We have run through all the great movies of the 80’s, minus Labyrinth. All major rock icons now have their own show. Warren Buffet got one for Jimmy, too. Just kidding. Seriously, though – Disney kinda chilled out after Frozen. Now, Hamilton is doing great on TV, five shows a day!
Boardgames. That is where we are headed next. Monopoly. Life. Chutes and Ladders. Candyland is Julie Taymors next dream child. What’s missing? Great books. Classic family games set The what and where. Who, why and how ? Some brilliant mind is going to have to tackle that one, although I’m guessing with Monopoly, Mr.Monopoly himself is going to be the leading man and the storyline might have something to do with getting out of jail.
Great librettos have been missing for a while now, or have they just been hiding. Waiting in the dark of some genius’ moleskin for the right ideas to join up with, or are we really just a lot less discerning in what we accept as true Musical Theater? Unfortunately I do not have these answers. One might find them in the ROI of Hamilton or Waitress or Disney’s willingness to take Broadway to stream service. I’ve always been much better singing than with numbers, though, so, I’ll let you do the math.
Oh, and if Monopoly makes it to Broadway, please send my share in real cash. Thanks for playing!
Arrivederci Roma. Muah.