Re: Is Wicked Salvageable?
Golly, has Wicked really been going for over 21 years? The London production of 'Cats' closed on its 21st birthday in 2002. It had, to be fair, been heavily subsidised by income from 'Starlight Express', which ran concurrently until January 2002, closing after only 16 years... the story of the closing of Starlight is best left for the relevant forum, but basically the theatre it was housed in was sold, and the usual structural survey revealed a lot of skate-race-related damage to the fabric of the building, so it had to close. Well, that's what we were told, anyway... and without the extra money from Starlight, Cats couldn't survive in the New London. It was a very sad few months for Cats and StEx fans.
It's nice to have someone with close links to the industry on the boards!