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Thursday, June 7, 2012


Okay, all you ALIEN lovers out there, get your Broadway binoculars cleaned and your pulse rifles ready.  It's time for the bio-mechanical black-tie event of the decade (well, at least for the week anyway).  Just in time for the release of PROMETHEUS, we have a great little musical version of of the perennial favorite and undisputed sci-fi/horror classic, ALIEN.  It's appropriately called (no, you didn't guess) ALIENS: THE MUSICAL.

Yes, just when you thought some things cannot be musical...think again!  Just when you thought some things were far too other-worldly and alien for Broadway adaptations...think again!  The title song--"Far Away From LV426" will actually grow on you (or should I say, in you) like...well, like a facehugger gestating in your chest, erupting in a bloody crescendo of song, but not dance, leaving you writhing on the floor, fighting for your bloody life.  Okay, maybe that metaphor is a little extreme, but it's certainly appropriate for the circumstances.

The music, lyrics, and video editing for ALIENS: THE MUSICAL are done by Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan (Conan the Barbarian: The Musical, and Off-Broadway's Silence! The Musical.)  In this sure-to-be new classic, Newt and Ripley sing "Far Away From LV426".  The word is that "They sing at night, mostly."  Reminisce all means...enjoy!  Oh,and sing along too, if you like!

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