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Effect a star as on a show!

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Effect a star as on a show!#1
Posted: 3/30/09 at 6:55pm
When Michael Ball is not in Hairspray, the show goes half price at Tkts, when he is back it is business as usual, he must of raked in Millions for the Producers of Hairspray.

Is there any other star who can have the same effect or near effect?
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re: Effect a star as on a show!#2
Posted: 3/30/09 at 6:57pm
Judi Dench
Maggie Smith
Elaine Paige
....list is endless.

Hugh Jackman was such a draw on 'The Boy From Oz' that when he was off for filming commitments and holidays the show simply closed down for those dates.
Updated On: 3/30/09 at 06:57 PM
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re: Effect a star as on a show!#2
Posted: 3/30/09 at 7:09pm
I do not think Elaine Paige is a draw these days, look at Drowsy boring bland mundane tedious Chaperone for example!
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re: Effect a star as on a show!#3
Posted: 3/30/09 at 7:29pm
Did you see Drowsy Chaperone? your description is nothing like what I saw, least of all tedious - it is such a short show!

Elaine Paige wasn't my reason for seeing it but she was good in it.

I have seen Hairspray when Michael Ball was out and it wasn't the same, there were more than a few annoyed people too as it wasn't his normal Monday off.
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re: Effect a star as on a show!#4
Posted: 3/31/09 at 3:31am
I hated Drowsy but Elaine was good in it, but I agree, shes not the draw she once was. Im surprised MB is as big a draw as he is this far into the run (although there are quite alot of 35 offers around for his nights to), he didnt have the same affect in Woman in White did he?
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re: Effect a star as on a show!#5
Posted: 3/31/09 at 5:50am
Because he wore his fat suite on his face in 'Woman In White'!!! Not pretty!
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re: Effect a star as on a show!#6
Posted: 3/31/09 at 7:16am
Are you saying MB in a cross dressing role is more appealing than a fat suit? lol
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re: Effect a star as on a show!#7
Posted: 3/31/09 at 7:23am
Does Barrowman sell tickets?
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re: Effect a star as on a show!#8
Posted: 3/31/09 at 7:24am
Be nice to find out, he has not done anything for so long now.
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re: Effect a star as on a show!#9
Posted: 3/31/09 at 7:34am
He sells panto OK. He hasn't been on stage in a full show for some time.
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re: Effect a star as on a show!#10
Posted: 3/31/09 at 7:47am
Crawford would sell tickets, though he does nothing for me.
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re: Effect a star as on a show!#11
Posted: 3/31/09 at 9:17am
Now theres an over rated 'star'
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re: Effect a star as on a show!#12
Posted: 3/31/09 at 9:37am
Amen to that, Princeton.