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Friday, August 1, 2008

MD Poll: Remake! The Musical

With the recent remake news of such films as Fame, My Fair Lady and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, this week's MD Poll asks the question, "What movie musical would you like to see remade?"

Your choices include such notorious big budget bombs as A Chorus Line, The Wiz, A Little Night Music, Mame, Man of La Mancha and Hello, Dolly! All of these films failed, in part, due to their miscasting ... could they fare better with a more appropriate leading man or leading lady? Preferably, one who can sing? (Sorry, Lucy, Liz and Peter.)

Other possibilities -- Annie Get Your Gun, Carousel and Gypsy -- could prove worthwhile showcases for the stars -- Reba McEntire, Hugh Jackman and Patti LuPone -- who have recreated the roles to critical acclaim on stage in recent years.

And although the final contender, Cabaret, is a certified movie classic, a version that more closely adhered to the original stage version could make a good argument for a remake (especially if Alan Cumming reprised his Tony Award winning role as the Emcee).

Make your pick and place your vote in the poll located in the sidebar to your right. Results will be revealed in two weeks.

UPDATED: This poll is now closed; click here for the results, and click here to vote in the latest MD Poll.

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