Friday, August 15, 2008

MD Poll: Mame Shall Rise Again

It's official: we all love Lucy regardless, but we all wish that she didn't do Mame. The notorious box office disaster based on the classic Jerry Herman stage musical was voted the movie musical you would most like to see remade in the latest MD Poll. There were rumors of a TV remake -- starring Cher! -- a few years back, as well as a Broadway revival with Christine Baranski, but nothing has come of those plans as of yet.

Placing second in the poll was my proposed "more faithful" adaptation of Cabaret, followed by The Wiz, preferably with a Dorothy that is still in school rather then teaching at one.

See the comments section below for the full rundown, and stay tuned for another musical-themed MD Poll, to be posted shortly.

Click here to vote in the latest MD Poll.


  1. What Movie Musical Would You Like to See Remade?

    Total votes: 70

    1. Mame - 21.4%
    2. Cabaret - 18.6
    3. The Wiz - 17.1
    4. Gypsy - 11.4
    5. A Chorus Line - 10.0
    6. Man of La Mancha - 7.1
    7. Hello, Dolly! - 5.7
    8. A Little Night Music - 4.3
    9. Carousel - 2.9
    10. Annie Get Your Gun - 1.4

    Thank you to all who voted!

    - kch

  2. Sorry I didn't see this in time to vote officially, but I can't believe no one mentioned Camelot or Guys and dolls,two wonderful musicals that suffer painfully from the casting of non signing actors. Both cut some great songs which apparently were beyond the capacities of the cast.

    Also,while perhaps not in need of a total remake, I'd love to see a movie Brigadoon which includes the lovely "Come to Me, Bend to Me" the best song in the score, inexplicably left out of the Gene Kelly version.


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