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From SaraG in Maryland:
Many people believe "The Scarlet Pimpernel" was one of the biggest money losers in Broadway history. Is this true? I know it didn't recoup its investment but it ran over two years. Also is there talk of a concert to celebrate the 10th anniversary of SP or a revival? I never had the chance to see Doug Sills as Percy...


Friday, 31 August 2007

Dear Sara,

God, I certainly hope "Scarlet Pimpernel" wasn't one of the biggest money losers ever. I honestly don't know how we ended up financially. We ran for three seasons at both the Minskoff and the Neil Simon (left the Simon around New Year's). My husband (who's an entertainment lawyer) tells me that very few big shows today actually do recoup, so we probably didn't recoup. But I can't believe we could run for that long a period and still be such a big money-loser. I could ask the producers, I guess.

As to your second question, there is no talk of a 10th anniversary concert although I believe someone is throwing a 10th anniversary party. It's a shame you never got to see Sills. He was magnificent. But we were also blessed with all our other Percys. Sara, thank you for writing.

Best,
Nan
 
 

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