The Spice Girls Musical, and Five Other '90s Artists Who Should Go Broadway
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The Spice Girls are following in the proud tradition of other musicals based off of classic pop music like The Who's Tommy and, well, mostly just The Who's Tommy. Still, we can't help but hope that this sparks a trend in other '90s musicians to get on the Broadway gravy train and develop musicals of their own.
What's that? You think that Pearl Jam is a little too "grungy" for the big stage? Um, ever hear of a little show called Rent? It doesn't get much more grungy than that. <
A Pearl Jam musical would be money in the bank. Eddie Vedder and company wouldn't even need to go through their vast discography, all they would need is "Jeremy." Imagine, a distraught mother and school officials, trying to piece together his final days before killing himself in front of his entire class. Sure, it's morbid. So's Sweeney Todd. And how great would it be to see Bernadette Peters growl like Vedder in an attempt to find closure for her son?
The Brian Setzer Orchestra
You can't talk about '90s music without delving into the baffling Swing revival of the mid-decade. Everyone was donning fedoras and Zoot suits, clocking out of their dotcom startups early so they can Jive and Wail. Brian Setzer should unabashedly steal from the plot of Footloose and write a story of a town that has banned Swing music (you have to cast John Lithgow as the mayor). Can a young rebellious teen from the big city teach this repressed town how to Swing? You'll just have to wait for the climax at the 1996 Zima Dance Off to find out!