Writer/Director Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladega Nights, You’re Welcome America) and Funny Or Die have joined forces with Archie Comics, one of the most popular comics ever produced, to bring Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and the Riverdale gang to Broadway in an all-new musical. McKay is slated to bring his singular brand of comedy to the musical, writing the book for the show, with a creative team and timing for a New York run to be announced at a later date.
I remember the first time I saw Into the Woods on Great Performances on PBS, and then again live on stage, and fell in love with the story of Happily Ever After… The Walt Disney Studios has just begun production on a movie adaptation of the musical, and have announced the full cast for the production. Take the jump for the full press release.
The Batman Live: Arena World Tour is making its way through North America. It is said by some that Batman makes everything better…But does that include the areas of performance art and theatre? The show promises a thrilling evening of family entertainment with martial arts, pyrotechnics, acrobatics, and more, but is it an event that a jaded comic book fan will enjoy? Major Spoilers draws back the curtain on BATMAN LIVE…
One of the awesome pluses of having a Digital Video Recorder is that ability to save certain shows in an easily accessible format indefinitely. My DVR contains a number of gems, including the Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode “Mayhem of The Music Meister,” a true classic of both the superhero and musical genres. Naysayers would bray that Batman could NEVER work in the format of a musical, but naysayers are, by and large, full of beans. The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) gives you a C, a bouncy C, asking: What character or property would make for the
UPDATE Press Release Coinciding with the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, trading card giant Topps and comic book publisher IDW announced today an exciting joint venture: the co-production of a thrilling, big-budget Broadway musical based on the MARS ATTACKS saga, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. While Topps and IDW have each had success with their properties in film, a Broadway production is a first for both companies.
Press Release Announced at the 2012 Image Comics Expo, Daniel Corey is partnering with composer Raymond Schnurr to create a new stage musical based on the Image Comics series MORIARTY, written by Daniel Corey and illustrated by Anthony Diecidue.
I don’t know why the production company didn’t see the signs six months ago and stop production on Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Plagued with injuries, the musical has been postponed, postponed again, and now, opening night is getting yet another bump. The press release has all the information, and though this seems like one of the biggest white elephants in entertainment, the preview shows pushed Spider-Man to be the number one box office grossing show on Broadway.