Gypsy before Flash?

AnythingGoes2
Broadway Legend
joined:12/30/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/30/08
Gypsy before Flash?#1
Posted: 1/28/10 at 7:20am
Heard a rumour from a friend saying he heard Gypsy was back on for a limited season this Spring/Summer... I totally dismissed it!

Now... Wos.com are saying this too.

With Hairspray out early maybe Stage Ents and David Ian are transfering Gypsy over for a limited season pre Flashdance (would make sense to get a better advance for Flashdance)

I'm thinking about it more and more and convincing myself this may happen... but I could just be dreaming...
Princeton2
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/1/08
Gypsy before Flash?#2
Posted: 1/28/10 at 7:26am
That would be great, and Id imagine an announcement on Hairsprays replacement would be made soon because its closing in March leads me to think they have a replacement planned.

Flashdance was meant to be aiming for autumn (especially as two of the cast have just joined Grease! lol).

But who could sell Gypsy in the UK?!
AnythingGoes2
Broadway Legend
joined:12/30/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/30/08
Gypsy before Flash?#2
Posted: 1/28/10 at 7:34am
Well, a limited season could work well by announcing only a few months until curtain up. Theatregoers, musical fans etc will pay to see this and creates an urgency to go rather than wait to see it end of the year say and make it an open ended run.

I think it would have a very good limited season.
Princeton2
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/1/08
Gypsy before Flash?#3
Posted: 1/28/10 at 7:36am
With Patti Lupone?
MamasDoin'Fine Profile PhotoMamasDoin'Fine Profile Photo
MamasDoin'Fine
Broadway Legend
joined:9/28/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
9/28/08
Gypsy before Flash?#4
Posted: 1/28/10 at 7:39am
...and the question on Jo Publics lips will be 'who the **** is Patti LuPone?' and they will not cough up 70 quid to this awful production.
AnythingGoes2
Broadway Legend
joined:12/30/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/30/08
Gypsy before Flash?#5
Posted: 1/28/10 at 7:39am
Apparently. It's the show from Broadway so I'm presuming Patti is involved - much to EP's fustration I bet!
Princeton2
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/1/08
Gypsy before Flash?#6
Posted: 1/28/10 at 7:41am
I just cant see Patti Lupone selling it at full price, or EP for that matter (although I had heard there was talk she was coming back to London in a show)
AnythingGoes2
Broadway Legend
joined:12/30/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/30/08
Gypsy before Flash?#7
Posted: 1/28/10 at 7:44am
You'll be suprised what theatre fans will pay for a show like this. No hope of a show like this doing a long ongoing run, but a short season could turn a pretty penny if done right.
alterego Profile Photoalterego Profile Photo
alterego
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/5/03
Gypsy before Flash?#8
Posted: 1/28/10 at 7:55am
But are there enough theatre fans to fill that theatre 8 times a week for Lupone and GYPSY? I doubt it.
MamasDoin'Fine Profile PhotoMamasDoin'Fine Profile Photo
MamasDoin'Fine
Broadway Legend
joined:9/28/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
9/28/08
Gypsy before Flash?#9
Posted: 1/28/10 at 7:58am
I doubt it very much.
I'm not saying she doesn't have a decent fan base here but as Alterego just said hardly enough to make a run however limited profitable. It didn't make money in New York. There is still a very bitter aftertaste around her name after the 'Sunset Blvd' saga.
Princeton2
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/1/08
Gypsy before Flash?#10
Posted: 1/28/10 at 8:06am
Mama whats the Sunset saga story?
AnythingGoes2
Broadway Legend
joined:12/30/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/30/08
Gypsy before Flash?#11
Posted: 1/28/10 at 8:11am
Thats true...

I do think something like a 12-16 week season will see this show thru comfortably.
MamasDoin'Fine Profile PhotoMamasDoin'Fine Profile Photo
MamasDoin'Fine
Broadway Legend
joined:9/28/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
9/28/08
Gypsy before Flash?#12
Posted: 1/28/10 at 8:12am
Very long, complicated story.
The short of it is is that Sir Andrew and her did not get on at all and she was paid off, very handsomely too! Well over 1M pounds.
AnythingGoes2
Broadway Legend
joined:12/30/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/30/08
Gypsy before Flash?#13
Posted: 1/28/10 at 8:16am
Then he did the same with Faye Dunaway - who also sued. This is what led the show never to recoup despire good sales - Webber and his company just cannot produce a show.

MamasDoin'Fine Profile PhotoMamasDoin'Fine Profile Photo
MamasDoin'Fine
Broadway Legend
joined:9/28/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
9/28/08
Princeton2
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/1/08
Gypsy before Flash?#15
Posted: 1/28/10 at 8:27am
Cool, thanks! I really wish I had seen this production. Only seen the UK tour
MamasDoin'Fine Profile PhotoMamasDoin'Fine Profile Photo
MamasDoin'Fine
Broadway Legend
joined:9/28/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
9/28/08
Gypsy before Flash?#16
Posted: 1/28/10 at 8:34am
Princeton, as I find them I'll post them for you.
Great your interested but surprised you didn't know!
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/lloyd-webber-drops-curtain-on-dunaway-row-1568346.html
Princeton2
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/1/08
Gypsy before Flash?#17
Posted: 1/28/10 at 8:42am
I knew about Faye Dunnaway but I dont recall Lupone
MamasDoin'Fine Profile PhotoMamasDoin'Fine Profile Photo
MamasDoin'Fine
Broadway Legend
joined:9/28/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
9/28/08
Gypsy before Flash?#18
Posted: 1/28/10 at 8:47am
She joked when she received the pay out that she would build The Andrew Lloyd Webber Memorial Pool in the garden of her home in Connecticut
alterego Profile Photoalterego Profile Photo
alterego
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/5/03
Gypsy before Flash?#19
Posted: 1/28/10 at 8:47am
I don't think he was all that friendly with Betty Buckley either, or was that Glenn Close?
MamasDoin'Fine Profile PhotoMamasDoin'Fine Profile Photo
MamasDoin'Fine
Broadway Legend
joined:9/28/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
9/28/08
Gypsy before Flash?#20
Posted: 1/28/10 at 8:58am
Betty Buckley used to clear backstage corridors!
tommyslim Profile Phototommyslim Profile Photo
tommyslim
Broadway Star
joined:5/8/06
Broadway Star
joined:
5/8/06
Gypsy before Flash?#21
Posted: 1/28/10 at 10:37am
i would love gypsy to come here for a limited run.

but if they even thought about bringing that god awful broadway production which I had the unfortunate pleasure of seeing, complete with ms lupone, then I for one shall not be attending!
"Lateness is a choice" - Sir Trevor Nunn
MamasDoin'Fine Profile PhotoMamasDoin'Fine Profile Photo
MamasDoin'Fine
Broadway Legend
joined:9/28/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
9/28/08
Gypsy before Flash?#22
Posted: 1/28/10 at 11:59am
You and me, Tommy, have a free night at the thetare then if this s*** opens here!
devonian.t Profile Photodevonian.t Profile Photo
devonian.t
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/26/04
Gypsy before Flash?#23
Posted: 1/28/10 at 12:03pm
I saw it in New York. The production and star were truly dire.
MamasDoin'Fine Profile PhotoMamasDoin'Fine Profile Photo
MamasDoin'Fine
Broadway Legend
joined:9/28/08
Broadway Legend
joined:
9/28/08
Gypsy before Flash?#24
Posted: 1/28/10 at 12:05pm
I really wanted to leave in the interval but forced myself to stay just incase she physically abused an audience member for breathing out of time with the orchestra!


Updated On: 1/28/10 at 12:05 PM