A. What was SE ‘s “blonde- no nothing” doing at this Premiere? Accepted she is a a ” big name” ( i.e. celebrity) but - hello- she also has work ( in the “Hazes” musical,ok she is mis - cast and must hate that most people are coming for the male lead and hardly know that she is in it,and yes,this is ” no -show” girl) still, both SE and CE have a responsibllity - or should have - towards their audiences!
As to the show; once upon a time Broadway made new musicals which when succesful were eventually turned into movies. Now it works the other way with the result that any fllm that makes serious money at the box- office is in danger of being musicalised.
This show is a Typical example of what can happen when an amusing, one- joke, 100 minute comedy is turned into a loud,overblown and long - two and a half hours- fiasco. So how long before we get “Harry Potter- The Musical” do you reckon?