King Kong to Close

SweetLips
Broadway Star
joined:1/23/13
King Kong to Close
Posted: 11/15/13 at 01:23am
Just announced that King Kong to close Feb.16th 2014.No other Australian dates posted-just to tour 'Northern Hemispheres'.
SNAFU
Broadway Legend
joined:4/20/04
King Kong to Close
Posted: 11/15/13 at 01:42am
Wow. I guess spectacle doesn't make a "show". Will they still try to bring it to Foxwoods?
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wdwfreak
Broadway Legend
joined:10/14/08
King Kong to Close
Posted: 11/15/13 at 02:00am
Incredibly misleading thread... They got extended for the final time until February 16th. I believe something else has the theater which is why they can't run longer. They are still bringing it to New York.

http://playbill.com/news/article/184454-King-Kong-Announces-Final-Melbourne-Extension-Northern-Hemisphere-Dates-Are-Next?tsrc=hph
SACD
Swing
joined:11/15/13
King Kong to Close
Posted: 11/15/13 at 02:47am
A near 9-month run for a musical is extremely good by Australian standards (especially when you consider they had a 6-month bump in prior to that as well). They extended 4 times in total. Remember this is country with a TOTAL population of 22 million (New York City alone has a population of over 8 million). And Kong had the added complication of not being able to tour Australia due to size of the production.

The theatre in which King Kong is playing (Regent Theatre) is booked by Wicked so Kong couldn't stay if they wanted to.

Local links

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/stage/musical-king-kong-targets-new-york-after-regent-theatre-run-20131114-2xjhy.html

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/arts/new-chapter-in-king-kong-story/story-fni0fcgk-1226760904835



SweetLips
Broadway Star
joined:1/23/13
Don't know what's misleading about the fact that Kong finishes[closes] it's Melbourne 'extended' run on Feb.16th and then heads to the Northern Hemispheres-really quite simple.

Updated On: 11/15/13 at 02:58 AM
chewy5000
Broadway Legend
joined:12/1/09
King Kong to Close
Posted: 11/15/13 at 03:03am
It was supposed to close at the start of October - it would appear that spectacle does in fact make a show.
IMHO I see Queenie as being more of a brunette...
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
King Kong to Close
Posted: 11/15/13 at 10:30am
The show was scheduled to be a limited run.
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amoni
Broadway Star
joined:5/17/04
King Kong to Close
Posted: 11/15/13 at 12:09pm
It was just an out of town tryout to Broadway anyway. All shows outside NY are, it's the ultimate goal.
Noel&Cole
Leading Actor
joined:11/10/07
King Kong to Close
Posted: 11/15/13 at 02:24pm
Does anybody know the economics of shows over there? Did this KING KONG recoup even with the extensions? Was that even a possibility? Or was it never able to make money their and just being prepped for the future.
Jonwo
Broadway Legend
joined:3/16/06
King Kong to Close
Posted: 11/15/13 at 02:27pm
Shows in Australia even hit shows don't have long runs, Wicked did a year in Melbourne and a year in Sydney before touring to Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane then doing a stint in Singapore and Auckland. Lion King I think did two years in Sydney and a year in Melbourne but didn't tour elsewhere.

Wishing Only Wounds
Broadway Star
joined:4/27/10
King Kong to Close
Posted: 11/15/13 at 02:31pm
I agree that this thread title is extremely misleading. That's a fantastic run for a show in Australia, especially for being during a bulk of the winter months in Melbourne.

Formerly: WishingOnlyWounds2 - Broadway Legend - Joined: 9/25/08
Updated On: 11/15/13 at 02:31 PM