Could Spidey be closing soon????

gchris11
Broadway Star
joined:5/7/13
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 12:22pm
New owners, could Spiderman be on the outs?
Foxwood to have new owners
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 12:24pm
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JMPlayer6
Featured Actor
joined:2/7/10
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 02:48pm
The new company will undoubtedly acquire the contractual obligations of the old company. Why would you think the sale of the theater would force the show out that was already in it, unless the show was willing to move out?
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broadway guy
Broadway Legend
joined:8/5/11
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 02:49pm
I hope so.
Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 03:14pm
I hope not. Nothing else could run this long in crazy space.
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Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 03:17pm
KING KONG is still looking at that theatre, right?
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 04:04pm
God, King Kong looks ever worse.
....but the world goes 'round
ucjrdude902
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/07
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 04:06pm
Tazber did you see the "King Kong" sneak-peek video?
egghumor
Broadway Legend
joined:3/9/11
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 04:08pm
tazber and ucjrdude, please elaborate. I wanna know more...
ucjrdude902
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/07
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 04:11pm
I rolled my eyes when I hear King Kong was becoming a musical but that video that was released had me intrigued, at least with the puppetry.
trentsketch
Broadway Legend
joined:6/25/09
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 04:13pm
No. It has been well-documented that the sale of the Foxwoods had to include purchasing the contract for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark to prevent the new owner from just shutting the show down.
MaddieBB12
Broadway Star
joined:11/1/12
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 04:16pm
Is there anything in that contract to stop the new owner from jacking up the rent price?
TheatreFan4
Broadway Legend
joined:8/12/09
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 04:23pm
I'm sure the contract has them locked into the price until it expires. Then they could just kick them out if they no longer want them.
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behindthescenes2
Stand-by
joined:7/30/12
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 04:27pm
one can only hope
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 04:59pm
King Kong looks pretty intriguing to me.
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qolbinau
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/08
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 05:10pm
Based on the grosses recently through it could be closing soon...
JRybka1611
Understudy
joined:11/14/11
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 05:19pm
I have to admit King Kong looks good from the videos.
theaterfan862
Featured Actor
joined:5/10/10
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 05:22pm
I think this terrible show has ran its course and should close soon!!! Also the grosses for this show lately have been very low. I wonder what the new name for this theater will.
Joviedamian
Broadway Star
joined:11/9/10
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 06:01pm
In the article the new owners said they are looking forward to bringing good "music" to the theater. They did not say plays or musicals, but specifically music. It's Live Nation, I would not be surprise if it becomes a concert venue!
VotePeron
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/13
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 06:02pm
I havent seen the show, but is it at all tour-able? Could a scaled down version of the production be created? I feel like this show would be so successful, as it is/was on Broadway on the road.
qolbinau
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/08
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 06:06pm
It's very much not. At least not in its current production.
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 06:07pm
^ They could not tour the show with the same design that they have now at the Foxwoods. I do not see how they could re-concieve the design without making MAJOR cuts. This is one show that HAS to have the spectacle. I loved this show, but the technical elements were what made it worth seeing... The book and score, while passable and serviceable, need those design elements to make this show work. It's a flawed show, but one that I enjoyed nonetheless.
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AKarp2013
Featured Actor
joined:7/25/11
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 06:55pm
I think once the summer months hit, SPIDER-MAN will see its tourists again and its numbers will increase. Then September it will fall but once the holidays come around, I'm sure it will pick up steam once again. But who knows? Anything is possible.
AEA AGMA SM
Broadway Legend
joined:8/13/09
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 07:00pm
If the show tours it would probably be re-conceived as an arena tour/spectacle, as opposed to a show that is going to traditional theaters. That way they could potentially pack in 50,000 people over the course of a couple of days. Think along the scale of things like "Walking with Dinosaurs" and the arena production of "How to Train Your Dragon."
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SweetLips
Broadway Star
joined:1/23/13
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 07:03pm
Seeing King Kong in July--will report.
jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
Could Spidey be closing soon????
Posted: 5/20/13 at 07:08pm
Unless I'm mistaken, Jovie, Live Nation are the current owners of the Foxwoods who have just sold it to the Ambassador Group, who have a number of West End theatres under their control. Also, a quick check on Wikipedia shows that a few years back they purchased 16 British theatres from Live Nation UK, which LN had been selling because they "are not core to our live music strategy." So that would suggest the opposite; more theatre in the Foxwoods' future and not more concerts/events.
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