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Run-D.M.C. ... the Broadway musical? You be illin'!



Run-DMC-s03 Footloose on stage? That worked out okay. Valley Girl or Heathers on Broadway? Feels like a stretch. But the story of Run-D.M.C. as a musical? That's tricky, tricky, tricky, triiiicky.

Variety says Paula Wagner (Mission: Impossible, The Last Samurai) is meeting with Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels this week to pursue the idea of turning the legendary hip-hop act into the next Tony Award wannabe. (Jam-Master Jay died in 2002.) The three are in New York to check out other musicals on Broadway in search of inspiration.

"I feel their story lends itself perfectly to the stage," Wagner told Variety. "This project has been a passion of mine for some time and I couldn't be more thrilled to be working with them."

We're taking suggestions for names for the musical. Some of the obvious picks based on song titles: Walk This Way, Run's House and of course Hollis Crew.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:52pm]


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