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Cambridge, Palace, Her Majesty's and New London have been Sold!

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http://www.whatsonstage.com/news/theatre/london/E8831288199090/Lloyd+Webber+Sells+Four+West+End+Theatres+to+Grade.html

So what does this mean for the shows in them? Could this finally be the end of Chicago? I can imagine if any of the shows would be booted for something new, it would be Chicago.
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Even if 'Chicago' got evicted from The Cambridge Theatre and that is only hearsay because the venue has just been taken over, I would expect 'Chicago' to go into one of the smaller houses, as it is very cheap to produce.
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The ownership of London theatres have changed once again with RUG, Delfont Mackintosh, ATG, Nederlander, Waley-Cohen, Stage Entertainment and now GradeLinnit. I think ALW will eventually sell all his theatres and have RUG as a producer and licensee.

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Isn't The Commitments going into the Cambridge ?
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Wouldn't Chicago work well at The Playhouse?
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Michael Grade deal to buy 4 Really Useful theatres has fallen through. Palace, Her Majesty’s, Cambridge + New London stay with Lloyd Webber.

From WOS Twitter.
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From reading the WOS Article [http://www.whatsonstage.com/news/theatre/london/E8831292108294/Lloyd+Webber+Keeps+Theatres,+Deal+Collapses.html] it seems logical that the deal that is mentioned would be the producers of Chicago and RUG. I had read the new owners would want a new show at the Cambridge but looks like that won't be happening now.
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Actually, it pleases me. Michael Grade is a good businessman, but still a businessman. These theatres need to be in the hands of someone who has his heart in the theatre and is not only interested in profits. If ALW really wants to sell I wish he do so to eg. Delfont Mackintosh.
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I reckon the four theatres or maybe Really Useful Theatres will be sold off eventually, they will work out the clause in the contract, no way would RUG turn down £50m although I reckon if GradeLinnit sweeten the deal to maybe £55-60m, RUG will accept the offer.

I think Cameron wanted the Drury Lane, the Palladium isn't going to be sold just yet and I imagine they is a lot of interest in the Adelphi especially from Nederlander.
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Tosser, what a clueless t**t!
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I am surprised that Nederlander haven't put a counter bid, just to give themself more muscle in the West End.