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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.

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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#1
Posted: 6/18/14 at 11:17am
My gosh, ENOUGH with all of these musical adaptions of TV shows already. This is just stupid, btw.


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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#2
Posted: 6/18/14 at 11:22am
Brooke Shields *is* Gran.
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#2
Posted: 6/18/14 at 11:54am
If this is successful, can Green Acres the musical be far behind?
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#3
Posted: 6/18/14 at 1:41pm
It's got a melodramatic quality to it that could work. However, Vampire musicals just aren't successful, ha.
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#4
Posted: 6/18/14 at 1:43pm
True Blood does, however, have a built in fan base and name recognition.
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#5
Posted: 6/18/14 at 2:11pm
But vampire musicals really don't have a good record.
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#6
Posted: 6/18/14 at 4:00pm
If it happens, it happens. If not ......
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#7
Posted: 6/18/14 at 4:12pm
"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.
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#8
Posted: 6/18/14 at 5:40pm
As I say to all new projects, if it's good, I don't care what it's based on.
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#9
Posted: 6/18/14 at 6:30pm
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.
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#10
Posted: 6/18/14 at 7:09pm
If it features half-naked guys running around, I think it could be a bit hit.
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#11
Posted: 6/18/14 at 7:16pm
HALF-naked? Have you seen True Blood at all?
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#12
Posted: 6/18/14 at 7:18pm
They're totally naked, right?
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#13
Posted: 6/18/14 at 7:29pm
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.

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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#14
Posted: 6/18/14 at 9:10pm
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.)
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#15
Posted: 6/18/14 at 9:14pm
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.
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#16
Posted: 6/18/14 at 9:18pm
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.)
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#17
Posted: 6/18/14 at 9:25pm
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.
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#18
Posted: 6/18/14 at 9:29pm
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.
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#19
Posted: 6/18/14 at 9:29pm
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
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#20
Posted: 6/18/14 at 9:33pm
Yep, Marnie. What a crazy bitch. TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.

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. TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works. DIE! DIE DIEEEEEEE!!! Thank you, Jesus!
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#21
Posted: 6/18/14 at 9:48pm
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 TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#22
Posted: 6/18/14 at 9:57pm
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.
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#24
Posted: 6/19/14 at 8:53am
Oh happy days.

What about Six Feet Under as a musical?
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TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL is on the works.#25
Posted: 6/19/14 at 10:41am
One word: Lestat.
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