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Would Dreamgirls Or The Life Work In The West End?

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#1 Halpster

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:19 PM

I know there have been a few near misses even up to the poster going up at the Prince Of Wales for the European Tour...plus for the Life A full page advert in the Standard .....would these shows still stand today?

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:56 PM

The Life was supposed to be coming to London at some point?

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:57 PM

yep about six months after it opened on broadway there was a full page advert saying it was to open at the Prince of Wales and gossip that Geri Halliwell would be appearing in it !
Have to say loved the show on Broadway as was the first Broadway show I ever saw ....

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 05:16 PM

View PostHalpster, on 25 June 2013 - 03:57 PM, said:

yep about six months after it opened on broadway there was a full page advert saying it was to open at the Prince of Wales and gossip that Geri Halliwell would be appearing in it !
Have to say loved the show on Broadway as was the first Broadway show I ever saw ....

That Geri rumour must have been fake, surely? Now I love the woman, but she can't dance and struggles vocally at the best of times (despite being quite vocal!).

I'd like to see Dreamgirls, but I can't see there bring much demand for either show.
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Posted 25 June 2013 - 07:14 PM

Still waiting for dreamgirls

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:07 PM

I could see Dreamgirls doing ok if done at somewhere like the Menier or Southwark, but I don't know if it'd find the audience to sustain a West End run.  I wish it would be done somewhere though, I like the score and quite enjoyed the film, and there would be that and Jennifer Hudson's Oscar to cite for marketing purposes...

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:08 AM

Years ago there was a great idea to do it at Stratford east but the rights controller insisted that the broadway production had to be reproduced even tho most of creatives were dead ( note chorus line....re creating is never as exciting). Great missed opportunity
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Posted 26 June 2013 - 01:35 PM

Are we talking about The Life by Cy Coleman? About nightlife in Times Square? Hmm..wonder who Gerri would have played.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:25 PM

View PostMothers Younger Brother, on 26 June 2013 - 01:35 PM, said:

Are we talking about The Life by Cy Coleman? About nightlife in Times Square? Hmm..wonder who Gerri would have played.
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Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:30 PM

The Life is a weak show, Cy Coleman's worst score, as far as I'm concerned.   He was a musical chameleon, able to adapt his style to any subject.  But this one eluded him.  It flopped on Broadway, why would there be any demand for it here?
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