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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Light in the Pagoda

posted by on May 20 at 10:45 AM

And this (in this morning’s NYT) is just awesome:

Enter the director. Bartlett Sher, currently being feted for his work on “South Pacific,” has agreed to direct the previously announced new musical by David Henry Hwang and David Yazbeck, “Bruce Lee: Journey to the West.” The show, which follows Lee’s path to martial arts superstardom (and involves Chinese mythological figures like the Monkey King along the way), is aiming for a place in the 2010-11 Broadway season.

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I read the headline and thought Jade Pagoda was reopening.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | May 20, 2008 10:59 AM

Maybe it's just me and Charles, but I wanna see Bart do a Greek play.

Posted by Greg | May 20, 2008 11:22 AM

Wow... and here I thought Broadway had sold out all it could. Now we've got the Kung-Fu Bio-Pic Musical. Perhaps Randy Quaid could star as Mr. Lee (or the Monkey King!)

Broadway, you are dead to me.

Posted by Al | May 20, 2008 11:34 AM

Dead to you? Al, you've just described the best idea for a Broadway show I've ever heard: Bart Sher directs Randy Quaid in a kung-fu musical. It's like a Russ Meyer movie.

Posted by Brendan Kiley | May 20, 2008 11:59 AM

What I want to know is: who will be cast as Kareem Abdul-Jabaar in the big "Game of Death" number?

Posted by COMTE | May 20, 2008 12:02 PM

And, he just won the Drama Desk award for best direction of a musical (for South Pacific) which is a fairly good indicator that he'll win the Tony...

Posted by michael strangeways | May 20, 2008 1:00 PM

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