Bombshell the Musical

mattmarkowski99
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Bombshell the Musical
Posted: 6/16/14 at 07:02pm
I am in the process of writing my own Bombshell the Musical book and I just don't know if it should be a drama, a comedy, or a dramadey? Can someone give me their opinion? Also if anyone else has a Bombshell script I would love to read it and if anyone wanted to read mine they can! Thanks!

Updated On: 6/16/14 at 07:02 PM
ClydeBarrow
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Bombshell the Musical
Posted: 6/16/14 at 07:15pm
Can it be a horror rom-com where after coming back to life Zombie Kyle realizes that he's straight and falls in love with Zombie Marilyn?
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Starship
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Bombshell the Musical
Posted: 6/16/14 at 07:17pm

mattmarkowski99
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Bombshell the Musical
Posted: 6/16/14 at 07:18pm
Thats helpful.
mattmarkowski99
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 07:18pm
And what?????
ClydeBarrow
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Bombshell the Musical
Posted: 6/16/14 at 07:36pm
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Mr. Nowack
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Bombshell the Musical
Posted: 6/16/14 at 07:48pm
It should definitely be a drama. The more cheery musical numbers that take place in Marilyn's public life are enough to relieve the dramatic scenes, and they can play against the dramatics happening in her personal one. That way you can show the disconnect between her public image and her covered up turmoils. I think comedic scenes would seem out of place, although a few jokes here and there are always good to keep it from getting too depressing.

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Updated On: 6/16/14 at 07:48 PM
mattmarkowski99
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Bombshell the Musical
Posted: 6/16/14 at 07:56pm
Thanks so much! That was a lot of help!
Patash
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Bombshell the Musical
Posted: 6/17/14 at 02:14pm
So you feel compelled to write this musical, yet you haven't given it enough thought to decide what tone the play you have in your head should take or even what kind of play it should be? What am I missing here?
TazTarney
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Bombshell the Musical
Posted: 6/17/14 at 02:29pm
Definitely a drama.
dramamama611
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 02:29pm
Oh, the children.
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Patti LuPone FANatic
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 04:12pm
It's a little bit of everything: drama and comedy.
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CarlosAlberto
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 05:18pm
Lol @ dramamama611
bwayobsessed
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 06:35pm
I think it would be cool definitely be cool if (like the other poster said) there were two worlds: the public view which is colorful and comedic while the other is more gritty and realistic.
mattmarkowski99
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Bombshell the Musical
Posted: 6/17/14 at 09:52pm
I have given it a lot of thought actually. I think it should be both, but I wanted other people's opinions on it. Is that so bad?

Updated On: 6/18/14 at 09:52 PM
mattmarkowski99
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 09:54pm
I really liked that idea! Thanks for the help!
Lousy
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Posted: 6/18/14 at 06:15am
Have fun with obtaining any kind of rights for this project.
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Theater'sBestFriend
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Posted: 6/18/14 at 06:54am
"So you feel compelled to write this musical, yet you haven't given it enough thought to decide what tone the play you have in your head should take or even what kind of play it should be?"

Why should he do more than the people who created it in the first place?
JoeKv99
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Posted: 6/18/14 at 10:53am
Go ask Ellis.
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FindingNamo
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Posted: 6/18/14 at 11:00am
^^ perfect
yes, you
carash22
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Posted: 6/18/14 at 11:08am
I personaly love the idea of a Marilyn musical, but I have to agree with @Lousy on this one. There is no way you're going to be able to obtain the rights for this.
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Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 6/18/14 at 11:14am
I'm writing my own version of the show, also. But I'm calling mine "Bomb Shell!" (For copyright reasons) and changing it from Marilyn to a suicide bombing Iraqi turtle named Shelly who falls in love with Arthur Miller. And it's definitely a drama.
Lousy
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Posted: 6/18/14 at 11:17am
Shelly still gets to do a baseball number though.
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Mr. Nowack
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Posted: 6/18/14 at 03:56pm
I think mattmarkowski99 was just doing it for fun, not for an actual production.

Although I think we made more headway in this thread than Julia Huston ever did.
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