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    Simon Stephens, who is the Tony-winning playwright behind The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, will be adapting Stephen King’s 1977 horror novel, The Shining, for the stage. It will premiere in London before eventually making it to Broadway under the direction of one of the most in-demand (and polarizing) theatre directors working today, Ivo van Hove. This will be the third Stephen King novel to receive a major stage adaptation following the disastrous Carrie musical and underwhelming Misery stage play.
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/marchershberg/2019/08/21/the-shining-could-be-coming-to–broadway/#3862c7f550ab

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    adamunc
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    I think Misery and Carrie say it all.

    It’s certainly a high-profile creative team, but Carrie was developed at the Royal Shakespeare Company for heaven’s sake, and it was a disaster. Horror is best left to film. The only successful horror musical or play I can think of off the top of my head is Sweeney Todd, and it’s debatable whether that’s really a horror piece.

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    I actually think Ivo van Hove might be able to pull this off. He seems to be good at helming dramas in which the rottenness of humanity is exposed to its very core.

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    vinny
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    If they could get him, they should get Bryan Cranston. I mean could you imagine him with the ax

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    Awardsfan1990
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    That would be awesome, but alas, Cranston will probably be considered too old for the role of Jack Torrance. Jack Nicholson was in his early forties when he played the role in the film, so ideally, they should get an actor between the ages of 35-45.

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