2005

  New musicals burst onto the stage in both America and the UK, as Broadway welcomed the first musical every to be ‘lovingly ripped off’ a Monty Python film. Oprah Winfrey tried her hand at producing, whilst in London, Elton John turned a modern movie into a classic musical.

 

 

2005 on Broadway

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2005 on Broadway

After last season’s strong battle for the Tony Award, a host of new musicals arrived for the 2005 Broadway Season which would once again change and develop the face of theatre over the decade. The biggest hit of the year came in an unusual form as Monty Python’s Spamalot hit the stage, opening officially on March 17. The show gathered such momentum during previews that most performances were sold out, giving the show much hype and a fantastic advance, the highest in Broadway history at over $18million. The show described itself as being...

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2005 West End

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2005 West End

The 7th July terrorist bombings affected the London Theatre Industry in a similar way to the attacks on New York four years previously. Occurring in the height of summer and in popular hentai porn tourist destinations, many were put off coming to the capital. Considered to be the lifeblood of London theatre during these months, tourist numbers decreased, having a detrimental affect on smaller shows. The bombings themselves stopped West End shows for the first time since the Blitz, as theatres dimmed their lights and had a dark night, reopening again the...

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2005 Awards

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2005 Awards

After such a succefull year for certain shows in both London and New York, the awards came as no surprise for many with The History Boys taking home the top prizes at the Olivier Awards and Spamalot winning at the Tonys. Awards in the performance and production categories were evenly spread, as Nathan Lane was rewarded once again for his star turn in the West End transfer of The Producers. Hugh Jackman hosted the Tony Award ceremony once again, with Bernadette Peters opening the show, followed by a video montage of the season’s biggest...

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