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Post Worth the move?
I've been thinking about this alot lately. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST opened at the Palace Theater, then moved the Lunt-Fontanne to make room for AIDA. Then THE LION KING opened at the New Amsterdam Theater, then moved to the Minskoff to make room for MARY POPPINS. Both Aida and Poppins are enjoyable (though deeply flawed) shows, but at the end of the day, were they worth booting two successful shows out of their respective theaters?

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Post Re: Worth the move?
I don't know. But it makes sense that when Disney comes out with their latest new, shiny, would-be cash-cow show, they should want it to play in one of the bigger, fancier and more famous theaters. And I assume they felt secure in the knowledge that BATB and TLK were already mega-hits and would still draw the crowds even in smaller, lesser theaters.

It's not only Disney that does that either. Cameron Mackintosh has done it too: "Les Mis" opened at the Broadway Theatre, but was moved to the smaller Imperial Theatre to make room for "Miss Saigon."


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Aida is far from enjoyable. its probably the single worst Broadway show i've ever seen. thank god I didnt pay for the tickets.

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I'm sure this was brought up before, but it would have made more sense to keep BATB at the Lunt-Fontanne and have THE LITTLE MERMAID move into the Richard Rodgers where TARZAN had just recently closed.

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