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This recent article talks specifically about WICKED as it rolls into the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City and the number of trucks needed for the size of the tour. It is also a reminder, though, that theatre on The Road clearly remains popular and generates enough revenue to the extent that the Capitol Theatre will be spending millions of dollars in renovations to upgrade the facility. Guess SLC really wants to give THE BOOK OF MORMON a warm welcome should the musical ring on its doorbell for the 2013-14 season.

Now, if we can only get State governments and the Federal government to spend more money upgrading American roads! Upgrading roads could potentially be helpful with making certain bad jumps from one market to another more realistic, and ultimately save both the presenter and the show on OT labor costs…

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK – July 17, 2012

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Happy Birthday, America! Now that the 2011-2012 is just drawing to a close, let’s see what some of your cities had to say about various theatre tours that criss-crossed you over the past six months. (Note: All of these shows below will be back out on The Road for the 2012-2013 season):

AMERICAN IDIOT

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

BILLY ELLIOT

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

THE LION KING

MAMMA MIA

MEMPHIS

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

SHREK

WEST SIDE STORY

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