Only in East L.A. could someone pull this off… “The Beastly Bombing (or a Terrible Tale of Terrorists Tamed by Tangles of True Love)” is a new musical, given high marks by a New York Times reviewer this past week, supposedly takes the farce operetta to a new level.
The Steve Allen Theatre, part of the Center for Inuiry-West, founded by Carl Sagan and Isaac Asimov, took on the project, which started running the production in late September. Written by Roger Neill and Julien Nitzberg, it’s reportedly Mel Brooks meets Gilbert & Sullivan. The Huffington Post loved it, with Michael Simmons writing “Laughter is close to love and heroin in the painkilling department.” And several celebs have been spotted at the show, including Liev Shreiber, Diane Von Furstenberg and Paul Reiser on the night mentioned in the NY Times.
Here I thought that “Evil Dead, The Musical” was as looney as it was going to get, this one has songs entitled “Song of the Sensitive White Supremacist” and “I Hate Jews”. Running for the next four months, the show has already achieved cult status and they are in negotiations with production companies in New York for a run there.