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Love Never Dies et. al to Extend Bookings

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Posted: 8/24/10 at 6:48pm
As Whatsonstage.com reports, West End musicals Stomp, Blood Brothers and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies have all announced extended booking periods.

Stomp, a musical created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, transforms the sounds of urban life into music, began its West End run at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2002, where it ran until 2007 and was then transferred to the Ambassadors Theatre. The production has added six months to its schedule and will now take bookings through to April 10, 2010.

Blood Brothers, by Willy Russell, is currently playing at the Pheonix Theatre. Blood Brothers has opened a new year long booking period and will be taking bookings through November 26, 2011.

Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's follow-up to The Phantom of the Opera, has opened its booking period for three more months, and will be taking bookings to January 8, 2011 at the Adelphi Theatre.

Great news! (except Blood Brothers...)

I think Love Never Dies is doing better than a lot of people thought.

Also, since when is STOMP a musical??


Updated On: 8/24/10 at 06:48 PM
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Posted: 8/24/10 at 7:18pm
Why did LND only extend 3 months?
It better not close on the same day as Oliver, I had to pick between Sister Act and Q for October.
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Posted: 8/25/10 at 4:50am
Extended bookings do not mean the show will run that time. The contracts are the thing.
Mind, out of all those mentioned it will be 'LND' that will close first, the others do incredible business whereas I know 'LND' has little advance and has never sold out.
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Posted: 8/25/10 at 5:27am
LND had already extended till january about a month ago or so ... so it's old news.

I wish LND well, but for a new show extending only 3 months - and waiting so long into the current booking period to actually extend - is not a good sign.
Other shows are already booking well into 2011.

Very curious what they'l do with LND. Re-launch it or close it altogether. I fear that because of all the bad publicity it's beyond repair. It's also selling at the Half Price Ticket Booth every day.

It's not as bad as some people make out, but I've never seen such vitriolic attacks on a show (a lot from people who haven't seen the thing and I guess that even a re-working won't stop them).

The Nederlanders are "allegedly" very angry with ALW over the mess with LND on Broadway, so I guess that as soon as they can they will kick LND out of the Adelphi as hard as they can.




Updated On: 8/25/10 at 05:27 AM
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Posted: 8/25/10 at 8:18am
I've been surprised at it's popularity.

I live in a small town in Wales, and at least 5 people have been to see Love Never Dies...
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Posted: 8/25/10 at 8:21am
5 people- that is a small town in Wales! Bet they have six pubs tho!
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Posted: 8/25/10 at 8:30am

LND is better than some want you to believe and there are far worse shows in the WestEnd that do not seem to attract so much criticism.
Unfortunately it's already selling at discounted rates a few months into its run.
I fear it may not survive when Karim and Sierra eventually leave the show.



Updated On: 8/25/10 at 08:30 AM
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Posted: 8/25/10 at 9:13am
Apparently we used to have the most pubs in Wales!

I'm just surprised at the amount of people going to see "that new Lloyd-Webber show"...
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Posted: 8/25/10 at 9:17am
Maybe he should have try-outs in Cardiff before bringing a new show to London Love Never Dies et. al to Extend Bookings
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Posted: 8/25/10 at 9:41am
I wouldn't complain!

Love Never Dies would like nice in the Donald Gordon Theatre!
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Posted: 8/25/10 at 8:25pm
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Do you think that what has to be relatively few people online who have been criticizing the show can have a serious effect on ticket sales and the show's survival? I've been reading more positive reports recently from people who have seen it.

I have no idea what they will do with the show in the West End, but I get the feeling that ALW will take the show to Broadway if at all possible.

I wish the show well in Wales--or maybe China. The cast recording sold well there. Lovely place for it.
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Posted: 8/26/10 at 4:10am
The people critising it may have been few, but they've been very loud and got an UNDESERVED amount of media attention. Including Sky news, BBC news, etc. Their campaign has been quite succesful.
ALW tried to create a hype about this show via the internet and it backfired.

When I saw the show it got a standing ovation. They even had to stop during the show after Sierra sang Love Never Dies, because the applause wouldn't die down.
The fact that audiences generally quite seem to like the show doesn't get reported in newspapers or on TV channels.

The show has its faults but is much better than a lot of the c**p currently in the WestEnd.
They hope they can fine-tune it and that it stays in the WestEnd for at least another few more years.


Updated On: 8/26/10 at 04:10 AM
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Posted: 8/26/10 at 1:43pm
For those of you who are interested, Les MisÚrables has extended bookings until 29th October 2011.
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Posted: 8/31/10 at 3:49am
---Rumor on Talkin' B'way that LND isn't coming to NY and people who have been cast informed it is on indefinite hold. It's just a rumor so far.
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Posted: 9/15/10 at 4:12pm
Just been announced 'Love Never Dies' is extending until March 2011.

There you are another chance for Bob, Devonian and Mama to see this sublime production again.
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Posted: 9/15/10 at 4:18pm
POL I havent gotten over NOT seeing it the first time!!!!
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Posted: 9/15/10 at 5:10pm
The only thing sublime about it was the end - and knowing that the two and a half hours of absolute torture was at an end!

I actually saw and heard Ramin singing Till I Hear You Sing on the Michael Ball show last week and it highlighted a number of things for me:
1. How awesome Ramin's vocals are.
2. What an utter waste of talent it is for him to be appearing in such a travesty of a show.
3. That the music for this song is the only thing good to come out of this show.
4. The lyrics for this song are utterly appalling ("tortured soul" amd "make me whole" omg how could any lyricist above the age of 12 come up with such crap?!!!)
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Posted: 9/15/10 at 5:44pm
Lucky me. But frankly I'd sooner watch a We Will Rock You matinee followed by Grease. Then die of a brain collapse.
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Posted: 9/15/10 at 5:47pm
"watch We Will Rock You matinee followed by Grease"

Just reading that gave me chills.
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Posted: 9/15/10 at 7:41pm
Love Never Dies extended bookings for ten weeks ( January something to March 6). Is such a short period unusual---or not?
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Posted: 9/15/10 at 9:38pm
Exactly Sall.
Most shows the size of 'LND' have just extended bookings till Oct 2011 (inc 'Blood Brothers').
I think this is a testing period to see if it can tick over thru the months of Jan and Feb.
I really cant see this on stage after next spring.
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Posted: 9/15/10 at 9:38pm
Exactly Sall.
Most shows the size of 'LND' have just extended bookings till Oct 2011 (inc 'Blood Brothers').
I think this is a testing period to see if it can tick over thru the months of Jan and Feb.
I really cant see this on stage after next spring.
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Posted: 9/15/10 at 9:38pm
Exactly Sall.
Most shows the size of 'LND' have just extended bookings till Oct 2011 (inc 'Blood Brothers').
I think this is a testing period to see if it can tick over thru the months of Jan and Feb.
I really cant see this on stage after next spring.