Unusual Musicals

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Unusual Musicals#0
Posted: 8/14/03 at 1:49pm
There are all these plans for "Shrek the Musical," etc. and now a "Legally Blonde the Musical." Do these ever pull through. What past musicals like this have made it on broadway?
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re: Unusual Musicals#1
Posted: 8/14/03 at 1:50pm
Legally blond. You've got to be joking....What's next? Gigli?
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Posted: 8/14/03 at 1:54pm
I know!! Are these just rumors or are they actually doing this? It's crazy what people do for money!
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re: re: Unusual Musicals#3
Posted: 8/14/03 at 1:54pm
Er, people said the same thing about HAIRSPRAY when it was announced. How quickly you pups forget...
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Posted: 8/14/03 at 1:58pm
WOW! Scary. Leagally Blonde the musical top show on Broadway!
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re: re: re: re: Unusual Musicals#5
Posted: 8/14/03 at 2:03pm
I just know that there is a Harry Potter, the Musical in our future.
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Posted: 8/14/03 at 2:06pm
Voiceanth on acid:

Legally Blonde: Wow! I know who they should cast ..any of the following ONLY:

Rebecca Luker
Laura Benanti
Melissa Errico
Sutton Foster
Linda Eder
Marin Mazzie,
Carolee Carmello
or
Kristin Chenoweth

NO STUNT CASTING! EVER!
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re: Unusual Musicals#7
Posted: 8/14/03 at 2:24pm
Actually...Until the Harry Potter thing comes to fruitation - if it ever does - I think that WICKED will attract Harry maniacs. From what I've heard and seen of it, it seems very Harry Potter-esque what with spell chating, a wizard and witches and talking animals.
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re: re: Unusual Musicals#8
Posted: 8/14/03 at 2:25pm
and right now there IS Lord of the Rings in London, lol. re: re: Unusual Musicals
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Posted: 8/14/03 at 2:27pm
LOTR opens in 2005 I believe. I want to see it out of curiosity.
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re: Unusual Musicals#10
Posted: 8/14/03 at 2:27pm
What's so 'unusual' about these properties? They seem a bit new but, otherwise, they seem like perfectly sensible ideas for musicals. No stranger than 'Hairspray' or 'The Full Monty' or anything else.
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re: re: Unusual Musicals#11
Posted: 8/14/03 at 2:28pm
John you're such a freak. Hee hee. It's what I love about you. Though, I suppose, in a way you're right.
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Posted: 8/14/03 at 2:36pm
They are just different. These are probably the musicals of the future, who knows!
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re: re: re: re: Unusual Musicals#13
Posted: 8/14/03 at 2:51pm
Personally, I'd like to see more originals. Urinetown might be one of the most refreshing shows on Broadway!!
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re: re: re: re: Unusual Musicals#14
Posted: 8/14/03 at 2:51pm
While I may not get many to agree with me, at the very least, I would hope you'd all understand my sentiment here:
I think it's great that musicals are still going as strong as they are in this day and age with all the movies, computers, and technology alone. Look at Broadway PLAYS. They don't last long because they don't sell tickets. They're still being produced, and I'm sure no one will disagree that they should be.
That being said, imagine you are a lover of musicals and broadway (which I think it safe to assume we all are)and now think about every penny to your name. Cash, savings, property, belongings, etc. Anything that's worth something. You invest EVERYTHING into a show (what Producers do) and hope that it does well. This is why "stunt casting" occurs. This is why commodities like Legally Blonde, Shreck, etc. are chosen to be "turned into" Broadway shows. They're already a proven favorite with audiences. So, while unusual to those of us who grew up on quality musical theatre over the years - these ideas may seem crazy. But it takes a vision, and a good team of people, and if you really look back at what your favorite musicals are, back then they were probably viewed the same way. A stupid idea. Disney putting their animated features live on stage - - never will it run long. (Hmmm...) A modern retelling of La Boehem set in the village - - that's stupid! (Hmmm...)
My point is this: SHOW BUSINESS is more about the latter word in that phrase then the former. It's a business plain and simple.
I love all the leading male and female broadway stars - past and present. Those who succeed in NY theatre do so because of their passion for their craft. Not the money or the fame.
While we might rather see a revival of A CHORUS LINE as opposed to LEGALLY BLONDE - the musical, one point to ponder is - there's nothing wrong with NEW and DIFFERENT, even UNUSUAL, because it may bring a whole new group of people to the theatre... it may bring a whole new group of creative minds to put a show together... nothing bad can come of it. And the bottom line is, if all these unusual shows open and they're really bad, everyone will PROBABLY agree that they are and then we can all rejoice when the shows that are wholeheartedly embraced receive all the awards in that particular season!
That's my 2 cents... thanks!
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Posted: 8/14/03 at 2:59pm
My vision is for my two favorite children's books to make it to Broadway...Everybody Poops and The Gas We Pass. Casting, anyone???
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Posted: 8/14/03 at 3:02pm
DAMN. And I was looking forward to See Spot Run the musical!
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Posted: 8/14/03 at 3:03pm
You're really thinking outside of the cardboard container, Voiceanth. Good thing "your [sic] attractive" too.
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Thank you namo..so sweet..and i'm sure your....

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very nice ....too....
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Great point DavidMegg!
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Unusual Musicals#20
Posted: 8/14/03 at 8:01pm
Everyone Poops should be a musical!!!! I love that idea.

Other shows that could be considered unusual could be
CARRIE

But I agree. With tend to think that they might be unusual but then we love them. I thought Debbie Does Dallas would be horrible but I loved every minute of it. (And literally, I would not want to do DEBBIE -- maybe her boyfriend but....)
...this is wrong on so many levels... Diane Lane in "Must Love Dogs" "If you have poo, now is the time to fling it" -- The Monkey's from Madagascar
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re: Unusual Musicals#21
Posted: 8/14/03 at 8:02pm
I would like to be Debbie! She has a fun job!


:)
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re: Unusual Musicals#22
Posted: 8/14/03 at 9:50pm
Hmmm.. Everybody Poops. Followed by Belching on Broadway, The Women Who Clot, and the sequel to Urinetown... Potty Place.

All casted by Barry and Fran!
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re: re: Unusual Musicals#23
Posted: 8/14/03 at 10:08pm
I actually want to see WICKED. It looks pretty good. And I love Harry Potter too lol
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Unusual Musicals#24
Posted: 8/14/03 at 10:13pm
AReinking...obviously you did not see the books or know what we are talking about. or maybe you did.
...this is wrong on so many levels... Diane Lane in "Must Love Dogs" "If you have poo, now is the time to fling it" -- The Monkey's from Madagascar