We all have our dream Broadway musical adaptations of kind of oldish movies, but for some reason the topic very rarely comes up in conversation. Think about it — the last time you and your friends mulled it over at a party, did the topic come up naturally or did you really have to force it, over and over again, before someone finally took the bait? Mmhm. Luckily for us, though, today we have the perfect lead-in from The New York Times:
The stage adaptation of “Flashdance,” based on the 1983 movie about a female welder-dancer, will begin performances on Broadway in Aug. 2013, the show’s producers announced on Tuesday. A theater, dates and casting are still to be announced.
A Broadway run of “Flashdance” has been in the works for several years. Following a 2010 London production, a group of veteran theater producers announced last year that the show would come to Broadway in the fall of 2012. In May, however, the producer Marc Routh said the show would be pushed to spring 2013, citing a lack of available Broadway theaters this fall, and to give time for more work to be done on the show.
Ok, so Flashdance is already off the table, as is Austin Powers, not to mention Bring It On and Once and Sister Act and Newsies and Ghost and The Lion King and Marry Poppins, et cetra, but I’m sure you can think of a few others. Like, what are the ones you always think about? It’s fine if you just want to say those! You don’t have to reinvent your Movie-To-Broadway dreams, just share them. My choices are obviously Clueless and The Shining and almost definitely Buffalo ’66. But you know what else would be great? DROP DEAD FRED. Especially if they can get Rik Mayall to reprise his roll. And maybe So I Married An Axe Murderer? WHO KNOWS! Maybe they should just remake all the movies into musicals and we’ll go from there. What do you think???????