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You Hate Musicals Because You Are Dead Inside

You Hate Musicals Because You Are Dead Inside

I love musicals.

Oh, you hate musicals? Really? I’ll get to you and your opinion in a second.

First, I’m making a public confession: I am a white, heterosexual man who loves musicals. I don’t give a shit who knows. You are not your demographic. The people who make up focus groups are demented human beings.

I eat bacon cheeseburgers. I love pranks. I watch professional wrestling. Well, maybe that last one doesn’t prove anything. Pro wrestling is just Redneck Broadway. Keep reading »

“Heathers” Is Now An Off-Broadway Musical

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The oh-so-beloved 1980s movie “Heathers” is now a musical. I’ll wait for a moment while you squeal with glee (at least, that’s how I’d react if I were you). Rumors that “Heathers” would be headed to the stage, along with several incarnations of the production, have made the rounds these past few years. The show is finally playing off-Broadway at New World Stages in Manhattan and a cast recording is set to release in June. Playbill has shared some rehearsal footage to give us a better idea of what to expect. Keep reading »

Fox To Air Live Performance Of “Grease”

  • Maria who? Fox is producing a three-hour live performance of the 1978 hit film “Grease” (which is also based on a 1971 Broadway musical, but let’s not act like we knew the play existed before the movie). “Grease Live” will air sometime next year, so you have plenty of time to buy your Pink Ladies jacket and learn how to look cool smoking a cigarette. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Sarah Silverman has joined the cast of “Masters Of Sex” in a guest-starring role. [Deadline Hollywood]
  • Donald Trump is now going after (of course) Donald Sterling’s girlfriend – to whom he was taped making racist remarks – calling her “the girlfriend from hell.” [The Root]
  • American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copleand opens up about race, class and ballet. [The Hairpin] Keep reading »

Grown Up Annie Visits “Late Night With Seth Meyers”

Grown Up Annie Visits "Late Night With Seth Meyers"
"The sun will come out tomorrow and I just can't even."

Somehow I missed this last week, but it’s never too late to get to know Grown Up Annie! Musical theaters favorite redheaded orphan stopped by “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” still a little drunk after a long night out at the club. So what has Annie been up to since Daddy Warbucks adopted her and moved her into his mansion? What happened to Sandy, Annie’s faithful dog? And does Annie still keep in touch with her friends from the orphanage? Watch to find out! [YouTube]

Nirvana Musical Is “Very Likely,” Says Courtney Love

  • Courtney Love said she and Kurt Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean have agreed that a “respectful but honest” Nirvana musical is “very likely.” I’m still going to take everything Love says with a grain of salt, especially since it’s unclear whether the other members of Nirvana would be so on board. [Rolling Stone]
  • The hippie dippie psychologist who invented the term “conscious uncoupling” speaks! [New York Times]
  • Miley Cyrus is not pregnant, so that’s a relief. [US Weekly]
  • Comedienne Amy Schumer talks season two of (duh) “Inside Amy Schumer.” [Splitsider]
  • Hipster-ized celebrities? Yes, please! [Design Crowd]
  • An at-home Kardashian-level makeup job only take 17 products, 10 brushes and half an hour … [Into The Gloss] Keep reading »

Is A Movie Version Of “Wicked” Finally Headed Our Way?

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Fellow Broadway fanatics, prick up your ears: a long-awaited film adaptation of the musical “Wicked” might finally be picking up speed. Stephen Schwartz, the musical’s composer, hinted to New York magazine the people who make such dreams come true are “starting to do some work on it.” Okay, so that’s pretty vague, but it’s better than the radio silence that’s been surrounding the project for the past few years. Schwartz still isn’t sure how many years away that film might be, but he’s currently in the process of considering how to make the story shine on camera. “What are we going to change? What are we going to keep? How do you use a whole new language and medium to tell the story?” he told New York. Well, I’m wondering the same thing! Will the quirk and charm of “Wicked” come across onscreen? Will Elphaba’s big flying scene look really epic with movie effects? If the success of Broadway-to-big-screen movies “Hairspray,” “Chicago” or “Dreamgirls” are any indication, “Wicked” is definitely worth holding out hope for! [NYMag.com]

Steven Spielberg Wants To Remake “West Side Story”

  • Steven Spielberg — yeah, the guy who made “Jaws” and “Jurassic Park” — wants to remake the legendary 1961 musical “West Side Story.” How could you possibly improve on Natalie Wood and Rita Moreno? You remade “The Sound Of Music” and “Annie,” Hollywood. Is nothing sacred?!  Can’t we leave well enough alone? [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Miley Cyrus and her tongue jokes 1, Katy Perry and her tongue jokes 0. [Twitter.com/MileyCyrus]
  • Andrew Garfield’s publicist has come to his rescue trying to prove he wasn’t a total douchebag to Batkid at the Oscars. In fact, Garfield apparently drove to Disneyland on Monday to spend the day with five-year-old Miles Scott and his family. [US Weekly, TMZUS Weekly] Keep reading »

Alanis Morrisette Is Developing “Jagged Little Pill” Musical For Broadway

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Alanis Morissette "Jagged Little Pill" Broadway musical

Cue the “‘you oughta know’ I’ll be getting tickets” jokes! Alanis Morrisette is developing her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill into a Broadway musical. NYmag.com reports that workshopping the show will begin in 2014 and the songstress is working on new arrangements for songs on the album, as well as new songs for the show. No word on what the plot will be. Her breakup with “Full House” star Dave Coulier that fueled “You Oughta Know” and made us all imagine what Uncle Joey looks like getting a blowjob in a theater?  The music industry sleazebags who inspired “Right Through You”? Rain on your wedding day? The rage encapsulated by lady alt-rockers in the mid’90s? I was skeptical when I first read the news, but you know what? I think a Broadway show based on Jagged Little Pill has the potential to be awesome.  [NYmag.com]

Zut Alors, “Amelie” To Become A Musical

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  • “Amelie,” the twee 2001 film starring Audrey Tatou, is set to become a stage musical. Mais non! I don’t approve of this. Did that movie even have songs in it? [Los Angeles Times]
  • All charges in the racial discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit against Paula Deen have now been thoroughly dismissed. I’m still not quire sure how this happened. [TMZ]
  • Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence went on a picnic in the park, read books and drank Champagne. Stars, they’re just like us! And I’m not being sarcastic this time. [How About We]
  • Here’s what Prince William and Kate Middleton’s thank you cards look like. Fancy, basically. [People] Keep reading »

Spice Girls Reunite (Again!) For Premiere Of “Viva Forever”

I know it’s only been a few months since the last Spice Girls reunion at the Olympics, but that doesn’t make me any less excited to see them gathered on stage at the London premiere of their new musical, “Viva Forever.” The show is getting terrible reviews (which only makes me want to see it more), but all the ladies are looking happy and lovely. Which outfit is your favorite? I’m digging Posh’s slouchy suit and Ginger’s Cinderella gown. [Rolling Stone]

Spice Girls Musical
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Spice Girls At The Olympics!
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