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Theatre/Musical Premieres

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Theatre/Musical Premieres#1
Posted: 10/15/08 at 2:43pm
Hy @ all.

Does anybody know whether there are companies who organize and run theatre premieres for Musicals on West End?
Are there such event companies? Or is each theater on its own responsible for its premiere?

Thanx for answers and links aso.

cheerio,
Andy
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re: Theatre/Musical Premieres#2
Posted: 10/15/08 at 2:51pm
Depends. Do you mean West End or Fringe? Fringe venues organise their own, West End usually pass it off to one of the PR or marketing firms.
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re: Theatre/Musical Premieres#2
Posted: 10/15/08 at 2:54pm
Do you know any PR or marketing firms situated in London that are responsible for West End Premieres? re: Theatre/Musical Premieres

thanx.
Updated On: 10/15/08 at 02:54 PM
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re: Theatre/Musical Premieres#3
Posted: 10/16/08 at 4:49am
As exedore points out, it's usually the show's marketing fellas who sort out press nights for West End shows; at least that's who sends the invites out. Dewynters and AKA are the ones I deal with mostly, but a simple way is to check out a show's website or even flyers if you're looking for a specific show.

Out of interest, why do you ask?
Updated On: 10/16/08 at 04:49 AM
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re: Theatre/Musical Premieres#4
Posted: 10/16/08 at 6:53am
I am currently training as an international events manager in Germany and I am planning on doing an internship at such a company next summer.

That's why I am looking to catch some information on that matter. :)

Thanks for the answers. I will see, what I can get out of that. Any more info? re: Theatre/Musical Premieres
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re: Theatre/Musical Premieres#5
Posted: 10/16/08 at 7:42am
I don't really think a West End press night is too different from any other event an organiser might arrange... venue, entertainment, possibly a sausage roll or two, tell people how to get there. The 'premiere' itself is really just another performance, just sometimes a little earlier than usual. I wouldn't be surprised if all the theatres have their own little bit of red carpet in a cupboard somewhere to whack out on the pavement at such events.

Good luck with it all though re: Theatre/Musical Premieres
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re: Theatre/Musical Premieres#6
Posted: 10/16/08 at 7:57am
*lol* thanx for that statement. I am already working in the "theater business", so there's some things that I am alread familiar with. I was just curious.

I am rather looking for a way to stay in London for a bit longer that one weekend. :) And I haven't found any interesting companies yet. I'll see... thanks for that info, anyways.... re: Theatre/Musical Premieres
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re: Theatre/Musical Premieres#7
Posted: 10/16/08 at 8:31am
Dewynters are really lovely people.
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re: Theatre/Musical Premieres#8
Posted: 10/16/08 at 8:43am
I used to work for Dewynters! Thats when they became nice people! lol
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re: Theatre/Musical Premieres#9
Posted: 10/16/08 at 9:52am
"Nice" maybe.

"Helpful" is another question.
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re: Theatre/Musical Premieres#10
Posted: 10/16/08 at 10:26am
lol