I don't understand how this show cost as much as $8m capitalisation, but accept the figure is correct, as it was released by the producers.
if you look at the staging of this, no way did it come anywhere near $8m, but does this figure represent the tech process at the Menier? If so the Menier Didn't know this was gong to Broadway and could have easily folded in that South Bank venue. I understand that some of the set up costs has to go into the rehearsal period before the show
Just wondering when frozen opens in 16 months time whether it will hit Wicked grosses?
With that you also have the double whammy of Harry Potter opening at the same time, will this also hit their grosses.
I am not suggesting by this thread that Wicked will close, any time soon. I don't think it will, they still can go down the route of stunt casting and/or moving to a smaller theatre such as the Neil Simon and they can discount on TKT's if need be so plenty of options.
I agree that the stamp at the bottom of the Playbill article to tak you to the Paramour page, which will invite you to buy tickets, wasn't done intentionally and agree it went on automatically as MaddieBB12 implies, but this does still seem rash and the moderators need to look carefully at their articles before posting.
I was saddened to read on Playbill of an artist sadly lost their life in an occupational accident (Olivier Rochette), it is sad enough when any artist dies, never alone in a workplace accident.
I couldn't believe my eyes reading Playbill, when at the end of the article it said that Cirque Du Soleil are represented on Broadway by Paramour, which is linked to a place to buy tickets, as if on reading this I want to go and make a purchase, this for me is rash, brash and
In the Spring I am thinking of hitting New York to see the new shows, then would like to see something in California, I am aware of the main theatres in Los Angeles (Pantanges and Ahmanson) and San Francisco (Golden Gate, Curran and the Orpheum), but what other theatres are worth checking out please?
Also David Stone who owns the rights and also making millions from Wicked, wouldn't be concerned with making a very minute profit in the West End, not really worth his hassle, so he won't release the rights.
So what I think will happen is in 8-15 years time he will allow somewhere mentioned above perform it in London for the first time, with an eye on a transfer for the first Broadway revival.