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HAMILTON -> Las Vegas?

#26
Posted: 3/8/21 at 7:01pm

There are rumours of a Toronto sit-down as well.  (The set is currently still onstage there too)

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#27
Posted: 3/8/21 at 10:27pm

everythingtaboo said: "Vegas needs a guaranteed hit to bring people to town. "

Umm, Vegas will be just fine if Hamilton never sets foot in the city. The gambling is Vegas' main appeal.

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#28
Posted: 3/9/21 at 8:22am
The Phantom Las Vegas Spectacular was the best production that’s been on the strip, in my opinion. If the other flagship productions wanted to make changes for the better, Cameron should have incorporated the Vegas chandelier. It really was a whole other level of spectacle.

As far as Hamilton - I can see it doing a limited run possibly, but I highly doubt it would be a big sell. There is (or was?) plenty of options that were more affordable but also more spectacular. I find the lowbrow crowd that Vegas brings would be more apt to watch it on Disney+ than pay legitimate Hamilton prices, especially if it’s nobody from the original cast. If Lin stepped in and did another run, maybe.

But even then - not sure if Hamilton could justify enough cuts for a shorter show, and I don’t know if audiences would want to listen to drunk gamblers slurring along to the songs.
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#29
Posted: 3/9/21 at 10:58am
If Hamilton wants to succeed in Vegas they might as well bring back the water effect they got rid of after the first preview of the Public run.
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#30
Posted: 3/9/21 at 8:15pm

Yeah there isn't any spectacle and the show is kinda...heavy...for Vegas. If Phantom can't succeed... 

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#31
Posted: 3/9/21 at 9:21pm
Phantom succeeded enough to run for six years.
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#32
Posted: 3/9/21 at 9:23pm
But still closed at a loss after running for six years.
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#33
Posted: 3/9/21 at 9:31pm
True - financially a loss (but what can you expect with how much that production cost...hell, the entire theatre was built just for that show) but overall more successful than Hairspray, Avenue Q, The Producers, to name a few.
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#34
Posted: 3/9/21 at 10:10pm

I can't say either way whether this would be a smash or a bad move. Sure it's longer, heavier and browner than most Vegas entertainments, but on the other hand... it's Hamilton. There has never been a bigger musical than Hamilton, a show so culturally influential that it changed the political lexicon even before there was a filmed version.

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#35
Posted: 3/10/21 at 11:34pm
AEA AGMA SM said: "But still closed at a loss after running for six years."



C'mon. It was a $100+ million production. It was NEVER going to recoup.

That it played 6 years in Vegas is amazing.

And it gave the strip the stellar combo of Brent Barrett and Sierra Boggess.


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