KINKY BOOTS Recoups!

IdinaBellFoster
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/06
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Posted: 10/3/13 at 10:42am
Congrats to the entire cast, crew, and creative team! That's quite the feat for such a high budget musical.


In only 30 weeks!
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rosscoe(au)
Broadway Legend
joined:8/20/05
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Posted: 10/3/13 at 10:52am
Is that the quickest ever for a musical of this size?
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TheresaG
Stand-by
joined:8/31/06
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Posted: 10/3/13 at 10:56am
Wow - fastest recoup for a big budget musical in recent history. Congratulations to all involved - that is fantastic!
iluvtheatertrash
Broadway Legend
joined:11/9/04
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Posted: 10/3/13 at 10:57am
EVERYBODY SAY YEAH! Even faster than The Book of Mormon. Bravo to all involved.

Here's to a fabulous, long run!
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bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
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Posted: 10/3/13 at 11:00am
Damn! Nice work! While I didn't LOVE the show, I still had an absolute blast watching it, and it is such a fun show with a huge heart.
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jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
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Posted: 10/3/13 at 11:15am
Great for them! Congrats to all involved!
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GottaHaveAGimmick
Featured Actor
joined:3/15/08
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Posted: 10/3/13 at 11:58am
Wow! That means (on average) $450,000 of each week total went towards recoupment. How much does this show cost to run per week? $500,000? They have been breaking $1million/week for awhile now.
Theater'sBestFriend
Featured Actor
joined:3/5/13
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Posted: 10/3/13 at 12:25pm
Here's the NY Times Arts Beat story:
NY Times on Kinky Boots Recoupment
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
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Posted: 10/3/13 at 12:27pm
Congratulations to all involved on a phenomenal job of producing this wonderful musical.
yr pal,
joey




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FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
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Posted: 10/3/13 at 12:48pm
All hail the bane of Mr Roxy's existence: the 350 dollar premium seats.
Can anyone tell me how the line has been?
KathyNYC2
Broadway Star
joined:12/2/10
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Posted: 10/3/13 at 01:03pm
Wooooohoooooo!! Amazing. Congrats to all!

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Updated On: 10/3/13 at 01:03 PM
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
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Posted: 10/3/13 at 01:05pm
Well, maybe if they charged 350 bucks for the best view of Old Faithful?
Can anyone tell me how the line has been?
AvenueQResident
Broadway Star
joined:7/23/07
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Posted: 10/3/13 at 06:14pm
Always great news to see a show recoup.

Congrats to all involved!
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Noel&Cole
Leading Actor
joined:11/10/07
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Posted: 10/3/13 at 06:39pm
This is an incredibly quick recoupment! How great for a new musical!

What do we think will recoup next? It was such a strong spring for musicals financially. Pippin or Motown can't be far off. Motown was doing near sell out numbers even in previews. Although I guess it's a big show. That cast is huge.

On the sad flip side I wonder what will announce a closing next. I'd say Soul Doctor but they defied all logic a long time ago. Probably Cinderella or First Date. Both must have been losing money for weeks now.
massofmen
Broadway Legend
joined:12/10/04
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Posted: 10/3/13 at 11:26pm
thats insane.
round2
Stand-by
joined:4/11/08
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Posted: 10/4/13 at 03:37pm
When a production recoups, am I right that the income amounts that go to the creative team increases (generally, if not always)? So will Jerry, Harvey, and Cyndi (and others) begin making more now that the show has paid back its investors?
TheatreFan4
Broadway Legend
joined:8/12/09
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Posted: 10/4/13 at 03:46pm
Investors keep collecting money, that's what being an investor is. If you get the money back you spent it means everything else is gravy. The creatives probably will see a bit of bump in their take as well though.
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Liza's Headband
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joined:5/28/13
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Posted: 10/4/13 at 03:48pm
That is correct, round2. I'm sure averagebwaynut could give you more specifics though.
BwayGeek2
Stand-by
joined:3/9/11
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Posted: 10/4/13 at 05:30pm
Really impressive, but not surprising. They do charge a pretty penny for their tickets, but they won best musical so of course people will pay! Plus the show is 100% worth it though. Very well deserving of this awesome achievement.
AEA AGMA SM
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joined:8/13/09
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Posted: 10/4/13 at 06:04pm
"Wow! That means (on average) $450,000 of each week total went towards recoupment. How much does this show cost to run per week? $500,000? They have been breaking $1million/week for awhile now."

My guess is that their nut is in the $600-700,000 range. Most producers are going to budget their show so that they will meet operating costs somewhere in the range of 40-60% of their gross potential. And their gross potential during previews, before ticket prices were inflated to meet the demand, was around the 1.2 million mark.

And congrats to all involved. It's gotta be nice to be a part of a certified hit.
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Jonwo
Broadway Legend
joined:3/16/06
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Posted: 10/4/13 at 06:20pm
I imagine that a West End transfer is on the cards although I imagine it won't be until late 2014/early 2015 depending on theatre availability .
broadwaydevil
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joined:2/16/11
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Posted: 10/5/13 at 02:02am
^They'll need to figure out the accents before a West End transfer, or perhaps cast British actors.

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DeNada
Broadway Star
joined:7/7/07
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Posted: 10/5/13 at 10:17am
They would certainly cast British actors in the show for a West End transfer, possibly with the exception of Billy Porter (although I'm sure we've got plenty of actors who could play the role). The accents on the Broadway recording are pretty dreadful and I don't think there would be anything much to gain from bringing over the Broadway principals.
KathyNYC2
Broadway Star
joined:12/2/10
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Posted: 10/5/13 at 11:12am
Both Stark and Billy were nominated for Tony's and were amazing and touching in their performances. England would be lucky to get them. Accents are not the most important part of a performance IMO. Important yes - but not the key to everything.

Of course, the British Press could certainly take issue with some of the accents if they choose. That would be in their right. And since KB won over Matilda at the Tony's, I wouldn't expect them to be particularly kind even if the accents were spot on.
frapperia
Leading Actor
joined:6/26/09
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Posted: 10/5/13 at 11:39am
Sorry to disillusion you, Kathy, but accents are pretty damn important if you're going to bring a British show that launched in America to its spiritual home. I'm assuming your love for the show is blinding you to that fact.

If they do do that, they'd better make sure they cast either British actors or absolutely exceptional Americans who really can do the accent. So if Stark or Billy came over, they'd better be prepared for a ravaging if they aren't able to live up to the standard. And while it's been great having Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner over for Mormon, we have plenty of exceptionally talented actors who would be just as good as Stark and Billy, neither of whom have any name recognition over here.

I have no idea why you think Kinky Boots winning at Tony over Matilda would have any impact on a reviewer either, apart from your above love for the piece. Oh, and in case you're wondering, I'm British, so I suspect I know a little bit more about how we'd react than you would.
N2N Nate.
Broadway Star
joined:7/11/13
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Posted: 10/5/13 at 11:39am
I really doubt British theatre fans care about KB winning over Matilda.
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