Stephon Marbury is still hanging out in China, where he played basketball well enough to get a statue made for him, and he is now acting in a musical based on his life. The musical is called I Am Marbury, obviously.
My father didn't own any rock records. He had original cast recordings of Broadway shows. That was his thing, that's what we heard around the house. My twin sister Sam really took to musicals. I liked some but never caught the bug. Eventually, they drove me nuts.
Magic/Bird has premiered on Broadway, and, according to NPR's Mike Pesca, it underwhelmed. So Pesca, on this week's excerpt from Slate's Hang Up and Listen podcast, envisions—and, uh, sings—his ideal basketball musical. It's a wild ride. Join us, won't you?
The film was always about boxing, but it's also a love story. "Stallone said he had long thought that a musical transfer for the 1976 Oscar-winning drama was a good idea, in particular if its romantic side was amped up." Given the dreadful state of boxing's heavyweight division, the Klitschkos are probably just…
A Rocky musical has just been picked up by European producers. It'll play in Germany next year, then head to New York in 2013:
The New Yorker's faux musical savant, Ben Greenman, used the Gunslinger as his latest subject. Love this verse: And now, the present precipice/I just can't say what happens next/Will I suit up for the Vikings?/Did I send explicit texts?[NewYorker]
Say what you will about former Deadspin hockey wonk, Greg Wyshynski, but the man always seems to find some sort of tie-ins between hockey and homosexuality. This week, Puck Daddy delves into the motivation for "Hockey: The Musical!", which is having its big bawdy debut at the Toronto Fringe Festival. Here's the plot: