Back To The Future

Phantom of London
Broadway Legend
joined:3/26/08
Back To The Future
Posted: 1/30/14 at 06:23pm
Sorry it is going to hit the West End first, only fair as you guys got King Kong!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2549046/BAZ-BAMIGBOYE-Marty-McFlies-Back-To-The-Future-hits-West-End.html
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blaxx
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/05
Back To The Future
Posted: 1/30/14 at 07:24pm
Totally! Lucky bunch we are.
Listen, I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is "artistic". - JANICE
Dollypop
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
Back To The Future
Posted: 1/30/14 at 07:25pm
Ugh!
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
justincharacter
Broadway Star
joined:6/11/13
Back To The Future
Posted: 1/30/14 at 08:44pm
No, no, you can have KING KONG, we'll take it.

...and still not fair. You guys are getting the Potter straight play before us as well.
DramaTeach
Stand-by
joined:3/17/13
Back To The Future
Posted: 1/30/14 at 09:28pm
I truly believe that turning movies into musicals works better when the movie was only a minor success. This enables an audience with no prior knowledge to learn about it like it's the first time. This movie is iconic (my absolute favorite) with performances by actors who are now synonymous with their parts. I will see this with the hopes of it being good, but with the gut feeling that it doesn't stand a chance.
lotiloti
Leading Actor
joined:1/23/06
Back To The Future
Posted: 1/31/14 at 08:43am
I hope Mr Lloyd, makes a better job of it. His production of The Commitments, was a travasty.
Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Back To The Future
Posted: 1/31/14 at 02:15pm
Hopefully, it won't be as bad or boring as Peggy Sue Got Married.
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
songanddanceman2
Broadway Legend
joined:8/31/06
Back To The Future
Posted: 1/31/14 at 02:22pm
God I have not heard Peggy Sue mentioned in years, I was doing a show in London at the time it opened and I remember talking to the cast a few times in the pub and many of them saying it was a flop before the critics came in. During my night off I get tickets and thought 'yep, they were right'
Namo i love u but we get it already....you don't like Madonna
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
Back To The Future
Posted: 1/31/14 at 03:45pm
I think this has an awful lot of potential. I sure hope it lives up to it. I love this movie-and think the opportunities for a very DIVERSE (yes I capitalized this-because there are too many GENERIC scores out there) score. They could do 80s style music as well as 50s tunes. (And please, something where the songs aren't all meaningless ballads with lyrics that might as well have been written by a child.)

I hope they might get the rights to the famous 'theme song' when the car goes back in time (and returns). That one song might be what I'd get the rights to from the original property (although I could envision them trying for "Power of Love" which would be fine too). But, I think the theme of Marty seeing his parents when they were his age (heck, how many of us would like to see our parents when they were teenagers?) is a good one and the spectacle should be great. (Getting a real De Lorean is going to be a challenge-I don't know how many there are out there.) I think it could work. (There are a lot of 'ifs' here but I think it has a shot.)

Jonwo
Broadway Legend
joined:3/16/06
Back To The Future
Posted: 1/31/14 at 03:51pm
Alan Silverstri is doing new music so I would guess they would be able to get the theme music, the Delorean I imagine like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang would be made for the show rather than use a real Delorean.

dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
Back To The Future
Posted: 1/31/14 at 04:00pm
You need to at least re-create it. If they can get it in the budget to get a real one, they might be able to get their hands on one, but they are rare.
BroadwayNYC2
Featured Actor
joined:6/16/13
Back To The Future
Posted: 1/31/14 at 04:05pm
They will build their own and no one will be able to tell the difference. The technology the car will need is way beyond a car from the 1980s. Its not as if they are changing it to a ford focus.

Updated On: 1/31/14 at 04:05 PM
Borstalboy
Broadway Legend
joined:2/9/04
Back To The Future
Posted: 1/31/14 at 08:06pm
I can't believe more people aren't excited about this!

Aren't we? Excited? Like, "Whee?"
"It's now rather very common to hear people say 'I'm rather offended by that'. As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. It has no meaning, no purpose. It has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that'. Well, so f**king what?"--Stephen Fry
Jon
Broadway Legend
joined:2/20/04
Back To The Future
Posted: 1/31/14 at 09:32pm
Screw original songs. They could just do it as a Huey Lewis jukebox musical!
gigicee
Swing
joined:6/13/13
Back To The Future
Posted: 2/1/14 at 01:02pm
Definitely Excited!
RW3
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/13
Back To The Future
Posted: 5/31/14 at 06:41pm
Is there a website yet?
jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
Back To The Future
Posted: 5/31/14 at 10:29pm
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.
brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
Back To The Future
Posted: 6/1/14 at 06:21am
Would love to see Kyle Riabko do this. I loved him in his show What's It All About.

He is easy on the eyes and can play guitar.
Updated On: 6/1/14 at 06:21 AM