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The wonder that is Jack Black...


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The wonder that is Jack Black...#0
Posted: 10/6/03 at 8:30am
As I sat watching the entertaining "School of Rock', which by the way might as well be a musical as Jack Black sings every three minutes, I was yet again blown away by the energy and utter joy that is Jack Black...

As I watched him interact with the children in the film...a thought crossed my head:

HAROLD HILL!

I don't think there is a performer in Film, TV or yes, Broadway, who could do T_R_O_U_B_L_E in the way Mr. Black could.

Now THAT would be a Music Man for the ages!

Updated On: 10/6/03 at 08:30 AM
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re: The wonder that is Jack Black...#1
Posted: 10/6/03 at 8:38am
If people out there HAVE to take movies off the screen and put them on the legit stage, take School of Rock, please. (I shall endeavor to avoid the cliche that it will bring in a whole new audience who will become Broadway lovers and of Millie in particular). Black hosted Saturday Night Live and sang every three minutes on that, too. His monologue was one of their great musical bits with him walking through the studio and backstage area, and he did a particularly great song about the Do Not Call list. He had a pleasant singing voice.

Hey, Broadway, DO call Jack Black.
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re: re: The wonder that is Jack Black...#2
Posted: 10/6/03 at 9:36am
I think Broadway is too late. I've a hunch SCHOOL OF ROCK will be a mega-smash-hit, probably with a sequel in the works as I type.

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what I love..#3
Posted: 10/6/03 at 9:44am
What I love is the sheer joy that he displays when singing..he is SO into it...LOL!
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re: what I love..#4
Posted: 10/6/03 at 9:57am
At last, I get my wish for someone, ANYONE to think outside the box. Although Namo always does. I'm thrilled that it's not another thread about Gavin or Joe.
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re: re: what I love..#5
Posted: 10/6/03 at 11:14am
Although I'm not sold on Jack Black's Harold Hill, I am certainly sold on his Pseudoulos (forgive the spelling if incorrect).
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re: re: re: what I love..#6
Posted: 10/6/03 at 11:15am
Al Dente who is gavin and joe?
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re: re: re: re: what I love..#7
Posted: 10/6/03 at 11:18am
While it is nice to see people wanting to bring in new acting talent on Broadway I'd still rather people were hoping to see these people in new works, rather than seeing which old war horse they might be able to sell for six months.
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re: re: re: re: re: what I love..#8
Posted: 10/6/03 at 11:24am
And how about Mike White as Marcellus/Hystreium?
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re: re: re: re: re: re: what I love..#9
Posted: 10/6/03 at 11:32am
Jon, I think you are pulling our collective legs !:)

Gavin Creel & Joe Machota are Broadway's two favorite twinkies.
They should travel together while wrapped in cellophane.

I'm actually very dissapointed and surprised they haven't yet appeared on nifty.org. If Babe Ruth and Phil Rizzuto can make the 'celebrity' section, anything is possible.
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Posted: 10/6/03 at 3:28pm
As you all know, I abhor movies, therefore I avoid them like the plague.

However, after seeing Eric McCormack as Harold Hill three yeara ago, I think he is now the definitive Music Man. He was splendid in the role.
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re: The wonder that is Jack Black...#11
Posted: 10/6/03 at 3:46pm
Jack Black as Max Bialystock. I think he could pull it off.
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re: re: The wonder that is Jack Black...#12
Posted: 10/6/03 at 8:00pm
I was thinking that while I was watching it too.
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His performance on SNL was so amazing, his pure joy at performing and that manic glee, that's what I wanna see in anything on Broadway!
You've got to spread joy up to the maximum Bring gloom down to the minimum Have faith or pandemonium's Liable to walk upon the scene
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Certainly Jack Black and Marc Shaiman and the South Park boys are all of a similar sensibility. The could come up with something totally new.
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Namo that sounds like a perfect combination, sign me up!
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I think Jack Black would be amazing in some roles.

Eddie/ Dr. Scott in RHS
Voice of Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors
Judas in JCS (I've heard him sing HOTM...very good)

And I can picture him in the Producers, maybe?
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Roger in Rent!!!! ok j/k but its fun to imagine ha :)