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  • Brayden Fitzsimmons
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    The Christina Aguilera and Cher starring movie musical Burlesque will be the latest film to be adapted for the stage.

    The stage musical adaptation is due to open at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey in Autumn 2020, prior to a planned Broadway transfer in Spring 2021.
    
    http://theatrefan.co.uk/burlesque-stage-musical-announced/

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    adamunc
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    Look what Moulin Rouge hath wrought.

    I’ll be floored if this ever sees the lights of Broadway. The basements of Paper Mill are littered with would-be Broadway transfers.

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    I’ve never seen Burlesque, but I’m aware that it’s one of several movie musicals from the 21st century that garnered Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical despite receiving less than stellar reviews from critics.

    Here is a review of the film from Musical Hell.
    Burlesque: Musical Hell Review #42

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    It was only nominated for a Golden Globe because the voters thought Cher might come to one of their parties then.

    I made it through ten minutes of the movie. It was excruciatingly wretched.

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    Never saw the movie, but I heard it’s the type of movie that only die-hard fans of the artists involved would actually like. The movie was both a critical and commercial bomb, so what on Earth makes them think this could translate well to Broadway? Moulin Rouge! is at least doing well at the box office despite its mixed critical reception because it already had a built-in fanbase thanks to the critical, commercial, and awards success of the original film. But Burlesque? It’s fanbase is practically nonexistent, unless they’re the type of people who have shrines devoted to either Cher or Christina Aguilera in their bedrooms.

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