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Regina Spektor Writing Music for a Broadway Musical Based On Sleeping Beauty

Are You More Likely to See a Broadway Show If a Famous Musician Is Behind It?

Regina Spektor is headed to the Great White Way! It was announced yesterday that the famous songstress will be creating the score for a new Broadway musical inspired by Sleeping Beauty.

As a Spektor fan, this news makes perfect sense to me. Her unique brand of musical whimsy — with just a tinge of darker themes — is a great fit for the beloved fairytale. The show will reportedly be ready for the 2010-2011 Broadway season, but they're also talking about doing shows outside of Manhattan to spread the love.

I'm obviously for it, but I want to hear what you guys think about Spektor's new gig. With more and more artists helping pen musicals — i.e., Bono and The Edge doing the upcoming theatrical version of Spider-Man or Elton John doing Billy Elliot — does their involvement make you more likely to buy tickets?

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californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Wow this sounds perfect! I would love to see a Broadway musical that was inspired by Sleeping Beauty and was composed by Regina Spektor.
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
I love Broadway and I know that the composer of course makes a big difference - I would definitely watch a show composed by Regina Spektor; especially one for which she is so perfectly suited! But this is kind of a misleading question - I wouldn't watch a Broadway play/musical just because the composer is famous, but because it sounds interesting and/or because I like the musician and I think they will do a good job on the music...
tellmemorex2 tellmemorex2 8 years
Mhmm. I love me some Regina Spektor.
psterling psterling 8 years
I'd be more inclined if the musician was someone I absolutely love- like Regina Spektor! Sounds FABULOUS! That seems like a really great match too.
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
I am a big fan of Broadway and often go down to NYC to see new shows of interest. Although the composer/cast isn't as important as a good score/book would be, I can be more interested in checking something out if I like someone associated with the production. For instance, I am really excited about The Addams Family on Broadway because I would love to see Bebe Neuwirth and Nathan Lane on Broadway, but if the music sucks ... I'm not spending $100+ to see it.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
probably - yes. i've seen a lot of broadway shows in my life since i've always lived in/around NYC and i think that now i'm more likely to go if there's some tied to the production. is that bad?
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