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Soap Dish: The Musical


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Yeah, I guess it had a reading a few years back in London, as well. And others have pointed out that Doesn't Have a Head screams musical number tongue.png

Marceline, normally I'd agree with you--most of these movies to musicals have been busts (though it's not really a new phenomenon--the 60s were filled with them too, including classics like Promises Promises, Sweet Charity, Zorba, Cabaret--based more on the movie version of I Am a Camera than anything else--and epic flops like Breakfast at Tiffany's with Mary Tyler Moore or La Strada with Bernadette Peters). It just seems more cynical now. Still, I admit, in this case I think there's potential...

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Some people have mentioned that--and someone said they're toying with, amongst many changes, an added desperation about trying to stay on the air with more gimmicks. I wonder, given the cast, if this is just something Robert Harling (who talked about a musical version 5+ years back) has brought up to work with some of his CGB stars. He wrote Soap Dish (the best thing he ever wrote, by far IMHO--I found CGB pretty awful and forced, and I never got the love for Steel Magnolias, though it does work better in his original stage version, it's extremely mediocre), and is doing the stage version.

The film itself was a bit out of date--while about a daytime soap it obviously is mocking more the Dynasty style of 80s primetime soap IMHO which by '92 or whenever the film came out were falling out of favour, but of course they were more current in people's minds.

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I am against this.

This is reminding me of the The First Wives Club musical that never made it to Broadway.

Sometimes a movie (like the two aforementioned) are just such fun campy perfection that they need not be touched. I just think it cheapens the overall impact of the source material. Oh whatever, maybe it'll be great.

But a musical of a film satirizing a television medium, it's all a little too meta for me. wacko.png

So whatever happened to the novella-esque Soapdish reboot they've been talking about?

*sits and waits for the She-Devil and Death Becomes Her musical announcements*

(and *DEAD* at the young man who commented from Facebook at the bottom of the article, like, of course)

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The whole idea of making these musicals so many years after the movies came out seems odd to me unless the original movies were timeless. First Wives Club was not (I thought it sucked and I think it mostly just got attention because of the stars and the timing), and Soapdish is also of that era. Even a musical version of something like When Harry Met Sally might make more sense.

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