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#11 wickedgrin

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:19 AM

With Chichesters excellent reputation with musicals recently I don't think Barnum will need a major name in the title role for the show to be a success. Singing in the Rain is a huge hit without big names for example. Plus it does not have to be the huge show it was originally at the London Palladium with Michael Crawford, but a more scaled down version like the recent revival of La Cage Aux Folles so smaller theatres could house it such as the Savoy. Or even a big top in a London park as the show at Chichester will be housed in a tent as the main theatre is being refurbished.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:28 AM

singin in the rain is a much better known product with songs well known and loved in the wider public concious, Barnum is not

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

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so smaller theatres could house it such as the Savoy

or the Piccadilly. They may need a new tenant by next summer.

#14 Jon

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:38 PM

I think they'll need a biggish theatre so I think it will go into the Palladium. Douglas Hodge was considered but he took on the role of Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:03 PM

It was rumoured for the Prince Edward back when John Barrowman was in talks for the lead role. Is the Piccadilly that much smaller?

#16 Jon

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:18 PM

The Piccadilly is smaller capacity wise with 1200 seats but the stage is on par with most midsized theatres.

#17 Minsky

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:13 PM

I think Dean Chisnall would smash it.
He finishes in Shrek at the end of February, so the timing is right.

#18 MrBarnaby

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:37 PM

Everyone offered the lead has turned it down !
I'm not convinced it will sell at all if I'm honest. After Cirque Du Soleil, the tricks will have to be pretty amazing

#19 xanderl

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:13 PM

View PostTitan, on 14 December 2012 - 09:15 AM, said:

Well there is talk it will finish after season 8

I guess we can now rule out NPH -

http://www.digitalsp...nth-season.html
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#20 paplazaroo

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:06 PM

Has anyone thought about Seth Macfarlane? He would be Amazing! Maybe too big/busy to do it though




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