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Who Would Dig The Prince of Egypt on Broadway?

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Seriously... penned by Schwartz and Zimmer. This thing just needs a bit of extension as far as the songs go.

I loved this movie and think it would be a success and then some on Broadway.

Agree or Disagree?

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No thank you.
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I'm gonna say no.
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I love BSM's song in that.

But otherwise no. It's mostly a personal preference - I'm not a fan of any of the big egyptian shows.
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Now I see why it never came here. Apparently I'm the only human who liked it!
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No you're not alone. I love the music and I think "Deliver Us" could be spectacular on stage. There's lots of good parts too.
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Well thank ye gods.

And yes, Deliver Us and Through Heaven's Eyes might be two of the biggest showstoppers to hit a stage in a long time.
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I love the movie too. After the recent Ten Commandments musical in L.A. (which, although bad, wasn't nearly AS bad as other things I've seen), I think it'll be a while before people can seperate the two versions of the story.

And when it comes right down to it, I'm kinda sick of "family-oriented" theatre. I want more originality, some romance, some edginess, some drama, and perhaps even something a bit dark.
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I personally loved the film and find it some of Schwartz's best work, but I think it would be a hard sell on Broadway. That parting of the Red Sea, for example, was just stellar in the movie theater, and I can't think of a stage effect that would induce the same kind of gasp.
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I was thinking the same thing, I think it could be wonderful.
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With the technology on television these days? Im sure they could do something beautiful and impressive - symbolic or literal.
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Justin, you're probably never going to get alot of love for another Disney movie-made-musical here...whether it's got potential or not...

And of course people would flock to it--it's family-friendly and religious-themed--HUGE box office potential.
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Again I need to point out that the money-MAKING films will no doubt get the Broadway treatment before the money-LOSING films will.

Price of Egypt will come to Broadway shortly after Newsies.
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the aspects of the show would not work, like the red sea
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Prince of Egypt isn't Disney. Dreamworks I believe?
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I would. Most definitely.

Just imagine the splitting of the sea. Wow.
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It would be impressive. It's a great score. But I'd like to see it left alone.
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I would love to see this happen if only to see the score expanded. I think it is by FAR Schwartz's best work (it doesn't have that smug sensibility of his own cleverness in his lyrics, for once).

Plus I would love to see a good designer and director take on the staging. Its a great story to deal with theatically, rather than realistically.

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To be fair - it's Dreamworks, not Disney re: Who Would Dig The Prince of Egypt on Broadway?
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Love the score, "Deliver Us", "Through Heaven's Eyes", "All I Ever Wanted" and let's not all forget "When You Believe" would be major show stoppers, but I would rather see it have a good run in a pre-Broadway stop before ever reaching Broadway. It still seems a bit strange for Broadway to me, but with the right director anything is possible these days.
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This is exactly how I feel. I love the music. Would love more music in its vein, and extended versions of shorter numbers.

Le sigh... the masses have spoken. And I dont think anyone ever thought to bring it anyway.
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IMHO, it would have to play in the West End first, where it might have a better shot. Producers here *would* be looking at "Ten Commandments" and thinking "No way am I doing a Moses thing".

And to alleviate the concerns of the previous poster, Dreamworks is the same bunch giving us the hip-hop Donkey in SHREK. You wanted edgy, I believe? :)
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I would personally love to see it on Broadway. I think it would be awesome!

It's funny tho that Val Kilmer was in the 10 Commandments in LA and he also did the voice of Moses/God in The Prince of Egypt....just sayin'!
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Aren't there enough cartoons on Broadway?