Cameron Mackintosh to Revive MARTIN GUERRE and MOBY DICK?


According to the Guardian, theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh is planning revivals of Moby Dick and Martin Guerre, two of his biggest flops. He told the Evening Standard that one production will open in a smaller London venue, while the other is being considered for a Broadway run in the next two years.

"Believe me, once we get it all right, Martin Guerre will rise again," Mackintosh said. "Good old shows never die. I keep them in my Lazarus locker."

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Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's Martin Guerre debuted at London's Prince Edward Theatre in July 1996 but closed for revisions after three months. It reopened in November 1996 and ran through February 1998, by the end of its run winning Olivier Awards for Best Musical and Best Choreography. A touring production also played in North America in 1999.

Moby Dick, by Robert Longden and Hereward Kaye, premiered in the West End in 1992 and ran for just four months before closing. The musical once earned a spot on the Telegraph's "10 Worst Musicals of All Time" list. The last attempt at a revival was set for the Landor Theatre in 2011 but was forced to cancel due to lack of funding.

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