The Book Of MormonPrince of Wales Theatre
Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:30 AM
Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:45 AM
I've never heard of Jerry Springer The Musical, but the protests for Jerry Springer The Opera only occurred when it was aired on TV. I don't think there will be protests in the West End about it. The UK are a lot more open about this sort of thing than the US... and there were no protests there on Broadway... only praise! Let's hope the same scenario plays out here.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:48 AM
There won't be a law to ban it, that's being a bit hyperbolic.
I don't think there'll be protests as such, but I struggle to see how it will find a big enough audience to keep going. It took Avenue Q a while to catch on here and I personally don't find that particularly offensive, whereas I do find some of the lyrics in BoM offensive. BoM's problem is that its subject matter could polarise audiences, whereas Avenue Q can easily advertise itself as Sesame Street for adults and that works.
I think the real problem has already been pointed out though - Hair and Spring Awakening both haven't been successful here recently, so what makes BoM (which in my mind is more controversial than Spring Awakening, though not by much) likely to be any different? Broadway success is irrelevant - Legally Blonde flopped on Broadway but has been a hit here - and a comparison to Wicked is also irrelevant as Wicked doesn't even run the risk of offending anyone and can run advertising off the connection to the Wizard of Oz, which I'd say almost everyone knows of even if they haven't seen the movie.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:39 AM
Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:37 PM
Actually there were protests when it was on your. However when it was on tour there were protests at the theatres. I had friends in the cast who confirms so. Never stopped a show going on but many venue had protests and people handing out leaflets about how bad it was.
I guess Jesus in a nappy was everyone's cup tea.
In my opinion though, if you don't like it don't go. Don't ruin it for the others who do.
Of course it will be huge. Curiosity alone will propell it to self sustaining.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:45 PM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:22 AM
Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:51 AM
hugo harold harrison should play elder price
jon robyns Elder McKinley
Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:32 PM
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