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#271623 9 To 5 The Musical - West End

Posted Jamiem on 06 July 2013 - 12:06 PM

View PostTitan, on 06 July 2013 - 11:41 AM, said:

because ive been in and also seen many of these audiences and the vast majority (as you said in your very own post) are getting what they wanted and paid for...a good nights entertainment. plus if people werent enjoying it shows wouldnt last, they wouldnt return to venues ans continue to sell out, many people repeat business.

also these touring shows are between £30 to 40 so not west end prices. its only the big west end shows that are in the £50 bracket. and even that is lower than west end where top price is now as good as £70. plus you save all the extras that a trip to london costs.

Very very few shows sell out
Shows return in the main because there is a shortage of shows, hence the 'road' problem in America
Your assumption of an audiences 'enjoyment' is based on you visiting one performance every week? many on the south coast if I remember rightly, - its v different in other areas of the country and I don't see how that allows a general assumption that the majority of people are enjoying them

DD is charging tops of £70 in lots of touring theatres - trust me you wouldn't want to be producing shows either side of DD as audiences can't afford then to see as many shows as they could - there is only so much money to go round- and that's getting less

#271607 9 To 5 The Musical - West End

Posted Jamiem on 06 July 2013 - 06:25 AM

View Postdjp, on 06 July 2013 - 02:26 AM, said:

Its got a stronger cast and stronger songs than a lot of whats in the West End. There's shows already there   for those who want musicals with expensive special effects and no great singers or songs. . The problem of producers producing smaller scale productions than they might have a couple of years ago isn't limited to the touring market either.

The touring theatres (esp ATG)  do want cheap cheap musicals that will play one week, Danny more or less after touring avenue q realised this and he is moving away from touring plays and more in to touring one week musicals

#271569 Once London

Posted Jamiem on 05 July 2013 - 07:58 PM

View PostJon, on 04 July 2013 - 01:41 PM, said:

Curious Incident is booking until October next year but that's selling really well, most shows seem to be booking until Spring or Summer, Charlie extended to May 2014 but they were only booking until November before the extension while Billy Elliot is booking until June 2014 but both shows have children in it so they need to gauge tickets sales before they start auditioning or plan to wind down the show.

Some shows tend to have long closing periods while for some it can be merely two weeks, I guess it depends on the producers.

More likely the theatre owner!

#271119 The Pajama Game

Posted Jamiem on 02 July 2013 - 04:50 AM

View PostJon, on 01 July 2013 - 10:09 PM, said:

Some shows like Spring Awakening had 20-30 producers, on Broadway that's not uncommon. It's rare to have shows produced by just 1-2 producers. Even Book of Mormon and Wicked had 5 or so producers.

Jon they aren't real producers, they are investors who have put in a significant amount of money in order to get billing and call them selves producers
The title 'producer'  is bandied round endlessly and incorrctly and most people in pj's bar and grill claim they are one

#271029 Cabaret Starring Will Young - 2013 Uk Tour

Posted Jamiem on 01 July 2013 - 03:28 PM

View PostDrP, on 01 July 2013 - 03:01 PM, said:

what were the main changes between the run with Anna Maxwell Martin and the Savoy and then tours?

Bill added bits from an agatha christie set

#271010 Would Dreamgirls Or The Life Work In The West End?

Posted Jamiem on 01 July 2013 - 02:02 PM

View Postsam22, on 01 July 2013 - 12:09 PM, said:

I don't think just because something flopped on Broadway it necessarily will flop here, I think it does depend on a huge amount of factors which is why Broadway and the West End don't have the exact same shows running for the same length of time. Just reading this article about Broadway hits that failed here which I though was quite interesting


Shows close quicker on broadway cause they don't tolerate the dross we do

#269961 Miss Saigon Revival Is Happening

Posted Jamiem on 23 June 2013 - 08:12 PM

View Postjamescrispy94, on 23 June 2013 - 12:45 PM, said:

Could add Russell Grant to that list.
Wouldn't make it in to the helicopter

#269337 Ghost On Tour 2013 Thread

Posted Jamiem on 18 June 2013 - 08:38 PM

View PostDeNada, on 18 June 2013 - 08:11 PM, said:

The moral of the story is:

i) Be careful of letting Colin Ingram produce anything (he's a one-man operation now, poor man - his long-time general manager seems to have left him judging by his website)
ii) Don't overdesign a show to cover up flaws in the text
iii) If you do overdesign your show, strip it back a bit when it goes on tour so it's actually viable...

I look forward to the inevitable future mounting at the Union in 20 years' time with a cast of five, an orchestra of four and no set.  I wonder how the show will hold up without the neon bells and whistles?
It'll just be a ghost

#262532 Scrooge 2013/4 Tommy Steel

Posted Jamiem on 20 April 2013 - 02:53 AM

View PostShowstopper, on 20 April 2013 - 12:01 AM, said:

It's tommys tenth year!!!

Tommy died two years ago and nobodies noticed

#253387 Oliver Thornton Donning The Fishnets Again...........new Frank N Furter?

Posted Jamiem on 31 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

View Posttommo2k, on 31 January 2013 - 09:13 PM, said:

Fair point! I think Oliver would be underused as Rocky!?
But he's overused as frank

#252228 Woman In White Chocolate Factory

Posted Jamiem on 19 January 2013 - 07:33 PM

Maria Friedman to direct

#251582 Barnum

Posted Jamiem on 11 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

View Postwickedgrin, on 11 January 2013 - 01:26 PM, said:

As I have said before Chichester have such a good reputation with musicals at the moment that any show there does not need a "star" name to carry it. So as long as it is a great production it should do well.
The star will be the tent
That's what will sell it out down there

#250116 Cabaret

Posted Jamiem on 26 December 2012 - 09:04 PM

View Postap156, on 26 December 2012 - 08:35 PM, said:

We saw this back in November, like you thought Will Young was superb and think he was well cast!
He might have been better as Sally

#246663 Singin' In The Rain - West End 2012

Posted Jamiem on 26 November 2012 - 04:35 AM

View PostJon, on 26 November 2012 - 04:13 AM, said:

When is The Commitments looking to open? Would have thought Nimax would want a steady hit for the Palace for the time being rather than take a new musical.
Miss Burns inherited a deal, handshake or other from Andre Ptxsnxskisss, it's still a deal (pls tell her) that the Committments will open after Singin

#246660 Singin' In The Rain - West End 2012

Posted Jamiem on 26 November 2012 - 03:01 AM

So Adam is signed thru August
That could be its end
Commitments is committed
But hey it's Nica

A new Don?

Has it recouped?
It's stage ents
Does it matter