Newsies Coming To London?!?
Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:35 PM
Reading a synopsis of Newsies, it really doesn't seem like the type of show families with decide to go see. It's not very colourful, it doesn't have an easily transferable plot (even historical, it's not a topic that gets mentioned much) and it's quite old fashioned looking (not very snappy, heavy on the dance breaks and very musical theatre songs).
If you look at what are currently the big sellers, you can pretty much work out what people are willing to spend their money on. Film transfers and recognisable music. Newsies is more the type of thing that's successful during a short run at somewhere like the Finborough.
The critics will love it, but I suspect after six months the houses will start to look a bit empty and things will be heavily discounted.
Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:42 PM
I do think they need a strong cast especially for the role of Jack Kelly. Jeremy Jordan was excellent but I think due to commitments to Smash, he would be unlikely to come over.
Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:24 PM
Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:50 PM
Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:01 PM
No, but it can sell on a Disney association!
Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:46 PM
I like an Alan Menken show as much as the next human being, but we simply are not aware of the film here... whereas it's a HUGE movie for Disney renaissance market (the same kids who grew up with Little Mermaid and Beauty). Schools weren't staging illegal productions here like they were all over the US.
Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:52 PM
Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:33 PM
I think Tarzan would have lasted longer on Broadway had they gone with the Dutch/German production in the first place but a theatre wasn't available so they adapted it for the smaller Richard Rodgers. The international version has had much more success.
Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:28 PM
Disney and ATG
A partnership in heaven
A musical about starving exploited deprived poor people
( pls note irony before you respond)
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