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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Check out Brian's Soapbox for what little he said about it on Monday.

I gave up the opportunity to audition for Vegas as a guitarist, in favour of Toronto, which was to happen early next year. And now, Toronto is "on hold", which is often a euphamism for "cancelled indefinitely", especially in the Queen world.

You guys can only imagine how I'm feeling now.


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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 12:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, I read this in the Sunday Star. Apperently, even though Mirvish made like $50 million on Hairspray and the Producers, they are "still" losing money and they don't see how they would make $ off of WWRY.


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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 12:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If they've been losing money, then WWRY is exactly what they need to turn things around. Hopefully they'll change their minds and give it a chance.

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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 14:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well it's Canada...


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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 14:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ya damn right it's Canada..Great Beer, Great Ladies and no George W.!!!!

Just give us OUR hockey back ( More specifically, GO LEAFS GO!!!!)


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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its a real shame about Toronto. I was really looking forward to being there for opening night. There is still a chance according to Brian, so I guess we'll have to hope.

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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 16:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am very sorry for you, Bob. What a terrible disappointement. Maybe they find another sponsor, after all the whole Queen machinery is very much focussed on the musical.


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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 18:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes Bob, I read about it on Sunday... I was kind of hoping it would still happen though.... do they need a longer commitment?? Something about a six-week run not making money... I don't have the article in front of me....


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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 19:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is such a big disappointment. I was really looking forward to this, I already had 3 friends reserved to come see it with me . . . I'm fortunate enough that I already saw the musical in London though, I've had my chance to get everything out of it that I possibly could. I can only imagine how you're feeling right now Bob . . .

According to the Toronto Star website, the main problem lies in the Canadian Actors' Union, and their strict rules. I don't think it has much to do with the quality or anything of the actual musical itself, so I guess we just have to hope that the union and the theatres can get this all sorted out soon.


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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 20:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gotta love unions ... no wonder previous "successful" productions by Mirvish lost money ...


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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 21:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well hairspray is leaving tho, it just couldn't hold out. producer's is holding out, and there's nothing else really worth talking about, i would have rather have had lion king stay until WWRY came because there seems to be a slump ever since the production left.


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Posted: 21 Oct 04, 00:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To make matters worse, Brian didn't get my email about this. That's the second very important WWRY-related email that Jen felt she could reply to herself, and so again, what I feel are my important words didn't reach Brian's eyes. Equally disappointing.

Anyone wanna come over this weekend and drink away their sorrows with me? ;)


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Posted: 21 Oct 04, 18:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe Mirvish is also antsy about committing too much to a show like this -- Mamma Mia may have gone on strong for two/three years (don't remember off hand), but Tommy was canned with two weeks' notice in about 7 months.


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Posted: 21 Oct 04, 18:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm down with a drink or two Bob.


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Posted: 21 Oct 04, 23:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I take back my previous comment, as I just received an email from Dr. May. I feel so important now. :)

Send me an email, Jericho.


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Posted: 22 Oct 04, 14:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DOCTOR May? When did that happen?


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Posted: 23 Oct 04, 00:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A couple years ago!


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Posted: 23 Oct 04, 01:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And purely honorary, as I'm sure he'd be the first to admit.

Aahh, don't get me started on honorary doctorates. Dilutes the whole process, in my opinion.


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Posted: 23 Oct 04, 01:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But unlike most people who have received honorary doctorates, Brian May was actually worthy of his.


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Posted: 23 Oct 04, 02:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Then give him some other form of recognition for his accomplishments. Rich and powerful people do not need this type of recognition that real PhDs have to bleed for.

Ahhh, I said don't get me started.


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