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Chichester & West End 2013

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#1 paultheatre

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:03 AM

Tim Sheader directing (with Liam Steel: Movement/Choreography)

Summer in Chichester, then West End

#2 Titan

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:27 AM

they will need a name for this or i dont see it selling. wonder what theatre, if cameron is still involved none of his are free. id guess victoria palace or the palace

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:54 AM

Cameron is probably involved - as he's been re-writing it and interfering, as he loves to do.

It's long been the case that Neil Patrick Harris has been Cameron's (wise) choice for someone to play Barnum.  

Will be interesting to see if the show happens at all, as Cameron's been trying for about 10 years to get this off the ground.
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#4 popcultureboy

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:32 AM

I think this was rumoured for the Palladium, after Chorus Line finishes, but that has recently extended its limited run. Admittedly that means nothing and it can always un-extend it, but still. The extension seemed to indicate that Barnum was no longer aiming for there. Is there anywhere else it could feasibly go?

#5 Titan

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:50 AM

Considering how poorly its selling the Palladium could well be free.

Not sure Neil Patrick Harris is a big enough name in the UK. HIMYM isn't as huge here and on E4 which is a totally different market.

#6 xanderl

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:01 AM

Also he is presumably committed to HIMYM for a large portion of the year, so wouldn't be available for Chichester + West End?
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#7 Titan

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:15 AM

Well there is talk it will finish after season 8

#8 ABowlerHat

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:25 AM

Please not The Palace! I do not wish for the current tenant to leave!

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:47 AM

no i agree

i see hugh jackman has a musical version of barnums life listed on imdb as a future movie project

#10 xanderl

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:06 AM

John Barrowman struck me as a possibility, and a quick google shows he was supposedly Cameron Macintosh's other choice of lead in 2008. He strikes me as more likely than Harris due to his higher UK profile and lack of ongoing commitments at the moment
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