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Wax On, Wax Off: Karate Kid headed to the stage

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https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Robert-Mark-Kamen-Drew-Gasparini-Are-Developing-THE-KARATE-KID-for-Broadway-20200122

Kino****a Group, Kumiko Yoshii, and Michael Wolk announced today simultaneously in New York and Los Angeles that The Karate Kid is being developed for Broadway as a new musical. Based on the smash hit Columbia Pictures motion picture, and featuring a book by the film's screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen and music and lyrics by Drew Gasparini, The Karate Kid will be directed by renowned Japanese director Amon Miyamoto and choreographed by MTV VMA nominees Keone and Mari Madrid.

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I am really excited for this!  

However, I hope it doesn't share the Rocky musical's fate...

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Will they at least keep "Glory of Love" by Peter Cetera?

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I could see this being either really excellent or a total trainwreck. I don't predict that it'll fall anywhere in the middle - it'll be one of the two extremes. Regardless, I'm interested and excited.

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I think that there's a lot of fun stuff they could do with blending traditional karate into the choreography.

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bwaylyric said: "Will they at least keep "Glory of Love" by Peter Cetera?"

"Glory of Love" was from The Karate Kid Part II.

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Maybe they can find a way to use "Kung Fu Fighting," instead.

 

Sorry, this sounds AWFUL.  (And I adored the film.)

If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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If it's good, every Japanese-American (hell, realistically speaking, every Asian) musical theatre actor of a certain age will have a potential comeback role.

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and it will be huge in the ever growing Asian musical theatre market--and cruise ships.

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So who gets the first crack at the role? George Takei? Daniel Dae Kim? BD Wong?
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"It's you." "It's me. Orpheus." "Eurydice..." *crying*
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darquegk said: "So who gets the first crack at the role? George Takei? Daniel Dae Kim? BD Wong?"

 

Ken Watanabe?! Come on!

 

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MollyJeanneMusic said: "Is this reminding anyone else of Andrew Rannells and It's Karate, COMMA, Kid: The Musical?

http://www.playbill.com/article/hai-ya-its-karate-kid-high-kicking-new-musical-spoof-premieres-in-nyc-dec-2-18-com-122866

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G231vixGqW0
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This is all I can think of while reading about this

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DoTheDood said: "MollyJeanneMusic said: "Is this reminding anyone else of Andrew Rannells and It's Karate, COMMA, Kid: The Musical?

http://www.playbill.com/article/hai-ya-its-karate-kid-high-kicking-new-musical-spoof-premieres-in-nyc-dec-2-18-com-122866

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G231vixGqW0
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This is all I can think of while reading about this
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LOL, same with me!





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