2007

2007 brought with it a further lot of celebrity castings on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as a host of new musicals. On Broadway the themes were far from serious and lighthearted musicals stormed the stages. In London, the most expensive musical ever made opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, but sadly was not the success the producers had hoped.

 

 

2007 on Broadway

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2007 on Broadway

Over on Broadway 2007 was once again another bountiful season with over 12.3 million tickets sold. Shows grossed on average 8% more than the previous year, and with 35 new shows opening, among them some brand new musicals and some celebrity revivals, it wasn’t hard to see why. One reason for this however may have been that Producers of the hit musical Jersey Boys finally pushed up their top price (non premium) seats to a staggering $120. The show continued to play to capacity audiences and added a Grammy Award for Best Show Album to its...

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2007 West End

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2007 West End

  2007 was an interesting year for London Theatre. After the ‘success’ of the previous years’ reality TV casting, Producers widened their search criteria further – the first without much success and the second, backed once again by The Lord, finding a genuine West End gem. Whilst the annual revival of Grease searched for a new Sandy and Danny to open at the Piccadilly Theatre, BBC came back with another cleverly titled talent search, ‘Any Dream Will Do’ with the aim to this time find a Joseph for a new revival at the Adelphi...

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2007 Awards

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2007 Awards

Spring Awakening was the big winner at the 2007 Tony Awards Ceremony, racking up 11 nominations and taking home 8 awards. The Coast of Utopia was nominated in 10 categories, winning 7 awards but Grey Gardens won only 3 from a possible 10 nominations. In London Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park With George won best Revival as well as awards for the two leads, paving the way from a successful run in New York. The Tony Awards had no host this year, instead the ceremony was emceed by the presenters, which included Angela Lansbury, Kevin Spacey...

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