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#6121 coddy92

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:37 AM

Booking is now extended to 26th April 2014 for the West End! :D http://www.wickedthe...ws.asp?id=83wkd :)

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:41 PM

Yay! :D

Did anyone see Michelle as Elphaba last night? :)
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:58 PM

Whether they go beyond 2015 will be the interesting one with London, the last I heard (a couple of years ago admittedly) they had a 9 year contract, pending sales, to take Wicked up to 2015 at the Apollo Victoria.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:12 PM

View PostDanielWhit, on 08 February 2013 - 10:58 PM, said:

Whether they go beyond 2015 will be the interesting one with London, the last I heard (a couple of years ago admittedly) they had a 9 year contract, pending sales, to take Wicked up to 2015 at the Apollo Victoria.

I imagine they'll want to get to the 10 year mark, depends on sales really and also if any other upcoming productions are interested in the theatre.

#6125 dannyboyjohnson

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:19 AM

Wicked is gonna run longer than just 10 years... It still sells out most performances and is continually ranked the top musical in London!

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:52 AM

View Postdannyboyjohnson, on 09 February 2013 - 01:19 AM, said:

Wicked is gonna run longer than just 10 years... It still sells out most performances and is continually ranked the top musical in London!

Yeah... it doesn't. It will be here for a few years, I'm with you there, but it hasn't sold out in a long time bar cast changes. 50ish available for each of today's shows, 100+ for Monday.

#6127 Sam4God

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:00 AM

I also believe that Wicked will stay in the West End for at least another 5 years or so. Wicked doesn't need to sell out. The theatre is so big, that even half full, it's still more seats sold than other smaller theatres.
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#6128 FireFingers

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:12 AM

Plus the Apollo Victoria is hardly the most sort after venue in West End theatre (actually it might be the least?) so ATG won't get rid of them without something else lined up unless they really have to.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:23 AM

I wouldn't ever say the AV is not sought after as a venue, but it does like having long runs in there. It will be interesting how sales go when the tour opens.

In any case, we have to say the show is not as popular audience number wise as it was even two or three years ago. Its takings are probably not changing over time though, as individual ticket prices are rising regularly.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:12 AM

wicked does not always sell out! ive sat in a half empty apollo victoria before to see wicked.

and its never been as popular as it is in nyc or as its fans seem to think it is and when they extended for such a long period part of me did wonder. its unlikely to close anytime soon but if the right show comes along wanting that theatre then who knows. i think if wicked had gone into drury lane for example it could have been a different story




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