The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ MISERY indeed...

Honey Buzz ~ MISERY indeed...

Hoo boy. 

Bringing to mind a podcast we did sometime last year exploring Horror Musicals, we made mention of a book on the subject entitled Not Since Carrie a book by Ken Mandelbaum that describes and analyzes various flops throughout Broadway history, including the infamous Carrie: The Musical. Horror musicals are a creature in and of themselves. Some are amazing... and play off of the camp and humor hidden within the stories (Evil Dead: The Musical), or they're lightened by only a small measure of comedy (Sweeny Todd). 

When I think of Stephen King's Misery, I don't immediately thing "OMG, this totes needs a musical adaptation! Maybe there will be dancing pigs... Lion King style!!"


However, according to THR, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures begs to differ and will be bringing an adaptation of the Stephen King novel to Broadway. To play the lead, romance writer Paul Sheldon, they have enlisted the perfect fitBruce Willis. Brucie hasn't been near an off-Broadway stage since the early 80s. Yes, he's had a blues band...  and he's kind of an actor... but Imma let that all sink in for the theatre geeks.

Misery will mark Willis' Broadway debut opposite stage veteran Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities, House of Cards) as Annie Wilkes. The play was written by two-time Academy Award winner William Goldman (The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid). Goldman also wrote the screenplay for the 1990 film, so that's at least something... I think.

Bruce has been phoning it in for film performances at an alarming rate in recent years (check out Sci-Fi Honey's review of VICE here), and by all accounts, he's also been pulling some serious diva bullshit on set. Is Bruce trying to get his mojo back by hitting the stage? Only time, and box office, will tell. Thankfully, it's only going to be a play, and not a musical... but wouldn't that be hilarious?

Now, won't you all join me for a rousing chorus of "Cockadoodie Brat!" ?? No? That's what I thought. 
You're a cockadoodie brat, Bruce.