Sondheim wrote, “In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking,” and now he will be happy to know he can get three pairs for only $10 on the second floor of his own theater.
Realtor Josh Kelly announced today that by March 2013, the Stephen Sondheim Theatre located at 124 West 43rd Street, between Broadway and 6th Avenue, will be transformed into a three-story Sports Chalet.
You are not “losing your mind,” putting the theater up for sale has been in consideration before it opened in 2010.
“We love resuscitating Sondheim and remarketing his work, but we also love Sports Chalet,” said marketing director Micah Restoni. “We are left asking ourselves, how many times can you revive a revival?”
Sports Chalet promises to pay tribute to the Broadway legend.
“We are still unsure of what we will have on the third floor, but we are in the talks about purchasing the beautiful boat set for our elliptical display,” said Logan Bell, manager of the top and bottom floors of the Chalet.
Though most of the Broadway community may be devastated, sports enthusiasts and Sutton Foster are excited.
“This will be great for tourism,” says Jacob Limbowski, a personal trainer. “It’s easier to sell an elliptical on layaway than premium tickets to ‘Anything Goes!’ that’s for sure,” says usher of two-years, Marisol Sanchez, who was recently employed by the sports establishment.
Foster will be attending the ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening.
“I told them the ribbon has to be red or I’m not doing it,” said Foster.
Sports Chalet is recruiting Broadway stars as part of a new Fit New York City Program, “fNYC.” Book of Mormon’s Andrew Rannells is to host jazzercise classes Saturday mornings in April, Raul Esparza is to host a bikram yoga class on the 24th of May and Bernedette Peters is to lead an advanced spinning class Tuesday mornings in June.
Sports Chalet is currently scheduled for an open-ended run in Spring 2013.