History Theatre / BatmanTheMusical

9th Sep '17 4:27:17 PM nombretomado
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In 1998, Warner Bros. had been paying attention to the recent successes of their rival Disney putting ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and ''Disney/TheLionKing'' onstage, as well as AndrewLloydWebber's splashy take on ''Film/SunsetBoulevard''. Clearly [[ScreenToStageAdaptation movies-into-musicals]] were the next big thing, from their POV.

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In 1998, Warner Bros. had been paying attention to the recent successes of their rival Disney putting ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and ''Disney/TheLionKing'' onstage, as well as AndrewLloydWebber's Creator/AndrewLloydWebber's splashy take on ''Film/SunsetBoulevard''. Clearly [[ScreenToStageAdaptation movies-into-musicals]] were the next big thing, from their POV.
10th Apr '17 12:01:32 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* An InUniverse example occurs when the Joker crows, "Eat your heart out, Creator/StephenSondheim!" after coming up with a patricularly clever rhyme during his ReferenceOverdosed VillainSong.

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* ** An InUniverse example occurs when the Joker crows, "Eat your heart out, Creator/StephenSondheim!" after coming up with a patricularly clever rhyme during his ReferenceOverdosed VillainSong.
10th Apr '17 12:00:08 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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However, a dedicated fan has preserved the demos recorded during the show's development. Listen at your own peril [[http://www.freewebs.com/batman_themusical/home.htm here]].

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However, a dedicated fan has preserved the demos recorded during the show's development. Listen at your own peril [[http://www.freewebs.com/batman_themusical/home.htm here]].
10th Apr '17 11:56:48 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* AntiHero: Catwoman is thoroughly painted as one of these rather than a villainess, which makes her solo, "I Need All The Love I Can Get", an example of a...
* BadGirlSong rather than a VillainSong

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* AntiHero: Catwoman is thoroughly painted as one of these rather than a villainess, which makes villainess.
* BadGirlSong: Due to Catwoman's antihero status,
her solo, solo "I Need All The the Love I Can Get", an example of a...
* BadGirlSong
Get" is closer to this rather than a VillainSongstraight up VillainSong.



* DarkIsNotEvil: This Batman was intended as a good-guy analogue to [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sweeney Todd]] or ThePhantomOfTheOpera--an outsider warped by the worst society has to offer and now avenging himself against it.
* DatingCatwoman: Literally. And apparently without them knowing each other's identities in ''civilian'' life rather than in costume.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: This Batman was intended as a good-guy analogue to [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sweeney Todd]] or ThePhantomOfTheOpera--an Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera--an outsider warped by the worst society has to offer and now avenging himself against it.
* DatingCatwoman: Literally. [[TropeNamer Literally.]] And apparently without them knowing each other's identities in ''civilian'' life rather than in costume.costume as is usual in Bat-stories.



* DiedInYourArmsTonight: Catwoman.
* FinalLoveDuet: "We're Still The Children We Once Were"
* FollowTheLeader

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* DiedInYourArmsTonight: Catwoman.
Catwoman in Batman's after a climactic battle with the Joker.
* FinalLoveDuet: "We're Still The Children We Once Were"
* FollowTheLeader
Were" starts out as a duet between Batman and Catwoman, before turning into a quartet with their younger selves.



* An InUniverse example occurs when the Joker crows, "Eat your heart out, Creator/StephenSondheim!" after coming up with a patricularly clever rhyme during his ReferenceOverdosed VillainSong.



* WhatMightHaveBeen
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: The Joker's VillainSong poses this question.

