Will "Don't Stop the Carnival" ever come back to the stage?

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Will "Don't Stop the Carnival" ever come back to the stage?

Post by fins2theleft »

i'd love to see it! its one of my favorite albums. i wanna see it live. even tho i'd love to see Jimmy in it, i know that's probably not going to happen. but i'd still love to see the play. im a theater buff!
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I agree Kelli!
I would love to see it too :D

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Re: Will "Don't Stop the Carnival" ever come back to the stage?

Post by RinglingRingling »

supposedly it was being held up by Herman Wouk still drawing breath. Am guessing that now, it's turned into a far back-burner project with the casinos and the like.

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Post by DiverDan »

I wonder if Herman Wouk was happy with the way the play turned out. I noticed that in his latest book "The Language God Talks" on the page where they list Fiction, NonFiction and plays, they list "Don't Stop the Carnival" as a book, and "The Traitor", The Caine Mutiny Court Martial" and "Nature's Way" as plays, but they don't say anything about DSTC as a play. In the introduction to "Don't Stop the Carnival", Wouk talks kind of positively about them getting together and working on the play. That was dated 1998 though.

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Re: Will "Don't Stop the Carnival" ever come back to the stage?

Post by Skibo »

Probably won't see in in NYC ever. I doubt that it would have the staying power. It could show up on a cruise ship or possibly a buffett licensed casino, but i doubt that anyone would ever spend the money to produce it again. It's a fun story with good music, it would be a great show for HS drama guilds to perform.
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