Web Crush Wednesdays: Broadway Abridged

This hilarious website sends up some of your favorite Broadway musicals by re-writing them in shorter, more honest ways.

Broadway Abridged writes out scripts with characters given names like “LATINA CHICK” (AKA Mimi Marquez of Rent) and stage directions such as “From the flyspace, enter VAUDEVILLIAN DISTRACTION”.

It’s not necessary to know the shows that are being mocked (though that certainly helps) because the humor is apparent and with just a little imagination one can easily picture what would be happening onstage.

 

 

 

(Brutal) Honesty in Advertising

I saw Nice Work if You Can Get It on Broadway this past Saturday and rather than do a full review I have come up with, what I feel, would be some accurate taglines for it.

Nice Work if You Can Get It: Just because it’s Gershwin doesn’t make it any less of a jukebox musical!

Nice Work if You Can Get It: See Matthew Broderick playing Matthew Broderick playing Leo Bloom in some side story to The Producers!

Nice Work if You Can Get It: Kelli O’Hara pretending she isn’t pretty and graceful!

Nice Work if You Can Get It: Wow, Jennifer Laura Thompson can make me sit through almost anything!

Nice Work if You Can Get It: Where talented performers are so poorly utilized it’s criminal!

Nice Work if You Can Get It: Why let the audience members make up their own minds when we can SHOUT OUR CONCLUSIONS at them?

Nice Work if You Can Get It: That got reeeaaalllyyyy uncomfortably close to incest there.

Nice Work if You Can Get It: Love is really about how much someone aggravates you.

Nice Work if You Can Get It: Bet you wish you were still seeing Billy Elliot in this theater, huh?