What's Next for Drowsy Chaperone? Tour, U.K. Being Mulled for Five-Time Tony Winner

News   What's Next for Drowsy Chaperone? Tour, U.K. Being Mulled for Five-Time Tony Winner As The Drowsy Chaperone hits its 100th performance on Broadway July 27, one can't help but wonder what's next for the Canadian-created, American-refined musical comedy.

As Trix, the show's aviatrix, might say, "The sky's the limit."

Although no plans for a national tour or other productions have been officially announced, Variety reported that producer Cameron Mackintosh has taken a shine to it and might help shepherd the show to London.

Roy Miller, who is producing the Broadway run with Kevin McCollum and other partners, told Playbill.com, "We are discussing various options including a tour and international markets."

Following five 2006 Tony Award wins in June, Drowsy, which had hardly any profile six months ago, is slowly blossoming. The week of July 17-23, the starless musical that mocks and celebrates our passion for musicals, grossed $908,802 at the Marquis Theater, playing to 79 percent capacity, Variety reported.

A word of mouth entertainment with a big heart, the show is thought to have legs in the touring market. An obvious potential scenario for the road would be a launch in Toronto, where the show was first developed starting in 1998. Whether a Toronto run would be a separate Canadian sitdown or a stop on a tour remains to be seen.

It would seem to be a sure thing that Bob Martin, who plays Man in Chair in Drowsy and co-wrote the Tony Award-winning book with Don McKellar, would star in a Toronto run. Everybody loves a local boy who makes good.

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