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Sound of Music 2009 tour and the return of Connie? or some other big name?

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Its booking into venues for long periods of time so im thinking they have an ace up their sleeve on the casting front!
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Where did you hear that from? I didn't know it was planning to tour.
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Its booked into the theatre I work at for ten weeks
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Which one? We've not heard about this production touring as of yet even tho its out of the Palladium in January.
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Sorry not saying which one, however David Ian has already confirmed he is touring it...its in the Flashdance programme in his biog.
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We cast the Palladium but haven't heard about this tour. More info really if your gonna post such a big thread!!!
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It is touring, and has been booking in to theatres for long stints (or so i heard)
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I think we're talking Plymouth but wouldn't like to say for sure.
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Princeton2 says.....

"Sorry not saying which one, however David Ian has already confirmed he is touring it...its in the Flashdance programme in his biog."

Well Flashdance has only played Plymouth Theatre Royal so far, so it has to be Plymouth, where Flashdance is currently playing.

Accorginging to Dress Circle message board it is stated from the same David Ian biog. that David Ian is touring The Sound of Muisc, along with Spamalot, Grease and Chicago.
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Yup you know why I'm here and what I'm gonna ask......

Is it heading over to Ireland at all?
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So we are going to have a reality double whammy, they going to close The Sound of Music and Joseph in Januay? When is Grease closing for Legally Blonde?
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I read in The Stage this week that one of the producers of Joseph has said that they "will shortly be making an exciting announcemount about who the new Joseph will be".

So let's not take the closure thing for granted.
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Hope Joseph does not close forgot to mention that Spamalot is closing, Lion king is also rumoured all for January, speculation that Les Mis and Wicked may, do the same next year, there be nothing worth going to see! at hhis rate the Lord has to do 3 reality shows a yeat just to fill his bleedin premises!
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I just can't see Wicked and Les Miserables closing in London. First off Wicked is a show that recouped its losses there not that long ago and from what I have heard is doing very good business. Why would they take it down at this point in the game.

And, I understand that the big british mega musicals have to close their original productions at one point or another. Dare I say that there will be a day when even Phantom closes at Her Majesty's Theatre. But, I was under the impression that Les Miserables has been doing steady business enough to keep it open for a good while.
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Well, "The Mousetrap" has been playing for a good 57 years so I'm sure London will keep "Les Mis" and "Phantom..." for a good while on !
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It's strange. I sort of consider Les Miserables to be like Phantom on Broadway. That come hell or high water it will just always be there. Now, I am sure your going to say that I am forgetting Phantom in London which just like its broadway counterpart will always play. I just for some reason equal up Phantom on Broadway to Les Miserables in London. 2 shows that would never seem to go away.
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They will be, they constantly play to 70/80% capacity.
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Its funny. I still feel that if it wasn't for 9/11 Les Miserables on Broadway would still be playing.
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Les Miserables had a revival, well past 9/11 and only lasted just over a year at the Broadhurst, I suspect you know this, as you are smart and Knowledgable. Don't get Les Miserables would still be open, if not for 9/11?
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I understand Les Miserables had a revival. I saw it a bunch of times.

What I mean is that if the tragic events of 9/11 didn't happen I feel that the original run would still be playing.

There were MANY shows on Broadway that had to close as a result of tourists not comming to NYC for A LONG time after the event. No one wanted to come to NYC at that point. With people leaving in droves who would blame anyone for not wanting to come to NY and see a show or two. There were many ads on TV that were pretty much gently twisting the arm of the viewr to come to NYC.

There was even a commercial (a now sort of famous one) where they have all the actors from all the shows in their costumes singing New York New York in the middle of an empty Times Square to get people to come to NY and see a show.

Many shows just couldn't get an audience so they closed right away due to lack of ticket sales. People thought that even something like Phantom was going to close because no one was seeing it.

I know Les Miserables had the revival passed 9/11. What I menat was if it were not for the tragic events of that day. Then the original production could still be playing on Broadway.
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Weren't Les Mis grosses dropping on Broadway before 9/11
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They were dropping prior to 9/11 but it wasn't so bad that they had to close it. The nail in the coffin was the fact that NO ONE was coming to NYC. The cycle for the show for a few years prior to its closing was that it was hard for business through out the year but come the whole thanksgiving Christmas and new years time it got enough to keep it going until next year. It relied on the holiday tourists to keep it going until next year. In 2001 it didn't get the holiday tourist boost it needed to have it trudge through until next year. Keep in mind that it took a good couple of years for the tourist scene in NYC to be the way it used to prior to 9/11.

I feel that it was the whole no one would come to NYC for a few years thing. There were a few shows that failed due to business and thus closed in the time after 9/11. Les Miserables was just one of those shows.
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Has anyone heard anymore about this tour , When is it about to go on tour? And has anyone been cast yet ?

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