Playbill Poll Results: Your Ideas for Sequels

News   Playbill Poll Results: Your Ideas for Sequels In this poll we asked you to come up the plot for a sequel to any famous play or musical.

In this poll we asked you to come up the plot for a sequel to any famous play or musical.

Here is a selection of the results. Playbill On-Line thanks all those who participated.

From Heather:
In a sequel to Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring In 'Da Funk, the focus of the show is Savion Glover's enormos BALLET ability, as opposed to TAP ability. The title of this work is Bring In Da Swan, Bring In Da Lake.


From: JaneBer:
SOLITUDE: In this sequel to "Company," Bobby has finally found the woman of his dreams. Unfortunately, all his "good and crazy" married friends are now divorced or widowed-and loving it. Songs include, "Side," "Another Person," "Being Dead," and "Getting Unmarried Today" ("Go, can't you go, I stopped loving you five years ago/So scat, get your hat, I'll play Rhett to your Scarlett...")


From Seth A. Marquette, St. Cloud, MN:
I would like to give my brief sequel plot to RENT...
Regaining strength, Roger and Mimi are forced to find jobs within the city to pay their for their AZT. Under Joanne's suggestion, Mimi applies for a retail clerk position in Bloomingdales. Seeming her clothing is remarkably similar to that of a certain section in the store, Mimi is hired as a live mannequin. Here she is able to work her way into management, eventually becoming a share-holding partner in the company.
Meanwhile, Roger's song is heard from a Dreamworks producer and recorded immediately. It hits up to #2 in the charts.
A large amount of the money from both of their successes is donated to AIDS research which is cured in the year 2007. Thankfully Mimi and Roger were able survive until then. Once cured, they both move to Anchorage, Alaska to open a non-elevator music related clothing store.
From Dave Wiethop:
"Jerry's Girls II"
Five years after Dolly Gallagher Levi marries Horace Vandergelder, the seedbroker dies and leaves her his immense fortune. She moves to New York and begins hosting party after party to overcome her grief, befriending Broadway star Vera Charles in the process. Soon, Dolly finds her long-lost and recently departed brother's son, Patrick, on her doorstep. Dolly cares for him while traveling the world and later keeps him informed of her financial ups and downs through letters to his boarding school.
Patrick marries Pegeen and they have a son who soon travels the world with his great-aunt. Patrick soon finds his marriage to be a farce, divorces Pegeen and moves to the south of France. He meets drag performer Albin, who cares for Patrick's son as if the boy is his own. The boy grows into a man and horrifies Patrick and Albin by announcing his marriage to a woman.
This could run for YEARS !


From Erin Zimmerman:
Although I believe that the wonderful force and effect of Billy Wilder/Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Sunset Boulevard" would only be diminished by an entire sequel, I would like to suggest the following alternate ending.
After Norma Desmond's final reprise of "With One Look" and her black and white film still, the stage goes completely black while the mansion set is cleared away. A muted light then comes up on a small, shabby room in Hollywood's Alto Nido Apartments, where a silhouetted figure sits on a rickety Murphy Bed typing busily. As the lights come up, we see that the shadowy figure is none other than Joe Gillis, who is alive and well. He says the last two words of his composition out loud--"THE END"--and excitedly rips the sheet from his typewriter. He has finally written the story that will make him a Hollywood legend.
As he gloatingly peruses his beloved manuscript, we hear a light soprano humming in the next room. Just then, the actress playing "Betty Schaefer" appears. She is obviously making preparations to go out. When she sees Joe still at the typewriter, she is annoyed.
"Haven't you worked on that enough for one day? You haven't even dressed yet," she scolds, searching for his tie. "You know we promised your uncle and aunt that we'd be at their house by seven. I don't want to upset your Aunt Norma--you know how touchy she is. Despite her unhealthy attachment to you, I don't think she likes me very much." "Of course she does," answers Joe casually. "So does Uncle Max. They're just a bit formal, that's all. They'll look at us differently when my script is filmed, and I'm a huge Hollywood success story. You'll see."
"What's this about anyway?" asks Betty, thumbing through the manuscript. "You've never even let me see it."
Joe stumbles over his answer. "It's just a fairy tale," he says casually. "Be careful with it--it took me weeks to dream up that plot."
As he dresses, Joe begins to search for something. "Betty," he calls as the curtain begins to fall, "where the devil is my gold cigarette case?"


From: Toni Paul:
What would happen in the sequel to Beauty and the Beast. Would Lumiere and the feather duster get married? Do the Beast and Belle have a bad marriage. What ever happens to Maurice? When does Gaston's funereal take place?


From: stevemr:
RENT:
Mimi finally DOES die.


You can still submit additions to this poll by e-mailing your ideas to robert_viagas@playbill.com.

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