We Cast Batman v Superman as a Rock Opera

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We Cast <i>Batman v Superman</i> as a Rock Opera

It’s A Bird…It’s A Plane…It’s Superman was a musical that stormed Broadway in 1966, netting three Tony Award nominations and heaps of critical praise. Unfortunately, the production crashed after three and a half months, setting an unfortunate precedent for musicals based on comics to suffer cruel, cruel fates. Oh, what could have been, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

But there’s always hope; the bombastic personalities and bright costumes of the superhero genre convert beautifully to the stage. And with the success of Green Day’s American Idiot and Hamilton’s hip-bravado generating buzz outside the theateratti, musicals have embraced styles and compositions built far above the foundation of Lloyd Webber, Sondheim and Gershwin (to name a few). So we’ve concocted our own alternative fantasy league devoted to casting rock operas based on superhero films. We’re not going small either.

If The Who, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, Elton John and, um, Jack Nicholson could bring Tommy to life, we’re proposing an A-list roster for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. And if our proposed production actually existed, we’re positive it’d net higher than a 2.6.