On a rare visit to Times Square yesterday I noticed that one of my favorite Jack Benny movies, To Be Or Not To Be, had been turned into a play. Since I like non-musicals I figured this would be a no-brainer for my next Broadway outing. I checked online, however, and the reviews were terrible.
Anyway, I’m wondering, since plays have the advantage of starting over every night, do they ever get reworked after their debut? Seems like if the reviews are bad and you’re only filling 20% of the seats on the Friday night, there would be little risk in experimenting, rewriting, etc.