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(NYPost)   New $12 million Broadway musical cancelled due to: A) an actor's strike. B) a musician's strike. C) an email   (nypost.com) divider line 20
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2012-10-01 10:45:14 AM  
"Springtime for Hitler" was never really going to be a smash hit, anyway.
 
2012-10-01 11:22:19 AM  
Alfred Hitchcock made a good movie of this already which is available in its entirety on Youtube; Rebecca

// Surprised that a film from 1940 would be out of copyright but according to wikipedia, British copyrights were only 50 years. and then things got all fouled up.
 
2012-10-01 12:13:01 PM  
They could put Seussical back on.
 
2012-10-01 12:17:03 PM  
lots of backstabbing on broadway.
 
2012-10-01 12:17:33 PM  
Time to revive Damned Yankees... again
 
2012-10-01 12:18:40 PM  
ZOMBIE BABE RUTH AND VAMPIRE FATTY ARBUCKLE CRAVE SLUTZ
 
2012-10-01 12:52:49 PM  
I have seen the show (in German) and it's pretty good. It would suck if people did not get a chance to see it on Broadway. The whole stage burns to the ground at the end and who watching a Broadway Musical hasn't wanted to see that?

BalugaJoe: lots of backstabbing on broadway.


People can be catty as hell but actively trying to destroy a rival's project is pretty unheard of. There is little to gain by it. The only real reason I could see for it would be if you have a show second in line for a particular theater and want them out of the way. But, even if that's the case it still seems unlikely anyone would go that far.

This is making the news because the whole thing is so odd and unprecedented.
 
2012-10-01 01:10:23 PM  
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"Gosh, a $12 million dollar Broadway play based on my rise to stardom!"
 
2012-10-01 01:54:52 PM  

notmtwain: Alfred Hitchcock made a good movie of this already which is available in its entirety on Youtube; Rebecca

// Surprised that a film from 1940 would be out of copyright but according to wikipedia, British copyrights were only 50 years. and then things got all fouled up.


Rebecca is an American film, actually, his first one for Hollywood. It was produced by David O. Selznick, best known for Gone With The Wind. To the best of my knowledge, the film is not in the public domain. It is still held by American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., aka Paramount.

Anyway, excellent film, and the only Hitchcock picture to have won Best Picture. Joan Fontaine gave a fantastic performance in it. The Academy overlooked it, but made up for it by giving her an Oscar for her next Hitchcock film, Suspicion, which I just love. Both she and Cary Grant are great in it.

/loves me some Hitchcock
 
2012-10-01 02:20:03 PM  
Dear beloved,

I am a wealthy producer of music shows and playings but I am currently trapped in South Africas. I would like to wire you 4.5 million american USD dollars to help you producing your Rebecca play.

Please be giving me your american Bank Account number, and I will be transferring shortly the funds to help you producing your playmusical.

Much love in Christ,
Paul Abrams
 
2012-10-01 03:14:06 PM  
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2012-10-01 03:39:00 PM  
New York people problems.
 
2012-10-01 04:15:04 PM  

shoegaze99: notmtwain: Alfred Hitchcock made a good movie of this already which is available in its entirety on Youtube; Rebecca

// Surprised that a film from 1940 would be out of copyright but according to wikipedia, British copyrights were only 50 years. and then things got all fouled up.

Rebecca is an American film, actually, his first one for Hollywood. It was produced by David O. Selznick, best known for Gone With The Wind. To the best of my knowledge, the film is not in the public domain. It is still held by American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., aka Paramount.


ABC is owned by Disney, not Paramount.
 
2012-10-01 04:34:14 PM  

puckrock2000: ABC is owned by Disney, not Paramount.


Correct. At one point they were part of Paramount, though, or more accurately sprang from Paramount, hence the slip.
 
2012-10-01 05:41:00 PM  

shoegaze99: puckrock2000: ABC is owned by Disney, not Paramount.

Correct. At one point they were part of Paramount, though, or more accurately sprang from Paramount, hence the slip.


ABC did not "spring from" Paramount; it was created when the FCC ordered RCA to divest itself of the NBC Blue radio network. It was bought by United Paramount Theaters (the movie-house division, which itself had been divested from Paramount Pictures in 1949) in the early 50s, but dropped the Paramount name in the 60s.
 
2012-10-01 06:03:25 PM  

T.M.S.: I have seen the show (in German) and it's pretty good. It would suck if people did not get a chance to see it on Broadway. The whole stage burns to the ground at the end and who watching a Broadway Musical hasn't wanted to see that?

BalugaJoe: lots of backstabbing on broadway.

People can be catty as hell but actively trying to destroy a rival's project is pretty unheard of. There is little to gain by it. The only real reason I could see for it would be if you have a show second in line for a particular theater and want them out of the way. But, even if that's the case it still seems unlikely anyone would go that far.

This is making the news because the whole thing is so odd and unprecedented.


True. But, as alluded to in the article, I do think the party(ies) involved certainly add fuel to this fire.
 
2012-10-01 08:56:32 PM  
Wasn't there a nearly-identical incident in the webcomic 'Something Positive' a few years ago?
 
2012-10-01 09:46:54 PM  

kaykordeath: T.M.S.: I have seen the show (in German) and it's pretty good. It would suck if people did not get a chance to see it on Broadway. The whole stage burns to the ground at the end and who watching a Broadway Musical hasn't wanted to see that?

BalugaJoe: lots of backstabbing on broadway.

People can be catty as hell but actively trying to destroy a rival's project is pretty unheard of. There is little to gain by it. The only real reason I could see for it would be if you have a show second in line for a particular theater and want them out of the way. But, even if that's the case it still seems unlikely anyone would go that far.

This is making the news because the whole thing is so odd and unprecedented.

True. But, as alluded to in the article, I do think the party(ies) involved certainly add fuel to this fire.


Sure. Everyone working on Broadway has a little bit of David Merrick in them.
 
2012-10-01 09:50:59 PM  
It sounds to me like they made up an imaginary investor in order to convince other people to fund the production.
 
2012-10-02 03:15:45 PM  
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