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17 Again: The Musical

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17 Again: The Musical#1
Posted: 11/8/14 at 11:19pm
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17 Again: The Musical#2
Posted: 11/8/14 at 11:25pm
Hmmm, this could work. Wasn't a fan of the movie though.
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17 Again: The Musical#2
Posted: 11/8/14 at 11:37pm
The Zac Efron movie?

How random.
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17 Again: The Musical#3
Posted: 11/9/14 at 12:34am
I really didn't like that movie either. But maybe they'll class it up with some good music.
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17 Again: The Musical#4
Posted: 11/9/14 at 6:46am
Oh, good Lord.
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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17 Again: The Musical#5
Posted: 11/9/14 at 2:45pm
^^^ lol.

How about Saved by the Bell: The College Years/The Musical?

Just as some can't get into jukebox musicals…these random movie-based productions are just something I can't get into.
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17 Again: The Musical#6
Posted: 11/9/14 at 3:17pm
They should have made freaky friday into a musical instead of this
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17 Again: The Musical#7
Posted: 11/9/14 at 3:48pm
The rights to "Freaky Friday" are in weird musical limbo- Mary Rodgers had held them as creator, then I believe Pasek and Paul had a hand in it. If I'm not mistaken, there's some sort of ownership snag that keeps the show from ever actually coming to fruition.

Doing "17 Again" may be the workaround for the concept.
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17 Again: The Musical#8
Posted: 11/9/14 at 10:45pm
Disney's got Freaky Friday on the docket.
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17 Again: The Musical#9
Posted: 11/9/14 at 11:52pm
I thought I heard Tom Kitt was doing Freaky Friday.
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Posted: 11/10/14 at 12:48am
lol it sounds like every composer and their mom is doing freaky friday
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17 Again: The Musical#11
Posted: 2/27/15 at 4:55am
Darren Criss is going to star in the reading.
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Posted: 2/27/15 at 9:15am
Not a horrible casting choice, atleast he fit the type for this one.

Was a big fan of the movie when it originally was released, I wonder who could be playing who?

First thought with this casting was Craig Bierko as the older Criss, Steve Rosen as the best friend, Caissie Levy as the wife (I guess she is old enough now for this?), Andy Mientus & Jenn Damiano as the son and daughter, Derek Klena as the daughter's boyfriend...did anyone else think about this?
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17 Again: The Musical#13
Posted: 2/27/15 at 10:30am
^Yup thats the cast
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Posted: 2/27/15 at 9:27pm
how Derek Klena keeps getting work... is beyond me
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17 Again: The Musical#15
Posted: 2/28/15 at 12:54am
And still no Coming To America musical

Also 17 Again was a mild hit, not really something to bank on and I'm pretty sure it's not a cult classic

I really see this going EXACTLY like the Big musical 20years ago
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17 Again: The Musical#16
Posted: 2/28/15 at 12:58am
Derek Klena is one of my favorite new-ish Broadway actors on the scene. He wasn't showcased properly at ALL in Bridges and Wicked is, well, Wicked. He was phenomenal in Dogfight back at Second Stage and very good in Carrie as well. Go Derek!

How Max Crumm keeps getting work..... THAT is the real question.
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17 Again: The Musical#17
Posted: 10/21/20 at 2:15am

This show will get its premiere in Japan in 2021:

https://horipro-stage.jp/stage/17again2021/

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Posted: 10/21/20 at 7:11am

Fan123 said: "This show will get its premiere in Japan in 2021:

https://horipro-stage.jp/stage/17again2021/
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I've never understood shows premiering in foreign-language productions. If it's presumably an out-of-town tryout, why would you workshop the show in a language you don't speak?

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Posted: 10/21/20 at 8:13am

Alex Kulak2 said: "Fan123 said: "This show will get its premiere in Japan in 2021:

https://horipro-stage.jp/stage/17again2021/
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I've never understood shows premiering in foreign-language productions. If it's presumably an out-of-town tryout, why would you workshop the show in a language you don't speak?
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To quote a song from "The Wedding Singer"..."it's all about the green"

"The 54th Street[theatre] had a rep as. . .where old musicals went to die." -Smaxie
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Posted: 10/21/20 at 8:43am

fashionguru_23 said: "Alex Kulak2 said: "Fan123 said: "This show will get its premiere in Japan in 2021:

https://horipro-stage.jp/stage/17again2021/
"

I've never understood shows premiering in foreign-language productions. If it's presumably an out-of-town tryout, why would you workshop the show in a language you don't speak?
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To quote a song from "The Wedding Singer"..."it's all about the green"
"

I figured that's part of it, as well as the fact that Japan has been handling the pandemic much better and is in a better place to reopen it's theatres than the United States. What I don't get is why premiere the show there? They do want to bring it stateside at some point, right? Why test the show out on an audience that's culture and theatregoing habits are so radically different from America?

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17 Again: The Musical#21
Posted: 10/21/20 at 10:01am

It's as simple as there is someone paying for a Japanese production and there isn't anyone paying for an English production. Opening somewhere (LITERALLY anywhere) is miles better than just never opening because you're waiting for the money to come in. If it's a hit there, they might end up getting someone to pay for a Broadway production. If it isn't a hit, at least they have a big production before delivering everything to MTI.

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Posted: 10/21/20 at 8:41pm

Eastern style musicals in Japan have been popular there for quite some time. There's a whole company there, Shiki Theatre Company that has produced many big Broadway shows such as Wicked and Lion King among many others. Hell, I believe they have or had at least a purpose theatre for Cats.  It may seem a bit of a stretch but, if there is a market there, why not take advantage of it if offered. 

As for Broadway shows doing an international try out? Look at An American In Paris, they did their out of town run in Paris before setting up shop on Broadway. 

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17 Again: The Musical#23
Posted: 10/22/20 at 12:04am

Are Zachary and Weiner still attached to the project? If so, this is quite the year for them overseas, even in the midst of a pandemic (their First Date just had a Russia production and will have a London livestream soon with Samantha Barks). 

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17 Again: The Musical#24
Posted: 10/22/20 at 6:18pm

Zachary and Weiner are credited on the Japanese site. Broadway Records also just released a recording of their Secondhand Lions score.


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