Monday, January 15, 2007

Evil Dead: The Musical

New York City is embracing musical/dramatic stage shows inspired by popular movies, including Matthew Bourne's upcoming "Edward Scissorhands", based on director Tim Burton's film, running March 14-31, at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music.

Other movie-based productions currently performing or about to hold previews in New York City include "Talk Radio", directed by Robert Falls, for 12 weeks at the Longacre Theatre...

Other stage productions that have been movies are "A Chorus Line", playing at the Schoenfield, "Beauty And The Beast" at the Lunt-Fontaine, "Chicago" at the Ambassador, "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" at the Hilton, "Hairspray" at the Neil Simon, "Mary Poppins" at the New Amsterdam, "Rent" at the Nederlander, "Tarzan" at the Richard Rogers, "The Producers" at the St. James, "The Phantom Of The Opera" at the Majestic, "The Color Purple" at the Broadway, "The Lion King" at the Minskoff and "Evil Dead: The Musical" at the New World Stages.

If Paul Williams and Brian De Palma could ever get their "Phantom Of The Paradise" musical act together ...

Now I'd buy THAT for a dollar!