Boheme Takes in Nearly $1 Million Day After Opening; December Cast Sked Announced

News   Boheme Takes in Nearly $1 Million Day After Opening; December Cast Sked Announced The day after its Dec. 8 Broadway opening, the Baz Luhrmann staging of the opera, La Bohème did close to $1 million in ticket sales, a spokesman confirmed, pointing the Italian-language Puccini classic down the road toward being a hit.

The day after its Dec. 8 Broadway opening, the Baz Luhrmann staging of the opera, La Bohème did close to $1 million in ticket sales, a spokesman confirmed, pointing the Italian-language Puccini classic down the road toward being a hit.

Enthusiastic reviews greeted the production, which Luhrmann sets in 1957 Paris rather than the Paris of the 1840s. The production at the Broadway Theatre uses a rotating cast of principals due to the show's vocal demands. With the thought that people on return visits might like to see a different cast (Ben Brantley said he cried at all three viewings of the varied cast), the producers have made the cast list public at the box office, through Telecharge and on the official website, www.bohemeonbroadway.com.

Tony eligibility for the show will be addressed in the new year, but it's thought the production will be filed in the Best Revival (Musical) category. The producers will petition the Tony Awards eligibility committee to give all of its rotating principals a shot at nominations.

Playing Rodolfo in rep are David Miller, Jesús Garcia and Alfred Boe, opposite the rotating Mimis of Ekaterina Solovyeva, Lisa Hopkins and Wei Huang. Jessica Comeau and Chlöe Wright share Musetta opposite the Marcellos of Eugene Brancoveanu and Ben Davis.

The December cast schedule follows, although circumstances — detainment, sickness, etc. — may alter the plan. For ticket information, call (212) 239-6200. La Bohème Cast Rotation Schedule December 2002:

Tues., Dec. 10 - 8 PM - E. Solovyeva - D. Miller - E. Brancoveanu - J. Comeau
Wed., Dec. 11 - 2 PM- L. Hopkins - J. Garcia - B. Davis - C. Wright
Wed., Dec. 11 - 8 PM - W. Huang - A. Boe - E. Brancoveanu - J. Comeau
Thurs., Dec. 12 - 8 PM - E. Solovyeva - D. Miller - B. Davis - C. Wright
Fri., Dec. 13 - 8 PM - W. Huang - A. Boe - E. Brancoveanu - J. Comeau
Sat., Dec. 14 - 2 PM - L. Hopkins - J. Garcia - B. Davis - C. Wright
Sat., Dec. 14 - 8 PM - E. Solovyeva - D. Miller - E. Brancoveanu - J. Comeau
Sun., Dec. 15 - 3 PM - W. Huang - A. Boe - B. Davis - C. Wright
Mon., Dec. 16 - Day Off
Tues., Dec. 17 - 8 PM - W. Huang - A. Boe - B. Davis - C. Wright
Wed., Dec. 18 - 2 PM - L. Hopkins - J. Garcia - E. Brancoveanu - J. Comeau
Wed., Dec. 18 - 8 PM - E. Solovyeva - D. Miller - B. Davis - C. Wright
Thurs., Dec. 19 - 8 PM - W. Huang - A. Boe - E. Brancoveanu - J. Comeau
Fri., Dec. 20 - 8 PM - E. Solovyeva - D. Miller - B. Davis - C. Wright
Sat., Dec. 21 - 2 PM - L. Hopkins - J. Garcia - E. Brancoveanu - J. Comeau
Sat., Dec. 21 - 8 PM - W. Huang - A. Boe - B. Davis - C. Wright
Sun., Dec. 22 - 3 PM - E. Solovyeva - D. Miller - E. Brancoveanu - J. Comeau
Mon., Dec. 23 - 8 PM - W. Huang - A. Boe - B. Davis - C. Wright
Tues., Dec. 24 - No Performance
Wed., Dec. 25 - 8 PM - E. Solovyeva - D. Miller - E. Brancoveanu - J. Comeau
Thurs. Dec. 26 - 2 PM - L. Hopkins - J. Garcia - B. Davis - C. Wright
Thurs., Dec. 26 - 8 PM - W. Huang - A. Boe - E. Brancoveanu - J. Comeau
Fri., Dec. 27 - 8 PM - E. Solovyeva - D. Miller - B. Davis - C. Wright
Sat., Dec. 28 - 2 PM - L. Hopkins - J. Garcia - E. Brancoveanu - J. Comeau
Sat., Dec. 28 - 8 PM - W. Huang - A. Boe - B. Davis - C. Wright
Sun., Dec. 29 - 3 PM - E. Solovyeva - D. Miller - E. Brancoveanu - J. Comeau
Mon., Dec 30 - 2 PM - L. Hopkins - J. Garcia - B. Davis - C. Wright
Mon., Dec. 30 - 8 PM - W. Huang - A. Boe - E. Brancoveanu - J. Comeau
Tues., Dec. 31 - 7 PM - E. Solovyeva - D. Miller - B. Davis - C. Wright