Oh so they did have the revolve in London already? I always thought they made it for the Broadway production. Thought I read that somewhere but must have imagined it then. Ooops... ^^
Yep, By all accounts the Broadway production has been staged almost exactly as it was in London, with a few little changes. I would imagine that the revolve was re-constructed over in the US rather than dismantled, transported and rebuilt. Potentially by a different company, which could explain why the US revolve seems to breakdown alot more than the UK revolve seemed to.
Post by theatremadness on Aug 15, 2017 22:17:23 GMT
Really sad (but a little unsurprised) to read that this will close on Broadway on Sunday 17th September. An 18-month National Tour has been scheduled for next year and - happily - "details of a London production will be announced soon". Hooray!!!!
Post by jamescrispy94 on Aug 15, 2017 23:01:09 GMT
Of course I can't be too surprised that this has happened, but dammit! After the Bill Murray hype last week as well!
This show - my new favourite musical - doesn't deserve to flop. And it really did deserve some Tony's! But Broadway's loss is London's gain I guess, and I'm glad to hear that it is tourable. I'm kind of hoping they do a Shrek and attempt to recoup by releasing the EPK footage of Andy's performance on DVD.
Well... As Phil sings to Punxsutawney, I guess this show is now singing to Broadway; "Ba-da-ba-ba-ba suck my balls, I'm out!"
Awww man, that is so sad. They deserved a much longer run than this. I was hoping that they would hang on a little longer after Bill Murrays visit... Such a shame...
Well, is there a (very, very tiny) chance of Andy reprising the role in London if it comes back? He won the Olivier after all. So it would be a good promotion to start a long run of the show. If that happens I might have to move to London... ^^'
Shame but why didn't this work? Great Reviews? But Lack of Tonys? But I think the Broadway economics don't work and there are too many hangers on taking little slices of the pie.
There's only a finite amount of money/tickets to go around and this was an unusually busy season with many shows opening. While I am sad for GHD and do think it deserved better, it's a sign that people are more interested in fresh original work these days - even Hamilton aside, the big successes of this season are Dear Evan Hansen und Come from away, both of which are original works and not based on anything.
Yeah, I don't think people are particularly interested in movie adaptations, other than those aimed towards kids and families. Whilst there are exceptions, there's usually a reason for that ie. Waitress brings in a lot of Sara Bareilles fans and she was great at promoting it by making her own album covering the songs and then obviously eventually starring in the show herself. I don't think anyone (or not many anyway) actually goes to that show because they want to see the movie on stage.