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Sleepless in Seattle to Become Broadway Musical


"Horses, horses, horses, horses. . . ."

I hope one of the songs in the Sleepless in Seattle Broadway musical begins like that, patterned after Meg Ryan's little moment singing along to the holiday tune in her car. According to Variety, the script for Sleepless in Seattle — The Musical is about half finished, and about 18 songs have been written. The article notes, "Sticking to plot of the Sleepless pic, the new tuner follows a cross-country romance arranged by a young boy for his widowed father. Storyline will remain set in the early 1990s."

I'm glad to hear that, since I think part of the movie's greatness is that it's so quintessentially '90s — back before Internet dating made it not so unusual at all to find love 3,000 miles away (actually, before the Internet made it much easier to find people in general) and before acronyms (like Jessica's MFEO = Made For Each Other) were commonly used as text message communication. I'm not going to lie, I'll probably see this production, just to find out how on earth they do it.

What do you think? And what are some suggestions for musical numbers to include in the stage musical? Would you want to see it?

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harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 6 years
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! There are so many talented playwrights and composers out there why can't Broadway FOR ONCE take a chance on an original piece that isn't based on a movie????
redchick152 redchick152 6 years
i would watch it...i love this movie so much!
redchick152 redchick152 6 years
i would watch it...i love this movie so much!
ovenmitt ovenmitt 6 years
my only problem with this is that i still own my sleepless in seattle soundtrack from 1993(?!?) and i love love it. i'm disheartened that songs of dialogue will replace some of the greats. except for celine and clive. anyone can have them.
kscincotta kscincotta 6 years
I generally dismiss any of these musical adaptations as completely unnecessary, but for some reason, I think this could be cute. I'm visualizing some great staging potential, and I could see this working.
Countess827 Countess827 6 years
Cute!
emalove emalove 6 years
Lame.
TidalWave TidalWave 6 years
Oh, I think it would be cute
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
No. Just, no.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 6 years
Yuck. This sounds like a terrible idea.
rivrchild rivrchild 6 years
I think it sounds great!! I would be interested to hear the songs that they write from the perspectives of these characters. This movie always gets me.
stephley stephley 6 years
This sounds like an awful idea.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 6 years
Oh my goodness I always say "Horses horses horses horses" randomly!
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