Marc Kudisch and Alice Ripley Lead Reading of 'The Shining' Musical Parody REDRUM; Coming to the Stage Next?
As BroadwayWorld previously shared, Broadway favorite Marc Kudisch recently starred as madman 'Jack Torrance' in REDRUM- a short web film, musical parody of The Shining. Now according to the New York Post, a full-length version of the musical just got a closed reading in New York City.
Michael Riedel writes that his 'spies' concluded about the reading: "It is excellent. Kudisch, of course, hammed it up in the Jack Nicholson part, and Alice Ripley shined in the Shelley Duvall role. She had a song in the second act that literally stopped the reading. Music is amazing, and the book is hilarious." He continued, "I think if this goes forward, it has sleeper hit written all over it."
Written and directed by Joe Lovero, REDRUM features music by Jon Hugo Ungar.
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The Shining is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers. In the film, a writer, Jack Torrance, takes a job as an off-season caretaker at an isolated hotel. His young son possesses psychic abilities and is able to see things from the past and future, such as the ghosts who inhabit the hotel. Soon after settling in, the family is trapped in the hotel by a snowstorm, and Jack gradually becomes influenced by a supernatural presence; he descends into madness and attempts to murder his wife and son.