Earlier this week, I posted something about the right kerfuffle involving Warner Bros., Daniel Radcliffe, and the Broadway production of How to Succeed….
Well, according to Playbill.com, the Warners won.
Actually, this isn’t that big a deal. I understand it’s just business. (Or maybe it is a big deal: Is this equivalent to the film saying theatre doesn’t matter?) But two things stick with me. The first is that selling out three nights of a Broadway show is about $500,000, which isn’t a huge amount of money and yet still covers about a half a week’s salary for lot of actors, technicians, ushers, etc., plus running costs, royalties, and all that good stuff. The second is that, in the film industry, that same $500,000 is a nuisance. It’s mind-boggling. You could probably add all the budgets of all the shows I’ve ever done, and it still wouldn’t add up to $500,000. In this case, it’s just an obstacle to getting a star to do some press.
But I digress. This post isn’t about How to Succeed…, Broadway, or even the Harry Potter franchise. It’s about the Warner Brothers. And their sister Dot.
It’s Yakko’s world. We just live in it:
Not to be outdone, Wakko rules the country (and he starts with my favorite capital city):
And Dot’s cute:
So, if How to Succeed… is dark those nights, then WHO’S ON STAGE?
Hahaha! I love that show. 🙂