Hugh Jackman the Hottest Thing on Broadway
Michael Riedel of the New York Post discusses what’s making money on “The Great White Way.”
- Duration 9:04
- Date Nov 15, 2011
Michael Riedel of the New York Post discusses what’s making money on “The Great White Way.”
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Good morning done a -- BA in history there in order to you wanted to.
You know not too much to be honest with you which is -- -- -- -- covering -- I think but I studied American history -- century American history wrote a thesis on them FDR.
And the new deal and I suppose a graduate in the eighties I was gonna go to law school like most kids who graduated with history degrees and in them in the eighties.
And I just found.
-- colorful band of kids up at Columbia and they were the kids in the theater department and they were a lot more eccentric and fund then the kids who were all going to law schools like felon with them.
And I was offered a job one night at a party -- a little tiny theater magazine.
And that's how I got my start ought to be a summer job it's lasted twenty years.
So from that the theater magazine you -- -- -- I know I went to the daily news but I'll turn the Q my success was I think if I'm if I'm maybe so humble.
Walter Winchell the great old gossip columnist he said if you're nobody in this town and you -- -- be someone quickly you -- furlough rickets.
And so I threw a brick at year old friend Frank Rich who was then the powerful drama critic -- the New York Times.
And I started writing articles critical of his reviews.
And he took the bait and responded to it and the next thing you know I went from the little pages of a magazine O and reds have page six and gossip columns in the daily news.
Sort of response -- on he did yes yes -- -- F.
Now what now and -- they throw bricks at me I just ignore sonar read the Paper this morning and an Arab post -- -- -- And they -- show.
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were supposed to be -- one.
There are now not AM well this is getting complicated and I'm a little annoyed I got to tell -- If you cannot do -- show about Broadway.
About a Broadway musical which -- is about without heading.
A powerful ruthless gossip columnist as a character well who better to play that the -- in fact they asked me to play it.
I got the offer the official -- one day and the next day be casting director called it's -- -- The table reading ran a little too long so we had to cut your part.
What does that -- -- a little investigating it turns out I'm told the head of NBC guy -- Bob Greenblatt does all the new shows from BC.
He produced eight terrible musical called nine to five -- broadly that I just thrashed and thrashed and apparently so I'm told.
He's furious at me still for closing his fourteen million dollar -- so he's apparently yanked -- from the show.
Where everybody remembered where we're told to us.
Indeed it TV reporters of the posts -- nosed around and picked up on them until -- -- You know listen.
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Saying that drove on second -- -- there weren't Savannah GA out well I'd like to say to Bob Greenblatt now that I think about 95 was a masterpiece from Sharia it to work out -- so happy but I've since heard that they may now sort of put me back into -- later episode probably because of the attention to get costly when you recommend that makes us look like winners.
If you're a winner and so if you're going to be in a -- a -- NBC.
Production and you're on our program you discovered.
Well not missile -- -- but just buyers association.
We become -- tried to burning so will -- up and I gotta say -- I found -- how console how how how idiotic is it though.
Four but now we're looks like loser but I didn't want to.
A lot has become -- much -- I want to still trying to get their down -- front but I just how idiotic is it for them.
As you -- outlandish show the most powerful -- writer -- in the country like Nigeria I mean if -- Green black ever wants to come back to Broadway with a new show -- I'm waiting for with open -- what's -- number or -- bottle on the best thing is Hugh Jackman.
What -- what happens one man show.
What -- Two hours he comes out.
I was like -- -- friend of mine who used to be the house manager at the palace theater and heyday of Judy Garland.
Danny -- Sammy Davis junior he saw all of the greats.
And he said Hugh Jackman is right up there with those terrific people and I taxing the -- announced three times what -- -- -- He's seeing moves he dances and he -- -- Hugh Jackman charisma it is a terrific terrific show very old fashioned material kind of Vegas kind of style of that that sort of entertainment.
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So I want to see that general while examining also I'd like -- -- it's.
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Good afternoon and yeah I've got to -- that still Atlanta.
Lots of all about -- daily death and everything else and umbrellas and -- -- -- Hello my in my my friends from Connecticut what's his name -- of -- rather deal.
Well he's in this old fashion show called on a clear day you can see forever sure I he's -- talented guy no question about it but -- problem is.
He's actually crossed the street from Hugh Jackman -- -- got these two hunky guys there but Hugh has a ten million dollar advance.
Harry isn't anywhere near -- so he's lucky to get Hugh Jackman spillover business now another show Richard and everything in your power to murder mountain of Spiderman and -- apparently -- -- business.
Yell over Iran like one point 51 point six million dollars a week despite my best efforts to bring it down however it's very expensive to run on the weekly overhead financials like one point two million dollars.
So the profit they're making each week is only couple 100000 dollars and the the capitalization was 75 million so how to run a long time.
I'm Julie -- -- was involved from now on several bottle and it -- -- so whatever -- -- -- -- Well I she's suing them for at least a million dollars because she says she hasn't been paid for her work and also she believes that and the show despite the fact they brought in -- new team is still fundamentally her show so.
Interest in because she's actually desperately now trying to take credit for show to everybody -- but I have to say in her defense.
When he got to see that show despite the tweaking that they did -- unit after they fired -- it is still her version it -- it is her show there's no question about it so she she should win the lawsuit for putting on a terrible Broadway musical -- bottle and -- bearing creepy about -- -- -- well as you know we talked about this before I thought the way -- -- treated -- when they fire there was really appalling.
You know they tried to pin the blame for everything on her.
They were not even around when the -- in trouble in fact she gave an interview to Esquire recently she's at.
How -- they know what was wrong with -- show because they weren't there they were too busy making billions to arena in New Zealand and Australia.
So they went around try to help her fix it -- from Michael Reynolds Narnia.
Imports have an interest in politics and I do you wanted to.
And America what's going on but Republicans well I'm a registered Republicans so I followed that the debates pretty closely.
-- -- that was not running the guy I was supporters John Bolton.
I think jumbled was terrific he's been on the show a couple of times very Smart very tough guy is answered everything is blow mop for Batistuta Iran yet IA and some -- days -- brilliant brilliant -- after -- that was always my guy I was always -- -- when he went to the UN which is hostile to American interest all the time.
And he stood up for America -- like a -- but.
He looks it looks like Theodore Roosevelt's at.
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I think -- -- Bloomberg should've brought the fire trucks with a -- along time ago wash them all into the river I went down walked around there and and was vague rents.
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It's coming and for thanks -- into some trouble on Broadway Hugh Jackman and -- Washington wanna.
Why would they want some attempts it's it's great until until but I wanna take something else taken to sister act.
That's being terrorists acts and various acts did a great job of that Whoopi Goldberg deal Whoopi Goldberg movie fun lively show kids love it great score and a lot fun.
Nor can I like they want to know I can get technicians Axel of course or taken back to the book of Mormon.
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