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Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan

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Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan#0
Posted: 12/12/05 at 2:48pm
Who knew that the Tenacious D frontman loved showtunes?

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Then, in the middle of one of his own sentences, he confesses he's lost track of whatever the hell he was saying.

"I'm sorry, what was I saying? I was thinking just now about how I'm going to see `Sweeney Todd' tonight. [The Stephen Sondheim musical thriller , a show Black says he'd love to do someday, is back on Broadway in a stripped-down, small-cast revival.] I'm psyched."

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With that our 15 minutes are up, and Jack Black, closet show queen inside the soul of a rocker, makes jokes about "Miss Angela Lansbury," the original Mrs. Lovett in "Sweeney Todd."

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re: Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan#1
Posted: 12/12/05 at 2:49pm
He'd love to do?

He'd make a great Pirelli.
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re: Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan#2
Posted: 12/12/05 at 3:15pm
Naaawww.. I'd love to see him as the Demon Barber himself.
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re: Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan#3
Posted: 12/12/05 at 3:18pm
I always wanted to see him as The Music Man. I love Jack Black.
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Posted: 12/12/05 at 3:23pm
i love jack black and i would love to see him in sweeny. i am just not sure what part.
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re: Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan#5
Posted: 12/12/05 at 4:00pm
ALL parts in Sweeney Todd require people who can sing.
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re: Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan#6
Posted: 12/12/05 at 4:19pm
That's great that he likes Sweeney.
I knew he had some musical love when he sang "Heaven on Their Minds" on a Tenacious D concert (and was pretty darn good too).
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re: Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan#7
Posted: 12/12/05 at 8:01pm
Good for him. Will he ever be in it? Well after the Spears Sweet Charity fiasco, he might be asked. But I like him and he seems to have talent, he could be Pirelli, I agree.
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re: Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan#8
Posted: 12/12/05 at 8:06pm
Well goodness, School of Rock was basically a modern day Music Man re: Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan
I'm glad to hear he likes Sondheim though, that's pretty cool coming from a rocker.
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re: Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan#9
Posted: 12/12/05 at 8:35pm
Jack Black was cool in my books, now he's even cooler.

I love the man, and would LOVE to see him in Sweeney as anything, if he could sing it!
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re: Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan#10
Posted: 12/12/05 at 8:36pm
SOR would make a great rock musical.
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re: Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan#11
Posted: 12/12/05 at 8:36pm
He's holding out for the Mrs. Lovett role or nothing.
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re: Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan#12
Posted: 12/12/05 at 8:36pm
Pab - then it's a good job Jack Black has such a great voice, isn't it?
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re: Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan#13
Posted: 12/12/05 at 8:39pm
If they cast him in a role in the current production, that would probably be the only way I'd muster up the courage to go back. I love that man.
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re: Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan#14
Posted: 12/12/05 at 8:41pm
He could NEVER play Pirelli in the new production. Considering Pirelli HAS to be female, the need the 4th female voice for the ensemble parts.
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re: Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan#15
Posted: 12/12/05 at 8:45pm
i once heard jack black sing a kick ass version of "heaven on their minds...." judas anyone?
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re: Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan#16
Posted: 12/12/05 at 10:00pm
Jack needs to make it to Broadway. He was BORN to take over for Norbert in DRS. I think casting him in a more serious role could surprise everyone, in a good way. The man clearly has chops, both singing and acting....and facial.

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re: Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan#17
Posted: 12/12/05 at 10:34pm
i'd actually cast jack black as the Beadle-
but of course only until the brilliant Aexander Gemignani had left on his own accord for something wonderful.
and i actually think jack black is a fantastic musician and singer. I don't know if he plays anything other than guitar, but one would suspect the piano and add that to his sense of humor- hence, the Beadle.

My Sweeney source told me he actually loved the show, gave it a standing O and went backstage afterwards to tell compliment the company. From what I hear, an absolutely lovely lovely man.

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re: Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan#18
Posted: 12/13/05 at 12:58am
Cerveris plays guitar re: Jack Black is a SWEENEY fan

I'd SO go see Jack Black in a Sweeney Todd.
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