The Muppets Take Broadway?
Apparently life is considering imitating art again:
Disney Theatrical Prods. has quietly initiated early explorations of a live stage show featuring the Muppets, commencing late last month with a short but elaborate presentation directed by Alex Timbers.
I’m already sold. If you won’t give me a reboot of The Muppet Show for the 21st century where I can have the Muppets do SNL versions of The Voice and Justin Timberlake guest stars, then at least give me this.
The brief showcase, staged May 31 at Disney’s New Amsterdam Theater for a group of DTP staffers and a handful of others connected to the potential project, incorporated a handful of sets and more than 85 Muppets in an experiment intended to reveal whether it would even be feasible to present the Muppets in a live theatrical context, juggling puppetry needs with audience sightlines and all the other physical demands of legit theater.
This is still only in the development phase, but if anyone is asking my opinion, the answer is BRING IT ON BITCHES. I don’t care if this is just Disney doing the Boradway thing that’s worked for The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast and other money making properties. These people are offering MUPPETS ON BROADWAY.
HERE, TAKE MY MONEY!! TAKE IT!! TAKE IT!!!!
(Besides, then The Muppets would be invited to perform at the Tonys. Hello, Neil Patrick Harris and The Muppets, live on stage together? Can I just die from the awesome now?)