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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

What other Broadway shows can reality tv recast?

I caught part of NBC's "Grease: You're the one that I want" ,which was very much"let's put on a show!" and some talented people did emerge(not to mention plenty of wacky folk-one woman would've been fine if they were casting drag queens for the part of Sandy)but in the end,I clicked on the new Surreal Life show,Fame Games. Remember when VH1 just had stuff like Pop-Up Video? Nowadays,they're running neck in neck with MTV for the sleaziest shows they can get on the air.

I did wonder what would happen if the Grease casting call took off,ratings wise,what other Broadway shows would follow in its' footsteps? Here's a few ideas of mine:


Why not revive a show that's famously gone down in flames? Perhaps part of the probelm was the actors;goodness knows that there are plenty of goth kids hanging out at the Hot Topic or the food court in countless malls across this great land of ours,looking to honor Anne Rice's creations with song:


Another show that went badly on it's first outing but hey,with High School Musical being so popular right now,this is sure to be a winner. Also,Stephen King's name still sells tickets-why not have him as one of the judges?


It's time to bring this version of L. Frank Baum's classic back on stage(and hopefully give those Michael Jackson jokes a rest). Maybe they can cast a Dorothy who's age appropriate-nothing against Diana Ross but she was way long in the tooth for this part:


Yes,kids,there really was a Superman musical on Broadway and it's high time that the Man of Steel start using his pipes for something other than superbreath. If we can't get a Smallville:The Movie at the multiplex,we should atleast have him humming a few tunes for us on stage. Don't fine young people like these deserve a chance to strut their stuff for a wider audience?


Pop Culture Diva said...

What about Jesus Christ Superstar? America gets to select their own Jesus. That could be fun. Dreamgirls seems like an obvious choice but would be too much saturation. Maybe Mary Poppins or the Sound of Music like in England. Classics.

lady t said...

Jesus Christ Superstar would be cool along with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat(don't you just love that title?). The Sound of Music would get tons of folks watching,plus the chance of Gwen Stefani showing up,maybe as one of the judges:)