- The Royal Shakespeare Company are still trying to develop that stage musical of Roald Dahl's Matilda they've been working on for years? Pff, when are they going to learn ... wait, what? They've asked Tim Minchin to write the score?! When do tickets go on sale?!
- And it's going to Broadway?! GET ME ON THE LIST!!!
- A musical of Little Miss Sunshine? I don't know. The score's being written by William Finn? Yep, that'll work!
- And with the book written by James Lapine? YES.
- They're making a musical based on Monty Python's Life of Brian? Ok. Idle's always funny, but this might be a stretch. Wait, they're releasing a performance on DVD starring all of the surviving Pythons? DO WANT!
- They're doing a musical of "Bring It On?" Okay, might be good... Wait, Lin-Manuel Miranda is writing the music/lyrics? Hell yes!!!
- What do you get when you cross the Tenth Doctor, Captain Picard, and Hamlet? The best Royal Shakespeare Company production of Hamlet EVER!
- Cirque du Soleil's had a hard time impressing its fanbase in the wake of several disappointing shows since 2008, but there are a few recent announcements that excited them:
- The announcement of Francois Girard as the director of Zarkana (2011) was seen as promising, since his ZED (2008) was a rare bright spot in the recent downward arc.
- The history-of-film inspired show IRIS (also 2011) made waves with the announcement that Danny Elfman would be writing its score.
- A modern version of ''La Boheme''? Set in new York? Hm... dunno what to make about it... what, it starred Idina F*ing Menzel in its premier?! AND in the movie? And the movie has Rosario Dawson? Ok, maybe I could take a - OMG OMG OMG, IT'S AWESOME!
- The Doctor and Donna doing Shakespeare? One of the best Doctor Who pairings ever together again? And playing two of the snarkiest characters in Shakespeare canon? Yes, please.
- Hey, Norm Lewis is going to star in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway! Awesome! And fan favorite Sierra Boggess is returning as Christine—neat! I don't see how things can get much bet—THEY'RE BRINGING BACK THE "WANDERING CHILD" TRIO??? OH HELL YES!!!
- When the Hamilton cast recording became available to stream on NPR, you could hear the fandom squeeing all around the world. No, really—the #Hamiltunes hashtag was trending on Twitter by the end of the day.
- A revival of Spring Awakening? Such an old hat of a show, and based on a 19th-century play to b- WHAT DO YOU MEAN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IS INCORPORATED IN THE SHOW?!?! WITH SPRING AWAKENING ALUMS RETURNING, ACTUAL DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE IN THE CAST, AND THE FIRST ACTRESS ON BROADWAY IN A WHEELCHAIR?!?
- Cats being revived on Broadway in 2016 has fans glowing.
- Too bad the Death Note musical didn't do well in its New York test run, the demos are great and now us American fans will neverówait, it's coming to America?! HECK YES!
And The Fandom Rejoiced / Theatre
Sometimes, new plays are highly anticipated.