Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wacky Broadway news...

Who said there's no more originality on Broadway???
The Big Corporate Machinery keeps churning out "known" material in search of a hit...Young Frankenstein, every Disney movie ever made, Shrek's on its way, and now...

Open casting calls on July 28th for "SPIDERMAN - THE MUSICAL" according to Playbill...

Yes, you read that right...a musical Spiderman will be coming to Broadway sometime in 2009...directed by the fabulous Julie Taymor (of Lion King fame) with music by Bono and U2!!

Does it get any stranger?? As a matter of fact it does...keep reading...
Going FROM Broadway to a big screen near you - Wicked!!

In the tradition of Chicago, Hairspray and Mamma Mia, Playbill is also saying Wicked is in the works for a big screen musical...let's hope the geniuses who were behind casting John Travolta as Enid Turnblad don't have anything to do with this production...we might end up with Lindsay Lohan as Elphaba and Jessica Simpson as Glinda...

If they're smart they'll be signing up Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel pronto!!

But we know how smart these studios are, don't we?

And finally, Mr Q had read about this a while back but didn't realize the production had made it out of the "discussions" phase...

9 to 5 is coming to Broadway in April 2009! With Allison Janey!

Very mixed feelings on this, but what the heck, Dolly is involved, so let's hope for the best, right?!! LOVE YOU DOLLY!!

But Yikes! Is that a cartoon image of Dolly superimposed with the Broadway cast??!! I think the airbrushers from Marie Claire have been at it again!! :-)

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