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He nearly pulled one over on us. In what was rapidly discovered to be an April’s Idiot joke, Lin-Manuel Miranda introduced on Sunday that he can be adapting Tommy Wiseau’s so-bad-it’s-still-very-bad-but-still-so-fun-to-watch cult basic The Room right into a Broadway musical—however followers have been fast to identify the gag.
“That is all VERY untimely, we’ll attempt it out of city in San Francisco,” Miranda tweeted, with a hyperlink to Theater Mania’s “report” on the budding stage present.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tommy Wiseau’s The Room: The Broadway Musical would star Mark Rylance as Wiseau’s character Johnny, “an everyman,” American Idol alum Justin Guarini as Johnny’s greatest pal Mark, in addition to Patti LuPone, Billy Magnussen, and Annaleigh Ashford. The possible observe record has nearly as many songs as Hamilton, with titles like “The place’s My F—ing Cash,” “Down on Guerrero Road,” and “Oh Hai, Mark.” A key artwork poster for the present has Rynalce’s face superimposed on Wiseau’s from the unique poster for The Room.
The report ends with a cheeky “Completely happy April Idiot’s Day” and Miranda himself confirmed it was a joke by responding to an offended tweet ordering him to “return to being off the grid and cease with the frustration.”
We’re just a little disillusioned this isn’t actual. Hypothetically, would the present present plastic spoons for the viewers to throw, or would we’ve got to carry our personal?