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#1 dannyboyjohnson

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:22 AM

Could Spiderman open at the London Palladium in 2014? It has run from November 28, 2010 in New York, meaning that this November, it will have run three years this coming November. Could this not run in London successfully??

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:00 AM

It hasnt been successful in NYC yet, its yet to turn a profit.  The huge initial set up of the show, plus all the legal issues have meant it will be 8 years + before it turns a profit (based on selling out for those whole 8 years).  X Factor goes into the Palladium in 2014.

If amnywhere it would be better at Dominion or Drury Lane but I somehow doubt it will transfer.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:55 AM

The Dominion is likely, Drury Lane has Charlie this year and I have a feeling it will be a successful run at Drury Lane

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:58 PM

its sooooo bad, I think British audiences are less forgiving when it comes to things like this, I don't think it would last.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:02 PM

I think it has potential to last... it would need serious re-working to make it perfect. But the sheer spectacle would keep it going for a while, British audiences do enjoy a good, old spectacle of a performance

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

Last I heard the producers were going to do an arena tour if it instead. Though I think it will sit in development hell for a while, like Memphis.

I'm seeing it next week in NYC, due to being a comic book nerd. And wanting to see the most expensive Broadway musical ever.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:25 PM

If Lord of the Rings cant last (which was amazing) this wouldnt.  An arena tour is a much better idea.

It cant just keep going for ' a while' to make any money it needs to run for 8-10 years at full price.

#8 mystifyre

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:28 PM

I could see this styel of musical - one that is technically demanding and requires a large theatre - would fair better with an arena tour instead. It's hard to predict if this were to transfer if it would be much of a success here.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:55 PM

When I saw this last November, the ad campaign was very focussed on its "only on Broadway, only in New York" tagline. Which would indicate that any plans to take it elsewhere might not be forthcoming.

#10 Rooster Byron

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:44 PM

I heard the producers are aiming for a wolrd wide arena tour...




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