at Sea is an homage to the gaudy musicals of the 1930s, telling the tale of an understudy of a struggling Broadway show who makes her way to stardom. Though the show originally premiered Off-Broadway in 1966, and also had a successful run in the West End, this is its Broadway debut.

Dames At Sea on Broadway Background

Dames At Sea is a musical with book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, and a musical score by Jim Wise. This production is directed and choreographed by Randy Skinner, who has never before directed on Broadway but who has choreographed on multiple occasions, including Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, After the Night and the Music, and 42nd Street. The show is mounted at the Helen Hayes Theatre, which was recently sold to the Off-Broadway not for profit institution Second Stage Theatre, although this production is renting the newly purchased venue rather than being produced by Second Stage.

Interestingly, the originally production featured Bernadette Peters before she was a known commodity, since which time she has gone on to win multiple Tony Awards. Still, that production never made it to Broadway, but now the show will finally have its chance to shine.

What’s Dames At Sea Like?

When the show played in the 1960s, the New York Times critic Clive Barnes called it “knowing and cute.” That may seem like an understatement, but the show is clearly a treasure from a previous era. Whereas the original production featured just six performers, this production will not scale it up hugely. Rather than featuring a gigantic ensemble like many shows do, the approach for this production of Dames at Sea is to let each actor and dancer perform his or her own number, rather than getting lost in a sea of dancing bodies. The show is sure to be a barrel full of laughs, as the tale of a Broadway production being performed out of desperation on a naval battleship promises to be a very fun evening.

Is Dames At Sea Good for Kids?

Yes, the show is appropriate for children. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Dames at Sea is an homage to the gaudy musicals of the 1930s, telling the tale of an understudy of a struggling Broadway show who makes her way to stardom. Though the show originally premiered Off-Broadway in 1966, and also had a successful run in the West End, this is its Broadway debut.