Anime has recently become mainstream. The popularization of programs such as My hero university and The attack of the Titans leave the kids at your high school anime club saying you said it! However, don’t make yourself too comfortable at the cool children’s table. manga-lomaniacs. There’s another kind of nerd waiting to take your place. The children of the theater are getting ready because the new era of the musical has arrived.
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The marquee for the Broadway musical “Come From Away” as well as other Broadway marquees are seen ahead of their reopening after the Covid-19 pandemic closed in New York City on September 8, 2021. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)
In March 2020, Broadway closed its doors. Theaters across the country have gone dark and turned on their ghost lights for the foreseeable future. The performers, however, have made their way from the Great White Way to the big screen. Stage superstars Lin Manuel Miranda and Anthony Ramos appeared in theaters of the show In the heights. Snippets of the show went viral on TikTok for weeks. Do you know what that sound is? It’s the sound of musical theater that gets cool.
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NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 20: Lin-Manuel Miranda is seen on the set of “In the Heights” on June 20, 2019 in New York City.
If you still don’t believe the musical movie is the next anime, check out these five incredible shows about to hit a screen near you.
1. Everyone’s talking about Jamie
Tomorrow, September 10, your movie theater will be filled with triple threats, go see Everybody’s talking about Jamie. The show, based on a true story, follows Jamie’s journey (Max Harwood), a high school student, who is ridiculed after deciding he was going to wear a dress to the ball. This relevant musical has appeared in the West End, but has never been to Broadway, which means its premiere on Amazon Prime and in theaters in the US is going to get EVERYBODY talking about Jamie!
2.Dear Evan Hansen
The show that swept the Tony Awards in 2017, Dear Evan Hansen, arrives on screen on September 24 with the original Evan Hansen. Ben platt returns to once again play the socially anxious high school student caught in a web of lies surrounding the suicide of a classmate. If you missed seeing Platt on Broadway, don’t worry. On the 24th, you will be able to watch it “forever …” (as soon as musical theater replaces anime in the general public, everyone will have this reference).
3.Tic, Tic … Boom!
contrary to Dear Evan Hansen, Tic, Tic … Boom! does not have overwhelming modern notoriety. Now is the time for hipster theater kids to shine, because the second this movie comes out everyone will be singing the catchy songs while some will be saying over and over again that I knew it before it was popular. This incredible musical by Johnathan larson follows the life and struggles of a budding composer. The incredible story and music will hit screens on November 12th with the talented Andrew Garfield, Bradley Whitford, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexandra Shipp and many more. This movie is going to be the Tick, Tick … Best!
4.West Side Story
Okay, buckle up for a classic. West Side Story hits the screen on December 10. This classic love story based on Romeo and Juliet and set in 1950s New York City, has been a classic for years. The original musical from the movie West Side Story was released in 1961 and still remains a favorite among many. However, the new film will in no way be pale compared to the original. It will be like comparing apples and oranges. This reinvention of the show will feature powerful performers Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose and Rita Moreno. It is also directed by STEPHEN SPIELBERG. Yes. You read correctly ! A timeless musical plus the directorial styles of Stephen Speilberg? It’s a safe bet that West Side Story is about to break box office records.
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TELLURIDE, COLORADO – SEPTEMBER 03: Peter Dinklage speaks during a panel at the Telluride Film Festival on September 03, 2021 in Telluride, Colorado.
December 31, the classic but less known Cyrano will arrive in theaters. The musical explores the love triangle between Cyrano de Bergerac, Roxana and Christian de Neuvillette. The musical stars Peter Dinklage as Cyrano. Not only will music addicts come out in droves to see the film, but Game of Thrones fans will also be called out of their homes to see this adaptation of a classic. What did I tell you anime fans? Musicals are coming!
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LONDON, UK – 2020/06/19: Everybody’s Talking about Jamie sign seen at the Apollo Theater. Britain’s performing arts sector faces ruin without urgent government investment, 98 actors, directors, writers and creators have backed a letter warning of the threat to opera, theater and dance due to of the coronavirus crisis.
More are on the way
Musicals are making a comeback. The lineup for the rest of 2021 is stacked and starred. I haven’t even talked about what’s coming later. Musicals en route to screen are included The little Mermaid, 13, Mathilde, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Contest, The color purple, Guys and dolls, and so many more that, if I had to list them all, you would be here until they all came out. There are so many musical movies coming out that you’ll be hard pressed to find one where the characters don’t jump into the song.
Musical theater is officially everywhere
The popularization of musicals through films is so important. It allows the musical theater genre to be accessible to the majority of the country. While the pandemic has caused many problems, the fortuitous resurgence of musical films is a blessing. A unique genre is perpetuated and popularized while promoting the creation of new works. He opened the door to shows like Apple TV Schmigadoon. Schmigadoon is a show that perfectly combines classic Broadway sound with content that could only have been created this year.
So, get ready world. Musical theater is about to be the coolest kid in the neighborhood.
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