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Biggest Musical Theatre Flops Ever ?!


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#41 DanielWhit

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:59 PM

View PostTitan, on 30 September 2012 - 07:45 PM, said:

Id be more surprised if crazy for you did recoup in such a short time

All it had to do though was pay its running costs and a splash of cash for the new set - there were no creative fees or rehearsal time for cast.

View PostJamiem, on 30 September 2012 - 07:58 PM, said:

Dreamboats.... Who knows really, with a Kenwright show, no investors, no public accounts

You say that as though other companies do keep public accounts that we can all look at and settle these matters once and for all :)

#42 Jamiem

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:05 PM

View PostDanielWhit, on 30 September 2012 - 07:59 PM, said:



All it had to do though was pay its running costs and a splash of cash for the new set - there were no creative fees or rehearsal time for cast.



You say that as though other companies do keep public accounts that we can all look at and settle these matters once and for all :)

Crazy for you, spent ALOT on advertising, that theatre is expensive and it hardly ever covered its weekly running costs

As per 'show accounts'  if you're an investor you get management accounts for the production hence you know the true financial position, in the US all show accounts are available to the public

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:42 PM

Back to what everyone on this thread but Jamiem thinks of as a flop, what was the salsa musical a few years ago where the director resigned half-way through rehearsals?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:38 AM

View Postarmadillo, on 30 September 2012 - 10:42 PM, said:

Back to what everyone on this thread but Jamiem thinks of as a flop, what was the salsa musical a few years ago where the director resigned half-way through rehearsals?
I thought you would have known that armadillo, it was called 'murderous instincts'.  
it was at the Savoy and the director/choreographer a very talented Michael Rooney  didn't resign half way thru, his work permit hadn't been applied for so he had to direct it from Paris!

#45 paplazaroo

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:23 PM

Too close to the sun! Don't forget that corker

#46 Jamiem

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:45 PM

Leonardo at the Novello theatre was financed from bird shit, the island of Nauru whose main income was made from this,  put up 2 million pounds to finance the show that closed in five weeks

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:01 PM

I know Bernadette which was at the Dominion and also Fields of Ambrosia at the Novello were both flops. The Novello had probably had the same number of flops as the Shaftesbury and the Piccadilly. Do certain theatres seem to attract more flops than hits due to their location and size?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:06 PM

Location is important.. And so is advertising..




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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:09 PM

Yes youre right but ultimately if its a great show it should work anywhere

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:07 AM

View PostJamiem, on 01 October 2012 - 09:09 PM, said:

Yes youre right but ultimately if its a great show it should work anywhere

Two words: Spring Awakening (yes, I note the word "should").




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