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Gossip Round-up

LXQ1
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Gossip Round-up#1
Posted: 3/17/10 at 5:19am
1 - Sister Act to close in November - replaced by Dorothy/Over the Rainbow/Wizard of Oz.

2 - Oliver to close next year at Drury Lane - replaced by Shrek: The Musical (possibly spring 2011?)

3 - WWRY to do Christmas residency at Manchester Palace - then embark on another tour in 2011

4 - Shaftesbury Theatre dark until September - Flashdance until early 2011 (possibly followed by Ghost - The Musical)

Thats all i've heard on the grapevine at work, will keep you updated as and when I get more news.

All for now
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Gossip Round-up#2
Posted: 3/17/10 at 5:20am
Number 3 is correct, well the second part about the new tour is correct anyway.

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Gossip Round-up#2
Posted: 3/17/10 at 5:26am
It would make sense that WWRY is going to Manchester, as Mamma Mia will be in Cardiff.
Who knows? All speculation at the mo, but I have good sources, will keep you updated.
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Gossip Round-up#3
Posted: 3/17/10 at 5:37am
Except the 2nd part of number 4, I've heard all of that too, I reckon all likely possibilities!
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Gossip Round-up#4
Posted: 3/17/10 at 5:48am
Flashdance isn't planning a short stay, it may get it, but it's certainly not booking in a limited run. Ghost wants another theatre.
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Gossip Round-up#5
Posted: 3/17/10 at 5:52am
Not surprised about WWRY the tour did so well but its kind of annoying news.

Wizard of Oz isnt due til the new year is it? Or is it like Oliver with december previews and January as the official opening?
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Gossip Round-up#6
Posted: 3/17/10 at 5:55am
Wasn't Ghost rumoured to be after the Palace at one point? I believe it is being closed for two weeks refurbishment in early September.
Seen some shows in my time....
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Gossip Round-up#7
Posted: 3/17/10 at 9:52am
Number 3 is confirmed - WWRY to play Manchester Palace this Christmas.... just found out from a venue insider
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Gossip Round-up#8
Posted: 3/17/10 at 9:54am
Also, Flashdance is booking from 27th Sept 2010 - 26th Feb 2011.
Dance rehearsals are being held at Pineapple today, cast to be announced shortly....
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Gossip Round-up#9
Posted: 3/17/10 at 10:48am
also another snippet of gossip....Jenna Russel is apparently to play the Bakers Wife in Into the Woods this summer at Regents Park :)
"Rock Of Ages is about as original as gay men at a clap clinic" - SANDM2
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Gossip Round-up#10
Posted: 3/17/10 at 10:58am
Add to that list what Mama posted last week: ROCK OF AGES OCTOBER 2010!!!
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Gossip Round-up#11
Posted: 3/17/10 at 11:03am
Ahhh yes, Rock Of Ages.... anybody know which theatre it will be going into?
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Gossip Round-up#12
Posted: 3/17/10 at 1:41pm
LXQ1 welcome to the West End board, the friendly board, I see you joined this very day!
I just wanted to point out to you that maybe you should read 2 or 3 pages of the threads on here as all of what you posted already been heavily covered covered by the regulars on here on an almost daily basis.
Have fun!
Updated On: 3/17/10 at 01:41 PM
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Gossip Round-up#13
Posted: 3/17/10 at 1:44pm
As someone who ahs more than a few links to the Manchester Palace as you know i can confirm 100 percent that WWRY will be the xmas show.
former sadm2 (wink)
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Gossip Round-up#14
Posted: 3/17/10 at 1:45pm
Oh and beware of Dantes too!
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Gossip Round-up#15
Posted: 3/17/10 at 1:47pm
hahaha im lovely lol
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Gossip Round-up#16
Posted: 3/17/10 at 1:59pm
Hi, and thanks for the welcome!
I had read the other threads with interest, and decided to join today.
This one was a just a "round-up" of all those, as I have heard various gossip and rumours abound at work.
I look forward to gossiping and more with you all.
Once again, thanks for the welcome, much appreciated.

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