Monday, August 20, 2007

American (Broadway) Idol


That reality show where the Danny and Sandy from the next Broadway revival of GREASE! were going to be cast by "You - - The Television Viewer!"

Well, the Kathleen Marshall-directed revival opened last night on The Great White Way and even though the reviews are all saying it "bites the wienie, Riz", with $15 million dollars in advance ticket sales, I doubt they any of the producers are rushing to post a closing notice anytime soon.

Still, this little piece from the New York Post review did make me smile...

"The main trouble with the elected stars, Laura Osnes and Max Crumm, seems that the kind of chemistry between them could well discourage hydrogen from getting together with oxygen to make water."

Science jokes in the Entertainment section?!?



Aaron said...

Actually, the main trouble with the elected stars is that they were chosen by the Lowest Common Denominator, the American reality TV show watcher. Those fuckers can't pick a President and they can't pick broadway stars either...

They should stick to digging Fritos out of the sofa cushions, and leave casting to the folks who know what the hell they're doing.

Stephen Rader said...

Aaron - I wish I could believe that the same people who voted for their favorite "Danny" and "Sandy" on YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT also took the time to vote during the last Presidential election. I doubt it, though.

Maybe we should vote via text message for the next election. Or make each candidate sing LOOK AT ME! I'M SANDRA DEE. We gotta do something to get the public interested in actively choosing their leaders.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Now that is a brilliant insult!

Stephen Rader said...

Whim - It's not quite "What fresh Hell is this?," but it's good, isn't it? :)