So, who's the next artist who's songs are going to be turned into a musical ??

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Along with musicals made from movies, I think this the trend nowadays. Well, up till now in Broadway and London we had ABBA, Billy Joel, Queen, Rod Stewart and The Beatles (a few years back in London). If I forget someone, feel free to correct me. I am surprised there is no Elvis musical yet, i think I read something a while ago. So who's next ? Michael Jackson ? The Rolling Stones ? I wouldn't mind a Madonna one !! Share your thoughts ! And please, don't start with the " I prefer original material" comments. We all do, but let's just have a fun thread, for the sake of argument, since with the success of Mamma Mia and Movin Out, there are going to be more, undoubtedly ! I can see the sign: "OOPS The Musical!! A musical based on the songs of Britney Spears " :)

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Others already done also include - Buddy (Buddy Holly) and Jolson (Al Jolson), and don't forget Boy from Oz (Peter Allen).

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Yes, you are right ! I was sure i was forgetting some. Also the British group Madness had one in London !

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didn't the pet shop boys also have a musical?
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Yes, but it was all new material. I am talking about using existing known songs of an artist to create a new story around them.

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I'm holding out for 'Animal: The NEW W.A.S.P. Musical!'
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rosie said her next musical is going to be about cyndi lauper... my thought is if TaBOO failed, what would make laupers play a hit? not only is she a phony but, shes washed up.
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Cyndi Lauper is contributing music to the next Rosie show. The show isn't about Cyndi.
Who are you saying is phony and washed up?
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What about the Village People? "YMCA!: The Musical"
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Cyndi Lauper will always be great because of her "Girls Just Want To Have Fun." I wouldn't call her washed up at all.
ckeaton- Your idea made me laugh. Who should be in the cast?
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Well... my hopes and dreams are that P Diddy writes the score to Raisin the Sun the musical.
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Boz Scaggs wrote some interesting songs. Anyone remember Boz?
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There was a musical of Elvis called simply - Elvis back in the 80s as well as Beatlemania in the 70s. There's an upcoming musical based on the songs of John Lennon in the works.
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There is a show called Tapestry, with all Carole King Music, but I'm not sure if it has a book, or if it's just merely a concert-type revue.
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I would actually like Melissa Manchester to work on a project with her music.
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Tapestry is simply a review. I did the show a few years back and it was a lot of fun. I guess the answer to the question lies in the thread on The Beach Boys.
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Milli Vanilli and it will be called "Thoroughly Milli Mania"

No one will have to argue about the performers lipsyncing though because that will be the gimmick.

Blame it on the rain with be the big Act I closer
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IDOLS OF THE KING is really a fabulous show if done well. It's about Elvis fans and includes an Elvis impersonator who does his numbers while the 2 person cast change into other crazy fans.

There is also another Elvis musical in the works that Priscilla is working on.
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Craig - Or perhaps "Thoroughly Vanilla Milli"
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actually cyndi lauper did the best "I drove all night" i have ever heard.
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Well, I don't think many producers would be willing to risk money putting up a Milli Vanilli musical. I mean, a musical must have at least 20 songs :)
On the other hand, I would just love a Madonna musical. She certainly has a big catalogue of well known hits from happy pop songs to great ballads, people all around the world are familiar with her music, she has a huge fan base who will support the project, and if someone could come up with a good book to incorporate these songs into the story, they could have a HUGE hit into their hands. And if they leave the raunchiest stuff out, it could even be family friendly. I am surprised that no producer has thought of it yet. I am sure she would love it, since she has proved she loves theater ! (And no bitchy remarks like "If she loves theater, why does she get on stage ?" please) :)

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Updated On: 1/20/04 at 04:12 PM
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"YMCA!: The Musical"

Featuring, in his triumphant return...
Jerry Stiller
as Jacques Morali, founder.

Starring...

Soldier: Damian Perkins
Cop: Brent Barrett
Construction Worker: Shuler Hensley
Biker: Adam Pascal
Cowboy: Patrick Wilson

and...
Michael Crawford as 'Jocko, the Bus driver'.
Hamlet's father.
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adam pascal would be a great biker

maybe Matt Cavanaugh ? he could always be a swing...
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Sorry, but based on extensive research...

Phantom2 and BroadwayGuy2 get to cast the swings and chorus parts.
Hamlet's father.
Updated On: 1/20/04 at 04:21 PM