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Commitments to close early?

AnythingGoes23
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joined:11/21/11
Commitments to close early?
Posted: 6/14/14 at 02:40pm
Whispers of the show possibly closing early as sales have slid and they are loosing its star to Memphis, which also is a soulful musical which will have a lot of press over the Autumn. Kinky Boots is expected to open May 2015.

Apparently Nimax are searching for a show to fill a possible gap...
Jonwo
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joined:3/16/06
Commitments to close early?
Posted: 6/14/14 at 07:12pm
Shame but it's had a decent run, I wonder if Guys and Dolls could transfer for a limited run.
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thespian geek
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joined:10/1/04
Commitments to close early?
Posted: 6/16/14 at 09:20am
Can't really say that it's "closing early" when no closing date has been announced. But when are you thinking/hearing it may be closing?
Blethering Scot
Understudy
joined:5/29/13
Commitments to close early?
Posted: 6/16/14 at 02:52pm
The rumour was september, but thats all it is a rumour.
LightsOut90
Understudy
joined:5/2/14
Commitments to close early?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 03:54am
its not official yet but at the stagedoor yesterday someone mentioned September 15th.
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thespian geek
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joined:10/1/04
Commitments to close early?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 09:40am
One of the actors did?
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Phantom of London
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Commitments to close early?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 10:16am
Close it early and get the current UK tour of Joseph and his Amaxing Dreamcoat in for Christmas.
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bob8rich
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Commitments to close early?
Posted: 7/7/14 at 10:24am
A real shame if this is true. Absolutely loved it when I saw it last November - would definitely place it in the top half of my list of favourite shows currently playing in the West End.

I know Killian's awesome performance is one of its main selling points - and news of his departure must be a factor - but it also has a very strong and hilariously funny book. So, as I said, it's a real shame if it has not been able to sustain an audience.
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thespian geek
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Commitments to close early?
Posted: 7/11/14 at 05:45pm
Well, I don't know what gossip was happening at the stage door, but I'm going to assume the show has no immediate plans to close in September as of right now.

https://twitter.com/Scoconnor/status/487713249165844481
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everythingtaboo
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joined:5/5/04
Commitments to close early?
Posted: 7/12/14 at 07:04pm
Has Killian's name done anything for Memphis sales? What is (or is there) buzz on Memphis there anyway?

Only seen clips of Commitments but I've really enjoyed Killian's alternate Ian McIntosh and would love to seem him take the role full time. If it stays open.


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