And what on Earth is Simon (***) Cowell doing muscling in on anything to do with musical theatre? He has never been anything but derisive of it, although that wouldn't stop him exploiting it (or anything) if he thought it was going to make him more money.
I think the developments in the XFactor musical thread should answer that question.
I don't understand this thread. All the guys mentioned above are doing their jobs and we pay to see em do it. Who else do you want on the stage? Of course if they are known to be good, their shows will sell well. Same with plumbers. If they plumb well, they get well known and much in demand.
But people don't get excited when lots of great plumbers are all fixing pipes in the same city at the same time
Do a free gig then, I realise it would be a logistical nightmare and it's the sort of stupid fanboy suggestion that would never happen but I do think she would get a lot of good PR out of a bad situation if she did.
So in the wake of his autotune nightmare and Matilda opening on broadway I've seen a lot of press about Minchin. In everything at the minute he seems to say his focus is on theatre which is great news as far as I'm concerned, he say's he is working on an adaptation of a film, does anyone know what this could be? Also he is writing an animated musical as he thinks we are due another Lion King or Aladdin. He also says he want's to write a musical based on an idea he's had for ages;
“It’s about fate and destiny – it’s star-crossed lovers with some gods. It’s very Greek, actually, but it’s going to be very modern and weird and it’s the coming together of many strands – kind of almost Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels... it’s an explosion of butterfly-wing flaps mucking it up for lovers. It’s a bit Sondheim-style, and what’s interesting about the couple is that they don’t meet until the very, very end. They keep missing each other but we know from the beginning that they’re destined for one another. So it’s as though Romeo and Juliet didn’t meet until the moment of the poison.”
I think that sounds cool in a Jason Robert Brown kind of a way. Anyway I thought I'd open a thread to discuss his projects in case anyone has any extra knowledge. I think he is going to be (maybe already is) the next massive thing in musical theatre, like a universally popular Sondheim.
Anyone know if they do day seats? Looking at the website there are plenty of tickets available so if I could pay a tenner or so I would otherwise ill just hold tight and pray it papers. I know I'm a terrible person, but I'm skint!