Review: Wicked with Kerry Ellis

Showbusinessinsights does not usually review shows, but Kerry Ellis’ return to Wicked prompted me to get tickets and watch the show again. I had not seen the show for a few years so was interested to see how it is getting on – in the week that it overtook Me & My Girl to become the 14th longest-running show in the West End.

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How do you solve a problem like an injured Elphaba?

When a show is hit by bad news, how do you react? Crises sort the wheat from the chaff and the inexperienced or timid can be overwhelmed. But the truly successful not only cope with it, but make a virtue of it.

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The Old Vic transformed: CQS Space

The transformation of the Old Vic into a theatre in the round…

“You’ve heard of theatre in the round? You’re looking at the man who invented theatre in the square: nobody had a good seat!” sings Max Bialystock in The Producers.

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels to the Secret Cinema rescue!

News just in…

As the Secret Cinema debacle continues with another cancellation tonight, ticket holders are being offered an alternative.

Rufus Hound appears to have announced on his blog that ticket holders for tonight’s Back To The Future screening can attend Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for no charge.

http://rufushound.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/secret-cinema-folk-some-good-news/

They simply have to turn up to the Savoy Theatre…

A nice gesture from the Scoundrels team – and some positive PR for the show as well. Win-win.

The only question is: what if meaningful numbers of people take them up on the offer? Can they really have that many empty seats on a Friday evening?

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Highest paid Hollywood actors list is out!

Forbes Magazine’s annual Hollywood earnings list is out and last year’s winner has topped the list again…

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