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2010 Time Capsule...............

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2010 Time Capsule...............#1
Posted: 12/27/09 at 2:19pm
Another time capsule for your 2010 predictions, its just a bit of fun, we did one last year and it seemed it was my guesses that were the most inaccurate, lucky I am not a producer or theatre angel.

I will go first, so could end up with proper egg on my face. I have set out a sort of template, so please feel free to copy and paste if you want to. Look forward to reading your predictions then burying them deep down in the Broadway World vaults, to be revealed again at Christmas Eve this year.

West End and Touring productions

Shows that will open in 2010

Fantasticks
Love Never Dies
Hair
Shrek
Next to Normal
Sweet Charity
Wizard of Oz
Devils Advocate - The Musical (long Shot)

Shows that will be a critical hit in 2010

Fantasticks
Love Never Dies
Hair
Next to Normal
Passion

Shows that will be critically savaged in 2010

Legally Blonde
Shrek
All the fun at the Fair
Into the Woods (Regents Park)

Shows that will close in 2010

We will Rock You
Sister Act
Jersey Boys
Fun at the Fair
Petticoats and Dreamboats

Shows that will transfer to New York in 2010

Love Never Dies
Sweet Charity
Enron and a host of plays from great British writers, what we do best.

Shows that will tour Britain in 2010

Phantom of the Opera
Oliver
Dirty Dancing

What won't happen in 2010

Ghost will not happen
20th Century Boy - The Marc Bolan Story
Spamalot will not tour

New York

Shows that will open in 2010

Come fly with Me.
Catch me if you Can
Betty Bop
Father of the Bride
Godspell
The Nutty Professor
Priscilla

Shows that will be a critical hit in 2010

Spiderman
Come fly with me
La Cage Aux Folles
Promises, Promise
Sondheim on Sondheim

Shows that will be a critical flop in 2010

The Addams Family
Priscilla
Catch Me if you Can
Million Dollar Quartet
Love Never Dies

Shows that will close in 2010

The Addams Family
Mary Poppins
Ragtime
Finian's Rainbow
Memphis
Fela
God of Carnage
Million Dollar Quartet
Next to Normal
West Side Story

Shows that will transfer to London in 2010

Next to Normal
Rock of Ages
Shrek

What won't happen in 2010

9-5 will not tour the US
Spiderman will announce to come to London, but not until 2011











Updated On: 12/27/09 at 02:19 PM
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re: 2010 Time Capsule...............#2
Posted: 12/27/09 at 2:51pm
Is oliver touring?
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re: 2010 Time Capsule...............#2
Posted: 12/27/09 at 3:33pm
Next To Normal wont open 2010
Legally Blonde wont be critically saveaged (it will be mixed) however the show will be a commercial hit
I doubt very much WWRY will close 2010
We already know that Love Never Dies is going to NY as well as Canada
Sweet Charity does not stand a chance of trasfering
Phantom, Oliver and Dirty Dancing will not tour 2010, not a chance (especially Phantom and DD)
Spamalot is touring and will announce the rest of the venues in January

New York
Betty Bop will not open, its been on the 'coming soon' list for years
Father of the Bride and The Nutty Professor dont stand a chance of getting to NY in 2010 as they have not even tried out yet and not close to doing so
Priscilla will go elsewhere first, Broadway will get her 2011

I dont agree at all after seeing Catch Me if you Can that it will do bad with the critics

I think Spidermanwill struggle with Critics and Audiences

The Addams Family - Will stay open even if the critics despise it for at least a year
Mary Poppins - 50/50
Ragtime - Of cousre it will
Finian's Rainbow - as above
Memphis - as above
Fela - as above
God of Carnage - 50/50
Million Dollar Quartet - 50/50
Next to Normal - 50/50
West Side Story - I agree

Rock of Ages and Shrek we already know are coming, N2N i think will be 2011



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re: 2010 Time Capsule...............#3
Posted: 12/27/09 at 3:42pm
^It is a prediction thread to be bumped up next year in December.

Ok here are my predictions:

Shows that will open that haven't got dates/theatre yet:
Flashdance
Rock of Ages
Sweet Charity in West End
Tony winner for Best Musical 2010

HITS:
Love Never Dies
Legally Blonde
ENRON
Passion (will transfer to West End from Donmar)

FLOPS:
All the fun of the fair (Will get savage reviews and be next years "Too close to the sun".
Flashdance
The Fantasticks (Can't see it lasting to end of the year)
Dreamboats won't last past original booking period.

