All of the bestest Broadway plays have been inspired by books. Les Miserables, Wicked, HAMILTON.
This is my opinion, and therefore a fact.
But not all books are meant to take the stage, with a chorus shuffling their pages, a dance to glorify their action. So: Broadway and books. Which would work, and which wouldn’t?
First of all, the songs would be half-metal half-Irish folk song, resulting in a very scrumptious soundtrack. Plus, all the fight scenes could be dance duels which would be both wildly entertaining and also altogether mortifying to Broadway as a whole.
Imaginative, yes. A good idea—in part, yes. But I can’t see the plot working with a stage.
WE’RE BREAKING IT, CHUMS.
Think about—cute, contemporary music, a little tap choreography, and you’ve got a play that some people will go to maybe because who even pays that much to see performances anymore albeit me.
MAKE IT. Why not.
Middle Eastern music, Silky, intimate choreography—I’m thinking the Arabian dance in the Nutcrakcer-esque.
AND THE COSTUMES. I NEED TO PLAN THE COSTUMES. The set will be gorgeous, the music will be better, and I’ll be directing choreography, thankyouverymuch.
MAKE IT TO THE MOON AND BACK. BRB going to go make a Broadway play now.
As a book, it works out great. It’s cute, it’s heartfelt. But on stage, everything is big. It needs to be larger than life, and yet able to see the smallest of details. This book just can’t handle that.
Sorry, break it.
So what are your Broadway favorites? Do you agree with my choices? Are there award-winning productions you have in mind? CAN YOU HIRE ME FOR THE CHOREOGRAPHY PLS??