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First look at the Batman stage play, no one injured yet

04.12.2011

Because the Spider-Man musical is going SO well, surely a stage play focusing on Batman would be less cursed, right?

Well, I hope so for the sake of those behind Batman Live. Despite the superhero play stigma after half the cast of Spider-man has been injured while performing, it's pushing ahead with a similar concept.

We have the first look at the play below, and it looks like the costumes are going to be fairly traditional, albeit a bit snazzed up and a wee bit reminiscent of the Joel Schumacher era.

The musical follows Dick Grayson's transition from circus performer to Batman sidekick, and features a whole host of villains seen above. Gotham City itself also plays a huge part in the production, and as you can see below, the stage is huge. How do you think it looks?

UPDATE: This is apparently not a musical. That's almost too bad. 

Extra Tidbit: I'm not ashamed to say I would totally see this.
Source: Collider

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10:07AM on 04/13/2011
Little too much mid-90's style costumes here. I wish they would just go all out and make Batman gay. Like REALLY play it up. I would be in line then.
Little too much mid-90's style costumes here. I wish they would just go all out and make Batman gay. Like REALLY play it up. I would be in line then.
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9:21AM on 04/13/2011
Definitely will try to get tickets to this.
Definitely will try to get tickets to this.
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8:02AM on 04/13/2011
Lol @ the Title.
Lol @ the Title.
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1:59AM on 04/13/2011
Nolan should film this in IMAX so everyone can see how shit batman is in 70mm
Nolan should film this in IMAX so everyone can see how shit batman is in 70mm
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11:08PM on 04/12/2011
Did Joel Schumacher do this??
Did Joel Schumacher do this??
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9:36PM on 04/12/2011
is that hayden christensen as robin lol?
is that hayden christensen as robin lol?
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9:09PM on 04/12/2011

2x before they tried

15 yrs on bdwy but when Dance of the Vampire died at the B.o. Bats got cnacelled. Then 5 yrs ago with Burton. Check out Meatloaf Bat out of Hell 3, Song written by Jim Steinman was the soundtrack to Bats Bdwy show. The songs got reused here cause Jim couldn't come up with anything for the CD.
15 yrs on bdwy but when Dance of the Vampire died at the B.o. Bats got cnacelled. Then 5 yrs ago with Burton. Check out Meatloaf Bat out of Hell 3, Song written by Jim Steinman was the soundtrack to Bats Bdwy show. The songs got reused here cause Jim couldn't come up with anything for the CD.
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8:24PM on 04/12/2011
NOT GAY ENOUGH!
NOT GAY ENOUGH!
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7:42PM on 04/12/2011
The production doesn't look half bad either. I'd love to see this.
The production doesn't look half bad either. I'd love to see this.
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7:05PM on 04/12/2011
This looks promising. Hopefully it's better than Spider-Man haha. Does anybody know where the play will be?
This looks promising. Hopefully it's better than Spider-Man haha. Does anybody know where the play will be?
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7:01PM on 04/12/2011

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This says more about you as a person than I could ever through postboard abuse...
This says more about you as a person than I could ever through postboard abuse...
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6:00PM on 04/12/2011
I realize that not all adaptations have to be dark and adult. But that's how I personally like my Batman. Hopefully it's more like the WB cartoon than Schumacher's nipple-fest..
I realize that not all adaptations have to be dark and adult. But that's how I personally like my Batman. Hopefully it's more like the WB cartoon than Schumacher's nipple-fest..
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5:51PM on 04/12/2011

Cool

I like it. Not every Batman story needs to be a dark story for adults.
I like it. Not every Batman story needs to be a dark story for adults.
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5:27PM on 04/12/2011

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Me neither.

I think it looks pretty cool and reminds me of the Batman show I saw at Six Flags when I was a little kid.
Me neither.

