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  1. American Psycho Musical Coming to the US Sadly Won’t Bring Matt Smith With It

    What rhymes with "I need to return some videotapes?"

    Brett Easton Ellis' novel American Psycho criticizes self-obsessed New Yorkers, so it only makes sense that after a UK run starring Matt Smith a musical adaptation of the book will move off-Broadway next year. Actors of New York, start practicing dancing in raincoats now.

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  2. Christopher Walken Will Play Captain Hook In NBC’s Live Peter Pan Musical, Kristen Bell Was Almost Peter

    This ticking crocodile is your birthright!

    In case there was any doubt in your mind that NBC's upcoming series of live musicals was designed purely to create television events so fantastically bizarre that people will trample each other trying to livetweet them, then listen to this new casting news: in December, the role of Captain Hook in Peter Pan will be played by Christopher Walken. Yes, you read that correctly. We also came really close to Veronica Mars' Kristin Bell as Peter.

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  3. There’s An Alternate Universe Where John Mayer Wrote a The Princess Bride Musical

    "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world..." ["Your Body Is a Wonderland" plays in the distance.]

    The Princess Bride is already getting a stage production, but in a recent interview director Rob Reiner revealed that musician John Mayer, among others, already took a crack at musicalizing what many consider to be one of the most perfect—certainly one of the most quotable—movies ever made. But it was not as the Broadway gods wished.

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  4. High School Cancels Performance of Spamalot For “Inappropriate Content” (aka A Wedding Of Two Men)

    But what about the curtains???

    No doubt the theater nerds at South Williamsport Junior Senior High School in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania were excited to learn that they'd be performing the hit musical Spamalot next spring, because if there's one thing I remember from being a high school theater nerd, it's that there's a lot of Monty Python overlap there. Well, too bad, nerds! You're not allowed. No more singing from the diaphragm-a-lot for you.

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Doctor Doom As an ’80s Pop Sensation

    Nice shades.

    Rocky Davies also did 80s album covers for the Joker, the Xenomoprh, and Shredder. "You know, like Doom tried to do some good PR and produce an upbeat pop album," says the artist. "It has hits like 'Latveria, Why Latveria?' and 'Doom Done Did It Again' and 'Four Coffins' and 'Chrome Dome.'"

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  6. Stephen Sondheim Goes Into Damage Control Mode Following Tales of Disneyfied Into the Woods

    I smell BS.

    Last week musical nerds clutched their hands to their bosoms and wailed unto the sky when word hit the 'web of Stephen Sondheim saying the movie version of Into the Woods is being hacked and slashed at by Disney until it resembles something appropriate for children. Only now Sondheim has released a statement saying his original quotes were taken out of context.

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  7. Ladies of YouTube: Kate Wetherhead’s Pulling Back the Broadway Curtain with Heart and Humor

    "You root for her, and you want to punch her a little."

    As a platform, YouTube has opened up new opportunities for filmmakers, writers, pop culture critics, and other creative talents to share their work with the world. In this new series Ladies of YouTube, I sit down with writers, camera women, and prominent personalities to discuss their work as well as the advantages and disadvantages of YouTube culture.

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  8. True Blood Hasn’t Quite Reached Its True Death, Might End Up as a Musical

    Beel! Sookeh! Beel! Sookeh!

    The last season of True Blood starts this Sunday, but fangbangers dreading their show's demise might have something else to look forward to: A musical.

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  9. A Ridiculously Comprehensive History of Sailor Moon – Part 1: Made In Japan

    In the Name of the Moon, I will meticulously describe things to you!

    Between Viz Media's recent remastered release of the original mid '90s anime, the upcoming 26-episode reboot set to hit the Internet in three weeks, and the ridiculous amounts of merchandise now for sale, it has never been a more exciting time to be a Sailor Moon fan. In honor of the new series, The Mary Sue will be taking a look at how Sailor Moon has grown over the past 20 years--starting, of course, with all the awesome Japanese stuff most of us couldn't get at as kids.

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  10. Singing Plants and Sweet Transvestites: Top 10 Best Geeky Musicals

    Once More With Feeling

    Comic books, science-fiction dystopias, and B-movies of the 1960s are not obvious subjects for Broadway musicals, but geek culture and the Great White Way have intersected with surprising frequency throughout the years. A few weeks ago, ABC announced a new musical comedy Galavant which promises to satirize medieval legends and the knight’s quest. In honor of Galavant, here is a countdown of my top 10 geek musicals.

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