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Zombie Broadway

on August 21, 2008 - 11:14am

Cover of the comic with a man in a fedora flanked by two starlet zombies
When Zombies take over the earth (as they inevitably will), our first reaction might be to wall off cities, carpet bomb areas, or go underground. Apparently in New York, the plan is to put on a Broadway show.

David Stewart of Eurythmics fame released a graphic novel in March (2008) entitled Zombie Broadway.

That's right. You read that correctly.

The basic premise is that before the President of the United States bombs the city, the acting Mayor of New York convinces him there is another way. Apparently, Zombies have a taste for human brains, feet, livers and jazz hands.

Seems like zombies aren't so different from other New Yorkers. After all, they appreciate the theatre. In fact, music seems to be one of the few things that can tame the flesh-eating undead beings. And what better place than New York City to put on the show of a lifetime? Just keep your fingers crossed that the audience isn't eaten during the performance...

I haven't seen the comic in person, but I wonder how a story filled with musical numbers translates to the printed page. The trailer for the comic (see below) gives me the sense that it might fall a little flat, but it's an entertaining premise nonetheless. Better still, there are rumours that people are trying to turn this into a live musical production.

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