I think it looks pretty cool and reminds me of the Batman show I saw at Six Flags when I was a little kid.
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4:54PM on 04/12/2011
It's not an adaptation of Frank Miller's All-Star Batman & Robin, is it? 'Cause the only attractor for that would be hearing someone proclaim, "I'm the goddamn Batman!" onstage before a full house.
It's not an adaptation of Frank Miller's All-Star Batman & Robin, is it? 'Cause the only attractor for that would be hearing someone proclaim, "I'm the goddamn Batman!" onstage before a full house.
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4:42PM on 04/12/2011
Not bashing it but I think I would just rather watch one of those 20 minute live action shows they had at Six Flags.
Not bashing it but I think I would just rather watch one of those 20 minute live action shows they had at Six Flags.
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4:42PM on 04/12/2011
Is that supposed to be Harley Quinn or Malice?
Is that supposed to be Harley Quinn or Malice?
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4:27PM on 04/12/2011
Diggin the suits, pretty comic booky which is TOTALLY OKAY FOR A BATMAN PLAY (rhyme) Also like the different spin on the symbol on his chest. My fav will always be the black and yellow circle (all the batman stories I've written feature it) but I basically like how the play seems to have its own style down.
Diggin the suits, pretty comic booky which is TOTALLY OKAY FOR A BATMAN PLAY (rhyme) Also like the different spin on the symbol on his chest. My fav will always be the black and yellow circle (all the batman stories I've written feature it) but I basically like how the play seems to have its own style down.
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6:25PM on 04/12/2011
yeah the black and yellow was pretty key in my childhood
yeah the black and yellow was pretty key in my childhood
3:44PM on 04/12/2011
I'm over the superhero musicals. I have a bad feeling Spider-Man won't get scraped until a performer unfortunately falls and breaks their neck or worse dies.
I'm over the superhero musicals. I have a bad feeling Spider-Man won't get scraped until a performer unfortunately falls and breaks their neck or worse dies.
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3:37PM on 04/12/2011

Your source

Did you even read your source? Nowhere in the Collider article does it say this is a musical.
Did you even read your source? Nowhere in the Collider article does it say this is a musical.
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7:03PM on 04/12/2011
Strike three, Tassi - you're out...
Strike three, Tassi - you're out...
3:19PM on 04/12/2011
Batman's got so many different iterations of the character, only the most perverse can truly screw with the franchise. Looks like Adam West-meets-the Animated Series. And if it's a failure they'll just shut the thing down. Fortunately, Batman's trademark isn't swinging through the air (though he does that, too). I can see this thing being not half-bad, for people who can stand a little light entertainment with their Bats.
Batman's got so many different iterations of the character, only the most perverse can truly screw with the franchise. Looks like Adam West-meets-the Animated Series. And if it's a failure they'll just shut the thing down. Fortunately, Batman's trademark isn't swinging through the air (though he does that, too). I can see this thing being not half-bad, for people who can stand a little light entertainment with their Bats.
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3:15PM on 04/12/2011

Not a musical

I have my tickets for August here in the UK.

It isn't a musical. It has new orchestrated music in it, but it is a stage show encompassing stunts and acrobatics.

I genuinely cannot wait.
I have my tickets for August here in the UK.

It isn't a musical. It has new orchestrated music in it, but it is a stage show encompassing stunts and acrobatics.

I genuinely cannot wait.
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3:14PM on 04/12/2011

At least...

...there are no Bat-Nipples.
...there are no Bat-Nipples.
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3:13PM on 04/12/2011
I don't care for the suits, but I'm open to seeing it...
I don't care for the suits, but I'm open to seeing it...
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3:12PM on 04/12/2011

Lol...

You can't tell me this Batman hasn't plunged into this Robins batcave...
You can't tell me this Batman hasn't plunged into this Robins batcave...
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3:05PM on 04/12/2011
The Bats & Robin suits are WAY too Schumacher-y for me.
The Bats & Robin suits are WAY too Schumacher-y for me.
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3:04PM on 04/12/2011
Cool.. they used the costume from Batman and Robin. Good starting point for failure.
Cool.. they used the costume from Batman and Robin. Good starting point for failure.
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