Ghost The Musical
Posted 19 August 2012 - 04:42 PM
Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:27 PM
Yeah - they went up... a month ago?
Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:29 AM
Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:38 PM
Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:48 PM
Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:52 PM
Ther pricing structure didn't help either, selling majority of stalls at premium price only worked early on
Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:53 PM
Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:32 PM
I'll be sad to see it go but it really isn't the show it used to be anymore. When the show first opened the cast were brilliant constantly & the effects were flawless. Now unfortunately some of the effects have become a little sloppy (namely the ensemble in black during the Subway train scenes which I could not see any of the first time I saw it, now I see about 5 easily each time I go which completely ruins the illusion).
I do love this cast, but personally I feel that Marks singing is a lot better than his acting, some times I've seen it there just has not been enough emotion in his performance, it's been very samey the whole way through. I do rate his singing though. Siobhan again is good, but her voice just doesn't seem strong enough for the beltier parts of the score & I really do think Rebecca Trehearn is wasted as the understudy.
But in answer to the question, as much as I would love to speculate it would have had a longer run, no, I don't think it would have.
PLAYS: Coriolanus (Donmar Warehouse) x2|King Lear (National Theatre 2014)|Othello (National Theatre 2013) x1|Macbeth (The Globe 2013) x1|The Cripple of Inishmaan x1
Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:37 PM
Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:38 PM
Clearly not as the US show seems to have been the one in most trouble, closed first and seems to have taken the UK show with it despite having the original UK leads. . It looks like the producers wanted to break the US market, failed and lost interest with the show for the return they were getting. Probably nothing to do with the performances, but getting the US market wrong, and possibly because NY audiences will have more problems with the plot, the choice of bad characters, telling stereotypes and religious overtones than London ones.
Not sure the transatlantic transfer works as they think it does. Legally Blonde works here well - but it does so because, as its writers said at its closing show, its humour is very British and we like dogs and understand, and like, jokes about Europeans and Americans. Not at all sure why producers think shows about predominantly US cartoon characters, or US singers, or US films about singers and their bodyguards, with no comedy and no surprise ending, or shows with Mormon in the tile and an association to a TV show that few people here watch, will sell here. i may be very wrong, I may not.
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