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In Topic: West End Producer

01 April 2014 - 09:49 AM

I betcha that come April 2, the WEP will be back to his old tricks :)

In Topic: Phantom Cast Change

04 July 2013 - 05:42 PM

Whoever it is, he has to look good in that tight costume.

In Topic: Stephen Ward - The Musical

12 June 2013 - 07:04 AM

View PostJamiem, on 06 June 2013 - 08:37 PM, said:

It's sydmonton this weekend
Interesting who hasn't been invited?

OK----who hasn't been invited?

In Topic: Stephen Ward - The Musical

31 May 2013 - 10:41 AM

View PostCoggit, on 30 May 2013 - 02:28 PM, said:

To be fair, the majority of the songs in LND are pretty strong. The problem was he used London as a guinea pig. In AUS and Denmark, LND has been hugely successful. He gave us an uncompleted version. It wasn't "dark" enough (and I don't think the aus version was either, but apparently the DK version was even darker!). The pictures look pretty... awesome. http://broadwayworld...R-DIES-20130410

Look at that mask!

However much tinkering they do with the tone and the staging, it still has the same lame, over-melodramatic story (as opposed to well-crafted melodrama) and distorted characters.
There is supposed to be a UK tour next year so we'll see if the audiences in the smaller cities like the worked and reworked version as much as the Aussies and the Danes apparently did. If it does well enough, they might bring it back to London for another try.
There's also a concert version in Vienna---eight performances---next October, more emphasis on the singing and less on the drama.