Sleepless In Seattle is becoming the latest in an increasingly long line of movies being turned into stage musicals.
Recently, the likes of Shrek, Legally Blonde, High Fidelity - no, really - and Billy Elliot have all hit the boards. Some, like Hairspray, have even gone so far that they’ve come back around the other way.
And with Spider-Man on the way, it would appear that no film is safe from the lure of theatre’s money-thrusting tourist thrall.
But there are some films that probably still shouldn’t get stripped down and stuffed with production numbers.
Fling open the curtains! Light the lights! Wait for the howls of horror or the hoots of derision to begin…
On Film: Larry Clark’s unflinching, cast-with-newcomers/unknowns portrait of life on the poverty-stricken streets of New York.
Telly (Leo Fitzpatrick) is a teen on a mission: deflower as many virgins as he can, HIV crisis be damned.
On Stage: Kids! The Musical is basically Rent, but without the uplifting spirit that Jonathan Larson’s rocky update of La Boehme possesses.
And more AIDS references. If that’s possible.
Likely Lyric: “He’s the virgin… Surgeon! The virgin… Surgeon! He’ll sleep with any girly, he’ll leave the bedroom early, he’ll gift them with the threat of death, the virus-laden burden…”