posted by June 19 at 11:29 AMon
From today’s Seattle Times.
Sher’s win catapults him to the top of the A-list of Broadway directors. Though he moved recently from Seattle to New York, and has various Big Apple projects in the works (including a new musical about martial-arts superstar Bruce Lee), Sher is contracted through 2009 to head Intiman, where he just staged the new play “Namaste Man.”
Asked if his win helps his hometown company he said, “Of course it does — it helps us attract better artists, better producers and other things down the road.” He also mentioned that Intiman will develop “a big Disney musical next year,” with the title to be revealed later.
A “big Disney musical”? At Intiman? Why?
It’s not like Disney really needs the resources of a non-profit theater to develop its next Broadway flop, and Intiman certainly doesn’t need its cultural capital devalued by producing Toy Story 2, starring Larry Ballard. (As much as I’d like to see that… )
I’ve got a call out to Intiman and am postponing my freakout until I have more information. But—really? Seriously?
I can’t believe it.
(Thanks for the heads up, Mike Daisey.)