Give our regards to Broadway, remember us to... Dr. Evil?
Yes, hard to believe, but the Great White Way may soon be home to great white sharks sporting frikkin' lasers, because according to The New York Post, Mike Meyers is in negotiations to bring "Austin Powers" to the Broadway stage as a big-budget musical production.
And you thought "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" was a weird idea.
Still, as unlikely as the idea of the swinging 60's superspy swinging his way through a song-and-dance number is, Broadway has a pretty good track record recently of turning movies into stage shows. "Spamalot," for instance, has made some major coin out of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," while "The Lion King" is one of the most popular musicals in stage history.
And another thing those movies-turned-into-plays have in common with the theoretical "Austin Powers" stage show? None of those Broadway productions starred Meyers either.
"Mike is in talks to turn 'Austin Powers' into a musical stage show," an unnamed source told the Post (we really hope it was Scott Evil.) "Mike would be heavily involved in writing the show, but he will not star in it, even though he has quite a good singing voice."
Sure he does. Well, whatever ends up happening, it won't be for a while, as Meyers is currently hard at work writing the fourth "Austin Powers" movie. For now, then, those dreams of Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Lane as Austin Powers and Dr. Evill will have to remain just that: Dreams.
Hey, stranger things have happened, even though we can't think of any right now.
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