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Revivals That Were Surprise Hits
Posted by ucjrdude902 2012-11-11 22:41:43


What are some revivals that weren't "expected" to do well but ended up being a hit?

Revivals That Were Surprise Hits
Posted by Dollypop 2012-11-11 22:44:02


NO NO NANETTE

Revivals That Were Surprise Hits
Posted by CapnHook 2012-11-11 22:44:38


CHICAGO

Revivals That Were Surprise Hits
Posted by bwayphreak234 2012-11-11 22:50:53


The most recent Anything Goes revival

Revivals That Were Surprise Hits
Posted by jnb9872 2012-11-11 23:08:17


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Revivals That Were Surprise Hits
Posted by bdn223 2012-11-11 23:40:36


Hair was expected to flop finanically...it didn't even have all of its backers until until previews began and then it made all its money back 3 months becoming one of the quickest financial recoupments in Broadway musical history.

Revivals That Were Surprise Hits
Posted by After Eight 2012-11-12 00:28:11


Morning's At Seven

Revivals That Were Surprise Hits
Posted by Jon 2012-11-12 00:53:00


Chicago was so unexpected, they originally went into the Richard Rodgers Theatre for what was supposed to be a limited run. Steel Pier already had it booked for later that spring. Luckily, "big - the musical" closed, making the Shubert available, so Chicago moved there to continue its run. In 1998, after Chicago had been running a little over a year, they announced that tickets were on sale for the Millemiun New Years Eve performance. People thought that was crazy =- there was no way it could run another two years. It ran another 14 (and counting).