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November 19, 2018 at 8:31 am #1202678121
I loved the production of Moulin Rouge. I saw it in Boston when it was here. It has some kinks to work out but it has a lot of potential. Even people that never saw the movie loved the musical production.November 19, 2018 at 8:50 am #1202678134
What about those who did not like the film? What did they think of the stage adaptation?November 19, 2018 at 10:15 am #1202678175
Hope you don’t get too bad a migraine Jeffrey, lol.November 19, 2018 at 10:16 am #1202678176
Trust me, I’m trying to stay away from it as much as I can.November 19, 2018 at 1:21 pm #1202678299
At this point, no petition is going to prevent it from coming to Broadway.November 19, 2018 at 1:51 pm #1202678311
I’ve already been forced to close the petition, so it doesn’t matter now. Though here’s an early prediction I’m already making:
The overall success of Moulin Rouge! will probably be similar to An American in Paris. It’ll likely start out grossing over $1,000,000 a week, though probably won’t do well in the long run. It also probably won’t win any Tony Awards in above-the-line categories.
November 26, 2018 at 8:16 pm #1202682786
- This reply was modified 3 months, 4 weeks ago by Jeffrey Kare.
The Park Avenue Armory has announced their 2019 season lineup. http://www.playbill.com/article/christopher-shinns-judgment-day-a-japanese-influenced-antigone-more-head-to-park-avenue-armoryNovember 26, 2018 at 8:18 pm #1202682788
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in London has announced their summer 2019 lineup. http://www.playbill.com/article/regents-park-open-air-theatre-will-stage-evita-in-2019November 29, 2018 at 8:28 am #1202684974
A stage musical adaptation of the 1996 Academy Award-winning documentary, When We Were Kings, is in the works. A workshop is scheduled for this spring with plans for a full stage production the following year.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/194202/oscar-winning-muhammad-ali-documentary-when-we-were-kings-set-for-stage-musical-adaptation/November 29, 2018 at 1:24 pm #1202685472
Playwright Theresa Rebeck will make her Off-Broadway directorial debut next year with Rob Ackerman’s Dropping Gumballs On Luke Wilson, which will run at A.R.T./New York Theater from June 11-July 6. http://www.playbill.com/article/theresa-rebeck-to-make-off-broadway-directorial-debut-with-new-rob-ackerman-playNovember 30, 2018 at 2:28 pm #1202686230
In honor of the show’s 50th anniversary, a brand new production of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be playing at the London Palladium next summer.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/JOSEPH-AND-THE-AMAZING-TECHNICOLOR-DREAMCOAT-50th-Anniversary-Production-to-Play-London-Palladium-20181129December 7, 2018 at 3:48 pm #1202693708
Two-time Olivier winner Tracie Bennett is set to star as the title character in the very first U.K. revival of Mame.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/194310/odds-ends-tracie-bennett-to-star-in-first-uk-revival-of-mame-more/December 9, 2018 at 5:33 pm #1202695917
Tony nominee Kathryn Erbe will star in Selina Fillinger’s play Something Clean next spring, which will run at the Black Box Theatre from May 30-June 30. http://www.playbill.com/article/kathryn-erbe-to-star-in-something-clean-off-broadwayDecember 18, 2018 at 1:09 pm #1202705361
Encores! Off-Center has just announced programming for the 2019 season of New York City Center’s popular summer musical theater series which concludes the landmark 75th Anniversary Season. The lineup includes an updated version of Nina Fasso & Stephen Schwartz’s Working, Al Carmines & Maria Irene Fornés’ Promenade, and Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman’s Road Show.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/WORKING-A-MUSICAL-PROMENADE-and-ROAD-SHOW-Fill-Encores-Off-Center-2019-Season-20181218?fbclid=IwAR1L5GlmVt0uUpTa58caAy4LRWAO8L6Po96mItunBpJSdh0Uvqt6QKiGIL4December 20, 2018 at 6:45 pm #1202707223
The Broadway hit, Frozen, is apparently in negotiations for a West End transfer sometime in 2020, though no timeline has been revealed yet.
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