Shows that will close in 2010:
Hairspray
Avenue Q
The 39 Steps
Stomp
Grease
Oliver (End of the year, maybe just announced to close early 2011)
Sister Act (Same as above)
Dirty Dancing (Maybe)

Won't open:
Shrek
nex to normal (much as i'd love it to)
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re: 2010 Time Capsule...............#4
Posted: 12/27/09 at 3:53pm
Mystic Meg lives!!!!
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re: 2010 Time Capsule...............#5
Posted: 12/27/09 at 4:04pm
WWRY touring Xmas 2010/trying to get 2011 together
Chess touring 2010
Evita back in 2010
DD planning to tour - doing 8 week + runs at venues - starting back end of 2010
Jersey Boys or Priscilla will make way for Ghost in town

Oh, and Les Mis maybe doing something very special for its 25th b'day and re-appearing in some of the regions again...we shall see!
Updated On: 12/27/09 at 04:04 PM
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re: 2010 Time Capsule...............#6
Posted: 12/27/09 at 4:42pm
'We already know that Love Never Dies is going to NY as well as Canada'

LND fate after London and NYC is not set yet, Toronto is highly likely but its not a definate, Australia is also highly likely 2011ish
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re: 2010 Time Capsule...............#7
Posted: 12/27/09 at 5:38pm
Evita (tour) will def be back in 2010 - starting back in Bromley for a couple weeks (23rd March - 10th April) - the rest of the year Evita is touring round Europe. With a weeks break between venues to allow for set transport etc. Can't remember the few UK dates (if any) but i know its in Carlisle in October ish and in either Munich or Dusselldorf for xmas 2010.

Plans are also being put forward for yet another come back tour for Tommy Steele to do Scrooge in Ireland over Xmas
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Updated On: 12/27/09 at 05:38 PM
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re: 2010 Time Capsule...............#8
Posted: 12/29/09 at 6:58am
Do we have to have SHREK? Can't we get something decent instead... pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease?

Legally Blonde will get mixed reviews but the girls, gays and wannabe Elles will keep her going for at least a year.

LND will survive on curiosity but it's got a **** hot cast and will suprise us all... i have a good feeling.

Oliver! will close before end of 2010 as they wont have enough comedians lined up to play Fagin without it becoming more and more panto-like. It wont tour until 2011 at soonest.

Grease- for the love of God close it now... i can't abide Ray Quinn and I don't like Noel... thus it's been dead to me for quite some time. If they're gonna open it then at least put someone in it who's sexy, can sing and act and most importantly isn't RAY QUINN!

The rest of closures etc i pretty much agree with... although i'll be really quite sad to see WSS close re: 2010 Time Capsule...............
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re: 2010 Time Capsule...............#9
Posted: 12/29/09 at 9:58am
Grease is closing next year as Flashdance is taking its theatre. I actually think Flashdance will have a good run (prob a year) if the massive business it did on tour is anything to go by
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re: 2010 Time Capsule...............#10
Posted: 12/29/09 at 10:31am
Shows that will open in 2010

Legally Blonde
Fantasticks
Love Never Dies
Hair
Shrek
Sweet Charity
Wizard of Oz
Bat Out Of Hell
Flashdance
Passion (and will transfer for a West End season away from Donmar)
Into the Woods
All Fun of the Fair
Mame or Follies (Menier)
Ghost


Shows that will be a critical hit in 2010

Fantasticks
Hair
Passion
Sweet Charity
Into The Woods

Shows that will be critically savaged in 2010

Legally Blonde
All the fun at the Fair
Wizard of Oz


Shows that will close in 2010

Sister Act
Jersey Boys (late or Jan 11)
Fun at the Fair
Petticoats and Dreamboats
Hairspray
Wicked (poss)
Priscilla prior to Broadway

Shows that will transfer to New York in 2010

Love Never Dies
Passion
Priscilla
Sister Act (revised)


Shows that will tour Britain in 2010

Oliver
9-5



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re: 2010 Time Capsule...............#11
Posted: 12/28/10 at 5:18pm
Just dug up from the Broadway world archive from a year ago.

Yeap I cringed at my predictions for 2010, but hell surely I can do better for 2011,, so might have to plant another capsule this week.
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re: 2010 Time Capsule...............#12
Posted: 12/29/10 at 7:12am
Well oopsie on Dreamboats prediction, booking till 2012 now! Mine were pretty good for guesses!
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re: 2010 Time Capsule...............#13
Posted: 12/29/10 at 1:10pm
Yeah, just a bit of harmless fun and a good giggle to see what predictions I and others made.

I do a 2011 capsule soon.