Move over, other-musicals-I-don’t-know-by-name.
I hope it goes better than the Spider-man musical.
Not every movie deserves to live on in other mediums, but that’s for the ticket sales and the eyes of the beholders to judge. Clap, fall asleep, or play Statler…
I’m guessing it will be in English.
It can’t be as bad as ‘Spiderman.’
It’s about time “Eye of the Tiger” became eligible for a Tony.
Turning movies into musicals is a big craze now, what with "Young Frankenstein," "The Producers" and "Spider-Man: Everybody Dies" burning up Broadway stages. But there are, like, at least a…
‘Finding Neverland’, ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’, and more headed to the Broadway stage.
Tom Cruise has made it official. No, not that. The ‘Rock Of Ages’ casting thing.
Tom Cruise is getting ready for his next quirky supporting role, this time as over the top rock superstar Stacee Jax in director Adam Shankman’s New Line adaptation of the smash Broadway musical Rock of Ages. Are fans clamoring to see Cruise belt out hair metal hits?
King Kong, the world’s most iconic ape, is climbing off the silver screen and onto the Great White Way. Global Creatures, an Australian company currently producing "Walking With Dinosaurs," is working on a stage adaptation of the classic Hollywood film complete with a “20-foot-tall, animatronic incarnation” of Kong.
Unlike the ending to the classic film, the proposed robot Kong will most likely not break free of its chains and run amok in downtown New York. However, the state-of-the-art special effects may not be enough to carry the play. “Lennon,” a 2005 musical based on the life of the iconic Beatle, failed to draw an audience despite having a 15-foot-tall laser-wielding Ringo Star. (Variety)
He's conquered television, starred on the silver screen, and surfed the internet. Now, comedian extraordinaire Jerry Seinfeld has set his sites on Broadway….off Broadway, to be exact. Seinfeld will direct "Long Story Short," a comedic monologue by SNL alum Colin Quinn. The play explores "2,000 years of human civilization and the rise and fall of its great empires, stretching from ancient Rome to Walmart." It is hoped that Seinfeld's name recognition will translate to ticket sales. Most Off Broadway shows close after only a week, sending the vanquished cast members back home to flyover country with their pathetic hopes of stardom dashed. This is not Seinfeld's first encounter with the Great White Way. In 1998, he closed out his old stand-up routine with a limited run entitled, "I'm Telling You For The Last Time." In addition, Monk's Coffee Shop, the fictitious hangout for the "Seinfeld" characters, is located at West 112th Street and Broadway. Not too bad for a guy whose only knowledge of high culture comes from Bugs Bunny cartoons. (Variety) See video of Jerry Seinfeld's Broadway debut after the jump.