Xanadu On Broadway
Posted 02 March 2007 - 10:33 PM
Posted 03 March 2007 - 01:22 AM
I'd actually love to see it, tho I've not seen the whole film. Possibly the story will work better in a musical format?
Posted 03 March 2007 - 11:06 AM
- The book, music and lyrics have already been written, so bringing it to the stage requires next to no talent.
- Most people can remember nothing of it (or know nothing of it) apart from the catchy title song, and won't (re)discover how bad it is until it's too late.
- Many people fancied Olivia Newton John something chronic, and even though she has nothing to do with the stage show this will translate into an interest in the show itself.
- People are unremittingly stupid and will see any old cack if they've heard of it, even if they don't actually know it at all.
Posted 03 March 2007 - 03:03 PM
1. For the same reason that every show is put on - because the producers think they can sell tickets.
What other reason do you need to put on a show?
Posted 03 March 2007 - 04:36 PM
Even taking into account Matthew's Second Law ("Everything with an X in it is cool") Xanadu looks like a no-hoper. It sounds like one of those insane things that come up when a group of people get together and become very drunk indeed: "Let's shave our entire bodies and paint ourselves yellow." "Let's drink liquid nitrogen." "Let's cover ourselves with stamps and post ourselves to Bolivia." "Let's put Xanadu on the stage."
Posted 04 March 2007 - 09:33 AM
Posted 05 March 2007 - 09:02 AM
I think the show has potential...it will be a camp bit of nostalgia, and probably appeal to those of us who are nostalgic for our teenage youth in the 80's. It probably won't have any artistic worth, but could be a good laugh!
Posted 05 March 2007 - 12:27 PM
Posted 05 March 2007 - 07:05 PM
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