"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.
With the insane success of Broadway's Book of Mormon, it's only natural to wonder if a movie will be made from it. After all, who can forget how great the movie version of The Producers was? But the answer is yes, yes they will adapt it for the screen; it just might not be for a while. Since the show is still selling out months in advance on Broadway, and a touring version is in the works for next year, there are still a lot of dollars to be made from the stage version.
But once they've squeezed every last drop from the beach towel soaked with [...]