independent and unofficial
Prince fan community site
Sun 23rd Feb 2020 12:11am
Welcome! Sign up or enter username and password to remember me
Forum jump
Forums > Prince: Music and More > PRINCE MUSICAL - PURPLE RAIN UK MUSICAL THEATRE TOUR 2018 - CANCELLED
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Page 1 of 2 12>
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Author

Tweet     Share

Message
Thread started 05/16/17 6:02am

Spayne

PRINCE MUSICAL - PURPLE RAIN UK MUSICAL THEATRE TOUR 2018 - CANCELLED

***Update 24 August 2017***

This show has now been cancelled as the shows producers did not have the right to use any of Prince's music. Simple as that.

***Update 2 June 2017***

This has now been officially confirmed on What's On Stage website. Directed by the guy that did Thriller Live plus others.

http://www.whatsonstage.c...43758.html

Update 17/5/17

This is kind of a confirmation but not from an offical source. I have a friend that works for a UK theatre (the kind of theatre that puts on musicals and plays). It is the most attended theatre outside of the West End and has the largest stage. Large shows come there all the time. Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Cameron Mackintosh, Wicked etc etc.

.

Well he was telling me and my partner whilst we were there last week of the latest shows coming.... Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard, The Bodyguard, Sister Act, War Horse and then he said "and they have just confirmed a booking for Prince's Purple Rain for 2018". I asked what does he mean exactly and he simply said "A musical with the songs of Prince and that he doesn't know the storyline or anything else at the moment"

.

I'm mentioning this because everything he has ever told us (that only staff should know) that was happening in the coming 12-18 months has actually happened. And the theatre, like I said, is a major non-West End theatre and they do not put on less than standard shows, so it should be something major.

.

What do you guys think to this "confirmation". What's your thought on an actual musical? Who has the rights to do it?

I've tried googling for some information about it but for the life of me I cannot find a thing

[Edited 6/2/17 4:12am]

[Edited 6/2/17 4:28am]

[Edited 8/24/17 2:17am]

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #1 posted 05/16/17 7:30am

Rebeljuice

I hope it is a story about a hero trying to save Erotic City from cyber terrorists who created a virus called Computer Blue, causing the city's children (the doves) much heart ache and pain. He could save the citizens of Erotic City, called the Beautiful Ones, by magically turning the rain purple and cleansing their souls of the terrible virus and thus stopping the doves cry...

... or not.

It will probably be a stage version of the film with an actor trying to be Prince which will be rubbish.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #2 posted 05/16/17 7:34am

TheEnglishGent

avatar

Rebeljuice said:

I hope it is a story about a hero trying to save Erotic City from cyber terrorists who created a virus called Computer Blue, causing the city's children (the doves) much heart ache and pain. He could save the citizens of Erotic City, called the Beautiful Ones, by magically turning the rain purple and cleansing their souls of the terrible virus and thus stopping the doves cry...

... or not.

It will probably be a stage version of the film with an actor trying to be Prince which will be rubbish.

I want to see that first show. The second one, not so much. lol

RIP sad
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #3 posted 05/16/17 9:03am

SomeSoldier

Whether it happens next year or not, it was only a matter of time...

If done right it could be a lot of fun (and a huge source of income for the estate). But the way everything has been handled so far...

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #4 posted 05/16/17 9:17am

Ugot2shakesumt
hin

Purple Rain is a musical already so it would be an easy thing to put together. Sounds like it could be fun. I'd buy a ticket.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #5 posted 05/16/17 11:36am

purplethunder3
121

avatar

Next--Cirque du Soleil does Prince. Sound familiar? confused

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #6 posted 05/16/17 5:18pm

kaine

I hope it's based on the Robert TOWNSEND skit Rock Cops with Prince and MJ. And they just throw in music from PR. I wanna know where this rock house is at!!!
1980-Present
First album bought: Controversy
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #7 posted 05/16/17 5:21pm

jjam

I guess this is inevitable, but I find these kind of musicals so tacky.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #8 posted 05/16/17 5:41pm

luvsexy4all

this sucks.....beccause the estate will make money off this shit .....rather than bother to release his vault material

