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Have you ever had a GREAT idea for a show?

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I did, once and I can't stop thinking about it.

Well, I was thinking, what if someone made a musical reworking of "Romeo and Juliet" (or "West Side Story", your choice, there would be no WSS songs), but it took place in Israel, and it was about a Jewish girl who fell in love with an Arab boy, but they had to keep their love a secret, because of the fighting between their groups. The music could be Israeli/Arab, and the cast would be equally Jewish and Arab. What do you think?
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HOw about an intimate musical about 4 friends catching up on bleachers...

It will run forever!
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There has been a short musical movie about that already.
Updated On: 5/13/08 at 09:09 PM
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With the Romeo/Juliet plot? Doubt it.
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NO he's serious. Its called West Bank Story. I'm not even joking.

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Miss Congeniality: The Musical
Stephanie J. Block as Gracie Hart.
I really think with the right team it could be a hit.
I mean come on, if Legally Blonde did it so could this.
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www.WestbankStory.com see
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I've always felt that William Faulkner's AS I LAY DYING would make a wonderful musical.
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
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Yes.
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I thought a followup to South Pacific called North Atlantic was a great idea but Hal Prince turned me down so I gave up.
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It's not exactly the same as my story. I said an Jewish girl who fell in love with an Arab man. A little different.
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this is for staging a show, but I think Che should be riding a bike while singing "Oh What a Circus".

I actually have had [what I think are] good ideas for shows, though. like a musical version of the City Mouse/Country Mouse fable starring Christine Ebersole and Reba McEntire. or a musical about the men in the Lunch Atop a Skyscraper photograph.

and a production of Sunset Boulevard starring Charles Busch as Norma.
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It's an interesting idea, musicaltheatrefan3. I know an Israeli bellydancer who would probably love to be in it. How about a Lebanese man, a musician?

Los Tarantos, the Spanish musical film of 1963, was actually inspired by the success of the film West Side Story. The DVD is available at amazon, but it is best to know the Spanish, there are no English subtitles. The story takes place between two warring Gitano clans. The film is not without flaws, but it still has still some great musical and cinematic moments. It was nominated for an Oscar, won awards in Spain and was a popular success for several years in Spain. Carmen Amaya, the one-time Broadway and Hollywood star dancer, singer and actress, give her final screen performance in Los Tarantos.
Updated On: 5/14/08 at 01:20 AM
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This seems to have everything!
If I heard the bells and the banjos ring
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Actually, lots of ideas.
Do I want to disclose here...? NO WAY! What do you think? I am hoping to write the latest great Broadway sensation sometime, still. Disclosing would be fatal, especially with all you guys on this board (no offense of plagerism... :o)