King Kong - Melbourne
Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:58 PM
Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:05 PM
Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:19 PM
I think they kept in on for two reasons really:
To sell it on to other territories
To keep the theatre for Charlie
Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:27 PM
[West End] Shrek****, The Phantom of the Opera***, Spamalot****,The Phantom of the Opera*****, Viva Forever*, Jersey Boys****, This House***, The Book of Mormon*****, Marinda Sings Live! ***** (Booked for: Stephen Ward, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
[UK Tour] The Phantom of the Opera*****, Rocky Horror Show***, Hairspray****, The 39 Steps**, The Mousetrap***, Starlight Express****, Rocky Horror Show****
Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:45 PM
Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:55 PM
RoA on Broadway still hasn't recouped despite running more than 4 years. Shrek is a surprise considering it was scaled down from the original Broadway production, I would have it would have recouped by the time it had closed but the UK tour will be successful.
Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:34 AM
Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:42 AM
The London Production was based on the US tour and I imagine it'll probably look the same when it does tour in the UK,
Posted 07 July 2013 - 06:18 AM
I haven't looked into production costs for quite a while, but I have some figures to hand from a musical in 2000 and the estimates for two different sizes of theatre were:
1300 seats: break even at 36%; recoup in 7 weeks at 80%, 11 weeks at 60%.
990 seats: break even at 52%; recoup in 14 weeks at 80%, 31 weeks at 60%.
If a show can run for a couple of years with good audiences and not recoup then it must have been stupidly expensive to set up, stupidly expensive to run, or both. That seems to be the style these days, with shows actually boasting about how massively costly they are as if it was a sign of quality. If your business plan requires a hundred weeks or more to recoupment and you fail then frankly it bloody serves you right.
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