Saturday, June 03, 2006

Musicals i would like to see

The Wasteland ( think of how successful Cats was) Catcher in the Rye, the Musical Long Day's Journey into Night, the long musical The Lord of the Rings X-Men The Sound and the Fury Glengarry Glenross Farenheit 9/11

8 comments:

D said...

How many of those already exist?

I know some folks who have been loosely connected with the LOTR musical, soon to open in Toronto.

Adam said...

Seriously? Lord of the rings? Damn

D said...

And I read something that made reference to an obscure version of Catcher in the Rye called "Catcher!" ... but I'm not sure if it's real...

www.lotr.com

Jason Grote said...

I've always wanted to stage the Roger Waters album, "Amused to Death."

Ian W. Hill said...

Donald Barthelme made references to a fictional Eliot musical Wasteland!, by Lionel Bart, in a couple of his short stories (years in fact before Cats).

The musical of LOTR indeed opened in Toronto within the past 6 weeks or so, and was apparently quite mediocre.

Some friends and I spent some time thinking up songs for Journey!, including "I'm Just a Ghost on the Stairs," "What's a Drink Between Brothers," and "I may Be Irish (but I Know Scotch).

I like the Glengarry idea . . .

frank's wild lunch said...

How'd you do with Sound and the Fury? I think As I Lay Dying might actually work. Kinda....

RB Ripley said...

If Wagner was still alive, he'd be attempting Long Day's Journey...

Anonymous said...

There was a hilarious LOTR musical done last year, in Los Angeles, called "Fellowship!" (Apparently with all of these, the exclamation point is very important.) It was way low budget, silly fun, but I loved it...