Audiences aren't going to get rid of me. One thing I can say, with absolute certainty, is that my shows will still be performed when I'm dead, buried and forgotten. They're going to absolutely outlive me, which is a wonderful thing to think about.
An old building is like a show. You smell the soul of a building. And the building tells you how to redo it.
The musical is the one area of the theater that can give you the biggest buzz of all.
My own tastes happen to be in tune with what the public wants. I think that's the reason my batting average is so high, not because I've discovered some brilliant formula.
I've taken considerable gambles on shows, but they're very considered gambles.
Constrained circumstances can bring the best out of you.
It horrifies me how much it costs to put on shows now, mainly due to EU regulations. The freedom to be entrepreneurial is no longer there. It's a massive business now.
What musicals need is a new me.
My dream is to be on my boat. Or on an island. Or in my house in the country. That's my dream.
If there's too much of you around, people can get tired of you.
I never know what is going to have that 'X' factor and what isn't.
I've never had a very great public life.
I had set a goal of being a producer by 25.
Having a think about whether you can afford 'this' or 'that' is a good discipline to have, to maximise what you can achieve to the highest standard.
I know I'm in the exceptional position of having money but I didn't have it for many decades.
I don't like being in debt, and I wouldn't borrow money for anything.
I am in that glorious position where I can redesign and re-package my own work.
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