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Kevin Murphy and Guest - 2014 Drama Desk Awards held at The Town Hall - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Sunday 1st June 2014

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'Heathers' Musical Fails To Recapture Majesty Of Movie Original


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With Idina Menzel's 'If/Then' scoring strong reviews following its opening on Broadway this week, the pressure was on Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy's Heathers to follow suit. The new musical is based on the much-loved 1988 movie starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater about four girls in a clique at a fictional Ohio high school.

Carly Rae Jepsen HeathersCarly Rae Jepsen At The Opening of the 'Heathers' Musical 

A cult classic, the movie regularly ranks as one of the greatest coming-of-age movies of all time, despite being a box-office failure. So far, the reviews for the musical have been decidedly mixed.

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Kevin Murphy and Mia Kirshner - 2013 SYFY Upfront Presentation - Arrivals - New York City, United States - Wednesday 10th April 2013

Kevin Murphy and Mia Kirshner
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Jaime Murray, Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Kevin Murphy, Mia Kirshner and Tony Curran

Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005) Review


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The only way to do it would be with kitsch, and sure enough this musical remake/spoof of the infamous 1936 exploitation film Reefer Madness is packed to the gills with kitschy humor. How you feel about the film will depend on your tolerance for extremely broad humor, hammy overacting, and songs about the Five and Dime. Some legitimate talent is attached here, which helps to detract from the gawky unwatchability of lead Christian Campbell, but on the whole it comes off as a punchline in search of a joke.
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