billy elliots

Newsies cost $5 million to produce on Broadway. It recouped that amount in seven months

After 1,005 performances in New York followed by a two year tour across the US they film the closing production with a budget of $2 million. 

A three day cinema release saw ticket sales of $3.47 million in the US alone. 

With international screenings still taking place this month, plus the encore cinema screening in the US on March 4th, I can’t see how anyone can argue filming successful stage productions isn’t financial feasible. Disney will only make more money with a home release of Newsies. I’m sure they will release it on DVD but this is something investors and theatre producers should keep in mind after their production has recouped it’s initial investment.

This success isn’t a fluke for Disney or Newsies despite it’s devoted fan base. Last year’s Miss Saigon and 2014′s Billy Elliot had similar success with their cinema screenings and subsequent home media releases. Between releases like this and BroadwayHD’s live streaming of shows, the future of theatre is to make it more accessible. Finger’s crossed more productions will jump on board!

musical ratings based on if children swear
  • falsettos: great at first, but slows down a lot. 7/10
  • annie: terrible. so many children, so few swears. 0/10
  • into the woods: none, but if it was made now im certain little red would drop an f-bomb. 1/10
  • music man: not even trying. 0/10
  • fun home: idt there are any? 0/10
  • billy elliot: incredible. set the standard. if u like children swearing this is the show for u. 11/10
  • spring awakening: theyre not child actors, but gosh do they swear a lot. 2/10
  • matilda: they say hell a couple times. 5/10
  • spelling bee: again, not child actors. if "erection" is a swear, 3/10, if not, 0/10
  • a christmas story: no full on swears, but quite a few near swears, so its alright. 2/10
  • school of rock: very good. bonus for talking abt hating the man, minus for being a not great show. 8/10
  • sound of music: can u imagine if one of those kids started swearing thatd be hilarious. 0/10
A (brief) masterpost of musicals!

(I don’t own/ didn’t record these!) Also, they’re all on YouTube!(it’s unfinished so far!) (I really love brackets, but if any don’t work, I can probably get a different video for you from somewhere else, just send a message. I have a heck of a lot of links)

Tony Awards (full show)

There’s no air in space  ♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪

Beth and Lincoln’s first real meeting, from @rainbowrowell‘s ‘Attachments’. I drew this in september but never got around to posting it. Now I see all the mistakes I made, but I hope you’ll enjoy it anyway. There’s far too little fanart of this book, it’s one of my favorites :)


“What does it feel like when you’re dancing?“

"Don’t know. Sorta feels good. Sorta stiff and that, but once I get going… then I like, forget everything. And… sorta disappear. Sorta disappear. Like I feel a change in my whole body. And I’ve got this fire in my body. I’m just there. Flyin’ like a bird. Like electricity. Yeah, like electricity.”

Billy Elliot (2000) dir. Stephen Daldry

The Signs As Musicals (based on important dates)

Aries - Book of Mormon

Taurus - Gypsy

Gemini - Les Miserables

Cancer - Hamilton

Leo - Evita

Virgo - Heathers: The Musical

Libra - Little Shop of Horrors

Scorpio - Pippin

Sagittarius - RENT

Capricorn - Phantom of the Opera

Aquarius - Miss Saigon

Pisces - Billy Elliot