When I heard about the Encores production from afar, I wanted to see it because Headley was in it and I was curious about NPH. It was clearly an event in NYC and that is why they transferred it. But I think they lost their heat by not bringing in the whole cast. If NPH and Headley were in it, I can't imagine it not selling out. But I think they lost some steam opening with what is already the "replacement cast." I bet CHICAGO would've closed long long long ago if they hadn't moved the show to Broadway with the entire Encores cast. It was an event because it was Bebe, Ann, Joel, Marcia, James, the hot cast that had just wowed people at City Center.