Rod Blagojevich Superstar! - Case Study
THE SHOW: A musical pastiche of the rise and fall of Illinois most well coiffed Governor.
THE RUN: Originally staged as an off-night production at Second City’s intimate e.t.c. space, Rod Blagojevich Superstar transferred to the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre for a 7 month run.
THE SUCCESS: The show garnered national press, including features on NPR, Good Morning America, ABC and NBC Nightly News; stellar reviews and massive box office success.
THE NUMBERS: The show was seen by over 30,000 audience members for the run at Second City, Chicago Shakespeare and touring dates in Springfield; the show ran at 82.5% occupancy at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and 100% occupancy at The Second City and Springfield runs; the show earned over $750,000.00 in its collected runs.
Chicago Tribune's Coverage
NPR's All Things Considered Radio and Article Coverage
NY Daily News Coverage