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re: The Biggest Thing Ever to Happen?

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Jacqueline 11:03 am MST 02/10/17
In reply to: re: The Biggest Thing Ever to Happen? - Marklbetya 08:28 am MST 02/10/17

Jim is calling the shots. Everything is carried out to his order and okay'd by him. It's his script, his concept for the sets, costumes, how they split the songs...everything, really...he's plugged in all day every day. Watches every rehearsal live. I consider this Bat his show in all ways.

> The thing it most compares with to me is Whistle Down the
> Wind.
>
> I had been a fan of Meat Loaf since the original Bat, and
> having seen him many times throughout the 80's and 90's,
> as early as 1987 or so, he was hyping the sequel in his
> concerts. So with a 6 year build-up, it is difficult to
> generate the kind of buzz that a shorter build-up for a
> theater opening with a set date can build.
>
> The difference, I fear, is that it seems this could be
> done 50 years after Jim passes, as much as he seems
> involved in the current decision making. And with all the
> material being older, I don't think "important" is the
> right word.
>
> Best case scenario: This is a smash hit, running for
> years and moving to Broadway.
>
> But what does that mean for Jim professionally? We love
> him and his music already. Others will undoubtedly be
> exposed to it. And hopefully this will be the project he
> always envisioned and will have immense personal
> satisfaction. And he will get royalties. Great for him,
> but I certainly don't think that's what motivates him at
> this point. He's not suddenly going to have more doors
> open for him. He's not writing much any more at this
> point, from what I can tell. So while this may be
> important to his legacy, I wouldn't describe it as
> "important" as far as furthering his career or getting us
> access to any more of his brilliance.
>
> Whistle could have done that, had it been successful at
> the time, so I think that was possibly the most important
> project to date. It likely would have sparked an ALW-like
> catalogue of Broadway musicals and songs.
>
> > I feel like the Bat Musical is the most important Jim
> > project to happen that I can remember. I was wondering
> > what do fans older than I am remember about the feelings
> > surrounding projects like Bat 2, Pandora's Box or even Bad
> > for Good?


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