Aye, Mateys, we’re getting closer. The foredeck has been cleaned and swabbed. Now to swap the aft deck. The next bilgewater we’re going to throw over the deck concerns some questionable ideas:
- They Thought It Was a Good Idea, Take I. Playbill has a wonderful article imagining the most unexpected musicals for Broadway, especially in the light of the upcoming Spongebob Squarepants musical. Here are some examples: Cats and Thundercats, ALW’s sequel to Cats; Harrison, the hip-hop sequel to Hamilton that celebrates our 9th President; American Horror Story: Broadway; and Cosmos: The Musical by Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
- They Thought It Was a Good Idea, Take II. The team behind Into the Woods is making a new Mary Poppins musical that tells new stories, and has music by the team behind Hairspray. Should be interesting, but can it capture the magic.
- They Thought It Was a Good Idea, Take III. Reports are surfacing that beer giants AB InBev (Budweiser) and SB Miller (Miller) are getting hitched. Now I don’t drink that bilgewater that passes itself off as beer (grog’s me drink); if I did, I’d be worried about what they’ll be pissing into the can in the future.
Music: Piano Ragtime with The Dukes of Dixieland: “Bugle Call Rag” (The Dukes of Dixieland)