Lin-Manuel Miranda is presently an Oscar shy of incomes an EGOT and is chargeable for ushering in a brand new wave of what’s attainable within the realm of musical theatre. “In The Heights,” “Hamilton,” and even “Convey it On! The Musical” are stuffed to the brim with banger after banger, however there is a sure tone and power to his work that does not precisely match the sting of “The Warriors.” This can be a story proudly coated in blood, sweat, and filth, and LMM’s work has a crispness that always crosses into corniness that may not meld. Then once more, LMM is the kind of artistic who is continually stunning me, like his improbable (and grounded) movie adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s “Tick, Tick…BOOM!” I’ll gladly eat crow if LMM pulls this off, however I will firmly stay within the camp of “cautious” till he leaks a music.
Then once more, the extra I give it some thought, a musical adaptation of “The Warriors” from Lin-Manuel “We Do not Speak About Bruno” Miranda might by chance change into one thing good. As gritty as “The Warriors” is, there’s additionally an inherent campiness to the pageantry of the rival gangs and the way in which they categorical toughness. I imply, “West Facet Story” is taken into account one of many biggest musicals ever made and the entire plot is centered round rival gangs. I additionally assume he might write absolutely the hell out of a music for my favourite gang, The Lizzies, as a result of the harmonies he writes for ladies are unquestionably unimaginable. Oh my god, am I speaking myself into being on board with this?!
Regardless, it is taking place, and now we wait to see the way it all shakes out.