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Thelma and Louise: The Musical Summary
- Show Status: Shelved
- Genre: Musical
- Thelma and Louise: The Musical is 120 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
- 8 Shows per week
- Show Closes: Open ended
American female-buddy romp where two friends embark on a road trip in a 1966 Ford Thunderbird, and end up getting into a heap of trouble
Thelma and Louise: The Musical on Broadway Background
The 1991 'Thelma & Louise’ original movie screenwriter has developed Thelma and Louise: The Musical for Broadway. The original movie starred Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon and Brad Pitt and made over $45 Million at the box office. Ridley Scott and Callie Khouri wrote the movie. This was Brad Pitts' first major motion picture and in he was in his twenties at the time. Harvey Keitel even got a role in this popular film.
In the Broadway musical version, American singer-songwriter Neko Case lends her hand in the creation of the songs for this show. Case is lead singer of Canadian indie rock group the New Pornographers. Case brings a powerful, untrained contralto voice to the show and will also star in the lead role.
What’s Thelma and Louise: The Musical Like?
Thelma and Louise: The Musical is not only a feminist mainstay, but in many areas it tends to become an anti-men anthem for man-hating feminist's everywhere. Men are often portrayed in the show as violent, chauvinist pigs and the two lead female characters often appear to be at war with all the male population.
This Broadway musical version of the show attempts to lighten the mood by playing down all the man hate, but many critics believe that in far too many scenes, the feminist ideology is too just strong to allow the show to be enjoyed by anyone who may have one X chromosome and one Y chromosome.
Is Thelma and Louise: The Musical Good for Kids?
The show features some difficult scenes that involve violence, death, rape and suicide. The show may not be suitable for anyone under the age of 16 years old.
James Earl Jones Theatre
New York, NY 10019
- Neko Case
- Trip Cullman
- Halley Feiffer