TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.

disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/10/13
My gosh, ENOUGH with all of these musical adaptions of TV shows already. This is just stupid, btw.


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Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
Updated On: 6/18/14 at 11:17 AM
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Brooke Shields *is* Gran.
"I hate dead people!" -- Joan Rivers. A Piece of Work
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
If this is successful, can Green Acres the musical be far behind?
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
It's got a melodramatic quality to it that could work. However, Vampire musicals just aren't successful, ha.
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
True Blood does, however, have a built in fan base and name recognition.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
But vampire musicals really don't have a good record.
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
If it happens, it happens. If not ......
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
South Fl Marc
Broadway Legend
joined:6/23/04
"My gosh, ENOUGH with all of these musical adaptions of TV shows already. This is just stupid, btw."

Exactly how I feel about Disney Cartoons. Enough already.
Now living in DC. I really have to change my name on the board.
mjohnson2
Broadway Star
joined:11/2/13
As I say to all new projects, if it's good, I don't care what it's based on.
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Elfuhbuh
Stand-by
joined:3/23/14
The reason vampire musicals don't have a good record is because they never seem to be done right on Broadway. Shows such as "Dracula" and "Dance of the Vampires" have done much better overseas.

That being said, this is actually a pretty hilarious idea.
macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
If it features half-naked guys running around, I think it could be a bit hit.
mjohnson2
Broadway Star
joined:11/2/13
HALF-naked? Have you seen True Blood at all?
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macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
They're totally naked, right?
Mr. Nowack
Broadway Star
joined:2/2/14
I wonder if the level of nudity will be kept? If so it could be the next OH CALCUTTA! And the music has to rewritten in that same style.

I was previously known as Mr. Nowak (Joined: 5/20/13).
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
If this is being instigated by the score composer, he has a lot of really lovely, haunting sorta folky/rock/celtic songs (I suck at describing music,) but nothing that sounds too theatrical. They want to take it back to its roots, which means less campy than the show is now, but maybe that's a bad idea. OK this whole thing isn't a great idea (and I loved True Blood's first few years.)
n2nbaby
Featured Actor
joined:10/22/10
The show has always been campy, that is one of the better qualities. I actually recently rewatched all of the seasons in preparation for the final season and I enjoyed the whole thing much better this time around. The only season I thought was only alright was season 4, all of the others were rated B+ to A-. A very enjoyable, entertaining series, even though there is way too much filler.

That being said, this could work off-Broadway maybe. It could be fun.
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
Yeah it has--Alan Ball tackled it because he wanted tomake something campy after Six Feet Under. But I do think it got increasingly more so (and I feel last year, when he left as showrunner, it completely fell off the rails, though of course I'll watch the final season.)
n2nbaby
Featured Actor
joined:10/22/10
That's funny, I thought the last season was a return to form after a mediocre fourth season and a very good fifth season. It was my favorite behind the first two seasons. Different strokes for different folks. :) Very excited to see how it's all wrapped up.
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
If it could be like Tanz der Vampyr that would be awesome because that show is a masterpiece that I heard was rooned here on Broadway by somebody who wanted it campy and they should make Tanz der True Blood now and Broadway will finally have the vampire hit it deserves.
"I hate dead people!" -- Joan Rivers. A Piece of Work
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
I admit I was having a bad Summer last year so maybe that coloured my judgement (I was also disappointed Alan Ball, the reason I started watching the show in the first place, left after he said he already had a planned ending he was leading up to for Season 5.) Was Season 4 the Witch season? I can't even remember. Looks like I should be doing some homework before Sunday :P
n2nbaby
Featured Actor
joined:10/22/10
Yep, Marnie. What a crazy bitch.

I actually just watched the sixth season for the first time a few days ago. Last summer when it was on, my partner and I unexpectedly broke up (he was always obsessed with the show) and I went into a ridiculously awful depression, so never finished it. You should give it a whirl again. I've also realized the show is much better to binge watch than go week to week. I HATED season 5 when it aired but while binge watching I really, really enjoyed it and thought it was a lot of fun.

Season 6 though... Anna Camp reaching her breaking point. So hysterical. DIE! DIE DIEEEEEEE!!! Thank you, Jesus!
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
I liked Marnie but little else about that year, it's true.

My problem with last year was interesting concepts (the fairy brother or whatever and all that) were brought and then dropped. (I loved Anna Camp's performance.) I think that you're right though that things like that would work better on a binge watch.

Sorry about your breakup--I completely relate to dropping a show you once watched in a relationship because it becomes too hard to watch. Glad you got back on the horse
mjohnson2
Broadway Star
joined:11/2/13
If they took this the indie route w/ Alex Timbers directing at the Public or something similar, I could totally get on board with this.
Please note: any opinions regarding shows or otherwise that are stated by this account, no matter how they are presented represent a personal opinion and should not be taken as an attempt to convey facts and disagreement with my opinion is not only welcome but I highly encourage it to inspire lively and healthy debate.
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Oh happy days.

What about Six Feet Under as a musical?
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
One word: Lestat.
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