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#11 Titan

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:35 AM

Its an older kids show and adults love it to. Its a risk, but its also quite small scale and the West End is lacking the big broadway style dance show at the moment.

Its not an obvious choice but you never can tell what will and wont succeed

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:36 AM

Yeah I guess so, we will see :)

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:07 PM

Don't forget Pajama Game is waiting for a theatre for early 2014.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:16 PM

It'll be interesting who they get for the role of Jack Kelly because I saw Jeremy Jordan and he pulled it off really well, I wouldn't be surprised if he reprises the role,

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:25 PM

View Postmrtheatre123, on 27 June 2013 - 08:20 AM, said:

Sounds very possible. The west end has some fantastic dancers but.
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2. Not as many or the standard of broadway

Is that actually the case? The idea that only Broadway can really do dance justice has been kicking around for decades, but isn't it just one of those things that people repeat without there being a shred of evidence to back it up? Back in 1981 one of the criticisms of Cats before it opened was that British dancers weren't good enough for the task - a matter of "stupid Lloyd Webber, thinking he can do a dance musical with British dancers" - and it was expected to fail as a result, and we all know how that turned out. On the rare occasions I've seen Broadway casts in the UK I've never found them to be any better than the locals.
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Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:52 PM

cats is a more diverse cast. Newsies is all guys with a certain look, not camp and who can do old school broadway. its a much narrower pool.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:15 PM

The open call for Newsies looked to me like a show put on so that the producers can say they tried casting British, and have found a few, but need to bring over Americans for key roles.




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