MUSIC 2TT3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: The Drowsy Chaperone, Stephen Flaherty, Elaine Stritch

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America"s urban middle-class moves to the suburbs. Death or defecion removed many from the scene. Changes in taste: producers had to bet on shows that ofered theme park-like excitement, daredevil situaions and stunts, and high-tech special efects to wow audiences. 75% of all broadway shows fail to recoup their investments during their iniial broadway runs. Oklahoma! (1943): ,000 (. 86 million in 2003 dollars) Beauty and the beast (1994): million. Spider-man: turn of the dark (2011) cost a record-breaking million. Ticket prices rise (2014: for hedwig and the angry inch) Fewer new producions get mounted (32 in 1975, 19 in 1985) Audiences decline (6 million in 1975 to 4. 6 million in 1985) The three main producers today are: shubert organizaion (17 theatres, nederlander organizaion (9, jujamcyn theatres (5) Entrepreneur behind cats, les miz, phantom, and miss saigon. The success of these 4 shows made mackintosh the most powerful theatre producer of the age and a very wealthy man.

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