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Phantom Closing?

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Phantom Closing?#0
Posted: 1/9/06 at 11:38pm
With the success of Phantom, do you think Webber might want to bring it to an end soon? Really, the only place it can go right now is down, seeing as it is at the top of it's game.

Does anyone think it's time to pull the plug? Do you think Webber will do it anytime soon?
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re: Phantom Closing?#1
Posted: 1/9/06 at 11:39pm
heres hoping.
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re: Phantom Closing?#2
Posted: 1/9/06 at 11:39pm
It will never close!
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re: Phantom Closing?#3
Posted: 1/9/06 at 11:40pm
I don't know about Phantom but if WIW sudden;y closes I wouldn't be shocked at this point. Look at the numbers, Webber is raking in the $$$ off POTO, He wouldn't close it.
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re: Phantom Closing?#4
Posted: 1/9/06 at 11:41pm
Then again, it's not like he should close it. I mean, it is probably his best work (next to JCS in my opinion), but do you really think he's keeping it around for just the money?
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re: Phantom Closing?#5
Posted: 1/9/06 at 11:43pm
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Sorry. Just thought this thread was a joke.
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re: Phantom Closing?#6
Posted: 1/9/06 at 11:46pm
Double Post.
Updated On: 1/9/06 at 11:46 PM
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re: Phantom Closing?#7
Posted: 1/10/06 at 12:02am
As long as the production keeps paying for itself, it wont close. I think it could very well go past the 20 year mark.

I'm waiting for it to close, so that there can be the grace period, and then...casting calls for the revival, starring ME. (j/k....no, not really)
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re: Phantom Closing?#8
Posted: 1/10/06 at 12:09am
Just a question? Would you want the length of the run to be so that it would be hard to surpass with another show?
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re: Phantom Closing?#9
Posted: 1/10/06 at 12:11am
Well, considering Phantom is replacing Cats, it wouldn't surprise me if that was his goal.
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re: Phantom Closing?#10
Posted: 1/10/06 at 12:12am
Yeah, I would think so Rebekah, I doubt it will close anytime soon. Why did CATs & Les Mis close? Did they end at the top? Id give Phantom about 5 more years. Once newer shows open and start to gain momentum, Phantom might take a backseat. Granted, it hasn't yet, but we'll see. I can't imagine the day when RENT, Wicked, Phantom, Producers, or Hairspray close? Hm.
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re: Phantom Closing?#11
Posted: 1/10/06 at 12:21am
Yea I'm sure it was a goal, but it's not like he was barely getting by until this point...the show is selling just as well - if not better - than it was ten years ago. Why close?
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re: Phantom Closing?#12
Posted: 1/10/06 at 12:24am
"It will never close!"

Riiiiight.
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re: Phantom Closing?#13
Posted: 1/10/06 at 12:26am
I give it atleast another ten years.
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re: Phantom Closing?#14
Posted: 1/10/06 at 3:49am
I agree w/ Munk--look at the numbers, it still is usually in the 90s. If it was struggling at all, its BO was completely boosted since doing the movie. Why would you close it just because it accomplished something if it's still playing very successfully?
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