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#297417 Phantom Cast Change

Posted Coggit on 20 March 2014 - 06:09 PM

Norm Lewis has been confirmed as the next Broadway Phantom. Making him the 2nd black actor to play the role.

and I'm very jealous. I've been wanting Norm to perform the role for years. Just wish it was in London!

#296928 Moulin Rouge At The O2

Posted Coggit on 16 March 2014 - 09:40 PM

View PostKevinUK, on 16 March 2014 - 07:45 PM, said:

This obviously hasn't happened, but does anyone know what did happen/ might yet happen? I'm really surprised it hasn't appeared on stage one way or another yet.

it did! There was a German-language production with the amazing Jesper Tydén<3

#295344 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Coggit on 06 March 2014 - 10:59 AM

View PostAlthea, on 06 March 2014 - 10:55 AM, said:

Agree with everything you say KevinUK!  How do you do the spoiler box thing?  So many things I wanted to say - giant fly..etc....but didn't want to drop big spoilers for those going.


#295305 X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

Posted Coggit on 06 March 2014 - 09:08 AM

View PostMrBarnaby, on 06 March 2014 - 08:01 AM, said:

Thanks mrs Lovett... That just emphasises what I said...

Well, not really. You said "They haven't sold enough tickets". - Enough being the key word, implying that sales were poor. If Mrs Lovett is correct and tickets were never on sale, then there were never any tickets to sell.

#293343 Forum Members Singing

Posted Coggit on 18 February 2014 - 01:25 PM

View PostPharaoh, on 18 February 2014 - 10:04 AM, said:

My cover of (I'm Not) Getting Married Today from Company:

Oh my God. I am crying.

#292956 2014 Who Will Not Make It Through The Year

Posted Coggit on 14 February 2014 - 06:39 PM

View Postseanmcdona, on 12 February 2014 - 09:51 PM, said:

The bottom line is one show closes and another one opens shortly afterwards, yes, if a show closes people will lose jobs but another group of people will then become employed who were unemployed prior to that! It's just a cycle.

BIB: This is part of working in theatre. This is the lifestyle the actors choose. Sorry, but I'm not bothered in the slightest when a show I dislike closes. On the contrary, I'm usually happy because it means a new show can open in its place. I'd rather each show have a limited run and we get a great variety in the West End than be stuck with the same 20 things because we don't want people to lose their jobs...

#291448 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The Spoiler Thread

Posted Coggit on 02 February 2014 - 01:48 AM

View PostMrBarnaby, on 28 January 2014 - 11:27 PM, said:

60% at a Drury lane is most other west end theatres completely sold out.

Completely irrelevant. Larger venue means more staff, which means more cost. Larger venues also cost more than smaller venues. Performing to 60% capacity means less money, which means less profit.

#291447 'Lion King' Madness!!!

Posted Coggit on 02 February 2014 - 01:45 AM

View Postrichard2711, on 28 January 2014 - 04:44 PM, said:

It does show ita popularity but having seen it in Birmingham, I can't see why. I really didn't enjoy it and didn't think it justified the high ticket prices. I have never seen it in London but I am told it is much better there.

Thank God someone agrees with me! The Lion King is the most boring thing I've ever seen in my life. I honestly do not understand it's popularity.

#288476 Bad Behaviour At A Show

Posted Coggit on 05 January 2014 - 01:07 AM

View Postarmadillo, on 03 January 2014 - 03:01 PM, said:

It's always amusing if you're in the front row to see the orchestra eating sandwiches and doing crosswords. I always very sorry for the bands that are on view and have to actually watch the show every night.

I always wonder how they do it... like, at least if you're in the show then you can spice it up every night - you can make subtle differences or portray the character in a different way. if you're in the orchestra it is the same every. single. night. I'd go nuts!

Best thing ever happened at the cinema tonight. Watching The Marked Ones and the people infront of us kept texting (not even on silent, so you heard every single time he got a text). He dropped his phone and cracked the screen! I have to say, it made me really happy when the left the screen practically in tears... eventually was able to enjoy the movie.

#287455 Shrek The Musical Dvd

Posted Coggit on 21 December 2013 - 01:32 AM

View PostWarmington, on 20 December 2013 - 04:53 PM, said:

I think you mean the Ballad of Farquaad which was set in a gym in the WE version with Farquaad and Thelonius knight.

yes, with perhaps the best bit of theatre in a while when they sing "I feel pretty, I so pretty... I feel pretty and witty and g...", and then the guards come in (and Farquaad and the knight are about to kiss).

The evening that I saw it, I found the staging of that bit hilarious... it seems no one else in the circle had seen west side story and no one else even remotely found it funny. I must have looked like a crazy person :rolleyes:

#283035 Spamalot To Playhouse

Posted Coggit on 05 November 2013 - 11:54 AM

I imagine the celebrities they've got in it help a lot.

TV Presenters Dick and Dom (CBBC) have been confirmed as King Arthur and Patsy from Christmas. I'm unsure which way around. I wonder how Michael Burgen feels about this... I'm sure it's in his contract, but this is the 2nd time he'll be replaced as Patsy for a celebrity to take the role, for him to only come back once they leave... Must be pretty annoying/deflating for any west end actor to lose a part to someone JUST because they're famous, nevermind being removed from the show you're in every few weeks to make room for new celebrities.

#279967 Shrek Uk Tour 2014

Posted Coggit on 07 October 2013 - 08:51 AM

Dean Chisnall has been announced as Shrek in the tour.

#279463 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The Spoiler Thread

Posted Coggit on 01 October 2013 - 07:07 AM

View PostMrBarnaby, on 01 October 2013 - 06:52 AM, said:

Your clueless. Charlie sells out at weekends... Every show struggles in September , then picks up in October .
Shrek was discounting from the beginning of the run, Charlie is obviously selling sufficiently enough that they don't need to.

The irony that you call me clueless, all whilst typing "your" :rolleyes:  Can't make this up!

#279455 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The Spoiler Thread

Posted Coggit on 01 October 2013 - 03:02 AM

View PostMrBarnaby, on 30 September 2013 - 08:56 PM, said:

You didn't see Shrek then!

God, you're tiresome. Shrek, at the 100 show mark would of been near selling out on weekends. The fact that seat sales aren't great - even midweek, for a new show like Charlie isn't a good sign. Shrek ran for 715 performance, and after just 100 performance, Charlie is already struggling midweek. Hell, even Viva Forever opened the grand circle on weekends.

#277918 Phantom Cast Change

Posted Coggit on 12 September 2013 - 11:29 AM

View Postcraftymiss, on 12 September 2013 - 08:03 AM, said:

I'm seeing it 9th Oct but I'm sure someone will see it before then. I have heard good things about Geronimo and even heard his MOTN on Tumblr and he really does sound good, he's more of an Owen-Jones than Lovett/Joback Phantom, so perhaps not to some people's taste. I was never really happy with his JVJ mainly due to his accent but from the little I've heard he seems to have lost it for Phantom. I want to see what his acting is like before I give my full opinion.

Big issue with a role like JvJ for people without English as a first language, is that there are a lot of words per minute, and some songs are very fast paced. I imagine it's difficult for a native speaker to keep up, nevermind a non-native.