Alice Cooper to join SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK? (Riedel)

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These deals with the international productions have already been in place. Starting FOUR years ago. To those international presenters's credit, I don't think any agreements were signed, so they were spared.

Alice Cooper in a family musical. Scary.
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
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Geez...what a horrible article: I'll be there at his first performance to see if he gets killed.

Really, Riedel?? (And yes, I get he's not being literal.)
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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South Fl Marc
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I thought the article was very funny and the line fully justified. This show has literally destroyed peoples lives and needs to be shut down. It should have been after the first accidents but Equity, for some reason, chose not to do their job.
Now living in DC. I really have to change my name on the board.
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will this show even make it to January?
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I'm gonna give Riedel maybe more credit than he deserves and assume he's aware that the "Alice Cooper" character dies at the end of Alice Cooper concerts.

I hope that's what he's referencing.
Words don't deserve that kind of malarkey. They're innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they're no good anymore…I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
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I am generally a fan of Riedel's artricles, but I agree with you, dramamama, I felt this article in particularly bad taste. Especially this line:

The Godfather of Shock Rock. A singer who used to have people’s heads chopped off in his act is going to join a show in which a chorus kid had his foot chopped off.
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This is the funniest, most ridiculous thing I've heard all day.
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SPIDERMAN is available for almost every performance on TDF. Not a good sign.
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
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I always wanted him on Broadway, but I assumed he could get a better showcasing role than The Green Goblin.
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I assume this is "stunt" casting - lol.
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My uncle is completely hyped about this and I just don't have the heart to tell him.
I leave the room smiling.
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I love Alice Cooper, but really? The Green Goblin? I'd think he'd be a better fit for Dennis Dupree in Rock of Ages.
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I'd go to Spider-Man a second time to see Alice Cooper (if the ticket was heavily discounted or comped). I'd be fascinated to see if a darker take on The Green Goblin could add tension to the show at all. I also know what scenes to use ear plugs so I can just stare at the pretty stagecraft and not hear the awful music now.
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I always wanted Cooper as the Leading Player in Pippin.

I wonder if his celebrity status will lead to a costume modification, so that he is not behind a mask for most of the show?
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Alice Cooper *is* Billy Flynn.

He'd also be the perfect Wicked wizard.
Let's all "put LaChiusa over Mozart" [whatever that means] and make empty heads explode!
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Those are actually pretty interesting casting ideas. I always assumed that there would be an Alice Cooper jukebox musical by now, considering that each of his albums has a plot, recurring characters and a variety of elements that make for easy theatrical transfer. Unfortunately, he hasn't licensed it to anyone yet, and when he has brought up the possibility in interviews, it has been in the context of "doing one of his old shows on Broadway," like the old-school Alice Cooper revues available on video.