Musicals Consider the Best Ever... May 25
2012, 04:59:32 PM
Greatest musicals I would say are. Taking into consideration everything, awards, memorablity, scores covered, public, impact made to industry...
Showboat Oklahoma Guys and dolls Porgy and Bess Cabaret West side story Hair La cage Anything goes Cats Les Miserables Phantom Mamma Mia Wicked Lion King
Follies Broadway return for summer season ? May 19
2012, 09:41:46 AM
The revival had a running weekly cost of 625000 to 650000 and only towards the end of the run dipped below and in December did around that figure if not a bit more. August to October it turned a good profit. The marketing was those who want to pay will pay bucks so although audience figures dipped the avg cost of ticket paid was about 80 to 90 even towards the end. They never discounted huge offers until the last month.
If it came back I think they would put offers out.
Follies Broadway return for summer season ? May 18
2012, 07:14:05 AM
Acccording to a friend I have in the production, there are rumours that producers are being contacted to bring the show back to Broadway for a limited season from End of June to September. They are enthused that if they take home some Tomys and with Victoria Clark it could have an audience to fill up the theatres for a few months....
GHOST The Musical Reivews Apr 24
2012, 03:18:29 AM
Critics wi,l take into account set designs crashing etc. I remember the opening night of My Fair Lady in London, we were waiting close to an hour during a tech hitch, but the show got raves.
The trouble with Ghost is it relies on the set and the graphics to bring the emotion almost entirely. The theatricality then is almost fake which thankfully Broadeay has picked up on. I share those opinion on over blown technical set designs, I kind of feel cheated during a live production to have e
London hasn't seen Gypsy since the early 70s with Angela Lansbury (who replaced Elaine Stritch due to low sales) at the Pixcadilly. Delores Grey closed the London show.
Cameron tried to bring the Tyne Daly 1990 Broadway show to London and it almost did a season at the Prince of Wales, but it fell apart. Chichester Festival Theatre fr
Cats - Why did it run for so long? Mar 21
2012, 07:02:03 AM
It was the first big musical to hit the West End and Broadway where it became possible for anyone to see theatre together. 5 to 95, any nationality could get cats and watch it. With the first of the mega marketing musical it became an event to see a show and started how we now produce and market shows. Cats though a mould away that was crumbling in the 70s with the demise of the golden age and took commercial theatre to a new way.
Bernatte Peters lackluster performance..... Feb 27
2012, 01:41:08 PM
I didn't care for her performance at all and ruined it the night I saw it. It couldn't hit the notes and she played the role so slowly it made made the production seem to last days and just plod along. Massive shame but she over thought the role.
Loosing My Mind should bring the house down, but it was so scratchy and done so boringly it didn't.
Can't see this transferring. It's going to be a tough sell in London and these are two good names for the West End, they aren't know in the states really. Plus it's only 6 years ago since the last revival...