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Stephen Sondheim Collaborating With David Ives on New Musical

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Whoa. Wha...?
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Guess it's not old news.
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Could it be GROUNDHOG'S DAY?
Ives could bring the absurdist touch to that.
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^ that would literally be the only thing that could make this news better.
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Um, no. If it were a musical version of Troop Beverly Hills, THAT would make this news even better!
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Where's After Eight? We need a definitive answer on this.
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Whatever such a collaboration should bring, we can rest assured now that it will be a glorious, spellbinding masterpiece.
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VENUS IN FURS... FURS! FURS!
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Night Waltz of the Vampires!
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This news has made my day... No, week... last TWO weeks... No, MONTH!
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I'm pretty sure After Eight has already bought their ticket and already hates it because the characters are unlikable, the tone is cynical, and the whole thing a chore.
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And of course, there's not a tune you can hum.
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And some of the characters have some of the unpleasant qualities people in the real world sometimes possess.
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Exciting! All the revivals have been more than fun, but I hope another one doesn't come along just yet to distract him. Get to the piano, sir.
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Oh golly I hope it's a reworking of Road Show!
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After triple checking the calendar to make SURE it's not April 1st, I have to wonder if there's a possibility that Leap Day might be the British answer to our April Fools Day.

Yes, I'm that cynical.

But if it's true...
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Well BWW's exclusive clue says it sprang from a play by Ives so, unlike every "gold age" musical it is NOT an original piece and so, is crap.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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Such great news. Let's hope that it actually comes to fruition.
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This is almost too good to be true. I thought I'd missed my chance to see the premiere of a new Sondheim musical in New York, but I'm thrilled that I might've been wrong about that!
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I'd be more excited about this news if I hadn't seen Bounce at the Goodman. But then, I don't really know how I feel about this or what words I am permitted to use until After Eight weighs in. But I have a tendency to lean towards joekv's assessment. No original book?!?! Fail. Broadway is dead. This will surely be nothing but tourist fluff and fodder. Probably a 3-D Harry Potter musical produced by Disney co-composed by Wildhorn and Lloyd-Webber using nothing but animatronics and pyrotechnics directed by Julie Taymor. At least, that is what the article insinuates.
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"it's an idea I've had for a long time and that it springs indirectly from a moment in a play of David's."

I think the critical words in the quote are "indirectly" and "moment."

An entirely original idea can be gleaned from a single moment in a play. A perfect example is Billy Wilder developing the idea for THE APARTMENT from the last minute of a scene from BRIEF ENCOUNTER.

Edit:

Perhaps I missing some inside "jab" at AfterEight.






Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Updated On: 2/29/12 at 05:45 PM

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