All posts tagged John August

Big Fish flops; parting thoughts

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Many, if not most, of today’s Broadway musicals are the products of a difficult transition: From film to stage, from drama (or comedy) to musical, a transition that can go any number of ways. Whether or not we enjoy such musicals depends on how much we love the originals – and on how well that transition is handled.

Little Miss Sunshine, Once, Kinky Boots: How we receive a movie-based musical is inevitably tied to how we felt about the film. I was eager to see director Susan Stroman’s musical version of Tim Burton’s 2003 film version of Daniel Read more…

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