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Posted: 8/6/09 at 3:10am
How does the theatre system work, vey curious especially if leading cast and creatives are on a %?

Take for example Phantom of the Opera, would Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman be on a % of box office sales? Like wise the creatives do they get a % of box office? Which would explainn why Charles Hart has not done much since.

Another example would be Les Miserable with Colm Wilkinson would he also be on a %? The creatives like Trevor Nunn, would I be right to assaume that he would be on commission?
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Posted: 8/6/09 at 5:08am
Nunn was defo on a percentage for Cats because he made a mint out of it.
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Posted: 8/6/09 at 5:18am
I think Michael Crawford has some sort of contract meaning that there cant be another English language recording of Phantom so he earns a % from that. Or something along those lines.
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Posted: 8/6/09 at 12:30pm
But there is another English Phantom recording - with Colm Wilkinson and Rebecca Caine. How does that work?
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Posted: 8/6/09 at 12:48pm
Not to mention the movie soundtrack!
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Posted: 8/6/09 at 1:26pm
yeh but the Canadian cast recording is only highlights, MC's version will be the only complete English cast recording of the show... and as for the movie.. well it's a soundtrack not cast recording ~
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Posted: 8/7/09 at 12:56pm
Come on guys.......... thought I might get you to cough up a bit more solid info.

Let me ask the question a different way, would Menzel and Chenoweth, who created the roles of Elphaba and Glinda in Wicked be set up for life, that they would not need to tread the boards again, as they would receive a royalty from all Wicked productions, cast recording, merchandising and future film?