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!!!
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!
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!!!