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Broadway musicals are the new movies!
April 26, 2006, 3:27 pm
Filed under: Broadway, Movies is reporting that Legally Blonde, first a novel by Amanda Brown and then a movie starring Reese Witherspoon, will open on Broadway in April 2007.

It looks like musicals are to movies as pink is to black…that is, they're the totally new and trendy thing!  (That could totally be an SAT question!)

I do love Legally Blonde the movie, but I'm not sure all these movies-turned-musicals (instead of the other way around, my goodness!) are a very good idea.  It will be interesting to see how this plays out on stage.  I think Witherspoon should reprise her role as Elle Woods!  Thanks to Walk the Line, we know she can sing; she can act and maybe she can dance.  She's a shoe-in!  If she did it, the show would definitely be worth seeing.


“Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?”
April 25, 2006, 1:17 pm
Filed under: Broadway, Movies, Music, News

This just in: High Fidelity, one of the funniest and greatest movies of all time, is coming to Broadway in December:

The $10 million musical has a score by Tom Kitt and Amanda Green and a book by David Lindsay-Abaire, whose play "Rabbit Hole" recently completed a critically praised Broadway run.

[Jeffrey] Seller said he decided to produce "High Fidelity" after hearing composer Kitt and lyricist Green (daughter of legendary lyricist Adolph Green and actress Phyllis Newman) perform four songs from the show at a 42nd Street club.

"I thought, `This must be my next musical,'" Seller said. "It's a great story about a guy who can't figure out how to hold on to a girl."

I am so excited about this I can hardly stand it!  The movie is hysterical (see title quote for example, and go out and rent it right now!), and I'm sure I'd love the book too if I read it.  I'm definitely going to catch this bad boy in previews!

Wicked gets a new Nessarose
March 10, 2006, 3:22 pm
Filed under: Broadway

jenna2.JPGSo remember Jenna Leigh Green who played that wench Libby Chessler on Sabrina the Teenage Witch?  Well, she’s going to play Nessarose in Wicked! 

Wtf…can anyone get a gig on Broadway these days???  Where’s my role?

Apparently, Green has a twin sister and is a major theatre buff – she’s been Maria in West Side Story out in L.A., in addition to a number of other roles.

Should be pretty interesting…