Thursday, December 28, 2006

Desperately Seeking Fusion: Blondie And The West End

Desperately Seeking Fusion: Blondie And The West End

Thanks perhaps to the enormously surprising success of the British stage musical version of Dirty Dancing, yet another 80s movie will be reborn on the West End as a tuner.

Desperately Seeking Susan -- the 1985 film that left Madonna’s then burgeoning fan base believing she could conquer any medium -- will offer a new take on the jukebox musical as songs by American post punk/disco group Blondie will be featured. Debbie Harry reportedly has also written a new song for the show.

Helmed by Angus Jackson and adapted by Peter Michael Marino, Desperately Seeking Susan’s is likely to open in the fall of 2007. Casting is yet to be determined. You can be assured that I’ll be seeking out more information on this musical.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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At 28 December, 2006, Anonymous Esther said...

Wow, I guess just as everyone gets 15 minutes of fame, every movie gets a chance to be remade as a musical! And then in a couple of years, it'll be a movie again. With music.

Actually, I remember this as a quirky, enjoyable little movie from the mid 1980s. And I liked Blondie. So it could work. Probably not much chance of getting Madonna again, though.

At 30 December, 2006, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

But I wouldn't rule out the day when a musical is built entirely around Madonna's music!


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