A desire to reboot Clone High isn't the only truth bomb Bill Lawrence dropped in his EW interview yesterday. The Scrubs creator also confirmed that there's a Scrubs Broadway musical on the way. While Lawrence said Zach Braff will not star in the production, he did say there's a possibility that Ted's a cappella group The Worthless Peons (Sam Lloyd's real-life band The Blanks) will make an appearance.
Where does it stand now? We’re negotiating with different theater groups who will hopefully put up the money for a year to pay the composers to develop [spec songs]. Disney has nicely become a silent partner in giving the [...]
This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Jeff is joined by Kari Love, a former Broadway costume producer who now helps build prototype space suits for commercial use, and for space tourists to go into space with. They talk about how she got started on Broadway, what it was like working on the Spiderman musical, how she made the transition into space suits and how the two fields are similar.
"I love researching historical eras. A lot people liked to do their research from a fashion history standpoint, whereas I really liked to research from a greater historical context point of view. So if I need a [...]
"OLD MAN: Doctor, I can’t pee.
DOCTOR: Tell me, Mr. Moskowitz, how old are you?
OLD MAN: I’m 94.
DOCTOR: You’ve peed enough.
Believe me: It’s a lot funnier live. So is this one: Why didn’t Hitler drink? Mean drunk. Or the one about Feldman, who’s pulled over by a cop on the Long Island Expressway. Cop says, 'Sir, do you know that your wife fell out of the car a mile ago?' And Feldman says, 'Thank God—I thought I was going deaf.' But if you place classic jokes in the hands of outstanding comic actors, they become completely new." – Daniel Okrent in New York Magazine, explaining why, and eventually how, he brought Old [...]
The Book of Mormon will be serenading San Francisco audiences for five weeks this fall, as part of their sinister plot to convert the entire West Coast to Broadwayism. Get your tickets now for the most fun brainwashing you'll ever experience, San Francisco.
Looks like the development success of the Austin Powers musical is inspiring other 90s movies to give it a whirl. The original producers of Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion held a private reading last week for a musical version of the movie, with the score written by the artists behind the Weeds soundtrack. This is the best news in the universe. Romy and Michelle were built for Broadway! I mean, they INVENTED the post-it, people.