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Gil Jawetz
09-21-04, 04:08 PM
I don't know where to post this but "The Last Starfighter" is coming to broadway:

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/88513.html

The Last Starfighter, the Musical, Beams Down Into World Premiere in NYC

By Kenneth Jones
21 Sep 2004

The Last Starfighter, a world premiere science fiction musical inspired by the 1984 screenplay of the motion picture of the same name, will open the 2004-05 season of Off Broadway's Storm Theatre, Oct. 15-30.

The musical marks the return of lyricist-composer Skip Kennon (Herringbone, Time and Again) and draws on the Jonathan Betuel screenplay, about a teen video-game player enlisted to save a universe. Fred Landau penned the libretto. (The movie marked the last film appearance of Robert Preston.)

Storm artistic director Peter Dobbins will direct a cast that includes DeeGee Brandemour, Brad Coolidge, Bernardo De Paula, Jan Herndon, Patrick Heusinger, Paul Jackel (The Secret Garden), Hugh Brandon Kelly, Joseph Kolinski (Titanic, The Human Comedy), Julia Motyka, Georga Osborne, William Parry (Sunday in the Park With George, Assassins), Catherine Remmert, Jonathan Richard Sandler, Heather Spore and Travis Walters.

According to production notes, "In a small town nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1983, Alex Rogan is about to discover the adventure of a lifetime. An 18-year-old with an uncertain future, Alex becomes the master of a video game only to discover that Centauri, a huckster trying to save his vulnerable galaxy and make a little money in the process, put it on Earth as a testing ground. Centauri offers Alex membership in an elite cadre of space pilots charged with protecting the universe. Alex must find a way to reach his potential, while a great danger looms out in space, waiting for him."

The Last Starfighter will have choreography and musical staging by Jennifer Paulson Lee. Designers are Todd Ivins (set), E. Shura Pollatsek (costume), Michael Abrams (lighting) and Matthew Given (sound).

Performances will be Mondays through Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2 PM. The Storm Theatre is located at 145 West 46th Street.

Tickets to all performances will be $19 and are available through SmartTix at (212) 206-1515 or online at www.smarttix.com.

For group reservations 10 or more, call (212) 730-3960. For more information, visit www.stormtheatre.com.

marty888
09-21-04, 04:19 PM
Oh no! This movie is one of my all-time guilty pleasures, but quite frankly it doesn't "sing" to me. Nevertheless, I'll probably wander over there some evening and check it out.

(Nothing will equal Robert Preston's intergalactic con man - definitely an E.T. cousin of Professor Henry Hill.)

Geofferson
09-21-04, 04:26 PM
Chalk this up as the last thing I expected to hear today.

Fok
09-21-04, 04:41 PM
Man, that's pretty fucked up.

Gil Jawetz
09-21-04, 04:43 PM
Here's the poster:
http://www.stormtheatre.com/images/starfighter.jpg

UAIOE
09-21-04, 04:56 PM
Damn...

And here i was waiting for "Planet of the apes: the muscial"

Joe Molotov
09-21-04, 04:58 PM
Originally posted by UAIOE
Damn...

And here i was waiting for "Planet of the apes: the muscial"

Oh you've really made a monkey out of MEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

adamblast
09-21-04, 04:58 PM
I still think Roadhouse: The Musical was better...

Gil Jawetz
09-21-04, 05:01 PM
Originally posted by adamblast
I still think Roadhouse: The Musical was better...

Did you see it? It was actually a brawlsical...

Abranut
09-21-04, 05:34 PM
This could be the greatest musical of all time.

tofu
09-21-04, 06:07 PM
I wonder how they'll do that last scene in the cockpit. I'm trying to imagine what the choreography will look like

Abranut
09-21-04, 06:20 PM
Originally posted by tofu
I wonder how they'll do that last scene in the cockpit. I'm trying to imagine what the choreography will look like

Quick answer: Jazz hands.

http://www.fiveodezyn.com/a4d/images/audpix_powergroup_smcurl.jpg

adamblast
09-21-04, 06:37 PM
Originally posted by Abranut
Quick answer: Jazz hands.I want to see a whole stage full of dancers... running around holding model spaceships like they're 10 years old, making banking curves and loud torpedo noises... :)

Hokeyboy
09-21-04, 08:15 PM
This will be a great night out! Along with Night of the Comet: The Apocalyptic Dance Extravaganza and The Passion of Gymkata.

UAIOE
09-22-04, 12:36 AM
Originally posted by adamblast
I want to see a whole stage full of dancers... running around holding model spaceships like they're 10 years old, making banking curves and loud torpedo noises... :)


Actually, i imagine the dancers will be dressed AS starships and would do and "interpretive" dance of the final battle.

Things then degrade to the dancing starships lined up and kicking thier legs high, Rockettes style.

JoebobX
09-22-04, 04:12 AM
oh dear this post-modern morass is depressing

NoxHaveN
09-22-04, 04:02 PM
Originally posted by Geofferson
Chalk this up as the last thing I expected to hear today.

ditto

scott shelton
09-23-04, 04:03 PM
This seems about as good an idea as "Pizza: The Movie."


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