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SamIAm2
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Posted: 12/11/13 at 10:03am
I am really excited about this. Bull Durham is my all-time favorite movie. For me, this will be perfect if Laura Osnes is cast as Annie Savoy.
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madbrian
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Posted: 12/11/13 at 10:29am
Shouldn't Annie be older? This is the part where I suggest Rachel York.
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
SamIAm2
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Posted: 12/11/13 at 10:33am
I would guess Annie to be about 34. Laura is now 28, so it wouldn't be too much of a stretch.
madbrian
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Posted: 12/11/13 at 10:45am
Sarandon was 42 in the movie, which is what will be in folks' minds when the musical is inevitably compared.
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
Deena Jones
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Posted: 12/11/13 at 12:16pm
Let's hope they have the jockstrap scene!!!
SamIAm2
Featured Actor
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Posted: 12/11/13 at 03:40pm
Deena, are you referring to the "lollygaggers" scene? Somehow, I never thought about it quite that way.
Lollygaggers
Wee Thomas2
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joined:2/28/12
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Posted: 12/11/13 at 05:01pm
INTERIOR. NIGHT. ANNIE'S HOUSE.

Annie Savoy: Oh, where are you going?
Crash Davis: After 12 years in the minor leagues, I don't try out. Besides, uh, I don't believe in quantum physics when it comes to matters of the heart.
Annie Savoy: What do you believe in, then?

CRASH (SINGING):
I believe in the great soul, immortal, forever
The c-ck and the p-ssy, alone or together
The small of a woman's back makes me just sing
These are a few of my favorite things!

The hanging curve ball always makes me feel fine
High fiber, great scotch, although not at the same time
Sontag's crappy novels, they never grow wings
These are a few of my favorite things!

JFK conspiracies! Astroturf! The DH makes me sad
But then I remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad!

I believe in the sweet spot and soft-core pornography
Presents on Christmas like Risk and Monopoly
Long slow wet kisses make you feel like a king
These are a few of my favorite things!

ANNIE: Get out of my house.
Wee Thomas2
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Posted: 12/12/13 at 10:06am
Really?

No thoughts on the above?

So what, here's more:

EXTERIOR. BALLPARK. CRASH and NUKE and the rest of the TEAM are on the pitcher's mound in a CONFERENCE. LARRY wanders over from the dugout.

Larry: Excuse me, but what the hell's going on out here?
Crash Davis: Well, Nuke's scared because his eyelids are jammed and his old man's here. We need a live... is it a live rooster?
[Jose nods]
Crash Davis: . We need a live rooster to take the curse off Jose's glove and nobody seems to know what to get Millie or Jimmy for their wedding present.

LARRY (singing)

I got your gift right here!
I got it from Revere!
Silver candlesticks are the best present, that is clear
Get two!
Get two!
Go get, em, you guys, get two!

Nuke's eyelids are shut
He's pitching in a rut
I think it's time for him to out there and kick butt
Get two!
Get two!
Go get, em, you guys, get two!

You need a rooster for
A sacrifice, I'm sure
But right now you need a double play even more
Get two!
Get two!
Go get, em, you guys, get two!

UMPIRE: Break it up, you guys. No musical numbers on the field.
CukorLover
Featured Actor
joined:11/14/08
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Posted: 3/16/14 at 10:22pm
I wonder if this will have a better shot than ROCKY. I don't see a baseball diamond coming into the house for the Finale, but with a better score than ROCKY it could hit a home run .
yankeefan7
Broadway Legend
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Posted: 3/18/14 at 10:16pm
Please don't turn this wonderful movie into a Broadway musical. Can't we just leave a wonderful movie as is and have some original Broadway musicals.
yfs
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Posted: 3/18/14 at 10:21pm
Why can't we do both? Bull Durham has a really good love triangle for a musical, and a nice, eccentric feel to the world of minor league baseball -- let's hope they don't make it glitzy and generic, like Flashdance. It could have the kind of authentic flavor I miss in Broadway musicals.
Anthony Fremont
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Posted: 3/18/14 at 10:45pm
Anyone familiar with Susan Werner's work?





Updated On: 3/18/14 at 10:45 PM
yankeefan7
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Posted: 3/19/14 at 09:02am
"Why can't we do both? Bull Durham has a really good love triangle for a musical, and a nice, eccentric feel to the world of minor league baseball -- let's hope they don't make it glitzy and generic, like Flashdance. It could have the kind of authentic flavor I miss in Broadway musicals. "

IMO - the problem is that original work is so seldom in comparison to a hit movie being made into a musical. You are right, story has a nice love triangle to it but I don't see stage version capturing the feel of minor league baseball. Some of the best scenes are action scenes and don't think stage can do that properly. Maybe they can because I would have never dreamed "Rocky" could be made into a musical either - lol