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #9 posted 05/17/17 5:56am

AnnaSantana

purplethunder3121 said:

Next--Cirque du Soleil does Prince. Sound familiar? confused



I would actually prefer that.
I don't argue with people about my opinions. Scram. I said what I said.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #10 posted 06/02/17 4:13am

Spayne

Bumped Up with latest News on original post.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #11 posted 06/02/17 4:31am

PURPLEIZED3121

brilliant news & a logical step. It'll be a smash.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #12 posted 06/02/17 4:38am

Silvertongue7

Ok, I expected it to happen. I will keep an open mind. Somehow though, I can't see it being any good...
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #13 posted 06/02/17 6:48am

Spayne

From what I read I imagine it to be using the music of Prince, not necessarily a theatre version of the film or a film of his life. A bit like Mamma Mia! (music of Abba), We Will Rock You (music of Queen).

Either way it will be good to see how it turns out.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #14 posted 06/02/17 10:22am

daKotaGeNesis

Spayne said:

***Update 2 June 2017***



This has now been officially confirmed on What's On Stage website. Directed by the guy that did Thriller Live plus others.



http://www.whatsonstage.c...43758.html






Update 17/5/17



This is kind of a confirmation but not from an offical source. I have a friend that works for a UK theatre (the kind of theatre that puts on musicals and plays). It is the most attended theatre outside of the West End and has the largest stage. Large shows come there all the time. Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Cameron Mackintosh, Wicked etc etc.


.


Well he was telling me and my partner whilst we were there last week of the latest shows coming.... Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard, The Bodyguard, Sister Act, War Horse and then he said "and they have just confirmed a booking for Prince's Purple Rain for 2018". I asked what does he mean exactly and he simply said "A musical with the songs of Prince and that he doesn't know the storyline or anything else at the moment"


.


I'm mentioning this because everything he has ever told us (that only staff should know) that was happening in the coming 12-18 months has actually happened. And the theatre, like I said, is a major non-West End theatre and they do not put on less than standard shows, so it should be something major.


.


What do you guys think to this "confirmation". What's your thought on an actual musical? Who has the rights to do it?



I've tried googling for some information about it but for the life of me I cannot find a thing



[Edited 6/2/17 4:12am]

[Edited 6/2/17 4:28am]


I would love it. But I don't live in the UK. Wish I did...
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #15 posted 06/02/17 10:46am

NorthC

Spayne said:

From what I read I imagine it to be using the music of Prince, not necessarily a theatre version of the film or a film of his life. A bit like Mamma Mia! (music of Abba), We Will Rock You (music of Queen).



Either way it will be good to see how it turns out.


So... Our guy worked his ass off for years and years, creating some of the best music ever and now he's reduced to the likes of Abba... sad
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #16 posted 06/02/17 10:49am

NorthC

SomeSoldier said:

Whether it happens next year or not, it was only a matter of time...


If done right it could be a lot of fun (and a huge source of income for the estate). But the way everything has been handled so far...



Yep. The estate could make a whole lot more money from this than from releasing music from the vault... So... I don't see a Sign O' the Times or a Parade Deluxe coming any time soon... Another sad
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #17 posted 06/02/17 11:26am

leadline

avatar

Pass

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #18 posted 06/02/17 12:26pm

GTsymbolover

Spayne said:

***Update 2 June 2017***



This has now been officially confirmed on What's On Stage website. Directed by the guy that did Thriller Live plus others.



http://www.whatsonstage.c...43758.html






Update 17/5/17



This is kind of a confirmation but not from an offical source. I have a friend that works for a UK theatre (the kind of theatre that puts on musicals and plays). It is the most attended theatre outside of the West End and has the largest stage. Large shows come there all the time. Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Cameron Mackintosh, Wicked etc etc.


.


Well he was telling me and my partner whilst we were there last week of the latest shows coming.... Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard, The Bodyguard, Sister Act, War Horse and then he said "and they have just confirmed a booking for Prince's Purple Rain for 2018". I asked what does he mean exactly and he simply said "A musical with the songs of Prince and that he doesn't know the storyline or anything else at the moment"


.


