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re: Muppets Conquer Broadway

Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/15/07 at 11:17am
How about these done by the Muppets?

J/H
Les Miz
Miss Saigon
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devonian.t
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/04
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/15/07 at 12:15pm
Spring Awakening
Rent
Hair

Miss Piggy would be great in Sunday in the Pork...
BustopherPhantom
Broadway Legend
joined:8/31/06
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/15/07 at 12:16pm
God, can you imagine...

I mean, I can't, but can you?
"Y'know, I think Bertolt Brecht was rolling in his grave."
-Nellie McKay on the 2006 Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera, in which she played Polly Peachum
Rentaholic2
Broadway Legend
joined:3/14/04
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/15/07 at 12:41pm
Does anyone know whatever happened to the planned musical, "Kermit: Prince of Denmark"? I thought it sounded like a fantastic idea.
BDrischBDemented
Broadway Star
joined:11/13/05
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/15/07 at 12:53pm
I vaguely recall that we discussed Muppet "Rent" before...

Scooter - Mark
Kermit - Roger
Miss Piggy - Mimi
Fozzie - Collins
Gonzo - Angel
Janice - Maureen
Skeeter - Joanne
Sam - Benny
"Your lyrics lack subtlety! You can't just have your characters announce how they feel! That makes me feel angry!"
Flaunt It
Broadway Star
joined:10/26/05
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/15/07 at 01:07pm
I honestly thought Fran and Barry might cast Miss Piggy as Rizzo in the last GREASE revival. It could have worked.
winston89
Broadway Legend
joined:6/18/06
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/15/07 at 03:13pm
I have always thouhght a broadway version of Muppets Take Manhatten.

I mean I think it could work and in my mind it is the most musical of all the muppet movives.
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keen on kean
Broadway Legend
joined:12/1/06
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/15/07 at 05:26pm
Muppets' Christmas Carol is a fine musical.
Theatreboy33
Broadway Star
joined:5/19/03
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/15/07 at 05:26pm
Someone correct me if im wrong, but weren't the muppets many years ago in talks to do a tv version of R&H's Pipe Dream? I recall reading somewhere (either in Mordden or mandlebaum) that one attempt to save the show some years later was to have the muppets perform it as a TV movie.
BustopherPhantom
Broadway Legend
joined:8/31/06
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/15/07 at 05:31pm
Someone correct me if im wrong, but weren't the muppets many years ago in talks to do a tv version of R&H's Pipe Dream?

You are correct, sir.
"Y'know, I think Bertolt Brecht was rolling in his grave."
-Nellie McKay on the 2006 Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera, in which she played Polly Peachum
gypsy4
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/07
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/15/07 at 05:36pm
What about the muppets Into the Woods? I could just picture miss piggy as the witch. I always saw the Great Muppett Caper
as a good broadway musical Ps:the kermit denmark musical was scrapped it was supposed to be written by the same team of
Avenue Q

Updated On: 12/15/07 at 05:36 PM
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/15/07 at 05:51pm
How about a Sweeney Muppet version?
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
TomMonster
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joined:5/28/05
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/15/07 at 05:57pm
Rentaholic: the "KERMIT PRINCE OF DENMARK" was the BMI workshop project that the AVENUE Q guys wrote. It was never planned to go anywhere else...but it got the guys interested in working with Rick Lyon again. That's what got them to write Q.
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Tkt2Ride
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/07
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/15/07 at 06:14pm
Interesting idea but it would be fun to see them tackle something new. Why should Disney have all of the fun? Though I have always seen South Park as a kind of warped version of the Muppets. A lot more so than say the Simpson's are.

The Actors did a great job with the material and puppets. The show was just too dated for me. I enjoyed the concept and some of Ave Q was funny. Making it more kid friendly will gain a larger audience but it worked well enough for a young adult audience.

Did it make a profit?
Rentaholic2
Broadway Legend
joined:3/14/04
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/15/07 at 06:16pm
That's a shame...it sounded like a wonderful idea. The muppets would have a great time spoofing something as well-known and overly dramatic as Hamlet.
ggersten
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joined:5/11/06
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/18/13 at 03:23pm
So, apparently, there was a planned Muppet Into the Woods film - and from the description (which apparently is at sondheim.com but I couldn't find it quickly) the script changes sound like the non-puppet version may have some similarities. I realize this is probably not news to many readers here - but it was new to me!
Muppets Into The Woods
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joined:12/31/69
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/18/13 at 03:50pm
That Muppets PIPE DREAM sounds bizarre, was it meant to be done straight? Of all the shows out there that seems like a bizarre choice.

I remember someone posted a Sesame Street spoof of Les Miz a few months ago.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/19/13 at 04:34pm
I'd like to see an all Muppet version of THE LARAMIE PROJECT.
darquegk
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joined:2/5/09
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/19/13 at 10:13pm
The Muppet "Pipe Dream" was going to be a weird in-between thing. Based loosely on "Pipe Dream" and on Steinbeck's novels, it would be a comedic tale of Depression-era squatters, with Miss Piggy living in an abandoned sewer pipe. But it's actual plot and content would have little more than a faint resemblance to Steinbeck or "Pipe Dream," and it would include only a few of the songs, but add some new ones (presumably by Muppet and Carpenters songwriter Paul Williams).

The project fell apart, presumably because the actual material to make "Steinbeckian Muppets in the Great depression" work never materialized.
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/19/13 at 10:52pm
J/H
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
twinbelters
Broadway Legend
joined:1/6/10
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/19/13 at 10:58pm
A Little Muppet Shop of Horrors! Puppets upon puppets! Frank Oz! The original ending! Wants!
With Irma you gotta do something!
showchoirguy
Broadway Star
joined:7/14/10
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/20/13 at 12:20am

"How about a Sweeney Muppet version?"

Here you go, Mr. Roxy:

Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/20/13 at 12:38am
Company
Follies
Pacific Overtures
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
Broadway Legend
joined:12/31/69
re: Muppets Conquer Broadway
Posted: 12/20/13 at 04:00pm
^^^^^^^^^^
Gonzo could play Bobby. Kermit and Miss Piggy could be Paul & Amy.