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* WhatMightHaveBeen
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: The Joker's VillainSong poses this question.question (and is the TropeNamer).
19th Oct '16 12:36:18 AM WolfThunder
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This show, along with 1966's ''It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's Franchise/{{Superman}}!'', rather suggests that the only thing more toxic to a musical (in America, at least- the aforementioned ''Tanz'' is a phenomenon in Europe and Japan, and ''Theatre/DraculaEntreLamourEtLaMort'' did well in Canada) than [[VampireMusicals vampires]] is superheroes. (Er, break a leg, ''Theatre/SpiderManTurnOffTheDark''...)[[note]]It [[TroubledProduction did]].[[/note]]
28th Jun '16 8:03:48 PM Doug86
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This show, along with 1966's ''It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's {{Superman}}!'', rather suggests that the only thing more toxic to a musical (in America, at least- the aforementioned ''Tanz'' is a phenomenon in Europe and Japan, and ''[[DraculaEntreLamourEtLaMort Dracula: Entre l'Amour et la Mort]]'' did well in Canada) than [[VampireMusicals vampires]] is superheroes. (Er, break a leg, ''Theatre/SpiderManTurnOffTheDark''...)[[note]]It [[TroubledProduction did]].[[/note]]

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This show, along with 1966's ''It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's {{Superman}}!'', Franchise/{{Superman}}!'', rather suggests that the only thing more toxic to a musical (in America, at least- the aforementioned ''Tanz'' is a phenomenon in Europe and Japan, and ''[[DraculaEntreLamourEtLaMort Dracula: Entre l'Amour et la Mort]]'' ''Theatre/DraculaEntreLamourEtLaMort'' did well in Canada) than [[VampireMusicals vampires]] is superheroes. (Er, break a leg, ''Theatre/SpiderManTurnOffTheDark''...)[[note]]It [[TroubledProduction did]].[[/note]]
9th Jun '16 4:27:11 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: "Wonderful Toys" is ''full'' of these, and to apparently whatever Jim Steinman [[strike:thought the Joker's manic, rambling personality would come up with]] wanted to include. The reference to ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' is especially notable.

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* ShoutOut: "Wonderful Toys" is ''full'' of these, and to apparently whatever Jim Steinman [[strike:thought the Joker's manic, rambling personality would come up with]] wanted to include. The reference to ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' is especially notable.
1st May '16 11:40:43 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CutSong: Per usual for a Steinman production, it's made mostly of these, though with the exception of "Angels Arise" it's more fragments of trunk songs than the full things. "Graveyard Shift" includes bits of "Edging Into Darkness" from Steinman's 1970s musical version of ''Literature/TheConfidenceMan'' and "Nowhere Fast" from ''Film/StreetsOfFire''.
** The guitar riff and chorus of Catwoman's song ("And I need all the love I can get/And I need all the love that I can't get to(o)") are reused from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDuW3NvjqJY "More"]] by Music/TheSistersOfMercy, Steinman having worked with as a RecordProducer on its parent album and being listed as a co-writer on the song. (Talk about SelfPlagiarism...)
28th Apr '16 7:47:42 AM aye_amber
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** The guitar riff and chorus of Catwoman's song ("And I need all the love I can get/And I need all the love that I can't get to(o)") are reused from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDuW3NvjqJY "More"]] by TheSistersOfMercy, Steinman having worked with as a RecordProducer on its parent album and being listed as a co-writer on the song. (Talk about SelfPlagiarism...)

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** The guitar riff and chorus of Catwoman's song ("And I need all the love I can get/And I need all the love that I can't get to(o)") are reused from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDuW3NvjqJY "More"]] by TheSistersOfMercy, Music/TheSistersOfMercy, Steinman having worked with as a RecordProducer on its parent album and being listed as a co-writer on the song. (Talk about SelfPlagiarism...)
25th Nov '15 3:55:18 AM Morgenthaler
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''Definitely'' not to be confused with ''BatboyTheMusical'', ''Webvideo/HolyMusicalBatman'', or ''Theatre/BatmanLive''.

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''Definitely'' not to be confused with ''BatboyTheMusical'', ''Theatre/BatboyTheMusical'', ''Webvideo/HolyMusicalBatman'', or ''Theatre/BatmanLive''.
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