Back to the Future is becoming a stage musical, according to a report out today, so what other '80s fantasy flicks can we picture in a Broadway context?
The AP's Mark Kennedy reported today that the movie's original director, Robert Zemeckis, is working on a stage musical of the 1985 story of Marty McFly's return to the '50s thanks to the time-traveling DeLorean built by Doc Brown. Zemeckis will cowrite the book and music, and lyrics will be provided by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard. The musical is set to open in London in 2015.
We can already see it making its way to Broadway starring a young kid from Juilliard as Marty in his Broadway debut and Nobert Leo Butz as Doc Brown. But what other 80s fantasy movies would make good musicals? Let's look into this, imaging their hit songs, their trademark pieces of stagecraft, and whether anyone has actually thought about doing this.
Hit song: "Andy, You Goonie," a duet between between bully Troy and Andy, in which Andy rejects him and accepts that she, in fact, is a Goonie.
Wondrous piece of stagecraft: Why of course, the big pirate ship that dominates the stage in the climax.
Could this really happen? A Goonies musical is reportedly in the works, but now that Cyndi Lauper, who wrote the Goonies theme song, is a Tony-winning songwriter for Kinky Boots we think she should definitely be on board.