Listen: Lin Manuel-Miranda turns ‘This American Life' story into 14-minute mini musical “21 Chump Street”
Skip to around the 20 minute mark.
This could actually be good. The show (and book series) has the right amount of camp to transfer to the stage.
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NBC, look what you did. The only way this will be worthwhile is if they don’t shy away from the raunchier lyrics (anyone who has been in a school production knows what I’m talking about.)
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I’m pleasantly surprised by this. The movie could have gone way too far with the camp (as I think the show is a really campy musical), but by the trailer, it seems to be blending the right amounts of realism and fantasy. The breaking of the fourth wall looks pretty good on camera in fact. I’m definitely more interested than I was previously.
Lots of awesome details in there. Lawrence tells EW that they’re talking to a bunch of different theater groups right now to develop it and shopping the outline to song writers. Disney has come on as a silent partner as well.
The plot currently features all the same characters and is a mix of the pilot and “My Old Lady.” Ted’s band would be featured as a sort of Greek chorus and they have a plan for how they’d bring the fantasy sequences to life. They’re not sure right now if the music will be song-writer ‘Spring Awakening’ style or sardonic ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’ style (I’d hope for the latter).
I’m surprised this is as far along as it is and that it seems pretty realistic. I was hoping they’d include some of the songs from “My Musical” but understand how it might be hard to fit that story line into a new establishing portrayal of the story.