Top Hat plans Broadway?

AnythingGoes23
Broadway Star
joined:11/21/11
Top Hat plans Broadway?
Posted: 10/20/12 at 06:41pm
West End musical Top Hat is apparently in talks with Nederlander group to bring the show to Broadway Fall 2013...
ClapYo'Hands
Broadway Legend
joined:11/29/09
Top Hat plans Broadway?
Posted: 10/20/12 at 06:50pm
Oh god.
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macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
Top Hat plans Broadway?
Posted: 10/20/12 at 07:22pm
oh god good or oh god bad?
Phantom of London
Broadway Legend
joined:3/26/08
Top Hat plans Broadway?
Posted: 10/20/12 at 08:22pm
bad, Singin' In The Rain is far superior.
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rosscoe(au)
Broadway Legend
joined:8/20/05
Top Hat plans Broadway?
Posted: 10/20/12 at 08:29pm
Like Top Hat more than Singin. This should do well on Broadway, an old fashioned song and dance musical comedy. An entertaining evening of theatre with some great dancing. Whats not to like?
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wonkit
Broadway Legend
joined:9/30/08
Top Hat plans Broadway?
Posted: 10/21/12 at 10:09am
And I thought Singing in the Rain was immensely pedestrian.
AnythingGoes23
Broadway Star
joined:11/21/11
Top Hat plans Broadway?
Posted: 10/21/12 at 01:03pm
Why bad?

The show is doing well in London and with Nice Work doing not too bad, there is an audience.... So why not?!

Singin the Rain I don't think will transfer...certainly no rumour of it yet
zepka102
Broadway Legend
joined:5/26/04
Top Hat plans Broadway?
Posted: 10/21/12 at 03:18pm
When I first saw Top Hat about 14 years ago, I thought how it would be awesome to see it on stage. I was jealous London got it because I wanted to see it. If it comes over, I'll no doubt be there.
::bust a move::
bob8rich
Broadway Legend
joined:10/19/03
Top Hat plans Broadway?
Posted: 10/21/12 at 08:25pm
The London production of Top Hat is an absolute joy! Genuinely witty book, fantastic dancing and - of course - a glorious Berlin score. Broadway deserves to see it!

(Btw - I was a little underwhelmed by the - IMO - overhyped West End production of Singing In the Rain.)
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AnythingGoes23
Broadway Star
joined:11/21/11
Top Hat plans Broadway?
Posted: 10/22/12 at 03:36am
I think both shows should be applauded hugely. In a tough market these shows, which many gave less than year, are booking well and look good to continue thru well into 2013.

An achievement of success. Both production have been well produced, casted, creatively and marketed.