Thursday, May 22, 2008

I can't sit idle by and watch Bruce Lee's legacy be tainted...

Bruce Lee died a young man at 32 in 1978. Before that he gave us kung-fu classics with such names as Game of Death, Fists of Fury and Enter The Dragon.

He delivered such classic lines as boards don't hit back and I have come to avenge my teacher. This doesn't concern you...scram.

And how do we repay him? Bruce Lee: Journey to the West, The musical...probably featuring a score by Bjork.

May 21, 2008 -- Does legendary martial-arts man Bruce Lee have a future on Broadway? It appears so, with the announcement yesterday by Elephant Eye Theatrical of "Bruce Lee: Journey to the West," a new musical slated for New York sometime during the 2010-11 season. (via New York Post)

I'm pretty sure the totally awesome spirit of Bruce Lee feels that you've offended the Shaolin Temple on this one.

Because folks, this is what Broadway does...

...And this is what Bruce does.

I'd like to remember 109 lb. Bruce jump kicking Kareem in a pair of ASICS, not being played by a Filipino chick from Cirque de Soleil at the Neil Simon Theater, is that too much to ask?

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Jessica Rae Writes said...

I don't even like what they did to transform Legally Blonde into a musical. Haha. More random musical knowledge: They made the porn Debbie Does Dallas into a musical.