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Thursday, August 05, 2004

So You Thought You Might Like To Go To The Show?

Roger Waters is going to bring The Wall to Broadway as a musical.

Though this seems to make more sense as a musical than The Who's "Tommy," , since it's got a clearer story line and more theatrical feel, or the musicals strung together from unconnected songs by Billy Joel, ABBA, or Queen, I'm still calling "fraught" on this idea. Not least because it seems singularly guaranteed to reignite the Roger Waters/ David Gilmour feud, produce what might be insufferably boring new songs in the vein of most of Waters' solo catalog, and might generate the same reaction that the Billy Joel musical "Movin' Out," namely, widespread indifference.

That said, if anything can get me to go see a musical, this might be it. "The Wall" was the first CD I ever bought, and I still have it and listen to it every so often.


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