Broadway Bound to Get Nuttier with More Movie Adaptations Turned Musicals
From the "now I've heard everything" file comes word that the latest film to possibly get the Broadway musical treatment is none other than the silly, superfluous 1963 Jerry Lewis comedy "The Nutty Professor." Lewis is reportedly planning to direct the tuner, which would have its tryout at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre prior to a 2008 bow on the Great White Way.
With such Broadway smashes as The Producers, Hairspray and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels having been mined to great effect from the Silver Screen, it's no wonder that countless new productions are being prepared, including Elf, Legally Blonde, Cry Baby and Young Frankenstein.
But does Lewis really need to do for this musical genre what Ring of Fire, Lennon and Hot Feet have done for the jukebox musical? Nutty as I may seem, I think not.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).