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Where do actors eat in London? 3 top restaurants
Where do actors go to eat in London? Not the start of a bad joke, but Showbusinessinsights latest insight…
Slightly Cleaner Rotten Scoundrels? Advertising strategy shift?
The producers of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels appear to be re-positioning the show – emphasising elegance and dance and de-emphasising the comedy. Will this bring greater box office success? And what does this tell us about the state of the West End?
The most bankable star in Hollywood? (You’d never guess!)
Whose movies have made the most money in Hollywood? Tom Hanks? Harrison Ford? Daniel Radcliffe? None of the above. The answer: you would never guess!
Lloyd Webber brings Cats and Evita back to West End
When I Can’t Sing was put out of its misery at the London Palladium and We Will Rock You ended its 12-year residency at the Dominion, two of London’s five largest theatres went dark at the same time for the first time in decades. Continue reading
The most stunning theatre royal boxes in the world
The best seat in the house? Which are the best best seats in the best houses? Showbusinessinsights lifts the lid on the most desirable places to ‘see and be seen’ at the theatre: the Royal/Presidential/Imperial Box.
(Money)Penny Dreadful: the horror show made by James Bond
Viewers of the new Showtime melodrama series Penny Dreadful will have noted former James Bond star Timothy Dalton’s involvement, but did you realise the extraordinary number of 007 connections?
Economic impact of festivals – from Glastonbury to Glyndebourne
As the music festival season gets into full swing, Showbusinessinsights examines the economic impact the festivals have. Music fans travelling to rural locations bring chaos to the local area, but also spend substantial amounts of money. Continue reading
What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s-a-happening! Superstar debacle update
What’s the latest on the Jesus Christ Superstar fiasco? Or as Sir Tim Rice, might have put it, “What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s-a-happening!”
“Why should you want to know? Why are you obsessed with fighting?” – because you are reading this blog and you are nosey. Nothing wrong with that!
But in reality, the promoter could not complete the lyric… “I could give you facts and figures. Even give you plans and forecasts. Even tell you where I’m going.”
Jesus Christ! Superstar arena tour cancelled at last minute
Extraordinary breaking news as the megabucks US arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar was cancelled amid confusion and shock.The production was due to open in New Orleans on 9 June and was scheduled to play arenas across the US over the next two months before ending in Philadelphia on 17 August. With a 50 date tour, more than half a million tickets were available, with a potential gross in the tens of millions of dollars. Continue reading