Monday, August 11, 2008

Dead Men Do Wear Plaid

The silver screen will soon be a little plaid: Forever Plaid, the worldwide hit musical review that first found life Off-Broadway in 1990, is now a movie. A live performance of the nostalgic tuner (about a clean cut 50's boy band who, following a tragic tour bus accident, are given one more chance to perform on Earth) was recently filmed by its creator, Stuart Ross, in preparation for a future theatrical release. David Hyde Pierce co-stars as the "celestial emcee".

Personifying the close-harmony sounds of such groups as The Four Aces, The Plaids (Sparky, Jinx, Smudge and Frankie) croon such standards as "Three Coins in the Fountain", "Heart and Soul", "Chain Gang" and "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing". Several Forever Plaid cast albumsare available, including the Christmas-themed sequel, Holiday in Plaid.

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