"How can this possibly be true!?" we hear you exclaim
Well, dear reader, let us explain.
The show has earned £3.8bn since the first production opened in New York in 1997. That’s more than three times the amount the film it’s based on has made at the box office, from DVD & Blu-ray sales, and even from the recent 3D re-release combined.
Elton John, and someone who apparently used to be famous in the 90s, on opening night.
It is reported that Tim Rice and Elton John each take a 2% of worldwide box office takings each. That’s over £70 million per person, at least, so far. Not bad, eh? The production has made two already wealthy men even richer.
What’s extraordinary is that it has made more money than any other entertainment IN HISTORY
Prince Charles looking in no-way jealous of someone rightfully calling himself ‘King’.
More than Avatar, more than Star Wars, more than Titanic, even more than the stage show of Phantom of the Opera, which has been running on Broadway for ten years longer.
When you consider that there are currently two official productions of the show running on the UK (one in the West End and one touring) and also productions in New York, Las Vegas, Tokyo, Hamburg, Madrid, São Paulo, Sydney, as well as touring versions in North America and Japan, things do become clearer. The show has played in 75 cities and has a daily audience of 13,000 people.
Strange to think now that it was originally considered an enormous risk
When he was pitched the idea, Thomas Schumacher, the Disney Theatrical Productions president, reportedly said:“That’s the worst idea I’ve ever heard.”
Not only was it the most expensive musical of all time, when it opened in 1997, it was directed by an avant garde theatre director who insisted on including puppets, and had no star names in it.
With a cast and crew totalling 143 people, it kind of had to be a hit.
Still, not bad going for something which is essentially Hamlet: The Musical, starring animals.
lorde’s 17 and shes expected to smile and wave and be perfectly fine in front of millions like hell i get nervous standing up to get off the bus, ya’ll need to leave her alone
britney spears could do it when she was 17
britney spears had a mental breakdown years later as a result of being put on a silver platter for the media and public this is such a gross response i can’t believe so many people have reblogged this
Because I’ve studied Psychology.
Freud’s theories are unscientific, they’re untestable, they’re prone to circular reasoning, and are just… well, nonsense. He got the idea for his theory of the unconscious because he didn’t believe a patient when she told him her father had molested her, his reasoning was ‘a man would never do that, that must be repressed sexual fantasies.’ The vast majority of his so called clinical assessments are useless, because again - they’re based on nonsense. Thanks to him the general public to have this very misinformed view of psychology and as a result he’s set the science back because people assume that all of it is as wishy-washy and unfounded as the theories of a cocaine addict with a mother fixation.
Been asked about this again, so here ya go! :)