ChildofEarth said: "RNJ has said she doesn't want to replace anyone anymore."
Huh? I know she replaced Yitzhak. What else has she done? Was she ever in RENT? Originating a role is an amazing opportunity for an actor and she's done some really cool shows (American Idiot, Murder Ballad, and my fav Passing Strange), but being a replacement can't be that bad if the gigs are Hamil
I wish we still lived in the days when the movie came not too long after the Broadway debut, but the current financial climate makes this impossible. Shows and tours need to run longer nowadays to recoup and today's society would rather stay inside and watch the DVD if the option is available. However, this just increases the odds of the movie coming off as stale and dated once it finally arrives. By the time Hair hit theaters it was a living time capsule, same goes for Rent. How awkward
Abigale Haness. She played Janet in the 1974 L.A. Roxy Theatre Rocky Horror Show with Tim Curry. To me she's the definitive Janet, the expertly timed devolution of her vocals into a rough, Joplin-like belt on the cast album is insane. She had the pipes to match all of the big rock musicals coming out at that time, but strangely the LA Rocky Show is the sole credit I can find to her name.
John Landis was attached to direct a film version around a decade ago but plans fell through. I don't think there's a studio (or anyone for that matter) working on getting a film produced. The show is due for a NY revival though, and maybe that might spur development on a film.
darquegk said: "Go abstract. Abandon the dance elements. Abandon everything and do it up as a Fantasia style film. Combine animation, live action, CGI, whatever. The only possible way this could work is if it doesn't resemble the Broadway show, or the prior filming, at all."
I've been saying this for years, Boogie Nights would make for a very interesting musical. Large ensemble cast, period piece spanning multiple decades, specific subculture; it's perfect for a musical. After Avenue Q, Book of Mormon, and Oh Calcutta! I think Broadway is ready for a comedy-drama-porno show.
Thanks to 9/11 we never got a chance to have an Earth Girls Are Easy musical. It was workshopped with Chenowet
Wicked will probably be safe for another five to ten years. Then they'll produce a film version just to keep the stage show propped up for an extra five until they're forced to pull the plug. And after that it'll still tour ten or twenty years into the future.
I'm kinda bummed that Oh, Sri Lanka got cut. I listened to the OLCR over the weekend and that number might be the most satirical song in the show. I dunno about those quasi-rapped verses, but the chorus is great (the melody is sublime and the lyrics are somehow ridiculous and honest at the same time) and I love the melody to "I hope you DIE, yuppie scum!"
I wish they'd lose Killing Time instead. It's a prett
It's as if they're under the assumption that LGBT Rights are the only issue the Obama presidency has focused on. The audacity of waving this off with a "but wont someone think of the refugees!" when the Dems have been much more favorable to refugee immigration than anyone on the right. That said, I do love the delicious hypocrisy in the use of the phrase "sexual extremism". And I, too, hope that a new set of posters and artwork will be adorned w
I have to say, as someone who's excited for this show, the preview montage made everything look pretty awful, however the full videos posted later are really redeeming, especially for "Selling Out" and "The Card Song".
The choreography for "Selling Out" is still pretty fking awkward, but it sounds fantastic and the little scenes interspersed within look great. The zombified/teetering movements of the background characters is a nice t
Whoa, what didn't you like about Shirley McClaine in Sweet Charity? Besides running a little long that is one of my favorite stage-to-screen adaptations and McClaine is half the reason I love it so much.
c0113g3b0y said: "I know that Oliver! is a 'family' show but isn't Nancy bludgeoned to death by Bill?!?"
It's a family friendly bludgeoning.
No, the other posters are right, it's a really disturbing scene that takes place on stage, but usually behind a ledge so you can't actually see anything. Oliver! is probably the darkest "family musical" ever made. It starts off a bit dark (at the orphanage), gets
Has She Loves Me ever had a major production with good artwork? Such a generic, spoilerific title that barely captures a fraction of what the show is truly like, it's gotta be hard to make an appropriate logo out of it.