I'm mentioning this because everything he has ever told us (that only staff should know) that was happening in the coming 12-18 months has actually happened. And the theatre, like I said, is a major non-West End theatre and they do not put on less than standard shows, so it should be something major.


.


What do you guys think to this "confirmation". What's your thought on an actual musical? Who has the rights to do it?



I've tried googling for some information about it but for the life of me I cannot find a thing



[Edited 6/2/17 4:12am]

[Edited 6/2/17 4:28am]



Thanks for sharing, can't wait!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #19 posted 06/02/17 1:18pm

SoulAlive

For years I've been thinking that Purple Rain should be turned into a stage musical.If they do it right,it could be very successful and lucrative,like Grease.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #20 posted 06/02/17 5:08pm

eyewishuheaven

avatar

SoulAlive said:

For years I've been thinking that Purple Rain should be turned into a stage musical.If they do it right,it could be very successful and lucrative,like Grease.


Dude, Grease was a stage musical turned into a film, just like West Side Story.

Anyway, rubbish idea. Tacky.

PRINCE: the only man who could wear high heels and makeup and STILL steal your woman!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #21 posted 06/02/17 5:16pm

luvgirl

I hope for the same in The States. I'm a performing arts mom and I would love to take my son to see it. We'd both love it...
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #22 posted 06/02/17 5:27pm

SoulAlive

eyewishuheaven said:



SoulAlive said:


For years I've been thinking that Purple Rain should be turned into a stage musical.If they do it right,it could be very successful and lucrative,like Grease.




Dude, Grease was a stage musical turned into a film, just like West Side Story.

Anyway, rubbish idea. Tacky.



I still think it would be amazing smile Purple Rain was a very big,80s movie with memorable songs.I'd like to see it live on as a stage musical.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #23 posted 06/02/17 5:40pm

Moonbeam

avatar

I wonder if this is the big surprise Tyka mentioned a few weeks ago. Hope not. confused
Feel free to join in the Prince Album Poll 2018! Let'a celebrate his legacy by counting down the most beloved Prince albums, as decided by you!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #24 posted 06/02/17 7:22pm

sonshine

avatar

Spayne said:

From what I read I imagine it to be using the music of Prince, not necessarily a theatre version of the film or a film of his life. A bit like Mamma Mia! (music of Abba), We Will Rock You (music of Queen).



Either way it will be good to see how it turns out.


yeahthat
It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #25 posted 06/03/17 2:40pm

mediumdry

purplethunder3121 said:

Next--Cirque du Soleil does Prince. Sound familiar? confused

.

And it'll be called Lust, along with an album of mashed-up, remixed and re-imagined Prince songs.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #26 posted 06/04/17 2:29am

geetee71

avatar

.
Posted on director Gary Lloyd's twitter (@garylloyd1)
.
[img:$uid]http://i.imgur.com/plupeq6.jpg[/img:$uid]
.
(Gah! Posting on mobile and something's not working. Maybe someone else can do the magic)
.
[Edited 6/4/17 2:33am]
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #27 posted 06/04/17 6:54am

mediumdry

geetee71 said:

. Posted on director Gary Lloyd's twitter (@garylloyd1) . [img:$uid]http://i.imgur.com/plupeq6.jpg[/img:$uid] . (Gah! Posting on mobile and something's not working. Maybe someone else can do the magic) . [Edited 6/4/17 2:33am]

.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #28 posted 06/04/17 7:07am

andymacfunky

avatar

Oh dear. Prince was extraordinary. Every show was different, there was room to jam to change things round. No matter how good these shows are. they are stagnant and tacky.

I'd rather see the full Parade birthday show (Detroit 1986) on a cinema with banging sound.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #29 posted 06/04/17 7:35am

OperatingTheta
n

avatar

andymacfunky said:

Oh dear. Prince was extraordinary. Every show was different, there was room to jam to change things round. No matter how good these shows are. they are stagnant and tacky.


I'd rather see the full Parade birthday show (Detroit 1986) on a cinema with banging sound.



Agreed. I'll avoid this like the plague.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Page 1 of 2 12>
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > Prince: Music and More > PRINCE MUSICAL - PURPLE RAIN UK MUSICAL THEATRE TOUR 2018 - CANCELLED