Get ready, homos, because Sleepless in Seattle is coming all over Broadway. Oh I know, it feels like I’ve waited my whole life for this moment.
Composer-lyricist Leslie Bricusse and book writer Jeff Arch, who penned the story and co-wrote the screenplay of the 1993 romantic comedy, are at work on a stage musical adaptation. Bricusse, whose credits include Broadway tuners (“The Roar of the Greasepaint — The Smell of the Crowd”) and pics such as “Doctor Dolittle”(1967) and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971), has so far written 18 songs for “Sleepless in Seattle — The Musical,” according to the producer. The script is about half finished. [Variety]
This is the easiest job in the world. Writing rhymes about a pre-existing story that don’t even have to make sense, just fit that gay Broadway melody that isn’t even really a melody. Really, it’s just flamboyant shouting with vibrato. Anyway, Sleepless in Seattle opens 2010, and getting dragged to it is grounds for divorce. In fact, even if you’re gay I gotta think that’s a dealbreaker.