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How long until a Madonna Jukebox Musical#26
Posted: 6/23/20 at 9:11pm

Jordan Catalano said: "Oh I think that would have to be a reality show - the search for Madonna."

With Madge as the sole judge, it is guaranteed to be cant-watch/can't not TV, on the order of Celebrity Apprentice. Or not.

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Posted: 6/24/20 at 12:41am
Her music isn’t vocally challenging ... although The Cher Show seemed pretty vocally demanding
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How long until a Madonna Jukebox Musical#28
Posted: 6/24/20 at 12:49am
Not all her music may seem musically challenging, but try singing Ray of Light at karaoke.
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How long until a Madonna Jukebox Musical#29
Posted: 6/24/20 at 9:23am
I’m still dying for a film biopic starring Florence Pugh as Madonna
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How long until a Madonna Jukebox Musical#30
Posted: 6/24/20 at 9:23pm

Maybe a Taylor Swift jukebox 

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How long until a Madonna Jukebox Musical#31
Posted: 6/24/20 at 9:28pm
^Haven’t we been through enough already this year?
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How long until a Madonna Jukebox Musical#32
Posted: 6/25/20 at 11:35am

I'd add this to the list with her memoirs or a film about her early days.

About the former, she says she wants to but isn't ever going to sit down and spend years talking about the past, because she's always more interested in new projects.

As for the latter (resembling what others have said here about a jukebox musical), she's always said no or even stopped other films from happening because she says she wants to tell it. See: memoir.

She did write a musical in 2003-4 called HELLO, SUCKERS about vaudeville star Texas Guinan (yes, the CHICAGO Act 2 opening line is inspired by her famous call to the audience). But she opted to do her CONFESSIONS album instead. Good career move.

So, I've always assumed she'd be an artist who'd rather write a new show as opposed to a jukebox one. Thing is, many have tried and if you want a successful one, you need a very strong collaborator like a Harvey Fierstein.

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How long until a Madonna Jukebox Musical#33
Posted: 6/25/20 at 12:32pm

As rehearsed above, and essentially confirmed immediately above, if there were to be a jukebox musical, it is far more likely to be unauthorized. 

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How long until a Madonna Jukebox Musical#34
Posted: 9/15/20 at 8:51am

Back in 2014 I wrote and directed a jukebox musical with Madonna's songs (translated to catalan) in Barcelona. It was only an amateur production, but if anyone is interested just write me.

It doesn't follow her life, though, it's a completely new story, more in the line of Mamma Mia than Jersey Boys or The Cher Show...

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How long until a Madonna Jukebox Musical#35
Posted: 9/15/20 at 10:10am

M’s instagram has been full of her collaborating on something with screenwriter Diabo Cody, who also happened to recently write the book for Jagged Little Pill. 

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How long until a Madonna Jukebox Musical#36
Posted: 9/15/20 at 11:59am

I will say it one more time, does every possible rock/pop star really need their own Broadway musical? Please stop it and try being creative and write an original story and music.

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Posted: 9/15/20 at 12:05pm
We can have both, what a concept. Next.
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Posted: 9/15/20 at 1:17pm
What M is working on with Cody is definitely a screenplay for a 2 hour biopic movie. They said so on their IG livestream.
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Posted: 9/15/20 at 1:55pm

I find it interesting that she's working with Diablo Cody on a screenplay about her life when for a few years now there's been a floating screenplay called Blonde Ambition that was like on top of the Blacklist of unproduced screenplays that she doesn't approve of. It seems Madonna sees an opportunity to take control and tell her own story before someone else does in a "major" film production and I guess quarantine has given her downtime to do such a thing.

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Posted: 9/15/20 at 2:53pm
Based on the comments she made about her screenplay, it sounds like a mess. Can’t wait!
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Posted: 9/16/20 at 3:32am

I guess I'll be the lone voice of dissent and say I'd prefer a jukebox musical with a plot vs a biomusical. Madonna's catalog is interesting enough (at least compared to other pop acts) that a good writer could craft a story using her songs. What's the legality on unauthorized productions? For example, did the Cruel Intentions musical get the rights to all those songs or were they cleared under parody?

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How long until a Madonna Jukebox Musical#43
Posted: 9/16/20 at 7:58pm

sparksatmidnight said: "Guess it's only a matter of time now

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/sep/15/madonna-to-direct-and-co-write-her-own-biopic
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Train wreck and I am here for it. She is BFF with Diablo Cody now so why not? It better be called “Rebel Heart.”

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How long until a Madonna Jukebox Musical#44
Posted: 9/17/20 at 7:37am

sparksatmidnight said: "Guess it's only a matter of time now

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/sep/15/madonna-to-direct-and-co-write-her-own-biopic
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I think it's a genius idea. If the script is good, it's a project she was born to direct. But a good script for a biopic is always challenging, so sadly, that's a big "if".

One thing I don't get is the pearl-clutchers over her directing. People write their memoirs. Male movie directors make movies about their childhood all the time, every year. This is no different than either, except if one takes issue with a female artist telling the story of her success; as in, she can live it once, but she's not allowed to re-live it because now someone must tell it with negative traits included.

As for a musical, I still think we're a ways off from that and she'd rather write a new one. But if the film is successful, who knows?

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Posted: 9/17/20 at 12:01pm

Another thought I had was that maybe Madonna won't even consider having a full-blown musical with her catalogue until she feels she's done making music, and that probably won't happen until she dies. It's one thing to let a friend use her catalogue for one special episode of Glee, and of course she has no control over the songs she does not own, but for an actual authorized musical, which will probably be a bio-musical, she probably feels it can't really be done until she's finished. I think this movie is being done thanks to that screenplay, Blonde Ambition, that Universal purchased. Maybe once Madonna publicly denounced that project, Amy Pascal of Universal contacted Madonna about doing her own movie instead of producing Blonde Ambition, and here we are now.

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How long until a Madonna Jukebox Musical#46
Posted: 9/17/20 at 3:20pm

For what it's worth, I was skimming the subject lines on the front page of the message board and did a double take because I thought this thread's subject was "How long until a Jason Momoa musical". 

And I thought to my own surprise "Well, you know what, I'd probably see that."

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How long until a Madonna Jukebox Musical#47
Posted: 9/20/20 at 2:27pm

If I had to pick a artist for a Jukebox musical, I'd pick The Chicks(Formerly known as The Dixie Chicks)You could make a good story out their songs


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