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vniow
Mar 14, 2004, 12:23 PM
Fresh from its runaway success at the Oscars, fantasy epic Lord of the Rings is set to hit the stage as a lavish musical, reports say.

Producers are planning to turn the book series into the most expensive musical ever seen in London, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

News of the musical version comes weeks after the final film installment of the trilogy, Return Of The King, won 11 Academy Awards.

The 8m production will see dozens of actors portray hobbits, elves, wizards and orcs in complex battle scenes.

Oh gawd. (http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-13014271,00.html)

Savage Henry
Mar 14, 2004, 12:30 PM
Forget the music. Give it to Matthew Bourne and at least it should be entertaining.

Counterfit
Mar 14, 2004, 01:26 PM
No. Just, no. I think Tolkein will be rolling in his grave...

Thomas Veil
Mar 14, 2004, 03:25 PM
A musical? It's been done. (http://homepage.mac.com/evanbaumgardner/iMovieTheater6.html)

(Yeah, I know I already posted this elsewhere, but it fits so well...) ;)

Flowbee
Mar 14, 2004, 04:13 PM
A musical? It's been done. (http://homepage.mac.com/evanbaumgardner/iMovieTheater6.html)


OK... was *everyone* high in the 1960's??

agreenster
Mar 14, 2004, 08:10 PM
Leonard Nemoy signing about Bilbo Baggins.

I think I'm going to commit suicide.

wdlove
Mar 14, 2004, 08:30 PM
OK... was *everyone* high in the 1960's??

Not everyone was high in the 1960's. I'm an example of that fact, other classmates of mine weren't either. Our little corner of the world was quiet.

As for the LOTR musical, it seems that success breeds success. I wouldn't denie them taking a chance. Disney does many of his as "Disney on ice"

Counterfit
Mar 14, 2004, 09:45 PM
Disney does many of his as "Disney on ice" But those are their own characters singing songs that were in the movies. This would be someone else's characters singing music that wasn't there before.

MrMacMan
Mar 14, 2004, 10:30 PM
No. Just, no. I think Tolkein will be rolling in his grave...

Nah he is loving the millions going to his name... ;)



My school is having a play 'based LOOSLY on the film 'The Matrix''

Yeah... but they have the whole Script... and they aren't changing anything...


:confused:

virividox
Mar 15, 2004, 02:26 AM
well lion king was a successful play,

lets hope this one doesnt tank; but they will have to be creative thats for sure.

themadchemist
Mar 15, 2004, 04:30 AM
This is disgusting...And wdlove, don't take things so literally! I think that Flowbee was just commenting on how ridiculous this is (to the point of necessitating drug-induction).

OutThere
Mar 15, 2004, 10:09 AM
*Shudder Shudder* After such an amazing epic film trilogy it'll be painful to hear people singing and dancing to some odd "musicalization" of Tolkien's work.

Mudbug
Mar 15, 2004, 10:22 AM
I just can't imagine anyone willing to sit through an 11 hour musical. :eek: :D

Flowbee
Mar 15, 2004, 11:43 AM
I just can't imagine anyone willing to sit through an 11 hour musical. :eek: :D

Well, back in the 1980's, "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" was a big hit in London and on Broadway. It was a non-musical play that ran 8 1/2 hours...

Link (http://www.enotes.com/life-adventures/)

MongoTheGeek
Mar 15, 2004, 12:22 PM
I just can't imagine anyone willing to sit through an 11 hour musical. :eek: :D

Ever hear of the ring cycle...

hmm.... That's going to cause confusion.

Flowbee
Mar 15, 2004, 12:43 PM
Looking back at the original article...

The show, to open next year, would last a mammoth three and a half hours, Wallace said.

Personally, I don't think that's nearly enough time to tell the whole story... especially if you're throwing in a dozen or so songs.

Zzzzzz...

themadchemist
Mar 15, 2004, 05:27 PM
I just can't imagine anyone willing to sit through an 11 hour musical. :eek: :D

I just can't imagine anyone willing to sit through an 11 minute musical.

Counterfit
Mar 16, 2004, 06:32 PM
I just can't imagine anyone willing to sit through an 11 minute musical. Phantom Of The Opera kicks ass!

jrv3034
Mar 16, 2004, 08:13 PM
Well, I guess it's really happening! :eek:

http://www.thelordoftheringsmusical.com/

Tap-dancing Hobbits! The Ballad of Saruman! Bilbo Bee-Bop!

:rolleyes:

JamesDPS
Mar 16, 2004, 08:25 PM
Ever hear of the ring cycle...

hmm.... That's going to cause confusion.

I think even when people had longer attention spans (as I assume they must have back then) the Ring Cycle was too long for most...

crazytom
Mar 16, 2004, 08:41 PM
Smeagol singing "My precious, oh so precious. It's so precious and golden and round..." (To the tune of West Side Story's "I Feel Pretty"). :eek:

Counterfit
Mar 16, 2004, 08:50 PM
Smeagol singing "My precious, oh so precious. It's so precious and golden and round..." (To the tune of West Side Story's "I Feel Pretty"). :eek: Remind me to hurt you sometime in the near future... :D

jrv3034
Mar 16, 2004, 09:29 PM
Smeagol singing "My precious, oh so precious. It's so precious and golden and round..." (To the tune of West Side Story's "I Feel Pretty"). :eek:

Or maybe it'll sound something like this:

www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/gollum.php

Hee hee :D

crazytom
Mar 16, 2004, 10:07 PM
Or maybe it'll sound something like this:

www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/gollum.php

Hee hee :D

Boy, I hope it sounds more like that!!!

MrMacMan
Mar 16, 2004, 11:24 PM
Well, I guess it's really happening! :eek:

http://www.thelordoftheringsmusical.com/

Tap-dancing Hobbits! The Ballad of Saruman! Bilbo Bee-Bop!

:rolleyes:

KICK -SS!

w00t!


Bring it to NYC baby!