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Killer Joe
Posted: 8/28/14 at 03:01pm
Has there been any further word on this?
Tracy Letts Killer Joe Broadway
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Matt Rogers
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Killer Joe
Posted: 8/28/14 at 08:58pm
I've been wondering this myself.

Possible spoiler:

Maybe they are having a hard time getting A-list actors to agree to rape/be raped with a fried chicken drumstick On Broafway 8 times a week.

Just a theory.

Updated On: 8/28/14 at 08:58 PM
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Posted: 8/28/14 at 10:14pm
Any chance McConaughey might reprise his role? Regardless, I hope this production comes to fruition, it's my favorite Letts play! Maybe Letts himself could play Ansel?
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Killer Joe
Posted: 8/29/14 at 10:05am
I asked Letts about this when he was leaving the theater from Realistic Joneses. He perked right up when I asked him, but said he had no info other than he really hoped it would happen.

I want Sam Rockwell in the title role
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dreaming
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Killer Joe
Posted: 8/29/14 at 10:17am
Sam Rockwell...yes please.

Could this be the spring tenant at the Winter Garden???? (If so, then maybe they have A-listers.)
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The Distinctive Baritone
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Posted: 8/29/14 at 11:26am
This play is a delicate beast. The Profiles Theatre production I saw in Chicago was great, but the film actually made me uncomfortable, and I'm definitely no prude. I'm also not sure this play would work in a huge, proscenium Broadway theater. If it's done on Broadway, it should be done at Circle in the Square. And of course, you need a star for the title character or no one will come see it.
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Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 8/29/14 at 11:40am
Personally, I'd love to see Michelle Williams as Sharla. I'll always be angry for not being able to see her do the play in 1998 so that would be a way to finally forgive myself. :)
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dreaming
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Posted: 8/29/14 at 11:42am
Well Circle is booked for the foreseeable future, so perhaps they'll figure out a way to use a proscenium staging?
Deena Jones
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Killer Joe
Posted: 8/29/14 at 12:31pm
Did anyone see the movie? i didn't even know they made a movie out of this!!!
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Jordan Catalano
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Killer Joe
Posted: 8/29/14 at 12:41pm
I think most of us who enjoy the play have seen the film.
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Posted: 8/29/14 at 01:28pm
The movie kind of snuck into theaters a few years back -- it's a great ugly little joyride.
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Posted: 8/29/14 at 02:21pm
Killer Joe also is balls out full frontal nudity on stage. If the actor playing Joe cuts the nudity, then I'll know they are sanitizing this very raw piece. It needs to stay visceral and primal.
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Killer Joe
Posted: 8/29/14 at 02:41pm
I think Cheyenne Jackson would be quite good in this.
mamaleh
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Killer Joe
Posted: 8/30/14 at 10:28am
Yes, he was decidedly overdressed in the opening scene of THE PERFORMERS. This would compensate.

 
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